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“water was clear, stuff expensive” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of West Island

West Island
Ranked #21 of 86 things to do in Sanya
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Shanghai, China
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“water was clear, stuff expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014 via mobile

we drove there by a 7 minute speedboat ride, hoping to have a good swim, maybe dive, snorkeling… turns out divinng was either closed or 200-500 yuan, it was extremely confusing and we rented a spot on a beach, but it was pretty full so we could hardly snorkel… all in all the island wasnt a nice experience for me. If it were planned what u could do there, it eould be much better. u also have to take the train or rent bikes there to get around.

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English first
Guangzhou, China
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“ok island”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

i pay the 160 rmb for visiting the island ,fishing ,dive ,BBQ. it;s all fun,but the dive is really bad.

Visited June 2013
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Kazakhstan
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good day/half day trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

A speed boat whisks you to the West Island which is gradually being developed for leisure and tourism. It was very popular with the Chinese, I don't recall seeing any other westerners. You can hire bikes to see the island - we went for the buggy option. There are pleasant walks to take with lovely ocean views and a busy beach area with parascending and jet skis. There was a low price seafood buffet that won't win any culinary awards but kept the hunger at bay. You can also SCUBA dive there.

Visited March 2012
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Paris, France
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211 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Very expensive to go, very industrial”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2011

The beaches are ok in this island but very touristy and it cost 148 RMB to go there. Don't dive there, it's a disaster!!!! and very expensive too (580 RMB!!!)

Visited April 2011
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