Hainan’s watery wonderland
IN APRIL, the giant Atlantis Water Park and resort opened in Sanya in the south of China’s Hainan Island. Following this, the Haikou Wet’n’Wild Water Park opened in May, located in the Mission Hills tourism development in Hainan’s north. The park offers more than 30 slides and pools, including the Vortex, Half-Pipe, Water Rocket, 360 Rush, Super 8 Aqua Racer and Wave Pool. For less adrenaline-inducing pursuits, visitors can chill out in a tube on the lazy Rainforest River. The 240,000 sqm precinct houses a range of retail and dining outlets, with luxury hotels The Ritz-Carlton and Renaissance close by. Adult ticket prices start from RMB218 (US$34); children RMB168 (US$26).