My kids got a 1 week school break, It was Chinese holiday and we headed to Hailing Island, Yangjiang Located in South part of China we drove three hours and more due to heavy traffic.
Along the bumpy highway, we had horrific experienced and I prefer not to share it, I’d rather keep it for myself. ( oh It is hell ).
We stayed 5 days in Hailing Island Crowne Plaza. The Hotel and resort is pretty nice far away from the hassle and busy cities. The hotel is tranquil and new. I think it was constructed 4 years ago. Going there was a real escaped for us.
Upon arrival, Our room ( seaside view ) wasn’t prepared and the reception kindly inquired us to wait and proposed to take our lunch. And so we did, we devoured our lunch at the chinese restaurant , The food is excellent , finely cooked and well presented but quiet expensive.
The hotel has a private beach. It is unusual for me to see tones of life vest , People swim with the life vest which I found really strange and shocked. I have never been in any beach here in China. Wearing life vest is a must when swimming at the beach. The waves are quiet strong and windy, rough sand and gray water. Inside my head, I would rather go in the Philippines next time.
We mostly spent our time at the pool… they do not have towels, so better get them at the gym or bring your own towels which most of the guest do. There is a bar in front of the beach you can have and order your drinks. You will also see some people appreciating water activities like parachute , kites, and many more.
Breakfast and buffet diner happens at the Aqua restaurant and be happy they have a la carte for people like us, who stick to eat less food. I feel pity to the chef he got lot of works.
One night, we tried to eat barbecues at the hot pot restaurant nearby the beach besides the pool area. We liked the food, barbecues and hot pot, meats and sea foods, vegetables, noodles , dessert , fruits , drinks oh it was paradise for all the eaters and with perfect service.
At the lobby, there is a lounge, cozy coffee bar, you can sit or lay on the couch , read or have a drink of coffee or tea as well eat a slice of cake up to your choice. They also have a game Area for small children. During the night there are two musician they start to play music at 8 pm till midnight. We really had so much fun, eating, drinking and listening to their music.
4th day the weather wasn’t friendly, thankfully they have indoors swimming area and I fancied the Spa and longing to have some massage but I am tigthing my belt, the price is out of my budget ( ouch ! ) I want to save for something valuable matter. In some such way I still know how to limit my expenses. I deteste burning cards.
All we did was just eating, swimming, gained some kilos. Seeing my children growing …….! Oh time flies … We really had a wonderful stayed.
5th day, all luggages are packed and locked… around 4 pm we bid goodbye to the place and vacation is over and we were back to life.
I don’t 🤔think of going back in Yangjiang or Hailing Island.