Situated in the southernmost of China, well-known for its the end of sky and the rim of the sea (Tianyahaijiao), Hainan Island, is the famous scenic spot in China for its golden beach, blue sea and the tropical climate. The province is administratively divided into the Hainan, Nansha, Xisha, Zhongsha islands, etc. Also having 3 municipalities, 16 counties and the agencies of the Xisha, Nansha, Zhongsha islands.
(Haikou) is the capital city. The second-biggest city, (Sanya), with its tropical attractions and host to the 2003 Miss World Competition, earns the reputation as Hawaii of China. Sanya had been a poor little fishing village until 1954 when the government designate it as the Hainan Special Economic Zone. Now there are many fine hotels and golf courses. Many new Hotels are being built to cope with the influx of tourists.Tourism now accounts for 80% of the islands revenue. Located in the tropical region, this precious island has rich resources of light and energy, plentiful rainfall, and comfortable living conditions. Travellers to the island should make sure their health insurance is up to date as medical expenses can be very expensive. If you intend to visit this jewel now is the time before it becomes too commercialized.