Qing Ao Bay & Citic Resort
Qing Ao Bay
Qing Ao Bay lies to the east of Nan Ao Island, 11 kilometers (about 7 miles) away from the Nan Ao County in Guangdong Province. The bay is one of the two A-grade natural bathing beaches in Guangdong and boasts the reputation of 'Hawaii in East' and 'Heaven Pool of Swimmers'.
It is a lune-shaped bay 2.9 kilometers long (about 1.8 miles). The bay covers an area of 1 square kilometers (about 247 acres), and the jade-blue seawater is mirrorlike in its clarity. The overall look of this bay is of a huge blue moon. The bay boasts a fine soft sand beach which is 100 meters (about 109 yards) wide with a length of 2.4 kilometers (about 1.5 miles). The sand beach stretches into the sea in a gentle slope, and the seawater here is only 5-10 meters (about 3-5 fathoms) deep. It is a perfect natural bathing place.
Not far from the beach, there is the windbreak of casuarinas. It covers an area of 0.35 square kilometers (about 86 acres). Among the trees, stand various newly built pavilions. One of them is called 'Lanyue Pavilion' (Watching Moon Pavilion). Standing in this pavilion, one could see the clear blue water touching on the white soft sand beach and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Around the bay, there are many hotels and the amusement park which provide conveniences and joy for your tour to the Qing Ao Bay. The Haiwan Hotel, facing the soft sand beach, possesses a beautiful view of the sea. It is the only 3-star hotel in Nan Ao. This hotel provides comfortable rooms and considerate service as well as amenities like a fitness center, and assembly rooms. The amusements here include motor-boating and the parachute, and will add to your enjoyment.
Located in Haojiang District of Shantou City, the Citic Resort, or Citic Golf Resort is an environmentally friendly resort of vast rolling greens. The beautiful seashore, continuous coastlines, elegant "European garden style" villas and perfect service facilities make the resort a fabulous destination for tourism, entertainment and business.
Lying on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, the resort is endowed with enchanting natural scenery, pleasant climate and elegant surroundings. Therefore, it has earned the reputation of a 'Natural Oxygen Bar'. Incessant streams of visitors spend their vacations here every year. In the resort, outstanding works of famous painters line the halls, dining rooms and guests rooms. Varied exhibitions of paintings and calligraphy are held from time to time.
The layout of the resort follows the traditional style of Chinese gardens, displaying a refreshing rural scene which greatly contrasts with the congested downtown areas. The twenty-eight exquisite villas of two or three floors apiece nestle snugly in the carefully arranged tropical trees. Winding paths connect the villas with the seashores.
Relaying on the advantage of sea, the Citic Resort is a natural place for a swim, as the water is clean and the sand is soft. It is also a good place for sailing since strong winds frequently blow around the projecting coastlines. Other activities, such as diving, fishing, rowing, volleyball, football, sand beach karting, sand sculpture, bungee jumping, swimming, barbecue, night clubs, sauna centers and the children's entertainment place will provide hours of enjoyment.
→ Citic Golf Course
Nestling the hills, the Citic Golf Course takes up about 160 hectares (395 acres). Such a court-like modern course is the first such course in China which completely adopts the American-style Tif Eagle as the green. The majestic course was designed by world-famous designer PEARSON GOLF DESIGN according to the local terrain. The golf course provides Chinese and European banqueting halls, guest rooms, dressing rooms, VIP rooms, stores selling sets of golf clubs and vast areas of driving range. More than forty rare animals and plants kept in the course will be a great eye opener for you!
→ Citic Resort Hotel
Covering an area of 33.3 hectares (82.4 acres), the Citic Resort Hotel in the Resort is well equipped with various service facilities, including spacious meeting rooms, fitness centers, and ballrooms. The comfortable guest rooms and multi-functional banqueting halls will provide you with cozy lodging and delectable Guangdong cuisine and delicious seafood.