Quick Facts

Get up to speed on the region

Haikou sits on the northern part of Hainan island. Founded in 1926, it is the most populous city in the province and is known for having the best air quality in China, ranking amongst the top living environments in the world.

The capital city of Hainan province holds a leading position in Southern China's economic development zone alongside Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. It is also the key gateway port between China and the South China Sea.

Visas

All international travellers require visas although Brunei, Japan, and Singapore passport holders are able to enjoy visa-free access to China for up to 15 days.

Standard 30 days, single entry visa can be issued in three to five working days at most Chinese embassies, and must be used within three months of the date of issue.

For further details, consult your travel agent, China International Travel Service, China Travel Service, or any Chinese embassy or consulate.

View visa requirements from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China

View visa requirements from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China


Currency

The Chinese currency is known as renminbi (RMB). Credit cards are accepted in major hotels as well as shopping malls.

Here are the most recent exchange rates for some common currencies.

RMB 1.00 equals:

Exchange Rates Currency
0.18 Australian Dollar (AUD)
0.13 Euro (EUR)
0.1 British Pound (GBP)
1.26 Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
9.90 Indian Rupee (INR)
17.74 Japanese Yen (JPY)
0.2 New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
0.16 US Dollar (USD)

Taxes

A 15% surcharge, including government tax, is applicable in most hotels and some private restaurants.

City tax of RMB 8 per room per night is applicable in all hotels.


Tipping

Many mid-range and top-end restaurants generally include their own service charge which varies between establishments.

Officially, tipping is considered inappropriate and is discouraged.


Business Hours

Bank Hours

8.30am - 5pm, Monday through Friday.

Office Hours

8.30am - 12pm, 3pm - 5.30pm, Monday through Friday.

Shopping Hours

10am - 10pm, throughout the week.


Public Health

Visitors entering China are required to complete a health declaration form. Check with your local doctor or health care professional about vaccination requirements before you plan your trip.

The hotel recommends that you drink only boiled or bottled water during your stay in Haikou. Complimentary bottled drinking water is available in every room and is replenished daily.


Dress

Dress is generally informal, but a suit and tie will be appropriate for social, diplomatic or government events.


Weather

Blessed with a subtropical climate, Haikou is an ideal destination to visit all year round.

The average annual temperature is 23.8°C.

Today

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly cloudy

High: 30°C / 86°F
Low: 24°C / 75°F

Tomorrow

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly cloudy

High: 30°C / 86°F
Low: 24°C / 75°F
Thursday:
Mostly Cloudy High: 30°C / 86°F Low: 25°C / 77°F
Friday:
Intermittent Clouds High: 32°C / 89°F Low: 25°C / 77°F
Local Climate
Month High Low
Jan 21ºC 15ºC
Feb 22ºC 16ºC
Mar 26ºC 19ºC
Apr 30ºC 22ºC
May 32ºC 25ºC
Jun 33ºC 26ºC
Jul 33ºC 27ºC
Aug 32ºC 25ºC
Sep 31ºC 25ºC
Oct 28ºC 23ºC
Nov 25ºC 20ºC
Dec 22ºC 17ºC
Facts

Population
2 million

Language
Mandarin, Cantonese

Time Zone
GMT +8 hours

Measures
Metric System

Voltage
220 volts

Plug Type
   

Mobile Phones
GSM 900/CDMA