Staying in China for CNY? Avoid the Crowds at these Beach Destinations

Regardless of your reasons for staying in China for Chinese New Year, it’s nice to know there’s someplace you can go that’s quieter than the typical tourist areas like Hong Kong and Sanya. But do know that these are best enjoyed if you’ve got survival Chinese skills, otherwise,  you’ll want to just stick to large cities.

Here’s a tip for travel during this time of year: avoid the trains and take to the skies when at all possible. No matter where you are in China, trains will be packed.

It’s also easy to rent a car if you’ve got a Chinese driver’s license.


I’m confident you won’t be bored here (the main photo is from this place) or here since there’s a playground.

Got a golfer in the family and like waterslides? This is perfect for you.

Take a hop and skip over from Beihai and check out this lodge for a group.

In between the group lodge and Beihai is this stay perfect for fishermen.


The blue in this room and all over the hotel is too cute!

Live like a mandarin in this beachside villa.

Stay in this serviced apartment for the convenience of hotels with privacy of your own home.

Enjoy clean, chic organization in a space for 10 guests.

Though you should be sure to avoid Sanya, there are plenty of other places on the island that aren’t as well known.

This resort town has beautiful warm beaches sure to please whoever goes.

You’ll fall in love with all of the available pools here.

Where are you going to be staying this Chinese New Year? Comment below!

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Vanessa Jencks founded China Moms Blog to connect internationally-minded parents through semi-humorous stories and poorly-written satire news. She is the former managing editor of beijingkids magazine; see her previous work here. She writes about relationships and faith at

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