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12 Reasons Why Hainan Is The Place To Go If You Need Some Self-Care

It's a drink-straight-from-the-coconut kind of place. Follow This Is Hainan on Instagram now.

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First off, you're forgiven if you've never heard of Hainan before.

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It's a tropical hidden gem in the South China Sea that is a popular destination for people who love the beach, jungle-based adventure, and relaxation.

Hainan is seriously incredible! It's got exotic jungles, Instagramworthy beaches, and, most importantly, lots of opportunities for some R&R.

1. Hainan's many luxury resorts will make sure your every need is catered to throughout your stay.

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The southern coast of Hainan is home to many of the island's resorts, including the plush Raffles Hotel. I mean, just look at that infinity pool!

2. A trip to Hainan's beaches will take you straight into the chill-out zone.

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Avoid the battle for the sun loungers by heading down to the island's Clearwater Bay area, which is known for its pristine (and empty) sunbathing spots.

3. If you're sand adverse, just pop onto one of the lounge-ready hammocks dotted around the island's coastline.

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Grab a book, some sun cream, and a snack — and lie back and relax.

4. Get a much-needed vitamin boost at the Dongjiao Coconut Forest, where you can stock up on your five-a-day.

Hainan is sometimes known as "Coconut Island", thanks to the high density of palm trees on the island.

5. Indulge the latent explorer in you by scheduling a trip to the Yanoda Rainforest Park.

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Take a well-earned break from your hike to admire the stunning views, wildlife, and many waterfalls along the way.

7. Remind yourself of the wonders of Mother Nature at the Xinglong Botanical Garden.

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The tropical garden has over 1,200 plants, so you're bound to see something new!

8. The gardens are also close to the island's hot spring area, so make sure to pack your swimmers.

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Thanks to Hainan's volcanic nature, you are never too far away from a refreshing dip in a hot spring pool like these at the Haikou Mission Hills Resort.

9. Reinvigorate yourself again by climbing the Seven Fairy Mountain.

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Almost everyone has "climbing a mountain" on their bucket list, right? Named after its seven peaks, the mountain's first point can be reached along a steep path which turns into a near vertical climb. You'll reach the tip and feel a great sense of accomplishment in around an hour and a half.

11. ...or revel in the stillness of the Tianchi Lake in the highlands of Hainan.

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Silence is golden after all.

12. And finally, enjoy the sprawling sunsets each night to remind yourself that the world is an amazing place and you're lucky to be in it.

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Sometimes you just need a little time-out with a fruity drink in hand to remind yourself how great life really is.