Thanks to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, getting to Zhuhai is as easy as hopping onto a bus. If it’s your first time in this coastal Greater Bay Area city, read on to discover eight of the best spots to visit and stay in our humble opinion. Got another town you’d like to learn more about? Keep an eye out for future updates in our GBA series.
If you’re traveling party comprises of loved ones of all ages, head to Novotown to find out what it means when it calls itself a one-stop lifestyle and entertainment destination. Movie lovers will find themselves enthralled by the themed attractions and restaurants courtesy of Lionsgate Entertainment World®, while the National Geographic Ultimate Explorer Hengqin edutainment center hosts 18 rides and interactive experiences to keep everyone in the family not wanting to leave.
111 Tianyu Road, Guangdong-Macao In-Depth Cooperation Zone, Hengqin, Zhuhai
Beijing may be a bit too far away for a spontaneous weekend trip, but don’t worry, The New Yuanming Palace has conveniently brought the full glory of Qing Dynasty’s Old Summer Palace to Zhuhai. With 1.39 square kilometers, 18 iconic spots and three main areas, this faithful replica immerses visitors in the imperial days bygone. Scenery aside, the Palace also holds daily reenactments of morning meetings with the Emperor and plays based on tales of royal concubines.
Jiuzhou Avenue, Xiangzhou District, Zhuhai
80 minutes away from Hong Kong by ferry, Wailingding Island tempts you with an early island retirement fantasy that speaks to the overworked souls of ours. We’re talking blue waves, lush countryside, beautiful beaches, forgiving hiking trails and a tranquil aura that you can rarely find back home. As the end of your journey takes you back to reality (boo!), at least stop by the seafood street, barbeque street and bar street before you’re on your way.
Wailingding Island, Xiangzhou District, Zhuhai
The pioneering force behind China’s hot spring tourism, the Zhuhai Impreial Hot Spring Resort boasts a massive open-air garden with more than a dozen types of hot springs to cater to your wellness needs. Rotate between the Six Medicine Pool, Coconut Milk Spring, Ultrasonic Jet Hot Spring Pool and more, then enjoy a relaxing foot bath while basking in the serenity of the resort — we’ll all agree it’s HK$211 very well spent.
333 North Doumen Avenue, Doumen Town, Doumen District, Zhuhai
We love spacious villas, sea view balconies, huge bathtubs, pools and a spa within walking distance; and Angsana Zhuhai Phoenix Bay is here to deliver. If traveling means a moment of peace and quiet for you, you will find great joy in enjoying the resort’s extensive treatments from aromatherapy massages to body wraps and facials, before taking your favorite book and chilling by the waters for the entire day — it’s the true Thailand experience without the airfare and hours on a plane.
9 Quanxing East Road, Hi-Tech Zone, Zhuhai, +86 0756 633 1999
Populated with accommodation types more than you can count on your fingers, Hengqin Sumlodol Camping Park demonstrates glamping at its finest. From your very own villa and a spacious RV to a lakeside cabin and a lakeside cabin with a loft, the possibilities are endless. And the best part? You can stay at more than one type of room during your trip, and the only thing you need to bring is your suitcase.
108 Huandao North Road, Xiangzhou District, Zhuhai
Check into The St. Regis Zhuhai for a luxury stay that definitely won’t miss. Situated at the heart of the city by the Wanzai waterfront, this 5-star hotel indulges you in the breathtaking views of the Greater Bay Area with equally elegant suites to match. For those whose minds are focused on having fun only, opt for a Butler to take care of everything else. Whether it be a relaxing spa day, breakfast in bed or transportation to and from the establishment, just make the request.
Area E, 1663 Yinwan Road (41-72F, Zhuhai Center), Xiangzhou District, Zhuhai
Here’s a hotel your mini bosses (read: your kids) will definitely approve of: centered around the picturesque concept of “beach and sunshine”, Zhuhai Ocean Code Meisu teleports you to a beachside resort with vibrant coastal-themed suites that put Barbie’s Dreamhouse to shame. Expect nothing less than a private ball pit with an in-room slide, a carousel just for your family, and a jacuzzi-style bathtub. Sounds like what your little ones will like? Book your stay now.
Building 3, Baofeng Road Aoyuan Guanshanhai Business Plaza, Xiangzhou District, Zhuhai