No.1 Xisha Island
Xisha Island (Paracel Island) is located northwest of Hainan and is made up of 22 islets with Woody Island being the main island. There are also 7 sandbars and 10 hidden reefs. The Xisha Islands occupy 15,000 square kilometers and since the islands are far offshore and rarely visited, the water around them is very clean, with a visibility of 40 meters. Xisha has a long stretch of continuous coral reefs. Sea plants and fishes of great variety live nearby and numerous sea birds inhabit the islands.