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Zhuhai has dozens of islands. It’s time you started exploring them

Regular ferry services to Zhuhai’s scenic islands are expected to enhance Macao’s tourism potential, appealing not only to residents but international travellers.

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Travel companies in Macao are gearing up to offer one-night and two-night itineraries to some of Zhuhai’s outlying islands now that regular ferry services are to be established.

The Marine and Water Bureau said on Wednesday that ferries would start plying the route between the Taipa Ferry Terminal and Zhuhai’s Guishan island – some 30 kilometres east of Macao – from tomorrow, with two round-trip ferry services on Saturdays and Sundays. Adult tickets start at 158 patacas.

Guishan is famous for its hiking trails and seafood restaurants. Ferry connections to other islands are expected soon.

[See more: Going to Zhuhai’s outer islands from Macao will soon get much easier]

Andy Wu, the head of the Travel Industry Council of Macau, told Jornal de Tribuna that island hopping would be a hit not only with Macao residents but foreign tourists as well, filling an important gap in regional tourism offerings. 

He highlighted Dong’ao and Wanshan as islands where tourist facilities were well developed and said Zhuhai’s islands were highly photogenic, with opportunities for watersports and fishing.

Five-star Marriott and Hyatt Alila resorts are expected to open next year in Dong’ao. Meanwhile, Wanshan, one of the largest of the Zhuhai islands, is already home to the luxurious Dreamland Resort.

 

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