What is it? Palm Island is not an island but a luxurious golfing complex some two hours from Central. It consists of three nine-hole courses designed by Jack Nicklaus Jnr, massive villas and country-club facilities.
Where is it? Located in Huizhou, eastern Guangdong, the complex is 40 minutes drive from the Hong Kong-Shenzhen border, from where shuttle buses and a taxi service organised by the resort for Hong Kong-based visitors can be taken.
What is there to do here other than play golf? There's an indoor heated pool, a spa, yoga classes, paint-balling and more.
What about the accommodation? Each villa in the Waterfront Hotel has a kitchen as well as a sprawl- ing balcony, a large bathroom with a jacuzzi and dining and living spaces.
What's the bottom line? One night's stay before June 30 with breakfast for two in a waterfront villa costs 680 yuan (HK$773) on weekdays and 880 yuan at the weekend. With the Golf & Resort package, valid for the rest of the year, one night's stay with two rounds of 18 holes, plus breakfast for two, costs 1,500 yuan on weekdays and 2,350 yuan at the weekend.
Palm Island Resort is on Golf Road, Huiyang, Huizhou City, Guangdong, tel: 86 752 382 9952, www.piresort.com.