Getting there One of the best things about Hainan is it's only a short plane-ride away - just over an hour. From Hong Kong, the following flights are available: Dragonair Tel: (852) 3193-3888 www.dragonair.com Hong Kong - Haikou: Monday and Thursday $3,020 (economy), $3,990 (business) Hong Kong - Sanya: Friday and Sunday $3,270 (economy), $4,330 (business) China Southern Tel: (852) 2973-3733 www.cs-air.com/en Hong Kong - Haikou: Daily $1,500 + 237 tax (economy until October 31) Hong Kong - Sanya: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday $1,600 + $237 tax (economy until August 30) Guangzhou - Haikou: Seven flights daily. $1,320 (econ), $1,720 (business) Guangzhou - Sanya: Five flights daily $1,620 (economy), $1,980 (business) TRAIN TO HAIKOU The direct train from Hung Hom to Guangzhou leaves 12 times daily. In Guangzhou, change from the new station to the old station, a 10 minute taxi ride away, to catch the train to Zhanjiang. Then board a large ferry for the four hour, 87-km trip across the Qiongzhou Strait. The total fare from Hung Hom to Haikou is $568 and the journey takes about 20 hours.