Sun Island Resort

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2588 Shentai Lu

Situated far upstream from the bright lights of Lujiazui and The Bund, though still in the middle of the Huangpu, lies Sun Island. At 2.5 miles long, the island in Qingpu district is dominated by two pristine golf courses ( 980-1,680RMB/round for non-members).

In addition to separate driving ranges which are also available at night (from 50RMB/40 balls for non-members), the island offers a 1.3km go-karting track, a wave pool with slides and a sandy beachfront, space for beach volleyball, the opportunity to go yachting, and the perennial late night favourite, KTV.

Guests are also allowed to participate in yoga, laughter yoga and baduanjin (a form of qigong exercise). The island also offers horse riding (50RMB/700m); you can opt for a gentle trot around the island’s stable area or a more thorough workout.

Sun Island features its own eight acre farm. Simply wandering along its English garden-style paths is a pleasure, but visitors can also pick their own fruit and vegetables to take home (16RMB/kg).

Those wanting to have lunch or dinner can sample the organic produce in the farm’s dining area and enjoy a healthy hotpot with free-flow vegetables and fish.

Another option is to make use of the free barbecue pit, where you can roast more veggies and any fish that you catch in the small lake.

Sun Island is an ideal weekend getaway, and one conveniently within a 25 minute taxi ride of Line 9.

How to get there Take Line 9 to Dongjing station. You can pre-book a car from Sun Island to drive you to the resort. A taxi costs around 85RMB each way.

Cost Visitors can enter the farm during two sessions, 9am-1pm or 3-7pm. Entry costs 280RMB/person (non-staying guests 380RMB/person). Farm activities are free unless specified above. Twin bedrooms on site cost 700RMB/night for two people while private villas cost 1,300RMB/weeknight and 1,700RMB/night at the weekend.

Venue name: Sun Island Resort
Opening hours: 10.30-11.30am every Saturday
Metro: Dongjing
English address: 2588 Shentai Lu, near Shenzhuan Lu, Qingqu district
Chinese address: 青浦区沈太路2588号太阳岛国际俱乐部, 近沈砖路