[quote=“Ecaps”]OK, for the love of god, do not let your fiancee talk you into the Ocean Park. It’s unbelievably overpriced and you will both be disappointed and angry when you leave. It’s nothing more than a typical western midway at Disney-esque prices. Stay far away.
Promised Land Resort is crazy good. if you can stay for some sort of affordable deal, go for it. Seriously. It’s amazing.
A few recommendations beyond Taroko:
Jici Beach about 30 km south of Hualian.
Liyu Lake (Rent a bike or a canoe, otherwise it’s boring)
Highway 193 south to Guang Fu.
Shitiping Fishing Village south of Jici.
Seriously. Put your foot down about Ocean Park. It’s a colossal waste of money.
That’s what I figured looking at the website for Ocean Park. The hotel near that Ocean Park has a package of about $5200/night for two, including admissions to the Ocean Park. She was whining about going since she’s been everywhere except that park. In my conversation with her yesterday, I had just wanted to just go straight to the Promised Land resort as it looked far more promising than what the Ocean Park has to offer. I don’t know what the fascination is with staying at different hotels on different nights. Big whoop.
And that SHITIping fishing village sounds like a must-see - a picture with a story to tell the grandkids! Hahaha.
Thanks for the confirmation about Ocean Park!