We'll be travelling to Xiamen with our elderly mother & 2 teenagers for 6 days. Tentatively our plan is to visit Gulangyu, some sightseeing in Xiamen (probably some cycling at a park or the beach). Mum wants to spend 2 days with her relatives while kids want a relaxing break.
Is a day's visit to Gulangyu sufficient, would it be necessary to have an overnight stay? Do I need to engage a driver for sightseeing in Xiamen or is taxi easily assessible? Any other suggestions of activities to keep the teenagers occupied?
I'm hoping to stay at a place that will be convenient for sightseeing, easy to stroll around & explore nearby the hotel and preferably activities within the hotel. We've shortlisted our choice hotels to Marco Polo, Kempinski, Crown Plaza & Millennium. Would appreciate your input as to which of the hotels will best fit our needs.