For a city of its size and situation (relatively close to Guangzhou and with Taiwan across the water), Xiamen has surprisingly little western style nightlife.
There are however, a few passable pubs and discos dotted around the city. Check out the Arcadia Disco on Bailuzhou and the bars in the more upmarket hotels.
The Night Market here is very popular, bursting with atmosphere and interesting things to buy. The market is located on Ding An Rd and takes place every evening between 6 and 10. Get there early to pick up the best bargains!
For the health or outdoor-oriented, Xiamen in a lively place.
Water sports are popular in this coastal city, and sailboats, motorboats, scuba diving and water skiing are all available for hire. Most hotels in the area can help to arrange this.
One of Asia's biggest golf courses is also nearby, designed by championship golfer, Greg Norman.