Hong Kong’s laid-back outlying islands seem a world away from the city’s trademark hectic pace.
The islands offer scenic views and a variety of activities, whether you feel like a peaceful stroll on a sandy beach or discovering ancient Chinese customs.
Buddhist architecture, long sandy beaches and an unforgettable cable car ride over the sea – Hong Kong’s biggest island offers adventures of every kind.
Go up the Ngong Ping 360 cable cars to see the magnificent Big Buddha, or take a crack-of-dawn hike up Lantau Peak, Hong Kong’s best sunrise vantage point. Discover Hong Kong traditions at the fishing village of Tai O, or go on a dolphin watching tour to see Hong Kong’s adorable pink dolphins!
From a traditional Chinese fishing village to a laid-back multicultural community, Lamma’s blend of Western and Chinese island life creates an atmosphere that has proved irresistible for Hong Kong’s busy residents. Many come here as day-trippers; some stay for good.
Find out more about Lamma’s gorgeous beaches, temples and villages
Small it may be, but the island of Cheung Chau packs a powerful punch when it comes to good times. Aside from its annual explosion of Bun Festival fun, Cheung Chau’s temples, seafood restaurants, beaches – and even a pirate’s hideout – bring pleasure all year round.