Lamma Island

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Lamma Island showing a coastal town

For some of the best seafood in Hong Kong or a pleasant hike, take a ferry to this nearby island without a single skyscraper.

Lamma Island offers a convenient spot for a scenic getaway and pleasant exercise. Catch a ferry to Yung Shue Wan, a town of about 6,000. You’ll find craft shopping within the multi-cultural community. Because Lamma Island is a much more affordable living area than Central, some expats make their temporary homes here.

Enjoy the Lamma Island Family Hiking Trail, connecting the two main cities on the island. Follow the path, much of it cut stone, along the coast and ridge of the island. View Aberdeen to the northeast and Cheung Chau, Lantau and the South China Sea to the west. Plan for an hour to complete the relatively easy 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) hike; bring water and sunscreen. Build in extra time for swimming or wading at Hung Shing Ye Beach.

Lamma was a launching point for small Japanese boats during World War II in suicide attacks against Allied shipping. As you approach the end of the trail in Sok Kwu Wan, investigate Kamikaze Caves for evidence of the historical hiding spots for boats and munitions.

Alternatively, catch a ferry directly to Sok Kwu Wan. Stand at the railing as the ferry approaches to observe dozens of fishing boats and large areas of fish farming. Then look to the shoreline at multi-colored awnings of restaurant after restaurant along one continuous raised pier. If it’s hard to select a restaurant, simply find one that already has customers.

Most restaurants have menus with English or pictures to help foreigners order. Some favorite dishes are drunken prawns, chili crab and steamed garoupa. Pick your live fish from the large tanks as you walk past the cooking area. Settle in at an open-air location with an icy beer to watch the sunset. Perfect your chopstick skills by picking up multiple peanuts lined up parallel on the tablecloth while you wait for a delicious meal of the freshest possible seafood.

To reach Lamma Island, go to the Outlying Island pier in Central or the Lamma Island location in Aberdeen Harbour. Either trip will take just over a half-hour. The boat ride home is a relaxing finish to the day.

Bali Holiday Resort
Bali Holiday Resort
2.5 out of 5
G/F No.8 Yung Shue Wan Main Street, Lamma Island
The price is P2,793 per night from 4 Nov to 4 Nov
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Hung Shing Yeh Beach and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Sok Kwu Wan. Cyberport and Repulse Bay are also ...
3.8/5 Good! (59 reviews)
"Room is clean and tidy, also nicely equipped with items some pricey don't have as standard. Nice comfortable stay."

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2021

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Concerto Inn
Concerto Inn
3 out of 5
28 Hung Shing Yeh Beach, Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island
Fully refundable
The price is P3,911 per night from 2 Nov to 2 Nov
Offering direct access to the beach, this Lamma Island hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hung Shing Yeh Beach and Sok Kwu Wan. Repulse Bay Beach and Hong Kong Park ...
3.6/5 Good! (626 reviews)
"Great place! It is Just by the beach. Excellent for an staycation or if you fancy to stay by the sea. Lamma is also a nice place. We had a great time at Concerto Inn…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

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Man Lai Wah Hotel
Man Lai Wah Hotel
2.5 out of 5
No.2 Po Wah Garden, Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island
Situated in Lamma Island, this beach guesthouse is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Hung Shing Yeh Beach and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Sok Kwu Wan. Jumbo Kingdom and Cyberport are ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (25 reviews)
Ok Man Lai Wa
"Best positioned accommodation in Yung Sheu Wan only steps away from ferry stop. Good view of harbor."

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

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Bali Holiday Resort
Bali Holiday Resort
2.5 out of 5
G/F No.8 Yung Shue Wan Main Street, Lamma Island
The price is P2,793 per night from 4 Nov to 4 Nov
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Hung Shing Yeh Beach and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Sok Kwu Wan. Cyberport and Repulse Bay are also ...
3.8/5 Good! (59 reviews)
"Room is clean and tidy, also nicely equipped with items some pricey don't have as standard. Nice comfortable stay."

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2021

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118 Main Street Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Hung Shing Yeh Beach and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Sok Kwu Wan. Cyberport and Queen Mary ...
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Two MacDonnell Road
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Two MacDonnell Road, Mid-Level, Hong Kong
The price is P8,232 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
This family-friendly Hong Kong aparthotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Hong Kong Zoo and Botanical Gardens, The Peak Tram, ...
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