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Lamma Island

Travel Guide

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 P2,763 per night from 31 Aug to 31 Aug
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Sok Kwu Wan and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ocean Park and Soho. Victoria Harbour and Lan Kwai Fong ...
3.9/5Good! (50 reviews)
"Their rooms were clean and bathroom as well. Not satisfied with their so called “sea view” room type and quite pricey for that type of room. Overall, comfy and clean."

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Bali Holiday Resort
Concerto Inn
Concerto Inn
3 out of 5
28 Hung Shing Yeh Beach, Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island
The price is P3,978 per night from 17 Aug to 17 Aug
Offering direct access to the beach, this Lamma Island hotel is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Sok Kwu Wan and within 6 mi (10 km) of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Park. ...
3.6/5Good! (597 reviews)
"The concerto inn is just right next to the beach which makes it very convenient for people to go swimming. However, they may need to hire more staff to help serve the morning breakfast during weekend as it takes quite some time to get served with the drinks...."

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Concerto Inn
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 1.9 mi (3 km) from Sok Kwu Wan and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ocean Park and Hong Kong - Macau Ferry Terminal. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (20 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

Man Lai Wah Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
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 P2,763 per night from 31 Aug to 31 Aug
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Sok Kwu Wan and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ocean Park and Soho. Victoria Harbour and Lan Kwai Fong ...
3.9/5Good! (50 reviews)
"Their rooms were clean and bathroom as well. Not satisfied with their so called “sea view” room type and quite pricey for that type of room. Overall, comfy and clean."

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Bali Holiday Resort
GREEN HOME STAY
GREEN HOME STAY
118 Main Street Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Sok Kwu Wan and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ocean Park and Soho. Victoria Harbour and Lan ...
GREEN HOME STAY
Two MacDonnell Road
Two MacDonnell Road
4 out of 5
Two MacDonnell Road, Mid-Level, Hong Kong
The price is P6,306 per night from 3 Aug to 3 Aug
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, ...
4.4/5Excellent! (452 reviews)
Feels like home
"Spacious room and in good condition. There’s a supermarket nearby so really no fuss at all to prepare Valentine’s Day dinner. We enjoyed the stay so much. Only thing to complain is theres onlt two elevators and both are slow. So prepare for some waiting time."

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Two MacDonnell Road
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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