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Lamma Island
Travel Guide

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 NT$1,294 per night from Jul 12 to Jul 12
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! (46 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 2020/10/14

Bali Holiday Resort
Concerto Inn
Concerto Inn
3 out of 5
28 Hung Shing Yeh Beach, Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island
The price is NT$2,202 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
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! (587 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 2021/5/24

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
The price is NT$2,122 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
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 2019/10/22

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 NT$1,294 per night from Jul 12 to Jul 12
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! (46 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 2020/10/14

Bali Holiday Resort
Eaton Residences, Wan Chai Gap Road
Eaton Residences, Wan Chai Gap Road
4 out of 5
3-5 Wan Chai Gap Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
The price is NT$2,671 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 19
Located in Wan Chai, this aparthotel is steps from Wan Chai Market and Wan Chai Road. Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and Central Plaza are also within ...
4.1/5Very Good! (256 reviews)
"I love the kitchen such that I can cook whatever I want during the stay"

Reviewed on 2021/6/13

Eaton Residences, Wan Chai Gap Road
Discover Sailing Asia - Hong Kong
Discover Sailing Asia - Hong Kong
3 out of 5
Hong Kong, Sai Kung, Pak Sha Wan Public Pier
Situated in Sai Kung, this houseboat is 1.3 mi (2 km) from Ma On Shan Country Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Bad manage but a nice yacht
"So first of all they totally forgot about my booking till I actually called to find out becoz there were no information abt how I can reach the boat even after I paid. The trip and the yacht itself is in a very gd condition and nice, I really enjoyed the whole experience. The agreed check-out time ..."

Reviewed on 2018/6/3

Discover Sailing Asia - Hong Kong
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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