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Sai Kung
Travel Guide

Take a break from the bustling city streets to visit this charming fishing town, known for its casual seafood restaurants and nearby hiking trails.

Located in the Sai Kung Peninsula in the northeast New Territories, Sai Kung Town, or simply Sai Kung, is famous for its numerous restaurants serving fresh seafood. It’s also a starting point for beach excursions and hiking trails in the nearby hills.

It takes about two hours to get to Sai Kung by public transportation from downtown Hong Kong. Most locals insist it’s worth the trip and often spend the whole weekend relaxing in the area.

The town sits at the foot of the hills of Ma On Shan Country Park. Despite recent development, the area still retains much of its old-world charm. Visit the old town to the south to enjoy modern shops, cafés and sports facilities in the center. The harbor is always full of activity and is lined with moored fishing boats selling the day’s catch to locals and visitors.

From Sai Kung, you can travel to one of more than 70 nearby small islands. For more popular islands, ferries may run regularly or on an “on demand basis,” so it’s best to plan in advance and check schedules online.

There are plenty of hiking trails that lead into the nearby hills. The area has some historic attractions; enjoy the serene atmosphere of traditional temples, such as the Hung Shing Temple at Kau Sai Chau.

Back in Sai Kung, end your hike or beach excursion with a casual, open-air dining experience at any one of the local restaurants along the seafront—known as “Seafood Street.” Take your pick of live seafood from the enormous tank displays, then sit back and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.

The nearby promenade offers views of numerous nearby small islands, including Kau Sai Chau, home of the famed Jockey Club Public Golf Course. Its three 18-hole courses are open to the public and are reached by ferry from the harbor.

There’s no MTR link to Sai Kung; it’s mainly served by minibuses leaving from MTR stations. From Choi Hung MTR Station take Exit C2, then minibus route 1A. Alternatively, from MTR Hang Hau Station you can take minibus route 101.

Where to stay in Sai Kung

Top Hotels in Sai Kung

Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East
Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East
4.5 out of 5
Tower 5, 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung
The price is NT$1,806 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

Located in Tseung Kwan O, this luxury hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Victoria Harbour and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Kowloon Bay. Hong Kong University of Science and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (958 reviews)

"Is a great stay with friendly and helpful staffs. The overnight parking is a bit over price... as it is necessary for those who drive.... will be great if they can provide some discount for the customer who stay at the hotel."…"

Reviewed on 2020/12/24

Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East
The Pier Hotel
The Pier Hotel
3.5 out of 5
No.9 Pak Sha Wan Street, Sai Kung
The price is NT$5,740 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4

Situated by the sea, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Ma On Shan Country Park and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Victoria ...

4.3/5Excellent! (151 reviews)

"The room is comfortable. But the hotel is in isolated area, it’s not convenient unless you drive with your own car. The facilities in hotel is not enough."…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/28

The Pier Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Kowloon East
Holiday Inn Express Kowloon East
3.5 out of 5
Tower 4, 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan 0, Sai Kung
The price is NT$1,397 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

Located in Tseung Kwan O, this hotel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Victoria Harbour and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Kowloon Bay. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology ...

4.1/5Very Good! (982 reviews)
Far-off establishment with easy access

"Location is great, close to TKO MRT and bus interchange. Therefore busy traffic of crowds of people is unavoidable. The room is of adequate size with all the necessary amenities. But the mattress is tired and does not offer enough support. The current offer comes with buffet breakfast (Mon-Fri), ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/6/15

Holiday Inn Express Kowloon East
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.

Vacation Rentals in Sai Kung

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
G.Eyre Home
G.Eyre Home
3 out of 5
RM RA, 75/F, 7 Blk, The Prime, No 1 Lohas Park Rd, Sai Kung, Hong Kong

Located in Tseung Kwan O, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon Bay, and Victoria Harbour. Kai Tak ...

G.Eyre Home
Two MacDonnell Road
Two MacDonnell Road
4 out of 5
Two MacDonnell Road, Mid-Level, Hong Kong
The price is NT$3,731 per night from Mar 28 to Mar 29

Located in Central & Western District, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Peak Tram and Hong Kong Park. Lan Kwai Fong and Soho are also within ...

4.4/5Excellent! (441 reviews)

"We book a normal twin room but the actual room is very small, a great difference from the photos we saw in the hotel.com information. We called the front desk and she needs us to pay for HK400 more to change to another room. Another room is much more bigger a lot and we can cook for Halloween eve. ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/11/6

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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Louis

Oct 12, 2018

Not really value of money with this room rate

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