Lamma Island

What? Lamma Island! A totally different world to Hong Kong Island / Kowloon. You might even think you've gone much, much further a-field and think you're actually in a small Balinese village. 

How do I get there? Take a ferry from Central Pier 4 on Hong Kong Island or from Aberdeen on the south side of Hong Kong Island. There are separate services to both of the main villages on the island, Yung Shue Wan and Sok Kwu Wan. The journey to Yung Shue Wan is about 25 minutes or 35 minutes to Sok Kwu Wan. See here for a timetable. I would head there around 2/3 pm. This gives you time to sit at the beach, and then enjoy a beautiful sunset, just in time for dinner!

Why go? With plenty to do, including a family friendly hike (nothing too strenious), soft sandy beaches, beautiful bright sunsets, cafes and an array of fresh seafood restaurants to end your day, why wouldn't you go?! 

The island smells absolutley divine

The island smells absolutley divine

Lush vegetation everywhere = a few bugs, bring bug spray!

Lush vegetation everywhere = a few bugs, bring bug spray!

I think that Lamma Island is really something special. It has a very secluded vibe, it smells wonderful and most of the time, you can't believe you're in Hong Kong! The hike / walk is never difficult and it leads you, about mid-way, along Hung Sing Ye beach. After the beach, the hike gets a little steep, but leads you up to some breathtaking views.

so so worth a try! You can find pinapple all along the walk through the island

so so worth a try! You can find pinapple all along the walk through the island

There is a huge power station on the island too, although you may think that this sort of ruins the Bali vibe, I think it's actually kind of spectacular. On your way back down, you'll come across some signs, it is 100% percent worth the detour to Lo So Sing beach, where you should take a seat on the sand and watch the sun go down. Watch out for teeny tiny crabs throwing sand to make houses for themselves. 

Bali?!

Bali?!

Teeny tiny sweet littleΒ crabs

Teeny tiny sweet little crabs

 It's really a special place, Lamma Island.