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Lamma IslandHong Kong SAR

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.

Where to stay in Lamma Island

Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island, Hong Kong SAR

Yung Shue Wan

Though Yung Shue Wan may not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Hung Shing Yeh Beach and Sok Kwu Wan.

Yung Shue Wan

Top hotels in Lamma Island

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Concerto Inn
Concerto Inn
3 out of 5
28 Hung Shing Yeh Beach, Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island
The price is Rs5,098 per night

Offering direct access to the beach, this Islands District hotel is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Sok Kwu Wan and within 6 mi (10 km) of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong ...

3.6/5Good! (509 reviews)

"Clean. room"…"

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2020

Concerto Inn
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 Rs3,560 per night

Located in Islands District, this aparthotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Sok Kwu Wan and within 6 miles (10 km) of Ocean Park and Soho. Hong Kong Convention and ...

4/5Very Good! (6 reviews)

"接待員友善。地方舒適,有梳化看電視,好有家的感覺"…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2020

Bali Holiday Resort
Man Lai Wah Hotel
Man Lai Wah Hotel
2.5 out of 5
No.2 Po Wah Garden, Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island

Located in Islands District, this beach guesthouse is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Sok Kwu Wan and within 6 miles (10 km) of Ocean Park and Soho. Hong Kong Convention ...

4.1/5Very Good! (19 reviews)
Ok Man Lai Wa

"Best positioned accommodation in Yung Sheu Wan only steps away from ferry stop. Good view of harbor."…"

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2019

Man Lai Wah Hotel

Popular places to visit in Lamma Island

Sok Kwu Wan
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Sok Kwu Wan

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Sok Kwu Wan during your travels in Lamma Island. Stroll along the beaches or visit the shops while you're in the area.

Hung Shing Yeh Beach
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Hung Shing Yeh Beach

Why not spend a care-free afternoon at Hung Shing Yeh Beach during your travels in Lamma Island?

Lo So Shing Beach
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Lo So Shing Beach

If a restful holiday is part of your travel plans, Lo So Shing Beach might be the perfect place to visit during your trip to Lamma Island.

Hong Kong Disneyland
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Hong Kong Disneyland

4.5/5(87 reviews)

Explore themed worlds and enjoy exciting rides and attractions at one of Disney's famous ultra-modern resorts.

Ocean Park
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Ocean Park

4.5/5(51 reviews)

The thrill of the fun-fair, the playfulness of the pandas, the wildness of the water rides and the spectacle of the oceans – all can be had at Ocean Park.

Victoria Harbour
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Victoria Harbour

4.5/5(178 reviews)

Ride the famous Star Ferry to Hong Kong Island, enjoy one of the worlds great skylines and see the night sky light up in a symphony of light and sound.

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