Lamma IslandHong Kong SAR

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Visit Lamma Island

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

When in Yung Shue Wan, you can plan a visit to Sok Kwu Wan and Ocean Park, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

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
Rs3,387
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

Offering direct access to the beach, this Islands District hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Ocean Park, Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Park. Repulse Bay and Victoria ...

3.6/5Good! (468 reviews)

"環境很好,一打開露台門便能望到海。 職員服務態度很好,很用心簡介房間設施。 這裡還可以有沙灘用品出租,很貼心。"…"

Reviewed on 7 Jul 2019

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
Rs5,256
per night
Feb 6 - Feb 7

Located in Islands District, this beach guesthouse is within 6 miles (10 km) of Ocean Park, Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (18 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
GREEN HOME STAY
GREEN HOME STAY
118 Main Street Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island

Located in Islands District, this apartment building is within 6 miles (10 km) of Ocean Park, Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. ...

No reviews
GREEN HOME STAY

Popular things to do in Lamma Island

Sok Kwu Wan
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Sok Kwu Wan

You can learn about the history of Lamma Island with a visit to Sok Kwu Wan. Stroll along the beaches or visit the shops while you're in the area.

Lo So Shing Beach
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Lo So Shing Beach

Why not spend a care-free afternoon at Lo So Shing Beach during your travels in Lamma Island? Amble around the area's seaside or visit its shops.

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? Stroll along the seaside or visit the shops while you're in the area.

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(172 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.