With no cars, fewer people, old-fashioned buildings, excellent walks and pretty decent beaches, Lamma Island offers welcome respite from Hong Kong’s bustle.
Ride the ferry over from Hong Kong for a tranquil day of walking, sightseeing and eating. You could amble along the 90-minute trail between Lamma’s main settlements, Yung Shue Wan and Sok Kwu Wan, then settle in for excellent seafood at a local restaurant.
Along the way you might see traditional fishermen, their Tin Hau temples, bicycling locals and plenty of expats.
Review by Tighthead Prop, Australia, August 2012
I did a day trip on the ferry out to Lamma Island on a recent trip to Hong Kong, and absolutely loved it ! You get away from the madness of HK, and the local restaurants serve up all manner of seafood for lunch.
You can catch a ferry to a couple of spots on the island, we ferried into Sok Kwu Wan, had lunch, then walked along the Lamma Island Family Walk to the other side of the island, and caught the ferry from Yung Shue Wan back to HK. The walk is about 4km, some up hills, and is maybe a couple of hours stroll by the time you allow a few stops along the way. The ferries don't run as often to Sok Kwu Wan as they do to Yung Shue Wan, so by going in this direction, you aren't waiting around for a ferry as long. And it is a great way to walk off lunch !!
Fantastic sea food. Nice and relaxing atmosphere def recommend for getting away from busy HK
Lamma Island is one of Hong Kong’s outlying islands. Ferries leave from Central on Hong Kong Island, arriving at both Yung Shue Wan and Sok Kwu Wan. The ferry trip takes around half an hour.