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Lamma Island
Travel Guide

Lamma Island showing a coastal town

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.

Concerto Inn
Concerto Inn
3 out of 5
28 Hung Shing Yeh Beach, Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island
The price is ¥8,689 per night from May 10 to May 10
Offering direct access to the beach, this Lamma Island hotel is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Sok Kwu Wan and within 6 mi (10 km) of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Park. ...
3.6/5Good! (577 reviews)
"Very close to the beach, and a short walk from restaurants and shops nearby. Some rooms provides good view to the sea. The beaches are public, so can be busy during holidays, but the evenings are generally quiet. The optional breakfast is on par."

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

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 ¥5,431 per night from May 13 to May 13
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Sok Kwu Wan and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ocean Park and Soho. Victoria Harbour and Lan Kwai Fong ...
3.9/5Good! (45 reviews)
"Their rooms were clean and bathroom as well. Not satisfied with their so called “sea view” room type and quite pricey for that type of room. Overall, comfy and clean."

Reviewed on Oct 14, 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
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Situated in Lamma Island, this beach guesthouse is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Sok Kwu Wan and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ocean Park and Hong Kong - Macau Ferry Terminal. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (20 reviews)
Ok Man Lai Wa
"Best positioned accommodation in Yung Sheu Wan only steps away from ferry stop. Good view of harbor."

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Man Lai Wah Hotel
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.
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 ¥5,431 per night from May 13 to May 13
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Sok Kwu Wan and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ocean Park and Soho. Victoria Harbour and Lan Kwai Fong ...
3.9/5Good! (45 reviews)
"Their rooms were clean and bathroom as well. Not satisfied with their so called “sea view” room type and quite pricey for that type of room. Overall, comfy and clean."

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

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GREEN HOME STAY
GREEN HOME STAY
118 Main Street Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Sok Kwu Wan and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ocean Park and Soho. Victoria Harbour and Lan ...
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Eaton Residences, Wan Chai Gap Road
Eaton Residences, Wan Chai Gap Road
4 out of 5
3-5 Wan Chai Gap Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
The price is ¥8,363 per night from May 9 to May 9
Located in Wan Chai, this aparthotel is steps from Wan Chai Market and Wan Chai Road. Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and Central Plaza are also within ...
4.1/5Very Good! (251 reviews)
"The location is good! Receptionist is nice and helpful. Room is clean and comfy"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Eaton Residences, Wan Chai Gap Road
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