Lamma IslandHong Kong SAR

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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

Easy hikes around this tranquil island - you can get a sense of what small village life is like in rural HK, which hasn’t changed much for 50 years with villagers living on local farming and fishing
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Yung Shue Wan

While Yung Shue Wan isn't home to many top sights, Lo So Shing Beach and Sok Kwu Wan are some notable places to visit nearby.

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
¥5,280
per night
Feb 26 - Feb 27

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 ...

3.6/5Good! (475 reviews)

"Quiet neighborhood, nice views. Tasty restuatant, helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

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

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

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 Oct 22, 2019

Man Lai Wah Hotel
Bali Holiday Resort
Bali Holiday Resort
G/F No.8 Yung Shue Wan Main Street, Lamma Island

Located in Islands District, this vacation home is within 6 mi (10 km) of Ocean Park, Victoria Harbour, and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Lan Kwai ...

Bali Holiday Resort

Popular things to do in Lamma Island

Sok Kwu Wan
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Sok Kwu Wan

4/5(1 review)

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.

Lo So Shing Beach
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Lo So Shing Beach

If a restful vacation is part of your travel plans, Lo So Shing Beach might be the perfect place to seek out during your trip to 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 carefree afternoon at Hung Shing Yeh Beach during your travels in Lamma Island? Amble around the area's seaside or visit its shops.

Hong Kong Disneyland
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Hong Kong Disneyland

4.5/5(686 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(636 reviews)

Rare animal species, thrilling roller coasters, huge aquariums and exciting shows are all found at this award-winning attraction.

Victoria Harbour
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Victoria Harbour

4.5/5(614 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.

Top activities in Lamma Island

Lamma Island Cruise, Seafood Dinner & Symphony of Lights Show
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Lamma Island Cruise, Seafood Dinner & Symphony of Lights Show

¥11,375
Per adult
Lamma Island - Fishermen Experience with lunch
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Lamma Island - Fishermen Experience with lunch

¥10,633
Per adult
Plaza Premium Lounge at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
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Plaza Premium Lounge at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)

72% of travellers recommend
¥6,349
Per adult
Hong Kong Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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Hong Kong Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

78% of travellers recommend
¥6,125
Per adult
Lantau Island Tour with Big Buddha, Tai O Boat Ride & Lunch
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Lantau Island Tour with Big Buddha, Tai O Boat Ride & Lunch

86% of travellers recommend
¥15,511
Per adult
Vintage Polaroid Photo Workshop in Hong Kong
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Vintage Polaroid Photo Workshop in Hong Kong

¥6,749
Per adult