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Sai Kung
Travel Guide

Sai Kung showing tranquil scenes, mountains and general coastal views

Take a break from the bustling city streets to visit this charming fishing town, known for its casual seafood restaurants and nearby hiking trails.

Located in the Sai Kung Peninsula in the northeast New Territories, Sai Kung Town, or simply Sai Kung, is famous for its numerous restaurants serving fresh seafood. It’s also a starting point for beach excursions and hiking trails in the nearby hills.

It takes about two hours to get to Sai Kung by public transportation from downtown Hong Kong. Most locals insist it’s worth the trip and often spend the whole weekend relaxing in the area.

The town sits at the foot of the hills of Ma On Shan Country Park. Despite recent development, the area still retains much of its old-world charm. Visit the old town to the south to enjoy modern shops, cafés and sports facilities in the center. The harbor is always full of activity and is lined with moored fishing boats selling the day’s catch to locals and visitors.

From Sai Kung, you can travel to one of more than 70 nearby small islands. For more popular islands, ferries may run regularly or on an “on demand basis,” so it’s best to plan in advance and check schedules online.

There are plenty of hiking trails that lead into the nearby hills. The area has some historic attractions; enjoy the serene atmosphere of traditional temples, such as the Hung Shing Temple at Kau Sai Chau.

Back in Sai Kung, end your hike or beach excursion with a casual, open-air dining experience at any one of the local restaurants along the seafront—known as “Seafood Street.” Take your pick of live seafood from the enormous tank displays, then sit back and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.

The nearby promenade offers views of numerous nearby small islands, including Kau Sai Chau, home of the famed Jockey Club Public Golf Course. Its three 18-hole courses are open to the public and are reached by ferry from the harbor.

There’s no MTR link to Sai Kung; it’s mainly served by minibuses leaving from MTR stations. From Choi Hung MTR Station take Exit C2, then minibus route 1A. Alternatively, from MTR Hang Hau Station you can take minibus route 101.

Where to stay in Sai Kung

Holiday Inn Express Kowloon East, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Kowloon East, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Tower 4, 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan 0, Sai Kung
The price is ¥6,072 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
Located in Tseung Kwan O, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Victoria Harbour, and Kowloon Bay. Kai Tak Cruise ...
4.1/5Very Good! (985 reviews)
Great service!
"We will come back here for sure & we highly recommend this hotel. What amaze me is that the sevice during morning breakfast is excellent!! The female staff was very kind to ask if we needed anything else 5min before the buffet close. And she was so nice to even give me a take away box when i asked ..."

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Kowloon East, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Tower 5, 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung
The price is ¥9,445 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
Located in Tseung Kwan O, this luxury hotel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Victoria Harbour and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Kowloon Bay. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology ...
4.4/5Excellent! (973 reviews)
Nice hotel
"Nice hotel and shopping malls"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East, an IHG Hotel
The Pier Hotel
The Pier Hotel
3.5 out of 5
No.9 Pak Sha Wan Street, Sai Kung
The price is ¥28,406 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 7
Situated by the sea, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Ma On Shan Country Park and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Victoria ...
4.3/5Excellent! (156 reviews)
Hotel with tranquility
"Nice hotel with terrific seaview. Tranquil and comfortable."

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

The Pier 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 ¥5,368 per night from Jul 18 to Jul 18
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! (46 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
Discover Sailing Asia - Hong Kong
Discover Sailing Asia - Hong Kong
3 out of 5
Hong Kong, Sai Kung, Pak Sha Wan Public Pier
Situated in Sai Kung, this houseboat is 1.3 mi (2 km) from Ma On Shan Country Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Bad manage but a nice yacht
"So first of all they totally forgot about my booking till I actually called to find out becoz there were no information abt how I can reach the boat even after I paid. The trip and the yacht itself is in a very gd condition and nice, I really enjoyed the whole experience. The agreed check-out time ..."

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2018

Discover Sailing Asia - Hong Kong
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 ¥12,041 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
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! (256 reviews)
"I love the kitchen such that I can cook whatever I want during the stay"

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2021

Eaton Residences, Wan Chai Gap Road
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.

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