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.

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 HK$421 per night from 14 Jul to 15 Jul
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Reviewed on 24 Jul 2021

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Concerto Inn
Concerto Inn
3 out of 5
28 Hung Shing Yeh Beach, Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island
Fully refundable
The price is HK$602 per night from 14 Jul to 15 Jul
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3.6/5 Good! (660 reviews)
Nice little getaway on Lamma Island
"Very nice, helpful staff. A good option for a 1 or 2 night getaway. Make sure to book a room with a balcony so you can listen to the waves lapping on to the beach each night. Also, saw a wild pig which was pretty cool."

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2021

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Royal Plaza Hotel
Royal Plaza Hotel
4.5 out of 5
193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok, Kowloon
The price is HK$586 per night from 1 Aug to 2 Aug
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4.4/5 Wonderful! (2,612 reviews)
"Overall clean and decent. Very convenient location."

Reviewed on 7 Jun 2022

Royal Plaza Hotel
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Two MacDonnell Road
Two MacDonnell Road
4 out of 5
Two MacDonnell Road, Mid-Level, Hong Kong, 031103
The price is HK$1,260 per night from 11 Jul to 12 Jul
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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
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The Jervois
The Jervois
3.5 out of 5
89 Jervois Street, Hong Kong
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