Sai Kung

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Sai Kung which includes mountains, tranquil scenes and landscape 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 HK$504 per night from 1 Jun to 2 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Sai Kung. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the property ...
4/5 Very Good! (985 reviews)
"Room arrangements could be better. What i booked should’ve been with 2 twin beds, whilst the room they gave we checked in was a room with 3 beds (without asking if it was ok for us!!). It’s not until we went into the room that we found out about it. And when we called and requested to change out ..."

Reviewed on 26 Feb 2022

Holiday Inn Express 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 HK$2,400 per night from 7 Jun to 8 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Sai Kung. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the pool and the property ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (183 reviews)
"Roof top offers an excellent view of the bay."

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2021

The Pier 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
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Sai Kung. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the comfy beds in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (999 reviews)
"A bit lacking in luxury feel."

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2022

Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East, an IHG 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.
Two MacDonnell Road
Two MacDonnell Road
4 out of 5
Two MacDonnell Road, Mid-Level, Hong Kong, 031103
The price is HK$1,170 per night from 22 Jun to 23 Jun
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Hong Kong. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and on-site parking. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (463 reviews)
Feels like home
"Spacious room and in good condition. There’s a supermarket nearby so really no fuss at all to prepare Valentine’s Day dinner. We enjoyed the stay so much. Only thing to complain is theres onlt two elevators and both are slow. So prepare for some waiting time."

Reviewed on 15 Feb 2021

Two MacDonnell Road
Discover Sailing Asia - Hong Kong
Discover Sailing Asia - Hong Kong
3 out of 5
Hong Kong, Sai Kung, Pak Sha Wan Public Pier, 0
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly houseboat in Sai Kung. Enjoy a rooftop terrace, an airport shuttle and concierge services. Popular attractions Kowloon ...
4/5 Very 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 3 Jun 2018

Discover Sailing Asia - Hong Kong
The Jervois
The Jervois
3.5 out of 5
89 Jervois Street, Hong Kong
The price is HK$1,440 per night from 5 Jun to 6 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Hong Kong. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (263 reviews)
"There was a communication problem regarding some arrangements. Also there is a faulty closet lamp which wouldn’t turn off all night and the shower door wouldn’t close shut."

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2022

The Jervois
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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