Want to take a relaxing day trip this weekend, but don’t want to go too far?
Lamma Island is a great choice!
But what all is there to do on Lamma Island?
ell, look no further! We have integrated the top three activities, according to native Hong Kongers, so you know you’re getting the pro tips!
Equipped with these recommendations, you can arrange a fun weekend trip to Lamma Island for yourself!
Lamma Island is one of the most popular places in Hong Kong. It is about 35 minutes by boat from the city, making this island just a quick ferry ride away and a welcoming haven from all the hustle and bustle of Central.
Lamma is a multicultural place infused with flavors from both the East and the West. It attracts many visitors every year and has become a famous staycation spot for Hong Kongers to enjoy their long weekends and holidays.
Now, without further ado, we will now introduce the top three activities to enjoy on this charming island!
1. Island Sightseeing Tour
Suggested Route: Board Ferry At Central Pier West #4 → Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island (35 Minutes) → Sok Kwu Wan Street (2 Minutes) → Viewing Pavilion (1 Hour) → Wind Power Station (5 Minutes) → Hung Shing Yeh Bay Beach (20 Minutes) → Tin Hau Temple (20 Minutes) → Yung Shue Wan (5 Minutes) → Central Pier (35 Minutes)
After a short ferry ride from Central Pier, you will disembark at the Sok Kwu Wan Pier. (Some people will disembark at the Yung Shue Wan Pier and then walk from Sheung Wan to Sok Kwu Wan.) From there, you can easily find Sok Kwu Wan Street.
There are many restaurants and handicraft boutiques on and near Sok Kwu Wan Street, where you can eat fresh seafood, or buy some authentically decorated, handwritten letters.
Continuing on, you can follow the signs for the Lamma Island Recreational Trail. Walking along it for about an hour, you will arrive at the viewing pavilion, where you can see gorgeous ocean views of Lantau Island and Cheung Chau.
If you walk for a few more minutes, you will see the island’s wind power station!
Continue to walk for 20 minutes, and you will reach the Hung Shing Yeh Bay Beach. The water here is clear and cool, and many people come to swim and sunbathe. If you are tired after your hike, you can take a break at this lovely beach, and feel the relaxing sea breeze. The scenery at dusk is quite beautiful too!
There is also a small café near the beach that sells many different kinds of vanilla dishes. Here, you can enjoy a cup of vanilla tea!
Going forward for 20 more minutes, you will reach the ancient temple of Tin Hau.This temple has a history of more than 100 years! Make sure to get a picture of the pair of Western-Style stone lions guarding the entrance.
After passing the temple, you will soon arrive at Yung Shue Wan Street. Here, there are many handicraft shops, bars, restaurants, and cafés lining both sides of the street, full of island style!
During weekends and holidays, the public piers have rather long queues, and many people end up delaying their travels due to traffic. So, it may be a good idea to rent a boat to and from Lamma Island!
Here are some of our boat recommendations.
Recommended Boat #1: LA12D
Recommended Boat #2: JY01D
Recommended Boat #3: LK01D
2. Boat Party
Summer is usually extremely hot and humid in Hong Kong, so what if you don’t want to bake in the sun all day long? Another option is to experience the island by boat!
Suggested Route: Board Ferry At Central Pier West #4 → Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island (35 Minutes) → Return To Victoria Harbour For A Night Cruise → Central Pier
Lamma Island’s Sok Kwu Wan is one of the most popular bays in Hong Kong. The water is clear, the landscape is lush, and you are bound to feel welcomed by the people of the island. For a unique sea view of Aberdeen, Repulse Bay, and Ocean Park, this bay is the best location!
Because the water is so nice in this area, water sports and activities are very popular. Think inflatable slides, trampolines, banana boats, and more!
For dinner, experience the delicious local cuisine on board: fresh seafood! Just make sure you confirm the menu with us before your trip.
On the way back from Lamma Island to Central Pier, you can also see the stunning night views of Victoria Harbour, a perfect way to complete your day’s journey.
3. Delicious Seafood Dinner
Those who visit Hong Kong’s outlying islands should, of course, try the local seafood, as it is deliciously fresh and made-to-order!
Suggested Route: Board Ferry At Central Pier West #4 → Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island (35 Minutes) → Island Sightseeing Tour/Boat Party → Delicious Seafood Dinner → Central Pier (35 Minutes)
Note: Because the boat party only lasts for eight hours during the day, you’ll need to extend the rental period to include the evening if you want to dock at the island for dinner. Please carefully discuss your itinerary with the boat crew beforehand, as well as how to calculate any extra charges, as there may be a discount available!
Below are our recommendations of three popular seafood restaurants on Sok Kwu Wan Street.
Restaurant Recommendation #1: Rainbow Seafood Restaurant
This seafood hotspot has won a “Best Food” award. According to the restaurant’s signature dishes, be sure to check out the chili fried crab, ginger onion steamed fish, and garlic steamed shrimp!
Restaurant Recommendation #2: Tai Yuen Shark’s Fin Seafood Restaurant
Signature Dishes: Steamed Crab, Fried Prawns With Soy Sauce, and Salt and Pepper Oysters
Restaurant Recommendation #3: Wai Kee Seafood Restaurant
Signature Dishes: Fried Prawns With Soy Sauce, Fried Crab With Ginger, and Fried Clams With Black Bean Sauce
We hope you are inspired to travel to the charming Lamma Island this weekend!
Be sure to share any pictures you may take with us by tagging #yachtholimood 😊
Not enough time to try all of our recommendations in one day?
Consider staying the night, and continue the fun the next morning!