It is one of the very few places in Hong Kong
that still hangs on to its old fishery ancestry customs and traditions and a real treat to visit any time of the year.
It is hard to imagine that only 20 short minutes away from the sparkling skyscrapers and maelstrom of Central, you
can find yourself in a different kind of sparkle:
...Gleaming white sand beaches with crystal clear blue waters...
...Contrasting brilliant green hills...
...Seafood... fantastic fresh seafood in the waterfront...
Whether for a day or only a few hours, Lamma Island is a great option for an escape from the tumult of the city.
There are no vehicles or public transport here, except for service vehicles. It's either walking or bikes... a nice change of pace!
There is a very popular trail that traverses the island and connects both towns. Exploring the island is as easy as fully or partially
embarking on this 4 km path that takes about one-and-a-half
hours from one end to the other.
You can start the day with the ferry to Yung Shue Wan, explore the town a bit before embarking on the light hike to Sok Kwu Wan passing
through fantastic vistas of beaches, hills, local temples... stopping for a dip in the ocean or a break at the breezy pavillions along the way...
then enjoy a nice seafood lunch or dinner before catching the ferry back to town. Or you could do it in reverse as well.
If time is short, skip the hike and stick to either side. The ferry rides are worth it just for the views, both of the majestic Hong Kong Island
skyline, and the lush greenery of the mountains as you approach Lamma. And once there, enjoy a nice seafood dinner, and perhaps a breathtaking sunset...