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Why Lamma Island is special ?
What to explore at Lamma Island?
One of the best places to get a taste of laid back Hong Kong is Lamma Island.This 13sq km island is home to just 5000 residents and is popular with western hippies, revolutionaries and drop outs.
Covered in a thick rug of jungle, the draw for tourists is the handful of relaxed villages, superb seafood restaurants and stretches of empty golden sands.
It's also a great place to take a breather from the frantic pace of life over in Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.If you need proof of the gulf in lifestyle between Lamma Island and Hong Kong proper, take a look at the picture above. The long line of bikes next to the Lamma ferry pier is due to the fact that the Island has no cars.
How to get to Lamma Island?
Lamma is served by ferries from Central Pier 4 on Hong Kong Island and from Aberdeen on the south side of Hong Kong Island. There are separate services to both of the main villages on the island, Yung Shue Wan and Sok Kwu Wan. The journey time is 27 minutes to Yung Shue Wan and 30/40 minutes to Sok Kwu Wan. Vessels are monohull and some of the boats have a small outside canopy-covered area at the rear of the upper deck.
- “Amazing to walk around.”
- “A nice break from the dazzling city"
- “A refreshing hike”
- “A Unique Island, Very Relaxing”
- “A good day out and a scenic walk”
Lamma Island, Islands Distict, Hong Kong, China
Tips for you
Lamma Island is a great place to visit during your vacation in Hong Kong , its a quiet place with different environment , some people will say "Its HK - but NOT" :) , take the ferry from Central ferry pier to Lamma Island ( 25 min ) , you will enjoy the great restaurants there , local food and western food are everywhere ! , i will recommend to go for the family trail , you can review the info over here -> http://www.hongkongextras.com/lamma_island.html , the trail is around 3 km and very easy , you will face a very beautiful view of the sea and the island , while walking you will arrive to Hung Shing Beach which is very nice !
Lovely island and easy to get around. Fun day trip from HK, a beautiful and scenic spot, nice beaches and great seafood. Also a good hike from the north to the south of the island
Nice place to relax. Walking or renting a bike. Gorgeous views. 3 days are enough to have some calm rest. Not very nice beaches but still you can swim. Seafood is tasty, some nice bars are around on a main road.
A short ferry ride away, this is an oasis from the city. We walked from one side to the next and crossed through beaches and smaller villages in the way. Plan a full day to really enjoy. Pack mosquito repellent and sun block. Only note: SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS ARE EXPENSIVE and have the worst slimy food you'll ever have. Almost the up. You have been warned. Pack lunch.
Took ferry from central with plan to eat on Lamma. The restaurant area is very much fish centred. Lots of tanks of fish/sea creatures -as a biologist fascinating, much of the South China Sea can be seen swimming round! However as a non fish eater, menu choice was distinctly limited! The other members of the party revelled in the fishiness of the experience, I just enjoyed the peaceful views over the harbour,so near to central HK, yet so far!