Best places to spend a day out of the city
Take a day or two out from the metropolis – experience the other side of Hong Kong with rural and oceanic views, cool breezes and water fun at these places.
1. Repulse Bay Beach/Deep Water Bay 淺水灣泳灘/深水灣
Venture a few minutes out of the city for a day of sand and fun at Repulse Bay Beach and Deep Water Bay. Walk the
promenade connecting the two and gaze at the sail boats and motor yachts. Stop at the Gun Yun Goddess Temple and make your wish come true. MTR Central Exit A, then take Buses No. 6, 6A, 6X and 260.
2. Shek O & Big Wave Beach 石澳 & 大浪灣泳灘
Get your grill on as you watch the sunset barbecuing at Shek O Beach. “Full-service” BBQ joints along the beach offer you everything you need. Also check out Big Wave Bay Beach five minutes down the road – less packed, it has rental surfboards and other water sports equipment. Leave MTR Shau Kei Wan Exit A3 and take Bus No. 9 from the bus terminus and get off at Shek O.
3. Lantau Island 大嶼山
As the largest outlying island, Lantau offers visitors a different side of Hong Kong: the tranquility and peace of the green mountains, coastal waters, and an old fishing village that harks back to a bygone era. MTR Tung Chung Station, Exit B. Take bus 11 to Tai O.
Take a trip to Cheung Chau and enjoy its lush greenery, craggy hillsides, golden beaches and fascinating rock formations along the Mini Great Wall walk. Don’t miss the impressive seafood dai pai dong (a kind of cheap-and-cheerful outdoor restaurant) to satisfy your palates! Take a short ferry ride (within 1h) from Pier 5 in Central to Cheung Chau.