Best Hong Kong Outlying Island
Winner: Lantau Island
From shopping in Tung Chung to breathtaking hikes, old-school villages and a bevy of beautiful beaches, Lantau has a little something for everyone.
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For a relaxed day away from it all, Lamma Island offers hiking trails featuring Second World War relics, seafront seafood restaurants, picturesque and peaceful beaches, and hipster cafes and bars.
Best known for its annual Bun Festival, Cheung Chau is worth a visit year-round for its vibrant street stalls, windsurfing beaches and temples, not to mention its pirate hideout and a coastal path that has been dubbed a mini Great Wall.
Tung Ping Chau
Hong Kong’s easternmost island sometimes doesn’t even make it onto the territory’s maps, but it’s worth the relatively long ferry ride to reach it for its untamed and untouched beauty, and its distinctive geological formations.
A relaxed pace of life prevails on this secluded island. A pleasant hike can take in Finger Hill and its views, while a former theatre and remnants of a lime kiln and match factory hark back to its interesting past.