Travel Awards

Best Hong Kong Outlying Island

From the historic to the hipster, hiking paradises to seafood havens – take your pick from among the winner and shortlist for best Hong Kong outlying island in the 2019 Marco Polo Club Members' Choice Awards

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.

‘Long beaches, high peaks. Great for spotting wild boar and other wildlife… but watch out for snakes!’ –Serge Dive, founder of This is Beyond and part of our panel of travel experts

Best Hong Kong Outlying Island Shortlist

Lamma Island

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.

Cheung Chau

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.

Peng Chau

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.

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