The Tatler Guide To Hong Kong's Outlying Islands
The third largest island in Hong Kong is known for its two main villages, Yung Shue Wan and Sok Kwu Wan—the former features quirky cafes and indie boutiques, while the latter is home to a fishing village lined with authentic seafood restaurants—connected by scenic hiking trails and beaches with plenty of hidden gems to explore.
Once a sleepy fishing village, Cheung Chau has become a vibrant island with lively food stalls, restaurants and cafes.
From artisanal cakes and pastries to traditional seafood feasts, leisurely island walks and a colonial mansion that's perfect for an epic Hong Kong staycation—if you're itching to get out of the city, Cheung Chau is a breath of fresh air.
Peng Chau, located northeast of Lantau, is a tiny, one square kilometre island that’s best known for its temples and seafood. The entire island is navigable within an hour’s walk, so there’s no reason not to take in all the sights.
Read: Island Guide: What To Eat, See And Do In Peng Chau
Tai Long Wan
Found on the east coast of the Sai Kung Peninsula, Tai Long Wan may not strictly be an island, but the coastal area is famed for its stunning beaches – Sai Wan, Ham Tin Wan, Tai Wan and Tung Wan.
Offering some of the clearest water and whitest sand you'll find without hoping on a plane, it's the perfect destination for a weekend trip, or even an overnight camping adventure.
Read: Island Guide: What To Do, See And Eat In Tai Long Wan
While there are countless hikes to tackle on both Hong Kong Island and in Kowloon, the outlying islands offer trails for when you're wanting to truly escape.
From beginner and family-friendly walks, to rugged terrains and steep climbs, venture out to one of these hiking trails on the outlying islands.
Read: Hong Kong Hikes: The Best Trails On The Outlying Islands