This tour combines the best of Lamma Island. Perfect for people who have limited time but want to see a part of Hong Kong that they would never have guessed even existed.
We explore the beautiful and remote southern coastline of Lamma Island before hiking into the Sea Turtle Marine Reserve (closed to boats June to Oct). Our afternoon is spent trekking over the island to the northern most village of Yung Shue Wan. A beautiful and wild part of Hong Kong that few visitors have seen. Lamma Island is a paradise just a 30-minute ferry ride from the Central.
The island is physically evenly divided into 2 halves, The northern half is where the majority of the inhabitants live. The village of Yung Shue Wan is regarded as Hong Kong’s expat hippy capital due to the laid back lifestyle, arts and crafts stalls, boutique restaurants and cafes and of course fresh organic foods.
The south of the island is almost totally deserted. Sok Kwu Wan is the largest village and is a brilliant example of a living historic fishing village, famous in Hong Kong for its waterfront fish restaurants and floating village community.
We spend the morning sea kayaking around the southern coastline, past deserted white sand beaches, coves with deserted villages, granite cliffs and boulder-strewn bays. If the sea conditions are amenable we may also kayak through the only natural tunnel on Lamma Island.
We have lunch on the southern most beach where we can explore a local village and buy a cold drink to support the local store. Take a short hike to ‘Turtle Beach’, the only nesting place in Hong Kong for the Green Turtle.
In the afternoon we hike back to Sok Kwu Wan via ‘Turtle Beach’, the only nesting place in Hong Kong for the Green Turtle. From there we cross the isthmus and head to the northern village of Yung Shue Wan taking in magnificent ocean vistas over the South China Sea.