A perfect city break for a dose of urban glitz, designer shopping, haggle-friendly markets, sky-skimming architecture and vibey backstreet bars. Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world, and remains one of our favourite, most vibrant, fast-paced cities.
The New Territories are full of country parks, stunning coastline, and there are also several temples in the area, including the famous 10,000 Buddhas temple. To go hiking, camping or surfing in this part of Hong Kong, is to completely forget about life in the bustling big city.
Scattered close to the coast, the main outlying islands of Lantau, Cheung Chau and Lamma, are still home to local villagers, traditional fishermen and people looking to escape the crowds. The ferries between these islands run like clockwork, and island hopping makes for a very pleasant daytrip. Bonus Point: The local island restaurants offer some of the best seafood you’ll ever try, and it’s quite an experience to choose your dinner straight from the tanks!
Coming back to the city, nothing beats the nostalgic Star Ferry journey across this twinkling harbour and the panoramic views from historic Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island. The island is home to the territory’s central business district, and is considered the main city centre. Then, of course, there’s the incredible cuisine: expensive fine dining interspersed with cheap, delicious street food. We can send you to the city’s best beef noodle soup stall, the most delicate dim sum, or tell you which hidden-away restaurant was just awarded its first Michelin star. If you’re looking for a different sort of brew, we can get you behind the velvet ropes of Hong Kong’s most exclusive clubs.
Boat trips are also one of Hong Kong’s highlights and we can organise outings on designer yachts or traditional junk boats. Spend a day out on the seas water skiing, catching the rays and paddling alongside the boat. And don’t even get us started on the shopping! Traditional paintings, funky local jewellery makers and upscale designer boutiques – there is something for everyone in this city.
There are also some of the world’s finest luxury and boutique hotels to choose from. We love the Mandarin Oriental’s glittering skyline views, the LKF Hotel’s buzzing Lan Kwai Fong location, and the W Hotel’s rooftop pool which hovers 700 feet above street level! The recently opened Upper House, however, is currently the place to sleep, drink and eat.
Hong Kong is home to Lightfoot Travel’s second hub, and so when it comes to recommendations and insider tips, no one knows our city better. When booking your trip with us you are guaranteed expert, impartial advice and a fully bespoke itinerary.