As I am often in Hong Kong for short periods, decided to spend my 3 days on Lamma Island. Well worth the 30 minute ferry from Central. Cost is either 16 or 22 HKD depending upon the time.
The island reminds me quite a lot of the feel of Malta. There is basically only 2 roads, no cars, only foot traffic and occasional bicycle type conveyance. Restaurants are plentiful as are hotels. I stayed at the Bali Resort Hotel. They are pretty basic, but compared to HK prices, quite cheap.
Take a walk around the island along the numerous walking trails. There are also many small beaches and the water is clean and clear enough for swimming. There are some netted beaches to keep out sharks and sea snakes....(though I didn't see any).
This is not a high-class tourist destination. Many expats live there. It is more of a relaxed wandering destination. If you are looking for that, or to get away from the (sometimes) claustrophobic atmosphere of HK... take the ferry... No 4 Pier.
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