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“Perfect Place for families”
Review of Discovery Bay

Discovery Bay
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$65.52*
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Hong Kong Small-Group Hiking Tour: from Modern City to Ancient Village
Ranked #107 of 861 things to do in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Perfectly framed by mountains and surrounded by the beautiful South China Sea, Discovery Bay, a serene resort development on the northeastern coast of Lantau Island, is a peaceful oasis away from hectic Hong Kong. The destination offers a wide selection of dining options and leisure activities. D'Deck, the renowned oceanfront alfresco dining hotspot boasts 20 restaurants with most commanding spectacular views of the sea and Disneyland fireworks. The 400-metre-long beach, hiking and walking trails, waterfront boardwalk, horse-drawn carriage, and the deluxe resort hotel Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong, present a total resort experience for leisure and getaway, yet it is just a step away from downtown Central, the Hong Kong International Airport, nearby attractions such as Hong Kong Disneyland, Ngong Ping 360, Po Lin Monastery, Giant Buddha and Wisdom Path. Take the ferry from Central Pier 3, or shuttle bus from the Airport, Tung Chung and Sunny Bay MTR stations.
Reviewed June 21, 2014

I loved this place. If you want to feel the culture of HK, this is not the place to go. However, if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Central or Kowloon, where I found is NOT a place for children or strollers, this is a breath of fresh air. I read other reviews stating that children were noisy and it was "too westernized", children ARE noisy, anywhere in the world, especially on weekends. And it is stated on there website or in any other blog that is a RESIDENTIAL area/resort. There are ramps everywhere for strollers, wheelchairs etc, which is hard to find anywhere else in HK. It is the only place I found was dog/pet friendly too. Everyone gets around by a golf cart, which makes it peaceful from noise and far less pollution than Kowloon or Central. If you have a family, and want a nice vacation where noisy kids having fun is welcomed with smiles and a helping hand, this is the best place. You can always take the 15 minute ferry ride to the "city" if you get bored.

4  Thank Katrina R
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Discovery Bay is a planned community on Lantau Island. It is very clean and all transport is by public bus or golf carts. There are 2 community shopping areas with restaurants, groceries, and small shops with a shuttle that runs between them. The restaurants are a bit overpriced because you are in a remote area. The community is well maintained and looks like a typical American suburb. Nice to see families walking on the paths and schoolchildren playing or riding bicycles. But overall feel is not like being in Hong Kong. Easy to get there by ferry but only other transport is public buses to other parts of Lantau Island. All buses and shuttles are very punctual as well.

1  Thank American-in-AD
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

Whilst nestled in a beautiful setting with an extraordinary unrealised potential after some 30+ years of alleged development, it nonetheless remains a relatively sterile environment. The local vibrant culture is best found elsewhere. The occupants are primarily Westerners and Asians (approximately a 50/50 mix) who flock therein for the alleged safety and mythical quiet in which to sleep. The refurbishment of flats (apartments) is seemingly never-ending as is the constant gutting of solid concrete walls and the necessary industrial drilling required. This drilling will shatter one's nerves in short order. Be advised the much touted Rules Book is completely optional as the Contractors and Management do as they please. The schools are marginal despite a large rhetoric to their excellence. The only advantages to living there are three: (1) relatively simple access to the airport; (2) the nightly Disneyland fireworks and (3) a small shopping centre with a single bank, Post Office and department store. The restaurants are mediocre except for 22 North which is excellent. The massive downside to DB is the Management who will not correct (or fix) a problem much less grant a condescension with address consideration. They are far too occupied with their own illusionary importance.

6  Thank requedieu
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

Whats the best part of Lantau island. No, not Disneyland, its Discover Bay, lovingly called D bay. Lush mountains, sea views, traffic-free roads. Just a short ferry ride away is this serene and pristine part of Hong Kong away from the very busy hustle bustle of the city. A good choice of restaurants is available here along with some super markets, beauty salons and a very well stocked book shop. They even have their own in house magazine called D Magazine.
Pollution is at a minimum because of restriction on private cars.

Thank SaadSeeb
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

Took the ferry over to discovery bay, it's like another world within Hong Kong, very much like a small beach city in Australia. No cars, lots of families and kids.

1  Thank KarryL
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