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Reviewed September 27, 2010

Basically Lamma Island consists of a couple of small quaint fishing villages, both with ample restaurants, linked by a path which takes 1-1.5 hours to traverse, with a couple of ok beaches and some views along the way.

In my view, the reason why you go is to get away from the manic bustle of Hong Kong for a few hours (you can do a round trip in 3 hours). The ferry takes half an hour to get to either village and costs next to nothing ($HK14-18). It's comfortable, airconditioned, and there are good views of Hong Kong island as you go around the western half.

I haven't been to the restaurants but the seafood looks fresh so you can probably get a decent meal. But we are talking basic - outside, ceiling fans, so hot and humid for much of the year. This is not elegant eating, it's fishing village fare (not that there's anything wrong with that).

The walking track between the two villages is worth doing, it's an interesting trip through old rural Hong Kong really. Some nice views. If you take your swimmers, there are some beaches you can stop at to swim. However it is a tougher walk than might be expected - it is steep in parts, and can be very hot and stifling even out of the summer. Taking water is a must, although there are drink vendors from place to place, you'll need it near the saddle in the hills that the path traverses.

It's probably best done as a mid-morning walk starting from Yong Shue Wan - you can have a well earned lunch and cold beer at the other end and then take the ferry back.

So an interesting and cheap half day excursion, nothing glamorous, so keep your expectations in check and you will enjoy it.

3  Thank Jester246
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Reviewed August 27, 2010

Yung Shue Wan, onLamma Island is a place with lots of interesting sights but I can't help feeling the place could to do with a scrub. There were over flowing rubbish bins and lots of dog poo, and the whiff of sewage threatened to ruin a meal at one of the restaurants we went to. At the time of our visit there was a lot of construction and noisy machinery. Maybe we went on a bad day but I can't recommend making the trip to a very shoddy seaside town.

3  Thank Nick S
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Reviewed August 13, 2010

Rainbow seafood restaurant on Lamma island for a family party was fantastic ,service was excellent and food was superb and so fresh ,we had the most amazing day and there were 30 of us ,they gave us our own area ,don't expect linen table clothes and silver service , for a great experience this is better

2  Thank Jen1855
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Reviewed April 23, 2010

This delightful outlying island with some of the world's best seafood restaurants is just 30 minutes by ferry from the Central Ferry Piers on Hong Kong island . (Right next to the Star Ferry pier on HK Island (Central) one will find the ferry piers for the outlying islands including Lantau and Lamma Island .) The two (2) main villages on Lamma Island are Yung Shue Wan and Sok Kwu Wan . Regular ferry services link Central to both these villages, and there is also a ferry service between Aberdeen (on HK Island) and Sok Kwu Wan.

Start out around 0900 on the ferry from Central to Yung Shue Wan . Stroll through this delightful village following the directional signs to Sok Kwu Wan . On leaving Yung Shue Wan one turns hard left uphill on the path inland.(If you pass the Tennis Courts you have missed the turn.) Then follow the signed path for a delightful walk for 75 minutes through wonderful island scenery and small villages till you reach the picturesque fishing village of Sok Kwu Wan. Pause here refresh over a local beer and take in some of the worlds best seafood in any one of the wonderful open air restaurants lining the harbour front . To get back to Central or Aberdeen on Hong Kong Island one takes the ferry back from the village pier . With the cross island walk - degree of difficulty uphill and down dale on well surfaced path - moderate. Reasonable degree of fitness required, Take some bottled water for the walk . Not recommended for those above 65 the cross island walk .

The seafood restaurants at Sok Kwu Wan are world famous and worth the trip alone, just take a return ferry from Central or Aberdeen direct to/from Sok Kwu Wan . Ferries run till around 2200 at night .

7  Thank kuldalai
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Reviewed April 15, 2010

i have been to Hong kong lamma island when i was 13 and 15 years old...and stayed there for almost 1 month respectively .My mother Simeona piayas stayed there as an OFW for olmost 15 years as of the moment....

On my first visit there, I was really excited and somewhat nervous because i traveled alone and at my young age i don't know what will i do upon landing and everything....But when i got there i was amazed on the beauty of Hongkong itself, but since i arrived there at night tym i did not really appriaciate yet except those buildings that are tall enough with bright and blinking lights.....

WOW!!!!!!! tthat's the first word that came out to my mouth while riding to a train going to the pier.

Since thtat we missed the last ferry going to lamma Yung sue wan, my mother decided that we will go to Aberdeen and ride to a Sampan boat..A thought that what she talking about is that a big boat with lights and complete equipment but i was quite shocked when i saw its only one small boat runned by a noisy engine... BUt while sailing to a wide ocean, i feel relaxed with stong winds and that i feel like a princess... I was young that time so I really want fantasies..

Next day my mother toured me in Lamma while with the dogs...We went to the beach, market. restaurants and also in the mountain...WOw what a wonderful place...I even noticed that there in no wires hanging and realy imnpressed with theie lifestyles...

I was amwzwd also with the cars they have which is very cute hehehe and love there being environmentalist lovers because every house you will go you find a plants-different kinds of plants...Lovely lamma....

Truly yours Renalyn Mangadchil...

2  Thank 143renalyn
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