Sailing

Hong Kong, and its many islands and bays, is a fantastic place to explore by boat. Sailing is an exciting adventure that will brighten up any day, so get rigging those sails to harness the sea breezes. To check out Hobie catamaran sailing: http://www.hobieclub.org.hk/

Snorkelling

To escape the monotony of city living, head over to Hoi Ha Wan, in Saikung West Country Park, to grab a snorkel and see the life beneath the waves in the “Bay beneath the sea.” Suitable for sun-seekers, and adventurers alike – bring the whole family!

Yim Tin Tsai

Yim Tin Tsai has much to explore but is only accessible by a ferry service on the weekend. Hire a boat from Sai Kung on the weekday and you escape the crowds. From the pier I walked up to the church and museum (both closed on weekdays) and into the village. The ruins of  the 19th century Hakka settlement are mainly untouched and bear the signs of the Catholic evangelization that happened later in the communities history. Combine a walk through the village with a wonder through the mangroves and salt plains to get the most from the trip. It’s a great place for photographers.

More information and a map HERE.

Tap Mun

Tap Mun, also known as grass island, is the best of the five islands for local culture and easy walking. The island is reasonably flat but has some great routes in the north of the island for walkers wanting to escape the crowds. Although there are no formal beaches, the waters are crystal clear and fun for paddling and rock jumping.

More information and a map HERE.

Po Toi

If getting away from the crowds is your objective it does not get much more remote than Po Toi. Known as the South Pole of Hong Kong, this small island has a myriad of small paths around it’s rocky shores and up into the hills above.

Information on how to get there and a good map can be found HERE.