Long days, scorching heat and air-con… Summer is coming for us in Hong Kong. It’s my favorite time because of course…the outdoor is going to be glorious and I am going to share some ideas for you to try out this summer!
1.) Rent an apartment in Lantau Island for the weekend.
Price: $400 – $1000 for a 2/3 bedrooms flat per night. $500 -$1000 for food & beverages
Where: Tong Fuk Beach (my fav & recommended) – less populated!
This is one of the thing I used to do religiously when I was young every summer! For a whole weekend I would take my skimboard, get some friends together and rent out an apartment with a roof right next to the beach in Tong Fuk. For 2 days, we would just be chilling, totally care free and live like the local villagers with our feet kicked up enjoying the day as it goes by.
Lantau is by far my favourite place in HK, Tong Fuk and Cheung Sha beaches are right next to each other, when the tide is low you can actually walk from one to another. The apartment is decent, clean and functional!
We always get the ones with the rooftops so you can have a BBQ at night for dinner (for locations and options, you can check in these links A, B, C! Probably need some help translating Chinese) So without the pains of camping, this can be a good alternative option for our weekend getaway!
2.) Work on your golf skills!
Price: $100 – $200 for the day.
Listen, I dont play golf but I love the occasional swing. Especially when you are taking your swings directly at a mountain as your backdrop. There’s a 48,500sqm pubic driving range in Tuen Mun, you can just rock up with no gears.
They will provide you with all the things you need! The journey to Tuen Mun is quite far considered by most people but if you haven’t explored New Territories, it can be a good day trip for you! Info – here! Dinner option, you can either go to Gold Coast for a nice relaxed meal by the sea or I recommend trying some seafood at Sam Shing, the seafood here some say is better than Sai Kung! I think so anyway haha.
3. Chill out at Ice-rinks.
Price: $50 – $60
4. Kayak and explore!
Price: $500 – $800
If you are feeling adventurous and want to get out to see HK’s nature up close that most people don’t get the chance to see. This option is perfect for you, for a whole day you can rent our kayaks and guides will take you to some unbelievable locations that makes you question “Am I really In HK?”