Hong Kong: Lamma Island Sights + Attractions

View from one of the pit stops
View from one of the pit stops

We have been waiting for summer to pass before exploring Lamma Island. Having been there several months back for seafood, we were keen to come back again and hike around the island. There ferries from Central Ferry Pier leaving for Lamma Island every 45 minutes or so. Hence, it is better to check the schedule before making your way there to avoid a long waiting time. In addition, there are also 2 jetty points at Lamma Island which you can stop – Yung Shue Wan and Sok Kwu Wan. If you intend to hike around the island, it doesn’t matter which point you get off, as the hiking trail is pretty standard, and easily brings you from one end of the island to another. We prepped ourselves by slathering on sunscreen and repellant before starting off. The weather was perfect, sunny but not too hot. However, it is not difficult to work up a sweat as some parts of the trail can be quite steep. Still, it wasn’t considered a difficult hike. We took our time, taking photos and resting whenever necessary. Our late lunch was eaten at Rainbow Restaurant. Two dishes cost us nearly HKD300! Don’t think we will come to this tourist trap again. By the time we were done, the sun was setting. We hopped on to the ferry provided by Rainbow Restaurant (for their customers only) and head back to Hong Kong.

Lamma Island Map
Lamma Island Map
The island is littered with such specialty shops selling seafood related produce.
The island is littered with such specialty shops selling seafood related produce.
Pastries from the local cha chaan teng. Delicious!
Pastries from the local cha chaan teng. Delicious!
There are no road names here, but the island is scattered with mini villages.
There are no road names here, but the island is scattered with mini villages.
Lamma Winds, the first commercial scale wind powered station in HK.
Lamma Winds, the first commercial scale wind powered station in HK.
Perfect day out on the beach
Perfect day out on the beach
Kamikaze Cave, used by the Japanese to conceal speedboats during World War 2.
Kamikaze Cave, used by the Japanese to conceal speedboats during World War 2.
Salt and pepper squid at Rainbow Restaurant.
Salt and pepper squid at Rainbow Restaurant.
Cute ornament made of a real puffer fish!
Cute ornament made of a real puffer fish!
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