If you’re looking a romantic weekend away or somewhere exciting to stop over on a long haul flight, look no further than Hong Kong. It’s a city that lays on the charm with its beautiful harbour, spectacular rooftop views, luxury hotels, spas and fabulous food.
More than just the city and nightlife it is known for, it’s so easy to escape the city too. Just 15 minutes by bus are beautiful beaches lined with restaurants and cocktail bars and further afield are hiking trails with spectacular views of the surrounding islands. Here’s our tips for a getaway with that special someone.
See Hong Kong by helicopter
If you’re looking for a real wow factor, why not try The Peninsula’s helicopter experience . Soak in stunning views of the city before escaping it all to Sai Kung Country Park and Millionaires Bay for a banquet on the white sand beach of Sai Kung.
Savour a drink amidst the clouds at one of Hong Kong’s rooftop bars and lounges. Whether it is Ozone , the highest bar in the world, or Sevva the happening place for Hong Kong’s high flyers, the oasis high above is the ideal location for an unforgettable night.
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Follow the revered tradition, and indulge in a classic Afternoon Tea. Sitting in the lobby lounge café at the Peninsula, the traditional British colonial legacy and live band performance will take you into a journey back to the 60s.
Sunset Junk Boat Cruise
Board an authentic Chinese junk at sunset and set sail into Hong Kong’s scenic Victoria Harbour for a 360-degree view of the city’s impressive skyline. To find out more or book a cruise,visit the website here.
Take a hike
Take a diversion from those urban excursions and escape to Dragons Back, a popular hiking trail with beautiful coast scenery. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views and fuel up at the nearby cafes when you finish the trip.
The Hong Kong Observation Wheel
Sit comfortably in one of the 42 luxurious gondolas (including VIP gondolas) on the 60-metre-high Observation Wheel , and get stunning day and night-time views of the spectacular Victoria Harbour.
For the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation of the mind, body and spirit, pamper yourselves in one of the stylish and luxurious hotel spas in Hong Kong. The Landmark, Four Seasons, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong just to name a few, most of them with spectacular views of Victoria Harbour. You may join your partner in the private couples’ suite for a relaxing therapeutic massage.
Lamma Island is a place where the traditions of local fishing communities have been preserved, and gives you a chance to experience what life might have been like on the island when the industry thrived here. It is also a perfect chance for you to get away from the frantic pace of the city streets, and take a stroll along the peaceful and tranquil beaches.
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This market, in the quaint village of Stanley, is a huge hit with locals, expats and tourists for its enormous selection of brand-name clothing items and accessories, jewellery, home furnishings, souvenirs, ornaments and Oriental knick-knacks. Explore the picturesque warren of lanes, and surprise your loved one with a seafood lunch at one of the nearby restaurants along the breezy seaside strip.
This crescent-shaped stretch of sand is one of the most beautiful beaches in Hong Kong, and is great for swims, strolls, sunbaking and dining. The nearby colonial-style buildings are home to designer shops and award-winning restaurants. For a special experience, try The Verandah which sits on the former site of the famous Repulse Bay Hotel.