Lamma Island

Lamma Island, which lies at the southern part of Hong Kong, is the city's third largest island. With the immense sea, the clean beach and the brilliant coastal scenery, Lamma Island attracts more and more visitors to spend their holidays here. The ease of life here lures a lot of foreign expatriates and office workers of Hong Kong to live here.

Top 5 Things to Do in Lamma Island


Yung Shue Wan

Most of the islanders live on Yung Shue Wan, which is at the north part of the island. Yung Shue Wan boasts of its exquisite shops, exotic cafes and enchanting bars, some of which are run by foreign traders. Here tourists can buy handicrafts, articles for living use and foreign snacks. While eating seafood in a restaurant by the seaside and enjoying the coastal scenery is a distinctive way to experience Lamma Island.

Yung Shue Wan Street

Strolling on the Yung Shue Wan Street which is actually a lane you will meet a lot of foreign inhabitants leisurely walking their dogs and two or three islanders chattering. Tin Hau Temple sits at the end of Yung Shue Wan Street. As the legend suggests Tin Hau is the Matsu, the fishermen's tutelary and the Goddess of the Sea. This temple dates back to 1870 and even earlier. A pair of stone lions crouching at the gate of the temple grabs tourist attention because the stone lions are carved in western style. In the temple exhibits an ancient whale skeleton that enshrines the Tin Hau.

Hung Shing Ye Beach & Lo So Shing Beach

Both Hung Shing Ye Beach and Lo So Shing Beach offer good places for the tourists to enjoy sunbathing by the beach and swimming in the sea. On the beach, you can gather a good assortment of seashells or sit under the shade to watch the vast sea. If you have enough time, you might also go to the Sham Wan, a breeding site for green turtles. Each June to October, a large number of green turtles come ashore to lay eggs. Usually during this breeding season, common people are forbidden to enter this area in order to protect the green turtles and their eggs.

Sok Kwu Wan

As tourists reach the Sok Kwu Wan, they will see lots of seafood restaurants along the beach. Sok Kwu Wan, is famous for its seafood restaurants and the largest fishing farm in Hong Kong. Because some open-air seafood restaurants rest upon the sea beach, they can offer a spectacular sea view while tourists taste the seafood.

Fisherfolk's Village

The emergence of the Fisherfolk's Village attracts more tourists to experience a true fisherman's life. The Fisherfolk's Village is situated at the Sok Kwu Wan and shows its local fisherman's traditional culture. In the village, tourists will learn how to raise the topgallant and put up sails, cast the net to catch fish, repair the net and fix the fishing boats. Fishermen's daily facilities on water, traditional fishing gears and fishing boat models are also displayed in the village. A small three-masted fishing boat presents a picture of a fisherman's household, which is almost lost in Hong Kong's modern life. Invocatory facilities and coops are set out respectively at the bow and the stern.

Entrance Fee Free
Opening Hours All day;
Fisherfolk's Village: 10:00 - 18:00

How to get to Lamma Island

Convenient transportation makes your travel to Lamma Island easier. A regular ferry is available at Central or Aberdeen Pier to Sok Kwu Wan or Yung Shue Wan. Tourists will discover a serene Lamma Island in a metropolitan city.
From Mon. -Sat. Sun. & Holidays
To Sok Kwu Wan To Yung Shue Wan To Sok Kwu Wan To Yung Shue Wan
Central 7:20 - 23:30 00:30 - 23:30 7:20 - 23:30 00:30 - 23:30
Aberdeen Pier 6:40 - 19:25 6:00 - 22:00 6:40 - 22:50 7:30 - 19:55

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- Last updated on Mar. 17, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Lamma Island
Asked by nancy from SINGAPORE | Dec. 18, 2016 21:29Reply
Can I cover Lamma island and Aberdeen in one afternoon. How do I travel around?
What do I see there?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jose from USA | Dec. 19, 2016 01:00

Well, I am afraid it is a little bit too rush. You should spend at least half a day at each of them. You can see beach, harbour, and ancient temples there. Also, you can taste the delicious seafood there! On the island, you can rent a bike to cycle around. :)
Asked by DOFR from MY | Jan. 13, 2016 14:04Reply
What does Lamma Island has to offer for tourist like me on a 1 day at this place?
What good food or restaurant can you recommend there? By the way, I will spend my CNY 5 days in HK this coming Feb 2016. Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Bob from USA | Jan. 14, 2016 19:16

Apart from a quiet beach and beautiful seaview, you can experience the peaceful lifestyle of locals. You can go hiking, or cycling. Certainly you will have a lot of fun there.

For dining, you are advised to go to the Fu Ji Seafood Restaurant at no. 9-10, No. 1 Street, Sok Kwu Wan.
Asked by Evelynn from MALAYSIA | Mar. 03, 2015 05:17Reply
how to get to Lamma Island from Casa hotel, HK. I reach HKG on 12 March
how much is the ferry ticket for to & fro.
Answers (1)
Answered by Cindy from NETHERLANDS | Mar. 04, 2015 20:44

Hi, you can walk from your hotel to Man Ming Lane, Nathan Road bus stop to take bus no. 970X and get off at Aberdeen. Go to Aberdeen Pier to take a ferry to Yung Shue Wan Ferry Pier. Upin getting off, you are already on the island. I remember the ferry fare is 17.5HKD.
Asked by Ms.BEANNIE from AFGHANISTAN | Mar. 09, 2011 21:21Reply
What are the timing to Lamma island from Central? Can we advance booking the ferry as we worried that it might be sold out during weekends.
Answers (2)
Answered by Mr.Steven | Mar. 10, 2011 21:49

It takes about 30 minutes. There is no online ticket booking for the trip. You will have to book it through a local travel agency.
Answered by Ms.LAAM from HONG KONG | Mar. 15, 2011 19:47

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