We all love a day out in the spectacular nature here, but why not make it a night too? Plan for a summer getaway at these luxury camping sites and places to go camping in Hong Kong. Don’t let the cooler weather deter you, we have a guide to glamping in Hong Kong where nature meets luxury. Here’s our round-up of some of the best places to staycation in the great outdoors in HK.
5 great spots to go glamping in Hong Kong
#1 Galaxy Garden
This spot on the bluff overlooking Pui O on Lantau is a nice vantage point for stargazing – hence the name. But even if Hong Kong’s skies thwart your attempt at that, it’s a fun experience glamping in Hong Kong here. The bubble shaped tents have a semi-transparent ceiling for an open sky view, while still being private, air-conditioned spaces with double beds.
WhatsApp 9263 9078 | galaxygardenlantau.com
#2 Long Coast Seasports
This place sounds like a water sports complex – and that’s exactly what it is. But it also has a handful of glamping sites right on the beach at Cheung Sha on Lantau, with all-inclusive packages that get you accommodation in safari tents (for up to 10 people) or caravans, plus breakfast and free run of equipment for on the water, from kayaks and SUPs to surfboards.
#3 Saiyuen Camping & Adventure Park
This huge camping getaway on the southern end of Cheung Chau offers a whole range of glamping experiences – you can choose to stay in a Mongolian ger, an African safari tent, a geodesic dome, a traditional tepee and more! Facilities vary, but some have double beds, air-con and private bathrooms with shower. There are activities galore on offer too, from archery to a tree-top canopy walk.
2981 1010 | saiyuen.com
#4 Welcome Beach
If a tent’s not your thing, why not spend a night in a campervan instead? The cute ones with a red stripe at Welcome Beach on Lantau come fully equipped with double bed, air-con, bar fridge, kitchenette and Wi-Fi. The sea is just outside your front door, and there are beachside restaurants a 15-minute walk away, including the ever-popular Bathers.
9060 6220 | welcomebeach2020.wixsite.com/welcomebeach
#5 WE Camp
A lakeside glamping option surrounded by a ring of hills in Yuen Long, WE Camp offers spacious pyramid tents with private bathrooms and showers set on elevated wooden platforms on the water’s edge. There’s plenty of equipment available to rent, including some cooking sets with ingredients. You’ll really feel like you’re on a break from the city here.
6296 6689 | wecamp.com.hk
Other places to try glamping in Hong Kong:
5 cool locations for camping in Hong Kong
#1 Nan Shan
Set in a lush gorge, Nam Shan is a peaceful campsite that’s popular with hikers on the Lantau Trail. It has toilets, great barbecue facilities and plenty of room for a picnic. Despite the woodland appeal, Nam Shan is also close to Pui O Beach, so you get the best of both worlds. There are camping sites at Pui O too, with 54 camp bays available.
Getting there: Bus 3M from Tung Chung or any bus from Mui Wo
#2 Tap Mun
Tap Mun means “stupa door” – probably from its stepped rock formations and caves – but you’ll more commonly hear it called Grass Island. And for good reason. There are lots of lush meadows here, making it a lovely spot for camping in Hong Kong. There’s no official site (and no facilities), but most people pitch a tent on the southeast side for the winning views. Just be wary of the free-roaming cows!
Getting there: Bus 94 from Sai Kung to Wong Shek Pier then a ferry
#3 Hok Tau
Located on a mountain slope in Pat Sin Leng Country Park, this campsite is beautifully placed in a forested area close to a couple of reservoirs – Hok Tau Reservoir has a one-hour looped walk that’s great for families, and Lau Shui Heung Reservoir is famous for its mirror-like waters and stunning red leafed foliage in early winter.
Getting there: Bus 52B from Fan Ling MTR Station to Hok Tau Tseun Terminus, then a 15-minute wal
#4 Long Ke Wan
This requires more effort to get to – it’s at the junction of Stages 1 and 2 of the MacLehose Trail – but it’s a stunning spot to wake up to in the morning. There are camping sites for a few dozen tents in the dunes behind the beach, and only limited facilities. You’ll need plenty of water.
Getting there: If you’re not hiking in, take a 30-minute taxi from Sai Kung to High Island Reservoir; it’s then a 20-minute walk over a couple of hills
#5 Tung Ping Chau
Hong Kong’s most far-flung camping sites is also one of its best. The small crescent-moon-shaped island in the far northeast of the New Territories is home to a handful of families from a once thriving fishing community. It has quirky rock formations, including one right at the campsite – Kang Lau Shek is a pair of unique sea stacks cut into interesting shapes by waves and wind.
Getting there: Take the Tsui Wah ferry from Ma Liu Shui Ferry Pier (weekends only)
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