Lamma Island or Pok Liu Chau (博寮洲) is located to the southwest of Hong Kong and it is the third largest island. The northern village is called Yung Shue Wan and the eastern village is called Sok Kwu Wan
Most people visit this island because is a quiet and pleasant place with its walking trails at one end that leads to the fishing village of Sok Kwu Wan, and the other end is the village of Yung Shue Wan
The main village is Yung Shue Wan with plenty of shops and restaurants. This village is perfect to spend few hours strolling around, to enjoy the local food or just to walk from Pak Kok San Tsuen 北角新村, Pak Kok Kau Tsuen 北角舊村 to Yung Shue Wan crossing by Tai Peng San Chuen. This walk is really pleasant and easy to finish within 1.5h hours with some stops to take photos while enjoying a great coast and inner views of the island
HOW TO GET THERE
From Central pier 4, grab a boat to Yung Shue Wan. The other side of the island is Sok Kwu Wan which is so far unexplored for me. There is a boat every half an hour and costs about 16HKD. The ride takes about 30 minutes and the approaching views of the island are really nice.
Arrived to Yung Shue Wan Ferry Pier, on the right side is located the town with restaurants, shops and little markets. The views of the port are great and a walk through the town is a must. The town is kind of tourist made, so I don’t think is the best place to buy groceries or maybe get a perfect meal.
Views of the port & town
For a pleasant walk and if the time is tight, I would recommend to walk through the paved Family Walk which may start at the entry of the town.
From the port to West Lamma Channel
From West Lamma Channel to Pak Kok Tsuen Pier
Continuing walking from the Pier there are 2 villages: Pak Kok San Tsuen 北角新村, Pak Kok Kau Tsuen 北角舊村
These 2 villages are very close one with each other, just within 10 minutes
The path splits into 2 at this point: turn to Luk Chau Wan or walk to Yung Shue Wan through Tai Peng San Chuen village to back to the main town
The walk back through Tai Peng San Chuen takes about 1 hour and is pretty relaxing
The island is pretty big just to spend few hours. There are many places to visit and hikes to complete.
However, I’d recommend over this village to visit Tai O instead, since is more traditional and better conserved. Tai O village has something unique that I couldn’t find in Yung Shue Wan
If you are looking for hiking, there is a recommended trail from Yung Shue Wan to Sok Kwu Wan. The trail takes about 1.5-2 hours