Sai Kung

Travel Guide
Sai Kung featuring landscape views, general coastal views and mountains

With old-world charm and seafood restaurants, this laid-back fishing town is the perfect base for exploring the surrounding beaches, islands and hiking trails.

It takes 2 hours to get from downtown Hong Kong to the charming seaside town of Sai Kung, but most locals will tell you that it’s definitely worth the trip. Whether you stay for a day or for the weekend, Sai Kung is a gateway to an area of great natural beauty as well as a top destination in its own right.

Recent development has modernised Sai Kung, bringing modern shops and sports facilities to the town centre. The old town still commands its timeless historic charm, however. The harbour is lined with moored fishing boats that sell the day’s catch directly, and the regular daily activities of a fishing community are still to be seen.

The town lies at the foot of the verdant hills of the Ma On Shan Country Park. Choose a hiking trail and set off into the greenery. Some paths lead to important regional attractions, including a number of serene rural temples. The Hung Shing Temple at Kau Sai Chau is a particularly notable example.

Down at Sai Kung, top off your day of adventuring with a casual, open-air dining experience. A string of local restaurants called “Seafood Street” stretches along the sea’s shore. The speciality is fresh seafood, and if you like it exceedingly fresh, you can choose your dinner live at a restaurant’s tank displays.

Sai Kung’s promenade offers picturesque views of nearby islands, which you can also go and visit. Kau Sai Chau is home to the famous Jockey Club Public Golf Course, which is open to the public and accessible by ferry. More than 70 small islands in the area can be reached and explored in this way, but some ferries run “on demand”, so make plans well in advance and check the schedules online.

The MTR does not travel directly to Sai Kung, but minibuses to the town depart from both the Choi Hung and the Hang Hau MTR stations.

Holiday Inn Express Kowloon East, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Kowloon East, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Tower 4, 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan 0, Sai Kung
The price is AU$103 per night from 11 Nov. to 11 Nov.
Located in Tseung Kwan O, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Victoria Harbour and Kowloon Bay. Kwun Tong ...
4/5 Very Good! (989 reviews)
An overnight stay.
"It was a nice stay. A little old but convenient."

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2021

Holiday Inn Express Kowloon East, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Tower 5, 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung
The price is AU$145 per night from 11 Nov. to 11 Nov.
Located in Tseung Kwan O, this luxury hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Kowloon Bay. Kwun ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (988 reviews)
"Nice stay, hope to have upgrades next time!"

Reviewed on 12 Jul. 2021

Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East, an IHG Hotel
The Pier Hotel
The Pier Hotel
3.5 out of 5
No.9 Pak Sha Wan Street, Sai Kung
The price is AU$302 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
Situated by the sea, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Ma On Shan Country Park, Sai Kung Park and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Kau Sai ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (165 reviews)
Hotel with tranquility
"Nice hotel with terrific seaview. Tranquil and comfortable."

Reviewed on 7 Jan. 2021

The Pier Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Comfortable & Welcoming 2 Bedroom Apartment
Comfortable & Welcoming 2 Bedroom Apartment
Yi Chun St, 2, Sai Kung, New Territories
The price is AU$384 per night from 11 Nov. to 11 Nov.
Located in the heart of Sai Kung, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Sai Kung Park and Ma On Shan Country Park. Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course ...
Comfortable & Welcoming 2 Bedroom Apartment
Discover Sailing Asia - Hong Kong
Discover Sailing Asia - Hong Kong
3 out of 5
Hong Kong, Sai Kung, Pak Sha Wan Public Pier
Situated in Sai Kung, this houseboat is 1.3 mi (2 km) from Ma On Shan Country Park and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Sai Kung Park. Hong Kong University of Science and ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
Bad manage but a nice yacht
"So first of all they totally forgot about my booking till I actually called to find out becoz there were no information abt how I can reach the boat even after I paid. The trip and the yacht itself is in a very gd condition and nice, I really enjoyed the whole experience. The agreed check-out time ..."

Reviewed on 3 Jun. 2018

Discover Sailing Asia - Hong Kong
G.Eyre Home
G.Eyre Home
3 out of 5
RM RA, 75/F, 7 Blk, The Prime, No 1 Lohas Park Rd, Sai Kung, Hong Kong
Located in Tseung Kwan O, this aparthotel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Clear Water Bay Second Beach and within 6 miles (10 km) of Hong Kong University of Science ...
G.Eyre Home
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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