Weekend Ideas Series: A Day in Lantau

A sandy beach, stunning Buddhist architecture, a mall of shopping outlets with deep discounts — Lantau has it all. Whatever your persuasion, Hong Kong’s largest outlying island brings satisfaction to the soul, senses and shopping bags.

Begin the day with a ferry trip to Discovery Bay – Hong Kong’s very own piece of master-planned suburbia. It’s almost Stepford-esque in its polish and perfection. And since private vehicles are banned here (golf carts are ubiquitous, instead), the air’s cleaner and the environment’s more tranquil than in most of Hong Kong.

Hemingway’s by the Bay

In true Caribbean style, the bar boasts a vast array of tropical cocktails and probably the largest collection of rums in Asia. Come, relax and enjoy sipping on a cocktail, overlooking the bay while the chef prepares the daily catch on the barbecue.

If you wish, hit the beach afterwards.

From there, hop into the Discovery Bay shuttle bus DB01R to Tung Chung.


Grab a sandwich (buy 1 get 1 free, natch) from Subway, the world’s most popular submarine sandwich shop. Choose from a variety of freshly baked breads with a selection of delicious cold meats, fresh salads and tasty sauces.

Once you’ve got your sandwich in hand, walk over to the bus terminus and take Bus 23 to Ngong Ping. Get off at the final stop.

Ngong Ping 360

The world’s largest outdoor seated Buddha, the Tian Tan Buddha Statue, lives here. It’s a major site for Buddhism in Hong Kong and is located next to the Po Lin Monastery. Up at this height, you can enjoy exquisite 360 degree views of the South China Sea. Solace, serenity and spirituality – may you find them here. Of course, it doesn’t hurt, either that attractions such as Walking with Buddha and Motion 360 are buy 1 get 1 free on your Entertainer App.

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James Gannaban