Staycation Ideas

Cabin fever? You’re not alone. I finally couldn’t handle being cooped up last weekend, I found my way to Repulse Bay Beach. The sun was shining, there weren’t a whole lot of people, and a little breeze blew the entire time… Saltwater swirled around my ankles and I got golden sand in between my toes. Pure bliss.

If you’re raring to go out and shake the blues away, check out these awesome staycation ideas. These will help not only to keep us healthy physically and mentally, but also to save money while we’re going through economically uncertain times.

Go to a Beach

Whilst Hong Kong is known for the thousands of skyscrapers that define our cinematic skyline, 75% of our land is earmarked as countryside. Luckily for us, ‘countryside’ includes HK’s fabulous beaches. From the wildly popular (Repulse Bay, Shek O) to the more peaceful (Ham Tin, Pui O), check out some of our handpicked, favourite beaches HERE.

Architecture Spotting

Immerse yourself into the city’s culture, communities and history. Architecture spotting costs almost no money, apart from taking public transport. We’ve put together a shortlist of HK buildings by world-famous architects (starchitects!) HERE; as well as a selection of grittier urban architecture HERE.

Island-hop

HK has 261 islands and Cheung Chau is the 8th largest. Ride a bike, explore a pirate cave, chill on the beach, go on a food trip… there’s loads to do here.

Work from Hill🙊, or Run

Ah, hiking. Our national pastime! Outdoor newbie? Check THESE easy HK hikes out. Looking for your #HomeKong mojo? THESE ‘patriotic’ hikes showcase not only beautiful scenery, but also our rich history.

If you prefer a bit more speed, HERE are our top picks for the best running routes.

Seek Thrill

Gliding over urban hills, gazing down like a bird over thousands of skyscrapers… Can you just imagine the sense of awe and wonder that would inspire? Adventure may not be the first word people associate Hong Kong with. Yet, you absolutely can paraglide, scuba dive, rock climb, quad bike, zipline and abseil in HK.

Get your adrenaline going HERE.

Staycation Deals

OVOLO SOUTHSIDE
HK’s first warehouse-converted boutique hotel is is a place where industrial and contemporary combine to create a unique and cool 21st-century design. Enjoy gorgeous mountain views at the rooftop bar. Sip on delicious, sundowner cocktails at social hour. Have a hearty meal with seasonal ingredients. Go graffiti-hunting around the area! Suffice it to say, your Instagram will pop with more photo-ops than you can handle in one weekend!

Offer: Buy One Room Night, Get One Room Night Free
Estimated Savings: HKD1,555

THE SHEUNG WAN BY OVOLO
There’s never been a better time to be a tourist in our own ‘hood. Historic temple, architecture, graffiti… Sheung Wan has it all – plus a newly-rebranded hotel aptly called The Sheung Wan by Ovolo – for which we have a staycation offer, natch.

Offer: Buy One Room Night, Get One Room Night Free
Estimated Savings: HKD777

Pssst. These money-saving staycation deals are exclusive to ENTERTAINER members only. If you’re not yet a member, buy the ENTERTAINER Hong Kong 2020 with promo code HUBHK2020 for an extra-special 10% discount + chance to WIN A GOURMET DINNER AT POPINJAYS!

 

Main featured image by Photo by Jéan Béller on Unsplash

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