After living in Europe for 1 year, I couldn’t wait to explore my hometown – Hong Kong, when I got back! As a nature lover, Sai Kung is a must-visit, especially during summer when the sun is out, water is warm for swimming! Oh, maybe too hot for some of you. The water temperate in Hong Kong is around 25-30 degree in Summer. There are a lot of hidden gems in Sai Kung waiting for you to be explored!
After a 15-mins boat ride from Sai Kung pier, we arrived at this hidden gem island. There is no pier on this tiny deserted island, so depending on the weather and tide, the captain will decide where we can get off. Luckily we were able to get off directly on the rock at one side of the island.
After getting off, we had to walk to the other side, which takes about 5-10 mins, where the little beach is located. This Island is tiny, and the beach area is just a fraction of it. The beach is pretty rocky and it does hurt when you walk with your bare feet. I am amazed by how pristine the water is! The shore water is so clear you can see all the rocks underneath it. Be careful when you walk on the sea bed as it is
We spent an amazing afternoon there. You can spend some time just to relax on the beach, or swim to the other island nearby, snorkeling, etc… Just enjoy yourself in nature, without any worry!
Actually, the name of the island is called “Green egg island” (綠蛋島), as there is a little mountain top with green plantation on it which look like an egg.
This “Hot Spring” is near the beach. It is actually a natural pool, filled with accumulated rainwater from before. This is NOT a real hot spring even though the water is warm in the summer. Be very careful if you walk inside the pool, the water is not clear and it is very slippery as the bottom is full of rocks covered with black slimy stuff. I was wearing a white swimsuit and it became dirty as soon as I sat on the rocks.
Doesn’t it look like an outdoor hot spring in Japan? I really miss enjoying an outdoor hot spring in Japan! Especially when it is snowing, it is a really wonderful experience. Plus you get to enjoy a really delicious meal at the hotel afterward. OK, I should stop talking about that right now.
We did beach cleaning and picked up some trashes we found on the beach, took them back to Sai Kung to dispose of them. I really love doing beach cleaning as it made me feel like I am cleaning up our mother earth. I made friends with some high divers in Blue Lagoon, Malta and did beach cleaning with them, it was such an amazing feeling! I also did it occasiona
What you need to know
- Please protect the environment and leave no trash behind.
I also encourage you to pick up the litter in the sea or on the beach and bring them back to the mainland to dispose of them. Thank you for your love for the environment! 💙
- Use sunscreen to avoid sunburn.
The sun might not be too strong but the UV is! If you plan to swim, please try to use non-chemical sunscreen to protect the water. As a diver, we are conscious of our impact on the sea creatures and water quality. We appreciate your effort in protecting our earth. 💙
- Bring your own food and water as you can’t get them anywhere nearby.
- To enjoy water activities, bring your snorkel mask, blown-up kayak or SUP, etc.
- The beach is pretty rocky, I would recommend you bringing or wearing water shoes.
How to get there?
I thought the only way to get to this island is by boat, well, it makes sense as it is an island. Interestingly, there are 3 (logical) ways to get to this island, I guess helicopter doesn’t count as it would be impossible to land anywhere close by.
- By boat from Sai Kung pier (the easiest way)
- By kayaking (from Sheung Sze Wan )
- By hiking (from Lung Ha Wan(Lobster bay))
There is no regular boat to the island, you need to book a chartered boat with a minimum of 10 people, the cost is HKD$200 per person for a return boat ride.
By hiking? Yes! Actually, that was what my friend did, she hiked to the nearest spot where it is across the little beach, which takes around 2-3 hours. Normally she had to swim across to the island which is a short distance that probably takes 5 mins. She got lucky that day and someone who was riding a SUP picked her up! During low tide, which is around 4 pm, you can actually walk across.
Do you like natural hot spring? Check out my blog about a free natural hot spring river in Iceland.
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