Cover Here are the best luxury houseboats to book for a Hong Kong staycation (Photo: Courtesy of Aberdeen Flair)

Escape from the frenzy of city life and treat yourself to a unique staycation experience at one of these luxury houseboats in Hong Kong

The Covid-19 pandemic might have kept us from travelling to our favourite destinations or venturing into new places, but it has also allowed many of us to rediscover Hong Kong with a fresh eye. Besides exploring scenic hiking trails and unique sunset spots, doing a staycation is also a good idea to satisfy your wanderlust in your home city.  
From five-star luxury hotels to beautiful boutique hotels and stylish Airbnb properties, Hong Kong is full of amazing staycation options to offer you a relaxing getaway from the city. But if you’re looking for something a bit different, a unique houseboat staycation might just be the answer. Featuring luxurious amenities and breathtaking sea views, here are the best houseboats in Hong Kong to book for a truly memorable holiday experience. 

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Houseboat in SoHo East

Sleeps: Up to eight guests

Price: HK$3,058 per night 

Situated near the Soho East, a hub of stylish waterfront bars, restaurants and cafés on the island side, this permanently moored houseboat has over 2,000 square feet of living space spread over three levels for you to unwind by the sea in tranquil surroundings. 

The houseboat, which is only accessible via sampan from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm daily, features a cosy, spacious environment that completes three bedrooms (including one master bedroom with a king bed), two bathrooms with shower facilities and toilets, an entertainment room, as well as a fully-equipped kitchen.

Spend the day exploring the charming neighbourhood Sai Wan Ho nearby and soak up the sun and salty breeze at the deck. As night falls, head back to the houseboat and dine alfresco or enjoy a barbeque feast with your friends. 

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Aberdeen Flair – Antique Cosy Houseboat

Sleeps: Up to eight guests  

Price: From HK$3,190 per night 

Rediscover the beauty of our city beyond its concrete façade and step back in time at this British-styled vintage houseboat in Aberdeen. Your unique staycation experience will start with an old-fashioned sampan ride out to the moored houseboat, where you can admire endless beautiful sceneries of the Aberdeen Fishing Village along the way to the moored houseboat.

Decked out in vintage furnishings and wooden interiors, this luxury houseboat has three floors, spanning over 2,100 square feet of living space completes with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a well-equipped open kitchen, as well as a balcony with views overlooking the Aberdeen Fishing Village.

Besides admiring the sunsets or sunrises at the front deck, you can also enjoy a wide range of entertainment options including mahjong, poker, and even free Netflix streaming service. The best part? You will also be able to try the traditional, unique boat noodles during your stay! You can simply ask the boat owner for the contact information of the boat that sells boat noodles, and he will help you to order and deliver a bowl of hot, soothing noodles to you.

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Aberdeen Flair – Classic Cosy Houseboat Tangaroa

Sleeps: Up to six guests  

Price: From HK$3,190 per night

Another luxury houseboat rental offered by Aberdeen Flair, Tangaroa is an equally perfect option for group getaways that offers not only incredible 360-degree views of the Aberdeen Harbour, but also a luxurious setting for guests to spend a relaxing time out at sea. 

With over 2,100 square feet, the houseboat is beautifully furnished with modern European-style homeware, featuring four well-appointed bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open kitchen and a rooftop terrace that is perfect for an outdoor barbeque experience with friends. The houseboat also offers free Netflix streaming service and a plethora of board games to keep you entertained.  
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Aberdeen Flair – Japanese Cosy Houseboat Cipango

Sleeps: Up to seven guests 

Price: From HK$ 3,190 per night 
If you’re looking for a vacation that feels more like home, look no further than this Japanese-style houseboat from Aberdeen Flair. Similar to the previous two models, this houseboat has over 2,100 square feet of area spread across three floors, which features a minimalist design infused with the elements of wood, bamboo and rattan that feels exceptionally warm and cosy.  

It is well-equipped with four bedrooms and a double sofa bed in the Captain Room on the upper deck, two bathrooms (including one jacuzzi in the main bathroom), an open kitchen, as well as all the amenities and entertainment choices you could ever desire—think coffee grinder, board games, free Netflix streaming service and even a tatami mat for you to relax and experience the unique Japanese culture. 

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