6 Off The Grid Ways To Explore Hong Kong In 2021
Feel like you’ve explored every corner of Hong Kong over the past 18 months? These lesser-known Hong Kong experiences might just make you think again.
Beautiful beaches, mountain-top hikes and skyscraping views––Hong Kong feels like it has endless options for weekend day trips and ways to get away from the daily grind.
With our city boasting an abundance of amazing experiences that the whole family can enjoy, and lots of us staying put for the next few months at least, we’ve put together our picks for the best off-the-grid ways to explore Hong Kong while we’re waiting for weekend minibreaks to become a reality again.
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Book a staycation with a difference
If a five-star city-centre stay isn't what you have in mind for your next staycation, take a look at the unique properties curated by Exclusive Venues. From a 4-bedroom private villa with a pool in the Sai Kung countryside to a penthouse in the heart of Sheung Wan, whether you're looking to book your next family staycation or a special occasion stay you're sure to find a property to suit you.
Take a walk on the wild side
Off-trail hikes, coasteering and stream trekking with a view––explore Hong Kong's stunning natural landscapes in the safe hands of HKOutsider's trained instructors. A fun alternative birthday celebration or a team-building day with a difference, choose from rock-climbing, canyoning or coasteering (which is a combination of bouldering, scrambling, swimming and cliff jumping).
Spend a night under the stars at Saiyuen––a luxurious glamping spot on the southwestern tip of Cheung Chau. The destination offers themed camping facilities and outdoor activities and is one of the best places for a night of stargazing away from the city's light pollution. Choose to sleep in a Mongolian Ger, a Native American Teepee and a Geodesic Dome for a Hong Kong glamping experience you won’t forget.
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If you've had your fill of Hong Kong summer yacht days and junk parties this year, Float might just be the upgrade you need. This giant recreational boat can hold up to 60 guests and has a luxurious glass ceiling and a grand entry staircase––perfect for you to make your entrance as you set sail along Victoria Harbour.
Up, up and away!
Get a birds-eye view of Hong Kong's concrete jungle with a luxurious helicopter tour. Established in 1978, Heliservices has been the sole provider of sky tours in the city for over four decades. Customise your chopper ride with one of their special tours, which include Fly & Hike, Fly to the beach and The Peninsula's world-famous Fly & Dine experience.
See a new side of Hong Kong
Like your day trips a little more hair raising? A Hong Kong tour with Zoom Ribs might be just the experience for you. With pre-planned or customisable trips around Hong Kong Island or to Sai Kung in a 7.5m long RIB (rigid inflatable boat)––which can travel at speeds up to 40 knots––Zoom Ribs offers half or full-day excursions that will give you a chance to see the city as you've never seen it before.