Get the best of both worlds on an urban island


Photo: Courtesy of Swire Properties

When you picture Hong Kong, you think urban high-rises and constant traffic—but what if there was a way you could escape from that, while still having the city on your doorstep?

If you’re considering trading in your cramped city quarters for a spacious suburban pad, here are five reasons Lantau is the place you’re looking for.

1. Privacy, peace and quiet


Trade in the concrete jungle for actual jungle (Photo: Courtesy of Swire Properties)

Lantau is a garden of tranquillity, removed from the urban bustle of Hong Kong. The south side of the island benefits from light traffic due to road controls on Tung Chung Road, and high privacy because of low density and an abundance of private residences. 

2. Gorgeous natural gems


Did you know that there were places like this in Hong Kong? (Photo: Courtesy of Swire Properties)

If you’re a fan of the outdoors, you’ve probably already spent weekends exploring Lantau’s natural wonders. Pui O Beach, Lantau Peak, Sunset Peak and Cheung Sha Beach are a few of the awe-inspiring locations you’ll have on your doorstep. The beaches offer not only a place to walk the dogs, but an abundance of watersports like paragliding and sailing.

3. Ocean views


Sun, sea and sky (Photo: Courtesy of Swire Properties)

If you’re lucky, you may have harbour views in Hong Kong’s city centre—but on Lantau’s south side, everyone gets a panoramic view of the South China Sea and Lantau’s dramatic jungle coastline. There’s nothing better than sipping champagne from your private rooftop with a sunset ocean view.

4. World connections


Less traffic means driving is a breeze, too (Photo: Courtesy of Swire Properties)

Does all this sound like it’s located on some remote island paradise? It’s definitely an island paradise, but remote it is not: less than twenty minutes' drive to Tung Chung city centre and Hong Kong International Airport, South Lantau is ideally located. It's close to local and international transport hubs—perfect for busy professionals or seasoned international travellers.

5. Space to live and entertain


Open-plan living creates flow between indoor and outdoor spaces (Photo: Courtesy of Swire Properties)

With a low population density and the natural environment on your doorstep, South Lantau offers a unique Hong Kong living experience. The contemporary homes in Whitesands are ideal for those wanting to make a break for the outdoors, while still retaining life’s little luxuries.

The two-storey three-to-four bedroom houses are accessed via a restricted road, and start at 1,954 square foot. Designed by the London-based architectural firm PDP London, the concept of resort living is incorporated with a light colour palette and natural materials to allow each house to blend into the natural surroundings.

Each house features floor-to-floor height of up to four metres in the open-plan living, dining and kitchen space, floor-to-ceiling windows to maximise natural light, private front and back gardens with a spacious rooftop, and bedroom balconies for even more outdoor access.

Whitesands, 160 South Lantau Road, South Lantau, Hong Kong.

For details, please refer to the sales brochure of Whitesands.


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