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From Lamma and Pui O to Discovery Bay, Hong Kong urbanites in search of greener pastures should look to these charming homes in the Outlying Islands

Hong Kong’s Outlying Islands reportedly saw a surge in population in 2021, thanks to city dwellers who are increasingly looking for bigger living spaces, proximity to nature and of course, more bang for their buck when it comes to price per square foot.

Whether you’re hoping to rent somewhere outside the city or ready to make a more permanent move outside urban areas, take a look at our selection of the most beautiful luxury homes available on the Outlying Islands today. 

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1. Peaceful Solitude in South Lantau

The newly built Ham Tin Villas development in South Lantau consists of nine detached houses, which are available to rent for HK$75,000 per month.

Take your pick of homes of different sizes: one configuration takes up 1,554 sq ft, while another, which offers an additional family room, measures 1,706 sq ft.

The homes have private gardens that measure between 3,500 sq ft to 5,700 sq ft—an amount of outdoor space that’s almost never found in urban areas. Meanwhile, there are also private rooftops sized at approximately 350 sq ft, which are accessible from the master bedroom. 

The area of South Lantau is home to some of Hong Kong’s most beautiful and quietest beaches—and living here will mean those are just a stone’s throw away. For water transport to Central, South Lantau is served by Mui Wo Ferry Pier. From there it takes around 35 minutes to get to Central in a fast ferry.

Listing price: HK$75,000 (approximately US$9,627) per month
Enquire on Ham Tin Villas’ website

2. Luxury Living in Discovery Bay

One of the newest luxury developments in Discovery Bay, Il Picco comprises 21 detached houses—and two of them are now on the market by tender. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom homes each take up 2,023 sq ft of interior space, with an additional 2,895 sq ft garden.

The homes come fully furnished, and includes the likes of dining chairs from Bonaldo and coffee tables and bar stools from Brabbu. We particularly like the standalone bathtub and marble finishes in one of the bathrooms. 

Discovery Bay has long been one of the most desirable locations for Outlying Island living thanks to its resort-like vibe and low-density residential offerings. Ferries to Central take around 30 minutes. 

Listing price: By tender
Available for sale from List Sotheby’s International Realty 

3. The Quiet Side of Lamma

This four-bedroom, three-bathroom village house is in Mo Tan Wan, southern Lamma—a relatively quieter part of the island.

Taking up 2,100 sq ft right by the beach, the home—on the market for HK$35 million—has calming views of the sea. Find a contemporary style of interiors with open layouts in the living and dining spaces. Painted walls in the TV room and one of the bedrooms offer splashes of colour. 

A terrace upstairs boasts beautiful patterned floor tiles, while a deck outside the home makes for a calming space to relax in.

Ferries from Mo Tat Wan Pier to Aberdeen on Hong Kong Island take around 25 minutes. 

Listing price: HK$35 million (approximately US$4.5 million)
Available for sale from Okay.com

4. The Perfect Discovery Bay Starter Home

Those in search of the perfect starter home should look to this 631 sq ft apartment in Discovery Bay, which features unique details like a cosy mezzanine bedroom and a living space adjoined to a sizeable open kitchen—ideal for hosting parties.

The home, which is on the market for HK$12 million, has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The double-height ceiling means the home affords plenty of natural light as well as space for display shelves. 

Listing price: HK$12 million (approximately US$1.5 million) 
Available for sale from Habitat Property

5. Wake Up to Greenery in Pui O

A contemporary aesthetic, sprawling outdoor space, and plenty of storage are just some of the desirable features in this 2,100 sq ft house in Pui O on Lantau Island, which is on the market for HK$15.8 million.

The house, which has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, also has a private rooftop space. 

Home to Pui O beach, a popular spot for surfers, the area is a 10-minute drive from Mui Wo Ferry Pier.

Listing price: HK$15.8 million (approximately US$2.3 million) 
Available for sale from Okay.com

6. Smart Design in Discovery Bay

This 703 sq ft, two-bedroom, one-bathroom home in Discovery Bay, on the market for HK$7.95 million, has a smart open-plan layout that maximises space. 

One of the bedrooms is divided from the living area by a glass enclosure, and is also elevated on a podium, which offers hidden storage space. 

Other features include a built-in study and minimalist open-kitchen that’s complete with an island—an ideal spot for cosy suppers. 

Listing price: HK$7.95 million (approximately US$1 million) 
Available for sale from Okay.com

7. Rustic Charm in the Heart of Lamma

This 1,399 sq ft, four-bedroom, two-bathroom house is nestled in Tai Wan To on Lamma Island. 

On the market for HK$10.88 million, the home offers plenty of rustic charm: think art deco-style window frames and railings on a spacious balcony upstairs. Surrounded by the greenery the island is famous for, the house offers outdoor space, including a garden.

The house is around a 15-minute walk from the Yung Shue Wan Ferry Pier, one of the two main piers on the island offering 20- to 25-minute journeys to Central. 

Listing price: HK$10.88 million (approximately US$1.4 million) 
Available for sale from Engel & Volkers Hong Kong

8. Beautiful Views in Ma Wan

On the market for HK$28.8 million, this apartment in the Park Island estate on the isle of Ma Wan offers one of the most coveted features in Hong Kong real estate: unobstructed ocean views. 

In addition to 1,421 sq ft of interior space, the four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom home also has a private outdoor terrace that measures nearly 2,000 sq ft. 

Ma Wan has long been known for its accessibility to downtown areas. A ferry to Central takes around 25 minutes, and it is also connected to Lantau and Tsing Yi by road. 

Listing price: HK$28.8 million (approximately US$3.7 million) 
Available for sale from Engel & Volkers Hong Kong

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