Our 1sr attempt to visit Lamma Island was not successful, we reached the Central Pier around 2.30 p.m., it was too late to take a ferry over there and be back within 2 or 3 hours.
The next day, we were packed and started our journey from Tai Po, took a bus to the Central Pier, the bus journey took about one and half hours to reach the Central Pier. There is a ferry leaving every half an hour. The ferry took about half an hour to reach the Yung Shue Wan Pier.
Lamma Island has a very different pace from Hong Kong Island. There are no cars on the island with lot of parked bicycles at the pier. All apartments around here must be built with a maximum 700 square ft per floor. The weekend attracts hoards of Hong Kong people and the ferry docks the town gets very full quickly.
There are a lot of Westerners living on the island and people tend to come and live here for an alternative lifestyle rather than modern living which makes it great for relaxation.
There are three villages on Lamma Island, the main one is Yung Shue Wan in the north. It is the main town where most of the island’s population lives and connected to the central piers.
There are lot of seafood restaurants at the sea front and the price of the seafood dishes were very expensive compared those in Hong Kong. We had black beans clams and seafood noodles for lunch which cost us around HK$350.00. The 2nd village is Sok Kwu Wan in the South is basically a street lined with large seafood restaurants. It is connected by ferry to Aberdeen and the Central Piers.
The 3rd village, Mo Tat Wan is a tiny village to the east with a few houses and a couple of restaurants. The ferry from Aberdeen and Sok Kwu Wan stops here, enjoy a large lunch and stroll over here before catching the ferry back. We walked from the main village, Yung Shue Wan to the Lamma Winds, a wind farm. There are lot of signs showing the directions and how long it take to reach the destination. It was an enjoyable stroll as there wasn’t a lot of tourists around here.
it took us another 25 minutes to reach the Hung Shing Ye Beach, It was overshadowed by a coal fired Power Plant in the background. There were lot of locals and tourists swimming and suntanning on the beach. Followed the platform leading up to the mountains, it took us about 45 minutes to reach to the top. We were lucky as there was a young lad selling drinks and fresh pineapples. We bought some cans and slices of pineapples from him.
Enjoying ourselves with the fresh fruit and water, with a serene and peaceful scenic view of the fishing village. Totally enchanted with these gorgeous and beautiful villages and it took us about 45 minutes to reach the Mo Tat Wan Pier, we took a 5.30 p.m. ferry to Aberdeen. A beautiful and gorgeous fishing village, there are lot of nature at the wind farm and awesome scenic view of the villages.