Luxury Hong Kong Holidays

Where old meets new

Hong Kong

Futuristic light shows, steaming pots of dim sum, tai chi sessions in city parks – welcome to Hong Kong. At first glance, you might think this city is all about skyscrapers and modern malls. But look closer and you'll find everything from sandy beaches and country parks, to traditional street markets and pin-drop peaceful temples.

Most people use Hong Kong as a stopover before a beach holiday, but there's enough here to keep you busy for weeks. Most of the action centres around Victoria Harbour, which has Kowloon on one side and Hong Kong Island on the other. A Star Ferry trip across the water is a great way to get a feel for the city, and is even more magical at night, when the buildings are lit up for the daily Symphony of Lights show. Look out for junk boats (traditional Chinese fishing vessels), with their distinctive orange sails.

For an aerial view of the city, take the 125-year-old tram up to Victoria Peak, Hong Kong's highest spot. Once you've admired the cityscape, walk the Peak Circle Path for alternative views of Hong Kong. If you're interested in walking and hiking, there are some great trails dotted around – Dragon's Back and The Twins are two of our favourites. More of a beach person? Try Repulse Bay or South Bay Beach, both on the south side of Hong Kong Island.

Back in town, browse for trinkets and souvenirs at the city's street markets. Some of the more popular ones are Ladies Market, Temple Street Market and Stanley Market, but seek out a few specialist spots too, like Flower Market and Jade Market.
Destinations in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong Island is the southerly centrepiece of Hong Kong. It’s a king-sized island with a skyscraper-stacked waterfront, watersports-friendly bays and a mountainous interior.
Kowloon
Kowloon is the mainland peninsula just across the water from Hong Kong Island. Despite its high-rise good looks, it’s the historic heart of Hong Kong – hidden markets and temples included.
Our pick of the top hotels in Hong Kong
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Harbour Grand Kowloon

Hong Kong, Kowloon

The Park Lane Hong Kong, A Pullman Hotel

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island
Flight Information

Flight time from the UK to Hong Kong is 11 hours 45 minutes.

When to go

Summer in Hong Kong lasts from June through to August. These months see soaring temperatures and high humidity. Thankfully for visitors (and locals), most places will benefit from air-conditioning making these months still a good option for visiting. If you are looking for more comfortable temperatures and less rainfall, October to April are the best months to visit Hong Kong. The winter months (November to February) are the coolest and are great if you are happy to wrap up and explore the city. 

Visa Information

British citizens don't need a visa for Hong Kong.

Tipping

It’s common for hotels and restaurants to add a 10% service charge to the bill.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Hong Kong is Chinese. English is widely spoken too.

 

Health

Hepatitis A, polio, and typhoid immunisations, plus malaria tablets, are recommended. Please speak to your GP for more information. 

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