For an outdoorsy (but not too outdoorsy) getaway, consider glamping. We’ve rounded up a few easy Hong Kong glamping packages so you and a small crew can whisk away to enjoy starry nights, refreshing ocean views and glistening sunsets.
Glamping and outdoor activities at Cheung Chau Saiyuen | From HK$1,380.00/4 people
Cheung Chau is a barbell-shaped isle with sweeping bays, fishing villages, beaches, and hiking trails. It’s also car-free, so grab a bike (like everyone else), and the island is yours to explore. Cheung Po Tsai Cave and Reclining Rock are two nearby attractions.
You can book a 1-night stay in an air-conditioned glamping tent that fits 4 people. If you’re going with a bigger group, there is an option to upgrade to a 9-person tent. In the morning, enjoy a DIY breakfast.
Feel free to pack light; you’ll be provided with towels, slippers, and bathroom amenities. Your tent set-up includes a ceiling fan, lamp, breakfast veranda, folding camping table and chairs, and tent padlock.
Guests will also receive 15% off the daytime activities, which include: climbing, archery, canopy walks, bubble soccer, craft workshops, and cooking classes.
The medium-sized tent provides 110 sq ft of space, with 2 single beds and 1 double bed. Bathrooms and showers are shared.
If you choose the XL tent, you’ll double your space with 260 sq ft, with 2 single beds and 2 double beds, a nightstand, an outdoor sink, a private shower and toilet cubicle, an outdoor family area, and a picnic table.
If you really want to go all out, there’s the stargazing geodesic dome for all you astronomers at heart. The dome offers 310 sq ft of space, with 2 double beds, a lounge, private bathroom facilities and outdoor family area with picnic table.
Glamping and water sports at Cheung Sha Village | From HK$940.00/2 people
Cheung Sha Village is a small, rural area on Lantau Island. It’s a peaceful place with almost no visitors on a weekday.
Cheung Sha Beach, a long, sandy bay with a handful of waterfront restaurants and bars, is right next to the glamping site. It’s the perfect spot for water sports enthusiasts, who can use the included package vouchers to go kayaking, bodyboarding, skimboarding, windsurfing, stand-up paddle boarding, or surfboarding.
A 1-night stay includes accommodation (options below), water sport vouchers, and an American-style breakfast. Guests can upgrade their package to include a barbecue. Sites include a private bathroom and shower, air-conditioned tent, camping lamp, outdoor furniture, and locker.
- a small safari tent for up to 2 people
- a caravan for up to 3 people, or
- a large safari tent for up to 4 people.
Luxury antique houseboat in Aberdeen | From HK$2,768.00/2 people
While no portmanteau exists (yet) for a glamorous houseboat, staying in this one in Aberdeen is swanky nonetheless. This massive three-floor 2,100 sq ft houseboat docked in Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter claims to accommodate up to 14 people! Realistically, it will probably comfortably fit only 8 people based on our count of bedrooms/beds.
This British-style antique boat is outfitted with a cosy living room, a well-equipped open kitchen, a balcony, and a spacious front deck. It also comes with quintessential staycation entertainment: ultra HD LED television, free Netflix, Bluetooth speaker, board games, mahjong and poker.
Low-key glamping in a Jeep camper | From HK$2,950.00/2 adult + 1 child
This package includes a stay in a tricked out Jeep camper. It’s perfect for those who want a semblance of a traditional camping experience but without having to sleep in a tent on the ground.
While you can’t drive the Jeep itself, the experience is as hassle-free as it gets. You’ll be provided with all the essentials: kitchenware, gas, tableware, a mattress, blankets, pillows, two camping stools, camp lights, cleaning supplies, drinking water, 20L outdoor water storage, a portable outdoor power station and a 32L camping refrigerator. All you need to bring is your own meals and drinks. Round-trip transfer to and from the camping spot is also included.
This post was originally published in September 2020. Last update: June 18, 2021.