Top Five Staycations in Hong Kong: Get away while staying in
If you are hard-pressed for time to take that beach vacation to Koh Samui, look no further than the many beaches in our own city. With our top five staycations in Hong Kong, there’s really no easier way to recuperate your holiday-deprived souls.
Silvermine Beach Resort
Unwind at one of Hong Kong’s only true beach hotel. Complete with Saturday barbecue dinners, alfresco style dining, luxurious lounges, boat and bicycle rentals, Silvermine Beach Resort is ideal for transporting you to the beaches of Phuket or Bali in a mere 30-min ferry ride from Central!
D.D.2 Lot 648, Silvermine Bay, Mui Wo, Lantau Island
+852 6810 0111, www.silvermineresort.com
Auberge Discovery Bay
Situated in the lap of nature, this island oasis on Discovery Bay brings the best of nature’s beauty and state-of-the-art facilities to its guests. Enjoy a staycation in Auberge’s many sea-facing spacious rooms or suites that offer panoramic views of South China Sea. Auberge Discovery Bay is also completely smoke-free, making it the perfect place to soak in pure oxygen.
88 Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island
+852 2295 8288, www.aubergediscoverybay.com
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
When it comes to luxurious staycations, Hongkongers are literally spoilt for choice by the myriad luxury hotels in town. Among these, Four Seasons Hong Kong would be an obvious choice for couples looking to ‘up’ their wellness quotient. With a wide range of vegetarian, gluten-free and sustainably-sourced seafood options, and one of the world’s best five-star spas to boot, Four Seasons is the place to visit all seasons for a weekend of holistic makeover and rejuvenation.
8 Finance Street, Central
+852 3196 8888, www.fourseasons.com
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Time-starved people can also explore the rather aptly named Escape 24 staycation package at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. Enjoy a 24-hours stay in the Grand Deluxe Harbour Room and access to an outdoor heated pool and a fitness centre in this package that’s only available to HKID holders. Complimentary parking for one vehicle per stay is also included in this offer. We recommend this for an anniversary or birthday getaway for the complimentary celebration cake, the chocolates and strawberries, and, of course, the champagne.
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
+852 2588 1234, www.hongkong.grand.hyatt.com
Looking to imbibe a bit of heritage on one of your staycations? Look no further than Harbour Plaza’s colonial-style heritage hotel Hullet House, housed in the former Marine Police Headquarters, one of the oldest surviving government buildings in Hong Kong dating back to 1881. In keeping with their old-world charm, the hotel offers heritage tours within its history-laden premises, covering spots like pigeon courtyard, Indian police rest, mariners’ rest and old horse stables.
1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
+852 3988 0000, www.harbour-plaza.com/hulletthouse
Text: Suchetana Mukhopadhyay