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Home Away From Home: 8 Hong Kong Staycations for Your Much-needed Getaways

There’s much to love about living in Hong Kong. The world-class dining scene, the eclectic nightlife, the sheer convenience and efficiency, and the fast-paced life that’s suited for professionals of all ages.

However, everyone needs a serene getaway from all the hustle and bustle at times, and you’ll be surprised at the Hong Kong staycations options we have in store for you.

Need a break but timing permits just a brief fling? This Pacific Prime Hong Kong article will give you the eight staycations options in and around Hong Kong for your next holiday.

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Auberge Hotel Discovery Bay

Green and pleasant Discovery Bay has come a long way from its sleepy, vaguely hippyish suburban beginnings. Auberge Hotel is the car-free resort’s first hotel and makes for a highly agreeable alternative to the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong Island.

A great location looking out to sea and plenty of greenery within walking distance make for fantastic hiking opportunities in the majestic mountains behind the resort. Guests can also utilize the gym facilities at the nearby residents’ club, and there’s a highly-rated golf club in the area too.

Hop on a bus to the main plaza for an al fresco meal at one of the many family-friendly restaurants—with live bands playing at weekends—or simply head for the huge sweep of Tai Pak beach and you may forget you are still in Hong Kong.

Tai O Heritage Hotel – Western Lantau


Another laid-back Lantau option, the Tai O Heritage Hotel is a Grade II historic building and former police station next to Tai O Ferry Pier and Fisherman’s Village.

This is a rare architectural gem, recently refurbished to a high standard with stylish furnishings and a glass-roofed restaurant: perfect for days spent enjoying Lantau’s pristine beaches and watersports. Request a free building tour or take a sunset cruise around the harbor at dusk.

Overnight Cruise Yacht

In Hong Kong, there are many yachts that you can rent overnight as a delicate getaway on the sea, so why not extend the idea with an overnight stay with friends aboard a 40-foot Bavaria Cruising Yacht?

Enjoy an en suite bedroom plus two doubles with a shared bath. The crew of two handles sailing, so relax on the serene ocean with bubbly drinks in hand. Plus, there’s no need to navigate Central Ferry Pier later. You can just fall straight to bed onboard!

Designer Style at Icon Tsim Sha Tsui

One for aesthetes, this super stylish hotel located near the science museum in Tsim Sha Tsui was designed by Terence Conran, Rocco Yim, and William Lim, and boasts impeccable design credentials for its collaborations with the likes of Vivienne Tam.

Built and owned by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management, part of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, there’s a strong independent vibe, with an emphasis on service without the corporate constraints that attracts local hipsters and international travelers alike.

Facilities include a rooftop pool, spa, health club, a Michelin ‘3 fork and spoon’ rated Chinese restaurant, a to-die-for bakery, and a hip neighborhood café called Green.

Splash out on a Club Room or suite for above and beyond privileges, which include a dedicated bar, lounge, and dining facilities and a full American breakfast included.

Head South to the Stanley Oriental Hotel

Accommodation options on the south side of Hong Kong Island are somewhat limited, but this stylish serviced apartment-style hotel is a solid bet for couples looking for a home away from home –studios can be rented per night, or one-bed apartments on a weekly basis.

The hotel is situated right in the heart of Stanley, near the action of the bars and restaurants looking out to sea, and a short stroll to the market. There’s a laid-back vibe to the area, which is the closest thing to a European seaside resort found in Hong Kong. A must is the rooftop Jacuzzi.

Indulge in Luxury at The Mandarin Oriental

Still considered the pinnacle of luxury and service by many, the Mandarin Oriental is the ultimate staycation option for a well-deserved break. Everything about this hotel screams perfection and attention to detail – but in the quietest possible way, of course.

Dining options include not one, but two, Michelin-starred restaurants (the Mandarin Bar and Grill and Pierre), Mah Wah for Chinese, and informal options such as Café Causette.

You can enjoy intimate drinks at The Chinnery or Captains Bar, or head to M Bar on the 25th floor for spectacular views over Hong Kong. And it’s not just for grown-ups: kids are treated like royalty too, with babysitting services, children’s menus, complimentary DVDs, and X Boxes and board games.

Feel the Touch of Nature’s Gift at WM Hotel

WM Hotel Hong Kong is a tranquil oasis nestled in the scenic Sai Kung area, known as the back garden of Hong Kong. Surrounded by vast seascapes and rolling mountain ranges, this hotel offers a peaceful retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle.

Here, you can reconnect with nature’s lush abundance and explore the unique beauty of this region through nearby hiking trails and beaches, providing a relaxing paradise away from the urban bustle.

The hotel’s 260 guestrooms are tastefully designed with green, blue, and orange hues, evoking an enchanting coastal ambiance that seamlessly blends the sea, sun, and sky – connecting guests with nature.

Over 70% of the rooms feature balconies overlooking vast sea vistas. You can choose from a variety of unique room types, including those with private gardens and private rooftops, offering distinct experiences tailored to your preferences.

Short Cruise to Taiwan on Royal Caribbean’s ‘Mariner of the Seas’

OK – so it’s not strictly a staycation, but this three-night cruise is a great in-between option for those wanting to get away without the hassle of taking a flight.

Hop on a cab to IFC mall and you’re all aboard and set for the Taiwanese port of Kaohsiung. On-board facilities are impressive, with 15 decks, 10 pools, and 17 bars, clubs, and lounges with various Broadway-style shows on offer, not to mention a spa with 100+ treatments, an ice rink, and mini golf.

There are comprehensive kids’ facilities including a baby and tots nursery, a teen lounge and disco, and various family-oriented activities, making this the ideal short getaway for parents and kids.

Prioritize Your Health During Your Hong Kong Staycations

Hong Kong remains a world-class destination for expats all over the globe. Renowned for its fast-paced lifestyle, it’s important to keep your health and mental wellbeing in check. One way to do that is to go on Hong Kong staycations.

Keeping all of that in mind, it is best to secure yourself and your family international health insurance to make sure you and your loved ones are properly protected.

Pacific Prime has over 20 years of experience in helping expats secure the best international health insurance for their requirements and budget. Our team of insurance specialists is trained to compare and choose a policy from world-renowned insurance providers, and offer value-added services.

Contact us for impartial advice and an obligation-free quote today!

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Veerabhatr is a content writer with over 6 years of experience with a particular penchant for storytelling and marketing, both in print and online. He now works with an experienced team of writers at Pacific Prime, aiming to shed light on the essence and benefits of insurance for companies and individuals by creating engaging, informative content across multiple platforms.

After obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, International Relations from Mahidol University International College, Veerabhatr has forged his career as a content writer in the travel, lifestyle, and real estate industries, writing in both English and Thai. He now continues to hone his skills as a writer at Pacific Prime, looking to engage and educate the audience by simplifying insurance.

Writer by day, and a DJ by night, Veerabhatr is a staunch music lover, and listens to all spectrums of genres available. He also loves to drink beer (moderately), eat all types of food, go to the beach, and learn about different cultures across the globe. He is also a die-hard fan of football and motorsports.
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