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5 Luxurious Things to Do in Hong Kong

By Sophie Pettit 17 July 2018
Hong Kong is undoubtedly one of the most incredible cities in the world, so it only makes sense to splash the cash and enjoy it in style. From helicopter rides over Victoria Harbour to private parties aboard the Aqua Luna, we check out the most luxurious things to do in the 852. Because, after all – we can all dream, right?

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1. Buy a Top Notch Tailored Suit

First things first, if you’re going to enjoy Hong Kong in style, then you’ve got to look the part, and it just so happens that our beloved city is one of the best places in the world to get a tailored suit. While there are several tailoring houses that have earned a dazzling reputation over the years, there’s one that has truly stood the test of time – since 1983 anyway. Empire International Tailors is are third-generation family-run Hong Kong tailors which boasts an impeccable level of care and craftsmanship that has made it a must-visit destination for both locals and tourist. Established by brothers Andy and Anthony Asaf, who to this day oversee the creation of each garment, Empire has a reputation built on approachability and craftsmanship. From the solid advice they provide, such as what looks, styles, and accessories to go for, to the customisation options, fabrics and colour combinations, and fittings they offer, it’s no wonder they have garnered acclamation from international media such as The New York Times, CNN Travel, and Reuters. Just as well, as you’re going to need a top-notch tailored suit for the next thing on our list.

2. Dine at a Michelin Star Restaurant 

So now you're nicely suited and booted, how about dining at one of the most exquisite restaurants in the world? Hong Kong is proudly home to a whopping 227 Michelin star establishments, with Bo Innovation (pictured), L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Lung King Heen, 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo-Bombana, Sushi Shikon, and T’ang Court, topping the list in 2018 with three stars. Since the inception of the esteemed red guide in 2008, the number of selected restaurants in Hong Kong has tripled, as the city's dining scene has continued to evolve into a metaphorical candy shop of gastronomy. From local Cantonese cuisine to upscale fine-dining, the city's restaurants are an absolute must for those looking to explore the luxurious side of the 852. Hungry for more? Check out the full list of restaurants in the 2018 Michelin Guide for Hong Kong and Macau.

3. Enjoy a Luxury Staycation

Hong Kong is home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, so it would be a shame to miss the chance to experience once for yourself, right? While there are numerous package deals that invite you to indulge in an afternoon by the pool, award-winning spa treatments, and fine dining at five-star restaurants, the Flying High Package at the iconic Peninsula Hotel tops the list in our book. This super indulgent package gets you luxury accommodation in the opulent hotel, a traditional breakfast at The Lobby, and a 15-minute helicopter “flight-seeing” tour of Hong Kong. Ever wanted to fly over Victoria Harbour and witness the city like you've never seen it before? Well, now's your chance if you happen to have a spare $8K lying around. Hmm, better start saving those dollars.  Hong Kong Peninsula, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon The Flying High Package is available until September 9, and starts from $7,980 per room per night

4. Fly a Helicopter to Macau

While Hong Kong is without doubt an epic city, let's not overlook its little neighbour Macau. Famed for its sprawling casinos, luxury hotels, expansive nightclubs, and frequent gigs by some of the world’s biggest acts (think Bon Jovi, Katy Perry, and Celine Dion), the 853 is well worth a visit. But why are we hyping up Macau when we're supposed to be singing Hong Kong's praises, you ask? Well, because a trip to Macau gives you the perfect excuse to fly in a twin engine AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter, that's why. If a chopper experience is topping your "bucket list", then Hong Kong is the perfect city to get it ticked off. Sky Shuttle Helicopters operates 42 flights a day between Macau and Hong Kong, which gets you 15 minutes of awe-inspiring views, epic photographs, and pure comfort as you kick back in individually contoured leather seats inside a spacious cabin fit for 12 people. And while you're over there, make sure to check out our list of the Top 10 Things to Do in Macau. Sky Shuttle Helicopters, flights from Hong Kong to Macau and back cost $4,300 each way

5. Hire the Aqua Luna for a Private Party

We've saved the most extravagant for last. We all love a good party, but imagine throwing one aboard Hong Kong's most iconic vessel, the Aqua Luna. This gorgeous, traditional Chinese wooden junk boat is available for private charter for two hours to the whole day, depending on your budget. You can either opt for cocktails and snacks for a humble $11K to $21K per hour (depending on the time of day you set sail), or completely push the boat out (pun intended) and invite up to 80 of your nearest and dearest to sip on champagne and tuck into an impressive spread of dishes for a hefty $45K – yep, you read that right. Depending on the length of charter, you can choose your preferred destination – but whether you decide to linger in the harbour or head over to the Tsing Ma bridge and anchor up beside Disneyland, you're guaranteed to have a night (or day) to remember. And we'd hope so too with that eye-watering price tag. Aqua Luna, private charter ranges from $11K to $45K (depending on the package)
Read more! Discover more amazing things to do in Hong Kong at Localiiz.

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Sophie Pettit


Sophie is always on the lookout for a great story and her next big adventure and loves nothing more than discovering the city’s hidden gems—and most delicious cocktails. When she’s not exploring new places, she’s off travelling and ticking countries off her bucket list.