Hong Kong counts over 260 islands as part of its archipelago, but have you ever been to Treasure Island? We’re not talking about fearsome pirates hunting for buried gold and treasure but something equally as unique and exciting—active outdoor fun! If you’re looking for a place for endless open-air adventures and to spend some time away from the city, Treasure Island on Lantau Island is the place for you. But what’s there to do besides sunbathing by the beach, you wonder? Here are a handful of activities for both children and adults to engage in on Treasure Island to bring out their wild side!
If we’re talking about things to do in the great outdoors, we can’t leave out the beaches, soft sands, and gentle lapping waves of Lantau Island, and we certainly have to mention water sports! Down at Treasure Island, you can take advantage of a wide variety of water sports equipment available for rent, including surfboards, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and more. Everyone can be their own Moana riding the waves, or if you need a little help with navigating the waters, you can always sign up for introductory lessons and have an expert coach teach you the basics.
Don’t worry if everything is a bit too intense for you from the start—you can always rent beach chairs for a few hours of leisure time and catch your breath after an especially active day. There are also plenty of beach toys to keep the younger kids entertained. Who knows? Maybe the urge to grab a bodyboard and splash around in the water will be too hard to resist! For registration and more information, please click here.
To enjoy all the natural beauty that Lantau has to offer, spending just half a day on the island might not be enough. You can easily arrange a staycation to truly experience the outdoors and spend some quality time bonding with the entire family. And Treasure Island doesn’t just offer regular staycations; they specialise in camping staycations to a showcase a different way of living among the nature in Hong Kong. Treasure Island has a Special Staycation package ($3,000) for up to four people that includes engaging activities, dinner, a night in their private campsite, and two hours of free water sports rentals!
You can choose from a variety of equipment rentals for two hours of fun in the water, then move back to land and enjoy a three-hour adventure session where you can go on a trek to see mini-waterfalls and more. Once you’re back at the campsite, make use of the barbecue equipment (because what is camping without a fireside meal?) and enjoy a special set dinner for your first night at Treasure Island. For registration and more information, please click here.
For adventurers who want to experience more exciting outdoor pursuits, Treasure Island has nine whole weeks of the biggest and best Surf & Adventure camp training in the region for surfers of all levels aged five to 16 years old. These immersive camps not only get the kids active on surfboards but also teaches water skills, ocean safety, and environmental awareness. Children will be able to develop outdoor leadership skills with a whole lot of fun!
Treasure Island’s Surf & Adventure camp offers different outdoor activities every day in various locations across Lantau Island and includes daily lunch and snacks, as well as an overnight camping experience (usually from Thursday to Friday). Right now, Treasure Island is launching a special early-bird promotion: buy any two camp entries and get a third at half price! Use special promo code 2020-SUMMER-SPECIAL to claim your discount on checkout. Since this is Treasure Island’s most popular programme, book early to avoid disappointment, as spaces are limited. For registration and more information, please click here.
Just because we are out in nature doesn’t mean we can’t dine lavishly! One of the hippest hangouts in South Lantau, Treasure Island’s Beach Club restaurant, sun terrace, and bar opened to the public in the summer of 2018 and has already become a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike. Featuring a completely revamped food and beverage menu, the restaurant at Pui O Beach has rapidly become a popular destination for weekend beachgoers, where diners can enjoy timeless favourites on offer alongside a range of delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes. Open every Friday evening, as well as on weekends and public holidays, guests can tuck into hearty dishes to the tune of live music and popular DJs playing eclectic sets ranging from Ibiza chill-out tracks to popular dance hits.