Header image courtesy of Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel
Summer is here in Hong Kong, which means it is the season of staycations, junk boats, and island hopping. Some of us might be spending another summer in the city due to travel restrictions and quarantine, but it is not all doom and gloom!
Indulge in a well-deserved stay at one of Hong Kong’s seaside hotels, which all have stunning sea views. Conveniently located to experience all the summer staples—from beach trips to yacht parties, these hotels will allow you to embrace the fine weather ahead.
WM Hotel promises mornings that are off to a fresh start, as 70 percent of its rooms are equipped with a balcony for that spectacular sea view. The majestic coastline where the sea, sun, and sky intertwine is a true feast for the eyes. You can also choose from rooms that have private gardens or rooftops for a much-needed weekend getaway. Don’t miss the gymnasium with sauna and steam room, as well as the rooftop infinity swimming pool.
WM Hotel, 28 Wai Man Road, Sai Kung | (+852) 2196 6888
Can we really talk about seaside hotels without mentioning the only hotel in Cheung Chau, a favourite destination for island hopping? Warwick Hotel feels like the perfect escape from bustling city life. Located next to the East Bay, it offers a panoramic view of the ocean and surrounding nature. If you are planning a weekend trip to the island, reserve a room in advance, because they get booked out really fast—Warwick Hotel is just that popular!
Warwick Hotel, East Bay, Cheung Chau | (+852) 2981 0976
The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel is a new oceanfront luxury resort in Aberdeen, offering a relaxing and tranquil retreat that’s perfect for every kind of traveller. It boasts 425 rooms with commanding ocean views that overlook the South China Sea. Not to be missed are its five dining destinations, an infinity pool, an indoor kids’ zone, gym, and luxury spa.
The hotel also focuses on sustainability, eliminating single-use plastics, sourcing sustainable seafood for its menus, and operating an in-situ hotel farm. If you are headed to Water World Ocean Park, the hotel is literally just a stone’s throw away!
Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel, 3 Ocean Drive, Aberdeen | (+852) 2166 7388
For a little slice of paradise, head over to the Pier Hotel in Sai Kung. Merging urban chic with luxury, the boutique hotel offers only 40 rooms and suites complete with terraces, and living and dining areas. Whether it’s on the balcony, the rooftop garden, or the swimming pool, you will be treated to incredible sea views. Don’t forget to also explore the surrounding area, which is well-loved for its beaches, idyllic waters, and yacht scene.
The Pier Hotel, 9 Pak Sha Wan Street, Sai Kung | (+852) 2912 6777
It is not every day that you can say you have withstood the test of time, especially in a place as fast-paced and ever-changing as Hong Kong. However, Tai O Heritage Hotel has earned that right. Originally built in 1902 as a police station, the colonial landmark is now a charming nine-room hotel, perched on a hillside overlooking the South China Sea and Tai O, including the prized fishing village. Its interior is a beautiful blend of colonial-style façades and chic design. A stay in this historic site should definitely be on your list!
Tai O Heritage Hotel, Shek Tsai Po Street, Tai O | (+852) 2985 8383
Picture this: The shining sun is warming your face and you feel the cool sea breeze with a cup of coffee on hand. It is like the perfect start to a great summer. Over at the Stanley Oriental Hotel, you can experience something just like that thanks to its private balconies, which offer a front-row seat to enjoy the sea view. Situated at Stanley Bay, the hotel is close to Stanley Market, Murray House, and a plethora of stylish bars, restaurants, and shops.
The Stanley Oriental Hotel, 2/F, 90B Stanley Main Street, Stanley | (+852) 2899 1688
Auberge Discovery Bay is best known for its charming White Chapel, where a lot of weddings take place. Being the city’s first seaside chapel, it is also a popular Instagram spot. With its seaside views and surrounding tree-lined mountains, it is easy to see why.
The hotel also has the same perks—sea vistas, greenery, and a lot of natural beauty. It offers several ocean-facing rooms, some with panoramic views that surround the bed. Within the Auberge, you can dine, drink, and also pamper yourself at its in-hotel spa.
Auberge Discovery Bay, 88 Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay | (+852) 2295 8288
Featuring a full-scale, 450-foot-long replica of the eponymous biblical boat, located just a short walk away from the sandy Tung Wah Beach, and boasting a beautiful view of the majestic Tsing Ma Bridge—this hotel certainly has a lot to offer. Spend a relaxing weekend at Noah’s Ark Hotel and Resort in Ma Wan and explore the surrounding area, cycle across the coastline, or spend a day getting sunkissed at the beach.
Noah’s Ark Hotel & Resort, 33 Pak Yan Road, Ma Wan | (+852) 3411 8868
Newly opened, The Silveri Hong Kong–MGallery is a chic, eco-friendly urban resort hotel in Tung Chung. Its name and design take inspiration from the historic silver mines found on Lantau. With 206 rooms, the hotel stuns with its metallic décor and design motifs, complete with an outdoor sculpture garden. The lush greenery, cascading waterfall, and seaside views offer an otherworldly escape from the hustle and bustle of central Hong Kong.
The Silveri Hong Kong–MGallery, 16 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung | (+852) 3602 8989