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Originally published by David Yeung. Last updated by Beverly Ngai.
Feeling tired and slightly irritated by the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong city life? Spend a day or two hiking, firing up the barbecue, and immersing yourself in the natural splendours Hong Kong has to offer. Camping is one alternative to soothe your soul, but sometimes it can be an inconvenient hassle. If you are not looking for trouble with setting up a tent and organising all that gear, glamping is the perfect alternative. All over Hong Kong, companies offer unique and different styles of tents for your enjoyment. From bubble tents to safari tents to tipi tents, the city has got you spoiled with a multitude of choices. Here is our guide to the best and most unforgettable glamping experiences in Hong Kong.
Nestled in the western foothills of the scenic Kai Kung Leng, Park Nature offers an idyllic caravan camping experience for the luxury lovers among you. Putting the “glam” in glamping, the stargazer caravans come with premium amenities, such as air-conditioning, refrigerators, kitchenware, eco-toilets, electric showers, and even an automatic mahjong table for rental. Its biggest draw, however, has to be the open panoramic roof that allows you to doze off peacefully to the star-studded sky. If stargazing is not your thing, there are also other caravans with British and Moroccan themes, as well as various pet-friendly options!
Accommodation aside, daytime activities are just as enticing, with loads of outdoor fun to be had on-site, like football, badminton, trampolines, and barbecue pits. Venture further afield and nearby countryside attractions like Nam Sang Wai and Hong Kong Wetland Park await to be explored.
Park Nature, Fung Kat Heung, Yuen Long | (+852) 9694 0077
Covering a whopping 90,000 square feet of unadulterated rural beauty, Pastoral Glamping is one of Hong Kong’s largest glamping sites and the perfect base to explore the rich countryside life in Pat Heung. Choose from one of three unique glamping options: the lodge-style tribal camp, the Scandinavian-esque sailing camp, or the dome-shaped stargazing camp—which treats guests to an indoor stargazing experience in the comfort of their own bed! Each of these tents is equipped with modern amenities like induction cookers, eclectic water boilers, and individual washrooms, as well as a private terrace and outdoor space so you can relax and enjoy some privacy.
Pastoral Glamping, Shui Lau Tin Tsuen, Skek Kong Airfield Road, Skek Kong, Pat Heung | (+852) 5245 5391
The secluded southern coastline of Lantau Island is often hailed as a top-tier getaway destination for the city’s frazzled residents, but if you’re looking to properly unplug from the hyper-stimulated world and immerse yourself in nature’s tranquil surroundings, then Galaxy Garden is your answer. Located just a stone’s throw away from Pui O Beach, this garden-bound paradise provides semi-translucent bubble tents and fully transparent safari-style tents for guests to lay their heads to rest underneath the starry night sky. The glamping set-up is on the minimalistic side, conducive to spending quality time in nature, but in case you’re one to get restless easily, entertainment facilities like barbecue grills, trampoline, and board games are aplenty around the campsite.
Galaxy Garden, 48 Ngau Au Yuen, Pui O, Lantau Island | (+852) 9263 9078
Want all the fun staying under the canvas without the fuss or price? The Hong Kong Youth Hostel Association (HKYHA) hosts budget-friendly glamping experiences at three of their facilities located in Sai Kung and Lantau. Conveniently situated in countryside locations in the vicinity of some of Hong Kong’s best outdoor attractions, these glamping sites are the perfect place to wrap up a full day of outdoor exploring, inviting you to get cosy in a beautiful bohemian-style bell tent and be lulled to sleep by the sounds and smells of nature. Don’t you worry about lugging heavy bags around, either—HKYHA has got you covered with all the fittings of a well-equipped youth hostel, including beddings, pillows, a self-service kitchen, as well as tent lighting and electric fans, too!
Located on the island of Cheung Chau, Sai Yuen is an 11-acre outdoor adventure park. From treetop canopy walking to archery and bubble football, this place has a whole range of activities to keep your day active and fun. On top of that, it is also the perfect place to glamp! Sai Yuen’s glamping site consists of Native American tipis, African safari tents, stargazing geodesic domes, and Mongolian gers. You can hardly go wrong with all four of them since all accommodations include air conditioning, mosquito screens, indoor lighting, and even a private bathroom with hot and cold showers to ensure that your stay is as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. What’s not to like?
Sai Yuen Camping and Adventure Park, Sai Yuen, DD CC Lot 12, Cheung Chau | (+852) 2981 1010
Located on the beautiful island of Lantau, Welcome Beach is the perfect weekend escape. Instead of luxurious tents, the glampsite provides its guests with premium campervans on a piece of seven-acre land. Afraid of the heat and all those pesky mosquito bites? Don’t worry—the caravans come equipped with with a double bed, air conditioning, television, mini-fridge, an open kitchen, and even WiFi for those who simply cannot be without their phones. The location and proximity of Welcome Beach are unbeatable as well—just a few steps away from the stunning Cheung Sha Beach. If you’re feeling peckish, fire up a barbecue grill or spread a blanket for a picnic right outside your caravan!
Welcome Beach, 57 South Lantau Road, Lantau Island | (+852) 2890 9980
Long Coast Sea Sports is perfect for people who love water sports and beach life. Based right on Lower Cheung Sha Beach in Lantau, Long Coast Sea Sports mostly runs a water sports centre that offers kayak rentals, windsurfing, and wakeboarding lessons. However, they also have cosy safari tents and caravans on-site so glampers can bask in a stunning, luminous view of Cheung Sha Beach after a full day of water activities. Both types of accommodations come with air conditioning, shower facilities, and deluxe camping mattresses for a relaxing glamping experience. Additionally, to keep you entertained, you can opt for packages that include breakfast, water sports equipment rental, and access to other facilities such as a snooker table, a trampoline, and a playground for the kids.
Long Coast Sea Sports, 29 Cheng Sha Ha Tsuen, Lantau Island | (+852) 5545 5625
Another glampsite situated in Pui O, JK Club’s location makes it highly convenient for visitors to explore the breadth of Lantau Island during their stay. Offering caravans that can fit up to five people, JK Club is stocked and equipped with all the essentials to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Power sockets, Bluetooth speakers, bedding, air conditioning, and showers are provided, making it an ideal getaway for families, couples, and even friends, especially during the summer holidays.
There are also numerous things to do and activities to engage in around JK Club due to its accessible location—they have their very own organic farm where you can pick and eat freshly grown strawberries, as well as a goat playground. Hiking trails such as Lantau Peak and beaches like Pui O or Cheung Sha Beach are all very near JK Club, making this site the ideal glamping experience.
JK Club, 20D, Lo Wai Village, Pui O, Lantau Island | (+852) 9531 0299