Hong Kong is an excellent honeymoon option for many reasons. It is the perfect mix of a mega metropolitan city with all the cutting edge ultra-modern amenities you would wish for, and a beautiful, accessible countryside that is quiet and relaxing. Not to mention the wide variety of beaches that adorn the island. From the dazzling lights of Victoria Harbour to the blue waters of the South China Sea, Hong Kong offers you countless romantic moments and experiences that will make your honeymoon special and memorable. Here is a list of some of the things that you can do with your soulmate on your honeymoon in Hong Kong.
Ride the Classic Tram
Must not deny yourselves the old world romantic charm of riding the tram in Hong Kong! Trams were a hallmark of a developed metropolis in the last century, and are nearly extinct today, but riding one is surely an exotic experience. The tram in Hong Kong first began in 1904, and is still operational over a 13 kilometer stretch. Not only is it a major tourist attraction in Hong Kong, but it is also one of the most environmentally friendly ways to get around the city. Hong Kong boasts the only tram system in the world that uses double decker trams exclusively. Sitting on the upper deck of the tram and watching over the dazzling city as it passes you by slowly is one of the most idyllic things that you can do during your visit to Hong Kong.
A Magical Trip to Disneyland
Disneyland, Dreamland..whatever you wish to call this magical destination, The Disneyland Resort in Hong Kong is a special place regardless of your age. Themed around fairy tales and timleless, beloved Disney characters, the resort is divided into seven main areas – Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, and Toy Story Land – each of which hold some of the most exhilarating rides that you will ever experience. What’s more romantic than being a kid again with your partner?
Let Your Hair Down in the Hottest Nightclubs in the World
Hong Kong has the highest concentration of skyscrapers in the world, and they house some of the most glamorous, trendy restaurants, bars and nightclubs that you can find. Iconic spots include the Eyebar in Tsim Sha Tsui that is perched on the 30th floor, giving amazing views of the city at night, or The Globe on Graham Street that boasts the biggest collection of exotic beers in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is a regular destination for some of the biggest names in music and DJing in the world, and is one of the best places to let loose on the dance floor with your loved one. Discover the best of Hong Kong nightlife with your partner and live life to the fullest together!
Ride a Chinese Junk Boat
Junk boats, as they are known throughout Hong Kong, are a local specialty. Locally known as sampans, they are essentially one of the earliest modes of transport between the tiny islands that comprise the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. While most sampans today are motorized, you can still find a few that sport their trademark red sails. Just grab a bottle of wine and make the most out of island hopping around Hong Kong!
Victoria Harbour is the Place to be at Night
Victoria Harbour separates the islands of Hong Kong and Kowloon, and has played a crucial role in the history and development of Hong Kong. Today, it stands as one of the most highly developed spaces in the world, with a skyline that would put New York to shame. Victoria Harbour is also the location of the world’s largest permanent sound and light show – The Symphony of Lights. Every night the harbour gets illuminated by thousands of high powered LEDs that shine through the sky, accompanied by music and pyrotechnic fireworks. The best way to catch the symphony of lights is while taking a quiet stroll down the promenade of the Golden Bauhinia Square, or on a cruise ship in the harbour waters. It is one of the most romantic experiences that you can have with your partner.
Check out Ocean Park
Ocean Park Hong Kong is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and an amusement park all rolled into one. It is the second largest amusement park in Hong Kong after Disneyland. The theme park has various adventure rides, including four giant roller coasters that are hair raisingly thrilling. The most popular animals at the Ocean Park include the giant pandas, the orcas and the various animals living in the rainforest and polar displays. Ocean Park is home to the world’s largest aquarium dome, that is able to accommodate almost 5000 fish from 400 species.
Visit the Historic Temples
Although Hong Kong is more popular as a high octane urban destination, at its heart lies a historic spiritual home for Buddhists. Hong Kong and the islands around it house some iconic Buddhist temples. Devotees from mainland China and the rest of the world throng here during the birthday celebrations of Lord Buddha and the region acquires a spiritual aura. For example, the Po Lin monastery on Lantau island is not only an important spiritual site, but is also a stunning place to look at, with a giant bronze statue of Buddha that can be seen from miles around. Delving into the culture of Hong Kong with your better half can sure lead to some tender moments.
Spend a Day at the Beach
Finally, its time to cool off at one of the many superb beaches that Hong Kong has to offer. The beaches in Hong Kong are clean and swimmer friendly most of the time, except during certain seasons. It is best to check for a cyclone warning before entering the water. That said, beaches like the Tai Long Wan beach, Turtle beach, Kwun Yam Wan beach and Shek O beach offer a wide variety of seaside activities – from adventure sports like surfing, kite surfing and diving to the more intimate strolling around the pristine waters. A visit to the beaches is a must-do in your honeymoon itinerary in Hong Kong.
Enjoy cheap Michelin-starred cuisine together
The best food and some of the finest meals of the world are surprisingly affordable in Hong Kong. Moreover, 58 of the city’s restaurants have been awarded Michelin stars and recommendations – and even those are cheaper than the restaurants of similar quality at other metropolitan towns. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to eat well in Hong Kong; Hong Kongers don’t care for pretentious dining. Walk the trail of no-frills noodle and dumpling restaurants on Wellington Street and have your mind blown by cluster of cheap, delicious dining options; hobnob and share a seat (elbow-to-elbow, a lot of the time) with local foodies. For a taste of molecular gastronomy, head to Bo Innovation. Grab a seat at one of the long communal tables at Tsim Chai Kee and marvel at the prettiness of plump homemade minced fish balls and hand-pulled noodles. Catch a celebrity at Luk Yu Tea House on Stanley Street, a legendary institution known for its culinary authenticity that is low key at the same time. The ornate panelling, stained-glass windows and white tablecloths instantly gives you a sense of a traditional, animated teahouse. Tim Ho Wan, best known for their pork buns, is the cheapest Michelin starred restaurant in the world.
You must also try to fully explore the vibrant food, culture and festival scene in Hong Kong together with your partner. With so many romantic things to indulge in, Hong Kong is the best place to spend quality time together on your honeymoon. To know more and for help in planning your itinerary, get in touch with TripFactory!