The caves in Sok Kwu Wan have a spooky backstory. The historic Kamikaze Caves were dug out by the Japanese military during World War II to conceal speedboats that could be used for suicide missions against the Allies’ warships. Thankfully, the explosive boats were never used. Dive into Hong Kong’s wartime history with a visit to these caves, found 10-15 minutes from the start of the Lamma Island Family Walk (Sok Kwu Wan side).
With an effortless and laid-back charm that encourages tourists to visit and locals to stay, Lamma Island is well-known as a place for the free-spirited. The two main hubs of the island are Sok Kwu Wan and Yung Shue Wan, and the former boasts a waterfront with numerous outdoor seafood restaurants while the latter features indie boutiques, specialty stores and casual eateries. Neither over-commercialized nor pretentious, Lamma Island combines both rustic charisma and multicultural influence to deliver a captivating but humble spirit. If you're planning to hop on a ferry to pay this unique island a visit, here are our recommendations for the best things to do, eat and see while you’re there.
By Mabel Lui