We all deserve a little R&R every once in a while and that’s what staycations are for. And sometimes you just need to get out of the city and reconnect with nature by going hiking and pitching a tent at one of the many beautiful scenic camping sites in Hong Kong.
But, if we’re being completely honest, camping can be a real hassle. If you’re looking to enjoy a countryside getaway without all the trouble of having to pitch your own tent, glamping is the answer to your prayers. From Native American tippee tents at Sai Yuen to Mingle Farm’s bubble tents to caravan camping in the meadows, follow our guide to enjoy the best glamping experiences in Hong Kong.
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Hong Kong’s best glamping spots
Most people only go to Cheung Chau for the bun festival, but there’s a giant 11-acre outdoor adventure playground on the island, where you can try everything from a treetop canopy walk to archery battles in the jungle. And yeah, there’s goat pen as well. Sai Yuen Farm is also a fantastic glamping site with four themes and camping experiences to choose from: Native American Teepee, African Safari Tent, Star Gazing Geodesic Dome and The Mongolian Ger. All come with folding beds and sleeping bags, lighting and mosquito nets. Time for an adventure! Tents start from $800 (weekday), $1,200 (weekend).
Though we love camping, we’d do it more often if it weren’t a pain in the ass to get everything set up. But thanks to YHA Ngong Ping SG Davis Youth Hostel’s hassle-free camping package, you can get get the full camping experience without going through the trouble of setting up tents and having to cook from scratch. Spend a night or two inside one of the ready-to-hire bohemian bell tents, which fit up to six people and come with bedding, tent lighting, tea table, bluetooth speaker and, most importantly, free WiFi. And feel free to bring your own bunting flags or fairy lights to decorate. Pay a little extra for the barbecue dinner under the stars – it’s worth it. $540 for three (Sun-Thu), an extra $180 per person after that.
Inject a little quirkiness into your next staycation and glamp in Yuen Long in an aecosphere — a transparent bubble-shaped tent — and fall asleep under the stars. Take it a step further and stay overnight in one of Mingle Farm’s inflatable mushroom tents or rainbow-coloured houses if you’ve a group looking for a wacky sleepover. If you’re more of a traditionalist, caravan camping is also available and comes fully equipped with AC, toilet and television. Aecosphere starts from $800 per night; fantasy-themed tents start from $1,1100 per night; and caravans start from $1,300 per night.
You can enjoy the resort life right here in Hong Kong. Go on a beachside getaway to Lantau and try glamping in a luxury caravan. No more insects bites and lumpy beds on the ground, Welcome Beach’s caravans come decked out with a double bed, air conditioning, television, mini fridge, WiFi and an open-kitchen. Step outside and be floored by the unbeatable views of Cheung Sha beach, complete with palm trees and colourful beach umbrellas. You can also opt for an evening barbecue or a picnic outside the caravan. Take a breather and enjoy the sun, sea and sand. $1,400 for two-person caravan (weekday), $2,200 (weekend).
This one’s for any watersport junkies. Doubling up as water sports centre and beachside camping destination, Long Coast Seasports offers cosy safari tents for glampers with an incomparable, unobscured view of Cheung Sha beach, complete with comfy mattresses and access to shower facilities. During the day, get active with watersports including kayaking, kiteboarding, stand-up paddleboarding and bodyboarding, or have a go at the beach trampoline and end the day with a much-needed barbecue dinner. Starts from $230-$580 per person.
The first in Hong Kong, Ma Tso Lung is a car camping site, where you can literally drive in, park and set up camp right next to your vehicle. Run by the Tung Wah Group of Hospital Community Services, this camping trip requires no hikes and no heavy lifting. There are tons of activities to do, from off-track cycling to a shooting range (air guns only) to a high-ropes obstacle course. Camping gear is available to rent and includes tents, lights and mats. Note that no alcohol is permitted on site but pets are absolutely welcome. $120 per person.