Discover Hong Kong’s Basalt Island, A Hidden Gem In Sai Kung

One Of Hong Kong's Best Kept Secrets!

Basal Island in Sai Kung is one of Hong Kong’s hidden gems thanks to its uncharted nature, greenery and caves.

Basalt Island is a geo park and an uninhibited island with practically no residents but plenty of untouched beauty. Spend the day exploring the place, swimming in bright blue waters, and marveling at the mountainous rocks. Another great option is to snorkel! However, the top things to do include visiting the Sea Palace or the Wang Chau Kok Caves, and the 1948 Memorial Site.

Your best bet for transport there is with a charted speedboat from Sai Kung Public Pier. It is also possible to hire a private boat in advance.

To complete this day trip, see what what other family-friendly things there are to do in Sai Kung thanks to our guide!

Why Little Steps Loves It:​

Beautiful nature and surreal scenes!

Who It's Perfect For:

Nature-lovers and older kids. The sea can get a bit rough at times so it might be tricky to explore with the younger ones.

What Else:​

WiFi signal is patchy here, so plan your day in advance.

Where To Find It:​

  • Basalt Island

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