Hong Kong is a technicolour dream of dazzling neon lights and futuristic skyscrapers. Nestled below the iconic skyline you'll find thriving cultural traditions, endless designer shopping malls, world-class theme parks, serene temples, fascinating museums, epic nature parks and pristine beaches. Luxury Hong Kong holidays also offer cutting-edge hotels, Michelin-starred dining and impeccable hospitality.
An autonomous territory in southeast China, Hong Kong provides a banquet for the senses. Alongside its glittering cityscape, discover tropical islands and green-topped mountains. At Hong Kong Island, explore a skyline densely populated with soaring skyscrapers and wander through Central, the business district, where you can enjoy renowned restaurants and a lively nightlife. Then visit upscale shopping malls, such as Pacific Place and Times Square, filled with exclusive stores.
Walk Victoria Harbour and marvel at the impressive Junk ships, the iconic Chinese sailboats. From here, head south of Hong Kong Island and you'll find yourself leaving the high-rises behind for the golden sands and shimmering waters of Repulse Bay. Or check out one of the best beaches in Hong Kong, and journey east from Kowloon to the white sands of Ham Tin Beach. It's huddled on the coastline of Sai Kung East Country Park, a stunning forested area with great nature walks.
In the heart of Kowloon, feel the energy of Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong’s famous commercial district. You'll find lots of golden shopping opportunities at Harbour City and Mira Mall, as well as the renowned Temple Street Night Market with its colourful displays of local goods and crafts. Be sure to visit Kowloon Park, an emerald oasis with kung fu and lion dance displays every Sunday.
Hong Kong is a destination you can visit throughout the year. The most popular time to visit is between October to mid-May when the weather is pleasant with little rainfall and lower humidity. You can expect average highs around 25 degrees Celsius during this season.
From late May to September, temperatures peak above 30 degrees Celsius. Weather that's perfect for relaxing by the pool or on a beach. There's more rainfall during these months, but rain typically falls in bursts that clear the way for blue skies and cool breezes.
Hong Kong is globally renowned for its cuisine, and it is easy to find good food here. Sit down with a meal created by award winning chefs at Michelin-starred hotel restaurants. You'll get to try authentic Cantonese cuisine, dim sum, French specialities, gourmet buffets, sushi, traditional Japanese barbecues and a whole lot more.
Pair your meals with fine wines from around the world and sip cocktails made by expert mixologists. Enjoy intimate candlelit dining with views of Victoria Harbour and dine overlooking the twinkling lights of the city skyline.
As with any holiday, it's a good idea to carry some identification with you, and keep a photocopy of your passport on your person. British citizen passport holders don't need a visa to enter Hong Kong for stays up to 6 months. Visit GOV.UK for more travel advice.