Teaching in both English and Cantonese, the four instructors at Kei Ling Wakeboard Club have been certified by the Hong Kong Waterski Association. Groups of six can venture out on speedboats, starting from $700 per hour, while groups of nine can upgrade to the roomier Malibu Wakesetter boat for $1,000 per hour. Jet skis are also available for $400 per hour, $1,120 for half-day or $1,920 for a full-day. Not too fond of the open sea?
This newly constructed swimming facility features two different pools, fun play structures for children, and family changing rooms. It is open 6:30am-noon, 1-5pm, and 6-10pm from April to October, and from 6:30am-noon in November. The facilities are closed from around 10am-6pm on Wednesdays for cleaning
An indoor pool for those who want to swim all year round, this training pool is 25-meters long and is complemented by a children's pool with a slide and other fun structures. Winter opening times (November to March) are from 6:30am-noon, 1-5pm and 6-9pm; summer opening times (April to October) are from 6:30am-noon, 1-5pm and 6-10pm. The complex is closed on Wednesdays from 10am-6pm for cleaning.
Sally forth in 16-foot Stratos dinghies in pursuit of the horizon and your next Hong Kong Sailing Federation certificate. Visit the website to check which classes are full as the program is immensely popular and well-regarded for its rigor. The website also details course fee information and outlines the parallel children’s sailing program. There are three clubhouses: the main facility in Causeway Bay, Middle Island, where the sailing school is located, and Shelter Cove, which has a marina with finger berths as well as moorings.
Simpson Marine is one of the leading luxury boat dealers in Asia. It deals in luxury yachts, second-hand boats, sailing and motor boats and international charters. Brands include Azimut, Beneteau, Benetti, Lagoon, Riva, Sea Ray and Wauquiez. It also provides a yacht maintenance service. Check out the website for handy information on local weather conditions, yacht clubs and boating websites.
Both new and secondhand boats are available on this website. From luxury yachts to junks, there is something to suit every budget. This is the only boat-seller in Hong Kong where you can make arrangements for a boatshare between three or more people.
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The funkier, younger beach on South Bay, Big Wave Bay is relatively free from the expat vibe of South Bay. High waves and strong currents make it less family-friendly, and the relative remoteness means that only the more hardened beachgoers make it out this way. With the laid-back snack kiosks and shops and some of the best swells on Hong Kong Island, surfers flock here en mass to try and catch some waves. Big Wave Bay is also the end point for the Dragon’s Back hike, so if you’ve been walking all day, reward yourself with a refreshing dip.
Repulse Bay, on the southern side of Hong Kong Island, is a tourist-friendly hotspot and also a favorite nesting place for the affluent. Repulse Bay is a tourist-friendly spot and probably the most well-known of all the beaches in Hong Kong. The facilities are world-class, as far as beaches go. Showers, bathrooms and shops selling beach gear are all available here.
This is another one of those less-populated gems along Lantau’s southern shore. The sand is clean and plentiful and it’s never too crowded—especially when you leave the more populated area by the restaurants and walk towards the big rocks that line the western edge of the beach. If you’re craving some good food, check out The Stoep, the much-adored South African restaurant. To get there, take the MTR to Tung Chung, and then hop on bus 11, 23 or A35. If you’d rather take the ferry, take the ferry to Mui Wo and then buses 1, 2, A35 or 4 to the village.
This South Side beach between Repulse Bay and Stanley is one of the best spots in Hong Kong to catch sunset. No public transport keeps this stylish beach from getting overcrowded, yet it also means it’s a little difficult to get there. South Bay is equipped with changing rooms, showers, a barbeque area, beach umbrella rentals and shark nets. Take any of the following buses: 6, 6A, 6X, 63, 66, 73, 260, 973 that stop along Repulse Bay Road and then begin a downhill trek. Once you get to South Bay Road there are steps down to the beach.