Hong Kong Island is the political and economic center of Hong Kong. This is also called the ‘Central’. This is the place the British took as their own and so if you are looking for historical sites from the territory’s colonial past, then this is a good place to explore.
Most people visit Hong Kong Island to see the skyscrapers, museums, shopping malls and restaurants. However, behind the skyscrapers and busy streets, there are wonderful things to do on Hong Kong Island which you cannot find in other places.
Here are some wonderful things to do on Hong Kong Island.
Use the Peak Tram to reach Victoria Peak
The Peak is the highest peak in Hong Kong. From this spot, visitors can see the scenery of Hong Kong. The evening is a good time to see the sparkling skyscrapers in Hong Kong.
The Peak is also famous as an elite location in Hong Kong since colonial times. So, it can be a good idea if you want to witness the greatness of Hong Kong city from the peak.
The historic Peak Tram runs continuously from 7am until midnight and gives passengers plenty of time to see all the views of the city. Get on board from the Garden Road terminus in Central and its only HK$65 for a return ticket.
Ride the Star Ferry
Since 1888, the Star Ferry has been providing transport by boat from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon. Today, the Star Ferry vessels continue to operate and has become a top tourist attraction to enjoy.
The Star Ferry can be boarded at the Central terminal going to Tsim Sha Tsui terminal. At 8pm everyday, you can see the light show from the ferry.
Checkout Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, part of the renowned chain of wax museums founded by Marie Tussaud of France, is located at the Peak Tower on Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong.
The entrance fee prices range from HK$120 up to HK$440. This can depend if you pay online which is cheaper and if it’s a combo package.
Go Shopping at Causeway Bay
Causeway Bay is one of the world’s great shopping areas, with shopping malls and markets selling a whole range of goods.
It also a with a range of family friendly attractions, restaurants and even rooftop bars.
Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens
The Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens is one of the oldest zoological and botanical centers in the world.
It occupies an area of 5.6 hectares at Mid-levels, on the northern slope of Victoria Peak in Hong Kong.
Visit Victoria Park
Victoria Park is a public park, that was named after Queen Victoria. It is located in Causeway Bay, on the north of Hong Kong Island, between Causeway Bay and Tin Hau MTR stations.
Where to Stay on Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong Island has a good variety of guest houses, hostels and hotels. Here are a few places to check out and give you an idea of what is available in Hong Kong Island if you are planning to visit Hong Kong Island.
Remember to check the reviews and book a place that suits you interests while traveling.
Dorsett Mongkok, Hong Kong
Rating 8.0, $85 for a Double Room
The award-winning 4-star Dorsett Mongkok, Hong Kong is a short 7-minute walk from Olympic MTR Station. Popular tourist destinations such as Ladies Market, Temple Street and Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower.Additionally, free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.
The air-conditioned units feature mirrored walls. Each room or suite comes with free use of smart phone with free 4G internet and personal hotspot for multi-device connectivity.
Hang Ho Hostel
Rating 8.0, $40 for a Double Room
Hang Ho Hostel is in Hong Kong, just steps away from MTR Jordan Station. It features basic air-conditioned rooms. Free Wi-Fi access is available.
It is only one metro stop from the bustling Tsim Sha Tsui, where a wide selection of shopping malls and restaurants can be found.
At Hang Ho Hostel you will find a 24-hour front desk. Other facilities offered
Residence G Hong Kong – by Hotel G
Rating 8.1, $101 for a Double Room
Residence G is centrally located in Hong Kong, just a 5-minute walk from Tsim Sha Tsui Station. The hotel provides modern accommodation with free Wi-Fi. The rooms have mobile sound system and offer views of the city.
The rooms here will provide you with air conditioning, a minibar and writing desk. They are artfully decorated and feature a private bathroom equipped with free toiletries.
Finally, as you can see, there are so many things to do in Hong Kong Island. And, the list above is only a few of them. There are some more activities which will excite you and your family or friends.
And that’s it for now! I’d love to know if this guide on the things to do in Hong Kong Island has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if you go too.