7 Best Glamping Spots For Your Next Weekend Getaway In Hong Kong
As we continue to live with COVID-19 with travel restrictions, staycation has become the new way of “traveling”. If you'd like a change of scenery and get away from the hustle and bustle in the city, why not consider glamping instead? We collaborated with Bowtie and curated a guide to the 7 best glamping sites in Hong Kong. Many of these glamping sites are family and pet-friendly too. Read on and happy glamping!
What Is Glamping?
You’ll find everything you need, including air conditioning, heating, bathroom, food, and camping essentials, so you won’t need to pack and carry a heavy bag yourself. Glamping is great for camping beginners who would like to experience spending time in nature without the hassle.
Photo credit: Saiyuen official website
1. Cheung Chau: Saiyuen
Perfect for those who like to do outdoor activities and sports, Saiyuen offers plenty of adventure programs and workshops for all kinds of ages. It’s the only glamping site on the outer islands in Hong Kong. Saiyuen offers 5 glamping areas with 40 tents with different themes, including Sunset Vista, Native American Teepee, African Safari Tent, Star Gazing Geodesic Dome, and The Mongolian Ger.
For pricing and more details: https://www.saiyuen.com/
Address: Saiyuen, Cheung Chau, DD CC Lot 12
Photo credit: Pastoral Glamping official website
2. Pastoral Glamping
Located at Shek Kong, Pat Heung, Pastoral Glamping is a pet-friendly glamping site! It’s perfect for animal lovers and dogs under 20kg and cats are both welcomed (for other animals, please send in an inquiry first). The glamping site overlooks Tai Mo Shan and Ji Kung Ling, and it’s one of the few large-scale special camping sites in the New Territories.
With over 90,000 square feet of space, there is plenty of space for outdoor activities. Each camp comes with hotel-style packages, including independent bathrooms, hot and cold showers, and utensils for you to cook and enjoy a night in nature. Kam Tin Red Brick House and Kam Tin Mural Village are also just around the corner, and there’s a flea market near Kam Seung Road every week.
For pricing and more details: https://pastoralglamping.com/
Address: Shui Lau Tin Tsuen, Shek Kong Airfield Road, Skek Kong, Pat Heung
Photo credit: YTM Holiday Camp Facebook page
3. YTM Holiday Camp
We love the dreamy, colourful houses at YTM Holiday Camp and how each cabin is designed with a theme that transports you to a different part of the world. It also comes with a star-gazing rooftop igloo so you can enjoy chilling with your friends and loved ones while watching the stars.
You’ll have your very own private garden of 220-700 sq. ft, rooftop camping space and gadgets, and barbecue utensils for a private BBQ party. If you’d like to only spend the afternoon there, there are also short stay packages available that include private karaoke and mahjong room.
For pricing and more details: https://www.wemomenthk.com/
Address: Yau Tam Mei Tsuen, Ngau Tam Mei Road, Yuen Long
4. Nomad Terrace
Nomad Terrace is a rare terraced camping area that overlooks an endless view of the paddy field (imagine being transported to Taiwan in an instant!). You can choose different glamping setups, including rooftop teepees, 5-M teepees, star-gazing tents, or basic tents.
There are also plenty of family-friendly facilities - your kids will love spending time jumping on the trampoline, biking, and playing at the playground and sand pool. You can rent cooking utensils and there are also food packages including barbecue, chicken hot pot, and even craft beer.
For pricing and more details: https://holimood.com.hk/
Address: 10 Ching Tam Road, Shek Kong, Yuen Long
5. Long Coast Seasports
If you’re into water sports and love the beach, this glamping site on Lantau Island is the one for you! Long Coast Seasports offer water sport activities and private lessons with their PlayNStay package. Sleeping arrangements include small caravans, deluxe caravans, or teepees.
You’ll get a discount for water sports equipment and facilities rental if you stay overnight at Long Coast. The glamping site is also pet-friendly and we recommend bringing your furry friend’s own bed from home for comfort.
Here’s an overview of water sports activities available at Long Coast Seasports:
• Surfing & Bodyboard
• Standup Paddling
• Wing Foil
• Wind Surfing
• Kite Boarding
• Wake Surf
• Sea Kayaking
• SUP Polo
For pricing and more details: https://longcoast.hk/
Address: 29 Cheung Sha Ha Tsuen, Lantau
Photo credit: Galaxy Garden official website
6. Galaxy Garden
Stargazing lovers will love staying at the stargazing tents designed by French designer Pierre Stephane Dumas. The bubble-like tents come with transparent roofs to enjoy watching the starry view at night, and Galaxy Garden adapted the ventilation and air condition to make sure they’re suitable for the tropical weather in Hong Kong.
There’s plenty of nature to explore nearby at Pui P Wetland. You can also enjoy watching the sunset at Pui O Beach, which is only a 5-10 minutes walk from Galaxy Garden. Breakfast and BBQ packages are available upon request with an additional charge.
For pricing and more details: www.galaxygardenlantau.com
Address: 48 Ngau Au Yuen, Pui O, Lantau Island
Photo credit: Park Nature official website
7. Park Nature
Ready for a caravan holiday as if you’re traveling in the US or Europe? Park Nature offers stargazer caravans that overlook Kai Kung Leng Hill and it’s known for its Instagrammable star-gazing windows in its caravans.
Enjoy your morning coffee while watching the sunrise and sleep under the stars in one of the most beautiful stretches of Yuen Long. Each caravan has an open-plan lounge and dining area that can accommodate up to 6 people. The best part? You can even rent an automatic mahjong table for a fun night of playing mahjong with friends.
For pricing and more details: https://www.parknature.com.hk/
Address: Fung Kat Heung, Yuen Long, Hong Kong
And there you have it - 7 best glamping spots for you and your loved ones to enjoy some quality time away from the city. To make sure you have a great glamping experience, you can use our checklist below to make sure you don’t miss anything important prior to your trip.
Make sure you know all the details of location, activities and facilities at the glamping site, including:
• Exact location of the glamping site, the geography of nearby areas such as height, terrain, soil quality, occupancy and water resources etc.
• Keep an eye on the weather forecast and see if the weather will affect your glamping trip (in case of extreme heat, rain storms or flooding)
• Make a plan for your commute (including a backup route) and the required time to get there to the glamping site
• Purchase insurance accordingly
• Inform your family or friends about your glamping details before departure
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