If you're looking for an unusual escape from the steaming city, skip the beach and head to Lamma Island instead. About two minutes by speedboat off Sok Kwu Wan pier there floats a wooden museum-cum-amusement park called Fisherfolks Village.
Lamma Island, the third largest island in Hong Kong with a land area of about 14 square km, is situated 3 km off the southwest coast of Hong Kong Island. It is home to a highly diverse population of about 6,000 people, many of them of Western origins. There are regular ferry services between Lamma and Hong Kong Island.