5 ideas for an unforgettable evening out in  Hong Kong

 

 

 

Although Hong Kong offers thousands of world-class restaurants and clubs, it is advisable to spend an evening which is more uniquely Hong Kong, like taking a harbour dinner cruise

Asia's World City is home to thousands of superb restaurants and night spots that suit almost every taste and budget, from authentic eateries and Dai-pai-dong stalls, where you can indulge on local and regional delicacies for virtually peanuts, to ritzy restaurants where the world's leading chefs treat their jet-set guests to Foie gras, Abalone and Shark Fin...

 

But although the city's dining and entertainment options are virtually endless, we do recommend you to also try something that is more uniquely Hong Kong, and that is exactly why we we've put together a few ideas for an unforgettable evening out, that cannot be experienced elsewhere on earth, but in Hong Kong.

 

A Dinner Harbour Cruise is unquestionably one of the greatest experiences you can enjoy in Hong Kong, as no other city in the world has such an imposing skyline, and such a picturesque harbour...

 

As you might imagine, there are quite a few possibilities to select from:

 

 

1. Cocktail cruises are priced between US$ 45 and 50 (HK$ 350 - 390). They are normally around 90 minutes long, and you get to enjoy an open bar with unlimited drinks: The Pre-Dinner Sunset Cruise leaves at 6:15pm, daily, and gives passengers an opportunity to enjoy some aperitifs and magnificent sunset views before dinner, while the Hong Kong Harbour Night Cruise leaves at 9:25pm from Kowloon (or at 9:45pm from Central) and makes a perfect choice for those of you who want to enjoy Hong Kong's outstanding night city skyline, while sipping their after-dinner cocktails.  And then there is also the Symphony of Lights Cruise, which allows you to watch the world's "Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show" from the water, in style...

The "Symphony of Lights Ctuise" provides one of the nicest and most enjoyable ways to watch the international;ly famous Symphony of Lights Show

 

Those of you who want something slightly more exciting than the 90-minute cocktail-cruises, can consider one of the Dinner & Cruise options... Those are naturally more expensive, and range between US$ 70 and US$ 120 (HK$ 540 - 930), but they are far longer and include a sumptuous dinner, so you actually get a much better value for money...

 

 

2. Choices include a Lei Yue Mun Seafood Dinner Cruise, which is selling for US$ 75 (HK$ 580) at the time of writing, and comprises a cruise to and from the village of Lei Yue Mun, and a Chinese seafood dinner at one of the village's famous restaurant. The boat departs at 6pm and returns at 9pm so you enjoy both sunset and night views on your way to and from Lei Yue Mun.

 

 

3. The Hong Kong Sunset Junk Boat Cruise with Dinner on Lamma Island leaves at 6:30pm, so you get to enjoy some beautiful sunset views on your way to Lamma Island, where a romantic 4-course dinner is served, including drinks.  This trip costs US$ 88 at the time of writing (HK$ 680).

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4. Then there is an option to combine a dinner in Victoria Peak, with a visit to the night-market, and a night cocktail cruise. It departs at 5:30 pm and you get to enjoy an early dinner at Bubba Gump’s Restaurant in Victoria Peak, before proceeding to a short visit in Hong Kong's famous Temple Street Night Market, and a one-hour cruise on Victoria Harbour, with unlimited drinks (open bar).  It costs US$ 111 at the time of writing (HK$ 860) and personally, I don't think it is as exciting as the two options above (Lei Yue Mun or Lamma Island).

The "Aberdeen Harbour and Night Cruise" includes a sunset cruise in a Chinese Junk, with unlimited drinks (open bar), followed by a full dinner in Aberdeen's famous floating restaurant.

 

 

5. Perhaps the most extravagant option is to opt for the Aberdeen Harbour and Night Cruise. This package gives you a sunset cruise in a Chinese Junk, with unlimited drinks (open bar), followed by a visit to Aberdeen's typhoon shelter and a full dinner in the famous floating restaurant.  It currently costs around US$ 130 (HK$ 1000) and, again, the boat trips to Lei Yue Mun or Lamma Island seem to make a better choice...

 

 

To summarize it, I would say that the best option is to go for the boat trips to Lei Yue Mun or Lamma Island (or even to take both of them), as they give you to opportunity to enjoy both sunset and night-time views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Hong's skyline, as well as a nice dinner in a somewhat unique location.

 

Going for dinner at Bubba Gump’s Restaurant in Victoria Peak is something you can also do on your own, so that particular option does not boast any added value...