I never thought of Hong Kong as a tropical island destination, but believe it or not, there are a smattering of pristine islands all around the mainland with lush green forests and clear blue waters! My husband and I were invited for a junk boat adventure by friends of ours who reside in Hong Kong part-time, and before we knew it, we were whisked out to sea–only to find small, virtually untouched islands all around Hong Kong where we could anchor out, swim, and enjoy the summer sunshine. It’s the perfect way to cool off when the stifling heat of the city gets to be too much. The best part was stopping off at one of the islands, where a very small daytime population owns and operates a hole-in-the-wall seafood restaurant. There, we had one of the most fantastic meals of my life and the views were unparalleled. But don’t ask me the name of this hidden gem: I was sworn to secrecy, and I’ll never tell!
Contributors: Skye Sherman from SkyeSherman