Lantau is the largest of Hong Kong's islands, and now hosts not only the new international airport but also Hong Kong Disneyland.
But the island is larg enought to accommodation both while retaining its open countryside, good for walking. The centre of the island is dominated by Lantau Peak (943m), and nearby on the mountain ridge is the Po Lin Monastery, built in the 1920s, with its giant statue of the seated Buddha (Big Buddha or Tian Tan Buddha). A long flight of steps leads up to the statue, with great views from the top.
A road bridge now connects Lantau (and the airport!) with the mainland. The island also has several stations on the MTR.
Tung Chung station is the most central, a short walk away from the lower terminal of the cablecar which ascends to Ngong Ping with its village, a few hundred yards from the Po Lin Monastery and the Tian Tan Buddha.
From the Sunny Bay station on Lantau, a shuttle service serves Disneyland Resort station.
This island is rugged, with little farmland, grassy hills and picturesque bays.
The ferry arrives at Yung She Wan, where there is a good variety of restaurants - not only Chinese, but Japanese, Thai, Indian and Mediterranean too.
To walk the whole length of the island takes around an hour and half; a relaxing walk in open countryside which seems miles away from the bustle of Hong Kong. There are no cars on Lamma Island.
Sok Kwu Wan lies on the eastern shore of the island closest to Aberdeen. A popular place for the weekend, with pleasure junks moored in the inlet nicknamed Picnic Bay. There are many seafood restaurants: a good place in the evening, with the restaurants illuminated and appetizing aromas.