Find a great-value Hong Kong holiday with TravelSupermarket and begin your love affair with this dazzling destination...
A former British colony, Hong Kong is an exciting holiday destination that takes a visitor’s expectations and tosses them in the harbour. Located off the southern shores of China, it is mostly made up of hilly islands: every inch of flat land in this bustling region has been developed to house and employ Hong Kong’s seven million residents.
Hong Kong is alive with Chinese culture and tradition, brimming with top global chefs and racing towards the future faster than the horses at the city-centre racetrack. But while the markets, malls, theme parks and city streets are certain to keep you busy, taking a breath of fresh air at lofty spots such as Victoria Peak and at the feet of the Big Buddha will restore the balance.
With amazing shopping, deserted beaches, monasteries, zoos, natural beauty spots, old-fashioned trams, and a Disneyland planned using Feng Shui, a holiday to Hong Kong is never short of a surprise or two…
Hong Kong holidays are usually taken on Hong Kong Island, in districts such as North Point, on the Kowloon Peninsula (just across the harbour from Hong Kong Island), or on Lantau Island, home of the international airport, Disneyland and Ngong Ping 360.
Hotels in all areas are of a very good standard, with many global brands operating successful sites in the main areas. Most holiday packages to Hong Kong include accommodation on a room-only basis, which gives visitors the chance to treat their taste buds to the wonderful flavours of this food-mad region. While many visitors book hotels and flights to Hong Kong separately, if you are after cheap holidays, Hong Kong package deals can be great value.
Search for your bargain break to Hong Kong with TravelSupermarket now. When you’ve found your cheap package holiday deal, you can use our search tool to find low prices on travel extras, such as airport parking and insurance.
Find out what the weather might be doing during your holiday in Hong Kong…
Hot and humid in summer and cool and dry in winter, timing is key when it comes to booking your holiday in Hong Kong.
The wettest months are May-September, which are also hot and sticky. July and August experience very humid days and balmy nights, so air conditioning in your hotel will be a blessing.
Average daytime temperatures drop to 15-20C between December and March, with low levels of rainfall.
To strike a balance between heat and rain, look at holidays in March-April and October-November, when rainfall is modest and daytime temperatures are in the comfortable low-20s.
With ancient Chinese roots and a playful eye for a party, Hong Kong puts on a marvellous line-up of annual events…
Hong Kong Cultural Celebrations; April/May: In Spring, Hong Kong puts on its finest party clothes and celebrates a whopping four major events in just two weeks. The birthdays of Buddha, Tin Hau, and Tam Kung are observed with great enthusiasm, while the Cheung Chau Bun Festival even includes a bun scrambling competition.
Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival; May, June or July: Though the date changes each year, the amazing spectacle of this annual race never does – it’s a Hong Kong tradition that, once seen, is never forgotten. Cheer on the crews from Victoria Harbour as the traditional craft compete for the coveted title.
Hong Kong Winterfest; November-December: The festive season gets a Hong Kong twist as markets, Christmas trees, special events and a menu of delightful bites pave the way towards the brilliance of the New Year’s Eve fireworks display.
Whatever kind of holiday you dream of having in Hong Kong, there is a huge choice of facilities and activities at your fingertips…
Kids and teens: Paint a little magic in your holiday album when you visit Hong Kong Disneyland.
Grown-up families: Take the tram to The Peak for the best high-altitude views of Hong Kong. Pay to enter the Sky Terrace 428 viewing area, or visit The Peak Galleria, which offers entry to the Green Terrace observation deck at no charge.
Romance: Romantic restaurants are plentiful in the city but, for something a bit different, head north to one of the many nature reserves and country parks. The waterfalls of Bride’s Pool, in Plover Cove Country Park, where butterflies and birds fill the air, is a pretty spectacular location for a spot of romance.
Free and cheap: It costs nothing to dive into Hong Kong’s movie industry with a stroll along the Avenue of Stars in Kowloon. Bruce Lee strikes a kung fu pose alongside a host of other statues and plaques.
Shopping: Temple Street Night Market, Nathan Road, Causeway Bay, Ladies’ Market, Tsim Sha Tsui: these are all names to remember if you want some retail therapy while you are away.