A stunning skyline, to-die-for dining and boundless energy: Hong Kong is a truly unique city. From antiques to designer boutiques, traditional markets to ultra-modern electronics, there's a world of retail therapy to be discovered here. Have your dream outfit expertly tailor made, sip cocktails in a lofty skyscraper bar or head away from the bustle and discover breathtaking mountain landscapes.
Ancient meets modern and east meets west in this mesmerising metropolis, where you'll never be short of things to do. Visit lively theme parks, smart harbours and peaceful Buddhist retreats. Take the ferry across the bay to Kowloon and discover Chinese culture, brilliant restaurants and magnificent light shows.
We've rounded up a choice of stunning places to stay to make your holiday to Hong Kong simply amazing. Packed with contrasts, bright sights and delicious cuisine, Hong Kong is one of the most exciting city break destinations in the world.
The best times to head to Hong Kong are between May and July and between October and December.
Start with the shopping: it's one of the best things about holidaying in Hong Kong. The tailors here are top notch and they can put together amazing dresses and suits to meet your exacting requirements. Hong Kong is boom town – and you'll see plenty of modern influences in the dizzying skyscrapers and modern malls. If you want to see the more traditional, Chinese side to the city, take the ferry to Kowloon, where you'll find busy markets, art galleries and some of the most spectacular light shows on the planet. For fun filled days out, go to Ocean Park or Disneyland.
The food in Hong Kong is one of the city's main attractions. Because of the varied colonial history, you'll find food influences here from all over the globe. Dine in everything from gourmet restaurants to fast food joints. The signature cuisine here is Cantonese: don't miss dim sum breakfasts, delicious noodles and delicate dishes that look as good as they taste. Eat it in first class restaurants or from steamy street stalls.
Eating out in Hong Kong is a real treat, but you'll also find plenty of places to dance, drink and be entertained. Orchestra, ballet, light shows, superstar DJs, cocktail bars, luxury lounges, huge clubs, English style pubs and waterfront haunts: Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan city with a nightlife scene to suit just about every taste.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.