Literally translated from Cantonese into ‘Living Harbour’ this vibrant city acts as a gateway to China and beyond. Hong Kong is a hedonistic metropolis, full of lively markets, a colonial past, historical sites and gourmet dim sum, be it on the street or in a Michelin star restaurant, we’ll ensure you have the best seat in the house.
Hong Kong is a year round destination and a great hub to access so much of Asia.
The best time to visit is October-early December for cool, sunny days.
Spring is very foggy and cloudy, whilst May-October often sees typhoons and thunderstorms.
- This is the coldest but also the driest month of the year with some cloud cover. It is a fantastic time to hit Hong Kong’s shops during the January sales or take a walk between the Peak and Aberdeen.
- Tet (Chinese New Year) is normally in February when there are numerous celebrations, horse racing and fireworks over Victoria Harbour. There will also be some light rain showers at this time of year.
- The humidity increases and the showers get a little heavier. Take a cable car to see the lush green countryside on Lantau Island and tag on some time in Vietnam where the weather is more predictable.
- Charter a junk for the day to discover the beaches around Repulse Bay or explore the city for a few nights before flying on to the Maldives for idyllic beaches.
- The weather starts to get hotter, more humid and it is the beginning of the typhoon season. Hong Kong is still great for a city break or take a connecting flight to Koh Samui for better weather on the beaches.
- Hong Kong can be great for kids during the summer holidays with the June Dragon Boat Festival and free access to the science and history museums every Wednesday. However be prepared for very hot weather conditions.
- This is one of the hottest months to visit Hong Kong with high humidity and intermittent showers. With direct flights to Bali, use Hong Kong as a stop-over before exploring the culture and beaches of Indonesia.
- August is often the wettest month of the year, so use Hong Kong as a hub to access more guaranteed weather locations in Asia such as Thailand and Indonesia.
- There is a strong chance you will experience a tropical cyclone in September but there is also the mid-autumn festival when you can sample incredible mooncakes and other Chinese food on Temple Street.
- October is one of the best months to be in Hong Kong when the rain storms decrease and you can see incredible views from the Peak.
- Take advantage of the good weather in November with some hikes in the surrounding countryside, barter your way through the markets or charter a private junk for the day.
- Hong Kong is a great party city to visit over New Year’s Eve with plenty of fireworks in Victoria Harbour and we can arrange a number of interesting activities for children at this time of year.