(Sony A55)Lamma boasts the earliest herb garden in Hong Kong. Called Herboland, the garden is actually a herb farm ran by two once young men who quitted their jobs to start the place on their own. Now the garden sits across a sizable piece of land adjacent to the Hung Shing Ye Beach, comprising a hut, a garden and a farmland. The garden grows herbs to sell to customers including local restaurants. If you fancy going there for a cup of tea, just drop in and pay for it. If you wish to take guided visit to the farmland, you'll need to organise a group of at least ten people. For details, you may drop them a line here.
The most known beach on Lamma is Hung Sing Ye. However, there is Sham Wan which is much less visited. It is a breeding site for sea turtles. Otherwise, find a quite place by the beach and take a nap. Lamma is a good place to stay away from busyness.
(Sony A55; mountain ranges seen opposite the Lamma Island)
Lamma Island is the biggest "offshore" island of Hong Kong. It is quite unlike, say, Cheung Chau Island in that Lamma has a larger population of expats. However, in recent years, more Mainland tourists rent accommodation on Lamma.
Having a trip to Lamma is not about how much one can do, but how little. It is a place to relax the body and mind. If you are interested to know more about the place, here you go.