Buddhist Cheung Mui Kwai Kindergarten – Small non-profit kindergarten run by the Hong Kong Buddhist Association and sponsored by Po Lin Monestary. Located in Tai O, Lantau, 2985 620
Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial College – Founded in 1977, BFHMC is run by the Hong Kong Buddhist Association and sponsored by Po Lin Monastery. Situated in Tai O, it was the first co-ed secondary school on Lantau Island. They offer full English Medium of Instruction (EMI) and Chinese Medium of Instruction (CMI) streams. Visit their website for more information.
Bui O Public School – Cantonese instruction with English offered as a subject. P1 through P6 students excel at this campus in all areas of studies. Curriculum includes music, PE, visual arts and computers in addition to the Reading, Mathematics and General studies. Visit their website for more information.
CCC Tai o Primary School – Cantonese instruction for P1 – P6 in Tai O. Visit their website for more information.
Lantau International School – The LIK/LIS academic program is based on the British National Curriculum and SAT examination system. The syllabus includes work on local history, geography, and traditions of the people of Hong Kong. While the primary language is English, Mandarin is also compulsory for all the years. Apart from academics, LIS prides itself on its location and takes full advantage of its surroundings with outdoor PE lessons. It also offers extracurricular activities such as sport, music and drama. Visit their website for more information.
All applications for Kindergarten through P6 must be made online.
Lick Hang Kindergarten is a lovely school with a great reputation. If you want your little one to be well versed in Cantonese, you must consider Lick Hang. Visit their website for more information.
Little Lantau Montessori Kindergarten provides quality K1-K3 education in Mui Wo. They also offer accompanied and unaccompanied playgroups for the little ones. The children enjoy a bright and spacious classroom setting filled with naturally made toys, and teaching materials characteristic of Montessori classrooms around the world. Classes usually have no more than 22 students (with two licensed passionate teachers), and are taught in English with Mandarin as a supplementary language. Telephone 3689 6709 for more information.
Mui Wo School is located in Chung Hau Village, Mui Wo since 1939 and offers a Chinese curriculum. Visit their website for more information.
Other Worlds Learning Services – is a primary school and kindergarten providing for K1 through P6. They offer two bilingual programs, English/Mandarin and English/Cantonese with qualified, caring, experienced teachers. They have an excellent student to teacher ratio at 10 students to 1 teacher. The spacious classrooms are well equipped, have computers and library. OWLS follow UK National Curriculum and HK Local Curriculum. Visit their website for more information.
Things to do – Attractions, Facilities and Entertainment
South Lantau has become a tourist destination with places of interested including Silver Mine Bay, Silver Mine Cave and Silver Mine Waterfall. The Silver Mine Bay Beach is a very nice swimming place for families. The beach is named after an abandoned silver mine cave among the historic ruins on Lantau was discovered there. These areas provide beautiful scenery. You can also visit Man Mo Temple, Pak Tai Temple and Hung Shing Temple.
Pui O Beach can be reached from Mui Wo by taking the bus no. 1 or no. 4. This beach is known for its smooth, fine sand and clear water. It is shallow for a great distance, so wonderful beach for young children to play. Campsites and showering facilities are also available. You can rent water-sport equipment for the day.
Treasure Island offers surf camps during the summer holidays and year round corporate team building events. In the same complex as Treasure Island, Maverick’s Restaurant is open Friday, Saturday and Sundays.
Cheung Sha Beach’s coastal scenery and surrounding mountain views provide a relaxed atmosphere. The beach has changing rooms and showers. With three restaurants to choose from, you can make a day at the beach in comfort and style. Water-sport equipment is available for rent. High Tide Thai Restaurant, and Lantana Italian Bistro provide excellent food with amazing sea views!
Palm Beach is located in Cheung Sha is a playground for outdoor activities. They have a variety of watersport activities on offer. You can simply rent the equipment or take a lesson. Palm Beach has a Teepee Village, The Palm Beach Club, BBQ areas, camping, group activities and party facilities. This is a great place to get away from it all!
Tong Fuk Beach is beautiful with lovely views and soft sand. Showers are available. Convenient public transport services.
Shui Hau Wan Beach is a lovely bay that is extremely popular for kite boarding or kite surfing. The best time to catch the windy season is from March to June, although November is good too. There are no facilities at this beach, so make sure to bring your food and drinks with you.
South Lantau Country Park is a hikers dream and is 56.4 km2 in area. It is the largest country park in Hong Kong and includes Lantau Peak, Sunset Peak, Yi Tung Shan, Fan Lau, Shek Pik Reservoir and Chi Ma Wan Peninsula.
SilverMine Beach Resort is located in Mui Wo at the beach offer guest a great seaside or mountain views. Dining choices include: SeaShore Cuisine, Blue Horizon and BayView Lounge. They also host weddings, birthday parties and corporate events. Lot 648, Silvermine Bay, Mui Wo, Lantau, 6810 0111
Mui Wo Inn located on Tung Wan Tau Road is a friendly place to stay and includes breakfast. 14 Tung Wan Tau Rd, Lantau, 2984 7225
Seaview Holiday Resort is also located on Mui Wo beach. They have inexpensive rates and easy access to the beach life. 11 Tung Wan Road, Mui Wo, Lantau, 2984 8877.
Fair View Inn in Tong Fuk is a lovely village hotel close to swimming & sunbathing, sightseeing, hiking and cycling. 17D Tong Fuk Village, Lantau, 2980 2525
Tai O Heritage Hotel – Tai O is the restored police headquarters with beautiful rooms that are ideal for a special occasion. Shek Tsai Po Street, Tai O, Lantau, 2985 8383
Impact Fitness Hong Kong – including TRX. IMPACT is an intense workout that will push your physical limits, have you performing fun, effective and unique exercises in a strategic format and get you in the best shape of your life – in no time, 2630 0066
Mui Wo Sports Centre has a fitness room, basketball court/volleyball court, four badminton courts, 2 multipurpose squash courts, a multipurpose activity room and a 16 person temporary study area, 2984 2334
Pause Studio, Mui Wo offer Yoga, Pilates and Movement classes in Mui Wo.
South Lantau Paddle Club – SLPC is a paddling club based on Lantau Island in Hong Kong. They train and compete in dragon boat and outrigger canoe races both here and abroad.
Zumba – Party yourself into shape, 9861 6657
Chinese Eazzie – Chinese Language Classes with Steffi Chow, 9216 1004
Dragons Dance Lessons – Children Disco Style Dance Lessons for ages 18 months to 12 years old.
Delcroze Music Education, ages 2-6, 6627 4806
Gymnastics Smile Therapy, from 3.5 to 9 years old. [email protected] 9810 4207
Junior Cricket Club Buffalos train on Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:00 and compete in the HKCA Junior competition. Visit their website for more information.
Kid’s Irish Step Dancing at Pause in Mui Wo. Contact Kathryn, 6779 9743
Kinder Kicks – football for ages 3 to 4 years old. Contact Peter, [email protected]
Lantau International School offer after school programs including art, yoga, games club, cooking club, and science club. Visit their website for more information.
Mui Wo Dragons Football Club – ages 3 to 14 years old. Visit their website for more information.
Music Lessons: Ed Salter teaches guitar, piano, saxophone and recorder, 9159 3760
Other Worlds Learning Services offers after school activities including music, art, ballet, dance, languages, Taekwondo, Chinese Kung Fu, yoga and summer programmes. Visit their website for more information.
Piano Lessons: Rachel Thomas rachelmmclough[email protected] or Sui Ming Chu, 6627 4806
Rugbees Mui Wo – Rugby for preschool kids. Visit their website for more information.
Stay & Play – playgroups, educational activities and mum groups, 6971 1216 [email protected]
South Lantau Buffalos Rugby Football Club – ages 4 to 16 boys and girls with fantastic volunteer coaches and managers. Practice is on Sunday mornings 9:30 to 11:00 on a grass pitch at Yim Tin Pok Playground, Tai O. Season begins in the fall and runs through the spring each year. Contact: [email protected]
Teen Yoga at Pause Studio in Mui Wo. Contact Jill 9708 0187
Teen Zumba, Dragons Dance – for ages 12 and above, 2987 4274
The WorkShop in Mui Wo offers ballet classes from ages 3 to adult & art classes from ages 2.5 to adult. Contact Winky at 9324 3754
ToppTutor for Secondary School – tutoring for English, Science, History & maths, 2117 1870
Treasure Island offers Surf Camp Pui O (ages 5-18) during the summer holidays and year round corporate adventures.
Mui Wo Public Swimming Pool is open from 1 April to 31 October of each year.
Dragons offer private lessons at your own home or venue (including Mui Wo Pool), 2987 4274
Attractions Around the Area
Ngong Ping 360 and Wisdom Path: Ngong Ping 360’s 30-minute cable car journey provides wraparound views of the surrounding landscape. The nearby Wisdom Path features an arrangement of 38 vertical wooden beams, each one inscribed with Chinese characters. Together, these 8-10m columns recall the best-known Buddhist prayer Heart Sutra.
The Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery: Sitting 34 metres high, the majestic Tian Tan Buddha statue (or Big Buddha) attracts devotees from all over the world. Opposite, the historic Po Lin Monastery is one of Hong Kong’s most important Buddhist sanctuaries and includes a scenic garden.
Citygate Outlets Mall: The nearby Citygate Outlets Mall in Tung Chung is home to over 80 international brand names offering year-round discounts of up to 70%. There is also a cinema complex in Citygate with the nearest 4D cinema located at Hong Kong Airport Terminal.
Hong Kong Disneyland and Inspiration Lake: Hong Kong Disneyland offers live shows, thrilling rides and the opportunity for children of all ages to meet all their favorite Disney characters. Two hotels are also located within the Disneyland Park. Inspiration Lake is a 15-minute walk from Disneyland and has the largest artificial lake in Hong Kong with facilities including paddle boats, bike hire, a jogging track and a children’s playground.
Peng Chau: Dotted with centuries-old buildings and winding paths, Peng Chau Island is accessible by a regular ferry service from DB. Whilst less than a square kilometer in size, the hike up to Finger Hill and the picturesque Tin Hau Temple plus the local wet market make the island a worthy place to visit.
Trappist Monastery: Built in 1955, the monastery is home to the Roman Catholic Monks who originate from the Cistercian Order or Trappists. The original monks earned their money by milking cows and selling the milk. Trappist Milk is still sold today and remains a well-known local brand.
Pretty Baby Spa in Mui Wo – Facial, massage, manicure, pedicure, E-light hair removal, Mandy Ho, 2984 8880
Thai Palin Massage – Swedish, Aromatherapy and Thai Massage, foot reflexology, 9062 0148
Silvermine Beach Resort Siam Spa, Mui Wo – Massage, scrubs, wraps, baths & facials. Enjoy the sauna and steam room, 6810 0111
Spa Ambiance – Mui Wo Spa that provides beauty treatments including facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, waxing and threading, 3689 2527
June Salon – Mui Wo Hair Salon – Open 10:00am to 8:00pm. Closed Wednesday, 2984 2000
Tony’s Salon – Mui Wo Hair Salon, 2984 0900
This guide to life in South Lantau was written by Kelly Merrick, Director of HomeSolutions Real Estate, an estate agency specialising in selling and leasing property on beautiful Lantau Island. Their agents are from around the world and offer services in a variety of different languages, including English, Cantonese and Mandarin. Whether you are looking to purchase your dream home or lease a small flat, HomeSolutions can help.
Sharon Christine Riley +852 9180 1953, Karmen Cheung +852 9520 8243, Angie Lindsay +852 6175 0155, Kelly Merrick +852 9331 8141, Kim Jomar +852 3843 5003