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Po Toi Island is the southernmost island in Hong Kong, perfect for hiking, sightseeing and experiencing local culture
Po Toi Island

Po Toi Island | Hong Kong Ultimate Travel Guide

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Hong Kong Day Trip: Po Toi Island

  • Southernmost island in Hong Kong
  • Must-see ancient and natural wonders

Po Toi Island, aka “the South Pole of Hong Kong”, is one of the most beautiful islands in Hong Kong, with several must-see ancient and natural wonders!

In this travel blog, I will provide you with all the information you need to know before planning your trip to this hidden gem.

Po Toi Island is the southernmost island in Hong Kong, perfect for hiking, sightseeing and experiencing local culture
▲ Po Toi

The Southernmost Island in Hong Kong: Po Toi Island

Po Toi Island is a small and charming island located in the southern part of Hong Kong. It is known for its unspoiled beauty, rugged coastline, and stunning views of the South China Sea.

Po Toi Island is the southernmost island in Hong Kong, perfect for hiking, sightseeing and experiencing local culture
▲ Hiking trial
Po Toi Island is the southernmost island in Hong Kong, perfect for hiking, sightseeing and experiencing local culture
▲ Hiking trial

The island was first inhabited by humans over 3,000 years ago based on the rock carvings on the island. People made their livelihood through fishing and harvesting seaweed.

Po Toi Island is the southernmost island in Hong Kong, perfect for hiking, sightseeing and experiencing local culture
▲ Po Toi
Po Toi Island is the southernmost island in Hong Kong, perfect for hiking, sightseeing and experiencing local culture
▲ Po Toi

How to Get to Po Toi Island

The easiest way to reach Po Toi Island is by taking a ferry from Aberdeen or Stanley. The ferry ride takes about 30-45 minutes, and the views of the surrounding islands and water are breathtaking.

Tickets can be purchased at the pier, and the ferry schedule varies depending on the season, so it’s best to check in advance.

Po Toi Island is the southernmost island in Hong Kong, perfect for hiking, sightseeing and experiencing local culture
▲ Public pier

Things to Do in Po Toi Island

Hiking

Po Toi Island is a hiker’s paradise with several hiking trails that offer stunning views of the surrounding islands and sea. The trail takes you through lush forests, rocky cliffs, and offers panoramic views of the South China Sea.

Po Toi Island is the southernmost island in Hong Kong, perfect for hiking, sightseeing and experiencing local culture
▲ Historic site
Po Toi Island is the southernmost island in Hong Kong, perfect for hiking, sightseeing and experiencing local culture
▲ Hiking
Po Toi Island is the southernmost island in Hong Kong, perfect for hiking, sightseeing and experiencing local culture
▲ Hiking

Rock Carvings

Po Toi Island is also home to some of the most significant rock carvings in Hong Kong, dating back to the Neolithic period.

The carvings depict animals, humans, and geometric patterns. The carvings are located near the main village and are accessible by foot.

Po Toi Island is the southernmost island in Hong Kong, with some of the most significant rock carvings in Hong Kong, dating back to the Neolithic period.
▲ Rock carvings
Po Toi Island is the southernmost island in Hong Kong, with some of the most significant rock carvings in Hong Kong, dating back to the Neolithic period.
▲ Rock carvings

The geology of this island is also very interesting. The island is made up of a number of different types of rock, including granite, sandstone, and limestone. These rocks have been shaped by the forces of erosion over time, creating a landscape that is both beautiful and unique.

Po Toi Island is the southernmost island in Hong Kong, perfect for hiking, sightseeing and experiencing local culture
▲ Rugged coastline
Po Toi Island is the southernmost island in Hong Kong, perfect for hiking, sightseeing and experiencing local culture
▲ Rugged coastline
Po Toi Island is the southernmost island in Hong Kong, perfect for hiking, sightseeing and experiencing local culture
▲ Rugged coastline

Po Toi Lighthouse

Po Toi Lighthouse is a historic yet active lighthouse which was built in 1970. It is also known as Nam Kok Tsui lighthouse or Lighthouse 126. It offers stunning views of the sea and surrounding islands and is a popular spot for photographers.

Po Toi Island is the southernmost island in Hong Kong, with a historic lighthouse that dates back to 1888
▲ Lighthouse
Po Toi Island is the southernmost island in Hong Kong, with a historic lighthouse that dates back to 1888
▲ Lighthouse

What to Eat in Po Toi Island

Wan Tsai Store

Next to the Po Toi public pier, you can enjoy one of the most fascinating and renowned food here – seaweed. The seaweed is harvested by local fishermen and used in a variety of dishes, such as seaweed soup and noodles.

Wan Tsai Store (灣仔士多) in Po Toi Island
▲ Wan Tsai Store
Wan Tsai Store (灣仔士多) in Po Toi Island
▲ Instant noodles with seaweed, luncheon meat and fried egg
Wan Tsai Store (灣仔士多) in Po Toi Island
▲ Seaweed and egg flower soup

Kwan Kee Store

Kwan Kee Store is a small shop that you will pass by when you are walking to the Po Toi Lighthouse. We bought a bottle of lemon barley water here!

As there are no other shops or restaurants after you walked pass Kwan Kee Store, make sure to have sufficient beverages to keep hydrated before continuing your hike!

Kwan Kee Store in Po Toi Island, the southernmost island in Hong Kong
▲ Kwan Kee Store
Kwan Kee Store in Po Toi Island, the southernmost island in Hong Kong
▲ Kwan Kee Store
Kwan Kee Store in Po Toi Island, the southernmost island in Hong Kong
▲ Kwan Kee Store

Ming Kee Seafood Restaurant

Close to the public pier, Ming Kee Seafood Restaurant is the perfect place to crave seafood after a day on the island.

Po Toi Island is the southernmost island in Hong Kong, perfect for hiking, sightseeing and experiencing local culture
▲ Ming Kee Seafood Restaurant
Po Toi Island is the southernmost island in Hong Kong, perfect for hiking, sightseeing and experiencing local culture
▲ Coastline

Where to Stay in Po Toi Island

Po Toi Island does not have any hotels or accommodation, it is therefore recommended to plan a day trip to the island.

While camping on the island is an alternative option, it is important to note that this should only be considered by experienced campers due to the lack of facilities and amenities available.

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