As much as we love the long weekends, sometimes it’s just not long enough to properly get away when you’re messing around with airports, check-in times and all the other palaver. But hey, why get on a plane to get away when Hong Kong has so much to offer (which we’re all guilty for forgetting about)! A quick 45 minute ride away can give you a whole new view of the 852 that tricks you into thinking you’ve jetted off to further horizons. Here are our top spots for unique staycation ideas this summer!

Be in your own little bubble at Mingle Farm

Ever had one of those moments where you feel like you’re in your own little bubble? Well, thanks to Mingle Farm that can be a literal reality! Live inside your own giant inflatable house and sleep under the stars, all without having to sacrifice your comfort. If you don’t want to go for the completely transparent exhibitionist route, other tents are covered up so you don’t have to dash to the washroom to get into pjs!

Along with their range of cool tents for camping, they also provide other fun outdoor activities such as zorbing, archery, organic farming, air gun shooting, and plenty other DIY workshops. The best part? Their giant inflatable toys such as bouncy castle, trampoline, and giant inflatable bowling where you can release your inner child. BBQ and pizza parties are provided for dinner to end a perfect summer’s day relaxing, zorbing and monkeying around! If you are looking for a fun and unique weekend getaway, then this is the place you are looking for.

Glamp it up at Palm Beach Teepee Village

Hosted in a 16,000 square feet lawn, this small village is your perfect escape from the Hong Kong’s hectic demands. Here, you camp inside a rustic yet elegant Native America teepee arranged in a big circle with a camp fire in the middle to lit up after sunset. With their large teepees and comfortable sleeping bags, your can rest assure knowing that your comfort is their top priority. Not a fan of roughing it? Palm beach also has glamping tents with fans, electricity and even storage draws for your clothes. Camping never sounded so good!

Just a few meters away from your teepee is the beautiful Cheung Sha Beach with its stunning white sand and crystal blue water where you can swim by the ocean or just sunbath by the beach. A pre-breakfast swim, lazy afternoon by the beach, cocktails by sunset, and a bbq bon fire at night, how does it get any better than this?

Release your inner child with the Disneyland Experience

Spend the day in the magical world of Disney and enjoy the rides, shows and all the magic that Disney has to offer whilst meeting your childhood characters come to life.

For a complete getaway, enjoy your staycation in the Disneyland Hotel. Pamper yourself in their elegant Victorian rooms, outdoor pool with private cabana, royalty-like treatment, and first-class service. Moreover, its most strategic place for a full view of the legendary Disney firework. Disney hack- check.

As they say, its the happiest place on earth.

Tai O Heritage Hotel

Named as the Venice of the Orient, Tai O is dying for you to explore. Start the day with a boat ride at the traditional Tai O Fishing Village, where if you’re lucky, you might get a chance to spot the rare pink dolphins that are known to inhabit the area. Then, explore cute local cafes and feel cultured with the museums nearby.

To end the day, stay at theTai O Heritage Hotel. A 110 year old police station turned luxury hotel hosts the famous Tai O Lookout glass-roofed restaurant, where you can see the gorgeous view of the South China Sea on one side and the tranquil Tai O Fishing Village on the other. Who could’ve guessed this peaceful place is only a two hours away from Central.

So there you have it, our favourite spots to get away without straying too far, and if you’re still not in the mood to get away, why not give yourself a spa day with BloomMe and go spa hopping! Enjoy, relax and explore!!

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