Posted Oct 4, 2015
So we booked this hotel just by pictures. On our first time to Hong Kong my husband and I's goal was to reconnect and relax. I had planned for us to stay a few days in Hong Kong and then find another place to stay so we chose Tai O. We had no idea where it was located per se, but as a designer I loved how beautiful and picturesque it looked on pictures. I am an island girl so I immediately was attracted to the water, mountains, pictures of colorful little boats anchored by the shore. I check the reviews and said this is it!
Getting to Tai O was an experience. We can now laugh about it, but at the moment we were a little frustrated. Cabs were limited so we waited over an hour to find a cab, that took us to another cab that then took us to a bus that took us to a boat that got us to Tai O. OUR MISTAKE, we had all of our luggage with us (2 large suitcases). When going to Tai O - pack light, you don't need that much anyway.
Once we arrived, it was majestic! Our room was beautiful, quaint, welcoming. The property and its history was certainly worth the hike to get to it. There is Tai O village walking distance and I will warn you, on your walk to it, it will stink horrendously as the island folks make shrimp paste, but it is refreshing and gives you perspective on how other people live. The hotel has a book on the history of Tai O and as a history buff I strongly recommend you read it.
It was worth the trip. It is a must see; and so are the pink dolphins!