Luxury Yacht Charter China
Yacht Charter in China and Hong Kong
Sailing in Hong Kong has always been a popular pastime, but now the sport seems to be catching on in a big way in mainland China. There are currently several major boat builders in situ in China, which now hosts two of Asia’s major yacht shows, in Hong Kong and Hainan. Most of the marinas are however still found on the former British colony of Hong Kong, and it’s fair to say that most charters use Hong Kong as their base. Hong Kong is surrounded by a number of islands and sailing amongst them is both fascinating and pleasurable. There are also some wonderful beaches to the north of the territory, and along the southern coast of China.
Marinas in China and Hong Kong
The majority of marinas are found in Hong Kong, with two in mainland China:
Aberdeen Marina Club
Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club
Discovery Bay Marina Club
Gold Coast Golf and Country Club
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
Longcheer Yacht Club, Shenzhen
Starbay Yacht Club, Dalian
Weather in China and Hong Kong
Southern China is the warmest and wettest part of the country, with heavy rainfall between May and September. Winters are mild, with temperatures usually between 15-20C whilst summers tend to be humid and hot, with temperatures of up to 30C. There can also be strong winds and typhoons between July and October.
Top Five Things to do in China and Hong Kong:
- Go up the Peak on a hair-raising tram to fins unbeatable views of Hong Kong.
- Enjoy a day at the Happy Valley races.
- Swap your sails for a Junk trip around Victoria Harbour.
- Have a day out at Sunasia Ocean World, China’s first amusement park in Dalian.
- Play a round of golf at Mission Hills Golf Club in Shenzhen. www.missionhillschina.com
Top 5 Restaurants in China and Hong Kong
- For a meal with view book a table at Hong Kong’s The Felix Bar, in the Peninsula Hotel. www.peninsula.com
- Indulge in high tea at the Hotel InterContinental, Hong Kong. www.hongkong.intercontinental.com
- Hong Kong’s best Chinese can be found at Hutong. Tel: +852 3248 8342
- Arguably the best dim sum is served at Lin Heung Tea House, Hong Kong. Tel: +852 2544 4556.
- Try the Shangri-La’s rotating Tiara Restaurant in Shenzhen for a meal to remember. www.shangri-la.com