Six spots we love in Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island


Ira Otivar heads to Hong Kong’s most colourful island to taste some organic treats and indulge in a spot of boho shopping.


1. Green Cottage
Healthy, relaxing and refreshing. Green Cottage is one of the coolest cafés on the island which is dedicated to great food, refreshing drinks and warm service. Enjoy a house special pizza or the delightful eggs Benedict in the rustic indoor space or hit the patio out back and soak up the beautiful harbour vista. Don’t forget to order a signature organic, healthy, ice-blended fruit juice while you’re there. Some of these drinks are energisers – perfect before a hike through the greenery of the island. 26 Main St; 2982 6934.


2. Artlab
At the heart of Yung Shue Wan Main Street, this bohemian-themed store is overflowing with colourful handmade crafts. There are ceramics, decorations, dream catchers, African ornaments, hippie chic clothes and other offbeat gems. Artlab also hosts ceramic and painting workshops if you want to hone your creativity skills. 56 Main St, 2982 2120;


3. Sun’s Collection
If you’re into candles and fragrances for the home, Sun’s Collection has plenty to choose from under its roof. The colourful and scented candles make for the perfect gift or souvenir. The store also accepts orders for candlemaking ingredients so you can wax lyrical in the comfort of your own home. And if – by any chance – you were thinking about starting up a small candlemaking business, they also take wholesale orders. That should set you alight. 89 Main St, 2982 0768;


4. Just Green
Grab some healthy organic delights at this shop. It offers nutritious food and drinks, as well as some organic cosmetics and other body essentials. And it also serves as a relaxing sanctuary due to its lounge area where you can order refreshing drinks while you gaze at the sea and unwind. Sunset, anyone? Just go Green. 75 Main St; 2982 2325;


5. Annie H Shop
Annie H is well-known on the island due to her warm nature and her shop echoes this sentiment. It carries a range of stunning dresses – bold and printed – as well as accessories, including quality scarves from Thailand. As you enter, the vibrantly coloured clothes on the racks and the charming jewellery pieces immediately capture your eyes. Annie is often hard at work here, working on her unique jewellery pieces. She designs some of the dresses as well. Like we said, she’s well-known! 85 Main St; 2982 0268.


6. Be
Be exists just a few steps away from the main street. It’s a grand place for handcrafted accessories like jewellery and bags. Owner and creator, Peggy, is passionate about her craft and hopes that her customers gain a new sense of appreciation for nature through her work. Her creations are simple, attractive and meaningful. If you get lost, just look out for her little white dog, Brie, who welcomes you in.
1 Wang Long Village; 5409 4526.

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