Thursday, July 9, 2015
A Lovely Summer Staycation at Silvermine Beach Resort Hotel, Mui Wo, Hong Kong
The last time we visited Mui Wo, we thought of booking in Silvermine Beach Resort Hotel in summer... and we finally did it! We booked it via Agoda just a week in advance, and we had a fabulous family time there last week!
We took the 12:30pm ferry to Mui Wo from Central Ferry Pier. The ferry ride was really enjoyable. Mommy had a lot of fun with OB while papa's busy playing games on his mobile phone. Pffffft.
The view's awesome, and OB pointed out that ICC is a tall rectangular shape while IFC has a rounded top (these things are really important to him hehehe). I promised to show him the pointy triangular BOC next time.
We had a simple lunch in a random charchanteng at the Mui Wo cooked food market.
We didn't choose the outdoor seats as it's super hottttt.
After lunch and the 10 minutes walk to the hotel, it's just the right time to check in.
We love the huge bed! The room is clean, lovely, and spacious enough for the three of us.
We picked the cheapest room with hill view, the price difference for a room with sea view is about HKD500.
Bathroom is clean with all necessary toiletries (shampoo, shower gel, comb, hair dryer, towels), but without a bath tub. We're fine with it as we spent most of the time at the beach and in the pools.
The hotel has a lovely garden, and of course SC and OB HAD to do THIS.
Silver Mine Bay beach is just right in front of the hotel. The part where you can swim is about 3 minutes walk away. The beach is absolutely lovely! The sand isn't as fine as Shek O beach, but it doesn't have as many sharp shells as Golden beach ^_^
The beach in Mui Wo is so full of life! I've never caught live clams in my life and was in awe so see how clams move in the sand. We put all these beautiful clams back into the sea, we had no plans to eat them. Many people caught huge clams and ate them though. Oh well, maybe next time.
What's better after the beach than jumping into the pool?
The hotel has a 50cm deep pool. Perfect for OB.
And thank God for waterproof bag for my phone. Wefie time!
A special shout out to my waterproof eyeliner. It does not smudge at all even after the beach and the pool, and I did submerge my head under water A LOT.
WOW. The brand is LB, costs HKD69 each and I bought it from Sasa.
After a quick shower... we got hungry.
We considered doing a HK style BBQ, but it was just too hot and we were too tired to get BBQ supplies and do our own grilling. Finally we settled for BBQ buffet at the hotel.
...a lovely encounter with Lantau "local residents"
What a perfect holiday!
Nice selection of appetizer. There's duck liver pate, smoked salmon, salad and seafood station.
As long as there are some melons, decent chocolate cake, some cheesecake and a cocktail of canned lychee with longan and nata de coco, AND ICE CREAM... we - and by "we" I meant OB, decided that it was a fantastic idea to go ahead with the buffet.
Si fu busy grilling the suckling pig.
Huge steamed garoupa.
A nice variety of cooked food. I love the pork ribs.
The BBQ station is at the porch, so the dining room doesn't get stuffy and smoky.
BBQ suckling pig and chicken wings.
After dinner, we had a relaxing walk to the pier to get groceries.
The only missing thing from this trip is SHOPPING.
But mom could live with a weekend without shopping la...
Lovely beach magic hour view.
Back from our walk, SC decided that we must check out the fitness centre.
Yikes. Who goes to the gym on holidays??
SC did his weight lifting, OB bounced around with exercise ball, and I had a great time lounging in these nice rattan chairs watching TV in air conditioned room. Perfect.
And it's a tradition, OB must get hungry at night during holidays.
So we prepared a cup noodles for him.
We went for breakfast at 8. Early birds get the fattest worms, right?
That - and we also wanted to go to the beach and the pools again before checking out.
We requested for a late check out and they let us check out by 1 pm.
At breakfast, they serve ham & cheese, chicken franks, meat patties, hash browns, buns with butter and jam, congee, char siu and custard baos, sticky rice, juices, coffee and tea.
After breakfast, we were ready to hit the beach again.
A completely different view from the afternoon. I felt like we weren't in Hong Kong at all.
This time, the boys decided to catch some fish...
We got quite a few! We had fun looking at them before throwing them back into the sea.
Look what I got! I think it just died, it still looked really shiny and sparkly.
Another pool time...
Too much fun.
There are free mosquito repellent rubber bracelet at the reception of the hotel for guests to grab.
I really love this little but very thoughtful gesture.
Time to go home.
Mom's exhausted from packing.
We stopped by at the Italian restaurant in the Mui Wo Cooked Food Market.
The soup didn't look like much but it's really tasty!
We had to order carbonara to feed our little carbonara monster...
A nice Caesar salad is always welcome.
And whenever I see lasagna on the menu, I couldn't help but ordering it.
It was lovely.
We were all in a food coma, and ready to sleep in our bus ride home.
Check out our shell loot from the trip!
We got little crab shell too!
OB & mama had fun pimping our shells.
Hotel room: HKD1,180 per night (I booked via Agoda).
Breakfast included for 2 adult - we had to pay HKD70 additional for OB.
BBQ dinner buffet costs HKD804 for the three of us - that includes the 20% off for hotel guests.
Lunch at the market: HKD160.
Lunch at the Italian restaurant: HKD279.
How to get there?
By ferry from Central Ferry Pier no 6.
Take the 3M bus from Tung Chung MTR.
What else can you do in Mui Wo other than the beach?
There's a lovely village, cultural centre, a cave and a waterfall - you can rent bikes too.
Check out our trip last spring.