Experience the magic of Easter 2024 in vibrant Hong Kong

Experience the magic of Easter 2024 in vibrant Hong Kong
Experience the magic of Easter 2024 in vibrant Hong Kong

With Easter festivities approaching, many people will be considering how to spend this special holiday season in a truly memorable way. Hong Kong remains a prime destination to spend the holiday for all, with loads of activities, dining experiences and more on offer.

“This year, Good Friday takes place on 29 March, followed by Easter Monday on 1 April.  Warm, pleasant weather and a host of Easter-themed activities are sure to make a trip to Hong Kong during Easter one to remember,” says Shanna Docherty, Cathay Pacific regional head of trade sales for the Middle East and Africa. “And with the Cathay/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens taking place from 5 to 7 April, there’s even more reason to make a longer trip out of it.”

Time to brunch

Hong Kong offers delightful culinary experiences all year-round but comes alive for special occasions like Easter. Brunch is no exception, and for a truly memorable Easter weekend brunch with a Japanese/Peruvian twist, Hong Kong’s TokyoLima is a must-visit. From the Ki-mo-chi fried chicken delectable chocolate treats from their curated dessert station, brunch lovers won’t want to miss out on what TokyoLima has in store this Easter.

Honjo’s “SomeBUNNY Feed Me!” Easter brunch is another culinary experience for the books, with unlimited orders of assorted sashimi, maki, nigiri, and oysters, followed by mains of chicken Teriyaki, Flank Steak, Prime Ribeye, Honjo Tempura, and Salmon Teriyaki all on offer. Kids eat free.

Explore iconic HK destinations

For those who enjoy spending time outdoors, paying a visit to Hong Kong’s landmarks, which are especially enchanting during holidays like Easter, is a must. Start the day traipsing about in Discovery Bay, located on the northeastern coast of Lantau Island, and enjoy its natural beauty along the many hiking trails and plenty of fresh sea air at Tai Pak beach. Hong Kong Disneyland also offers plenty of festive fun for the whole family to enjoy, including Disney character encounters, parades, and singalongs. And if retail therapy is a little more your pace, spend a day at the extravagant K11 Musea, a retail haven in the arts and culture district of Victoria Dockside, where you can shop ‘til you drop while enjoying exquisite architecture, artisanal snacks in hand. Cap the day off with a sunset ferry ride on Victoria Harbour aboard the iconic StarFerry, for spectacular views of the harbour and its surrounds.


Indulge your inner child with an Easter egg hunt

What’s Easter without a good old-fashioned egg hunt? Luckily, Hong Kong is filled with plenty of egg-cellent opportunities to do just that, including onboard the Aqualuna, a wooden junk cruise boat also known as Cheung Po Tsai. Easter sees the Aqualuna transform into a pirate and mermaid adventure cruise, allowing the little ones to get all dressed up, decorate eggs, make an Easter basket and, of course, go on an epic hunt for Easter eggs on-board the boat.

Take a stroll through Hong Kong’s vibrant neighbourhoods

The best way to explore a place, understand its culture and, in this case, discover the unique ways that locals celebrate special holidays like Easter, is to wander along its streets. From plant-based friendly cafes and mouth-watering diner-style eats to art galleries and a geological museum, the Shek Tong Tsui neighbourhood is a great place to start. Other must-visit local hotspots include Tai Hang, a quiet and charming neighbourhood far from the skyscrapers of Hong Kong city, and Tung Chung, which offers the best of both worlds (city and greenery) with incredible views and a chance to visit the Big Buddha.

Easter in Hong Kong is an experience every South African traveller is sure to relish and remember for a lifetime. Rugby fans can also take advantage of Cathay Pacific’s special Hong Kong Sevens package, which includes return flights to and from Hong Kong, plus a 3-day event ticket for Hong Kong Sevens. Simply enter the code 24R7ZA when you search for your flights.

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