About 10 km (6 miles) off the coast of Hong Kong, Cheung Chau is an island at a crossroads between the traditional fishing industry and the tourism brought on by excellent beaches and local seafood restaurants and cafes.
Best by bike, which may be rented in a number of places once you're off the ferry from Hong Kong, you'll be privy to the proprietorships and laid-back living of this small island community. Good beaches include Tai Kwai Wan, Po Yue Wan, and Pak Tso Wan. Another attraction of interest is Cheung Bo Zai Ton, a cave named after the pirate that was said to have hid his treasure there, located on Sai Bay.
If you visit during May, you'll have an opportunity to see the island come alive with a traditional Taoist celebration called the Bun Festival. With singing, dancing, parades, and (of course) a massive tower made of buns, it is quite an interesting spectacle.
Note:Hikers may be intrigued by the "mini Great Wall" hike that starts just south of the beach at Tung Wan. The granite boulders that you'll follow actually do resemble a replica of the Great Wall and the views from here to the islands of Lantau, Lamma, and Hong Kong are quite appealing.