Unlike the resorts saturated with rich Westerners in Discovery Bay, Lamma Island is a pedestrian-only area that retains a laid-back attitude and plenty of charm. Because Lamma is that rare place where you aren't being hassled to buy something everywhere you go, you are allowed to focus on taking it easy as soon as you're off the ferry.
The main town of Yung Shue Wan is where you'll find food, drink, and accommodation, although it is less than a two hour walk along the shore to the other two towns on the island if you want to foot it (we recommend you do!) There are some nice little beaches along the way and near the village of Sok Kwu Wan you'll find the Kamikaze Caves, which were dug by the Japanese during WWII.
The antithesis of modern tourism, go to Lamma for a true escape.
Note:For those interested in the cultural lifestyles that have long sustained the people of this small island, check out the Fisherfolk's Village in Sok Kwu Wan. There are dragon boats, fishing junks, and other artifacts of their cultural heritage. Tickets cost $60 HK ($8 USD) per person.