One place in Hong Kong I’d love to spend a lot more time in is Lamma Island. It has a lot of style and buildings that remind me of authentic Hong Kong, and it also carries a lot of hipster, creative types. The best part of Lamma might be the beautiful beaches and surrounding ocean.
I recently had the experience of walking across the island to look for a free beach with some friends. (We ended up getting in on the wrong ferry, at the opposite side of the island.) Although the weather was HOT and I was not set up well for a hike, it was very fun to look around at all the greenery, shops, and people. And the beach on the other end was well worth the walk.
The ferry ride is nice and relaxing, as well, especially if you get a seat by the window!