Amongst the outlying Islands in Hong Kong, I guess Cheung Chau has been one of my favourite. You can find a fair beach if you are in for sunbathing or swimming, you can find stalls for snacks and options of seafood restaurants (price vary), and my recent favourite is to hike to North Lookout Pavilion for the breathtaking view.
There's no motorized vehicle in the island. Small enough to walk around the island in one day, offers a beautiful view of the area. Only 40 minutes ferry ride from Hong Kong Island harbour. Surrounding islands are great places to travel in Hong Kong, and Cheung Chau was one of my favourite. There's a cave that alleged to be the hiding place of Cheung Po Tsai, a 19th century pirate.
Hong Kong can feel pretty hectic and almost suffocating sometimes. Escape to Cheung Chau for some fresh air, fresh seafood and great dim-sum. This little island, about 20 minutes by ferry from HK Island, is known for its seafood. Rent a bike, ride around the island, breathe in the salty fresh air and eat to your heart's content.
Cheung Chau is another outlying island in between Hong Kong Island and Lantau Island, and is a very famous spot for locals and tourists alike. Like Lamma Island, Cheung Chau is another accessible getaway from the city, and is full of wonderful traditional food and dessert stalls. Feel free to try the ice cream mochi, gigantic fish balls, noodle soups, and other local street food in the town area, or enjoy a few pints next to the beach at the Austrian-themed hostel. The island is also famous for a hiking track that leads to the “Cheung Po Chai cave” that once housed a notorious pirate in 19th century.
Accessible from Hong Kong Island by ferry, Cheung Chau is a nice escape from the huge city. It's got a village feel (and I don't think there are any vehicle there) and isn't very touristy. Nice for a walk around the island and to get lunch. Check out the cave on the southern end of the island.
The island of Cheung Chau can be reached by ferry from Hong Kong. It's not a bad ferry ride to the island and there are plenty of things to do when you get there. There are lovely beaches, when you can enjoy the sea and sunshine and plenty of little shops and restaurants for you to enjoy. There are also lots of little temples on Cheung Chau island which are worth a look.