Hong Kong offers a wide range of residential choices, city center living, living on the Peak, living near the beach and even living in the countryside. Discovery Bay is a purposely-built residential enclave located on the northeastern coast of Lantau Island. The largest outlying Island of Hong Kong, Lantau is home to the Hong Kong International Airport and prominent attractions like Disneyland Hong Kong and Ngong Ping 360.
Spanning a total area of five square kilometers, picturesque Discovery Bay is encircled by lush, green hills and the azure waters of the South China Sea. The area, which includes two main bays Tai Pak Bay and Yi Pak Bay, offers the finest resort-style living. Additionally, most of the dwellings on Discovery Bay afford sweeping sea views along with spectacular views of the nocturnal fireworks that illuminate the sky over Hong Kong Disneyland. The Hong Kong Resort Company, a private developer, commenced with the development of the Discovery Bay enclave in the mid-1970’s era. Suburban Californian townships with their spacious, paved layouts and well-planned, pristine abodes served as the inspiration for the community, which over the years was developed in various stages.
The accommodations at Discovery Bay range from low-rise garden houses and beach facing villas to mid and high-rise dwellings though the area is uncharacteristically tranquil for Hong Kong. The reason for the serene ambiance on Discovery Bay is because private vehicles are not permitted within the enclave. Members of the close-knit multinational resident community traverse the area by way of golf carts though you do need a recognized driver’s license to operate one of them.
As for accessibility, Discovery Bay is very well connected to the rest of Hong Kong. Round the clock ferry services transport residents to Central’s Ferry Pier 3 while shuttle buses provide a quick commute to Sunny Bay and Tung Chung MTR stations. The Hong Kong International Airport is accessible via a 30-minute bus ride from Discovery Bay and Urban and Lantau taxis also provide additional means of transport to and from the Discovery Bay North Area via the Discovery Bay Tunnel. Local (Kai to) boat services also ply between Discovery Bay and neighboring islands like Peng Chau and Mui Wo.
These present-day transport connections will receive a further fillip by way of the completion of the 50 km long Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge in late 2016. Once ready the bridge will reduce the commute to Zhuhai to a mere 45 minutes.
As for recreational activity and shopping, the resort-like Discovery Bay is quite self-contained. D’Deck is Discovery Bay’s oceanfront restaurant row, which sits close to the Discovery Bay Ferry Pier. Located here are diverse restaurants, cafes, bookshops and bars and the dining destination is the main congregation area for residents and day-trippers from Hong Kong Island. The Discovery Bay residential area also has within its boundaries a 400 meter-long-sandy beach. The beach is man-made and doesn’t feature lifeguards on duty. Also located on site are four private members’ clubs, a golf club (with three nine-hole courses), a 264-berth marina club, a public park and a resort hotel, the Auberge Discovery Bay. This resort hotel is a popular locale for weddings and hosts the Bounty, a European classic tall ship
The main shopping area in Discovery Bay occupies an expansive space at Yi Pak Bay and consists of the shopping mall called North Plaza. North Plaza features two shopping arcades, commercial buildings and an open-air piazza, home of the Discovery Bay Sunday Market (a seasonal flea market). Discovery Bay’s resident community celebrates various festivals and fairs like Halloween and the Dragon Boat Festival throughout the year. These events provide a chance for residents to come together and bolster the tight-knit community spirit amongst locals and expatriate residents alike.
A plethora of educational institutions is also available on Discovery Bay. These institutions include two international schools, Discovery College (part of the ESF network) and the Discovery Bay International School and various kindergartens, playgroups, tutorial centers and early-leaning establishments.
Privately run dance, fitness, and art establishments also offer a variety of recreational activities for all ages. Additionally, the area has easy access to hiking trails leading to Silvermine Bay and Tung Chung and leading up to the area’s Lookout provide additional avenues of recreation for the community folk.
Four private medical clinics and two dental clinics offer services like general medical care and physiotherapy to the residents of the area while a 24-hour hotline makes fire and ambulatory services available as well.
With its wide, open spaces, landscaped gardens and clean, green environment, it is no wonder then Discovery Bay is a much sought-after residential choice amongst relocating expatriates and well placed local Hong Kongers. Not only is the area within easy reach of the hustle-bustle of daily Hong Kong life but it also provides a peaceful and safe environment for families of all sizes.
Engel & Völkers Hong Kong has always marketed the various developments on offer in Discovery Bay. Now we have great pleasure in introducing to you a brand-new development of stacked garden houses, the spectacular, luxurious, Positano, a one-of-a kind offering from Hong Kong Resort Company.
This highly acclaimed development is located on 18 Bayside Drive overlooking Yi Pak Bay. This exclusive development is accessible via funicular from the North Plaza and the new taxi stand.
The low-density, Positano comprises 17 blocks offering 102 units. The apartments are all duplexes in orientation and feature saleable areas that range from 1398 square feet to 1949 square feet. Most of the units face south or southwest and afford stunning ocean views.
The three types of residences on offer at Positano are ‘the Garden Pool Resort’, ‘the Sky Pool Resort’ and ‘the Spa Resort.’ The configurations on offer include two-bedroom units (two en-suite bathrooms), three-bedroom units (one en-suite) and four-bedroom units (two en-suite bathrooms).
All the units have private entrances while some have additional accouterments such as a private lift lobby, a private garden and swimming pool or a rooftop infinity pool.
The well-designed layouts of the units feature a combined living and dining space adorned with floor to ceiling windows leading onto attached balconies. The LEICHT kitchens of these luxurious residences are fully fitted and feature abundant cabinets. They also include all the necessary modern conveniences including gas and electric hobs, exhaust hoods, microwaves, ovens, fridges and freezers, wine coolers and built-in vegetable washers along with a TV. Quality marble finishes and top-notch fittings adorn all the bathrooms while the maid’s rooms have own attached bathrooms and a utility area with a washer/dryer ensemble.
The master bedrooms of all the units are massive in size and feature en suite bathrooms. The other bedrooms are also generous and can accommodate queen size beds. Built-in wardrobes are offered in all the units.
The development also has its private luxe clubhouse with a fitness center, pool, and function rooms along with facilities for sports such as tennis, basketball and more.
These stunning residences at Positano are available for sale as well as for lease with us at Engel & Völkers Hong Kong. So if you are desirous of a serious quality of life enhancement, the Positano residences may well be your answer.
Our team of knowledgeable and experienced agents is very well versed in the Discovery Bay area. They can thus, accordingly advice and guide you in your real estate decisions for this magical, one of a kind resort-like corner of Hong Kong.