Type of housing
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Discovery Bay is located on Lantau Island and only accessible by bus (Airport, Tung Chung, Sunny Bay) or by ferry (Central, Mui Wo and Peng Chau). Currently, around 8500 families live in DB. The types of housing that exist in DB are: garden houses, low-rise buildings or high-rise towers, up to 24 floors’ high.
Discovery Bay offers its residents a unique quality of life. Though DB is considered in Hong Kong to be a low-density development due to the amount of open spaces, DB is however the second most populous district (after the New Town of Tung Chung) on the sparsely populated Lantau Island.
Discovery Bay offers a wide range of housing to suit your budget and family requirements.
Apartments in high-rise buildings
Discovery Bay offers flats varying in size from studios to flats with 4 bedrooms. Balconies and/ or terraces are common in DB. Buildings in DB have a maximum of 24 floors. Most of them offer great seaviews. You can find high-rise buildings in every phase of development. The most popular buildings are the ones you can find near the DB plaza.
Most low-rise buildings will offer garden flats, traditional flats with terraces or balconies and duplexes with access to rooftop. Some popular low-rise apartments are located on Seahorse and seabird Lanes. These apartments are overlooking the Yi Pak beach. In recent years, there have been building constructions around Siena Park.
There are European-style houses located near the pier, at the golf course and in the North of DB. You can choose from smaller town houses to 5000 s.f. detached houses. Most of the houses have their own garden or yard. Some even offer private swimming pool and garage for the golf carts.
The most popular garden houses are located on Headland Drive, Siena 1 and 2, Bijou Hamlet (golf course) and Seabee Lane.
Living on a boat
Discovery Bay is conducive to on-board living. At the DB Marina, the number of boat dwellers has risen steadily over the past decade. Life on a boat can be the ultimate lifestyle choice, be it on a traditional wooden junk, a masted sailboat, a catamaran or modern motorized yacht. But regardless of the type, one thing is clear, you will get more space on a boat than any other traditional types of housing and none of the mod-cons of structured, domestic living need to be sacrificed.