Discovery Bay is divided into a number villages, currently consisting of 14 residential developmental phases. Properties range from garden houses to low-rise apartments, high-rise towers of up to 24 floors and house boats. Amalfi and Positano, the most recent developments, constitute the 14th phase, with Amalfi still under construction.
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, it is actually the second most populous district (after the new town of Tung Chung) on the sparsely populated Lantau Island.
Discovery Bay offers apartments varying in size from studios to duplexes 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.
Most low-rise buildings offer garden apartments, traditional apartments with terraces or balconies and duplexes with access to the rooftop. Low-rise apartments can be found in most villages in DB.
European-style houses cna be found near DB pier, at the golf course and in the North of DB. House size varies greatly from smaller town houses to 5000 sq. ft. 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 (at Discovery Bay Golf Course) and Seabee Lane.
The new town of Tung Chung is located on the northern coast of Lantau Island. Means of transport to the town include the MTR, ferry and by bus. A variety of different housing properties can be found including high-rise apartments, low-rise apartments, garden houses and village houses. It is the most populous district on the island of Lantau.
The majority of Tung Chung residents live in high-rise apartment buildings. There are five development phases in the town,as well as government housing. Private high-rise apartments range from from 2 to 6 bedroom properties. Most developments have between 50 and 70 floors per block and each has its own clubhouse for residential use.
Mid-rise buildings in Tung Chung are less common and less condensed compared to high-rises. Most apartments have between 2 and 4 bedrooms with many also featuring balconies or terraces. The only mid-rise complex in the area is Le Bleu Deux.
Garden Houses in Tung Chung are usually at a close proximity to the ocean, providing a nice sea-view. They are not developments of their own, but are separate phases of the high-rise buildings. For example, Le Bleu is part of the Coastal Skyline development and La Mer part of Caribbean Coast. Some apartments on the ground floor have their own small gardens, and those on the top floor often have the roof for private use.
The outskirts of the new town of Tung Chung are abundant with village houses. The typical village house is a triplex, with each floor rented out by a different tenant, however there are a few exceptions, in which the entire house is joined by stairs and occupied by one tenant. A large number of Tung Chung villages including Pa Mei and Ha Ling Pei are situated along the route to South Lantau.
The three main government housing developments are Yu Tung Court, Fu Tung Estate and Yat Tung Estate. These are high-rise public housing properties that are subsidised by the Government for residents with lower incomes. They are all convenient to reach, either within a walking distance or a bus ride away from the town centre. The number of blocks and units vary in each estate, with the smallest estate, Fu Tung, having just three blocks, and the largest, Yat Tung, comprising 13 blocks. In total there are almost 10,000 givernment flats.
South Lantau is made up of several villages, most relatively small in size, and many based along the coast. The largest of South Lantau’s villages is Mui Wo.