Hyatt Regency Sha Tin

Shatin Nights

travel | 22 April 2016

We’ve been back in the Netherlands for some time now and ever since we’ve been back we’ve been feeling like we’re missing something. The hustle & bustle, the food, the shops, the views, the noise of people constantly on the move. It took us a while to get used to the slow pace here again. Sometimes I find it so quiet I turn on the tv just to have some background noise. Take me back to Hong Kong please!

I’m excited to start my Hong Kong travel series here and we’re kicking off with Sha Tin. Sha Tin is one of the nine districts located in the New Territories and it is known to be the most populous district in Hong Kong. We spent the first nights of our trip in the Hyatt Regency Sha Tin, where we enjoyed a wonderful stay. Not only is the hotel near an MTR station (2 minute-walk), it also offers an amazing view on Sha Tin Hoi, a cove at the mouth of Shing Mun River.

Hyatt Regency Sha Tin Hong Kong

Hyatt Regency Sha Tin Hong Kong

Hyatt Regency Sha Tin Hong Kong

One of the attractions in Sha Tin is the Sha Tin Racecourse. If there’s one thing Chinese people love, it’s a good bet. If you’re not into that, there’s plenty of other attractions in the neighborhood. The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery is a monastery located in the Pai Tau village and it is known for its impressive number of golden Buddha statues (a total of 12,800). Hikers and nature enthousiasts will do good to hike the trail from Sha Tin Pass Road to Kownloon Reservoir, where the Lion Rock, Beacon Hill and Eagle’s Next will provide you with sweeping views of the densely populated areas of Hong Kong.

Hyatt Regency Sha Tin Hong Kong

Hyatt Regency Sha Tin 18 Hong Kong

Hyatt Regency Sha Tin 18 Hong Kong

Hyatt Regency Sha Tin 18 Hong Kong

For those who would rather stay in, the Hyatt Regency Sha Tin has plenty to offer. Food lovers can rejoice in Sha Tin 18, a restaurant serving authentic Dongguan and Northern Chinese cuisine. From a beautiful avocado and king crab dish with a garlic sauce to a traditional Peking Duck platter and wok-fried vermicelli with prawns and pork, the chefs at the restaurant serve an delectable and elegant Chinese menu. The highest praise has to go to the dessert section. The Jasmine milk tea and Chinese wine chocolate ice cream are such refined desserts that it takes serving ice cream to a whole new level. 

Hyatt Regency Sha Tin 18 Hong Kong

Hyatt Regency Sha Tin 18 Hong Kong

End your day with a spa treatment at Melo Spa. The spa offers a variety of facial and body treatments that are designed to relief stress and help you reconnect yourself with the nature again. Don’t be surprised if a relaxing treatment at the spa will put you to sleep instantly. 

(But enjoy the stunning views from the hotel room before you go off to bed.)

Hong Kong is a big city and it has so much to offer. I may not be Cantonese and I may not speak the language (not well enough to hold a conversation). But Hong Kong has stolen my heart. And I can’t wait to share more with you guys.

Hyatt Regency Sha Tin Hong Kong The Avantguardian Igrien

Hyatt Regency Hong Kong


    Wow this is beautiful, so much inspiration

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  • Carmen Jny (carmitive)

    Wow this place looks so amazing! I totally love your little black dress 🙂
    xx, Carmen –

  • Gorgeous shots and I love the room interior. There’s something very cinematic about your portrait pic, well done! I think I always miss “Asia” when I’m not there (so far I’ve only been to the Philippines and Malaysia, but I love the vibe and to me it feels more like home than the Netherlands). Enjoy your weekend, Igrien!

    • Thanks Izzy! I loved the photo when my bf took it and instantly knew it had to go up on the blog haha! Oh I know what you mean. I definitely wouldn’t mind living a year or two in Asia in the future 😉
      Have a great week Izzy!

  • Beautiful article!! Hong Kong has stolen my heart too, can’t wait to go back! <3

    • Thanks Bibi! I know, I miss it too! The Netherlands seems so quite compared to Hong Kong.. 🙁 Thanks for stopping by dear!

  • The Sunday Mode

    I really admire your photography, these are such vivid images! I would love to go to Hong Kong one day and this post has made me want to go sooner rather than later 🙂

  • merel

    Great post babe! You make me want to visit Hong Kong so badly!!

    X Merel

  • OMG, that looks soooo stunning! What an amazing location <3
    I def want to visit Hong Kong sometime!
    Love your pics, wow!

    xoxo, Colli

    • Thank you Nicole 🙂 HK is a must-visit for anyone who loves shopping and food (= practically all women hehe). Thanks for stopping by dear! <3

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  • NICE!!!!!

  • Such a beautiful post! Hong Kong is one of my top cities to visit and your photos captured exactly that atmosphere I dream about. Thank you!


    • Thanks Daniela! Keep an eye out for more HK posts! Thanks for stopping by dear <3

  • Hi Igrien,

    Chinese wine chocolate dessert??! Oh my! That sounds divine already and your visuals of your HK stay are so gorgeous that I feel like hoping onto the next plane and just get back to HK now!!

    I have to say I have briefly visited HK twice, the first time for a shoot and the second time, for a little break but sadly, I have yet to fully discover the place. I can’t wait to go back there, one fine day, when the opportunity arises.

    Stunning visuals as always and that avocado king crab dish is keeping me WIDE away at this hour now… gosh, can you hear my tummy rumbling away already??! You are so “evil”… my dearie hahaha

    Have a great new week! It’s nice to be back here. Can’t wait to see the rest of your HK adventures here.

    With love,
    Jeann | LUMINNEJ

    • Oh Jeann you would love the chocolate wine dessert – it was the best dessert I’ve had in ages!
      I wish I could have spent more time in Hong Kong. I feel like even though we were there for almost a month, there’s so much left to discover!

      • wow! A month, Igrien? it’s quite some time, but I guess if the place is great, a lifetime is still not enough, right? haha