Discovery Bay

Discovery Bay in Hong Kong is a unique resort style residential community and was the Group’s first property development project.

Enjoying a captivating seafront location on Lantau Island in Hong Kong, Discovery Bay is our flagship project which covers a land area of about 650 hectares, nestling between the calm waters of the South China Sea and verdant tree lined hills.  In 1977, Discovery Bay was just a barren piece of unused land. Engineered by the Group, it has been transformed into a fully integrated international standard resort style residential development. This vibrant community comprises various lifestyle living options including spacious garden homes, and low-, mid- and high-rise residential apartments. It provides a carefree resort experience for residents, complemented by an array of enticing leisure amenities for an active, healthy lifestyle. 

Every facet of the project, including the infrastructure and transportation connecting Discovery Bay with different parts of Hong Kong, was conceived and developed by the Group from scratch. Discovery Bay is linked by 24-hour ferries and buses, plus a privately-built tunnel funded by the Group, which provide Discovery Bay residents with seamless, convenient transportation services.  Throughout the years, a total gross floor area of over 1,000,000 square metres have been developed or are under development. 

With greenery making up two-thirds of the entire Discovery Bay, it is Hong Kong’s first “eco-friendly town” and also widely acknowledged as a pioneering concept for sustainable integrated residential developments in Asia. HKRI will continue to develop and grow Discovery Bay to provide the best homes, ancillary facilities and living environment for its residents and visitors.  

Type of Development: Residential and Commercial

District: Lantau Island, Hong Kong 

 

Key Facts

Overall area: about 650 hectares

Commercial components: 2 shopping malls, an alfresco dining hub (D’Deck), a resort style hotel – Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong

Population: approximately 20,000 residents, made up of over 50 nationalities

Recreational facilities: a 27-hole golf course with a clubhouse, a marina, 2 premium recreation clubs

Education: 4 kindergartens, 5 primary schools and 2 secondary schools (Most of them are international schools)

Access: 24-hour ferry service connecting Central; bus services connecting Hong Kong International Airport, Tung Chung and Sunny Bay MTR stations; and Urban and Lantau taxi to and from DB North Plaza

1977
1978
  • A new Master Plan is approved by the government for the development of a community with a permanent population at the Discovery Bay development site

    Why the name "Discovery Bay"?
1979
  • The CHA family acquires the remaining share capital of HKR and becomes its sole owner
  • The Group commences the development of its first property project Discovery Bay.

    The pioneering concept of a fully integrated resort style residential community in the region
  • Construction of Phase 1 residential units commences
1980
  • The first 250 units of Phase 1 of Discovery Bay is offered for sale. All units are snapped up within a few hours. The lowest per square metre price is around HK$4,300
1982
1983
  • Discovery Bay Residents Club opens, pioneering the concept of recreational clubhouse in residential developments
  • Discovery Bay Celebration Day is held to commemorate the official completion of Phase I
  • Discovery Bay International School, built by HKR as part of the community development, opens
1984
1985
1986
1989
1992
1993
1994
  • 50% share of HKR is sold to CITIC Pacific Limited
1995
2000
  • Discovery Bay Tunnel in operation
  • Switched to government potable water supply after pipelines are built in the Discovery Bay Tunnel
2004
  • Club Siena, the second recreation club in the community, opens
2005
2006
  • Discovery Bay ferries launch the first free on-board WiFi service in Asia
2008
  • The Bounty, the only European tall ship in Hong Kong, comes into service
2009
2010
  • DB North Plaza, the lifestyle shopping centre at Yi Pak Bay, commences operation
2013
  • Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong, a resort hotel, and The Pavilion, a first-of-its-kind seaside white chapel in Hong Kong, open
2014
  • Two electric buses are added to the Discovery Bay transport fleet
2015
2017
  • A number of new residential projects are in progress and are expected to complete in phases in the coming few years

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