Cheung Chau is only about 40 minutes away from Hong Kong therefore it's a popular destination during weekends and holidays. With a good and dependable ferry system, it is also convenient for visitors to make a day trip and head back to Hong Kong as late as 23:00 at night or even later. After all, having spent a long day hiking or bicycling around Cheung Chau or swimming on its lovely beaches, there is no need to hurry back.
The tiny island has everything, including a modest nightlife. For night time entertainment check out the local bars and karaoke joints along the coastline. Enjoy the decidedly laid-back atmosphere and observe the real island life of many families who are still living on boats moored at the waterfront. It is an experience one would never have thought to see in Hong Kong.