One of our family traditions: visiting Cheung Chau, one of the several outlying islands from Hong Kong. The fresh seafood restaurants there are to die for and the place has spectacular beaches and pristine scenery. If you enjoy nature and/or cultural photography, Cheung Chau is the perfect destination. The best way for photographers to take it all in is to rent a bike and go riding around the island. You're sure to find incredible shots. PACK EXTRA WATER.
My recommendation: Take the First Ferry from Pier 5 of Central Ferry Terminal. Make sure to take the High Speed Ferry to shave off 30 minutes of what would normally be a hour long journey.