⇒ ABOUT PENGHU
The Penghu or Pescadores Islands, are an archipelago of almost 70 islands and islets in the Taiwan Strait between mainland China and Taiwan, covering an area of 141 square kilometers (54 sq mi).
Most of the islands are inhabited.
The major city is Magong, located on the largest island, which is also named Penghu.
The Penghu Islands has a rich history of piracy, imperialism and colonization, temples and traditional homes, along with the rich natural landscape.
⇒ HOW TO REACH PENGHU:
Magong is reachable by flight from Taipei, Taichung, Chiayi, Tainan, Kaohsiung and Jinmen Island.
Fly is the fastest way to reach Penghu but you might need some help to book the flight as it’s often fully booked.
During the summer months, you can also take the ferry from Kaohsiung which takes around 5 hours and you can transport your vehicle as well. The fastest way is the ferry from Budai Port of Chiayi to Penghu; the traveling time is only 90 minutes. This service may not be available every day and sailing times are subject to change according to the season.
Since 2003, the year the Penghu Ocean Fireworks Festival was held for the first time. This festival has become a tradition in Penghu over the last decade. The festival will be from Monday to Thursday, from April to June.
The outlying Taiwanese archipelago of Penghu officially obtained its certificate of membership in the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club.
With over 300 kilometers of coastline, Penghu offers several beaches. Traveling with motorcycle is the best way to find the ideal spot to relax. Most popular is Shanshui beach (near Makong) which features a beautiful white sand coastline. Aimen is Penghu’s longest beach, Neian is popular for it’s shallow water Pengpeng Beach is an area of offshore sand bars created by deposition between Naioyu and Yuanbeiyu, seasonal winds change the actual location of the beach at different times of the year. It took nine years before enough sand was deposited to make Pengpeng Beach.
⇒ FLIGHTS AND ACCOMODATIONS
Penghu is very well known among the Taiwanese as an “easy destination to reach” for a weekend out, far from the cities.
Therefore flights are often fully booked in the weekend and, unless you speak and read Mandarin, it will be quite difficult to book the flights.
The choice of B&B and homestay is unlimited, but let us suggest you the ones we have liked the most. ( … Keep reading, list is below! )
If you are looking for a “luxury” property Penghu is not ready yet, but there are 3 main international hotels we can offer, among them the Four Point Sheraton is a very good choice.
Our selection of B&B
Notting leaf B&B:
A modern, cozy, well decorated relaxed B&B, just a few minutes from town.
Opening in 2018. Only 7 minutes away from Magon port and 15 minutes away from Magon Airport.
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Great breakfasts, spectacular views.
Color Coral Reefs B&B
Spacious and with an amazing view of the harbor, in the bed and breakfast, you can enjoy the outdoor SPA facilities while on the roof enjoying a beautiful night view.
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One of the best place to be!
| Snorkeling Tour: Blue Paradise Island |
Discover the unspoiled paradise hidden between Taiwan’s offshore islands on a speedy yacht ride. Explore the coral reefs, the area’s most primitive residents, and marvel at their incredible biodiversity. Take some time to relax and explore the …read more
| Night time Squid fishing |
A very popular night activity in Penghu, squid fishing is something you shouldn’t miss! Squids are attracted to lights, making it easier for people to catch in the night and if you catch a squid you’ll be able to enjoy the freshly cooked squid cuisines on the boat! If you come during the fireworks festival, … read more
| Camping and Stargazin on the uninhabited island ( 2 day, 1 night ) |
This is an amazing occasion to switch off the phone and enjoy this environmentally friendly date with the nature! Read more…