Also known as Lambai Island.
Xiaoliuqiu is one of the gems of southern Taiwan. This small island off the coast of Pingtung and Kaohsiung tempts visitors with its fine beaches, coral caves, island vibes, and guaranteed opportunity to see giant sea turtles.
Xiaoliuqiu is Taiwan’s only coral island with a significant human population. This explains the large coral reef caves on the island, as well as the abundance of marine life offshore, including tuna, sperm whales, flying fish, and a permanent sea turtle population of nearly 1000.
The only way to get to Xiaoliuqiu is by taking a ferry from Donggang Ferry Harbor (東港渡船碼頭).
The ferries to Xiaoliqiu leave roughly every hour from 7 am to 5:30 pm. The ride takes 20 minutes to Baisha Ferry Wharf (白沙尾漁港) in Baisha, the main town on Xiaoliuqiu and where most visitors arrive, on the side facing Taiwan.