We know how Hong Kong’s dense skyscrapers might be suffocating over time. For a quick escapade, head over to the laid-back Repulse Bay for a temporary change of environment.
The resort-like destination is especially hectic over the weekend, so dropping by on a weekday seems more sensible.
From shopping at The Pulse, suntanning at Repulse Bay Beach, dining at Limewood to enjoying an afternoon tea at The Verandah, here is a brief guide on what to do, eat and see during a day trip to Repulse Bay in Hong Kong.
WHAT TO DO IN REPULSE BAY
Newly opened The Pulse is a one-stop destination for retail therapy, entertainment options, gourmet dining and the list goes on. Shop for pet’s supplies, marvel at exhibited artworks at the galleries or dine at the various bayside restaurants.
28 Beach Rd, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2815 8888
Daily: 10am – 7pm
Repulse Bay Beach
It’s no brainer that the scenic Repulse Bay Beach is the main attraction at Repulse Bay. Take your furry animals for a leisure stroll, partake in one of the many events held here, dip into the inviting waters or simply do nothing on the golden sands!
Zhenhai Tower Park
Located adjacent to the shore is Zhenhai Tower Park, a traditional Chinese picturesque garden fronted by majestic statues of the Goddess of the Sea and the Goddess of Mercy (Kwan-yin). The shrine overlooks the sea and is believed to be guardians of the fishermen out at sea.
WHERE TO EAT IN REPULSE BAY
Limewood is yet another successful food and beverage venture by the Maximal Concepts Group. The restaurant boasts a selection of Caribbean, Hawaiian, South American and Southeast Asian barbecued meats and seafood. Their cocktails are equally impressive too.
Limewood Shop 103/104 The Pulse, 28 Beach Rd, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2866 8668
Daily: 12pm – 10.30pm
The Coffee Academics
Chic and chill, The Coffee Academics’ pooch-friendly outlet at Repulse Bay is where coffee lovers and dog lovers alike gather to hang out and unwind over coffee. For those not in the know, the coffee chain has been voted as one of the best coffee shops by reputable international publications such as CNNGo and Vogue.
Shop No. 108, Level 1, The Pulse, No.26-30 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Southern
Tel: +852 2511 1902
Daily: 9am – 9pm
Celebrated restaurant The Verandah is effortlessly elegant and a popular destination for high teas and Sunday brunches. A smart-casual dress code is required; no sleeveless shirts (for gentlemen), flip-flops and sandals are allowed.
109 Repulse Bay Rd, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2292 2822
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Wed to Sat: 12pm – 2.30pm, 3pm – 5.30pm, 7pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 11am – 2.30pm, 3.30pm – 5.30pm, 7pm – 10.30pm
HOW TO GET TO REPULSE BAY
From Hong Kong MTR Station: Head to Exit D, board bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 from the Exchange Square bus terminus and drop off at Repulse Bay Beach.
From Central MTR Station: Head to Exit A, board bus 6, 6A, 6X or 260 from the Exchange Square and alight at Repulse Bay Beach.
A one-way ticket on these buses typically cost about HK$7.90. Make sure you have smalls on you as no change would be given.