Stanley
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Stanley is very different to other parts of Hong Kong, or completely different from what you think about Hong Kong. Stanley, located at the southern of Hong Kong island, is much more relaxed with beaches, hills and coves. You will find the western atmosphere in this small Chinese town.
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Ingeborg56
Oslo, Norway2,379 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2024 • Couples
I enjoy the very nice seaview and the relaxing atmosphere here. Also, it is one of the few places in Hong Kong these days where one can see that there are still some Western expats around. Most other places in Hong Kong they are few Western expats to bee seen compared to earlier days.
Written 7 July 2024
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yumyum29
Manchester, UK224 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The market is still great, smaller than most of the famous H.K markets but the vibe is nice. Since we visited last a while new shopping arcade has been built which I suppose was going to happen but there are still the little cafes on the beach front which seem to be still thriving.

Stanley Murray house houses some upmarket stalls selling home made jewellery, crafts and ornaments.

The little pier gives a beautiful view out across the beach.
Written 30 January 2024
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,685 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
For those looking to do a bit of hiking around Stanley there are a couple of trails nearby including a short route up to see the weathered land formations known locally as Rhino Rock on the Stanley Peninsula south of the village as well as Devil's Paw and the Snoopy Rock in the area known as Chung Hom Kok just to the west of Stanley.

We recently hiked up to see Devil's Paw and Snoopy Rock combined with brief visits to the old battery and public park at the southern tip of Chung Hom Kok along with the local beach just to the north. To reach these two land formations from Stanley, one only needs to walk the trail through Ma Hang Park starting behind the Murray House. Make your way west to the end of the park. You will find yourself at a roadside roundabout. From here, follow Chung Hom Kok Road west to Cheshire House. Walk until you start to see the large boulders on the left (south) side of the road.

You will notice a dirt trailhead through rather dense forest. There are red ribbons tied to branches to help you stay on course, which is actually a bit challenging. You'll need to scale and scramble a bit and duck under some lower branches for a short 3-4 minute hike where you reach an opening. From here you can see the Devil's Paw for the first time. From here, you can wind your way along the trail until you find yourself just in front of very interesting and large rock formation. From up close the weather erosion patterns are quite neat to see. Views from here of the coastline and sea are pretty good while sky conditions are favourable.

From Devil's Paw you can continue to ascend trails further south for another 8-10 minutes until you will reach an exposed outcrop of boulders. This is where you find the Snoopy Rock. It is not clear and obvious but from certain angles, one of the boulders sort of looks like Snoopy. The massive and interesting boulders are really nice and panoramic views here are really nice as well.

The trail continues further south for a while past a couple more boulder batches before descending downward to Chung Hom Kok Road. From here, if you still have time and energy, you continue south along the main road to see the old coastal defence battery at the southern tip of the peninsula. Or you can begin to make your way back towards Stanley Village. Note, there is a pretty good public beach at Chung Hom Kok that you can make way to as well if you fancy a swim in the sea after your hike as well.
Written 14 September 2022
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Gladys T
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
Beesy Bay 🐝💛

⛱🐚𝘽𝙚𝙚𝙨𝙮 𝘽𝙖𝙮, 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙫𝙞𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙡𝙮 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘽𝙤𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙚, 𝙧𝙚𝙤𝙥𝙚𝙣𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙡𝙚𝙮 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙖 𝙛𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙤𝙛 𝙬𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙖𝙨𝙞𝙖𝙣 𝙘𝙪𝙞𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙮𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙖𝙙𝙚. 𝘽𝙮 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙚𝙚 𝙛𝙡𝙤𝙤𝙧𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙤𝙩𝙖𝙡, 𝙫𝙞𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙨 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙚𝙣𝙟𝙤𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙞𝙘𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙦𝙪𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙩, 𝙧𝙚𝙡𝙖𝙭𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙢𝙗𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙖 𝙬𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙤𝙛 𝙬𝙞𝙣𝙚, 𝙘𝙤𝙘𝙠𝙩𝙖𝙞𝙡 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙧 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 “𝙗𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙮” 𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙫𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙖𝙜𝙚.🏝🌊☀️

1️⃣𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐬 𝐇𝐊$𝟐𝟗𝟖
Cooked in a delicious broth that made of white wine, garlic and butter, the mussels tasted divine. When the flavourful broth was trapped inside the shells, it made the mussels tasted even juicer. Don’t waste the leftover broth, you should try soaking up the broth with some toasted bread.

2️⃣𝐆𝐫𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐇𝐊$𝟏𝟗𝟖
Well-seasoned but less moist chicken breast. The mashed potato, on the other hand, was truly impressive! Creamy, silky and buttery, I couldn’t ask for anything else.

3️⃣𝐍𝐚𝐬𝐢 𝐠𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐠 (𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐞) 𝐇𝐊$𝟏𝟰𝟖
As I mentioned earlier, the restaurant also offers some Asian dishes such as garlic naans and fried rice. The Indonesian fired rice was in large portion, which tasted sweet and savoury thanks to its authentic sweet soy sauce (also called kecap manis in Indonesia).

4️⃣𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐨𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐇𝐊$𝟏𝟑𝟖
Coated with a thin layer of golden edges in triangular shape, their French toasts were thick and fluffy. Its rich flavour was further upgraded by vanilla ice-cream and chocolate jam. Slices of bananas, strawberries and blueberries completed the dish by giving it a refreshing and sweet kick.

✔️ Beesy Bay (赤柱, Stanley)
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Written 22 May 2022
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ilove2xplore
The Bund, China3,569 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Looking for place to chill - Stanley is best place to be ..a coastal town and a popular tourist attraction in Hong Kong. It is located on a on Hong Kong Island. It is east of Repulse Bay and west of Shek O, adjacent to Tai Tam.

Has a very relaxed vibe, but at the same time offers plenty to do and explore. You can chill at the beach, dine at one of the many cafes and restaurants on the promenade, or shop for antiques at the Stanley Market.This is a busy spot with lots of things to do. The beach itself is beautiful, long stretch of white sand which is good for swimming. It has a promenade where you can go for a walk, and the sunset/sunrise views are absolutely amazing 🤩
Written 17 April 2022
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,910 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Many tourists only get as far as the famous Stanley Markets but if you explore just a little further, Stanley also has a couple of good beaches, a lively waterfront promenade with a stretch of bars and restaurants, Ma Hang Park and historic buildings like Blake Pier, the colonial police station and Murray House as well as several temples.
In particular Ma Hang Park gets largely overlooked but it has easy, short hiking trails and boardwalks that lead you past coastal views and the Pak Tai and Kwun Yum temples. Entry is free.
Stanley is an excellent half day trip. Several Citybus buses run directly there from the Central bus terminus at Exchange Square (6, 6A, 6X and 260). They run regularly and take between 30 – 50 minutes. Taxis are reasonably inexpensive (about $80HKD) but if you have the time, it is well worth taking the bus. Sit upstairs on the double-decker to get the most out of the scenic trip as the bus hurtles around the narrow winding coastline road, past Repulse Bay and Deepwater Bay. Kids will enjoy this and at times, it’s not unlike an amusement park ride, especially if you have the front seats at the top. If you have a full day to explore, then you might like to get off at Repulse Bay, have a quick look around and continue onto Stanley.
Written 21 March 2021
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mosto
Hong Kong, China4,101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Solo
Stanley is a great getaway from the city for half or even one day. It’s easily accessible by public transport from various points in HK (see a picture I attached regarding public transportation). This time I took the bus 14 from Sai Wan Ho as it gives me a really scenic drive passing Tai Tai Reservoir, Turtle Cove and all the beautiful houses along Stanley Village Road. Stanley has a nice relaxed vibe. Those who want to do local shopping can be satisfied with the street markets there or some specialty or grocery shopping at the Plaza. Those who just want to explore can walk the seafront promenade, visit the pier, Murray House and the beautiful temples. Those who want to do some water sport activities can head to the seaside. Those who want to walk around nature can head to Ma Hang Park which is a gem (please see my review under Ma Hang park). There are alSo hiking trails which starts from various points in Stanley. And finally there’s some restaurants and bars to just sit, dine and chill.
Written 10 March 2021
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,685 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Stanley is a seaside community on the southern side of Hong Kong Island. When the British took possession of Hong Kong in 1841, there was a community of over 2,000 people living here. The Chinese name for this seaside village area is Chek Chue. However, the British gave it the English name after Lord Stanley.

Today what you find at Stanley is a relaxing place to spend time near the sea. There are a couple of good beaches, St. Stephen's Beach and the larger Main Stanley Beach which also has a water sports centre. You'll find one of HK's most popular street markets, the Stanley Markets, which has a covered walking lane, nice for rainy days. There is a nice promenade area lined with restaurants and good views of the sea. Additional shopping and eateries can be found at the Stanley Plaza complex just past the promenade.

Those interested in historical attractions in the area will find the old Tin Hau Temple just past the Stanley Plaza. There is a tiny Tai Wong Temple sandwiched between the Plaza and waterfront restaurants. The colonial period Murray House and Blake Pier, both of which were originally in the Central district have been relocated here to Stanley, providing a bit more to see while you are here. The Murray House is used for yet more restaurants and retail shopping.

Looking for a bit more, there is a large public park and garden area called Ma Hang Park just west of the Murray House. Nearer to St. Stephen's Beach, you will also find the Stanley Military Cemetery and Hong Kong Museum of Correctional Services.

To visit Stanley from the main areas of Hong Kong, best to take a bus (6, 6A, 6X or 260) from Exchange Square in Central or a taxi to save time.
Written 1 December 2020
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Lilu5575
Hong Kong, China60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Have not been for many years.
Took a taxi from central costing $80. Much quicker option for more than one person.
Road entering Stanley was narrow and lots of traffic, if went ok public transport would have taken much much longer.

Shops were great, recommend for tourists definitely. Lots of options of food overlooking the sea from local (cheaper) to middle to seafood.

In general was a nice day, nice walks shopping and food was average but pricey.

As a tourist I would go if I had a spare 1/2 day. As a local I may return two years after.

Except for the shopping , is similar to Sai Kung or Cheung Chau island has fresher and cheaper dining
Written 8 September 2020
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Coco L
Hong Kong, China310 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020 • Couples
It’s always tricky to find a nice place for fun during hot summer days in HK. But our visit to Stanley was surprisingly pleasant. My husband and I very much enjoyed SUP just off the shore of the Stanley main beach, dined at a waterfront restaurant along the main road and then paid a visit to the Stanley market. It’s a great place for water sports lovers as you can rent windsurfing gear, SUP, etc at a reasonable prices. No need to bring your water or food as there are plenty of supplies. It might be a good idea to visit there in the morning as the town got quickly filled up by the time we left there (2pm)
Written 12 July 2020
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