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Exploring the Perks of Living in Repulse Bay

To sum up Repulse Bay as yet another sparkling beach or an upscale condominium enclave occupied by the wealthiest would be an injustice to the liveliness of a coastline neighbourhood with deep historical and cultural roots that nourish and turn the beach town into a weekend retreat.

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12:30 pm | The Verandah
Fronting The Repulse Bay, The Verandah spells out instant colonial charm and laid-back comfort with its arched mahogany windows, wood ceiling fans and white marble flooring. My journey starts here with its famed Sunday brunch at around HK$600 per head, not the cheapest in town, but certainly the classiest you can get with this price.

109 Repulse Bay Rd
2292 2822

14:00pm | Deep Water Bay
The best way to soak up the best of Repulse Bay is to amble along a harbour front passageway scenic stretch between Deep Water Bay and Repulse Bay. It’s a half-hour journey with the South China Sea and Middle Island as the background. In comparison to the Repulse Bay beach, Deep Water Bay beach has attracted more residents to this area.

Island Road, Deep Water Bay
2812 0228

14:35 pm | The Pulse
Perched along the sandy promenade, The Pulse is a 200,000 square foot shopping centre that is home to a range of dining outlets, modern cafes, a supermarket, a spa, a sea-spray rooftop and a sprawling outdoor area beside the beach. This area is perfect for visitors to grab enough supplies for picnics, swimming, or sunbaths at the famous Repulse Bay beach.

28 Beach Road
2815 8888

15:30pm | Repulse Bay Beach
Hailed the most beautiful beach in Hong Kong, Repulse Bay beach gains its reputation not only by its accessibility, but also its sparkling sand. The beach was artificially extended in 1910 and the trace is still obvious today – the sand closer to the shore is not as smooth as the sand further away from the sea. The man-made beach is ringed by some of the most iconic developments in the area, including The Repulse Bay and The Lily.

Beach Road, Repulse Bay
2812 2483

17:00pm | Tin Hau and Kwun Yum Statues
This colourful shrine is dedicated to two deities Kwun Yam and Tin Hau and was built to protect the fishermen in the old days. Surrounding the two 10-metre high Kwun Yam and Tin Hau statues are many more Chinese sculptures adorned with colourful mosaics, making the site an essential link to Hong Kong’s cultural past.

19:00pm | Limewood
Owned by Maximal Concepts, this beachfront restaurant offers a blend of Hawaiian, Caribbean, Southeast Asia and South American cuisines with a barbecue meat and seafood menu. The restaurant comes with a rustic bar area that serves a list of signature cocktails to go with the relaxing beach view. The lamb rack I order tonight is gamy enough, but the real knockout is its churros, crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside, a quality rarely seen in town.

Shop 103/104, Beachfront, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road
2866 8668