Living in Repulse Bay and South Bay
Ultra-modern high-rise apartments tower above Colonial-era low-rise townhouses and communal swimming pools. Above the hills facing the bay are a smattering of large stand-alone properties commanding impressive views. Located in the Southern District of Hong Kong Island, Repulse Bay is home to more contemporary high-rise apartments while South Bay offers more low-rise and less density.
The site of the former Repulse Bay Hotel—which once serviced Ernest Hemmingway and actor Marlon Brando—is now a popular residential and iconic high-rise complex, The Repulse Bay, housing a supermarket, pre-school, health facilities, lifestyle stores, clubhouse, restaurants and day spa. On the beachfront itself is The Pulse, a popular shopping and dining complex fronting a child-friendly playground and the white sand of the bay.
Thing to Do
Repulse Bay is home to a plethora of beachside restaurants and bars. Enjoy a semi-alfresco dining experience along white sandy shores at Limewood, a coastal BBQ restaurant that dishes up innovative fusion eats; or indulge in a refined and sumptuous afternoon tea at the colonial-inspired eatery The Verandah. If you’re in the mood for something a little more laid-back, modern pizzeria Amalfitano and Thai restaurant-bar Sip Song are huge hits among locals and tourists alike.
Residents of Repulse Bay and South Bay are spoiled for choice when it comes to things to do. With Repulse Bay Beach being one of the longest beaches in Hong Kong, you have easy access to a wide range of water sports and beach activities. If you want to escape the crowds on the weekends, head over to the nearby Middle Bay Beach or South Bay Beach to enjoy some peace and quiet.
Shopping opportunities abound in the neighbourhood, from the picturesque shops along the coastline to modern shopping malls like The Pulse and The Repulse Bay Arcade. Whether you’re stocking up on everyday necessities and groceries or in search of specialised sports equipment, you will find what you need here.
Driving to Central from Repulse Bay takes roughly 20 minutes and the many bus routes to various business districts take roughly 40 minutes. Stanley is about five minutes' drive further south. Apartment complexes often have their own minibuses, which serve as regular commuter options for residents only.
Within minutes from your front door is easy access to various trail walks that take in endless views of the bays below. Enjoy lunch at The Pulse before strolling along the seaside boardwalk towards Deep Water Bay.
Repulse Bay is home to several top international schools catering to young learners in their pre-nursery, kindergarten, and primary education. Woodland Beachside Pre-School follows the English Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), incorporating bilingual and inquiry-based learning. HKIS’s Repulse Bay campus provides a well-rounded upper primary curriculum for children Grades 3 through 5. These elite schools equip students with a strong knowledge base and the necessarily skills to thrive in secondary education and beyond.
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