Stanley is the located on the southernmost peninsula of Hong Kong Island, it is a quant seaside town that has become a popular destination for tourists and locals alike for its charming waterfront promenade, beaches, street market and general laid back vibe that being on the opposite side of the Island can offer.
It is the only area on Hong Kong Island that can offer a feeling of being totally detached from City life (which is abundantly represented on the north of the Island) and is a popular area for expats and also locals that place more importance on lifestyle rather than convenience. Living in Stanley, there is a great contrast of being in the real outdoors with plenty of greenery and the benefit of being located near the waterfront that looks out to the south china sea where instead of cruise ships and towering commercial buildings, there are scenes of dingy fishing boats and nearby islands.
There are plenty of alfresco cafes and restaurants, and plenty of maritime and outdoor activities to do in Stanley, including trekking the Ma Hang Park that is built into the cliffside. The park covers 50 square kilometres and was specifically created to showcase the beauty of the surrounding areas, and features a butterfly garden and bird watching platforms. There is also a highly active dragon boat scene in Stanley and plenty of club activities that are held throughout the year.
Stanley has plenty of heritage sites to soak in, since it is one of the oldest settlements on Hong Kong Island, notable sites include the Murray House which is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Hong Kong, Stanley Old Police Station the oldest surviving police station in Hong Kong, the Kun Yam Statue in Kum Yam Temple and the Tin Hau Temple which is also the oldest of its kind on Hong Kong Island.
Stanley is also renowned for being pet friendly, with the local Shopping Mall Stanley Plaza proudly wearing the badge of Hong Kong’s first pet-friendly shopping mall. So if you are looking for a place that embraces the outdoors on Hong Kong Island and don’t mind a long car or bus trip to the city, then Stanley might be the ideal place for you and even your pet.
Information on Stanley provided by Home Net, Licensed Hong Kong Property Agency.