To end our Hong Kong trip we were invited by the Stanley Oriental Hotel for a stay at their brand new short-stay residence in the south side of Hong Kong, Stanley Bay. After experiencing the fast-paced and tiresome lifestyle of chaotic Central Hong Kong felt as though we had travelled thousands of miles to a European seaside town. Craving bit of relaxation, we realised you don’t need to leave the island of Hong Kong to have the perfect seaside getaway. Neither of us had thought that HK is this diverse – read more if you are considering coming here.
Arriving, we were taken up to the ninth floor of the hotel to our 1,200 square foot suite to spend the following two nights here. Located in a popular beachside town we were most impressed with the feel of the cool sea breeze stepping out of our living room into our private wrap-around balcony which fronts the ocean. Tremendous views overlooking the harbour and perfect calm clear waters, a feeling that one could be outside, which is very difficult in Hong Kong, made us realise the very first second we will like it here.
The first evening we had a big dinner. Cooking our own food after a long travel period for us fussy eaters was a real blessing. The hotel is conveniently located on Stanley Main Street just steps away from the local market, where we headed to pick up our daily goodies. There’s stylish bars, restaurants, shops or supermarkets in nearby Stanley Plaza, worth checking out, too.
The following day we had a bit of a sleep in as it was too comfy to get out of our king-size bed! Waking up to a stunning seascape views with colourful fishing boats bobbing in the foreground with a sound of an ocean… A perfect day full of sunshine! In the morning we also realised how bright, airy and spacious this place with an open floor plan is.
We spent most the day basically on the doorstep of the hotel, down by the main beach – my kinda day! Especially after such a busy few weeks..
After a walk along the waterfront and into the new promenade, we headed back up to do our laundry – CANT EXPRESS our appreciation of that, haha! Getting clean after weeks is worth everything.
Later in the afternoon we went to hike up a mountain called Suicide Cliff – we’ll tell you all about it in our upcoming blog. Coming back from the city, the Central is just 25 minutes away, we made ourselves a well deserved bath in the giant (!) two-person bathtub overlooking the bay! PS, what’s even better is that they’ve had a L’Occitane products to get pampered with.
We started our 3rd day early with some fresh smoothies and juices on our airy balcony, and the one that’s not to miss of course – coffee, taking in all the fresh morning air. After we filled our tummies we then took some photos and put the drone up in the air to get the birds perspective of this place.
It was our final day, so we kept it pretty chilled, as we had many flights coming up, Hong Kong-Shanghai, Shanghai-London, London-Salzburg.. We were rather happy to just sit by the Stanley Main beach around the corner!
On our last day, we also experienced the very best of the hotel, which is at the very top where sits a rooftop Jacuzzi. We spend the rest of the day basking in the sunshine above the rest of Stanley, feeling like royalty. Make sure to book it in advance.
We then headed back to our room, to take a shower (there’s two of them), pack up & head to the airport.
❥ Would you consider visiting this part of Hong Kong after reading about our staycation? 🙂