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Located in the southern part of Hong Kong Island, Repulse Bay is the most amazing bay in the region. The name comes from a 19th century battle in which the British army repulsed attacking pirates. At present, the place is a luxurious residential area for dining, relaxation, and aquatic activities.
With the beach stretching along with a clear azure blue water gently lapping the seashore. Its sand is golden and soft. With water temperatures ranging from 16ºC (60.8ºF) to 26ºC (80.6ºF) year round, it is a mecca for locals and visitors alike to escape the heat.
Swimming is evidently most popular and the bay is well equipped for safety with shark prevention nets and floating platforms. During summer, lifeguards are on duty.
Besides aquatic activities, there are extensive facilities for visitors at Repulse Bay. With barbecue racks available under the shade near the beach. In addition, the area is dotted with hotels, supermarkets, and cafes. A lighthouse near the beach is ideal and popular place to take photos. Watching the sunset is one of the most spectacular and popular pastime for visitors. The popular Zhenhai Tower Park, built in the traditional Chinese style, is located near the beach. A huge statue of the Queen of Heaven and the God of Mercy (Kwan-yin) sits in front of the park.
The Repulse Bay Tower has been rebuilt on the site of the Repulse Bay Hotel. Now, it's a building for residence. With the front facing a Shopping Plaza. In it, many restaurants and shops can be found.
Moreover, time permitting you can also go to the Deep Water Bay, Middle Bay or South Bay. These are all prefect bathing beaches, not far from the Repilse Bay.