It is a village on the peninsula that juts into the South China Sea, while a little farther to the south of Redhill/Tai Tam. Stanley has its compact shopping mall where multi-storey car-parking, supermarket, restaurants, wine cellar, bookstore and some retail shops are available. Locals and tourists rush to Stanley at weekend for beaching, shopping and dining. Some romantic restaurants with Western food and Chinese cuisine can be found in Stanley. There are many trendy beach-side restaurants, bars and cafes where people enjoy their happy hour and evening time. All are less than 10 minutes walk away. Stanley beach is not one of Hong Kong’s best, but it is ideal for sun-worshippers and is the site of annual Dragon Boat races.
There is good variety of low-rise housing, from small, good-value apartments to luxurious houses with tennis courts and swimming pools, many with outsider terraces and gardens as well. The Hong Kong International School is nearby.
Transportation is easy and convenient with at least six bus routes offering rides to several locations in Central. The market off the main street offers groceries, street-stalls selling fruits and vegetables, pharmacies and a post office, making it quite self-contained.