If you are running out of ideas for the upcoming weekend, here’s one for you! You can actually spend an entire day by the beach doing all sorts of things – start your day with a cup of latte, sweat it out on the sands before a tasty and sinful lunch, get a nice tan under the sun, freshen up yourself at the blow dry bar and get ready for dinner again… All without having to move to a new location... Check out how you can spend your day from morning to night at The Pulse!
SAVE UP SOME ENERGY
We know how good it feels the moment when you finish work on Friday – TGIF. You’ve been waiting for a week and you definitely deserve a drink or two (or more). But hold on! You don’t want to spend a Saturday in a massive hangover and guilt. Try and stay away from your favourite cocktail this Friday – trust us, you will thank us the next day.
RISE AND SHINE!
Wake up and feel like you’ve actually had enough of rest and sleep (you’re welcome!). Save your morning cup of coffee till later on because it is gonna be 10times better than your usual one at home. Now get ready and hopefully we can make it to Repulse Bay by 10. Take bus no. 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 from Exchange Square bus terminus in Central or take minibus no. 40 on Tang Lung Street in Causeway Bay.
GET YOUR CAFFEINE FIX
You should start to feel the wind and sun the moment you step out of the bus (the earlier you arrive, the less people there’s gonna be!). Reward yourself for all the effort of waking up with a cup of your favourite coffee at Coffee Academics. This outlet is not like any other – enjoy your caffeine fix with the view of the beach and the clear blue sky. If you are having breakfast there, make sure you are not eating too much because you will have to do a bit of exercise later!
Shop No. 108, Level 1, The Pulse, No.26-30 Beach Road, Repulse Bay
(852) 2511 1902
WORK OUT WITH A VIEW
For that healthy lifestyle, one should never skip their workout, even when you are out having fun! The good news is, working out at the Pulse is actually quite fun. With a stunning view of Repulse Bay and limitless options for outdoor activities, you will certainly push yourself harder than you ever have! P.S. This might be a good chance to book in a trial session at Pure if you're looking to kick start your summer the right way.
Level 1 The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay
(852) 8200 0908
THE OPTIONS FOR LUNCH ARE LIMITLESS
When it comes to lunching at the Pulse, it could be hard to decide as a plenty of nice restaurants have moved in already. Restaurant with a seaside setting is always a good idea because come on – who doesn’t enjoy eating to the beautiful ocean views? Don’t worry if you hair gets messy in the wind, we will have it fixed later.
The Classified, for example, adds elements of its seaside setting with an aqua blue palette and pillow-strewn swinging sofas for you to enjoy the ocean views. This unique outlet by the seaside also offers a delicious range of breads, quiches, pastries and cakes, not to mention all-day breakfast, freshly made on site daily!
Shop 107, 1/F, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay
(852) 2351 3454
Paying tribute to surf and skate Californian shacks, Hotshot provides Hongkongers with classic American comfort food. This is going to be your to favourite beach hangout place if you love to chill by the sea and sands in an American way... Surf's up!
G/F, Shop 114-115, The pulse Beach Road 28, Repulse Bay
(852) 2515 1661
Have a taste of the California experience at Limewood, a restaurant where you can find a mix of South East Asian, Hawaiian, South American and Caribbean flavours centred around barbequed seafood, meats and great refreshing cocktails. If you really need your booze, they also have their own bar that offers shaken and frozen margaritas, craft beers, cider and BBQ inspired cocktails that will quench a thirst and relax the soul – you can spend the rest of the afternoon there but there’s so much other things to do!
Shop 103 & 104, G/F The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay
(852) 2866 8668
The authentic Australian style takeaway is really living up to its name this time, by finally expanding their store to a location that reflects the sun and surf of Australia! They serve daily handmade, healthy food with freshly flown in chooks and lots of the typical Australian food, beers and treats. Order your fresh Australian rotisserie chicken and some craft beers and spend the day on the beach and get tanned!
Shop 112B, Level 1 The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay
(852) 2537 4563
ENJOY A RELAXING MAKEOVER
Now that you have had lunch (and hopefully gone a shade darker), it’s time to for a makeover! Unless you want to keep all the sands and sea water on your hair while you are doing some shopping, you want to look nice and refreshed for the rest of the day! Pop by Airplay Blow Dry Bar for a blowout, updo, or even makeup! You and your girlfriends can chill and get ready for that hardcore shopping sesh/dinner, all within 45 minutes.
Shop 201H, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay
(852) 2388 8179
Alternatively, you could also head to the Repulse Bay Arcade across the road to get some TLC for your body at Sense of Touch and Beauty Nest. Not only can you get messages and full pedis, you could also get a blow-dry or just manis with your girlfriends!
G115-G116, The Repulse Bay Arcade, 109 Repulse Bay Road
(852) 2592 9559
While waiting for dinner, the best way to kill time is always to walk off the calories and do some shopping. Shopping in the Pulse could be quite interesting as it’s like a treasure hunt in here. From fashion, homeware to beach accessories – you never know what you will find next!
Gear up for your workouts at Escapade Sports. Whether you do ultra marathons or triathlons, play rugby, hockey or netball, or you are just a beginner. Some stylish and good quality gym wear will surely keep your motivated. If you want to be even more fashionable, read our SS15 Sport Chic guide and master the look!
Shop 110, Level 1, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay
(852) 2395 2778
Lovers & Friends is a concept store that offers an extensive range of international footwear, accessories and lifestyle brands. Their collections sourced internationally, including faves like Havaianas, Superga, Minna Parikka, Dienastie, Le Specs, House of Holland, Sass & Bide and so many more!
Shop 106, Level 1, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay
(852) 2501 5355
Now that you've got your outfit down pat, pop into Über Tunique for some affordable luxury jewellery, accessories, home decor, stationery, or candles – you will never know how much you are gonna end up spending when you leave the store!
Level 2, Kiosk 2, Peeakaboo Entrance, The Pulse, Repulse Bay
(852) 2896 0938
DINING AT THE PULSE
It’s about time to have dinner after some damage to your wallet. You might have emptied out your bank account but don't keep that stomach empty too! There’s quite a few of restaurants in the area and these two we definitely recommend a try.
Located on an ocean-front promenade at The Pulse overlooking Repulse Bay, Meen & Rice specializes in home-style congee, noodle and rice dishes as well as barbecue and other Hong Kong favourites. Wonder how it feels to have Cantonese cuisine by the sea? It's like eating home cooked food by your parents, but with a gorgeous view and warm ocean breeze... Best part? No washing up!
Level 1, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, , Repulse Bay
(852) 2566 8886
Up for some Japanese goodness? Look forward to a beachside Japanese dining experience at Shoku, the sister restaurant of Causeway Bay’s Kishoku, that serves authentic Japanese “Binchotan” charcoal grill pit grub. When the sun goes down, DJs will take the decks and turn up the music to ensure that the charcoal grill is not the only thing sizzling after sunset!
G/F, Shop 109, Beachfront, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay
(852) 2808 2333
Ready for something exotic? Hot off the press and only opening tomorrow (11th July) is TRi, brought to you by the people behind Bibo and Hotshot. Get ready for some gorgeous Balinese decor, service and of course food too! Think comteporary Balinese sharing dishes like freshly grilled seafood and meat that's inspired by the island and its flavours. Coconuts, palm trees, and a whole lot of grub... We can't wait to be the first ones to try it out!
Shop 302, 3/F, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay
(852) 2515 0577
Now that you've shopped and stuffed your bellies, why not head for a stroll along the beach before heading home? Or just sit by the shore and chill for a bit... Ahh, what a day!
Written by Kelsy Li