Stanley is located in the southern part of Hong Kong Island. Locals love this laid back area that's a short bus ride out of the city. Here people come to relax abd treat it like a holiday without leaving Hong Kong. From beaches to large pedestrian only areas, there's a lot for everyone to enjoy.
Most only see the urban part of Hong Kong and forget about the lush green mountains and beaches that is only a short bus ride away. The unique aspect is the proximity from the beaches to the bars and restaurants and tourist shops. You can have a meal and walk 10 mins and be in the water. No swimsuit? Get one for $20 HKD from a touristy shop.
If your coming in to do a bbq (all pits are free to use), walk across the street from the bus terminal to Wellcome to buy everything you'll need.