The sultry seductress Macau or Macao is, the famed Vegas of East, it was never a cumbersome process for her to allure bulk of tourists from across the globe. The glitz and glamour of casino studded city remains infinite. Nonetheless, there are much more to explore beyond the made up appearance.
The special Administrative Region of China, Macau has deep instilled the bygone era of Portuguese heritage as well as ethnic Chinese influence. While walking on the alleys of old town, you might come to halt to think you are actually in an European country, so much is the semblance with Western culture, sans the sub tropical weather part. Churches, temples, fortresses , heritage old buildings stand witness to the successful marriage Chinese and Portuguese ancestry had in the land.
The panoramic view of the sea, rich warmth of art and architecture and countless antique and flea markets need to be crossed to soak in the true essence of Macau.
The choice of hotel eventually plays subtle part in the overall Macau experience, it can make or mar it. Below is a curated list of the hotel we recommend you to stay to make the most of your Macau travel adventure.
1. Wynn Macau
The humongous resort has been acclaimed by guests for impeccable service standard, comfortable and luxurious room decor as well as an intricately designed gaming or performance center. It has fully integrated Encore at Wynn Macau, an all-suite boutique hotel in the premises, heightening guest experiences.
Decorated with the most prized antique pieces resembling theatrical interiors from history the hotel displays finest choice in every aspect with ample dining options ranging from Chinese, Italian and many more with the perks of Michelin star restaurant.
Indulge in the pool amid lush tropical garden or relish the luxury spa experience and of course splurge at the casinos nearby, Venetians and City of Dreams being the prime most choice among them!
2. MGM Macau
The opulent enormous hotel is situated by the ocean and features among the finest properties of downtown Macau. If you want to make merry and visit the historic places, this hotel is your quintessential choice.
However if Macau is on your holiday list for a leisurely vacation with great food and abundance of retail therapy as well as bouts of gambling, MGM will take your heart away. There are eight restaurants in total, conjuring up the best of French, Chinese haute cuisine with ample serving of Portuguese sweet pasties.
The quirky wave like structure blend seamlessly with the intricate interiors of the hotel, a vibrant color palate of blue, gold and copper heaves up enjoyment.
3. Venetian Macau Resort Hotel
An ode to the city of west, the enormous resort, consisting of only impressively designed suites and few of the largest world casinos, located at the north of Cotai street, often gets swamped with enthusiast travelers to experience the overwhelming larger than life resort.
Ferry service and bus frequent the resort by the man-made lake. It houses multiple outdoor and one indoor adult pool, grandeur of 24/7 casino, spread out golf courts and concert venue that hosts the likes of Peaches, Bon Jovi, and George Benson.
Among dining option, remarkable is the Michelin Star Golden Peacock restaurant serving Indian cuisine while my heart goes to Edo, the Japanese gourmet collection. There are canal style shopping alleys inside the premises, quite an experience for a guest seeking European ambience.
4. Four Seasons Hotel Macao
The luxury hotel gleams with kids friendly ambience away from the glitz of a casino resort, yet caters with astounding service and few of the finest features. The property, situated near airport, flaunts five different swimming pools separated by cabanas. Most of the kids love to play in the water, often the black pool with waterfall features in the favorite list.
There are international buffets on the order as well as local specialties including Macanese Pork Chops. I suggest team them up with Portuguese wine and savor the delicacy.
Pamper yourself at the spa or just walk to the Venetian with a map from the concierge, it is just next door. On request baby sitting option is available as well so that you can indulge in the much coveted lone time for pampering yourself.