Begin the day with indulgence, sleeping through the morning at having brunch in bed. When you wake up, whether you’re in the Holiday Inn Deluxe Room, a Royale or Bella Suite at The Venetian, or rousing yourself from the Sheraton’s Signature Sleep Experience in your Deluxe Room, fix a cup of coffee, look out over the city below, and get ready for an afternoon you’ll not soon forget.
Once you’ve gotten ready, you must choose whether to start your day in the hotels or end there. We will begin on Taipa and make our way back slowly, ending with the Eiffel Tower’s sparkling show in the evening.
Most people don’t see beyond the trappings of Senado Square and Forteleza do Monte, which means they miss the gems that Macau has to offers its more adventurous visitors. Head out to Coloane to explore the city’s hiking trails, beaches, and race your friends on the Go-Karting Track. Or, come face to face with China’s most beloved animal – the panda at Macau’s Giant Panda Pavilion.
When you want to dig into the history of this incredible port city, start at the Guia fortress, which includes a lighthouse and chapel, all constructed in the Portuguese Colonial style. Less frequented than the city’s other monuments, Guia Fortress is a great place to explore and the park surrounding it is primed for people watching.
Once you’ve had your fill of monuments, make your way to the Grand Prix museum to learn about the city’s racing history or to the Maritime Museum to understand how a small port colony became a global mecca for tourists.
The last stop in town is, of course, the Macau Tower, from whose balconies you can see as far as Hong Kong on a clear day. One of the tallest buildings in the world, it has more hidden up its sleeve than amazing views and a bungee jump. The Macau Tower is the only tower on earth that allows visitors to climb to the top of its mast to savour the absolute best views. Climbers can also explore the outside of the tower on the SkyWalk, where they can run and swing along the outer balconies while safely strapped to the building itself. During the International Fireworks Display, you can watch each country’s show from the SkyWalk platform.
After an incredible day in the city, head back to the Cotai strip for a well-deserved break and dinner. But, before you head indoors, make sure you stop by the Eiffel Tower to see its show close-up, much closer than you can get in Paris!
If you decide to keep your afternoon within the Cotai Strip (and who could blame you, really), your adventures will be of a different kind. Push the boundaries of relaxation in Sheraton’s Shine Spa or Le SPA’tique at The Parisian or simply sit by the pool after a leisurely brunch at Brasserie, casually sipping a cocktail. Or shop till you need an espresso pick-me-up at our 850+ store strong Shoppes, stretching from the Sheraton to The Venetian, Parisian, and Four Seasons. Of course, for those feeling the need for speed, The pool at The Parisian is also home to Aqua World, where you’ll find the tallest waterslides in Macau – the perfect antidote to a long day of meetings or Macau Tower Mast Climbing.
Where to Sleep:
- Cotai View Royale Suite / Bella Suite, The Venetian Macao
- Deluxe Room (City View), Holiday Inn Macao
- Deluxe Room, Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel
Where to Go - Within Sands:
- The Parisian Macao
- Leisurely brunch at Brasserie, The Parisian Macao
- Cocktails in the shade by the pool
- Aqua World
- The Venetian Macao
- Gondola Ride / StreetmosphereTM
- Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel
- Sleep in with the Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience and brunch in bed
- Sands Resort Macao
- Shopping in the 850+ stores
- Four Seasons
- Afternoon Tea at Windows Restaurant
- Afternoon Tea at Windows Restaurant
Where to Go - Around Macau:
- The Macau Tower - SkyWalk
- Macau Tower - Mast Climb
- Coloane Go-Karting Track
- Macau Giant Panda Pavilion
- Macau World Heritage - Guia Fortress (including Guia Chapel and Lighthouse. exploring Macau's multicultural dimensions)
- Grand Prix Museum
- Macao Maritime Museum (history of Macau)