In our prior post examining “6 Benefits Of Staying In A Luxury Hotel”, we started off with the simplest point: because it’s just splendid. This is the case at upscale hotels all over the world, but there are a few destinations in particular that have come to be defined by their luxury hotels and resorts. One such destination is Macau –– and there’s really no place quiet like it. It’s a beautiful region teeming with history, yet also a place that’s been built up into a casino resort hub to rival Las Vegas.
If that sounds like a good spot for your next big vacation, check out a few of our tips for enjoying the Macau resorts….
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Play the Games
If you’re going to visit the casino resorts, you might as well set aside a bankroll for some casino games. Frankly, even if casino gaming isn’t really “your thing,” there’s something quite fun about engaging with them in a place like this!
For slots (the bread and butter of most major casinos), head to the Parisian Macau, where there are an astounding 2,500 gaming machines to explore. If poker is more your style, try the Wynn Palace, which is arguably the most elegant venue among the Macau casinos (and which has free cable car rides via the Skycab!). Really, you can’t go wrong here since there are so many great options to choose from. Do at least bear in mind though that it’s best to go at night since the casinos are lit up beautifully, and you can take some great selfies even if the games don’t go your way.
Take in the Fortune Diamond Light Show
While the games themselves are naturally the main attractions at the casinos, the Fortune Diamond Light Show has been written about as one of the top things to do in Macau after cashing out. You can see the show from a distance, but it’s best to make your way to Avenida de Cotai to get an up-close look. The light show takes place about every half hour in the lobby of the Galaxy Macau, and includes a mixture of astounding audio-visual effects that make for a truly remarkable spectator experience. Best of all, it’s free to enjoy!
Visit Senado Square
Okay, this isn’t a casino resort attraction. But it’s right near the main casinos, and it’s an important stop! Senado Square is part of UNESCO’s Historic Centre of Macau World Heritage Site. There’s no shortage of monuments present to give you a quick but thorough sense of the area’s history, and you can walk around at your own pace and visit souvenir shops as you please. If you visit at the right time, you might also be able to enjoy some of the festivals occasionally held in Senado Square. And no matter when you visit, you’ll also be able to see the ruins of St. Paul’s as they are now –– and soon, as they might have been in the past, with Macau Business reporting that virtual reality is being used to reconstruct the cathedral!
Take a Gondola Trip at the Venetian Macao
Like its Las Vegas counterpart, the Venetian Macao is built around an impressive replica of the beloved Italian city of Venice. The resort offers a gorgeous indoor/outdoor corridor full of shops built in the style of classic Venetian architecture. Even better than the shops though is the relaxing gondola trip you can take through the pristine man-made channels of the resort –– all while being serenaded by gondoliers singing popular songs in Italian. You won’t quite mistake it for the real Venice, but it does seem like a separate little vacation unto itself.
Climb to the Top of the Eiffel Tower at the Parisian
Although it’s only half the size of the original, the mock Eiffel Tower built at the Parisian resort is a highly detailed and beautiful replica that provides visitors with a stunning view of the city. And let’s be fair, half the size of the actual Eiffel Tower is still a pretty serious structure!
The best time to climb to the top is during the evening, when the spectacular lights of the tower are lit, and the city of Macau shines brightly below you. It may require waiting a bit in line, but not for too long, and the view is worth the effort. This will undoubtedly be one of the most memorable parts of your visit.
Experience Britain at The Londoner Macao
After visiting the Venetian channels and the Eiffel Tower, why not get your taste of Britain as well? You can relax while drinking a nice cup of tea and eating a couple of British desserts at The Londoner Macao. The obvious theme of this hotel –– one of the newest in Macau –– is to capture all things British. You’ll enjoy replicas of famous British attractions, like the Victoria Station, a royal carriage, and even a double-decker bus. Visitors can also ride a traditional black cab driven by a celebrity lookalike.
Macau is filled with historical landmarks and beautiful sights. But even as you make time to enjoy the destination itself, the resorts that have sprung up there will make your experience. From games, to shows, to replicas of far-flung destinations and attractions, there’s all sorts of fun to be had.
I am Pritam Chakrabortty. I’m a professional blogger and author. My passion is travelling and explore new unseen places. My travelling passion makes me create this blog to share my travel experiences.