Hotels in Macau

A Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, Macau was once a Portuguese colony, having Chinese and Portuguese as its official languages. It is comprised of the Macau Peninsula, Taipa and Coloane islands, and the COTAI area.

Large enough to hold ninety Boeing 747 jumbo jets, The Venetian Macau which opened in 2007 at the reclaimed COTAI strip is a destination in itself. This luxury hotel offers gondola rides at its four indoor canals, impressive European architecture, 15,000-seat arena, a 1,800-seat theater, shopping, dining, and the biggest casino in the world.

Adjacent to The Venetian, the Four Seasons Hotel is an elegant and intimate hotel perfect for a hideaway. While the Wynn Hotel Macau, known for its fireworks and fountain shows, is fit for the luxury traveler and gamer. Tourists may also try the Grand Lisboa Hotel, a short walk from the Wynn. Travelers on a shoestring budget can stay at guesthouses, such as the SanVa Hotel, a four-storey hundred-year old historic site, and the Pensao Residencial Florida, both on Rua da Felicidade.

With a total land area of 29.2 square kilometers, and the islands connected by bridges, getting around Macau is a breeze. Visitors can bungee-jump from or climb to the mast of the Macau Tower, the tenth tallest free-standing tower in the world or dine in the revolving restaurant and revel in the 360 degrees view of the region and nearby mainland China; visit the Ruins of St. Paul and Mount Fortress and walk to nearby Leal Senado square for shopping and sightseeing; or try their luck in one or more of the innumerable casinos.

Coloane, now fused with Taipa island by massive reclamation efforts, is a favorite destination. With an old-world ambience, Coloane is home to churches, temples, beaches, restaurants, and the famous Lord Stow egg tarts.