Macau

There's more to Macau than meets the eye. Look beyond the blinding neon of the next new giant casino-hotel opening, and you'll find a lesser-known and quickly developing side of the city that offers a subtler slice of life. Independent restaurants and shops, designed by a pool of upcoming local talent, are dipping into Macau's history and natural bounty to offset the modern bright-light behemoths.

GREAT FOR

Shopping, Nightlife, Food

WHEN TO GO

The best time to visit Macau is from October to February when temperatures are at their lowest, skies are clear, and the air is less humid.

MACAU BEYOND THE NEON

If you ever need to get away from the bustling crowds in Macau and neon lights of the Cotai Strip, Coloane village offers a breath of fresh air and slices of nature: beaches, hiking trails, pandas and more.

This Macau restaurant has no menu, and that’s exactly why you should go

When Macau’s shiny new Zaha Hadid–designed Morpheus hotel opened last year to great fanfare, Yi restaurant sidled into the property’s 21st- floor, glass-walled skybridge, quietly but confidently positioning itself as one of the most innovative Chinese fine-diners in the city.

The Parisian Macao

With access to some of the region’s hottest concerts, cabaret performances and stunt shows, plus 850 shops, 150 restaurants and an Eiffel Tower replica, The Parisian Macao has pretty much got you covered for fun.

The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central

The 400 rooms and suites at this splashy downtown number sport enviable views of the city’s glittering skyline.

Altira Macau

Situated on Taipa, the hotel offers spectacular vistas of Macau’s surreal skyline. Perhaps more importantly, it’s within walking distance of a handful of neighborhood restaurants so guests can get a taste of Macau’s other side.

Grand Hyatt Macau

Grand Hyatt Macau, with its two distinct towers, is the ideal venue for business and leisure guests alike.

Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip

Amid stellar entertainment and duty-free shopping, hide away one of Cotai Strip’s top hotels. Discover cuisine inspired by Macau’s Portuguese and Chinese heritage. Lounge beside your choice of five swimming pools. Or indulge in a private spa suite with a vitality pool. The 360-room property is lavish without going over-the-top; muted gold and burgundy tones and ample […]