Macau is also home to some of the largest hotels and mega-resorts in the world and a growing number of sophisticated shopping malls, dining options and entertainment venues, with spectacular shows such as The House of Dancing Water at the City of Dreams.
At night, many integrated resorts and hotels light up the night sky with neon signs and an array of bars and entertainment. On the Cotai strip, you will find giant precincts like Galaxy Mega Resort, which includes leading hotel brand Banyan Tree, and the world’s largest wave pool.
One of the joys of visiting Macau, is to sample the unique Macanese cuisine, a tantalizing mix of European and Asian delicacies, traditional or contemporary, including the famous egg tarts.
Whilst the Chinese Lunar New Year is the most important traditional festival, the biggest event of the year is the Macau Grand Prix (November). Other annual events include Macau Arts Festival (March), the International Fireworks Display Contest (September) and the International Music Festival (October–November).
Macau is less than an hours ferry ride from downtown Hong Kong and Kowloon or just 45 minutes from Hong Kong International Airport. You can also fly into Macau on a connecting flight from many other destinations.
Macau is visa free for many nationalities including Australian and New Zealand passport holders.