Macau is 31 square kilometres of magic. This tiny peninsula in southern China may be a stone’s throw from Hong Kong but it couldn’t be more unique and, well, magical.
I’ve been to 50-odd countries across the world but Macau is not like any other place that I have visited. Think 600 year old Taoist temples with the wafting scent of burning incense; think buzzing Chinese fresh food markets with street after street of produce, including still-flapping fish; think 400 year old European architecture with wide squares, churches and beautifully restored pastel-coloured buildings; think adrenelin and adventure as you take the world’s highest bungee jump; think long lunches with carafes of sangria and the freshest seafood you’ve ever tasted; think the flashest, plushest five-star resort developments with casinos grander than Las Vegas.
All of this is in Macau – a mere 45 minute fast ferry ride from Hong Kong.
A fusion of Europe, China and Las Vegas, this former Portuguese colony is a vibrant and dynamic destination and worthy of so much more than just a quick day trip from Hong Kong. My recent four night stay here was so jam-packed and diverse, and I still didn’t get enough time to do everything that I wanted to!
There’s accommodation and experiences for every budget and every style of holiday – be it a trip with your tribe of kids, a romantic luxury escape with your other half, a girls getaway for shopping and spa treatments, or a boys trip to check out the nightlife and the casinos.
Want to know more about the Magic of Macau? Watch this space!
x Sonia x
Special thanks to Macau Tourism and Helen Wong’s Tours for hosting me on my recent visit to Macau.