A Weekend in Macau

So many things to do in so little time; a guide to spending a perfectly planned weekend in Macau

by

Writer

While a trip to Macau certainly sounds like fun, apparently tens of thousands of people are thinking the same thing at weekends, and, with so many things happening in town, planning ahead is crucial. There are also many performances for children at the Macau Cultural Centre, perfect for their summer vacation. You can take advantage of packages that include accommodation and event tickets or landmark admissions. Why not save travel time and arrive in style with helicopter or yacht charter services? It’s going to be a memorable weekend...

Macau Tower

editcrown-tower

Macau Tower

Start your visit on a high note, literally, atop Macau Tower. Skywalk, by world-famous adventure company AJ Hackett, takes you for a stroll at a height of over 230 metres. Look, mum, no hands! A body harness and a track encircling the top of the tower guarantee safety, so go ahead: walk, skip, hop or run your way around Macau’s iconic landmark. For the ultimate thrill, bungee jump...at night.

Related: Crown Towers, Macau

RiverScape

editriverscapeRiverscape 

But let’s do lunch first. At Studio City’s RiverScape, you can float through a 21,800-square-metre Aztec-inspired landscape before ending up in the beautiful pool to towel dry and tuck right into the wonderful spread of Riverside Barbecue Buffet, offered at weekends. Again, if you are looking for some after-dark entertainment, the Summer Love pool party series is it. The June launch with Pacha, Macau’s hottest club at the moment, will be followed another date on 6 August – with a top DJ as the headline performer. Who will it be? Put your swimsuit on and find out.

Related: Jao Tsung-I Academy Macau

Pacha

editpachaPacha

Pacha is still humming with excitement since Paul Oakenfeld and Afrojack took to the stage recently. World-class performers top the bill every week here, but we specially love Ladies’ Night on Fridays. The outdoor lounge El Cielo is open for summer featuring Sunset Sundays, a capirinhas station, dancers and fire performances. If you are planning a very special occasion in Macau, speak to Pacha about having your own private party created. The sky’s the limit.

Related: A day of food in Macau

Bellini Lounge

editbellini

Bellini

But what if you are in Macau on a week night? Luckily, there’s Bellini Lounge and its legendary live music performances. Count on the resident band to get you on your dancing feet even after a long day. Another great place in town is ABA Bar, where sumptuous décor and the best bubbly served in St. Louis crystal champagne flutes sets the tone of your evening. Try a rose petal martini, or the signature red wine exclusive to MGM Macau, 1812 José Bento dos Santos. The happy hour special every evening from 5 to 9pm is a great way to wind down your day, or get a long night started.

Related: Conrad Macao Cotai Central

1 Studio City's RiverScape
2 Pacha
3 BELLINI LOUNGE