Often known as the Las Vegas of the East, Macau is a vibrant city that is not shy of all things luxury, from world class hotels, casinos & entertainment. Macau is conveniently located about an hour ferry ride away from Hong Kong, hence making it a popular destination be it locals and international travellers.
Aside from being a gambling mecca, the city definitely has much more to offer than that. Having previously colonised by the Portuguese for over 400 years, the city has a wonderful mix of East-meets-Wests culture some of which you will be able to experience through the architecture, local delicacies, street names and many more.
During my recent trip to Macau, I have decided to spend a week in this bustling city, purely to bask in the lavish living. I have chosen to stay at one of the finest hotels in Macau called The Venetian.
Upon arriving at the Taipa Pier, there was a complimentary shuttle bus that took me directly to the hotel. Checking in was a breeze, and within minutes got the key cards ready and went straight to the suite.
First impression of the suite- exceedingly comfortable and screamed luxury! The bathroom is just as beautiful, with a vanity table for the ladies and a tub perfect to retreat in after a long day exploring the city.
Can I just live here forever?
One of my favourite parts of Venetian Macau is how it is conveniently attached to the shopping mall and casino hence everything is just within walking distance away. Speaking of the casino, it measures at 546,000 sqft making it the second largest casino in the world! It is divided into four themed gaming areas- namely, Golden Fish, Imperial House, Red Dragon and Phoenix and consists of over 6,000 slot machines and 800 gambling tables. It is the ultimate gamblers haven.
My trip would have been incredibly incomplete without trying my luck at the Venetian casino. Equipped with a HKD20 dollar bill, I tried my luck with one of the hundreds of slot machines at the Venetian, and as luck would have it, made some moolah, enough to cover a tiny bit of my trip!
Final verdict? I will definitely recommend The Venetian to anyone who is planning to explore Macau. The hotel rates are at the higher on of the spectrum, but staying at The Venetian was truly an amazing experience throughout, from the impeccable service, to beautiful suite and exquisite entertainment, it was indeed a week of pure bliss.
As I am writing this, I am already in the midst of planning my next trip to Macau- baby!