Macao is a fascinating place. It was the oldest as well as the last European colony in Asia, a part of the Portuguese Empire until its return to Chinese sovereignty in 1999. As a result, Macao has a unique culture to experience and much to see as home to 25 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. UNESCO also recognized Macao as a “Creative City of Gastronomy” for its can’t-miss local cuisine. It’s easy to get to from major US cities, making it an attractive summer holiday destination – and with the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge later this summer, it will make travel even easier as tourists will be able to get from Macao to Hong Kong in roughly 45 minutes. And if you’re planning a trek this year, Sands Resorts Macao has added new entertainment for 2018 perfect for traveling families!
An integrated resort city, Sands Resorts Macao encompasses eight hotels, forming its own “Cotai Strip”. It was developed to be a smaller scale version of the Las Vegas strip – one of the hotels, The Parisian Macao, even has its own 1/2 scale model of the Eiffel Tower! The strip is home to 12,000+ hotel rooms (!!) along with 850+ places to shop and 150+ places to eat. Suffice it to say, you would not be bored here!
New for summer 2018 is the inaugural Joie De Vivre Festival, celebrating French wine, food and culture. It’s taking place now through the end of June on The Parisian Macao Eiffel Tower’s Observation Deck, so you can enjoy French cuisine and entertainment along with great views.
Special for the kiddos is the Thomas Friendship Party with The Little Big Club ALL STARS, a show taking place every day through September 30th from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM at Sands Cotai Central’s Urumqi Ballroom. In addition to the musical show featuring Thomas the Tank Engine, Barney, and other popular characters, there are interactive games and activities along with snacks. There’s no party like a Thomas party!
Have you ever been to Macao?