The real estate market in Macau is full of surprises and peculiarities. Picking a place to settle can be often difficult, especially if you are new in town and don’t know much about the properties here. To help you decide, we prepared a special guide about one of the most recommended apartment complexes in the city, One Oasis.
– Location & Neighborhood –
One Oasis name fits this residential ensemble perfectly. Located between Taipa and Coloane, it is away from the traffic and crowds. Yet, it is easily accessible from anywhere else in Macau and offers a well-developed infrastructure. If peacefulness and fresh air are more essential to you than listening to the noisy heartbeat of the city, you would enjoy residing at One Oasis.
Seac Pai Van Park
One of the undeniable advantages of living in One Oasis is the neighboring Seac Pai Van Park and Coloane Hills. Home to four local fluffy celebrities, this park attracts tourists from all around the world. It’s MOP $20 for an hour-long visit, which is sure to brighten the moodiest day. No one would ever frown while watching four clumsy pandas munching on bamboo.
Opening hours: 10:00am–1:00pm, 2:00pm–5:00pm, Tuesday–Sunday (last entry to pavilion: 4:45pm)
What is probably the best hiking spot in the whole of Macau is just across the road for One Oasis residents. Choose the Coloane trail, fitness trail, or combine them all. Take a hike or jog all the way up to A-Ma Cultural Village, then head down to Hac Sa Beach or Cheoc Van for quality time on the beach and dinner at some of Macau’s best local restaurants. Check out our Coloane hiking trail guide to see which one calls you.
This village is a 15-minute walk or two bus stops away from One Oasis. Besides ancient temples, a picturesque promenade, and cozy cafes, there are quaint little grocery stalls with fresh fruit, veggies, and eggs to fill your fridge with. If you are walking from the main square of the village, we recommend the second stall. The vendor there speaks English, is friendly, smiley, and will give you some extra greens for every purchase. Notably, this kind of grocery shopping is way more sustainable than that of Macau supermarkets, as plastic packaging is reduced to a minimum.
– CLUBHOUSE –
The epicenter of most of the entertainment and activities at One Oasis, the clubhouse has an array of facilities both for kids and adults. At the main lobby, you will find an information board with what’s on. For the payments and additional information, head to the reception.
Fitness & leisure
One Oasis’ main gym at the clubhouse has all the machines and equipment for any kind of training. After an intense session, head to the indoor or infinity outdoor pool, soak in a jacuzzi or relax in the sauna (Note: sauna is closed at the moment due to Covid-19). In the summer season, the outdoor infinity pool is open. Besides, there is a basketball and badminton courts, golf, flight, and driving simulators, as well as karaoke rooms, English billiard, American pool, table tennis, yoga, and bridge rooms.
Currently, there are sound therapy and meditation classes, yoga classes, and pilates by ManaVida available to attend.
Opening hours: Gym – 6:00am–2:00pm, 3:00pm–10:00pm
Outdoor infinity pool – 8:00am–12:00pm, 1:00pm–6:00pm, 7:00pm–9:30pm; closed on Tuesdays
Indoor swimming pool – 8:00am–1:00pm, 2:00pm–5:30pm, 6:30pm–9:30pm; closed on Mondays
La Boutique Spa
How convenient is it to have a spa in your apartment complex? Not that many residents of Macau have this kind of privilege so this is a huge plus point of living here. La Boutique Spa specializes in holistic treatments and provides a whole range of services from massage to facials. In fact, One Oasis residents get a 10% discount.
Opening hours: 11:00am–8:00pm
La Boutique Spa +853 2850 2741
Fun for kids
Circus land, aka Adventure Wonderland and the Castle Kingdom (Inspiration World) are fun and colorful rooms for kids of all ages with slides, caves, and exciting things for endless adventures. Check out some other indoor havens for kids to have fun in Macau here. For a great time outdoors, there is a park on the One Oasis territory with a playground for children.
As for the activities, dance, and swimming lessons for kids are currently being taught at the clubhouse.
Opening hours: Adventure Wonderland – 2:00pm–8:00pm, Monday; 9:00am–12:00pm, 2:00pm–8:00pm, Tuesday-Sunday
– Dining –
Macau is full of amazing places to eat and drink, but sometimes you just don’t feel like taking a ride or a long walk to enjoy them. Fortunately, One Oasis has The Veranda, a cozy European-like space with cafes, restaurants, and bars.
This is a nice little restaurant with delicious European cuisine and a warm atmosphere. Dining here is like being in a friend’s cool living room–you’re surrounded by leather chairs and endless shelves of books. Jak’s offers set menus and a la carte options, including juicy tender steak with duck liver and creamy mushroom soup.
Opening hours: 12:00pm–2:30pm and 6:30pm–10:30pm
This is a neighborhood gastro bar with sports broadcast on a big screen, a pool table, an eclectic menu, and occasional live music. This is the spot if you feel like having a cocktail or a pint, but are too lazy to go out too far. You can even bring your dog and enjoy a drink on a patio with your fluffy friend chilling next to you.
Opening hours: 5:00pm–1:00am
Here they offer cuisine from Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, and other Southeast Asian countries. Give their stir-fried rice noodles with egg and vegetables a try. Want something hot? Deep-fried grouper fish with Thai spicy dressing would be a good choice. Prices are low and portions are rather generous too!
Opening hours: 11:30am–2:30 pm, 6:00pm–10:00 pm
A stylish bistro on the upper level of The Veranda, Konxepts offers several coffee bean blends, and a variety of desserts. Their brownie and carrot cake are worth tasting. You can also buy some cool tumblers here.
Opening hours: 12:00pm–8:00pm
Konxepts Bistro Shop 19, The Veranda, Estrada de Seac Pai Van, One Oasis, Coloane, +853 2888 6626, www.facebook.com/konxeptsbistro
Hot Pot Master
This place will sate your Chinese food cravings, with their yummy family-style seafood dishes and steaming hot pot.
Opening hours: 6:00pm–2:00am
Jam & Butter
This is a perfect breakfast spot (and yes, they serve breakfast all day long!), offering freshly baked pastries and fragrant coffee. It has a quiet atmosphere, a lovely interior, and non-distractive music–all this makes Jam & Butter a suitable place to work in or have coffee with a friend. Check out the fresh juice mixes and sandwich combos. Their home-made pasta is worth ordering as well. They bake their own bread and always make sure to use the freshest of ingredients, so you won’t be disappointed. Jam & Butter has a tempting buy one get one free promo after 7:00pm for baked goods–as if it wasn’t tempting enough!
Opening hours: 8:00am–8:00pm
Another great Cantonese cuisine with a Hong Kong vibe and local dim sum lunch sets and barbecued meat, perfect for quick lunches or something hearty for dinner.
Opening hours: 11:30am–8:30pm
– Shopping –
For grocery shopping, there is also Park n Shop, a much smaller one compared to the one in Taipa. However, you can find basic products here without a problem. Right next to it, there is a dry cleaner shop. On the upper floor, you will find a spot with a wide range of wines and Cuban cigars. A large San Miu Supermarket with reasonable prices and a wide selection of fresh fish, seafood, and meat is only 10 minutes away too.
– GETTING AROUND –
One Oasis residents are lucky enough to have a free shuttle service that regularly runs from the complex to Cotai Strip and Taipa. The shuttle bus to Macau stops at Wynn Macau and New Yaohan shopping mall and takes about 20 minutes. There are also several public buses from two conveniently located bus stops. Routes 21A, 25, 26, 26A, and 50 go from Coloane through Taipa to Macau. Number 15 stops at Hac-Sa with the last stop at Ocean Gardens in Taipa.