The summer is about to get a whole lot hotter and it seems there is no escape from the blasting sun. Even if your vacation seems far off, luckily Macau is full of resorts and experiences to help you unwind and pretend you’re on vacation – and you don’t even have to check into most hotels to take advantage of their generous and tempting offers, with dining, pool and gym facilities often open to outside guests for a small fee. So get your sunscreen, bathers, and sunnies ready – it’s time to dive in! Here are the best Macau pool deals this summer.
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
A pool day is one of the best ways to spend a weekend with your loved ones. A splash of fun, sun, and yummy food always makes for an ideal family day by the water.
GRAND RESORT DECK AT GALAXY MACAU
Whenever Galaxy does something, they always do it big and grandiose, like their name. Take their Grand Resort Deck for example, which is a whole aquatic wonderworld where even a full day will seem not enough. Arrive early to get a spot at their white sandy beach and let the waves caress you in the huge wave pool. Or if you’re looking for a burst of adrenaline try a ride on their 9-meter tall waterslides. If you feel like being active, get lazy on the world’s longest Skytop Aquatic Adventure River Ride. There is also the verdant Skytop Gardens, a tranquil and chill oasis on the Grand Resort Deck.
Take a lunch break in one of the poolside restaurants, which offer plenty of attractive dining options. Or you can leave your kids in the safe, shallow and monitored children aquatic zone while you get yourself a nice cocktail from a Surf Bar.
Opening hours: 9:00am–6:00pm
Price: MOP $468 / day (one adult, one kid)
AQUA WORLD AT THE PARISIAN MACAO
How cool would it be to take your kids for some water adventure fun with slides and water guns in the shadow of an Eiffel Tower? We bet you wouldn’t even have imagined this was possible in Macau. The Parisian also gives the little ones a chance to get wet aboard a pirate ship anchored amongst classic French landmarks. Meanwhile, you can order a drink and lounge on a sunbed admiring the views – or join your children, because who said adults can’t be pirates too?
You can get a day-pass ticket for Aqua World or you could treat yourself and get a package ticket with entrance to the Qube Kingdom as well.
Opening hours: 10:00am–6:00pm
Price: MOP $160 per person. Family package (Buy 3 get 1 free): MOP $480 per day. Fun Pass promo for children: Aqua World + Qube kingdom MOP $200 within 24 hrs
STUDIO CITY MACAU
This is another aquatic attraction the whole family can enjoy and explore. RiverScape is the highlight and offers three routes to choose from. There is a children’s play pool area, three slides, and splash pools. You can also enjoy a floating journey through waterfalls, passing by alligators, temples, water-spitting monkeys and mysterious Aztec-like heads on the way. If you need a moment to relax head to the peaceful sandy beach near the main outdoor pool.
Opening hours: Outdoor pool: 8:00am–7:00pm, RiverScape: 9:30am–6:30pm
Price: Adult, MOP $330. Kids, MOP $130
GRAND COLOANE RESORT
This is the only hotel pool where you can meditate to the sound of real waves in Macau. It’s located on the beautiful Hác-Sa beach, surrounded by sea and the gorgeous Coloane hills. Grand Coloane Resort is a perfect getaway from the busy city – you will feel like you’re on a real retreat.
Sometimes family time can be slow and chill too – it does always mean games and entertainment. Grand Coloane is the place to be for this.
Opening hours: 7:00am–11:30pm
Price: MOP $550. Special 70% discount (MOP $150) if you buy in AOMI app. Promotional period until 31 July.
LUXURY STAYCATION WITH FRIENDS
While it’s often tricky to gather all your buddies together in one particular place at a particular time, this sometimes becomes a bit easier if there is a pool in the picture. Trust us, everybody will manage to find an empty window in their busy schedules (or at least the ones that matter will).
FOUR SEASONS MACAO
Whether celebrating something extra special or simply seizing the chance to spend a sunny day with a group of friends, Four Seasons will undoubtfully make it memorable. Be prepared to experience excellent service in outstanding surroundings. Chill in a pool with a Margarita, sway to the tunes of your choice in a private cabana or take selfies in the waterfall pool. You can count on the helpful and competent staff to discreetly make delicious snacks and drinks magically appear on your table. Book a cabana for six in advance to not miss out.
Feel like staying on after the aquatic relaxation? Stop by Splash, their poolside restaurant, for dinner and a couple of after-sunset cocktails.
Opening hours: 10:00am–6:00pm
Price: The Cabana Package is MOP $1,000+10% on weekdays and MOP $1,500+10% on weekends, for up to 6 guests. This includes equal credit for food and beverage purchases, as well as access to the private pool experience.
BANYAN TREE MACAU
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Banyan Tree’s alluring package includes luxurious full-service cabana for four to six people, MOP $1,000 food and beverage credit, a bottle of fine champagne and access to all the facilities of Galaxy’s Grand Resort Deck. Starting the day off with a glass of sparkling wine is a sign a day will go nice and smooth. Enjoy the exceptional service that Banyan Tree is famous for and the extra variety of attractions will help.
Opening hours: 11:00am–6:00pm
Price: MOP $1,800 for a cabana house of 4-6 persons. Price is subject to 10% service charge.
FEAST AND BATHE
Swimming always makes you hungry. So how handy is that many Macau hotels prepared some smart packages to enjoy both a pool and a fine meal?
GRAND LAPA MACAU
This pool will make you feel like you’re in a Hollywood movie – it is absolutely fabulous. However, this is far from the only perk at Grand Lapa. This summer they also have a “Grill and Chill at the Garden” promotion – including a Thai and Western BBQ package that includes a 50% discount on the Resort Day Pass.
Opening hours: 6:30am–10:00pm
Price: Starts at MOP $200 per person depending on the menu (kids under five eat free while children ages 6-18 enjoy 50% discount on the menu). Original price of the Resort Day Pass is MOP $350 + 10% service & 5% government tourism tax.
THE COUNTDOWN HOTEL AT CITY OF DREAMS
Take advantage of the Countdown Hotel Sun & Sand day pass that gives you access not only to the guitar-shaped pool but to their well-equipped gym as well. So you could start the day with an intense workout or a volleyball game on their sandy site, then dive into their refreshing water and indulge yourself with a tasty lunch at the poolside Wave bar after. You can also indulge in the Wave BBQ buffet which includes unlimited freshly shucked oysters and more.
It offers great views onto Macau’s new architectural star, Morpheus.
Opening hours: 11:00am-10:00pm
Price: Adult, MOP $220. Junior (kids of 1,4m and under), MOP $120. Group of 10 or more MOP $180 per person. Family weekend pass (valid for two months) two adults + two juniors MOP $2,400 (Saturday and Sunday only).
Wave Poolside BBQ Buffet package: Adult MOP $398, kids (aged 6-12) MOP $208, food + pool access.
THE VENETIAN MACAO & PORTOFINO
David Beckham and Korean rapper Psy have been guests at this pool, so you know the quality is good. You can also turn your Saturday into an Italian feast with the Portofino Brunch Extravaganza, which includes fresh seafood on ice, Italian delicacies, wines and so much more. If you pay a little extra you will get exclusive access to the Venetian outdoor pool for after-brunch laps and naps.
Opening hours: Brunch, 11:30am–3:30pm
Price: MOP $438 per adult, MOP $218 per child (aged 3 to 12); MOP $538 per adult (with free-flow selected wine package); MOP $268 per child (aged 3 to 12 with free-flow juices and soft drinks).
+MOP $100 for the pool access
Portofino at The Venetian Macao Casino Level 1, Shop 1309, +853 8118 9950, [email protected]
SHERATON GRAND HOTEL MACAO
An evening swim in the pool and dinner at the poolside cafe enjoying the view of an Eiffel Tower. Can it get more romantic than that? If you like how it sounds, you will enjoy the Sala pool at Sheraton. Head there on Friday or Saturday to take advantage of their tempting barbecue offer. Start with a blue cheese and pear salad while you gaze into the sunset sky. Choose from fresh seafood or juicy charcoal-grilled meats and pair them with a refreshing mojito.
Opening hours: Pool, 7:00am – 8:30pm. Sala Backyard Garden Barbecue, 3:00pm – 8:00pm, Friday and Saturday.
Price: MOP $258 per person