The summer is about to get a lot hotter, and it seems there is no escape from the blazing sun. Even if an overseas trip seems a little far off, luckily, Macau is full of resorts and experiences to help you unwind and pretend you’re on vacation. Best yet, 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 fill in the health declaration, get your sunscreen, bathers, and sunnies ready–it’s time to dive in! Here are the best Macau pool deals this summer.
• Family Fun •
A pool day is one of the best ways to spend a weekend with your loved ones. Lazy rivers, water slides, and aqua adventures will keep both adults and kids entertained! A splash of fun, sun, and yummy food always make for a perfect family day by the water.
Studio City Water Park
Macau’s most exciting summer adventure venue, Studio City Water Park is the best spot in town to have fun with a splash. The aqua adventure world welcomes visitors of all ages offering thrilling rides, a relaxing lazy river, and plenty of relief from the heat. Whether you come over by yourself to chill and enjoy the rides, with a big group of friends to celebrate a birthday or to have quality time with family and kids, Studio City has many combo deals to fit your needs. Choose from Cabana Splash Party Combo, Ultimate Fun Party Combo, Pizza Fun Party Combo, and Fiesta Birthday Party Combo. Not only these deals will help you create incredible summer memories, but also save some money.
Opening hours: 12:00pm–8:00pm
Price: MOP $388 per adult, MOP $288 per child, MOP $1,588 season pass. Melco Style Member Exclusive (only for admission before June 30): Standard at MOP $288 or buy two get one free at Box Office. Reserve online
Cabana Splash Party Combo for six – from MOP 2,688 (six admission tickets to the Water Park, party drinks for six, reserved cabana tent)
Ultimate Fun Party Combo for ten – from MOP 5,888 (six admission tickets to the Water Park, party food menu & alcohol drinks for ten, choices of party area include Garden Lawn, Crocodile Beach, Cabana Tent. Available booking date: every Thursdays to Mondays)
Pizza Fun Party Combo – from MOP 5,288 (six admission tickets to the Water Park, party food menu & non-alcohol drinks for ten, choices of party area include Garden Lawn, Crocodile Beach, Cabana Tent. Available booking date: every Thursdays to Mondays)
Fiesta Birthday Party Combo – from MOP 12,688 (30 admission tickets to the Water Park, party food menu & non-alcohol drinks for 30, private dining area, reserved cabana tent. Available booking date: every Thursdays to Mondays)
Also read: Wake Up Here: Studio City Macau
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 the Eiffel Tower? We bet you wouldn’t even have imagined this was possible in Macau. The Parisian Macao 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?
Opening hours: 10:00am–6:00pm
Price: MOP $160 per person
• URBAN ESCAPE •
To get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, sometimes you need to cross the road from your office to discover an oasis of relaxation and summer fun.
ARTYZEN GRAND LAPA MACAU
This pool will make you feel like you’re in a Hollywood movie, thanks to its fabulous design with sculptures and a waterfall. However, this is far from the only perk at Artyzen Grand Lapa Macau. Open to kids, loving couples, or tanning addicts, this is the place our minds go to when thinking of relaxing vibes and times. Also, they have great places to eat at the hotel, such as Naam, one of the best Thai restaurants in town. If you plan to spend more than one day off at Artyzen and pamper yourself with some spa time, consider getting their Spa and Resort Day Pass Package that includes ten 50-minute spa treatments and five resort day passes.
Opening hours: 6:30am–10:00pm
Price: Resort day pass – MOP $350 per person, Spa and Resort Day Pass Package (ten 50-minute spa treatments and five resort day passes) – MOP $6,800
Also read: The Best Thai Restaurants in Macau
• Fit & Tanned •
Whether you have a strict fitness routine or wish to be more active on a day off, it is fantastic to have an opportunity to keep your muscles toned and skin tanned all at the same spot!
SOFITEL MACAU AT PONTE 16
Isn’t it amazing that for just MOP $188 you can access both the pool and the gym? Sofitel Fitness day-pass at Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16 offers a perfect plan for your weekend. Work on your fitness goals at the well-equipped gym. When all exercises are done, reward yourself with a healthy meal by the poolside at Mistral restaurant. Afterward, allow yourself to do nothing but sunbathing, gazing into the horizon, or photographing the panoramic views on Pearl River, occasionally taking a plunge in the pool. Oh, the sweet art de vivre!
Opening hours: Pool & gym, 6:00am–10:00pm
Price: Day pass – MOP $188 per person, Monday–Friday; MOP $300 per person, Saturday–Sunday, public holidays
Also read: Best Hotel Gym Memberships in Macau
Spending the whole day by the pool sipping cocktails sounds like too passive of a day off for you? For active guests, Nüwa has prepared their pool day pass that also gives you access to the fitness center and wet spa facilities with Hammam, saunas, and experience showers. So a day filled with sports, sunbathing, and relaxing is just one call away!
Opening hours: Pool – 8:00am–6:00pm; Fitness center – 7:00am–8:00pm; Spa – 2:00pm–10:00pm
Price: Day pass with gym and wet spa access – MOP $350 per person, daily
Day pass (only pool) – MOP $200 per person, daily
Cabana (up to four people for four hours) – MOP $250
The Macau Roosevelt
Sweat in the gym and chill at the pool on the same day! The Macau Roosevelt day pass package includes both access to their fitness center and the pool. Besides, it is the only pool in Macau that doesn’t charge an extra fee for a cabana. You need to book it or be the first one to occupy it. While you are letting that sunshine in, order yourself a cocktail, and sip it by the poolside for the ultimate sybarite pleasure.
Opening hours: 8:00am–10:00pm
Price: MOP $165 per adult; MOP $110 per kid aged three years and up. The price includes gym access
• Squad Staycation •
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–for a splashing good time!
THE ST. REGIS MACAO
Lavish with an astonishing view of Cotai buildings, sunbeds for power naps, and a pool with the right temperature. Isn’t that a perfect combination to enjoy with friends and family? Have a great and relaxing day without loud music or crowds, and focus on having fun.
This summer, they offer champagne and other drinks, along with some delicious treats like grilled satay, wagyu burger, and charcuteries, served until 6:00pm. You wouldn’t even need to get up from your sunbed as meals are served by the poolside. For ultimate privacy and a shelter from the midday sun, reserve their package with a cabana for four that includes a MOP $1,000 F&B credit, as well as a bottle of champagne!
Opening hours: 10:00am–6:00pm
Price: Pool access – Adult, MOP $250; Children (three–12 years old), MOP $125; Complimentary for children under three years old
Cabana for four: Celebratory package, MOP $1,688 per cabana (with a bottle of champagne and MOP $1,000 F&B credit); All occasions package, MOP $1,188 (MOP $800 F&B credit), Friday–Sunday; MOP $988 (MOP $800 F&B credit), Monday–Thursday
Also read: Wake Up Here: The St. Regis Macao
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL MACAO, COTAI STRIP
Whether celebrating something extra special or simply seizing the chance to spend a sunny day with a group of mates, Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip will undoubtedly make it memorable. Be prepared to experience excellent service in outstanding surroundings. Chill in a pool with a glass of melon sangria, 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 so you won’t 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: 12:00pm–7:00pm, Monday–Friday
Price: Cabana Package – MOP $1,500 +10%, for up to four guests. This includes equal credit for food and beverage purchases
Two weeks in advance booking is required
SHERATON GRAND MACAO
Sheraton Grand Macao is the place to be if you are looking for a classy, decadent evening by the pool with friends, family, or perhaps your better half. An evening swim in the pool then dinner at the poolside cafe admiring the view of Macau’s own Eiffel Tower–can it get more romantic than that? Head there and experience the ultimate pool dive with an international view! In the daytime, you can book a private cabana and request for a waiter to serve you some cocktails and signature dishes.
Opening hours: 9:00am–6:00pm, Monday–Friday
Sala pool at Sheraton is temporarily closed, Jaya pool is open
Price: Day pass – MOP $150
Cabana package (up to six people) – MOP $968 (with MOP $400 F&B credit)
BANYAN TREE MACAU
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Banyan Tree’s attractive Chill-Out package includes a luxurious full-service cabana for six to eight people, MOP $1,000 food and beverage credit, a bottle of fine champagne (or six bottles of beer or soft drinks), access to Banyan Tree outdoor pool, and all the facilities of Galaxy Macau’s Grand Resort Deck. Starting the day off with a glass of sparkling wine is a wonderful sign that your day will go nice and smooth! The exceptional service that Banyan Tree Macau is famous for will guarantee that it will be trouble-free, too.
Opening hours: 11:00am–6:00pm
Price: Cabana – MOP $2,500+10% (weekdays) and MOP $3,500+10% (weekends) for a cabana of six people (with a maximum of additional two persons (adult or child). An additional charge of MOP $300 per adult (13 years old or above), MOP $100 per child (four to 12 years old). The price includes MOP $1,000 F&B credit for spending at the cabana
For reservations, call +853 8883 6060 or email [email protected]
• Feast & Splash •
Swimming is an excellent form of cardio, and we’re sure after an afternoon of splashing in the pool, your tummy might start to rumble. So how handy would it be to find a fantastic package that allows guests to enjoy both the pool and a fine meal?
Grand Hyatt Macau
If you want to treat your family to a fun afternoon in the sun, bring them to Grand Hyatt Macau! For only MOP $288, you can enjoy their Summer Chill by the Pool which includes pool deck access, lunch set, drinks, and seasonal fruit. Palm trees, hot tub, and five-star hotel service are a winning formula for an unforgettable day off with your loved ones. If your home feels too far away at the end of the day, you can always check in one of the suites for a bit of staycation.
Opening hours: 10:00am–7:00pm (Summer Chill by the Pool offer available daily, 10:00am–2:00pm and 2:30pm–6:30pm starting from April 1. To reserve a different four-hour period, additional MOP $1,500 will be charged)
Price: Day Pass – MOP $399+15% per adult, MOP $199+15% per kid (six–12 years old), MOP $699 for two adults plus two kids
Summer Chill by the Pool – MOP $288 per adult for four hours. One adult can accompany no more than one child of five years old or below (free, no meal included). The charge for children between six and 12 years old is MOP $188* (includes a summer lunch set, beverage, and seasonal fruit). The offer includes four hours of pool access. Any additional hour is MOP $100* per adult per hour and MOP $60* per child per hour. The four-hour time slot is from 10:00am–6:30pm.
Cabana – MOP $1,000 for a private cabana, up to six people (includes MOP $600 credit for F&B, MOP $400 spa credit, and 50% discount for the hotel swimming pool and fitness center day pass)
• Stay & chill •
Some Macau hotels prefer to leave the privilege of sunbathing by their stunning pools to the hotel guests only. If you like the idea of chilling at a pool and coming back to your luxury room for a nap and some delicious room service, these resorts are worth considering.
Mandarin Oriental, Macau
Are you a Mandarin Oriental fan? You definitely will be after visiting their 25-meter lap pool. Dive into its turquoise waters and relax at one of the sunbeds. Overlooking the South China Sea, Taipa Island, and Nam Van Lake, this pool deck is a lush location where you can enjoy the sunlight in the comfort of stylish loungers. Refreshments and delectable food served by the poolside will help you pass the day in 100% relaxation mode.
MGM Macau’s pool is truly one of Macau’s most gorgeous ones. With a view like a few, this clear blue infinity pool frames a stunning side of the city, making you feel disconnected from the lights and noise for a day. With hotel restaurants a few minutes away, you can order food, cocktails, and other beverages to enjoy on a sunbed by the poolside. Clear your mind, put your swimsuit on, and have a blast!
MGM Cotai is an ideal resort for those who want to combine art, uber comfortable accommodation, fine dining, and a sunny afternoon by a magnificent pool. For the ultimate relaxation, get yourself a tropical cocktail and ask for a poolside spa treatment. It’s only a short taxi ride away!
This article was originally written by Ksenia Kuzmina in July 2018 and updated in May 2021 and in June 2022.