About mid-way through our stay in Hong Kong we took a short break and hopped a ferry to Macau for the night. Initially, when planning the trip, I wasn’t sure if we wanted to take the time to do this, but I’m so glad we did.
Macau is the Las Vegas of China, and it’s only a 45 minute ferry ride from Hong Kong.
Getting to the ferry terminal in Hong Kong via the MTR is easy. Once there we purchased our ferry tickets, paid for our luggage, and waited to depart. There’s no need to get tickets ahead of time, because it seems like there’s always a ferry.
Then, one there, most of the hotels offer a complimentary shuttle from the ferry terminal.
We stayed at The Venetian, and yes, it’s just like the one in Las Vegas, complete with a painted sky ceiling, gondola rides, and a massive shopping complex.
The suites here are so spacious. We booked online via the hotel’s Website, which was a task in itself.
The hotel is massive. This is the view (below) from our room of the other wing, and yes, that IS an onsite golf course.
View of “the strip”…
The pools here are worth mentioning. There are a couple of different ones, and they are all so nice!
Aside from the pools, spa, and golf, there’s so much to see and do at The Venetian!
Once evening hit we wanted to head outside and explore Macau a little. We didn’t make it far, though. Right outside the hotel we discovered Carnevale, and we ended up not making it much further.
We also gambled.
A word of advice: Do not gamble when you don’t understand the exchange rate. We lost way more money than I care to admit, and in such a short period of time.
This deserves a closeup!
After our sweet treats I was on a sugar high, so I paraded around our room in my carnevale mask…. yep.
Macau is such a short ferry ride from Hong Kong. It’s so worth it. I wish we got to spend even more time here!