The Venetian Macau Review
One thing we did while in Hong Kong was take a ferry to Macau for the night.
Macau is the “Vegas” of China. It’s only a 45 minute ferry ride from Hong Kong, so for us, it was a no brainer.
Getting to the ferry terminal in Hong Kong via the MTR is easy. We purchased our ferry tickets, paid for our luggage, and waited to depart. There’s no need to purchase tickets in advance, because it seems like a ferry is always heading to Macau.
Then, once in Macau, it’s easy to grab a shuttle to your hotel. Most of the “strip hotels” (see very Vegas), offer a complimentary shuttle from the Macau ferry terminal.
Off we go on the Hong Kong to Macau ferry:
While in Macau, we stayed at The Venetian, and yes, it’s just like the one you’ll find in Las Vegas – complete with a painted sky ceiling, gondola rides, and massive shopping complex.
Our suite at the Venetian was wonderful, spacious and overall great. We booked online via the hotel’s Website, which was NOT easy to do. However, suffering through the booking process allowed us to secure a great rate and free Wi-Fi.
The hotel is massive. This is the view (pictured below) from our room of the other wing, and yes, that IS a golf course below! So big!
Our view of “the strip.”
The pool facilities here are also something worth mentioning. There are a couple of different pools and they are all really wonderful!
You can spend an entire day just walking around – there’s so much to see!
That evening, we decided to “walk the strip.”
That’s when we discovered Carnevale, the Venetian’s event/show. It was awesome – so fun!
While in Macau, we also gambled. A lot.
Lesson learned: Do not gamble when you don’t understand the exchange rate. Oops.
So, what to do when depressed from loosing so much money? Have ice cream of course! We ventured into the mall area in search of the perfect sweet treat, and boy did we find one…
This deserves a closeup!
Then of course I was on a sugar high, so I paraded around our room in my carnevale mask…. yep.
Macau is totally worth a visit, especially since it’s so close to Hong Kong.
We spent the next morning enjoying more of Macau, before hopping a ferry back to Hong Kong.
Up next, we’re back in Hong Kong (again) with still more to see and do!