Top Things to do in Macau, China
Last year iTravel Channel enjoyed our first ever trip to the Monte Carlo of the Orient, Macau. As host Kelly discovered, the city is a mecca for shopaholics – whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in the countless shops, stores and malls dotted throughout Macau – and of course, Macau is the ultimate duty free shopping destination.
If it’s designer goods you are after, make your way to the Senado Square area, to the north of Av. Almeida Ribeiro (also known as New Road), and head north along the Rua S. Domingos. Likened to Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay, this dynamic avenue is packed with clothing, cosmetics and shoe stores and features a dazzling array of designer brands including NINE WEST, BODY Shop and G2000.
360 Restaurant, Macau Tower
This is the only 360 degree revolving restaurant in Macao, the 360 Café is a breath-taking dining venue which serves up extravagant lunch and dinner buffets and a truly sumptuous High Tea. The menu is a blend of Indian and Portuguese specialties, blended with delicious fresh seafood dishes – to be savoured while feasting your eyes on the breath-taking views of Macao. High Tea is a particular treat, with its decadent offerings which include raspberry swirled cheesecake with freshly roasted coffee, baked scallops with herbs and creamy salmon custards with Parmesan.
Grand Prix and Wine Museum
Macao is known for its wines as well as for its delicious food. As well as the wine available from restaurants, tourists can also buy their own bottles of Douro and Alentejo wines imported direct from Portugal. In the fascinating Wine Museum you can learn more about Portuguese vintages as well as the wine-making process, and you can even sample various wines and get information about how to purchase them for yourself.
Xin Restaurant at the Sheraton Macau Hotel
Xin Restaurant at the Sheraton Macau Hotel is described as a “Macau’s first 5 star Asian Hot Pot” eatery. The name ‘xin’ translates as ‘freshness’ and super-fresh accurately describes the food here, as the concept of the restaurant is inspired by an Asian seafood market. The ethos is simple: freshness, authentic flavours and simplicity are prized in this elegant but relaxed dining spot. Open for lunch and dinner, Xin’s impressive menu includes luxury hot pot sets, such as the luxury lobster set, which features boston lobster and black truffle dumplings, or the luxury Kobe set, with ‘master kobe’ wagyu beef and slices of sea grouper. There are also Asian barbecue options, dim sum set menus and an impressive drinks list which includes specialty drinks such as ‘xin pop’ and Pink Clouds, and signature cocktails like a sake mojito, a ginger margarita and ‘last flight to bangkok’.
As you can see, Macau is a vibrant and exotic destination and you’re sure to have a blast exploring the city, whether you come for its shopping, its sights or its delicious food. iTravel Channel TV Media Network can’t wait for our next visit!