Just 40 miles from Hong Kong, Macao’s unique Portuguese-Chinese heritage, stunning architecture, renowned food scene, spectacular nightlife, luxury resorts and exciting attractions make it like nowhere else in the world… and with 2019 marking the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Macao Special Administrative Region, it’s about time you discovered Macao and all it has to offer!

When you think of Macao, the first thing that probably springs to mind is casinos and its reputation as Vegas’s younger sibling. But there is so much more to this magical city!

Where To Stay

Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16 is ideally located for walking to some of the best restaurants and markets in town, as well as being just a short taxi or bus ride away from the old town and Macau’s biggest and most historic casinos.

The hotel boasts a pool, spa, full fitness centre, exquisite restaurants, an on-site night club, a casino and multiple bars. The views from the hotel, across Macau’s river and onto mainland China, were stunning to boot.

You can book here, and the hotel have a number of offers running throughout Christmas and the new year.

What To Do

  • Take a walking tour of Macao’s UNESCO World Heritage listed Historic Centre, a living reflection of the region’s fascinating and unique Sino-Portuguese culture and heritage.

  • Discover tasting the diverse flavours of this foodie hot spot, from Portuguese classics and dim sum to  the local Macanese fusion food; from fine dining to authentic street food including the famous pasteis de nata at Lord Stow’s Bakery.

  • Taking in the serene south side of Macao in Coloane with its peaceful countryside, beaches and villages including a visit to the residents at the Giant Panda Pavilion.

How To Get There

London Heathrow to Hong Kong, Economy Return from £645.72 including tax (low season)

Cathay Pacific now offers a choice of three routes between the UK and Hong Kong, and onwards to over 190 destinations globally. These include five flights daily from London Heathrow, and daily flights from Gatwick Airport and Manchester Airport.

Currently, the Gatwick and Manchester routes feature the new A350.

For further information, visit www.cathaypacific.co.uk or call 0800 917 8260.

Find out more about Macao at www.visitmacao.co.uk.