Macau remains a tried-and-true destination for a quick getaway from the city – and with its easy transport links, straightforward immigration system, plentiful food options, and (let’s face it) ample wifi, Macau ticks all our boxes.
The Sheraton Grand Macao is a perennial favourite for families, and its current Spectacular Summer Getaway, starting at just HK$1,238++ per night lets you take advantage of all the family fun the Sands Resorts complex has to offer.
Hit the Pool
Once you check in, you’ll find a welcome gift: a tote bag containing an adorable swim ring and beach ball from Macanese cartoon mascot Soda Panda. These will come in handy, as the package includes free entry to Aqua World, the water park at the neighbouring Parisian hotel. While the water facilities at The Galaxy complex might be more expansive, we actually rate Aqua World for its manageable size and layout – our almost-five-year-old had a brilliant time clambering up the pirate ship, firing water spouts, running through the wet zone and trying the water slides of varying sizes. Parents enjoy great visibility of the entire area from the sun loungers, making it easy to keep an eye on little ones, while older kids will have a ball splashing down the larger, faster slides at the other end of the park. You can even order snacks and drinks, making it oh-so easy to chill by the pool all day long.
The package also includes buffet breakfast, a 30% discount off Cotai Waterjet tickets, and a 20% discount off Sheraton Grand Macao’s dining outlets, including Italian restaurant Bene, casual Chinese restaurant Yum Cha, and buffet restaurant Feast.
Time to Play
Don’t miss the Qube playrooms, which offer safe and immaculately clean supervised play areas if you want to hit the shops (or the Blackjack table, we’re not here to judge). Here’s a quick rundown of the three playrooms available:
Qube: the original play area takes up 9,000 square feet and a six-metre climbing facility with a free-fall slide, as well as air hockey, internet and video games for teens. Needless to say it’s more suitable for kids aged 7 and above. Located at The Venetian.
Qube 2: Located in the mall at Sands Cotai Central, this smaller playroom is ideal for the under-fives. It has a ball pit, a small slide and a dedicated toddler area, as well as a mini town setup with shops and cars for pretend play.
Qube Kingdom: Located at The Parisian, this 20,000-square-foot indoor and outdoor mega play area is perfect for a rainy afternoon. With something to entertain kids of all ages, you’ll find video games, a ball pit, a carousel, an elaborate indoor playground and much more.
The Spectacular Summer package is for two adults and one child (additional guests at HK$450++) and is available until September 30. Details here