Macau is back in business and we can’t wait to visit! If you’re after a break without a long flight or a change of timezone, you’ll want to book those ferry tickets pronto. Safe to say there are plenty of hotels in Macau to choose from, but these are our picks of the best places to stay with kids.
Between the brand new Macau hotel openings and super exciting family-friendly attractions, we’re just busting to get over to our sister city. There’s the new immersive zipline adventure, ZIPCITY at Lisboeta Macau and The Londoner’s nightly Light and Sound Spectacular. Thankfully, family-friendly restaurants, Fernandos with their delicious grilled chicken and seafood (yum!) and Lord Stow’s Bakery with their famous Portuguese-style egg tarts (double yum!) are still serving. Now, where to stay for a weekend getaway? Try one of these family-friendly Macau hotels or resorts!
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Galaxy Macau Integrated Resort, Cotai – Perfect Macau resort for families with water babes
If you are after a weekend aquatic experience, you can’t go past the Grand Resort Deck at the sprawling Galaxy complex. Boasting the world’s largest wave pool and the world’s longest adventure rapid river ride there are also waterslides, geysers, waterfalls and a dedicated kids’ zone and tranquil gardens to explore.
Sassy Mama Tip: All eight hotels in the Galaxy complex offer free entry to the Grand Resort Deck. Our pick is the JW Marriott with the biggest JW Kid’s Club in the world!
The Londoner Macao – All the experience of London without the long flight
We are pretty excited about this ‘new’ integrated resort (previously the Sands Cotai Central) themed with all things London including a life-sized Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament façade and an iconic black cab adventure. Kids will love the Changing of the Guard ceremony, a magical ride on a red double-decker bus or the theatrical Mad Hatter’s afternoon tea at Churchill’s Table restaurant.
Studio City – Entertainment for all ages under one roof!
Billed as ‘Asia’s Entertainment Capital’, Studio City certainly delivers a range of exciting activities featuring Macau’s only waterpark and the figure 8 Golden Reel Ferris wheel. The new Legend Heros Park delivers Virtual & Augmented Reality and Video Arcade games for the older kids while the younger ones burn off their energy at the 4-level Super Fun Zone indoor playground.
Sassy Mama Tip: Currently, Studio City has a range of promotions for families including a Stay and Play package that includes tickets to the Super Fun Zone and Golden Reel.
Grand Coloane Resort – The only beach resort in Macau
Situated next door to the Macau Golf and Country Club and on Hac Sa Beach (home of Fernandos Restaurant), the Grand Coloane Resort is a welcome escape from the glitzy casino resorts. Two pools, a kids club and five restaurants ensure you do not need to leave the resort!
Artyzen Grand Lapa Macau – Situated on Guia Circuit for race-ready family fun
Previously the Mandarin Oriental, Artyzen is perfectly located on the high-speed corner two of the Guia Grand Prix circuit. After the racing is over, take advantage of the complimentary Kids Co. kids club with an outdoor playground, arts and crafts and video games or relax by the pool featuring waterfalls and slides.
The Venetian Macao – A Macau hotel offering an Italian escape in the heart of Cotai
Qube, the innovative kids’ play zone at The Venetian Macao offers something for all ages including a 6-metre-high multi-climbing facility with bridges, free fall slide, net climbing, video games and air hockey tables. Take a family gondola ride through the canals and outdoor lagoon or try your putting skills at the Grado Mini Golf course.
Pousada de Coloane Boutique Hotel – Step back in history at this boutique Macau hotel
Set on a forested mountainside overlooking Cheoc Van (Bamboo Bay) beach, the Pousada de Coloane Boutique Hotel was built as a secluded tycoon’s private retreat in the 1930s and is now tailor-made for families. The Coloane Hiking Trail is easily accessed from the hotel, an outdoor pool with a waterslide ideal for a morning swim before a leisurely lunch at the in-house Portuguese restaurant.
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City of Dreams Complex – Plenty of interactive activities for kids and adults alike
The must-see water extravaganza, House of Dancing Water show is reason enough to book a stay at one of the four hotels at City of Dreams. Before the show, the kids will certainly want to explore Kids’ City with arcade games, air cannons, a spiral slide, a dress-up costume area, messy play and art and craft opportunities. Parents can enjoy an afternoon tea set with the kids at the Powerup Station.
Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16 – Waterfront hotel in Macau’s historical quarter
Fancy a weekend exploring Macau’s historical sites? The Sofitel is perfectly located within walking distance of St. Paul’s Ruins, the 17th-century Monte do Forte and Senado Square. Once you are done exploring, take a dip in one of the two outdoor swimming pools.
More Family-Friendly Hotels In Macau
- Hotel Royal Macau – On the doorstep of Macau’s iconic attractions including Guia Lighthouse and Guia Hill Cable Car. www.hotelroyal.com.mo
- Holiday Inn Macau – Kids stay and eat for free at this centrally located affordable Macau hotel. www.ihg.com
- Lisboeta Macau – Now featuring the Zipcity Macau Zipline along with the GoAirborne indoor skydiving facility, www.lisboetamacau.com
- The Parisian Macao — Home to Qube Kingdom, Aqua World and indoor and outdoor play zones. www.parisianmacao.com
- The Macau Roosevelt – Hollywood-inspired contemporary interiors coupled with an infinity pool, outdoor playground and indoor games room. www.themacauroosevelt.com
Editor’s Note: “Macau Hotels: Best Hotels In Macau For Kids And Families” was most recently updated in February 2023 by Belinda Austin.