About Macau, Chinese Special Administrative Region
Across the Pearl River Bay from Hong Kong, along the south coast of China lies the autonomous region of Macau. While it only occupies about 11.8 square miles, this vibrant city manages to house roughly 647,700 people. The economy thrives mostly on tourism with secondary benefits from financial services such as banking, garment manufacturing, and the export of textiles.
Popular Destinations in Macau
Looking for activities once your private jet arrives in Macau? Nicknamed the “Las Vegas of Asia,” Macau leaves little to doubt for the traveling adventurer. Here are the most popular attractions in Macau:
Camoes Garden and Grotto: Not only one of the oldest parks in Macau, it is also the largest. In 1835, Camoes Grotto was the home of Portuguese poet Luis de Camoes. These days, locals enjoy playing chess, flying pet birds, and doing morning exercises in this area.
Venetian Macau: Since casinos are such a huge part of the economy, the Venetian Macau is one of the most exciting entertainment destinations in Asia. It’s also one of the world’s largest casinos. Luxurious, Italian marble floored bathrooms are just one amenity in the lavish hotel associated with this casino. The 3,0000 rooms, which have 70 m² of space, are all suites. The resort also offers a Venetian gondola ride, street performers, and 350 international shops. For those looking to do a little gambling, Macau greyhound racing at the Canidrome is another exciting venue to explore.
City of Dreams: Shopping for designer brands, dining with international and regional cuisines, and enjoying electrifying entertainment make up the bulk of activities at this uniquely integrated resort. Macau’s City of Dreams offers two particular points of interest – The Boulevard, with shopping boutiques, restaurants, and entertainment; and an amazing multimedia attraction known as The Bubble.
Guia Fortress: Prior to its public opening in 1976, access to this fortress was restricted by the military. On a clear night, the 91m tall lighthouse emits a glow that is visible from 20 miles away. Though currently used as an observation point for tourists, the design of this fortress was initially intended to prevent attacks from the sea.
Wine and Grand Prix Museum: Portuguese culture at is finest is reflected here. There is plenty of opportunity for celebration: wine tasting, social excursions, and cultural experiences decorate the scene. For just a small price, visitors can engage in wine tastings and more. The Wine and Grand Prix Museum was constructed in 1933. It was initially meant to act as a tribute to Macau’s Grand Prix racing and honor 40 years in existence at the time.
Macau Fisherman’s Wharf: Exhibition and convention facilities, accommodations, entertainment, shopping, dining, and a theme park all combine at this outer harbor location. Macau’s tourism trade would not be complete without this attraction. Macau Fisherman’s Wharf impressively spans 111,500 m².
Luxury Lodging in Macau
Seeking luxury accommodations once your private jet has arrived in Macau? Travelers can easily find a large selection of posh hotels in Macau. Below are the top recommendations that offer a lavish stay:
- Banyan Tree Macau
- Best Western Hotel Sun Sun
- Conrad Macao, Cotai Central
- Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip
- Grand Coloane Beach Resort
- Grand Hyatt Macau
- Grand Lapa Hotel
- Hotel Okura Macau
- JW Marriott Hotel Macau
- Mandarin Oriental, Macau
- MGM Macau
- Sands Macao Hotel
- Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16
- The Parisian Macao Hotel
- The Ritz-Carlton, Macau
- Venetian Macao Resort Hotel
- Wynn Macau
Airports In or Nearby Macau For Private Jets
Airports in and nearby Macau cater to all sorts of aviation activities. You can easily find an airport that can handle private jet charters, including:
- Baiyun International Airport (CAN): Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is the major airport of Guangzhou. It is the country’s third busiest airport and has the capacity to handle more than 40 million passengers annually. Located less than 50 miles away from Macau, the airport consists of 173 aircraft parking bays, a main terminal building and three concrete runways designated in the 01/19, 02L/20R and 02R/20L directions.
- Bao’an International Airport (SZX): Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport is located within a 50 mile radius to Macau and 20 miles northwest of the city center. The airport’s latest terminal is three times the size of former Terminals A and B, and has an area of more than 4.8 million square feet. The airport caters to both domestic and international flights and has the capacity to handle more than 39 million passengers annually. Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport also has two concrete runways designated in the 15/33 and 16/34 directions.
- Shek Kong Airport (VHSK): Shek Kong Airport is located no more than 50 miles away from Macau. Shek Kong is a Hong Kong based dual-use civil and military airport. The airport is open during the weekends for civilian use. The public is allowed to use the airport for their general aviation needs. The airport also consists of a single paved runway that is designated in the 11/29 direction.
- Hong Kong International Airport (HKG): Opened in 1998, Hong Kong International Airport is home to one of the world’s largest passenger terminal buildings. Located less than 50 miles away from Macau, the airport is operated by the Airport Authority of Hong Kong and is open 24 hours daily. Its passenger terminal building has the capacity to handle more than 68 million passengers annually. The airport also has two asphalt runways in the 07R/25L and 07L/25R directions.
- Macau International Airport (MFM): Macau International Airport consists of four jetways, 24 parking spaces for aircraft, 10 gates and a single concrete runway in the 16/34 direction. It passenger terminal building is designed to handle up to six million passengers annually. The airport’s runway is equipped with an ILS CAT II system and has navigational and radio aids at either end of the runway. The airport is well-equipped to handle any private jet charter flight as it used by Antonov 124s and Boeing 747s to land and takeoff.
- Zhuhai Airport (ZUH): Opened in June 1995, Zhuhai Jinwan Airport is located 31 miles (by road) southwest of the Zhuhai’s city center and less than 50 miles away from Macau. The airport is open for both public and military aviation activities, and consists of a single concrete runway designated in the 05/23 direction.
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