Macau is no longer a hub for gambling only – the destination has recently pivoted into the direction of family tourism. If you’re into spectacular entertainment, this is the place to take your family to. With new hotel openings planned, old favorites getting more family-friendly, and international kidtastic events planned in Macau… now is the time to book a holiday to this island of entertainment! It offers gorgeous hotels, huge playrooms, exciting shows, and lots of cultural outings to be enjoyed by all. Little Steps has the guide to the top family-friendly hotels in Macau for kids, with many on the list offering unique family suites, Macau kids activities, luxury extras, and awesome pools.
This integrated resort is perfect for families who love water fun! The sky wave pool is the largest skytop wave pool in the world, longest skytop adventure ride as well as Macau's first and only Skytop Waterslide. For kiddos who love the water, this is not to be missed. They also have a 350-ton white sand beach, water attractions including exhilarating waterslides, beach lagoons, whitewater rapids, geysers, waterfalls, and a kids zone! Exceptional fun for the whole family that's expanding with additions of new hotels, most recently Raffles.
Galaxy Macau, Cotai, Macau +853 2888 0888 www.galaxymacau.com/en/macau-relaxation/grand-resort-deck. Check here for more water fun in Macau.
Morpheus is one of the freshest addition to Macau's skyline, and it truly looks like something from the future. This architecturally striking building is the first high-rise building supported by a free-form exoskeleton. Morpheus has 770 guest rooms, six duplex villas, and three villas with interior private pools. Children can go explore Kids' City in City of Dreams, a mega, 17,000 sq ft playroom!
Morpheus, City of Dreams, Estrada do Istmo, Macau, +853 8868 6688, www.cityofdreamsmacau.com/en/stay/morpheus/index.html
This five-star hotel set within the world-class Galaxy Macau™ Resort is home to the world's largest JW Kids' Club where kiddos can get involved in interactive activities which put edutainment at the forefront. Fun and games here are designed to educate as well as to entertain. There is a dedicated kids' pool and outdoor pool in addition to Galaxy Macau's spectacular 75,000-square-meter Grand Resort Deck with new Skytop Adventure Rapids.
JW Marriott, Galaxy Macau™, Estrada da Baía da Nossa Senhora da Esperança, s/n, COTAI Taipa Macau China + 853 8886 6888, www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mfmjw-jw-marriott-hotel-macau
One of the newest additions to Macau's offer, Lisboeta promises exclusive entertainment a tttractions that will be partially opened from July 17, 2021 onwards. They include Macau’s first indoor skydiving experience – GOAIRBORNE and Asia Pacific’s first urban zip-line attraction ZIPCITY! Also keep your eyes peeled for the wonderful Casa de Amigo themed family rooms!
The Parisian Macao, a half-size replica of Paris' famed Eiffel Tower now resides in Macau, bringing a touch of Parisian glamour to the Cotai Strip. You and the kids can travel up the tower to Observation Decks on the 7th and 37th floors for spectacular views over the city and the nightly light show. They have also added Aqua World which is a sure favorite for kids, along with the Qube Kingdom, their awesome indoor and outdoor play area.
The Parisian Macao, Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, Macau, www.parisianmacao.com
Just steps from the hotel are world-class restaurants, duty-free shopping, and plenty of entertainment the whole family can enjoy like the Macau Giant Panda Pavilion and the Skycab Cable Car. Young children and emerging swimmers will love our swimming pools on level four, and you definitely need to check out their new Little VIPs offer - perfect for toddlers in Macau.
Sheraton, Estrada do Istmo s/n Cotai, Macao SAR, P.R. China, +853 2880 2000, www.sheratonmacao.com
Kids are a high priority at the Venetian. With a 9,000 square-foot children's playground that features a 6-meter-high multi-climbing facility with a free-fall slide, rainbow slides, a V-Net bridge, over and under barriers, zig-zag net climbers, and more. They even have stuff for teenagers, from internet access and video games to air hockey. Mom and Dad can relax by the pool or take a ride on a gondola while they wait for the kiddos to return! The pool is heated here!
Whether your family is just being formed, all grown-up, or at any stage in between, Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, makes a fantastic base for a family getaway. If you need a family meal arranged or want a babysitter for date night, their brilliant concierge has you covered. With child-sized bathrobes, baby toiletries, and a great kids menu, this is a fab hotel for the fam.
Four Seasons Hotel, Macao, Cotai Strip Estrada da Baía de N. Senhora da Esperança, S/N Taipa, Macau +853 2881-8888, www.fourseasons.com/macau
Grand Coloane Resort (formerly the Westin) is the only true beach resort in Macau, situated on the southeastern tip of Coloane Island overlooking the sea. They make family holidays more comfortable and more fun through their Kids Club, offering services and activities for families that guarantee an enjoyable visit for everyone. If your kiddo has a birthday while you’re there, they even do parties that include a 2-pound cake.
Grand Coloane Resort, 1918 Estrada de Hac Sa Coloane Macau, China, +853 2887 1111, www.grandcoloane.com
For a more budget-friendly option try this relaxed, friendly resort with authentic Portuguese charm. While you enjoy a peaceful vacation, kids are happily accommodated; the pool is excellent for the whole family to enjoy and the food is sublime. Pousada De Coloane has the reputation of the most relaxing spot in Macau, so try it for yourself next time you need something a little less hectic.
Pousada de Coloane, Estrada de Cheoc Van (Coloane), Macau +853 2888 2143, www.hotelpcoloane.com.mo
Formerly the Hardrock Hotel, which was rebranded in 2017 as the Countdown Hotel. It is home to Macau's more popular shows like House of Dancing Water. It also houses Kids' City, Macau's largest indoor playroom offering over 17,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor play area in one location. The hotel has kept some of the rockstar flavors by for example not altering the wave restaurant and the guitar-shaped pool which is still everyone's favorite. They always offer packages, so be sure to check for a deal.
The Countdown Hotel, Estr. do Istmo, Macau, +853 8868 3338, www.cityofdreamsmacau.com/en/stay/the-countdown-hotel
On top of premium accommodation, Studio City offers iconic attractions and with them a truly unforgettable experience. From the only water park in Macau, 4D flight simulation rides, a tech-based entertainment part to the world's highest figure-eight ferris wheel, and more, entertaining the kids just got a whole lot easier! Yipee.
Studio City, Estr. Flor de Lotus, Macau +853 8868 7575, www.studiocity-macau.com
The Ritz Carlton is an all-suite resort, making it a perfect location for those families with little ones. At Ritz Kids, your little ones are swept away by everything from rich cultural traditions, storytelling, art and even food. Why not take a trip out and marvel at the modern wonders including the Macau Tower, Science Center or Dome. Parents will love the gin bar on the roof (and you can drop your kids off at the JW Marriott's playroom next door if you want an hour or two by yourselves). Learn more about it here.
The Ritz Carlton, MACAU Galaxy Macau™, Estrada da Baía da Nossa Senhora da Esperança, s/n, COTAI, Macau China +853 8886 6868, www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Macau