It’s summertime, that season when sunny weather and blue water make people want to grab a swimsuit and head for an idyllic tropical getaway … the kind that lies just a short trip away at Galaxy Macau™.
Home of the Grand Resort Deck, with its white sand beach and the world’s largest skytop wave pool, Galaxy Macau is your one-stop destination for a convenient summer holiday featuring fabulous amenities, exciting entertainment, delectable cuisine and luxurious accommodation … all presented with famous “World Class, Asian Heart” service.
This summer, Galaxy Macau is introducing two special new attractions for young hotel guests: “Kidz Island” and “The Video Arcade at Galaxy Macau”. Kidz Island is a spacious indoor kids club with innovative, educational and fun activities for children of all ages. Toddlers will enjoy the padded playground with colorful merry-go-rounds and a balloon pool, while younger children can be creative in the dress-up room and arts & crafts area. Quality international toys and games are also available for purchase. Children aged between 2 to 12 years of age are welcome (kids 5 years old or below must be accompanied by adults).
“The Video Arcade at Galaxy Macau” offers young adults and the young-at-heart an indoor game zone with a wide range of arcade favorites including Time Crisis 4, Guitar Freaks and Gashaan; PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360 consoles with over 20 selections of the latest games, plus a Kinect screen; PCs loaded with games and access to social media; and a motion-sensing interactive screen with games. It’s open to kids 8 years old and up.
Life’s a Beach
People come from far and wide to spend a memorable weekend on Galaxy Macau’s spectacular Grand Resort Deck, an urban oasis that brings the Southeast Asian-style beach holiday to the city. This year it’s better than ever with activities that are sure to keep the whole family busy.
Kids will love playing with remote control boats and creating paper boat origami at the Japanese Garden; taking T-shirt coloring and towel-folding classes in the Garden Pavilion; and doing kids’ golf and bouncy castles on the Garden Lawn. Aspiring master chefs won’t want to miss the “Kids Fun Kitchen” in the Garden Pavilion. For those above 1m tall, “Boogie Time” high waves roll in twice daily for a body-boarding good time, while those who don’t quite make the cut will have a blast on the paddle boats in the Butterfly Garden.
Meanwhile, Mom and Dad won’t want to miss the daily yoga and fitness classes at the Health Club, or tai chi on the beach every Saturday and Sunday. Beach treasure hunts and hula competitions take place every other day on the beach, and an entertaining Hula Freestyle dance, adapted from the Hawaiian hula style, takes place by the Wave Pool every day at 4:30. At sunset, get the family together by the Wave Pool for the Light and Fire Dance Show, featuring acrobatics and dynamically patterned fire elements with LED effects, to cap a fun-filled day.
Stay and Play
Galaxy Macau is offering a range of hotel packages to get your summer off to a great start:
- At Galaxy Hotel™, where Asian hospitality comes to life, guests can enjoy a one-night stay for two in a Galaxy Room from MOP1,688 (Sunday – Thursday, available from now till 30 September), which also includes daily breakfast for two at Festiva, one-way ferry tickets from Macau to Hong Kong, access to the amenities and activities of the Grand Resort Deck, complimentary use of the Galaxy Health Club, lap pool and Jacuzzi, and complimentary use of the Galaxy Express shuttle services between Galaxy Macau™ and the Macau Ferry Terminal, Taipa Ferry Terminal, Macau International Airport, Border Gate and Lotus Border.
- Hotel Okura Macau has a couple of attractive offers for those who appreciate top-notch accommodation, dining and service with moments of kindness throughout. Available from now until September 30, the Okura Summer Getaway Package includes a one-night stay for two in a Deluxe Room, two one-way ferry tickets to Hong Kong and two welcome drinks at The Crystal Piano or Nagomi Lobby Bar and Lounge for just MOP1,688. For foodies, the Okura Summer Gourmet Package includes a one-night stay for two in a Deluxe Room, MOP400 in dining credits for use at all Hotel Okura Macau food and beverage outlets, and two welcome drinks at The Crystal Piano or Nagomi Lobby Bar and Lounge for just MOP1,788. Both packages offer room upgrades where available for stays of two nights or more, and they also give guests access to the amenities and activities of the Grand Resort Deck, use of Hotel Okura Macau’s Fitness Centre, indoor swimming pool, steam room and sauna, and complimentary Galaxy Express shuttle services between Galaxy Macau and the Macau Ferry Terminal, Taipa Ferry Terminal, Macau International Airport, Border Gate and Lotus Border.
- Another choice is a “Sanctuary for the Senses” at Banyan Tree Macau with the hotel’s “Dazzling Macau” package. For MOP2,799 (Sun-Thu), receive a one-night stay in a Grand Cotai Suite, daily breakfast for two, two sets of Cotai Class one-way ferry tickets from Macau (Taipa Ferry Terminal) to Hong Kong, plus access to the amenities and activities of the Grand Resort Deck. Guests staying for two nights will also receive credit worth MOP388 to be used in the hotel’s restaurants and spa. Those staying three nights will additionally receive one complimentary 60-minute massage and a 30-minute refreshment and relaxation session. The “Dazzling Macau” package is available for stay from now until 30 August.
UA Galaxy Cinemas is Macau’s premier place for movies, offering nine 3D-equipped screens for as many as 1,000 filmgoers. This summer’s slate of blockbusters includes the first 3D entry in the popular “Madagascar” animated film series, and Galaxy Macau is celebrating with a “Madagascar 3 – Europe’s Most Wanted” Premiere Tickets Lucky Draw from 25 June to 8 July 2012. Simply stay at Galaxy Hotel, Hotel Okura Macau and Banyan Tree Macau, or spend at UA Galaxy Cinemas and participating retailers, restaurants and bars at Galaxy Macau, and get a lucky draw ticket to win two movie tickets to the premiere of “Madagascar 3 – Europe’s Most Wanted” with every receipt. There will be 100 lucky winners, five of whom will also have the chance to win a meet-and-greet session with the stars!
World Class, Asian Heart Dining
Galaxy Macau understands that eating can be just as fun a pastime as any other holiday activity, which is why a number of the resort’s restaurants and bars are offering “Summer Temptation” specials this summer. For example, check out Surf Bar at the Grand Resort Deck and Pearl Lounge on the casino floor, where “Cocktail Towers” are available from 1 July – 31 Aug. For MOP398, try the “Titan”, “Watermelon Breeze”, “Blue Sky” and “Aperol” with friends and enjoy six complimentary G6 shots.
Festiva is hosting a Malaysian Food Festival for the summer, where for just MOP368 for dinner, guests can explore a delightful selection of famous dishes like Nasi Lemak, Daging Rendang and Ikan Bakar. It’s available 14 Aug – 2 Sep, from 5:30-8:00pm and 8:30-11:00pm.
At Sweet Splendor, “Indulge in Shaved Ice Desserts” promotion takes place throughout the month of July, from 1pm-2am daily. Try flavors like Traditional Malaysia Ice Kacang (sea coconut, red bean, sweet corn, sago, lychee, grass jelly, plum seeds, peanuts and vanilla ice cream), Mango Shaved Ice with Grapefruit, Jelly and Mango Ice Cream, Strawberry Shaved Ice with Aloe and Dried Cranberries and Strawberry Ice Cream are just MOP68 each. Buy two and get 20% off; buy three and get 30% off.
Throughout July and August, Cascades is asking late-night guests to “Indulge in Cake Temptation” by offering 50% off selected individual cakes from 9pm to 1am (dine-in only).
The exquisite Pak Loh Chiu Chow restaurant has an a la carte pomfret promotion from 1 July to 31 Aug. Enjoy delectable dishes like the Pan-fried Pomfret Fillet Rolls with Goose Liver Pâté.
Truffle lovers will want to visit Banyan Tree Macau’s signature restaurant Belon this July, where they can indulge in a special Summer Truffle Menu for MOP 1,388 per person. The menu includes Lobster Carpaccio and Summer Truffles, Baby Spinach and Citrus Dressing; Terre Bormane Risotto with Summer Truffle, Roasted Green Asparagus, Crispy Parmesan Toast and Veal Jus; and Grilled USDA Beef New York Strip with Comté Potato Fondue, Carrot and Baby Onion Confit, and Summer Truffles. Each person ordering the Summer Truffle menu will also enjoy a complimentary glass of the signature Blue Belon.
At Banyan Tree Macau’s delightful Cabana, have a “BBQ Under the Stars” for just MOP488 for adults and MOP244 for seniors and kids, and feast on delicacies like Grilled Garlic Prawn, Spiced Lamb Chop, BBQ Pork Spare Ribs, Chimichurri Beef Tenderloin, Asian Spices Marinated Salmon and Marinated Chicken Chinese Style. For an additional MOP230, accompany it with free-flowing chilled juices, soft drinks, beer and selected wines. As an added touch, each adult (minimum four) gets a complimentary Cabana Signature Cocktail. It’s available every Saturday from 6-10pm, subject to weather – but remember to make a booking 24 hours in advance.
The hotel’s Saffron is also getting into the summer spirit with the “King Curry Menu” from 1 July to 31 August. Enjoy dishes like the Alaska King Crab with Yellow Curry, Onions and Shallots and the King Lobster with Red Curry, Kaffir Lime and Red Chili; also, for every menu ordered, receive a complimentary Saffron dessert.
Hotel Okura Macau’s famous Yamazato Japanese restaurant has a fantastic special in store for those who haven’t tried its delectable fare. The Hanakago Gozen set lunch menu, offered from now till 31 August (12:00-2:30pm), includes Seasonal Vegetable Dressed with Soy Sauce, Steamed Fish Paste Grilled Fish, Grilled Eggplant with Miso, Deep Fried Shrimp, Sweet Potato and Vinegared Lotus Root. It’s all for just MOP270 per person.
Alternatively, enjoy the Surf and Turf buffet lunch at Hotel Okura Macau’s Terrace Restaurant for just MOP 248 (MOP128 for seniors 65 years or above and children 5-11 years old). Available on Saturday and Sunday from 12:00-3:00pm, it features Tropical Summer Desserts and Frozen Fruit Platters for a refreshing spin on summertime. Free-flow sparkling house wine with chilled juices and soft drinks complement a great value-for-money experience.
For the perfect end to your evening, stop by The Macallan Whisky Bar & Lounge and enjoy one of the Premium Whisky Flights, each consisting of tasting glasses of five different premium whiskies specially selected from an incredible range of more than 400 labels. Flights range in prices from MOP$288 to MOP$588. After five exquisite samples, have a complimentary bonus tasting on the house.
All these sizzling summer promos are only part of why Galaxy Macau is the hottest resort getaway destination in Macau. Book a stay this summer and experience the resort’s unique “World Class, Asian Heart” brand of hospitality for yourself. For more information about Galaxy Macau, visit www.galaxymacau.com/en. For reservations and enquiries, please contact +853 2888 0888.
* Prices are subject to a 10% service charge and a 5% government tax.