February 05 2021 – Justin Chung
Contrary to popular belief, Macau isn’t just a city of glitz and glamour, packed with casinos and luxurious hotels for the wealthy. There are a wide variety of activities for couples to enjoy too!
Ditch the dazzling appeal and you will uncover one of the most eclectic cities in Asia. Macau is a previous Portuguese colony that stands out for its interesting mix of the old and the new. Indeed you can definitely see the abundance of busy streets filled with lavish buildings and Mediterranean-style architecture, but you will also find some unique tourist attractions and places to relax. Couples will love the grand locations and experiences Macau has to offer, making it a fantastic city for organising double dates with friends!
From Hong Kong, you can get to Macau via the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal or Taipa Ferry Terminal. Check the ferry schedule in advance and read on to uncover the multitude of activities and world-famous tourist spots you need to include in your double date day trip to Macau
Must-Visit Places in Macau
- Take a walk along Hac Sa Beach, otherwise known as "black sand beach", with your partner. Not only does this glorious stretch of sand offer you some fantastic choices of water sports, it is also a delight place for you to relax and enjoy some quality time with your date.
- Taipa Village is a place you must visit with your other half. Here, you can truly experience the dynamics in Macau, its fascinating cultural blend of rich Chinese values and the European influences instilled within. You can visit Taipa Houses Museum, a complex of five houses which display artefacts and shine a light on life during Macau's colonial era. One of the houses serves as an event venue.
- If you and your partner are true thrill seekers, you mustn’t miss the opportunity to go bungee jumping at Macau Tower, the highest bungee jump in the world! You can prepare yourself by walking along the outer rim of this iconic building or head right in and go for an exhilarating plunge.
- For something more romantic, you and your partner may enjoy the wonderful water and light shows in Macau. There are beautiful displays to feast your eyes upon and you will get to see spectacular performances from the House of Dancing Water.
- Trying out the cuisine in Macau is a must, and what better way to start than to taste the world-famous, delicious Portuguese egg tarts as Lord Stow's Bakery, scattered around Macau.
- Learn something new together by exploring the heritage sites and museums in Macau. The Ruins of St. Paul’s Cathedral, arguably one of the most well-known landmarks in the city, is well worth a visit. You can undoubtedly learn about Macau’s grand history and interesting influences from other countries.
- Stop by Macau’s Fisherman Wharf for some great fun! As the biggest leisure and entertainment complex in the city, you can relax and dine comfortably with your partner at one of its lovely restaurants. Afterwards, you can shop to your heart’s content at its wide range of boutiques and exquisite antique shops.
- If you're looking to stay in Macau for more than a day, the Grand Lisboa Hotel is undoubtedly one of the best hotels to stay in. With its great location, exceptional cleanliness and excellent service, guests are left feeling satisfied.
- One of the four largest squares in the central area of the Macau Peninsula, Senado Square is a well known landmark packed full of interesting shops, cafes and restaurants to indulge yourselves in. Perfect place to rest your feet when you are getting tired.