|Written by Cheap-Hotels.com|
|Tuesday, 12 July 2011 18:16|
Macau is popularly known as the Las Vegas of the East. Once a sleeping beauty of the past, it has grown to become the metropolitan city of gaming, gambling, hotels, cuisines and nightlife. Most people would agree that business trading and tourism are the leading causes of the city’s intensive progress and prosperity.
Macau is nestled at the southeastern coast of China comprises of two islands: Pearl Rive of Guangdong and Hong Kong, 60kms northeast through the mouth of the river. Hong Kong is the business and trading center of Macau. Macau is rich in history and wonderful places. Its fashion, westernized culture, prosperity and peaceful atmosphere allure every tourist and visitor to see the whole beauty of Macau. Its wonderful and delicate beauty revitalizes and calms their senses from a tiresome journey.
Beaches of Macau are the most visited and admired places by the travelers. These beaches are in fact popular travel destinations here in Macau.
Cheoc Van Beach is a very popular beach that swarms with sunbathers and swimmers. Cheoc is located at the sheltering cove west side of the Coloane Island. Cheoc is a sandy changing beach which is great for swimmers since they can use its the swimming pool in one end and can easily go to the restaurants and snack bars at the other end. There is a new hotel and other restaurants like Fernando’s restaurant that offers outstanding services and delicious food with an overlooking view to the sea. Close to the Cheoc Van Beach is the famous nautical Club with all various kinds of recreational watercrafts for those who want to experience the adventure ride.
Hac Sa Beach. Like the Cheoc Van Beach, hac SA Beach is also famous as a swimmer and sunbather hub. “Hac sa” means “black sand.” The beach is named because of its unique black-tinged sand which invites visitors to walk barefooted along the beach. It has playgrounds, and camping sites for families who wanted to use the tent as their shed. It has plenty of snack stalls, restaurants and cafes for you to eat and relax. For those who have a passion for sports, it is the center of sporting activities – water sports, Olympic-zed swimming pool, pool for children, tennis courts and others sport field are around.
Pataca is the official monetary currency of Macau which consist of 100 avos. But HongKong dollars are the usual money used in most businesses.
There are also a lot of affordable hotels on Macau including high-end and low-end ones in Taipa or in the entire peninsula. However, hotel rates are higher during Friday and Saturday nights since it is the peak hours for tourist coming to Macau for gambling during weekends; less expensive if you travel during weekdays.