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Hotel Okura Macau

by Brandon Schultz

Aug 1, 2019

Cotai Strip, Macau © Jackmalipan | Dreamstime

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Inside the glittering complex of Galaxy Macau a decidedly golden collection of luxury hotels and resorts outfitted with more than 120 food and beverage options and a retail promenade of more than 200 shops and boutiques, Hotel Okura Macau brings a serene style of Japanese opulence to the energetic region. Kimono-clad greeters welcome guests to the sprawling, wood-slatted lobby, setting the stage for a tranquil respite from the attractions and entertainment just steps away. Above, rooms and suites outfitted with light-tone woods, creamy marbles and earth-tone accents continue the Zen experience, enveloping guests in a personal sanctuary.

 

Despite the chic sophistication of Hotel Okura Macau’s calming interiors, the property’s main attractions are outdoors, located in the skytop Grand Resort Deck, where some record-setting fun can be had. Located above the lobby level, Skytop Adventure Rapids is the world’s longest skytop lazy river, clocking in at 575 meters, and is anything but lazy. Expect to be soaked on this tube ride; it’s hilariously inevitable. You’ll also find three waterslides of varying speeds (clearly labeled) on the Grand Resort Deck, along with its crowning achievement, the entirely artificial rooftop beach complete with an impressive wave pool (surfboards for rent) and 500-foot shoreline of white-sand beach. Macao itself may have a few natural beaches, but none as clean and clear (or elevated) as the one at Galaxy Macau. Access to the water attractions is free for Hotel Okura Macau guests, but Grand Resort Deck is also open to the public, and is currently Macao’s only water park, so it can become quite crowded during peak hours. Arrive at opening for maximum entertainment with no lines.

 

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