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.
Between indulgent holiday food, visiting friends and family and skipping the gym to stay cozy at home, the holiday season can wreak havoc on your diet. By all means, enjoy that Christmas cookie and pumpkin pie, but before you go back for your second or third slice, consider adding these foods into your diet during the holiday season to avoid burnout.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship is here! Anyone who follows the cruise industry can tell you the timeline between when a ship is announced to when it is open for passengers is a lengthy one, taking years and spanning different milestones. Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Encore, recently passed another major milestone when it departed Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany to sail toward its next destination, through to its recent christening and subsequent sailings.