Quaint and peaceful hotel suitable for travelers who don't wish to stay in one of the big box casino hotels.
Away from the sheen of the new Macau, Pousada de São Tiago shows off the area's unique history amongst old, stone walls, now-quiet cannons, views of the harbor, and one heck of a sublime pool.
Here, it's all quiet greenery and historic character surrounding an atmosphere of introspection. Inside, just 12 suites welcome guests with balconies looking out to the harbor and river delta, lush fabrics, and bathrooms featuring in-mirror TVs. Just keep your focus when shaving; one could lose half a moustache that way.
With such a mixed heritage, one would rightly assume that Macau's food scene would be vibrant. La Paloma serves a bright selection of Spanish and Catalonian treasures - utilizing fresh seafood from surrounding waterways. Take a meal outside on the pristine Terrace before heading in for drinks and spirited conversation at the mirrored Cascata Bar.
When you feel like getting some local culture, you won't need to go any further then the 17th-century Chapel of St. James located inside the hotel's grounds. Legend says the Saint patrolled the grounds during wartime, keeping the soldiers safe and sound while they slept. Drop by on July 25th of each year for a celebration of the old fella.