I visited Macau on a day trip from Hong Kong, and, for me, one day felt like more than enough. Maybe if I had had more time to explore, I would have found more treasures in the mix. The lavish, Las Vegas-ish part was not my cup of tea, so my stop at the mega-sized City of Dreams (cityofdreamsmacau.com) on Cotai became a super short detour. It is however paradise if you have money to burn 🙂 The Historic Centre of Macau, on the other hand, was very beautiful with its old European style buildings mixed with traditional Chinese temples. It actually felt a bit funny walking among more homely looking structures. I guess it’s needless to say, but I spent most of my time in this hugely popular (plenty of tourists) area on the Macau peninsula. Coming into Macau the immigration lines are packed, so bring lots of patience. It’s also worth noticing that you can use Hong Kong Dollars, so if you’re not planning on spending heaps of money (the exchange rate was close to 1:1), you can save the hassle of exchanging.
I travelled to Macau on TurboJET (turbojet.com.hk), from Hong Kong Island. The ferry was nice, but freezing (A/C on full)!