The Riu Palace Macao is one of five hotels which make up an enormous complex located on the beautiful Arena Gorda beach. This resort, a member of the Spanish Riu Hotels & Resorts chain, is a proper village in itself and has a main street, known as Calle Caribeña, a series of characteristic brightly coloured huts. This street has its fair share of souvenirs and offers many services: pool, photos, massages, travel agencies, paintings, jewellery and handicrafts. Macao is reminiscent of the gambling hell of the former Portuguese colony (the turnover of the casinos is greater than in Las Vegas), which was returned to China in 1999. This name is not without consequences for this Riu hotel which houses one of the most renowned casinos in the area!
Guests at the Riu Palace Macao can access the entire resort's restaurants and bars. The Riu Palace Macao has a small spa, the Eternal Spa, with a whirlpool bath, a sauna, 4 massage rooms using Mary Cohr (Paris) branded products, a beauty salon and a small fitness room, open between 8am and 8pm, located on Calle Caribeña. With its casino, its sophisticated surroundings and its peacefulness, this hotel is not recommended for children: other hotels in the resort provide mini-clubs and playgrounds.