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2 Questions? Ferry to SkyPier & Cheaper Food Options

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2 Questions? Ferry to SkyPier & Cheaper Food Options

Aloha Forum...Appreciate your Advice & Suggestive Answers to 2 questions.

1. Which Cotai Ferry Sailing to HKIA SkyPier should we take to insure we check in on time for 8pm departure on Air Asia to Phuket? 2:30 or 3:55? What time should we check in at the Macau Ferry, and can we check in our luggage thru to Air Asia?

2. Also, We have "Comp-Rooms @ Grand Hyatt, but honestly we are not in the income bracket that can afford the food prices @ The Hyatt.

Are there any places in the City of Dreams Complex, or nearby, where we can eat for less? Any Food Courts? Quick Service Restaurants?

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1. Re: 2 Questions? Ferry to SkyPier & Cheaper Food Options

Hi davewaikiki, always lovely to provide advices to you.

in respect of Q1.

If your AirAsia flight is at 8pm, you need to arrive at HKIA Skypier at 6pm. As the ferry duration from Macau to HKIA SKypier is around 60minutes,you could take the 3:55pm ferry departure.. Please arrive at the ferry terminal an hour before ferry scheduled departure-so plan to arrive ferry terminal at 2.55pm the latest.

Regretfully there is no upstream check in for AirAsia at Macau ferry terminal, so your baggage will be tagged seato air tag(blue colour),then when you arrived at Skypier, retrieve your baggage,then proceed to check in counter of AirAsia at Skypier,before proceeding to your departure gate.

(remember- you do not need to go through HK immigration and customs).

(Note:- by the way, possibly just a typo error, as there is no Cotai ferry sailing at 2:30pm- the one before 3:55pm, is 1:55pm)

You could also do a web check in for your AirAsia flight,so you have your boarding pass on you already.

At this point, also check on your eligibility for the departure tax refund when you check in at Skypier- if eligible, you will be given a tax refund voucher, present the voucher at the Tax Refund Counter after security check for on-day tax refund.

You can obtain your tickets from Cotai Travel inside of Venetian Macau.

Q2. no worries- whether you are in the income bracket or not..it is always much much better to venture out of boundaries of hotels establishments to savour true local food.

Whilst there are food courts in both CoD and Venetian Macau, you could also take a relaxed paced stroll to Taipa village and myriad choices of local foods to suit various budget.

Well, one can ,for eg.. eat at lesser cost in Mcdonalds at its shop in Taipa village in comparison to its shop in Venetian Macau.

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2. Re: 2 Questions? Ferry to SkyPier & Cheaper Food Options

I echo what Buddy mKiara said about going to Taipa village for a good meal. Lots of restaurants to choose from in that little area. It is about 1km away. Maybe a little far to walk for some. You can take a short taxi ride. I heard other posters commented food courts inside hotels at Cotai strip are not very good.

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3. Re: 2 Questions? Ferry to SkyPier & Cheaper Food Options

The food in the Venetian Food Court is "reasonable" - by Food Court Standards - Pizza, Indian, Thai etc. There are also Starbucks & Lord Stowe's egg tarts for quick snacks there; but I second the idea of going into Taipa - if you don't want to walk both ways there is a shuttle bus or you can cross over to the Four Seasons Hotel & catch any local bus passing by for around 4.20 MoP. Get off as it passes the village and you have dozens of choices from Chinese through Maccanese/Portugese etc.

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4. Re: 2 Questions? Ferry to SkyPier & Cheaper Food Options

The entire Cotai strip (including the land!) is a purpose-built tourist trap; "good value" was not part of the plan ;-)

I echo the advice about heading to Taipa village - or downtown, or to Coloane - for better value food in a far greater variety than you'll find in the casino resort food courts.

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