Options for holiday without flying – Resorts near Hong Kong

Still looking for a travel option for the October 1 National Holiday? It’s probably too late to book any flights unless you pay a large sum of money. But there are three resorts run by Starwood with beach access that you can get to without flying. I’ve only picked Starwood because I don’t know of any other chains which have similar resorts, if you know please leave a comment.

The Westin Resort Macau is on the south shore of Macau’s Coloane island. I’ve stayed there once, and the property is run well, but certainly past it’s prime and due for a renovation. However, if you don’t mind the outdated decor, it’s  relaxing place to spend some time away from Hong Kong. They also have a beach and golf course for your pleasure. There are shuttle buses which run from the Macau Ferry Terminal. 

The resort provides a courtesy shuttle service to and from the Macau Ferry Terminal, departing every half-hour from 9:00am to 12:00am. Upon exiting the arrival hall, look to the left for the shuttle bus clearly marked “The Westin Resort Macau.” Reservations are not accepted for pick-up from the ferry terminal, and seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis

Sheraton Huizhou Beach Resort is a property in Guangdong, Mainland China. It’s East of Shenzhen and similar to the Westin Macau, has a beach and golf resort. It’s pretty new and facilities look top notch. Tripadvisor reviews are also positive giving a 4 out of 5 stars rating. It’s actually not too far from Sai Kung, but unfortunately you can’t take a boat there due to the immigration issue.


Sheraton Dameisha Resort is a bit closer to Shenzhen than the Huizhou resort. It was the first of the beach resorts in Shenzhen to open and only a few years old. It has a beach, pools, tennis courts, etc, so certainly enough to fill up a long weekend. My friends have given this resort good reviews and Tripadvisor confirms it with 4.5 out of 5 stars. However, the room price was over 1,000 RMB more than the Huizhou resort.

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