Looking for the best brothels, saunas and fishbowls in Macau?
Situated across the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong, Macau is ostensibly part of China but has similar laws on prostitution to that of Hong Kong itself.
Whilst it is illegal to operate a brothel or earn a living from the activities of sex work, there is a high level of trade in the city-state. In this guide, we will take a look at some of the most popular alternative brothels in Macau; including the different themes (saunas, fishbowls) that the venues go by…
A Guide to Brothels, Saunas and Fishbowls in Macau
You can certainly find brothels in Macau, but technically they are outside of the law and you run the risk of a raid by using one.
However, to get around this legality, most of the Macau brothels operate (and are known) under different guises; saunas and fishbowls.
Macau Saunas: How It Works
As you would expect, the saunas in Macau offer a place for gents to meet up and get a sauna treatment — but there is also a lot more on offer if you know where to look.
As legitimate businesses you will find advertisements for saunas all over the city. Many of them are connected to reputable hotels; however, much of the advertising is in Chinese.
What to Expect Inside the Sauna
The saunas are open to all and you can walk in without needing any discretion as many of the locals (and visitors) do use the facilities as they are intended.
Once you pass the reception, or front desk, you will find yourself in a locker room where you will strip down, place your things in a locker and be given a robe (usually some shorts) to wear whilst in the sauna.
You will also be issued with a wristband which is used to keep tabs on your ‘purchases’ whilst on the premises. After you’ve changed you’ll need to get showered. You can do this on your own or let a woman (in a bikini) do this for you (there is a charge).
Once you are clean you can then go and explore the sauna. Whilst there are certainly areas you can go to relax and sit in a steamy environment with other half-naked men, you will of course want to browse the ‘menu’.
Often written in Chinese with euphemisms that don’t translate very well into English, you may well be confused by what is actually ‘on offer’. If in doubt, it’s usually best to ask the manager discretely.
Each sauna has different levels of service with the staff usually wearing uniforms of a colour that matches their service level. Some saunas let you take your treatments in a private environment whilst others will provide you with a thigh massage (read: hand job) in the main lounge.
Those saunas that offer a full service generally have private hotel-style rooms where you can enjoy full intercourse (or whatever you have agreed upon) and even sleep afterwards for a while.
The entrance fee for the sauna usually covers you to spend up to 12 or even 24 hours at the venue whilst their money is made by your utilising the services.
Once you are finished enjoying the female company, relaxing and eating and drinking then you simply return to the locker room, collect your belongings and then settle up at the front desk using your wrist band.
Prices vary depending on the amount of services you have enjoyed (and with whom – some ethnicities do demand higher rates), the amount of food and drink as well as how upmarket the establishment is.
Expect to pay the equivalent of 300-500 USD for a half day.
Best Saunas in Macau
There is a sauna to suit everyone’s taste and budget in Macau.
They are easy to find discussed on forums and community pages (just check Google), but for regulatory reasons, we cannot link to or publish details for the known saunas in Macau.
Fishbowls in Macau
Referring to the art of a soapy massage, the fishbowls in Macau are no different to those you will find in Bangkok or Singapore.
They are far more to the point than the saunas and occupy less of your time.
Expect to be presented with your choice of ‘masseuse’ and then be led to a private room where you can enjoy a private bath experience.
Prices are considerably cheaper starting at $200 (up to $800) USD depending on your choice of girl. A lot of the women are from Vietnam or of Asian origin.
Have you visited any of Macau’s famous brothels, fishbowls or saunas?
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