Having been to FN, Darling, Rio, Landmark, and East Spa recently, I decided to try one of the lesser reviewed saunas. Golden Sauna seemed to fit the bill.
Golden is a little unusual in several ways. First, is the entrance-- it's off a side street across the main street from the Waldo Hotel. Very unassuming unless you're looking for it. You enter through a little mall through a building that looks like there would be stores and such, but instead there is only a guy sitting at a podium near a little lobby with an elevator. Here is where you'll know you're in the right place since there are posters for Golden that make it clear what you'll find upstairs.
It's not quite as nice as say Rio, but it's nice enough. It's also a very small club, the entire place is a room with about 24 or so chairs. I went in mid-afternoon, so there weren't that many girls. And here comes the second unusual aspect of Golden (which I think was mentioned before in previous reviews), in other clubs, girls only come out during "showtime" or when you ask for a lineup. Here, the girls roam about and solicit customers like at an American strip club.
As soon as I entered, a petite girl in white from Harbin grabbed my arm and offered to show me the ropes and explain the system. While she was sweet, she wasn't my type, and I sent her away after a bit of chit chat. I felt bad for her because I could see her trying really hard with all the new customers coming in.
For me, a really cute, skinny girl wearing a sort of camo Tarzan and Jane outfit came over shortly thereafter, and the combination of her really toned body (she works out), bubbly personality, and cute face got me. The session ended up being one of my more memorable ones, though another unusual bit: she claimed not to have a phone, so no trading info. Interestingly enough, one of the Vietnamese massage girls also claimed the same thing. Probably untrue, just something they're instructed or have learned to say.
The food here is decent, but then, I don't go to saunas for the food. Did not try any thigh massage services. Later, when there were more girls (I left around 7 pm), they did showtime, and there were maybe a good 30-40 girls. They did something similar to Rio with a little rotating show where you get to get up close with several of the girls.
One other interesting thing-- my girl had a "twin" of sorts, another girl who was dressed exactly the same (though taller, and not as cute). She seemed to be high or something because she was jumping up and down, couldn't stop fidgeting and talking a mile a minute. I'll bet she's crazy in the sack-- but not my type.
Overall, Golden was a nice change of pace. On the one hand, it can get tiresome to fend off the girls if you just need to relax. On the other hand, it can be nice to test you chemistry a little bit before going to the room (though I didn't see all the girls out, I think only some of the girls are out chatting customers up). If you are really looking for a relaxing experience, you won't find it here -- it's extremely noisy, they play loud EDM type music and lights are going off. They probably have a relaxation or sleeping area, but most other saunas you can do that anywhere inside as it's more tranquil.
#1. Yes, the saunas are open 24/7. #2. No, the selection is much better at night although that is not to say that you won't find a girl to your liking in the morning or early afternoon. You might. And some saunas like East Spa offer a discount on service if taken before 6 pm.
Is it possible to go early in the afternoon or morning? Is their a good selection and les crowd?
The Time to hit the Saunas
I always go to the suanas between 7:30 pm and 9 pm. Generally the saunas fill up with customers later, but I like to be the first guy with the prime time girl of my choosing. The prime time line up shift begins around 7pm and the girls work until 3am when the morning shift comes on duty.
I almost always arrive in Macau on Sunday and depart on Friday. Not only are the hotels less crowded and much less expensive than on the weekend, but the saunas are less crowded and the girls less worked. A win win for me.
First Asia sauna experience in about a month
This will be my first mongering venture to Asia. Traveled extensively in Brazil and Europe.
I would like to have the full sauna experience. Shower girl, thigh massage, pool, etc.
I've read reports where there are no shower girls, etc at certain times and places.
What is the best time to go to say FN or Rio to get the full experience and choose from the best line-up?
As a regular visitor in Macao since more than 10 years I became now more and more bored by the saunas.
It doesn't matter if I went to 18, Rio or East or Boss Sauna. I feel that the service level is decreasing and prices increased.
My last visits during the last month at East and 18 reflect my overall experiences since 2014.
The overall ambiente is a little bit worn out. Attendees and girls are more pushy to sell addon's and services.
Line ups are only during peak time impressive. Girl selection overall is not so wide anymore.
6 of my last 10 visits sex sessions were mediocre and mechanical. When I remember 2009 or 2010 such a service level was a rare exception.
But prices are much higher than ever. Last time I paid at 18 MOP 2. 800 for sex session and 2 x body scrub.
It's time to leave this scene again and to go to my former places in HKG and SZ when I'm in this region.
Back after 2 years
I largely retired from Macau just because I've been there so much and had done it all (3-4 times a year for like 5 years!
After a long hiatus I came back and I must say I love it again! A few things to note:
- Macau is booming. There are like 5 new hotels in Cotai side being developed and others have already opened. Hard rock is expanding construction. There is a new highway / bridge being built from HKG to Macau (crazy). Rail system also being built in Cotai to link hotels.
- Prices are rising at Sauna's very quickly. Its not cheap at all.
- Lisboa is indeed dead, restaurant shutdown and everything.
- Galaxy now has a really nice phase 2 open with a cool pool where you can ride rafts in a circle similar to MGM at Vegas.
Seems FN is the popular place to go now. I went, it was great. Girls are always hit and miss but I had several hits with the supermodel population.
Sanada is closed. East is still there, but the room didn't even have a sheet. To save money now its a plastic bed cover. Kind of gross.
Rio which met expectation. Really good food, good massage services, and mediocre lineup where 80% are "model" instead of other way around which is annoying.
I didn't try 18 this time. Maybe in a future trip. What's the word there?
400 or around that gives you 24 hours. But don't expect too many girls at that time. If you want girls better to go to darling 1 or 2.
Familia Nombre massage
After my Hong Kong and Guangzhou adventures, I took the train from Guangzhou south to Zhuhai.
1st class 90 rmb, takes 50 min.
From the station 100 m walk to the border, after passport check I took the casino shuttle bus to the galaxy Starworld casino.
Where I deposited my luggage, they open until 2 am, and reopen in the morning 7 am, deposit of luggage is free of charge for casino guest (who can check that?
Equipped with some fresh cloth for changing I went just round the corner to familia Nombre sauna at around 9 pm.
Usual routine, change, shower, chat to the bathing girls (all from Vietnam). Go to get my pajama, there was a nice chinagirl in red dress waiting to help me dry and dress.
Which she did very carefully, including some hugs and a short DF kiss. Wow. Good start there.
To the relax chair, people smoking, even sign said it was not allowed, but nobody cared. Ordered some food and drink (free of charge).
Was told when I order a girl I will get a free foot or shoulder massage after. During my eating I saw the line up a few times, the nice china girl was in the lineup now and every time passed me, she gave me a smile.
First I wanted body scrub (288 hkd). Out to the pool area and grab a pretty Viet, she did a nice body scrub, followed by some naked B2B massage, total 25 min. Made me almost cum, haha.
Needed a good cover when I walked back to the lounge area.
Another drink than asked for a line up, of course I choose the sweet china girl, she was from Chengdu, a real cutie. The session is around 1700 hkd now. Off to the room we went.
I asked her to skip the usual routine and we just enjoyed one hour of GF sex. During we had time for some chatting too. Nice girl.
Back to the lounge, some more food, followed by a nice foot massage and a shoulder head massage, love it. Football champions league started, finished to see the game.
Asked the manager for the china girl again. 2nd round is cheaper only around 1100 hkd. She was very happy to see me. The next hour was real honest GF fun.
I was the only customer for her that night. Twice haha.
It was 6 am now. So I decided to sleep the other 2-3 hours, got a blanket and woke up at 9 am. Shower, shave, and go to pay. Total ca. 3000 hkd. Well worth spend.
Grabbed my bags at the galaxy Starworld hotel took a tax to Macau airport from where I had my flight to Taiwan.
Total time in Macao around 15 hours. Short but intensive.
1st visit to Macau
After spending time in the P. I. I had two nights planned for Macau before returning home. The plan for the first day, F. M. , eat dinner at the seafood buffet at the mgm. Then to the Rio which is where I was staying. I get to F. M. Around 15:45. Just as described in prior post. The shower girl was cute but by the time she asked me to shower me, I was just about done. Didn't use her service. Did make use of the cold and hot pools. In the lounge area, got a seat and a drink. After a while a massage girl comes over and asked if I wanted a thigh massage. I said yes. For some reason I thought this was a short massage rubbing the legs then the jewels. She took me to a room and gave me a 1 hour massage. She asked if I wanted a happy ending but I told her I wanted to do FS with one of the regular girls. So after the massage which was actually pretty good, I went back to the lounge to pick a lady. I get to my seat as 6 girls goes by me. There is one tall one that caught my eye. Hopefully she will be there when she comes over to my seat. No such luck. In fact, by the time the girls came to my seat there was only one girl. Not my type so passed. Asked the guy working there when more girls will show up. He told me I had to wait at least an hour and a half. I told him I wanted to go to the mgm for dinner and I would be back.
Never made it back but the seafood buffet at the mgm was really good and really expensive.
After dinner, I walk back to the Rio and head up to the spa. Get changed and go into the hot and cold pools. There were three girls wearing blue uniform and since it wasn't crowded, they started to talk to me. At least two of them did. Turns out, two of them were from Indonesia and the other from Vietnam. I tell the two Indo girls that I went on vacation in Indonesia last year and had a great time. They were very cool and we talked for at least 10 - 15 minutes. Then someone must have needed a massage because one of the male workers told them something and I didn't see them again. So I go to the lounge to relax. It seemed like every ten minutes I would be asked if I wanted a massage, thigh or other. Maybe a pedicure. How does one relax with so many offers?
Later while relaxing the guy says lineup is starting. I rush to the pool area and this part I didn't like. It seems like they try to rush you to pick someone. If you don't pick someone, off they go until the next lineup. On the second lineup, again I felt rushed so I picked a prc girl. I believe her number was 325. It wasn't a bad session, but it wasn't great either. Since this was my first time in a Macau sauna, it was exciting. Didn't care to much for the milk bath or whatever it's called. For me it didn't elevate the session one bit. But like I said, it was fun but I don't think I would do it again. I like to take my time when choosing a girl, it felt too rushed, or at least at this sauna. In hind sight, I should have tried to get one of the indo girls to come up to my room. Felt like the chemistry was there. Well, another lost opportunity.
Tomorrow, Darlings and maybe another sauna like 18.
I saw these saunas and was wondering if anyone went to it and how was it, what was it like?
Tin vong, playmate, Big boss, victoria, millionaires pallace, and darling 2 saunas.
Any of you tried some of the *other* saunas?
- L'Arc Sauna (I'll probably try this one next time I am there).
- Grand Emperor.
- Grand Lisboa (heard they were getting a sauna up to replace the race track?
The only thing you save when buying Shun Tak is probably the ferry tickets. I do not bother. The sauna all have menus that show the prices, so you know how much you are spending.
Can you buy these packages from any of the hotel concierge As well?
Package deals from Shun Tak
It has been a couple years since I've purchased a sauna package from one of the shops in Shun Tak, but as things stay largely the same there, I would say that I never noticed any big savings (we're probably talking HKD 200 or so) by purchasing a sauna package from one of the three or four shops that trade in the deal. (That was one of my wonderful introductions to mongering, seeing the shopfront posters of beautiful women with the word "SEX" in foot-tall type; I knew then and there that I was in a new, magical world).
At one of the shops there was one particular gentlemen who spoke English well (I have long forgotten his name, sorry) and is very helpful -- to the point of escorting you to the ferry ramp. The downside, for a short trip, is that you're locked in to one particular establishment and typically there is the trouble of finding the tour operator in Macau to pick up your return ferry ticket. Not a big deal, really, but considering the savings are scant anyhow, nothing much to recommend them, either.