Hard as it is to believe, not everyone travels to Macau for the gaming tables. For that unique group, there is Pousada de São Tiago. Away from the action on the scenic tip of the peninsula, this intimate hotel is a reminder of the island's rich Portuguese history. Originally a fortress built in the 1600s, it contains just 12 spacious suites, each with a balcony overlooking the inner harbor and Pearl River Delta. Two restaurants provide an eclectic array of culinary choices: La Paloma, serving modern Catalonian dishes, and Café da Barra, offering a casual menu of Portuguese and Macanese cuisine. The intimate outdoor pool enjoys gorgeous views of the harbor, and the 18th-century Chapel of St. James makes an ideal wedding setting. Bottom line: If you make only one bet while you're in Macau, a stay at the Pousada is sure to pay off.