Friday, June 6, 2008

Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa

Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa is a luxurious resort located in the island of Mactan in Cebu, Philippines. I went here last November 2007 for a regional summit of a business group in our office.

So this is my room located in Ocean Wing, a Premier Garden View room.


Right outside my balcony is a view of the garden and a little further away is the sea.


What I like in this hotel is they serve mangoes in their welcome basket. Cebu's mangoes are well-loved and are actually a main export of the country.


Just outside the Ocean Wing is a pool.


The beachfront area is stunning! Fine golden-white sand, not so rocky beach, calm water and a beautiful sight to see - no wonder a lot of foreigners from nearby countries go here for a vaction!


The benches and the resting area on the beachline are really inviting and is a good place to meet other people staying in the resort.


this is me!


Around the area and nearby gardens are luscious greens.


The hotel lobby is very welcoming.


There's even a kids play area.


For the religious ones and those who wanted to contemplate, there's a "native chapel" where you can rest, medidate and say a little prayer.


Chi Spa - I was told one of the best spa there is! I didn't try it though because it was costly.


There's also a mini-golf area.


And for events and gatherings, there's Ocean Pavillion.


Another swimming pool.


Beachfronts are the perfect area to stroll and have activities. In fact we had our team building here.


The resort is a really nice place to relax and stay, especially if you are on vacation mode. It can be a bit pricey but it's worth it because their amenities are complete. There are lots of things to do like play golf, compete with computer games, billiards, karaoke, get relexed in the spa and of course, water activities including swimming! If you want other things to do you may request from the concierge who look into details carefully. Best of it all, it is just minutes away from the city proper so even if the atmosphere here is as if you're in a secluded area, you're really not that far from civilization.

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