Shangri-La Mactan, Philippines
Shangri-La Mactan is a relatively large, traditional style hotel but spread over expansive gardens with two gigantic swimming pools and a gorgeous beach - there is plenty of space to find your own discreet corner of paradise. Just 20 minutes from the airport, this is a great base for those who are stopping over enroute to another island or if you are looking to enjoy some of the many unique activities that only Cebu has to offer including swimming with the Whale Sharks.
The 530 rooms are characterised by contemporary décor with Filipino touches of banana leaf and rattan. Rooms feature memorable views of the Mactan Sea. Deluxe Rooms are spacious, some with sea views or upgrade to the Family Rooms with two double bed and space for four in one room, the resort has interconnecting rooms or opt for a Mactan Suite with a separate living space. By 2017 the Ocean Wing will have emerged from a complete renovation with beautiful new rooms in an exclusive wing benefitting from club facilities and spectacular ocean views.
As you can imagine a resort like this has dining options to suit each and every palate – the Beko Bar by the pool and Breeze Bar by the beach offering light lunches and sunset snacks so you don’t have to move far from that sun lounger. Tides offers up a whole host of local and international delights with an all-day buffet and Aqcua prides itself in authentic, contemporary Italian cuisine and Tea of Spring is a must for lovers of Oriental Cuisine. Cowrie Cove is Turquoise Holidays favourite with sumptuous, fresh seafood on offer with the most romantic of settings perched on the edge of the ocean with the calming sound of the waves lapping against the jetty.
The main pool comes complete with a separate play area and slides into the water – this really is paradise for kids. The second pool is located directly behind the beach and is slightly more hidden away for those seeking a quieter corner to curl up and read a book. The beach is naturally split into small coves and has the whitest power soft sand and crystal clear waters making it perfect for safe swimming and snorkelling on its own marine park. There is also plenty of water sports on offer.
On land, a 6 hole pitch and put, mini-golf, outdoor chess, tennis courts will keep the kids entertained and if the weather isn’t so great then head to the air-conditioned kids zone– a multi-storey play area with rope swings, slides, ball pools, nets and ladders to crawl up and in the E-Zone room older children can enjoy table tennis, pool tables – kids will be entertained 24/7 leaving time for the adults to enjoy the spa.
If you are not travelling with kids you may be thinking everything is designed purely with families in mind – it is….. but… only so they are kept busy so you can find your own heaven – there is plenty of romantic touches to this resort with hidden gardens, romantic restaurants and the beach has space for all. The spa here is an experience in itself, the biggest in the Philippines. You can hire your own spa villa complete with your own pool and living space and somewhere you can indulge away the hours.
Where is Shangri-La Mactan?
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