Sunday, December 7, 2014

A Weekend at Shangri-la's Mactan Resort and Spa

Today's post features last weekend's stay in Shangri-la's Mactan Resort and Spa, which we were able to avail at a promo rate of P6,500 per room - buffet breakfast for two included. This is a photo diary, and not an actual review, because really, what hasn't already been said about this prestigious, 4.5-star hotel in Cebu?

Shangri-la Mactan standard room
Our standard room was luxurious and spacious enough for 5 people! (Although 2 of the boys had to "rough it out" on the floor.) ;)
 Isn't this place a beauty?
Shangri-La Mactan infinity pool
 I opted for a kiss-y underwater shot since I'm always so bad at underwater photos! :))
Shangri-La Mactan hot tub/jacuzzi
After we had enough swimming for the day, we went straight to the gym for a sauna session and a lovely time in the hot tub. This was so good!
After breakfast (excuse the belly!) the next day, we went to the beach! Unfortunately, it was low tide, so we headed back to the pool.
I'm really not much of a swimmer but the beach or water parks or resorts have always been my happy place as evidenced by this (Boracay 2014) and this (Swimming with Turtles at Apo Island). Where's your happy place? :)

As of this writing, the weather outside is cold with some light drizzle. Cebu City was very fortunate to have been spared from the wrath of Typhoon Hagupit (local name Ruby). My prayers and hope are that the people in the rest of the country are safe and sound as well.


  1. That pool looks amazing! It makes me want to laze around in the tropical heat!
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  2. How lucky to be at the beach!! HAHA I'm freezing!!

  3. Looks like a lot of fun! I love staying in Hotels. It is always so relaxing!
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  4. lovely pix <3 thanks for visiting follow each other?join me and let me know i will follow back

  5. Looks like you had so much fun! Great photos.


  6. Such stunning photos, that place looks amazing! :)

  7. Great place, beautiful pictures!


  8. Thanks for sharing such a great place, beautiful photos!

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  9. Cute pic!

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  10. It looks like you had an amazing time! This looks like a amazing place to visit!

  11. Such fun and beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing. It looks like a nice place to visit. /Madison
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  12. looks like so much fun

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  13. Loved the post ! The pictures turned out great and it looks like you had a lot of fun ! :)

  14. It must have been an amazing holiday! Great pictures! x

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  15. Looks like u have really nice time! Wonderful pictures! Love them all!

  16. I love this post! I'm thinking about getting a GoPro (and I'm assuming these pictures were from a GoPro) would you recommend it?
    xx Meg

    1. Hi Meg! Yes, I love my GoPro. Although it's hard to aim correctly sometimes when I'm not using the app since I didn't buy the add-on screen/monitor. Still love it though. :)

  17. The place is so gorgeous! Cebu is one of the most amazing city dito sa atin sa Philippines. Happy Wednesday! :)

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  18. Omg, love those shots, dear! The underwater pix is totally cool & I love it! xoxo
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  22. Oh my goodness! I am in love with these photos. You all had so much fun there. Thanks for the photos my friend. Do you know about such interesting NYC venues where I can take my family for the holiday party?


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