Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu Island, Philippines

Part two of my visit to the Philippines was to Cebu Island!

My choice was of course was Shangri-La Mactan Resort. Reason being, I experienced Shangri-La brand in different places around the world, in the Philippines as well in particular and I was very lucky with my choice. Hence, I decided to continue with this choice.


I would definitely recommend this hotel for families looking to spend a while in Cebu! Also, for groups of friends who are looking to spend majority of their time in the resort to enjoy their beaches and facilities.

What help my choice for my stay at Shangri-La Mactan is its closeness to the airport. I was in between either driving for 3 hours to stay somewhere close to the activities in Cebu, or relax in the resort and go for the day or so to do some activities and the latter was my choice.

We liked & explored Breakfast at Tides, the resort’s interactive all day-dining outlet, and also another place for breakfast. I also had Chinese for dinner.

Fresh seafood is served at the Cowrie Cove, while Acqua offers Italian cuisine. Alternative dining options include Cantonese food at Tea of Spring, and international buffet at Tides. Cocktails and light snacks are available at the hotel’s 5 bars and lounges.

Mactan Resort offers a luxurious beach escape with an outdoor pool and both free in-room Wi-Fi and wired internet. Aside from 9 dining options, it also houses CHI – one of the largest spas in Asia.

I enjoyed an amazing traditional Massage at CHI,  based on the five elements to harmonize and optimize your body’s energy, you relax and drift off to sleep. Loved the experience.


  • Business Centre
  • Clinic
  • Conference Facilities
  • Facilities for the Physically Challenged
  • Hair / Beauty Salon
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Parking Facilities
  • Safe Deposit Box


  • Babysitting / Child Care


  • Complimentary Shoeshine Service
  • Express Check-in and Check-out Services
  • Laundry & Valet Service
  • Postal / Courier Service

Travel & Transportation

  • Airport Transfer
  • Car Rental Service
  • Travel Agency / Tour Desk


  • Florist
  • Foreign Exchange Counter
  • Gift Shop
  • Shopping Arcade

Food & Beverages

  • 24-hour Room Service
  • 6 Restaurants & 2 Bars
  • Lobby Lounge


Amongst the most important things to do in Cebu is:

  1. Swimming with the whale shark and;
  2. Kawasan Falls (make sure you see all levels otherwise it isn’t worth it!)

Interested to stay at the Shanrgi-La or wanna see more? Here’s a link to do so 😀

Safe travels,


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