We got 4 complimentary cocktail vouchers in Waves Bar due to a slight delay in our check-in. A golf cart whisked us to the bar from the main hotel saving us a long walk. The ambiance of the bar is cool and cozy, perfect for lounging with friends. We sat in the tables facing the beach and the sound of the waves are very relaxing. Overall, a nice fancy bar experience… [Read more...]
Tides is extremely well known for breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet in Cebu. On our second night in Shangri-la Mactan, we decided to have dinner in Tides Restaurant and ordered a la carte. The meat of the crispy pata is so tender and skin is so crispy. No wonder this is their best seller!
Just like Tea of Spring, dining in Tides is bang for the buck. We ended… [Read more...]
This chinese restaurant across Tides is unbelievably value for money. The menu of Tea of Spring is not as exquisite as Shang Palace in Makati Shangri-la, but you will be getting more than your money’s worth. The taste of food is about average, nothing to talk at home about, but service is fantastic as usual. We were shocked when we received… [Read more...]
I wouldn’t deny that Tides in Shangri-la Mactan serves the best breakfast buffet in town with multiple live cooking stations. However, if you want to escape the breakfast crowd and would want to dine with a view, you should try Acqua restaurant in the resort’s Ocean Wing.
Our experience with Acqua didn’t start well as we were made… [Read more...]
The schools of fish by the beach shore are the spoiled pets of Shangri-la Mactan resort. Just like a dog waiting for his treat, these fish go crazy at the sight of bread. Make sure to bring bread when you go to Shangri-la Mactan, not for you but for the fish! I started shooting photos while feeding the fish not knowing what how the photos would look like.… [Read more...]
It’s been 2 weeks since I came back from Shangri-la Mactan resort and I am still dreaming of the beach and the wonderful marine life. I love the beach of Shangri-la Mactan, very cozy, just the right size and with white powdery sand. I have to warn you though that some part of the beach is a bit rocky, but don’t worry, the resort provides beach… [Read more...]
Shangri-la Mactan has two main pools, one in the main wing and the other in the ocean wing. I personally like the ocean wing pool as it is less crowded and the infinity pool opens to a lovely view of the sea. The pools are safe as life guards are always in standby. The surroundings gardens are very well maintained and are in tip top shape.
Main… [Read more...]
One thing which I regret with my previous stays is that I did not take advantage of the free activities in Shangri-la Mactan aside from the non-motorized sports. I think its a good idea to be locked up in the resort for two to three days in order to fully enjoy the activities Shangri-la has to offer. After all, 90% of the activities are free including… [Read more...]
The Refurbished Deluxe Sea View room is very spacious, with a touch of elegance and smartly laid out. The bed is the best bed I’ve ever slept at, soft and comfortable with high thread count sheets. Wifi in the room is free, very reliable and ultra fast. Bathroom is spacious with a tub and shower. The room we stayed in is simply perfect, we could not… [Read more...]
I previously stayed in a Premier Ocean Wing Panorama Suite (via a free upgrade) and a Deluxe Sea View Room in my past two stays. The Panorama Suite is very spacious with all modern and luxurious amenities, however since the suite assigned to us before… [Read more...]