I am back in Shangri-la Mactan again and this is my third stay in the past 1.5 years. I love this place so much, it looks like my vacation here will be an annual (or a bi-annual) thing. The star of Shangri-la Mactan are truly its people. Everywhere you go, they greet you with a smile. All staffs welcome you warmly and are very caring. Evelyn, the staff from… [Read more...]
A bright sunny morning welcomed us as the plane landed in Mactan Airport. The weather is just perfect for beach bumming! I would describe Mactan Cebu International Airport as compact and efficient, we were able to disembark and pick up our luggages in less than 30 minutes time. Although the airport is a bit tired, the festive atmosphere well… [Read more...]
It’s been a while since I last flew with Philippine Airlines and getting to a Boeing 747 plane felt like a luxury. I have nothing against Cebu Pacific, but sometimes you get better value for money with PAL. We booked our Manila-Cebu-Manila flight during PAL’s weekend midnight sale and was able to get a round trip fare of P2,350.00 (USD55.00)… [Read more...]
Whenever we dine in Shang Palace in Makati Shangrila hotel, we always avail their lunch dimsum buffet. Yesterday, we decided to order ala carte for a change. It was equally good. I particularly love their pecking duck done in 2 ways, truly the best pecking duck I’ve ever tried!
I’m not going to comment too much on the ambiance and service.… [Read more...]
My search for Chinese fine dining led me to Jasmine Restaurant in New World Hotel a few weeks back. Finally, I was able to find a good alternative to Shangrila Makati’s Shang Palace. Until now, I am still dreaming of Jasmine’s super star dish Deep Fried Pork Spareribs with Changkong vinegar sauce!
The ambiance of Jasmine is quite good… [Read more...]
Since I moved to Makati 3 years back, I’ve always enjoyed the fireworks display during new year’s eve. Compared to previous years, Makati welcomed 2012 with a bigger bang! The Makati countdown made a huge comeback. The countdown street party was flocked by a good mix of crowd. Local bands and street magicians kept the crowd entertained.… [Read more...]
I’ve been to Shangrila Mactan Resort for a couple of times already and this place never fails to amaze me! The Shangrila experience in Mactan is truly amazing, and I would not hesitate to come back to this resort over and over again. With good rooms, great food, excellent water activities and outstanding “Shangrila” service,… [Read more...]
What I like about Shangrila Mactan is that you can use of all non-motorized water sports for free. You can do fish feeding, snorkelling and kayaking. There is also a dive center if you want to do jet ski, parasail and sea walk for a fee. What keeps me back is that the sea surrounding the resort is thriving with lots of colorful fish!
The beach in Shangrila… [Read more...]
The resort area of Shangrila Mactan is so gigantic that you cannot explore everything in a single day. The hotel was fully occupied at the time we stayed, yet we never brushed shoulders with other visitors.
Lawns are lush and well-manicured. Swimming pools are nice. I think there are 3 swimming pools, I lost count. There is always a place to sit and relax… [Read more...]
I am a super fan of buffets and have tried almost all of the 5-star hotel buffets in Manila. The buffet spread in Tides, the main restaurant in Shangrila Mactan, could easily beat them all.
The breakfast is a feast and food quality is top notch. Buffet spread is a good mix of Asian, Filipino and American. You can order coffee latte or chocolate drink for… [Read more...]