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 is in the second floor, the view is blocked by coconut trees. You can view my previous review of Panorama Suite here. The Deluxe Sea View room which I stayed before is spacious too with a nice view of the resort’s pool and a distant view of the sea.
For this stay, I booked a “Refurbished” Deluxe Sea View room at local residents rate of P8,500.00++ / USD198.00++ (+22.75% service charge, VAT and government taxes). The refurbished room is just P500.00++ (USD12.00++) more than the standard Deluxe Sea View room and is well worth the price. Make sure to explicitly request for a high floor room facing the pool to ensure you get a jaw-dropping view. Since I was with some senior citizens, our room rates were slashed 20% further from the local residents rate and VAT of 12% was taken out. Net, we had a savings of 30% equivalent to about P3,000.00 (USD70.00) per night. What a very generous Shangri-la!Comparing with my previous stays, I would say that the best room is the “Refurbished” Deluxe Sea View room. The lovely sea view is expansive with a view of the pool and garden on the side. A million-dollar view indeed! Simply breathtaking you wouldn’t want to leave your room.