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!
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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...]
We booked a Premier Sea View room and got surprised when the front desk upgraded us to Panorama Suite for free! How cool is that. This 1 bedroom suite is huge, fancy and modern. It has a separate living room, an executive desk, a dining table, a walk-in closet, a bathroom with separate tub and shower, and a big balcony.
The view could have been lovelier… [Read more...]
Due to good weather, tonight’s dinner was set-up by the pool area. The feeling of exclusivity sets in as only 20 guests remained. As usual, the dinner spread is excellent. To top wrap up our second night, fire dancers performed to all the guests’ delight.
Palawan Day 1: Puerto Princessa Airport Arrival and Transit to Dos Palmas Palawan
Palawan… [Read more...]
Our package includes a beach lunch buffet at Isla Puting Buhangin, a private island owned by Dos Palmas 30 minutes boat ride from the main resort. This small island is very beautiful with a long sandbar. Unfortunately, the tides were high at the time we went and the sandbar is only partly visible. Nevertheless, the island remains to be charming.
I salute… [Read more...]
After breakfast, we were immediately whisked away to Helen’s Garden snorkelling spot via a speed boat. I looked at the crystal blue waters in awe! There were lots of colourful fish in shallow waters as if they’re excited to greet visitors. The marine life and corals are in very healthy shape. Our snorkelling guide was so kind enough to take pictures… [Read more...]
The sunset in Dos Palmas is the best sunset I’ve ever seen. While lounging by the beach, you can see the beautiful orange sun set by the lovely mountains.
We had dinner buffet in the main dining area. The food is excellent, way better than the lunch buffet spread. Seafoods are served along with sashimis. The roast beef in stick melts in your mouth and to… [Read more...]
What I liked about Dos Palmas is its exclusivity and very personalized service. You can be whisked away via a speedboat to nearby snorkelling sites “when you want it” together with your very own snorkelling guide. Weather permitting of course. All snorkel equipments are free. In other big international resorts, yes you get fancy rooms and facilities,… [Read more...]