You need not look far for an idyllic getaway. In fact, paradise is right at your doorsteps in Cebu Island where pristine beaches and aquamarine waters beckons you to a staycation steeped in luxury and pampering. Here are 5 of such accommodations for a 5-star staycation.
1. Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa Cebu
This is another gem in the crown that is the Shangri-La chain of hotels.As its name implies, it aims to be as close as you can get to a real-life paradise with its white sandy private beach and lush gardens. Take a swim in the pool right by the beach or a dip in the clear blue waters before pampering yourself at their spa, Chi, with traditional Asiatic therapies based on the five elements and then finally capping off the night dining alfresco tuned to the sound of the splashing waves. This resort doesn’t fall short when it comes to amenities, boasting pool tables, bars, restaurants, fitness areas, saunas and jacuzzis to name a few. This is as indulgent as it gets.
Usual rate: P18,000
Agoda rate: P11,700
Rate after ShopBack Cashback: P11,200
2. Panglao Island Nature Resort and Spa
If solitude and privacy is what you seek, Panglao Island should be your resort of choice. Located in the quieter side of the island away from most of the hustle and bustle, this resort offers you the perfect chance to relax and unwind. Indulge in activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling or dolphin walking all while surrounded by the idyllic backdrop the location has to offer.They even have the ‘Dream Islet’ - a unique event space surrounded by water accessible on foot only during low tide.
Usual rate: P15,000
Agoda rate: P6,553
Rate after ShopBack Cashback: P6,003
3. Bandian Island Wellness Resort
Sitting just off the southwestern coast of Cebu Island on the island of Bandian is the Bandian Island Wellness Resort. This resort - which places a heavy emphasis on it’s visitors’ health and wellness - of is literally surrounded by nature; flanked with lush greenery and pristine beaches where it offers a serene backdrop for you to indulge in both leisure and therapeutic activities such as water sports or the extensive range of spa treatments on offer which includes a rather interesting waterfall therapy.
Usual rate: P20,000
Agoda rate: P13,721
Rate after ShopBack Cashback: P13,521
4. Kandaya Resort
Kandaya Resort is a perfect getaway destination nestled on the northern tip of Cebu Island featuring minimal and tasteful designs reminiscent of resorts in Miami. This contemporary resort is the epitome of a zen retreat complete with spas, yoga studios, homely villas complete with private pool and an outdoor lining the picturesque beach - perfect for an escape from your busy and stuffy urban life.
Usual rate: P11,610
Agoda rate: P9,458
Rate after ShopBack Cashback: P8,958
5. Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu offers a different kind of retreat - one filled with fun and entertainment. At the forefront of this ultra-modern and hip hotel’s entertainment is the Ibiza Beach Club which marries both indoor and outdoor oceanfront dining or drinking with nightly entertainment that includes performances such as fire dances and K-pop.
Usual rate: PHP 10,000
Agoda rate: PHP 7,000
Rate after ShopBack Cashback: PHP 6,500
Sharizzat is a romantic soul who loves nothing more than to lie on the beach with his loved one. He loves to read, write, and play the guitar in his free time.
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