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Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa
Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa is just as opulent as other Shangri-La properties around the Philippines. However, this is our favorite so far because it's a beachfront hotel.

On our second day in Mactan, we vowed never to leave any nook unexplored in Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa. We had a hearty breakfast, after which, we took a stroll around the manicured garden and the swimming pools.

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The poolside
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Manicured lawns
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Every corner is beautiful
From the garden, we followed the narrow landscaped paths that led us to the breathtaking cove at the edge of the property. The beach was such a sight, with its powdery fine white sand kissed by gentle waves from the deep aquamarine sea.

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Pure beauty
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The water was a clear aquamarine
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You can see fish swimming in the water
The water was so clear, you can see the schools of fish underneath. We were spellbound by the beauty of the vast blue ocean so we spent most of our morning by the beach.

Come lunchtime, we ordered food at Buko Bar, Mactan Shangri-La's al fresco poolside lounge, when we got hungry. I ordered pork satay; nothing spectacular about it because it was like regular barbecue. But it was filling, nonetheless.

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Pork satay
After lunch, we decided to rest briefly at our rooms and change into something more comfortable. When we were well-rested, my wife and I reckoned it would be enjoyable to take take a longer walk around the property.

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Prepping for a wedding reception
We saw one area being prepped for a wedding reception. Interestingly, we also saw an open chapel near the reception area.

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The open-air chapel
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Stopping for a souvenir shot
Not far away from the chapel was Shangri-La’s signature Chi Spa. We took several photographs of the exteriors as well as interiors of Chi Spa.

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Chi Spa, behind the bushes
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Outside Chi Spa
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Pathway outside Chi Spa
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The centerpiece inside Chi Spa
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Intricate chandelier
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Fountain outside Chi Spa
From Chi Spa, our feet brought us to a dock which provided a magnificent view of the vast, open waters. We would, of course, never miss the opportunity for photographs to immortalize the beauty of the ocean right before our very eyes.

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A concrete pathway traversing the property
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The dock
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We went down the beach again but it was low tide
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Lanterns at the beach
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Fireworks display
We went back to our room right after sundown. Come dinner time, we thought it might be good to try Tea of Spring, Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa's Chinese restaurant. Anyway, I will tell more of our dining experience in a separate post.

Also read:
  1. Cebu City Tour (Sto. Niño Shrine & Taboan Market)
  2. Our last day in Mactan Shangri-La
  3. Dining at Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa's Tea of Spring
  4. Acqua Restaurant at Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa
If you are interested to book a room at Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa or if you want to find out their latest promos and offers, you may get in touch with them through the following:
Address: Punta Engano Road, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu 6015 Philippines
Contact number: (63 32) 231 0288


There are also daily direct flights to Mactan-Cebu International Airport so going to Cebu is fairly easy.

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