Five-star Mediterranean-inspired Moevenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu gives both leisure and business travelers a fun and fresh appeal. Since its grand reopening in December 2012, the multi-million dollar transformation incorporating newly designed rooms, out-of-the-box dining concepts and the unparalleled beach club facility, unique to the Philippines, Ibiza beach Club.
The sea breeze welcoming you to the hotel upon stepping in the lobby makes you giddy to throw in your bags in your hotel room, put on your swim wear and hit the beach or the pool. But with all the excitement rushing through me, can’t help but notice the elegant and stylish lobby, seamlessly blending white with soft blue, green and gray accents, emanating sophisticated elegance and contemporary Mediterranean style.
The check-in process was a breeze and you get the local Mactan hospitality as a bonus from the hotel staff. After we were settled in our two bedroom suite, it’s time for lunch! We headed down to Sails, Moevenpick’s all-day dining restaurant serving a wide range of Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Chinese and other international dishes. Click here to know more about the Sails.
After lunch, we went back to our suite to rest for a bit before going swimming. Here’s a quick tour of our two bedroom suite.
Moevenpick Hotel Mactan‘s two bedroom suite comfortably accommodates 4 adults and 2 children in a spacious 105 sqm room. There are two separate bedrooms adjoining the living area and dining area. Bedrooms are furnished with 1 king-size bed and 2 single beds respectively. The room features a private balcony which allows you to enjoy the full ocean view of Mactan Island. The two bedrooms are equipped with 32″ LED TV and a 42″ LED TV in the living room. There are 2 bathrooms and a jacuzzi at the Master’s bathroom.
With my excited nephew and niece, we hurried down to the pool for an afternoon dip. Kids just love the pool, don’t they? It’s where we spent all our afternoon and waited for the clock to turn 6pm and prepare for dinner at the famous Ibiza Beach Club.
We had an awesome dinner, indulging in authentic Churrasco grill accompanied by world class entertainment. (Click here to know more about Ibiza Beach Club)
With great company, time seems to go so fast. We ended dinner at around 10:30PM and the kids need to hit the sheets. My friends who were also checked in at the hotel, gathered at our suite’s living room and enjoyed chit chatting over tequila and chips. ^_^ Ended up sleeping at 1:30am. With the kids wanting to go swimming at 6:30am, I should now retire and go to bed as well. zzzzzzz.
7AM, Kriiiing, the alarm rang and the kids were the first ones to go out of bed and wake everybody up for breakfast. We had breakfast at Sails, where we enjoyed a wide array of local and international breakfast. Enjoyed the pancakes and cream very much and paired it with a cup of local chocolate drink. After breakfast, it’s now time to go to the beach!
And with white sandy beach between my toes, I know it’s going to be one fine day! We enjoyed a bit of snorkeling and swimming at the beach for about an hour and a half, just the right amount of time to get a good sun kissed skin. ^_^ A short swim at the pool then followed before heading to the room and to have a bubble bath at the jacuzzi before checking out.
A wonderful overnight stay which I wish was longer. It was an enjoyable escape from everyday routine giving me a short breather from my usual daily program. Maybe a 3 day, 2 night stay would be more exciting? Next time. 😉
For more information about Moevenpick Hotel Mactan and for bookings, click here: http://www.moevenpick-hotels.com/en/asia/philippines/cebu/resort-cebu/overview/
Hotel: Moevenpick Hotel Mactan Cebu
Address: Punta Engano Mactan Island, Cebu Philippines
Contact Number: +63 32 492 7777
Distance from sights and business spots:
– 900 meters to Mactan Shrine
– 6 KM to Mactan Export Processing Zone
– 18 KM to Cebu Asiatown IT Park
-15 KM to SM CIty Cebu
– 17 KM to Ayala Center Cebu