Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa has been celebrating Global Wellness Day for years and recently wrapped up this year’s episode of activities that encourages and inspires the participants to say YES to a healthy lifestyle.

The 5-Star Resort  prepared an exciting day for the  guests last 8 June 2019. Fun fitness hustle, a series of healthy fare, a thoughtful corporate social responsibility activity, and a very luscious and relaxing chocolate spa treatment. Guests of Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa had a bunch of wellness activities to choose from, whether inside the restaurants, at the beachfront or at the gardens.

Chocolate Spa Treatment at the Cacao Garden

Fitness enthusiasts enjoyed the sunrise cycling with GM René D. Egle around Cordova area, morning jogging with RM Joost Folkers at the jogging trail, fitness boxing at Treasure Island, and circuit training at Adventure Zone garden. Dance enthusiasts were energized as they danced their way to fitness in Aqua Zumba at the Main Pool. CHI, The Spa’s skillful therapists held a special chocolate spa treatment at the Cacao Garden, and an aerial yoga instructor began and culminated with sunrise and sunset aerial and mat yoga at the scenic Paradise Island.

Aerial Yoga at Paradise Island

Cycling with General Manager Rene Egle

Morning jogging with Resort Manager Joost Folkers at the jogging trail

Healthy dining was also a highlight and the chefs were ecstatic to showcase their masterpieces. The beachfront breakfast at Breeze Bar featured healthy cuisines such as the potato tart, the taho(sweetened flavored tofu with pearls) and whole wheat spinach wrap among others. Tides proudly showcased recipes made using organic and sustainably-farmed ingredients, while Cowrie Cove prepared a fresh seafood feast.

Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa included coral planting at the Marine Sanctuary as part of the celebration this year. Led by the resort’s resident marine biologist, guests were coached about marine conservation and were taught how to plant corals at the beach. The planted corals were then placed at the Marine Sanctuary and will serve as a new home to the marine . Wellness also extends to looking after the well-being of our community and environment, and this is our simple way of bringing awareness about saving the ocean.

Indeed, one day can change your whole life. By participating in Global Wellness Day, everyone is invited to celebrate better lifestyles not just on June 8, but throughout the year.  All are encouraged to join in the growing community by tagging #ParadiseWithin and #GWD2019 when sharing inspirational stories online. Excited for next year’s celebration happening on 13 June 2020.

For inquiries on Global Wellness Day, interested guests may call Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu at (63 32) 231 0288. For other resort updates, they may log on to or follow @ShangriLaMactan on Twitter and Instagram.