Shangri-La Mactan Resort

Have you ever wanted to visit paradise? 

Well we have! Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa is the epitome of an island paradise. 

We were fortunate enough to stay at the 32 acre Shangri-La Mactan for two nights and three days. We arrived at the resort at 4:30 am and immediately greeted with smiling faces and a delicious breakfast buffet. After eating, we had the option to either take a nap before starting our day or start our day right away, obviously being the adventurous boys that we are, we decided to stay awake and tackle day number one in the Philippines. 

First order of business? BEACH!

We headed toward the private beach located on the property to watch the sunrise and relax with an early morning mango cocktail. The private beach had water sports available including paddle boarding, snorkeling and jet skiing. What do you do at 8 am in the morning? Jet ski of course. With the sun rising on our backs and the resort in sight we rode the jet skis over the waves and all throughout the bay. Looking over the edge of the jet ski, the crystal clear water was unlike anything you will ever see. Check out or time at the beach below!

The amazing staff at the Shangri-La took us on a guided tour of the resort to show us every inch of the property. James gives you a better insight to the resort below!

Check out all of our pictures below!


Over the next two days we ate cuisine from different restaurants on the property each day. We drank wine at midnight and sat along the shore watching the stars and waves crash onto the beach. We got a massage at the incredible Chi Spa. We even took advantage of the water sports, AGAIN, on our last day as a final farewell to this amazing resort. The parts we loved most were waking up to the sunrise over the ocean each morning, the privacy of the beach and all the activities it offered, and the amazing Chi Spa. It's always important to treat yourself when you travel, and our massage was exactly what we needed after a long journey to the Philippines. 

Overall, when you make your way to Cebu, we highly recommend you book your stay at the Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa. There is something for everyone on the property and you won't be disappointed! 

We give the Shangri-La Mactan a 5 star rating for location, activities and amazing staff! 

Want to know more about the Shangri-La Mactan Resort! Be sure to check out their website for more details and how to book your room. Click here!