Cebu is the crown province in the Visayan region. Rich in culture and natural resources, the island of Cebu boasts of some of the Philippines’ oldest and treasured traditions, festivals, and famed tourist spots of pristine beaches that have been a constant favorite of tourists from all over the world. Diving enthusiasts continue to rave of Cebu’s dive sites, rivaling other Philippine dive sites in the neighboring Palawan islands. Apart from Cebu’s picturesque coastlines, lush greenery and landscapes also dot the province, providing a growing environment of flora and fauna. As the Philippines is a festival-loving country, Cebu hosts one of the most significant and widespread fiestas in the whole country, the Sinulog festival which is regarded as one of the most essential festivals in the Philippines.
Cebu City, also referred to as “The Queen City of the South,” is known as the oldest city in the Philippines. Historically, this is where the initial battle between the Spaniards and Filipinos took place, where the first Filipino hero Lapu-Lapu fought against the conquistador Magellan from taking over the country. To this day, remnants of the Spanish rule can still be seen around the city.
There are four restaurants serving Asian and Western cuisine, a private beach for sun-worshippers, an infinity pool, water sports and fitness center for the sports minded, five meeting venues and its own spa “Aum.”
Set amidst a lush tropical garden landscape on a beautiful beach cove the Shangri-la’s Mactan Island Resort & Spa is ideal for vacationers and families alike providing a luxurious seafront retreat. Many of the 537 rooms and suites have large balconies and stunning views of the gardens and the ocean. CHI, The Spa at Shangri-la is one the most luxurious spa villages in Asia and is a wonderfully rejuvenating experience.
Additional wellness and personal development programs are also available for those wishing to explore their life’s journey. Wholesome, organic and nutritious meals are served in the resort’s signature Kusina restaurant. A variety of local and international dishes including vegetarian and exqusite wine & dine options.