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Mactan Island | Cebu White Sands Resorts and Spa

 

Mactan Island | Cebu White Sands Resorts and Spa
Love the view from their roof-deck restaurant/bar

Cebu has always been close to my heart and what I considered my second home having lived in its neighboring island, the Negros Island, for twenty-one years. That is why I always come back to the Queen City of the South every once in a while.


Mactan Island | Cebu White Sands Resorts and Spa
Trying to imitate the popularized "follow me" post with this scenic view

The latest that has been was an unforgettable summer adventure with a mix group of friends from Manila and Cebu.  It was my first to experience staying at the Mactan Island itself – the previous ones were in Cebu Island, around Cebu City or Mandaue. And much to my delight, the island has brought contrasting insight of a different side of Cebu.

Mactan Island | Cebu White Sands Resorts and Spa
Our spacious and elegant room for two

Mactan Island | Cebu White Sands Resorts and Spa
"Pooling" around at Mactan

On the east coast of Mactan Island, where beaches are at their best, lies Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa. Since most of us took a Manila to Cebu flight, the resort is accessibly near since the airport (Mactan-Cebu International Airport) is located in the same island. It will roughly take around 15 minutes from the airport going to the resort itself and a scenic 40-minute drive to the historic island of Cebu.


Mactan Island | Cebu White Sands Resorts and Spa
Yeah, I told you, I really relly loved their view. Haha

Mactan Island | Cebu White Sands Resorts and Spa
Our room from a different perspective

Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa offers a delightful vacation experience having almost everything you need. Our first day started with our lovely room, at their newest building, which has an appealing view from the porch of their uniquely designed pool, the scenery of the semi-urban Cebu with greenery around, and the beach within a stone's throw away. Our spacious room has twin bed big enough for me and my friend, with a working table for people on business travel and the like. We have an LCD television which was rarely used because we just want to sleep on their warm and cozy bed. Other finds where we stayed in are cabinets for your clothing especially on long-term travels, refrigerator for drinks and snacks, and their expansive comfort room with the see-through option for romantic travelers.


Mactan Island | Cebu White Sands Resorts and Spa
I could stay here the whole day

Mactan Island | Cebu White Sands Resorts and Spa
Cute-sy decorations at their Anahata Spa

Mactan Island | Cebu White Sands Resorts and Spa
View from our room at sun-down, Isn't it lovely?

At the pool-side area is where their restaurant is located for breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets. You can really feel the island kind of life with the trees and beach around. In addition to their restaurant, they also have a terrace which was turned into a roof-top bar and restaurant called Room 801. In the morning, Room 801 has the splendid view of the blue sky and beach together with the coastline outline of Maribago Beach. On the other hand, when the evening arrives, the lights are brought to life and it creates an intimate set-up with architecture and design of the terrace, together with the playing at the background when you eat for dinner or unwind for a nightcap.


Mactan Island | Cebu White Sands Resorts and Spa
Capturing while munching my colorful lunch at Cebu White Sands Resort

Mactan Island | Cebu White Sands Resorts and Spa
View of our room from our pretty bathroom
Apart from their luxurious facilities, we also enjoyed an island hopping escapade on our second day. And I was surprised to find that Mactan Island does not only have the fine beaches but also offers a great island hopping and underwater adventures



Mactan Island | Cebu White Sands Resorts and Spa
Our room's balcony has a pretty view

Mactan Island | Cebu White Sands Resorts and Spa
Pool from our balcony.

If you wish to pamper yourself with serene atmosphere, I suggest of you to try their ponds with numerous koi and their nearby spa, Anahata Spa at Cebu White Sands, which made us blissfully relaxed and rejuvenated.


Mactan Island | Cebu White Sands Resorts and Spa
Anahata Spa facilities

Mactan Island | Cebu White Sands Resorts and Spa
Rooms for our spa day at Anahata Spa. It was "spa-tacular."

Mactan Island | Cebu White Sands Resorts and Spa
Conference rooms at Cebu White Sands Resorts

Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa is located at Sitio Looc of Brgy Maribago in Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines. For inquiries, you can reach them at their numbers +63-32-268-9000 or +63-32-495-2080 local 1400, or send an e-mail at anahata@whitesands.com.ph, or visit their facebook page.



 



Elal of The Shades of Grey Travel and Photography
Elal is a traveler, student of life and photography enthusiast who wants to experience and capture what is raved and not raved about. For more about her travels, subscribe here, email at elal.lasola@gmail.com, or visit her portfolio.

3 comments:

Renante Mina said...

ang ganda nman ng view tapos yung mga bangka pareparehas ng kulay.. astig

Elal Lasola said...

thanks sir! in fairness, nagulat din ako sa ganda ni mactan hehe

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