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A home for true lifestyle set in perfect atmosphere and comfort, not to mention the luxurious design of both the interior and exterior, Mactan Isla Resort and Spa has amazingly set a standpoint on what a resort hotel should be. What used to be exclusively for Korean guests only is NOW open for all to visit and stay in. This opening is affirmed by the Secretary of the resort’s President, Mr. J.D Lee.

Within a 2.6 hectare property sprawled in Agus Road, Ibabao, Marigondon, Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, is a piece of paradise one can enjoy and live life to its fullest even if it’s for a while. In short, this is only 15 minutes away from the Mactan International Airport. First class amenities and facilities for each of the 165 hotel rooms and 14 villas, Mactan Isla Resort and Spa is where everything is – catering the need of those who have choosy taste buds and picky preference.

The rooms and villas are quite extraordinary in terms of design – the only hotel that uses abaca lining in its lobby and rooms’ walls and local materials for its closets. Wooden panels are intricately designed and incorporated in modern type suites, and the area of each room is big and spacious – a perfect place to stay for family bonding and friends wanting to enjoy their stay in Cebu; a Paradise for any honeymooners!

One can choose from a line of “impressive and uniquely designed restaurants” within the hotel. You have Italian Cafri, where a robust of spicy and exotic Italian flavors come bursting into your mouths. The Italian Cafri is open from 6:30AM to 11:30PM (Monday – Sunday). For those who clamor for leisure, two huge swimming pools are installed in front and at the back of the hotel.

As you get carried away by time, you probably just want to end the day with a good massage. Zen Spa and Massage offers the most relaxing massage one can ever get from a hotel resort. The Spa opens from 11AM – 10PM. As for walk-in guests waiting for their room reservations, they can idle and rest at the Isla lounge where they can order for refreshments. They may choose to have their drinks or dishes served at the Isla garden and have a feel of the fresh and relaxing ambiance.

At nighttime, enjoy a romantic interlude at the Vegas Bar where you can enjoy dancing or listening as the trio band plays heart beat music. Enjoy a starry night at the pool as you listen to these easy rhythms while enjoying the latest concoctions available at the bar. The Vegas Bar is open from Monday to Sunday every 7AM – 1:00AM, you’ll sure to have a blast during your stay!

Senses heighten when you reach the Heaven Resto Bar. Feel the true essence of nature surrounding you while you enjoy sipping your favorite fruit shake or coffee early in the morning beside the paradise lagoon pool.

A miniature island right in the middle of the pool provides sun recliners for you to achieve that perfect golden tan you have been aiming for! Unique types of villas surround this place, which, take note, is the only type of villa you can find in town. Imagine Igloo-shaped villas in heavenly white, complete with the latest amenities and facilities – flat screen television, safety deposit boxes on each of the closets, and uniquely designed bath tubs. Do take note that when a guest checks in, this bathtub is filled and rose petals scattered on top. This is not to mention the enjoyment you get at night even while inside the villa as you can star gaze right from your very own bed! Heaven Resto Bar is open every 6:30AM – 10:00PM from Mondays – Sundays.

As for the room rates, prices range from P4, 000 – P10, 000. If one reserves through phone or through the internet, that reservation is automatically given a 20% discount. For bookings and reservations, please contact Rachel C. Jacaban at (032) 505 – 2150.

The whole tour of the place was even more exciting with the enigmatic presence of J.D. It was nice to be shown around the property by someone who’s enthusiasm was so contagious – little places improved with every walk around and you can see the ideas pop from right within. Totally enjoyable from my standpoint and certainly from anyone who will visit the resort. This is a MUST for us in CEBU…