By the next day, we vowed never to leave any unexplored nook. After breakfast, we took a stroll around the manicured garden and the swimming pools.
From there, we followed the narrow landscaped paths that led us to the breathtaking cove at the end of the property. The beach was such a sight, with its powdery fine white sand kissed by gentle waves from the deep aquamarine sea.
The water was so clear, you can see the schools of fish underneath. We were spellbound by beauty of the vast blue ocean so we spent most of our morning by the beach.
When we got hungry, we ordered lunch at Buko Bar, Mactan Shangri-La’s al fresco poolside lounge. I ordered pork satay; nothing spectacular about it because it was like regular barbecue. But it was filling, nonetheless.
After lunch, we decided to rest briefly and change into something comfortable. When we were well rested, my wife and I reckoned it would be enjoyable to take take a walk around the property.
We saw one area being prepped for a wedding reception. Interestingly, we also saw an open chapel near the reception area.
Not far away was Shangri-La’s signature Chi Spa. We took several photographs of the exteriors as well as interiors of Chi Spa.
Outside Chi Spa
Pathway outside Chi Spa
The centerpiece inside Chi Spa
From Chi Spa, our feet brought us to a dock which gave a magnificent view of the vast sea. We would, of course, never miss the opportunity for photographs to immortalize the beauty of the ocean.
Lanterns at the beach
Family shot outside Tea of Spring
Come dinner time, we decided to try Tea of Spring, Mactan Shangri-La’s Chinese restaurant. More of our dining experience in a separate post.
Up next, Day 3: Roaming around Cebu City.