The Shangri-la Mactan Island Resort is undoubtedly Cebu’s crown jewel resort found along the northeastern shores of Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island. The delegates of the recently concluded 12th ASEAN Summit were accommodated in this seaside resort and several meetings were also held inside the hotel. The summit was to have been held last December but Typhoon Utor (Seniang) postponed it and inadvertently led to Shangri-la hosting the summit and a wedding at the same time – the summit was to have the resort to itself, but the wedding was planned months in ahead.
Watersports is the primary recreational activity you can indulge in Shangri-la. You can try (para)sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, water aerobics, kayaking, fish feeding, or just simple relaxing in the resort’s two swimming pool areas. There’s also a six-hole golf course and three tennis courts for the landlubbers. Since Mactan Island doesn’t naturally have white sands, the resort’s white sand beach is artificial, with the sand coming from nearby Bohol.
Photo by Bing Ramos.
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