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Experience Luxury by the Sea at This 5-Star Mactan Resort

by Maia Marquez
April 17, 2018

Offering excellence in every aspect, this paradise gives you nothing short of a red-carpet treatment.

IMAGE courtesy of Crimson Resort Mactan

Surrounded by refreshingly azure waters, powdery white sand, and lush greens, Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan is a 6-hectare property that rests along the shores of Mactan Island. It's only a 20-minute drive away from the airport, making it a convenient choice if you prefer the beach but still want to be close to the city comforts.

Enter its sprawling grounds where roads lead to a palatial complex shaded by tall palm trees and other greens and brown. As you walk through their tropical-themed entrance and lobby, the staff’s sincere smiles and genuine warmth will welcome you in an instant.

Stroll along their gardens where nature envelopes you. A short walk along the pathways of Crimson Resort and Spa will do wonders to clear your mind, giving you a sense of peace and calm. But that’s only just the beginning.

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Find a sense of home in their spacious Deluxe Garden View Room that is elegantly furnished and equipped with premium amenities. Let its abaca, wooden, and woven furnishings complemented with cream, brown, and orange accents exude a sense of coziness only Crimson Resort and Spa can give. With a very Filipino-Balinese feel, it provides familiar comforts for an out-of-town breather.

Treat yourself to a soothing bath in your very own sunken tub as you enjoy your favorite shows on a 22” LCD TV. Or, meditate in the comforts of the front porch overlooking the gardens.

Check out the resort’s Deluxe Garden Room and avail of a 3D/2N stay for 2 with breakfast when you buy this deal.

IMAGE courtesy of Crimson Resort Mactan

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Equally as homey and comforting is the luxurious Oceanfront Private Pool Villa. Enjoy exclusivity and utmost privacy with your gated villa that’s fronted by your little garden.

Upon arrival, a relaxing hand-washing ritual using a mix of flowers is performed to relieve the tensions almost instantly. Afterwards, settle in at the capacious living room and luxe bedroom with a canopy bed fitted with plush sheets.

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Open up to your outdoor lounging area and take a dip in your very own private plunge pool. After a day well spent, nothing seems more enticing than a luxurious bath in your spacious bathroom with the same sunken tub and TV and 2 countertop sinks.

Head out and dive into the waters of the Crimson Resort and Spa’s infinity pool. Surrounded by stone accents and tiled with shades of blue, it’s oozing with the right sense of tranquility coupled with the coolness you need on a sunny day. As you wade in its waters, gaze at the crystal clear ocean in the horizon. During the hot summer days, lounge by the pool with a cocktail in hand!

For family fun that the kids and kids-at-heart will love, Crimzone is your best bet! Feel an instant surge of energy with the area’s vibrant colors.

Let children’s imaginations come alive at the adult-free zone, Crimzone for Kids. With a play area resembling a Viking Ship, guided play, arts and crafts, and video games, we don’t blame them if this is where they would want to spend their entire day!

Beat the heat at the Crimzone Pool where colorful water shooters are ready to shower you to keep you cool throughout your time here. Achieve that golden tan as you laze on their loungers that surround the pool.

While the kids have their fun, parents can head over to the Crimzone Pool Bar for some snacks and drinks. Its greys and whites that are perfect for a cool, chill ambiance are a nice juxtaposition to the rest of Crimzone’s lively colors.

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Alternatively, guests can make their way to the award-winning Aum Spa. It isn’t surprising at all that this ultra-luxe spa is recognized as one of the Philippines’ Best Resort Spas by the World Luxury Spa Awards. With a beautiful contrast of deep purples and blues mixed with light neutrals, it sets a soothing aura as soon as you step in.

Your relaxing spampering session is made more personal in various massage areas like indoor therapy rooms, outdoor cabanas, and outdoor pavilions. Their spa pool and yoga area allows you to reflect and nourish your mind, body, and soul. Plus, you’ll get utmost privacy thanks to their separate male and female shower and changing rooms, sauna and steam rooms, and jacuzzis.

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As the sun is about to set, grab a drink at the open-air Azure Beach Club. Watch the skies dance as you bask in relaxation amidst the beach club’s blues, beiges, tans, and greys. The gentle hum of waves crashing onto the shore make for an epic night out. It's definitely an experience you won't find in the city!

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Sample elegant and imaginative cuisine at Saffron Café, where white and light brown accents and furnishings give off a casual vibe. With a menu boasting of flavors from East and West, it guarantees delectable dishes to please all your senses! Savor exquisite tastes from all over or feel right at home with local Filipino favorites.

Can’t decide what to get? You’re in luck with their buffet of unlimited eats to satisfy every craving—plus, they have a dessert room to help you end your meal on a sweet note, too!

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For a more romantic dinner experience, make your way up to Enye by Chele Gonzalez. Adorned with dark wood, black, turquoise, and gold details, this dining destination is teeming with sophistication. Indulge in tasty tapas and other Spanish favorites that are masterfully made to entice the Filipino palate. You’re in for a unique gustatory treat with a medley of classic Spanish staples and innovative cuisine!

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Cap off the night with a drink or two from Score Sports Bar, where you can play a round of pool, or The Rock Bar, that’s sitting right above the water’s edge. No matter where the night takes you, you know you’re bound to have a good one thanks to the warmth exemplified by Crimson’s entire staff.

With excellent service, A+ facilities, and amenities, and an overall great location, it’s no surprise that Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan has passed high standards with flying colors. Attached to its name are prestigious awards such as Conde Nast Johansen Recommendations for 2013-207, ASEAN Green Hotel Awards for 2016-2018, a 2016 and 2017 TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Award, a 2017 TripAdvisor Excellence Award, and World Luxury Hotel Awards in 2013-2016, among many others.

If all these aren’t enough for you yet, head over to Mactan for this deluxe vacation and experience the genuine kind of warmth Crimson can offer.

Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan
Seascapes Resort Town, Mactan Island
Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
(032) 401 9999
(032) 239 3900


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This article was last edited on July 16, 2019 by the DG Traveler team.

About Maia
Maia’s passions in life are to travel and tell stories. Born in the States and raised in Manila while having studied in France, her ultimate goal is to travel all countries of the world. While she’s not abroad, she spends time tanning at the beach, exploring the underwater world or chilling with her 14 dogs. Follow her adventures on her Instagram @maiawillseetheworld.

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