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This Cebu Stay Proudly Showcases True Filipino Hospitality

by Maia Marquez
April 23, 2018

There’s no other kind of love, service, and care as welcoming as that of the Filipino.

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Amuma, the Visayan word associated with caring for a child, providing for the family, and taking care of one’s garden among others. It's a concept the Filipino-owned Bluewater Resorts group proudly showcases. With a staff ready to serve with a sincere smile, Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort radiates with a Filipino warmth the moment you step in.

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Resting along the shores of the pristine Mactan Island, this Cebu resort boasts of well-equipped rooms designed by Antipolo-based furniture designer Benji Reyes.

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Bluewater Maribago's nipa hut-inspired lobby alone is a fine example of stunning local architecture. With light-colored, woven-style furniture, and bright splashes of color here and there, it's a tropical welcome for your vacation in the sunny south!

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Make your way to your Amuma Spa Suite that’s well within the cluster of pampering and relaxation. Your home for the night exudes a traditional Filipino vibe—think light walls, white sheets, dark wood and rattan furniture, and accents of red and brown. Plus, take your unwinding to the outdoors in the comforts of your very own lanai that overlooks Bluewater Maribago’s recently-added pool. We wouldn’t blame you for wanting to jump right in on a hot summer day!

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If you’re checking in with the family, the Premier Deluxe Room is a choice stay at Bluewater Maribago Resort. Its well-appointed interiors are punctuated with reds and light brown hues for that Filipino-inspired tropical vibe. Trust us, a relaxing bath in your very own bathtub is the perfect ender to your day!

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Take a look at their Premier Deluxe Room and avail of an overnight stay for 4 with buffet breakfast and a complimentary 30-minute Amuma Head & Shoulder OR Foot Massage when you buy this deal.

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A dip in any of the 3 lagoon-shaped pools will always be a good idea during the summer. For a peaceful swim, head over to the Amuma Spa Wing pool where you’ll be surrounded by homey suites and lush greens. The kids will enjoy the Garden Wing’s pool that has a circular water slide to keep them thrilled. The main pool fronting Allegro restaurant is perfect for those who get hungry easily. It’s also a great spot for photo ops with Bluewater Maribago’s signature dolphin statues.

One of the things that make Bluewater Maribago so appealing to families? The kids will never complain about not having anything to do! Apart from 3 pools, there are plenty of activities to choose from at the indoor and outdoor play areas. The indoor play area is where they can spend time on crafts, activities, and games with other kids. The outdoor playground by the main pool is where those itching to run around!

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The Marine Wildlife Saltwater Lagoon is perfect for leisurely walks. Surrounded by verdant greens and decorated with bridges, the lagoon houses black tip reef sharks, grouper fish, and clown fish. Children and the young at heart will delight in the resort’s fish feeding activity held at 4PM every afternoon.

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Of course, what’s a trip to Mactan without lazing around on the beach? Only steps away from wherever you are in the resort, the beach area hosts a medley of things to do for practically every type of vacationer! Adrenaline junkies can get their dose of adventure with watersports like jet skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and island hopping (fees apply, to be settled directly with the resort).

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The sporty ones can have their fun playing a set of beach volleyball, badminton and chess on the beach’s gigantic chess set. Beach bums can lie on beach beds under thatched native huts by the coconut trees.

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Perhaps one of Bluewater Maribago’s most popular claims to fame is their private islet across the beach. It offers the right balance between privacy and intimacy coupled with homey comforts. When it’s high tide, a pleasant sail aboard a bangka can take you there quickly! During the low tide, you can choose to go for a short swim to get there.

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To keep you filled with energy throughout the day, Filipino and comfort cuisine Allegro Restaurant is the place for you! Its al fresco setting overlooking the main pool creates a cool, island life ambiance that makes for enjoyable meals with those you love. With different themed dinners every day of the week, the in-house restaurant promises a culinary extravaganza you must experience! If you’re in the mood for some Italian food, brick oven pizzas and other Italian classics are served right next door at Delfino.

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When the time calls for a relaxing rubdown, head over to the Amuma Spa, where the soothing ambiance and gracious Filipino hospitality whispers calm perfection. While their aesthetic embodies local culture, they incorporate the best therapies and techniques from Asian and Western Cultures too. Signature treatments include the Amuma Signature Hilot, Hilot Lamang, and the Hilot sa Batong Mainit (Touchstone Massage). Only the best fresh and natural ingredients are used for your chosen spa service.

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There never is a boring day at Bluewater Maribago. Wherever you look, you’re surrounded by Filipino warmth and shaded by lush, rich greens. It's not a surprise that the resort is known to have the widest varieties of trees on the island.

Fun Fact: Did you know that Mactan’s tallest tree can be found here?

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Whether you’re a beach bum out and about along the shore or someone who likes to stay within the comforts of your room, their brand of amuma is constant—100% true, sincere, and originally Filipino. And that’s something Bluewater Maribago prides itself in.

Avail of a 3D/2N Stay for 2 in an Amuma Spa Suite with daily buffet breakfast, one-time buffet dinner, roundtrip airport transfers from/to Mactan Airport for 2; one-time 15-minute Amuma Hingutan (massage) sampler, and more.

Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort
Buyong Maribago, Mactan Island
Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

For Inquiries & Reservations:
Shiela Macalipay
(02) 817 5751
(0998) 692 8274

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This article was last edited on May 14, 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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