THE sound of gentle waves crashing along the shore; rays of sunshine beaming through the azure sky; a white sand beach spanning the long stretch of the Mactan horizon. How is this for a picture-perfect day?
A weekend well spent brings a week of contentment. At the beach, one can recharge his tired soul, calm his nerves and socialize with his cliques or meet new friends. There really is nothing the beach or a dose of Vitamin Sea cannot cure. Neither is there any setting quite as relaxing, beautiful or pleasant that offers the simple joy of experiencing the wonders of nature and unplugging from the tech-heavy and work-driven realities.
Dispel the stress and schedule a visit to Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu. The Mediterranean-inspired beachfront hotel offers a number of options that make for a meaningful weekend by the sea.
The weekend Day Use package is ideal for anyone looking for a quick break. Short but sweet, this offer gives guests the opportunity to enjoy the hotel’s pristine white sandy beach and swimming pool from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The package also includes either a buffet lunch at The Sails restaurant or dinner at Ibiza Beach Club, featuring the Balearic-inspired, signature 15-course grill. This dining privilege will depend on the period of your visit, whether in the morning or afternoon. Additional benefits include one scoop of Mövenpick ice cream at the Lobby Lounge, a 15 percent discount on massage and treatments at Spa del Mar and 15 percent discount on all water sports activities. The weekend day use package is priced at P2,500 nett per person and P2,800 nett for visits scheduled from 3 p.m. onward.
Guests may also stretch their choice for an upgrade to a Blissful Day Break. This package offers the same privileges as with the Day Use offer, plus the added benefit of a 30-minute body massage at Spa del Mar. Total package rate on weekends is P2,800 nett per person and P3,100 nett for visits scheduled from 3 p.m. onwards.
Meanwhile, the Romantic Dinner Package is ideal for couples. One can book a cozy evening rendezvous at the beach garden and select a private dining space, exclusive to them for four hours. Their butler-serviced dinner comes with a bottle of Manny O. Celebrus Brut sparkling wine and a gourmet menu, as well as a lovely set-up to complete the romantic ambiance and setting of choice. Get close and intimate at the Cabana; unwind and get sultry in the Jacuzzi. Another venue option is the terrace of Spa del Mar, a tranquil space overlooking the sea. Those who prefer an outdoor spectacle can book the Garden Gazebo, a picturesque setting against the background of moonlight, stars, sand and sea, and the sound of the waves and cool breeze.
Just like drinking a glass of cold sparkling water, the cooling sensation of ice cream is a sweet reverie and booster for a day in the tropics. Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu is, to date, the only establishment in the Philippines that carries the line of Mövenpick’s world-renowned collection of ice cream creations. A number of guests, both local and foreigners, attest to the ice cream’s superb quality and perfection, from the rich and creamy consistency, to the texture and flavor that bursts with every mouthful.
If one plans to stay for the entire weekend, the hotel also offers a great variety of special deals for all types of accommodation. Those who book through the website, www.movenpick.com, will instantly earn an extra USD 20 F&B credit, which can be applied to all dining orders at the hotel’s restaurant outlets. Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu also offers flash deals and Book-and-Buy promotions through its social media pages. (PR)