Shangri-la, The Only Other Resort in the Philippines to Make it in the 2019 Best Resorts in Asia List

Aerial shot of the Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa by Dan Arnel Manilag

Every year the Condé Nast Traveler conducts a survey among their readers – to rate their top resorts in Asia. Rating different world-class resorts from Indonesia to the Philippines, and outside of Bali and Thailand.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, the longest-running and known to give the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. Trusted and globally recognized to acknowledge “the best of the best in travel”.

Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa was ranked to be # 11 among the “Top 20 Resorts in Asia” in this year’s 32nd Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Review by Condé

An appropriately tropical vibe fills this 530-room property sprawling across 32 acres of blooms, tropical grass, stone cranes, and deities. Rooms have a casual glamour with Filipino touches of capiz shell, mother of pearl, coral, and seashells. The best are in the Ocean Wing with a dedicated pool (one of two here). An idyllic afternoon is one where you rent a pair of fins and drift with 160 species of aquatic life in the resort’s Marine Sanctuary, from the electric-blue-fringed angelfish to the more diminutive wrasse. CHI, a secluded spa, incorporates traditional healing method treatments like a Mactan synergy scrub using Sampaguita, the country’s national flower. With seven restaurants serving up Chinese to Italian, and hallmark zesty mangoes around the property, you won’t go hungry.

The resort and spa, a tropical paradise in Cebu, has become popular among the locals and foreign travelers from all over the world because of their world-class service. Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa offers luxurious rooms, excellent hospitality, comforting sea breeze, and a rich marine sanctuary. 

No wonder they always get recognized and always make it to the top of the lists when it comes to the best destinations, not only in the Philippines but also all over Asia. 

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