Shangri-La, Mactan Island, CEBU
The Shangri-La resort has 537 guestrooms and suites, including a Presidential Suite, two Shangri-La specialty suites and the Ocean Club, situated on the highest floors of the resort’s Ocean Wing. All accommodation facilities give guests spectacular views of verdant greens, the tranquil ocean and the outlying islands surrounding Cebu.
The scuba diving resort offers a complete line-up of recreational facilities such as two swimming pools, a six-hole putting range, a plexi-pave tennis court, a gym featuring modern exercise equipment, a salon, a sauna and a steam room.Beach buffs can get a dose of sun, the breeze and the clear, cool waters of the exclusive private beach cove, which has a bar, tents and a volleyball court.
Nestled amidst 13 hectares of lush greenery, landscaped gardens and with a 350-meter exclusive white-sand beach, Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa, Cebu is the quintessential modern-day paradise. It is an exciting refuge for nature lovers and a favorite among holidaymakers, as it combines rustic surroundings, modern conveniences and genuine Asian hospitality that are distinctly Shangri-La.
Shangri-La’s onsite dive operator Scotty’s Dive Center has been providing high-quality service for Cebu’s five-star guests for the last 15 years. Daily dive trips are one-dive, return-to-resort trips. Three scheduled departures per day: 09:30, 13:00, 15:30. Night dives are available every evening. For those interested in extended dive excursions into the waters around Cebu, day-long trips are available.
Under the stewardship of Shangri-La, Scotty’s Dive Center, and the Lapu-Lapu city government, the Shangri-La Marine Sanctuary is quickly become one of the best dive sites in Cebu! This stunning marine sanctuary is home to barracuda, parrotfish, lionfish, a beautiful school of jacks, and a huge school of silver batfish. The corals are abundant and healthy. From shallow depths the hard corals start and extend all the way out to the steeper slopes at 30m. In the middle depths of 15-30m, there are beautiful sponges and fans. Finally, technical divers can plunge down to 50m using permanently-installed descent/ascent lines. Visibility is usually 15-25m, and increases with depth.
Shangri La and Scotty’s also offers water activities such as snorkeling, jet skiing, fish feeding, parasailing, windsurfing, glass-bottom boat rides and island hopping trips to nearby outlying islands. You can also practice your swings and putts at their six-hole golf park, and mini golf.
Located in Lapu-Lapu City, which is connected to the main island of Cebu by several bridges. Cebu is located 365 miles south of Manila, the capital of Philippines. The province belongs to the country’s Central Visayas Region.