Summer Beach Escapade at Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu

Leaving the city to spend a day with a scene that involves the beach and palm trees  is never a bad idea especially if you end up at a 5-star Mediterranean-inspired beachfront resort – Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu!

Just a few weeks ago, in the peak of Summer Season here in the Philippines, we got to spend our day at this lovely resort in the tropical island of Mactan Cebu. If you’re from here then you’ve already probably heard about this Mediterranean-inspired resort but for those that haven’t then lemme share a bit of this place.

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Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu is a Mediterranean-inspired beachfront hotel located on the lush and tropical island of Mactan. The hotel is perfectly situated only 6 km away from the Mactan Cebu International Airport and 22 km away from the metropolitan Cebu City. Surrounded by culturally rich points of interests, the hotel boasts an exceptional location ideal for both business travelers and visitors wishing to explore the city.

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Day Tour Packages

It would be perfect to book an overnight stay here so you can maximize your time relaxing and enjoying the beach; but for you guys that just want to spend a day at the resort, Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu gives you options to book any of the two Day Tour Packages, which gives you access to the hotel’s white sand beach and swimming pool from 8.00 am until 8.00 pm. Aside from the use of leisure facilities (including the Gym, Little Birds Club and Game Room), a premium privilege extended to guests on Day Tour is a complimentary breakfast or lunch buffet at The Sails restaurant or a 15-course Balearic dinner at Ibiza Beach Club. You can totally enjoy a beach escapade here, any day of the week!

See complete details and Rates here.

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Garden Cabana Package

Another way to enjoy your day here is by booking a Garden Cabana. There are about 4 Cabanas available, 2 of which that have its own bathroom (mirror, shower and toilet) and Jacuzzi! This dedicated area is great for groups and couples who are looking for comfort, relaxation and a secluded space where they can rest in complete privacy. Each package gives two persons four hours of exclusive rental of one Cabana, plus access to the hotel’s swimming pool and beach. In the evening, the Cabanas are offered as venue for private dinners, especially for couples who wish to have a romantic getaway experience.

  • Exclusive Use – (4) four hours exclusive use of Cabana, good for two (2) persons, between 9am-6pm. Rates for hourly extension is also available.
  • Rental package also comes with a beach kit with cold towel, beach towel, toilet and bath amenities, and a pack of sweet treats.
  • Every additional walk-in guest at the Cabana will be charged with applicable Day Tour rate. Please see cabana Rates Here.

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Milkteas are also available here too!
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Cabana view
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Cabana IV Bathroom
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Cabana IV Private Jacuzzi

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What I Wore

I wanted to wear a shorts on the way there but I thought that I’d wear something bright and fun especially for a backdrop as beautiful as Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu, such as this yellow dress that I thrifted a week prior to this visit. I eventually changed twice throughout the day but this was my ‘resort wear’ for that day. Love how it was easy to put on and off especially when you’re about to decide to dip into the beach or pool because you can literally wear your bikini underneath and you’re good to go! Finished the look by adding some fun sandals from Forever 21, statement earring and a macrame bag from Cara Cebu.

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Things To Do

All guests who book the Day Tour or Cabana rental package get access to the fun group activities scheduled at various times at the Beach Garden.

Group activity (Aqua Aerobics) at the Pool
Aqua Aerobics at the Pool
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Limbo Rock at the garden

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Healthy Ice Cream Options for the Hot Summer Heat
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Chill Down at the Beach Front
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On The Way to Ibiza

Happy Hour at Ibiza

The fun at Ibiza Beach Club begins with Happy Hour at sundown. Get into the tropical vibe with a glass of beer, juice or cocktail, offered at Buy-One-Get-One-Free from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm. The Ibiza Sour and frosé are two of its many popular drinks, inspired by the tropical vibe. Enjoy your drink while you take a dip in the Jacuzzi or lie on the net pods amidst party beats. Make sure to capture and share your golden moments, with a drink in your hand and your fabulous tan, and the stunning architecture and picturesque view of the ocean as your background.

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New Premium Gin & Tonic Collection at Ibiza Beach Club

In addition to the Happy Hour offer, Ibiza Beach Club recently introduced the Premium Gin and Tonic Collection, with 6 featured drinks namely, Four Pillars Rare Dry, Gin Sul, Martin Miller’s Original Gin, Brockmans, Portobello Gin no. 171, and William Chase. All these are at buy one, get one exclusively on Sundays, from 4.00 pm to 6.00pm.

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Ibiza Beach Club’s Cocktail in a box

Next to wines, spirits, cocktails, and beers, the “Cocktail in the Box” is a drink option you can take, if you’re visiting with a group of friends. This boxed special comes complete with curated cocktail ingredients, a full bottle of spirits and mixers for you to craft your own drink. While the set includes a recipe guide on traditional cocktails, guests are free to get creative and be their own mixologist. I got to try and mix one for myself and I felt like a legit barista at it esp that my drink tasted great!

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15 Course Balearic-Inspired Grill

I can still remember my first time having this and I thought to myself, “Wow! This is so cool everyone should be able to try this experience”. Im talking about Ibiza Beach Club’s Balearic-inspired, signature 15-course – a hearty feast of all-you-can-eat barbecue offering nine types of meat and four kinds of seafood. The meat includes Filet Mignon, Angus Rib-Eye Steak, Baby Back Ribs, Ostrich Meat, New Zealand Lamb, buttery Rock Lobsters or Salmon, Tiger Prawns, Cuttlefish, Chicken, Crispy Pork Belly and Beef Short Ribs, to name a few. I would definitely recommend this to anyone!
  • This already comes with the Day tour package. just make sure you choose to have this for dinner instead of the lunch at the sails restaurant.
  • For Walk Ins here are the rates: PHP2,500++ or PHP2,779.00 nett, exclusive of drinks Or PHP3,100++ or PHP3,445.00 nett, with free-flowing house wine
  • For table reservations, please email ibizabeachclub.cebu@movenpick.com.
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Dinner View
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The 15 Course Meals Starts with Some Salad
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Different Sauce for Different Kinds of Meat
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You May Choose a Plate of Mash Potato or Rice to go with your Meats
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Just one of many meats that keeps on coming!

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Ibiza Themed Shows

Ibiza Beach Club also is widely known for its nightly themed shows featuring Cebu’s own talents, performing to different beats and rhythms — indulging its audience with a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience. These shows make a good company to your dinner experience, with live performances that’ll make you feel like cruising and grooving with every beat and bite.

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We went on a Friday night and the theme for the show was “At The Movies”
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Ibiza’s newest segment from the “At The Movies” theme show was “The Great Gasby”

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For those who crave for something to go with their drinks, there is a variety of comfort food, light bites and filling eats to choose from. The a la carte and Tapas menus feature house-prepared charcuterie, Bruschettas, Jamon Serrano, Gambas, imported cheeses, a selection of salads and starters, the Eivissa Paella, Seafood Marinara, premium steaks, the Manny O. Signature Wagyu Burger and more.

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A lot of things you can do at Mövenpick  Hotel huh? Ugh writing this make me wanna go back!

For reservations and inquiries, contact +63 32 492 7777 or email hotel.cebu@movenpick.com. For updates events and promotions, visit www.movenpick.com/cebu or follow @movenpickcebu and @ibizacebu on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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