when we first booked movenpick mactan island, we were went by proximity! because we departed cebu in a morning flight, we didn't want to be rushing through traffic then board a plane to get home. so we booked in a couple nights at movenpick mactan island.
and it was a change of environment. where we came from, moalboal, it was homey and diver-lodge and we jumped straight to white sand beaches, uniformed service and resort buffet meals. each had its charm and it was nice to have tried both!
our city kid jumped right into the swing of things and wanted to do it all. chocolate tasting, craft sessions, kids club, soak in tub, swim in lagoon, ride on banana boat! he's hilariously bought into the entire resort deal. and room service. he loved the idea of room service.
sat down at the beach and was offered beach toys for the kiddies and menus for the adults. it was all very indulgent and awesome!
we did pry ourselves to go to the city and have a bit of a change in food options (jollibean was bubba's choice of poison) and a spot of shopping at the outlet mall but not quite worth the effort, i reckon. i did enjoy poking our noses around the supermarkets though!
chilling in the hotel lounge and getting served scoops of icecream - highlight of his trip! i love how easy to please these babies are!
next time we will give shangrila a go! i heard their kids club was quite a spectacle!