Mactan in the province of Cebu is dubbed as a “resort city,” and for good reason. This island, rimmed with beautiful beaches, plays hosts to a number of luxurious hotels and resorts that cater both to tourists and businessmen that frequent this side of Visayas. With all these choices, you ask, “why Bluewater Maribago?” Here are 6 reasons.
Chic and stylish lodgings
Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort is a seven-hectare property boasting a total of 170 rooms. Room amenities include a mini bar, a spacious bathroom with shower and bathtub, and your own private veranda.
What sets Bluewater’s rooms apart, however, is the stylish cantilever beds. These beautiful pieces of furniture give the appearance of being suspended, making one feel like absolute royalty. Despite the ethnic themes of the designs, the ambient lighting makes it modern chic!
Themed dinner buffets
Bluewater Maribago’s Allegro Restaurant hosts themed dinner buffets that always bring a huge crowd. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and depending on the day of the week, you can either enjoy local Cebuano street food paired with puso (rice wrapped in banana leaf) or a whole spread of Cebu lechon (roasted pig) plus a bunch of other Filipino favorites.
What’s more is that these themed dinners always come with live entertainment, including traditional Filipino dances such as tinikling, singkil, and cariñosa, or an acoustic band. At Bluewater, your eyes get treated to a feast, as well as your belly.
Soothing signature massages
Another way Bluewater Maribago keeps true to its theme is with their Amuma Spa. Amuma offers services inspired by traditional Filipino practices. The spa’s signature hilot (ancient Filipino method of massage), combined with natural and locally-sourced massage oils, is perhaps the resort’s best offering.
Their therapists, well-trained and gracious, seem to know by instinct where exactly to give a good kneading. You’ll immediately feel revitalized after each session. In addition to this, Amuma Spa also features a sauna, a hot tub, a gym, a salon, and in-house restaurant.
Right at the heart of the city
Perhaps the main reason you should make Bluewater Maribago your home in Mactan is its strategic location. Not only is it just a few minutes’ drive from the Mactan Airport it also is near to a number of popular tourist destinations in Cebu.
The resort also makes it easy for you to see the city. Bluewater Maribago also organizes tours to destinations such as Sirao Flower Garden, Temple of Leah, La Terraza, and Cebu Highlands. These tours come with an air-conditioned van and a driver, a tour guide, and snacks. You can also customize your tour depending on your (and your group’s) preferences.
Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort is located in Buyong Maribago, Lapu-lapu City, Cebu. For more information, inquiries and reservations, contact (02) 492-0100 or visit www.bluewatermaribago.com.ph
Quantity and quality
Bluewater Maribago has a number of dining options in the vicinity. If you’ve a hankering for Italian dishes, there’s Molto Italiano. There’s also the seafood bar at The Cove. And of course, the themed buffet dinners at Allegro.
Don’t let the quantity fool you, however. Bluewater’s restaurants won’t leave you hanging with regards to quality. You’ll not only get to have the option of trying out the local flavors along with other savory offerings, you’ll also be assured of top-notch taste.
By CELINE REYES