Sunday, February 12, 2012

My Advanced Valentine Experience at Crimson Mactan

Remember the last time I went to Crimson? It's kinda lonely that time. But now guess who is with me this time?

My lovely wife as we took a break from a busy week to relax at Crimson Mactan Resort and Spa.

This time around I got the chance to explore this Cebu beach resort hotel and its amenities and facilities. Checking in, we were welcomed by smiling hotel personnel. It was a sunny day and yet because of the design and structure of what serves as their main lobby and reception area, the breezy and cool feeling of the environment prevailed.

The place is big, a sprawling 6 hectares so that we were brought to our room via a cute vehicle which looked like a golf cart.

The room had electronic key card access, a king-sized bed, a spacious bathroom with bathtub and separate shower. Inside the bathroom iss a 22-inch LCD TV and in the bedroom itself was a 42-inch LCD television. Both TV had cable TV shows.

We were actually in a garden deluxe accommodation and looking outside, there were greens everywhere. I love the landscape which was perfect for taking pictures pretending to be couples yet to be married taking prenup pictures.

Back inside, I asked for the Wifi password. The Wifi was awesome as the signal reaches far distances spanning almost the entire resort. Going online was also fast.

Off we go exploring the place. We went to the 3-tiered Infinity Pool and noticed a section for children and a separate one for adults which is said to be 4 feet deep,

Just within sight of the pool is the CrimZone Active Kids Center which is a playground for kids. We don't have kids but it doesn't stop us from acting like one. We had our pictures taken there.

The sports bar Score is also a nice place to relax especially if you are a Sports fan. One can play Billiards and Chess or watch basketball or tennis games in TV.

We booked a reservation at the Aum Spa for a signature massage. Meanwhile we proceeded having dinner buffet at the Saffron.

Inside was a wide selection of food including cold cuts, seafood, salads in various forms, grilled meat and pastries for dessert among many others. It was one of the best buffets I ever had because of the taste and the choice of food.

After dinner, it was time for the signature spa.

It was really relaxing with the soothing music and the very good hands of their therapists.You are assured that they can carry out the type of pressure you specified prior to starting the session.

The hotel rooms are far from any bars in the hotel so it was a good night's sleep that we got.

The morning was more fun. We had pictures taken taking advantage of the nice view. Korean visitors were playing volleyball.
There are perhaps many activities you can do in Crimson based on the background of the pics.

The breakfast buffet was great! I became confused as to what to eat.

Swimming was also fun! The water is not deep in the pool and the resort will provide you big towels.

Overall, the stay was an experience to remember. It is surprising why the resort gets most of its clients from foreign visitors. Perhaps the locals should try Crimson for a change.

Yes. Crimson has regular shuttle service trip schedules to either SM or Ayala. Since we are Cebu residents, we just took a ride on their shuttle service to Ayala Center Cebu going home.