Claim Movenpick Hotel Mactan, Cebu’s Secret Hideaway, as you own.
For any Cebu Adventure to be successful, your base of operation while you’re there is an essential aspect of how your time in the Queen City of the South will play out. Cebu is a wondrously multi-faceted place that has something for everyone: landmarks for history buffs, nature tours for eco-travelers, island hopping for beach hunters, city hotspots for urban explorers, and of course, the vibrant and exciting food scene for the foodie holidaymakers. And as many will tell you, Cebu being a multi-island destination is best explored one day at a time. There is a lot to see, taste, hear and feel in these islands, with most of them spread to the four corners. Wouldn’t it be ideal to visit all of these places, see all of these attractions, taste all of these delicacies over the course of a few days, all while staying at a place of relaxation and comfort, of luxury and beauty, and of style and elegance?
MÖvenpick Hotel on Mactan Island offers Cebu adventurers the very unique advantage of having everything within reach without sacrificing the tropical island luxury resort feel. Conveniently located in what has come to be known as Cebu’s backyard, MÖvenpick Hotel on Mactan Island is a short 10 minute drive from the airport, and about 30 minutes away from Cebu’s capital city center. Managed by the upscale MÖvenpick Hotels & Resorts International based in Switzerland, the group has over 90 world-class hotels and resorts spread across 26 countries, adding Cebu, Philippines to its roster in 2012.
Immediately upon arrival, you are greeted with the arresting view of the hotel’s Mediterranean-inspired lobby. The airy and luminous space is done in white, with touches of turquoise and chartreuse here and there to mimic the azure waters of the Mediterranean. A great, sail-like mobile hangs magnificently overhead, with the room filled with divans and lounge chairs to complete the relaxed island-life motif. It is from this point that you gain access to all of the hotel’s many different amenities: The Forum Cognac Lounge, Sails All-Day Dining, Spa Del Mar, the gorgeous pool and deck, and of course, the pièce de résistance, MÖvenpick’s very own Ibiza Beach Club.
Located on MÖvenpick Hotel’s private beach, the Ibiza Beach Club was designed to evoke feelings of being on the Mediterranean itself in all of its sun-drenched grandeur. And to complete the effect, the Beach Club is also home to MÖvenpick’s very unique and super authentic churrasco, where they serve Balearic-style grilled meats and seafood tableside. Diners at the Churrasco get to experience a 14-course meal of fire roasted beef, pork, lamb, ostrich, shrimp, squid, and many others, served straight from the spit to your table. Servers then slice off portions for each guest, and you can watch as the meat on the skewers just drip with their tempting juices.
The selection includes cuts of filet mignon, juicy rib eye steak, baby back ribs, and buttery rock lobsters just to name a few. Guests are given a selection of sauces and dips to enjoy with the different courses, while a freely accessible salad bar sits off to the side, open for guests to come and enjoy the selection of fresh vegetables and fruits. Truly a one-of-a-kind experience, the Churrasco at the Ibiza Beach Club has rightfully earned the distinction of being MÖvenpick Mactan’s signature restaurant.
Banking on its Swiss brand of excellence mixed with world-class Filipino hospitality service, MÖvenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu not only offers guests the ultimate luxury island resort experience, but also conveniently keeps them at arms-length from one of the chicest and most cosmopolitan cities in Asia today.