With a handful of places that interests me while deciding on my birthday travel, this 5-star resort in Mactan Island in Cebu stood out among my list. The island is one of the premier destinations in the country for those wanting a perfect beach destination. The pictures of Movenpick Resort and Spa are a tease and its history is very inviting as it just had a massive renovation at a cost of 200 PHP Million which is something worth checking. As I do further research, my excitement and desire to visit the place became more intense. And I made a decision to celebrate my birthday at this luxurious resort.

I spoke to a friend who just arrived from Dubai about my plan of giving my birthday a bit of a splurge. She loved the idea and asked me to book the plane ticket for the two of us which I did right away. And as soon as I sent her the screenshot of the flight confirmation, my very generous friend surprised me by showing the payment she made for the room she booked for our 3 days and 2 nights stay in Movenpick Resort and Spa. What an astonishing gift to start my birthday celebration! 🙂

Touchdown Movenpick Resort and Spa, Cebu!

Movenpick Resort and Spa is just 15 minutes ride by a taxicab from Mactan-Cebu International Airport.However, you can ask them to arrange for a car pick up from the airport for the rate of Php 575.00 net per car per way good for 2 persons.

We were greeted by a breezy lobby that’s Mediterranean inspired. It has a refreshing color of zesty lime and aquamarines against the mostly white backdrop. Very elegant, sophisticated and modern!

The check-in was very easy. There was no queue and the staff was accommodating. I waited on one of the giant lounge chairs while my friend was making the arrangements for our room. With an angelic smile, the staff delivered the good news that they are upgrading our room to deluxe for free with a good view of the beachfront. An early surprise for my birthday!

While waiting for 3:00 PM which is the official check-in time, we decided to leave our bags to the guard and roam around the resort to check some of the facilities.

Room and beachfront view:

The lime shades of green and blue colors are consistent everywhere even in the interior of the rooms of Movenpick Resort and Spa bringing such a relaxing effect. The room is spacious and very clean. It comes complete with a big flatscreen television, a fully stocked mini bar with a fridge, coffee maker, safety deposit box and free WIFI making it a functional room. There are also bathroom toiletries provided including the luxury Chopard set. All this for Php9,700 per night.

Every room has a balcony that will give you a good view of the island and the beach, and an en suite bathroom with a bathtub.


Exploring Movenpick Resort and Spa, Cebu:

I had so much fun lounging in the pool. Towels are available at the poolside all you have to do is to ask.

The beach is stunning! It wasn’t crowded and there’s always a space to sit and relax.

There are many lounge chairs to use and the Cabanas can give you a bit of privacy.

Ibiza Beach Club

The Ibiza beach club provides a different dining and club party experience. It’s an open air restaurant turning into a party club at night located inside Movenpick Resort and Spa.

Tummy delight!

The resort provides a complimentary breakfast buffet. The choices of food are irresistible from continental to Filipino breakfast, wide bread selection, a variety of fruits, fresh juices and live cooking if you like omelets.

The experience was superb! A luxurious, super-friendly, and real cozy hotel. The Movenpick Resort and Spa amenities are wonderful and the customer service is top notch. And the Ibiza bar is a unique experience! Indeed a 5 star!:)