Travel Tuesday: Crimson Mactan

Happy Travel Tuesday folks! Today I will be sharing our most recent trip to the Queen City of the South, one of my favorite local destinations: CEBU! But to be more specific, I’m taking you to one of the newer luxury resorts in the city: CRIMSON RESORT AND SPA MACTAN. Let me zip my mouth for now and let this video do the talking 🙂 Again, this was shot& edited by my husband. Hehehe!
We experienced erratic weather throughout our 3 day stay in the resort yet surprisingly we still managed to take a lot of beautiful photos! Patrick and I found it stunning even with the dark and gray skies so you can imagine how it shines even brighter under sweet sunshine! 
The resort is a sprawling  6 hectare property with 40 private villas each with it’s own plunge pool (like our villa!!!!) and a total of 250 guest rooms. It’s majestic, massive and impressive! With golf carts taking you from your villa to the spa, this place will really make you feel like you’re vacationing like a movie star. 

As soon as we checked in to our private villa we kept nudging each other, trying to control our shrieks of excitement—we couldn’t believe our eyes!!! It was like having our own little beach house! The villa was spacious and well designed with high end amenities and decors. Although the resort has a whole list of activities to keep their guests entertained (kayaking, island hopping, jet ski, snorkeling, parasailing, scuba diving, etc) we just kept ourselves cooped up in our villa! It was just so nice to spend time with Patrick and purposefully do nothing for a change 🙂 We only stepped out of the resort to eat at Saffron and to enjoy the services at Aum Spa. The resort is perfect for those who like to pack in a lot of activities in a day—but it also caters to those who just want to zone out and enjoy a bit of peace and quiet in their own villa.
Images above courtesy of Crimson Mactan

                                                                                                             Images above courtesy of Crimson Mactan

Aside from the good food, one of the highlights of our Crimson Mactan experience was our trips to AUM SPA. As their name suggests, CRIMSON RESORT and SPA—the SPA part is just as important as the resort part! Crimson has partnered with the prestigious and world renowned brand Pevonia Botanica for their spa services. As a big Pevonia fan, this made me even more excited to try out their services knowing that they would be using only the finest quality products on my skin. 
Here’s a rundown of the treatments we were pampered to 🙂

The calming and repairing benefits of waterlily, green tea and proline work together to care for sensitized and dehydrated skin. Perfect after sun exposure, this exquisite and gentle treatment restores lost moisture and vanquishes free radicals that cause premature skin aging.
A skin nourishing face treatment balances while infusing beautiful plant essences to hydrate and renew. A full body massage follows to calm the mind and relieve stress. Combining the skin repairing benefits of micro-emulsified oil with Vitamin E and the rebalancing benefits of essential oils this facial is designed to rejuvenate the skin while recharging and rebalancing the body.
Delivers an aroma-sensory experience. Its fluffy lather removes impurities and toxins by gently polishing your skin. As the salt dissolves, negative ions and repairing tropical fruit extracts are quickly absorbed. The skin emerges smooth to the touch and visibly brightened.
Immediately relieve sensitive skin with this soothing wrap. Cooling and desensitizing Water Lily, Green Tea, and Chamomile, relieve the discomfort of over exposed or over stimulated skin. Alleviating your skin’s burning and stinging sensation, this treatment heals, desensitizes, and decreases skin temperature.

Text above provided by AUM Spa

                            Images above courtesy of Crimson Mactan
To the staff and management of Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan, I’d like to extend my deepest thanks for hosting us in Cebu! It was a welcome break from a very stressful month in the city. How I wish I could teleport back to Crimson this very minute! And to birthday girl Jenny Casitas of Pevonia, I’m sending you lots of love from the Pats!:) 🙂
Special thanks to Crimson Mactan 
and Pevonia Botanica Philippines 🙂

5 Responses to Travel Tuesday: Crimson Mactan

  1. Crimson Mactan is a place I’d go back to if given the chance. I was fortunate enough to stay there overnight when my friend was in town last year. BEST. EXPERIENCE. EVER. The buffet breakfast was superb. I thought no one could rival Marco Polo’s Cafe Marco but Saffron is giving them a run for their money. 🙂

  2. Hi, Patty! I just noticed that in the first set of pictures, particularly Patrick’s picture, the wall thingies look a lot like Kalookies!!! Imagine Kalookies that big!?! Yummm! 😀