An award-winning beachfront resort that takes you on a true tropical Cebuano getaway
If there’s a plush yet humble means to have a memorable vacation, the Crimson way is it. A combination of every must-have for a packed vacation and an authentic Cebuano experience, Crimson Resort and Spa is definitely one to stake out during your next visit to Cebu.
Right from picking us up at the airport, we already felt the warm hospitality offered by their staff. And it only got better after that. We were then served with a nice, cold iced tea with mango, Cebuano-style before being ushered to our villa on our own gem cart! From the get-go, we experienced the tropical touches of this award-winning resort, and these got us totally excited.
The resort provides a scenic view of the sea and palm trees that made us feel like we were far away from the city (but it’s actually just a quick drive from the airport!), while the villas’ native and earthy tones gave us a first feel of what an amazing true tropical Cebuano getaway we were in for. Despite the feeling of being entirely isolated, all the conveniences expected in any luxury vacation were present for our overall comfort, from basic necessities and wellness services to outstanding food and great entertainment for all ages. Read the rest of our Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan hotel review to know more about this award-winning beachfront resort in Cebu.
With a choice of King or Twin Bed, the 36 sqm room provides a spacious area for a maximum of three adults or two adults with two kids under 12. While modest, it manages to incorporate style through its chic bed chambers and accessibility through an adjustable wooden shutter separating the bedroom and bathroom.
Deluxe Garden Room
Want a peaceful, romantic stay for you and your loved one? The 44 sqm Deluxe Garden Room is ideal for you! Whatever you choose to do, from cosying up on your comfy bed to sinking into your elegant bathtub with views to your own pocket garden, every corner of this room is guaranteed to make your stay extra special.
Private Pool Villa
Having your own private space where you can both sleep in and have a fun come few and far in between these days, but it’s exactly what this 115 sqm accommodation offers. It can be a spacious escape for a romantic duo or a cosy area for entertaining. A walled patio surrounds your own swimming pool, while a DVD Entertainment Center and pull-out sleeper sit right in the living room, giving you an opportunity to enjoy your Cebu vacation with a bit of company.
Also at 115 sqm, the Beach Villa opens up more opportunities for you to enjoy your own exclusive space but with a taste of what nature has to offer. Apart from being close to the beach, the room is a sight to behold. The open-plan bathroom with granite countertop sinks, a bathtub, and a rain shower, are private comforts you’ll love. And your private swimming pool and fashionable living room make you bask in the luxe life.
With only two of these 115 sqm casitas available, guests can definitely get the ultimate VIP treatment here. The walls are highlighted by teak, maple wood, and burnt orange giving the luxurious room a raw yet refined rustic beach vibe. The bedroom is fitted with wide glass windows and doors through which you can relish the breathtaking views of the ocean. If you’d rather enjoy the view au naturel, you can cosy up on the private patio and garden to catch some rays.
Think unblocked ocean views from your private terrace, and that’s exactly what you will get from this spacious 115 sqm Ocean Villa. Accentuated with hues of soft creams, mahogany, and tangerine, this villa will certainly set the mood right, whether you’re with family or friends. In addition, it has its own luscious bathroom with two counter top sinks and a bathtub to up the elegant factor.
Enjoy an exclusive time at the private beach
Whether you’re coming for a wedding ceremony, have an intimate dinner planned with your partner, or want to get active beachside with your group, Crimson’s private beach cove is all set to welcome you. Get comfy on the sandy shores while watching nature all around you display its effortless magic.
Get pampered in an award-winning spa
Crimson’s rooms, services, and amenities are all designed to give guests a fun yet stress-free time. But, why not take things up a notch and go for the ultimate relaxation splurge at the spa? Aum Spa at Crimson can make you forget all your city stressors. Awarded the Philippines’ Best Resort Spa by the World Luxury Spa Awards, it features a sauna, steam room, outdoor jacuzzi, and dedicated relaxation room. Some of their standout services are Jet Lag Re-Emergence and the Galas Bath.
Laze away or get energised at the infinity pool
Facing the famed Mactan waters, Crimson’s infinity pool makes for a perfect afternoon chill while captivated by a heart-stopping view. If you’re up for more activity, you can opt to join the resort’s aquatic fitness activities, like water aerobics and their foam party hosted every Saturday where you can mingle with other guests.
Let your kids enjoy their youth at a play den made just for them!
If you thought the resort only caters to adults, Crimson proves you wrong with Crimzone, an indoor and outdoor play area where your children can be their playful selves. While they’re at it, you may lounge around the Crimzone pool area sipping drinks or getting tanned. Then, admire how the resort becomes dramatically lit in the evening
Stay in shape at their fitness centre
While the resort encourages you to design your own stay, even if it means just whiling away your time at the pool area, its state-of-the-art gym will motivate you to squeeze in a revitalising workout during your vacay. It is equipped with treadmills with headsets, cross-training machines, as well as strength-training and core work areas for an inspired but luxe sweat session.
In addition to the fun features offered at the shore, Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan also has its own marine reserve that is home to a number of marine species. You can go snorkelling in those waters for an up close and personal encounter with the amazing sea critters.
Water-based group exercises
Perfect for an afternoon activity, the resort hosts a water zumba and a hydro-aerobics session held everyday at both their infinity and Crimzone pool.
On two days of each week, the resort preps an open-pit grill at the resort’s beachfront where top chefs show off their skills as they prepare grilled, stewed, or smoked delicacies just for you.
Daily list of activities
With several activities to choose from just inside the resort, Crimson makes sure to help guests plan their perfect stay in the property by delivering a list of activities right to their doorstep every day!
A romantic evening dance
Injecting a bit of romance into the resort equation, couples can join the resort’s evening dance as night sets in. This seaside evening dance pays tribute to the old tradition where families and wives of fisher folks gather by the seaside to welcome them back and reunite after a day’s work out in the sea.
Azure Beach Club treats
Every Saturday from 11am to 4.30pm, Crimson’s very own Azure Beach Club hosts a weekly event called FOAM that gives the guests a chance to pig out in a buffet brunch and wild it out with a foam party at the resort’s infinity pool.
As it continues to gain more prominence nowadays, Cebu is now more easily accessible to all tourists from many parts of the country or even from other countries.
Via Air - Mactan Cebu International Airport has direct domestic daily flights from major cities of the Philippines and scheduled international flights from countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan and Korea.
Via Sea - Cebu Port also has several trips to and from islands such as Bohol, Leyte, Samar, Cagayan de Oro, and even from the capital city of Manila.
Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan is located in Seascapes Resort Town, Soong, Lapu-Lapu City. From Mactan-Cebu International Airport, it is just a 20-minute drive away. The resort offers shuttle service for arriving and departing tourists which can be availed by simply informing the staff beforehand. From Cebu City, the resort may be accessed most efficiently by hailing a taxi or booking a Grab or Uber.
Cebu has been a go-to destination for tourists not just for its first-class resorts, but also because of its diverse options and activities that go well for all kinds of travellers. For nature and animal lovers, you can explore both the Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary and the Nalusuan Marine Sanctuary, just 20 and 30 minutes away from Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan respectively. For shopaholics, you can head over to the premier shopping malls of the city such as SM Seaside City Cebu, Ayala Center, and Parkmall Cebu, to name a few. These can be accessed easily by hopping aboard the resort’s city shuttle.
For history lovers, the Mactan Shrine is one of the top spots to visit. It is home to the famous Lapu-Lapu Monument and is also a mere 10-minute drive from the resort. After that, make your way to the oldest Roman Catholic church in the country, the 452-year-old Basilica del Sto. Niño. These are just some of the places worth visiting nearby. You can freely consult the friendly staff of Crimson Resort and Spa for more information about the city, and they can surely help you plan your Cebu immersion.