July 20, 2023

Birthday Staycation at Sheraton Mactan Cebu

My husband and I experienced celebrating our birthdays at Sheraton Hotel and we had a good time so we planned to celebrate our son’s 14th birthday at Sheraton Mactan. At that time, the hotel is only a few weeks old so bago pa mag-anniversary, tapusin ko na itong blog. Hehehe!

Our plan became possible because of the Philippine Airlines’ Great Mabuhay Miles Getaway promotion. We were able to use our miles to book our Manila-Cebu-Manila plane ticket. My husband also used his Marriott Bonvoy points to book our room. Fortunately, my son has no face-to-face classes at the time of our trip so he was not absent. 

Since we’ve been to Cebu a few times already, we did not plan any tour so we really just had a staycation. We eat, sleep, and swim for 3 days and 2nights. Sheraton Mactan is the third resort that we have visited in the area, we’ve been to Shangri la Mactan and Crimson Mactan Resort and Spa already.  

Day 1 in Sheraton Mactan Resort 

We took an early flight and the resort is only 30 minutes away from the airport so we were in the resort 20 minutes before 8AM. We knew that the standard check-in time is still 3PM so we were so surprised and happy when the staff allowed us to check-in already. Wow, this is the earliest check-in that we’ve ever experienced in a hotel or resort. 

2 Doubles, Ocean View, Balcony 

My husband booked the ocean view room so we really had a nice view of the pool and ocean. The room is about 50 sqm so we have enough space to move around. There is a chair, a working desk, a mini fridge, etc.

The bathroom is also spacious, it has a bathtub, separate shower, and toilet. The toiletries are the same as other Sheraton Hotels that we have tried but this time, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash are refillable. 

When I checked the coffee and tea area, parang kulang so feeling ko dahil sa sobrang aga namin hindi pa naprepare yung room. My husband just called the reception and they delivered the missing items plus they also gave complimentary snacks and a birthday cake for my son. 

Since my son has still online classes, nagbasa-basa na lang ako ng mga nakalagay sa room. I found out that Sheraton Mactan is the first Marriott International resort in the Philippines. It has 261 rooms and suites and it offers a fitness center, spa, pool, restaurants, cafe, and bar. 

Our room has no complimentary breakfast so I also browsed the menu for in-room dining. After my son’s classes, we went to 5 Cien for our early lunch. You can check my previous post “Food Trip in Sheraton Mactan Cebu” for my detailed post. 

After lunch, we explored the resort and this is small compared to the two resorts that we’ve visited but it has its own charm. We did not stay long because my son has afternoon classes pa so hintay ulit na matapos. Hehehe! 

We had a quick dip at the beach and pool, then we had dinner at the Buhi Bar. We liked the Buhi Cave Bar, maganda din kasi yung view. 

Day 2: Seekers Game 

The following day while we were in the pool, a staff approached us and asked if we wanted to join their activity. We thought it is free kasi sa Crimson Mactan marami free activities for kids but we were wrong, we need to pay pala. But since we have no activity that day, we agreed to join the Seekers Game, malay mo maganda yung prize. We paid PHP687.53 for the game and the program starts at 2PM. 

At the lobby, after registration, the staff gave us a map and laminated cards that we need to answer. There is a time limit for the game and we finished everything before the time was up. We were all tired kasi naman sa dami ng challenges, pero mas pagod si hubby kasi siya yung pinagawa namin ng mga physical activities. 

After the game, the staff informed us that we have Two Complimentary Drinks at the Buhi Bar. Waah! Yung lang pala yung prize sa pagod namin, tatlo pa kami nagpagod so kulang yung drinks. We went to Buhi Bar to claim our prize and the only option is Signature Mocktails, PHP350 per drink. Charged to experience na lang. 

Day 3 in Sheraton Mactan 

Last day in Cebu so before we had breakfast, we spent our time in the pool first. We had no idea that we will be upgraded to Buffet Breakfast because of our incomplete in-room dining breakfast. So we experienced buffet breakfast at 5 Cien for less than 30 minutes. The photo below was taken on our second day, nag-iisip kasi kami kung buffet or in-room dining. 

Check-out time is 12PM but my husband requested for late check-out because our Cebu to Manila flight was changed. Good thing, he has this benefit so at least hindi kami maghihintay ng matagal sa airport. It was a swift trip but we enjoyed our stay at Sheraton Mactan. Service is also good from the time we arrived until we left the resort. 

Cebu Attractions: 

Mactan Shrine 
SuTuKil Stations 
Olanggo Island 
Mactan Newtown Township 
10,000 Roses Cordova 
Island Hopping and Diving Spots 

Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort 
Punta Engaño Road, Mactan Island  
6015 Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines

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