Time spent with the family is priceless. That is why I love family outings and bonding escapades. My family, in particular, prefer laid back adventures with either nature or by the beach. This year we were happy to bask and frolic under the sun at Dusit Thani Mactan Resort.
As one of the newest luxury resorts in Cebu, we took advantage to be the first few guests to experience their brand new facilities. Although the resort was on their soft-opening period when we visited, I can say that the place is really amazing. The stunning sea views and luxurious amenities are the best selling points of this resort. Its just perfect for romantic getaways and family bonding to say the least.
The Grand Lobby and Reception
We booked for 3 days and 2 nights so we can combine two occasions in one stay. First, Derick and I celebrated our 165th monthsary, which we privately enjoyed at the resort on the first night. Second, my parents and siblings joined us the next day for the family gathering.
There was a delicious slice of cake waiting for us when we first entered our room. As mentioned earlier, Derick and I were celebrating our monthsary not anniversary. I guess the people in the resort were trying to play it safe just in case, that’s why they put anniversary on the cake. Nevertheless, it’s totally fine with us. It’s the thought that counts and we very much appreciate the effort.
We were given a standard room with great amenities. However, the room didn’t smell fresh at all. We are particular with every details when it comes to cleanliness and sadly they were not able to meet our standards. The toilet and bathroom tiles smelled like urine. The room size is also too small for a luxury resort standard room. It has only one chair dedicated for the working desk. No coffee table and comfortable accent chair with ottoman.
The resort had ample of open areas with plenty of sun beds and chairs. Guests here can lounge comfortably and also relax while enjoying the views. I must say each spot is definitely intagrammable and picture perfect.
The resort has 4 restaurants including bar and cafe. Unfortunately only 3 of them were open during our stay. Their signature Benjarong Thai restaurant was not open yet and will probably be opening soon. Frankly, we encountered some issues about their restaurants but I choose not to mention it here. Rather I would like to give them the chance to improve since the resort was still in its soft opening period.
When it comes to service, theirs were exceptional. I could not find any fault on how they handle their guests. Staff are very friendly, accommodating and always ready to help.
The best part of our stay was the day with my folks. We were able to enjoy the pool as if we owned the entire resort to ourselves. We love the pool and other outdoor amenities. When everyone is happy then I am happy. That’s what matters to me.
We had a wonderful time at Dusit Thani Mactan Resort. Hopefully the next time we’re there, we can fully enjoy the best of the resort. To the management and staff of Dusit Thani Mactan Resort, I would just like say, “hasta la vista”.