Tuesday, July 12, 2011

CRIMSON RESORT AND SPA circa 2011


this is just at the driveway of Crimson..

Crimson Resort and Spa is located in Maribago, Mactan Island, Cebu and has a very picturesque beach club and huge three-tiered infinity pool, which is the beautiful focal point of the place.


We attended a seminar for more than 300 participants and the ballroom was quite ideal with many large screen LCD TVs placed strategically at the sides.
There are also smaller lecture rooms available...


.I noticed some of my other friends previously attended seminars and conferences here and saw their pictures in their Facebook pages. In fact, I wanted to attend the said conference because of the venue!



 .I enjoyed going around the main building with the Filipino feel! The Front Desk area is very cozy and also very beautiful.


the "sungka" centerpiece... with the front desk a little further back



these are working electric fans...
the sungka centerpiece with the detailed carving at the ceiling...
this pattern is at the back of the front desk....


The rooms were set in a sprawling villa style and can be accessed by taking a leisurely walk or by riding the golf cart. 

Four golf carts are readily available...

we enter through this little gate... no cars couldn't enter the area anymore!
one of the villas...usually each room have their own sala set ...

lovely pathways...

and beautiful landscapes...
one of the villas with a private pool
The rooms are very spacious and the bathrooms are huge. I like the vertically folding window separating the bedroom and the bathroom and you have the option to open or close this. Wi-fi is readily available and just ask the front desk for the password...
the bedroom is really cozy...and you could stay all day and night with the really comfortable bed!


veranda as we open the curtains...
.I visited another villa and it looks like this...
door to the bathroom instead of window...


We were welcomed with a sumptuous breakfast and lunch at the Saffron Cafe, which offers a fusion of the East and West cuisines. 
.part of the main building and Saffron Cafe is located at the first level, where the tents are...
At the Saffron Cafe for breakfast...
salad and dessert area...

main course area...

Aside from some not so familiar menu are also the very familiar Bihon Guisado or Adobong Manok. There are more than a dozen main courses, a a lot more salads and desserts!



it is air-conditioned in the Cafe...
The resort amenities appeared more adult oriented.
The pool is open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Here are several shots at the pool area...considering the huge pool, I am trying to get different angles of the pool...









And you can swim in this huge pool. 
This view is from the opposite end of the infinity pool.

The beach is available for swimming from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 


near the white beach...

the beachfront...some larger events are also held in this area...
Water sports activities include banana boat rides, dives, sailing, island hopping, jet skiing, kayaking and snorkeling.
Badminton and Fitness centers are available from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The good thing is that they have some trainors for badminton, swimming, sailing and for kayak lessons.
Grab a brochure for your reference since they have a weeklong schedule for Adult Activities Program like stretching, yoga sessions, billiard games and for lessons related to the water sport activities.
But most interesting of all is the Children’s Activities Program available at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. I never expected that at the Active Kids Center, they really have a teachers  to entertain the kids, and my three year old niece enjoyed this a lot. 

Active Kids Center

Among their activities are storytelling, board games, indoor games, puppet shows and film showing as well as free play and fun time. I saw some kid-friendly resorts like in the Holiday Inn Penang, but here in Crimson, the area is located in the garden rather than in the hotel building. 
Some of my friends tried the Aum Spa, for treatments which they called Sundowner’s Soothing since these are available at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Aum Spa is a 2000 sq.m. sanctuary for relaxation and wellness. There are also half-day specials.

For those who wanted to go to the Malls in the city, daily shuttle service is available to SM and Ayala Cebu.
Drop-off times are: 10 a.m., 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Pick-up times are: 3:45 - 4:00 p.m. (SM); 4:15 - 4:30 p.m. (Ayala); 6:45 - 7:00 p.m. (SM) and 7:15 - 7:30 p.m. (Ayala)

Of course, when I came back from a short trip to the mall, I couldn't help get around the resort again and catch the beauty of this retreat at night. I was overwhelmed by the lights and here are my special shots...

little boats....
This is the Azure Pool Bar...
you can get cocktails here...
this lounge area is overlooking the sea...
The Azure is open for a la carte from 10 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
Here is the pool at night...



the Three-tiered Infinity pool at night!
great reflection!
you can have spa treatments in these huts at the edge of the Infinity pool...

the path back to the villas...
 Crimson Resort and Spa is certainly worth going to!

I was able to get a brochure for the Local Resident's stay...and here it goes. (don't know until when this package is available)

** package rate: PHP 6000.00++ (deluxe room)    
** package rate: PHP 7000.00++ (deluxe room)
** package rate: PHP 16,000.00++ (private pool villa)

and this includes overnight accommodations for two persons, welcome drink, buffet breakfast for two at the Saffron Cafe', Kids-eat-free (<11 years old) when dining with parents, 60-minute billiard game at the Score Sports Bar, round trip airport transfers, free wi-fi and 20% off on food items, aqua sports and on Aum spa.

Why not try this out!



5 comments:

  1. What great timing! I just saw this featured on ANC a couple of days ago and I was wide-eyed the whole time. I told myself I wanted to go there this summer.
    But now that I know how much the rooms cost...wow. I think I might just postpone that vacation for a couple of years hahaha!
    Thank you so much for this! Bookmarked this for future reference :D

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  2. Anj... you are still young!!! Study hard (I feel so old already!) ...Soon you'll have all the opportunity to experience lots of things and go to nice places...just think positive!!!

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    1. Thank you! :)
      I'll really study hard...so I can land a good paying job so I can afford such an awesome vacation! Hahaha :)
      Can't wait to experience as much as you!

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  3. there is time for everything!!! with your personality (as I see it in your blogs! and dahil blogger din), I know you will go places!

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