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Day Trip at Mactan's Newest Beautiful Resort: Solea Mactan Cebu Resort


Day Trip at Mactan's Newest Beautiful Resort: Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
Guess what? Mactan just keeps getting better with more resort choices! If you don't know it yet, I'm actually the kind of person who loves going on staycations and Solea Mactan Cebu Resort - the newest resort in town - I suggest, should definitely be on your top list. And boy, they got me with their colorful sofas inside the pool!

Day Trip at Mactan's Newest Beautiful Resort: Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Day Trip at Mactan's Newest Beautiful Resort: Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
When I saw photos of Solea Mactan Cebu Resort, I immediately researched about it and added it on the top of my list. When the opportunity came, I grabbed it and took with me my boys, Zayn and Sheen.

Anyway, upon entering the resort, you will witness a magnificent view as you can see in the photo above and the tropical setting of the resort which was absolutely perfect.

Lobby

Day Trip at Mactan's Newest Beautiful Resort: Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
Solea Mactan Cebu Resort, I must say, has one of the most beautiful lobbies I have ever seen. I love everything from the color choices, interior design, concept, and the furniture.

When we arrived at the front desk, Sheen and Zayn went on a nearby table and sat while I talked with their staff and paid. Their front staff were very nice and friendly and that's one more thing that I loved about the resort. Anyway if you're curious, you can check their day trip rates at the end of this post.

Day Trip at Mactan's Newest Beautiful Resort: Solea Mactan Cebu Resort

Infinity Pool

Day Trip at Mactan's Newest Beautiful Resort: Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Day Trip at Mactan's Newest Beautiful Resort: Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
Not a lot of resorts have infinity pools and Solea definitely did a good job with it. Their olympic-sized infinity pool offered us a beautiful view of the resort's entirety. The only downside was that the pool is not safe for kids because the tiles are very slippery. So to my fellow parents out there, if you're planning to go to Solea Mactan Cebu Resort, make sure you watch your kids when in the pool to avoid accidents.

Pool Lounge (that's what I call it)

Day Trip at Mactan's Newest Beautiful Resort: Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Day Trip at Mactan's Newest Beautiful Resort: Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Day Trip at Mactan's Newest Beautiful Resort: Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Day Trip at Mactan's Newest Beautiful Resort: Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
As I have mentioned earlier, this is what truly caught my attention! I saw photos on social media and I really wanted to see it firsthand. It was honestly my first time to see this kind of concept so kudos to Solea! The green and orange colors helped do the trick as well! No wonder it looks amazing in photos. This is totally chilling in the pool taken to the next level.

Kid's Pool

Day Trip at Mactan's Newest Beautiful Resort: Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
I also loved that their kid's pool are really wide considering that during peak season, lots of kids will surely be crowding in it. However, their pool's quite tricky too. The area where the mushroom shower is located is the kid-friendly area as the water is below knee high. A few steps away, you can feel the pebbled floor which is an indicator that the water is deeper on the other side. The water is 4-feet deep only but of course, it's not kid-friendly for children like Zayn. And just like the infinity pool, their tiles are very slippery too. I wish they can do something about it.

Lunch Buffet at Earth Restaurant

Day Trip at Mactan's Newest Beautiful Resort: Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Day Trip at Mactan's Newest Beautiful Resort: Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
At around 12NN, Sheen and I decided to finally eat lunch to fill our starving tummies. When we went to Earth Restaurant, the staff outside told us that we are not allowed to go inside wet, and since Zayn was the only one who didn't change, we chose to dine outside instead. Thankfully, they have dining tables and chairs outside which was actually better for me since I love dining al fresco.

During weekends, lunch buffet are available at the restaurant and their buffet spread ranges from Asian to International dishes. I was actually happy that their food was delicious however here are some things that I did not like:
  • Chafing dishes and other food display trays at the buffet spread are not refilled in a timely manner. It's quite disappointing opening the chafing dish only to see that there's nothing left inside.
  • There was only one chef at their pasta and sushi station and it was difficult for the chef to accommodate multiple customers who requested a few pieces of sushi and have their choice of pasta cooked.
  • Their buffet lunch does not include free drinks which is very disappointing too. And since we did not want additional charges, we opted for their service water instead.

The Lagoon

Day Trip at Mactan's Newest Beautiful Resort: Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
This is the resort's man-made lagoon with sea water, of course. While Zayn and I were going around, we saw people kayaking in the lagoon. I'm not sure what other water activities you can avail, but I think this is a nice feature of Solea Mactan Cebu Resort.

Best Western Sandbar Resort

Day Trip at Mactan's Newest Beautiful Resort: Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Day Trip at Mactan's Newest Beautiful Resort: Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Day Trip at Mactan's Newest Beautiful Resort: Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
Best Western Sandbar Resort and Solea Mactan Cebu Resort are two different resorts but under one management, so to say. If you avail their day use package, you get to enjoy facilities from both resorts. Talk about transferring from one resort to another! Well, technically these two resorts are only a few steps apart. :)

It's evident that we, Filipinos, love to make the most out of every penny we spent, so here I am telling you that spending a day at Solea Mactan Cebu Resort is definitely worth it! And despite the not-so unfortunate experiences and the quite remote location, I want to go back there and stay overnight (hopefully when I can already afford. LOL).

Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Day Use Rates (as of May 2017):

Weekdays (Monday - Friday): Php 1800 (Adults) / Php 900 (Kids 5-12 years old)
> Php 500 worth of consumable food (both Adults and Kids)
> Entrance fee
> Use of the pool facilities with complementary use of sunbeds
> Free use of Public Shower Room

Weekends (Saturday - Sunday) and Holidays: Php 1800 (Adults) / Php 900 (Kids 5-12 years old)
> Lunch Buffet
> Entrance fee
> Use of the pool facilities with complementary use of sunbeds
> Free use of Public Shower Room

Other Details:

> Day Use starts at 8AM until 5PM
> Kids 4 years old and below are free of charge
> Corkage fee applies for bringing food from the outside


Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
Wahing Street, Brgy. Alegria, Cordova, Cebu
Contact No.: (032) 517 8889

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6 comments:

  1. Hi Janine, great post! Limpyo na ang tubig sa pool? Hehe I'm asking kay a few months back niadto ko diha lubog kaayo ang tubig sa pools. Nice panaman unta ang infinity pool. Murag abog pa pud to kay wala pa nahuman ilang construction

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    1. Hi Tara, thank you! Yes yes limpyo ra sya! Actually last year sad mi niadto. I think October or November last year mi niadto. Humana man ang construction ata kato nga time. Wa man koy nakit-an nga construction stuff. HAHA

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  2. Been seeing this on Instagram! Have to visit when I go home to Cebu!

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  3. Pila ang entrance na krn gwapa?

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    1. Hi, kindly read the post :) I placed it for everyone's reference :)

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