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5 Must Check Out Areas at Cebu White Sands Resort

Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

Along with fellow bloggers, Exotic Philippines was invited to come and visit one of the resorts in Mactan Cebu Philippines, the Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa.

Let me just note that this is not a hotel review, but just a featured hotel. I do hotel reviews but since I was just there for a day to talk with the owner and his family, I can’t provide any hotel review since it’s purely just viewing the hotel, talk and dinning with the family who owns the resort – which was a pleasure to meet them.

The Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

Though I’ve been living here in Cebu for more than 10 years now, and just live near by the resort, it was my first time to enter and really see what’s inside the resort.

The name itself is a brand, there are other White Sands resorts owned by the Unchuan Development Corp. For years passing by this resort, I really thought that it’s one of the expensive accommodations here in Cebu, a resort that I can’t afford and where rich people stay. But then when I entered the resort, it was welcoming and feels at home. It’s just like you own a house with huge ground or lot area.

Comparing the size of the lot area of this resort, it’s not as big as other resorts in Mactan, but it’s a place where you’ll surely can relax and feel at home. I’m not that type of person who’s really comfortable with high class hotels and I usually feel out of place. So, I really appreciate the environment and ambiance of this resort, I feel more like being at home or visiting a friend's home.

Here are the areas at Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa that I think you want to know more about and that you must try out.

The Rooms

The owner of the resort tours us around the resort and of course, they let us see their rooms and here they are. Sadly, because I forgot to take notes I wasn't able to pin point which rooms is which - since there are 3 types of rooms that they offer.

Here's one of their oldest rooms, this room is one of their rooms from the start (if I remember it right, it's been around for 18 years) and look at the room. It's so clean, well maintained, classic but still beautiful!

Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

At the back of the sofas, there are two beds where one can fit 2 persons and the other is just one. I believe it's equivalent to a family room but it's their deluxe room.

Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

I'd say that this is my favorite. It looks so comfy that I wasn't able to stop myself from sitting on it. I have to, I wanted to, love it!

Now, below is I believe the one they call the courtyard room. I just love the colors, it's so warm and the bed looks so comfy.

Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

If you're looking for a modern room, then book their Mabuhay guest room which is below.

Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

It has a terrace that you can hang out, and the nice thing about it that I think honeymooners will like is...

Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

See that window? if you'll turn off or open the blinds, then you'll see everything inside the toilet room in black and white. Naughty! Naughty!

Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

If you're looking for a room good for two (2) then here's another Mabuhay guest room for 2.

As for the room rates, they are:

Room Type
1 Night Stay
3D/2N Stay
Courtyard Villas
Courtyard Junior Suite
Supreme Room

If you're more than the capacity of the room, they charge P1,500/night for adults (I think the extra bed is included) with breakfast and P900/night for kids.

The Restaurants

We were able to have our lunch with the family who owns the resort, and I tell you their food is really good. I totally forgot the name (see I forgot the name, I was so focus on eating it) but it was like a steak or something.

Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

I do have photos of the meal but since I took the picture using my phone with a low quality camera, it does not goes well with the post.

The Anahata Spa

I love massage and upon entering their Anahata spa made me want to just lay down and call someone to massage me. The aura and the feel of their spa is so relaxing that I bet, I'll fall asleep.

Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

I love the lighting's! The colors they choose, it's so cool! I'm not sure what's the tub for but I believe it's for the other services of their spa. Other than massage, they also offer body scrubs, body wraps, and facials.

Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

Their message have lots of variations too! Including the traditional "hilot" massage, Thai massage, bentosa,  etc.

The Swimming Pools

If you don't like swimming at the beach like me, then check out their pools that looks like the head of Mickey mouse.

Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

Look at the top view that I shot. It's like a hidden Mickey at the resort.

Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

The resort is a family friendly resort, the resort is also owned by a family so I think they did think about their guests with kids. So, if you've got kids who loves to swim, then they'll be just fine at the kiddie pool. 

Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

You can relax and at the same time, be with your kids.

Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

Sit down, get wet and watch your kids. If you fall asleep, no worries they have people watching the pool.

The White Sand Beach

The Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa is called "the white sands" for a reason. They do have REAL white sands at their beach that have been there from the start. It was preserved by the owners, they did not buy it somewhere and put it there and I was running around the seaside at the white sands.

Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

The girl is Mary by the way, she's also a blogger. The one she's standing from is actually the second restaurant of the hotel, that is the Buenavista restaurant.

The Royal Koi Fish Pond

The owner Mr. Unchuan is fond of the Koi fish, but wait, what's this falls doing here?

Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

It's a real false but a small one. It's one of the Koi fish pond at the resort wherein huge Koi lives in.

Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

 And the Kois loves me way too much or they know I'm pointing a camera at them.

They have 3 ponds for their fishes, and one of them is near the rooms.

Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

 And yes, they are all Koi fish at the resort. I can't count them. I'd guess they have almost a thousand Koi fish at the resort.

Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

So, the questionis, o Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa really have white sands?

I'll let you decide through this picture.

Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

If you just want to visit and relax for a day, the Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa also offers day use. For Monday to Friday, their rate is P750/head for adults and P400/kid wherein the P200 is consumable at their restaurant. As for weekends, their rate is P950/head for adults and P500/kid which includes an Eat-all you-can at their buffet from 11am to 1pm.

They also have day use rooms, wherein the entrance fee is waived for 4 persons, and a P1,000 conumable food at their restaurants and includes a free use of the pool and beach from 9am to 5pm.
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Gay Aida Dumaguing (a.k.a. G) is a 29 years old Filipina traveler and food lover from Cebu Philippines who makes a living online as a SEO specialist, Social Media Manager, and Brand Ambassador. Follow her on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter.

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