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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

June holidays trip: Shangri-La at Cebu Philippines PART 1.

Hello everybody! The Tan household just got back from Cebu Philippines and we had so much fun.
We stayed at Shangri-La resort and I must say, their service is excellent. Way surpassed my expectations in terms of friendliness, helpful staff, and being accommodating to our requests and needs (eg. late check-out, adding on of sofa bed for the kids, on-site babysitting and drop-off services).
In fact, after being to Maldives the last trip, sorry but the service standards of Vilamendhoo left much to be desired.
So here's an overview of our family vacation at Cebu, Philippines.

The resort had several pools but the main pool had a water playground and water slide for the kids.

As parents, one of the first things we did was to locate the childcare centre.
Fun zone for kids, sanity for parents!

Each child is entitled to 2 hours per day FREE play inside the Adventure Zone indoor playground.
Do note that all kids need to wear long sleeved tops and socks to enter.

If you're in for some arcade fun, it's right next door to the Childcare Centre.

Do check out PART 2 and PART 3 of our Cebu trip here for more outdoor and sea-sport activity!

June holidays trip: Cebu Philippines PART 2.

On the second day, Hubby and I decided to go snorkelling so we hired a babysitter to follow us to the beach.
A babysitter can be hired at P300/hour (approx. SG$10/hour) and you need to book them at least 2 hours in advance.

Snorkelling is free at Shangri-La resort and is done in a group with allocated timings daily. Be sure to check out the availability and schedules at their Scuba Diving centre.
The excursion is about 1 hour and an instructor is allocated to every group.

Snorkelling equipment like vests, goggles, snorkelling pipe, and flippers are available if you do not have your own, also Free of charge.

Fish feeding.

Babies spotted us coming back to shore! They are with their babysitter, Nerissa. She is experienced and very good with my children. In that short hour she got them to warm up to her and play on the beach.

Photobombed by kissing couple :)


Relaxing on a hammock!

Went on a glass-bottom boat ride for P1500 per adult, half price for Adam, and FOC for Ashton.

Up next, Andy and Adam went for some flying activity at the Zipline. 

On the first round, he went with Hubby but subsequently got so hooked that he went on his own.
 Catch us in PART 3 (last instalment) for more wet and dry activities for the family :)
In case you missed PART 1 (arriving at the resort and orientation), click HERE.

June holidays trip: Philippines PART 3 - Fish feeding and fish house-building.

Believe me when I say, the kids will never run out of stuff to do at Shangri-La Cebu!
Adam loves feeding the fish and swimming around them, pretending to be one of them.
The fish food can be gotten from the Watersports centre and is free.

Both my children come from the same place but they are slightly different.
My scaredy baby Ashton is terrified of water. Or the fish.

Prefers to stay on dry land to watch us.

A fish just jumped up and splashed on Adam's face.

When we were all still dripping wet, we went to dry off by building a fish house.
Fish house building needs to be arranged in advance so again, please check with the Watersports Centre for schedule and availability.

Everyone chips in on our family project.

Adam asked if we can engrave all our names on the cement and I was like Okayyyy can don't want??.....

Ta Dah! Our family project completed after getting all our hands dirty and making sure all the pieces stuck and decorated the Fish House with shells and corals.

Do check out PART 1 and PART 2.
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