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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Al Fresco Dining in Shangri-La Mactan

My family went to Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa for a day tour on our second day in Cebu. We left Islands Stay Hotel at 9 o'clock without any breakfast so we had to look for a place to eat right after paying for our tags. Tides was inviting but it was already crowded when we passed by. Hence, we tried checking the Buko Bar but unfortunately, it doesn't open until 10 in the morning.


Our feet guided us back to Tides. We queued to get a table, then asked the waitress for an al fresco dining when it was already our turn. I ordered Filipino breakfast for hubby, pancakes for me and cereal with milk for my daughter. While waiting for our food, the complimentary tea, juice and a plateful of cake and pastries came. We realized there was too much food on table that we had to cancel the cereal with milk by the time the pancakes and Filipino breakfast arrived. The pancakes alone were too much. They gave me 4 pieces served with fresh fruits on the side. I couldn't finish it since I was almost full with the cakes and pastries alone. Anyhow, I managed to consume the fruits and a piece of pancake. Total bill with what we ordered.. P995.

The al fresco dining during breakfast was nice so we did it again at lunch. This time, we chose a table nearer the talisay tree where we could see the birds closely. It was just fun eating while watching them flying from the tree to the empty tables, looking for some crumbs to eat. It was even more enjoying having that scrumptious buffet lunch (available from 11AM to 2PM) inclusive to the day tour tags which we paid P2500 per person; while the little one was free of charge.

The Tides around 2 o'clock in the afternoon.

Bird advisory for diners and guests.

Maya birds occupying the empty seats.


A bird alone in the tree.

More birds waiting for something to feed on.

-That's all for now. Will write separate posts on food from our Cebu trip later! :)

Tides - Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa
Punta Engano Road, Lapu-Lapu
Cebu 6015 Philippines
Tel: (63 32) 231 0288
Fax: (63 32) 231 1688


  1. arghhhhhh...the place looks inviting...so cute ni Askim!

  2. nakakamiss ang shangri-la. sana next time makapag-overnight kami dito. =)

  3. Been to Cebu last 2009, but never been to shangrila hotel..expensive :D

    And also we only had a one day tour....

  4. bird watching while dining... what a sight! :)

  5. I should try this place if ever I visit Cebu again.. lovely photos by the way! =) [www.budgetbiyahera.blogspot.com]

  6. P950 hhmm good enough for a shngri-la rate. hehe will watch out for your next post.

  7. Wow, ang cute ang daming birds! Never been to Cebu. Will take note of this place when we visit Cebu. :)

  8. sosyal! Love the photos and the place! Looks heavenly.:)

  9. Never been there. The place looks nice pero mukhang mahal. Ipon muna ko bago pumunta, haha.

  10. Great photos and a nice place!


  11. I want to visit Shangri-la Mactan too! :D But I'm not sure if I should get their day tour package when we visit Cebu, or magBantayan island nalang kami >.< Anyway, can't wait for your next post! :D

  12. Wow! Di ba mahal dyan sa Shangri-La Mactan? Dyan kami dapat maghohoneymoon nung 2009 kaso kapus na sa budget. ^_^

  13. Haven't been here before. Will try in my next visit to Cebu.

  14. I love the food sa Tides! breakfast buffet namn kami nung kumain dyan.

  15. I love the al fresco too! I want to enjoy the fresh air as much as I could eh

  16. the presence may have made the meal a lot more enjoyable! :)


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