From Bohol, the group continued to their next destination - Cebu, via sea travel on the OceanJet Ferry.
Upon arrival at the resort, the group was in awe of its beauty and the hospitality service. The friendly welcome of Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan was indeed heartwarming.
The group enjoyed a hearty lunch at the Saffron Café. Other dining options at the resort were Score Sports Bar and Azure Beach Club. Aum, its first-rate spa, offers nothing but tranquility and pure relaxation. The private villas and contemporary guest room, swimming pools and other recreational facilities were spread across the sprawling 6-hectare land. What makes staying at the luxury resort a blast? Having beachfront access!
The group capped off the day with a dinner treat at Azure Beach Club.
With Cebu Trip Tours guiding the group throughout the trip, the experience was indeed fun and memorable! First on the Cebu checklist - swimming with the whale sharks of Oslob. Snorkeling is one thing, but swimming with the butanding , the largest fish in the world, is something else entirely! Before taking on a new different adventure, the group continued to the briefing center for a quick orientation about these gentle giants to ensure a peaceful experience.
While waiting for their boats, the group enjoyed a quick breakfast – rice cake and mangoes, at one of the small eateries along the shore. Once life vests have been secured, the social media influencers hopped on the boat and were more than ready to meet these friendly creatures of the sea.
For most of the influencers, the whale shark encounter was a first. Travel photographer Tiffany Nguyen and YouTuber Parker Ferris plunged into the sea and put their skills to the (underwater) test. They say time flies fast when you’re having fun, and what seemed only like 10min was already half an hour. With the sun up, clear skies and cool waters, the experience was indeed something worth remembering.
After everyone had cleaned up, it was time again to get moving. Next on the list – Kawasan Falls . A 20-minute walk amidst the lush greens gave an immediate sense of serenity. Following the banks of the river led to the captivating Kawasan Falls. Indeed the falls were a major draw for travelers.
By the time the group arrived at the destination, it was already lunch. And what makes a perfect feast on the island? A boodle fight composed of grilled dishes, variety vegetables meals, tropical fruits, and of course freshly-opened coconuts for that cool drink.
Soon as everyone had their fill of goodness, one by one they went to the pool of azure waters falling from a great height. The strong gush was a perfect natural massage after all the swimming and walking earlier. While others were enjoying a heavenly experience with nature, some took the opportunity to snap amazing photos to share.
It took some hours traveling back and upon arriving in the city, the third one the Cebu bucket list was getting a taste of the lechon – one of Cebu’s famous delicacies, at Zubuchon. After a fun-filled day, there’s no better way to reward oneself than indulging in a filling dinner.
What’s an island adventure without a stop to one of the world’s renowned beaches? Boracay awaits the coolest travel squad on the archipelago on Mango Tours’ next travel review of theAlways Summer in the Philippines tour.