Typhoon Haiyan was an exceptionally powerful tropical cyclone that devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, just last month, in November 2013. I visited Cebu, Philippines earlier this year, and was happy to hear that the Shangri-La Mactan resort were I stayed was not damaged. The resort and nearby Cebu airport are functional and visits to the area contribute to the local economy. Shangri-La Hotels launched “Bayanihan for the Philippines,” a public campaign to support its Relief, Rebuild and Rehabilitate for two villages on the island. You can read more about the their aid efforts on the dedicated website Shangri-La Cares.
Shangri-La certainly stands for it’s name, a paradise on earth – especially when one is traveling with kids. We have stayed in two other Shangri-Las before – but in city setting so they are not fully comparable, bar for the two common facts: the most amazing breakfast buffets ever and fantastic service! I stayed with my three children the last leg of our solo adventures in Philippines in the Shangri-La Mactan Resort & Spa, and I did I wish we could have stayed there longer!Pretty deluxe room with a sea and pool view. The rooms are furnished with traditional Filipino style, and in Ocean Wing they are even more luxurious