February 2006

I read recently in the newspapers that Alegre Resort now has a spa too. That may be a reason for you to check this resort out. You may contact them at (032) 254-9800 or (02) 634 7505 to 07.


We visited Shangri-la Mactan when my son Adi was a little over a year old. He’s nine now so you know that that was a long time ago. We are due for another visit soon — if I had my way.


Cebu is about an hour away from Metro Manila by plane. You can also reach it by boat (e.g. Super Ferry). It is located in the Visayas, although, most of the time, it feels just like Manila. It is also where the Sinulog Festival in honor of the Sto. Nino (or the Child Jesus) is celebrated every third weekend in January.


The Boracay Tropics Hotel was featured in the Philippine Daily Star (Feb 17, 2006), where it was described as a blend between “Mediterranean and modern Asian architecture.”

You’ll find it near Boracay Station 2.

The Boracay Tropics Hotel as two three-story buildings which house 50 guest rooms (each with a private balcony). These rooms overlook a bean-shaped swimming pool.

You’ll also find 44 superior deluxe and six cabana suites (with aircon, mini-bar, private shower with hot and cold water). Cable TV is available. The cabanas are larger, with receiving areas, a kitchenette and a jacuzzi.

A health and nail spa is also available on-site.

The Tropics Cafe, found adjacent to the swimming pool, offers a choice of Oriental and Filipino cuisine. You’ll also find a bar which offers imported red and white wines, along with your usual favorite drinks.

You can also hold seminars in their air-conditioned function rooms (capacity: 150 guests). You also have access to a business center that will help connect you with the rest of the world.

Contact their Manila Office:
Telephone: +63.2.6871465
Mobile: +63.921.4718388
Email: boracaytropics@yahoo.com

Contact their Boracay Office:
Telephone: +63.36.2883700

Note: I haven’t stayed at the Boracay Tropics Hotel. If you or your friends have, please share your experiences via the Comment Form below. Thanks!