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.

Shangri-la Mactan has all the modern amenities that make it very convenient and promising for a family with small kids. It’s over-all relaxed feel, though, also gives you the satisfaction of getting away from it all while having everything you need at the same time. The pools are good, the man-made beach, acceptable, and there is a good number of restaurants and activities to choose from.

They have a Chi Spa now with a pretty good menu of treatments available — and that is why they are on my “to visit again” list. To read more about Shangri-la Mactan, you can visit www.shangri-la.com/cebu/mactanisland/en/index.aspx