Yes, you heard it right. A Cebu Escapade for Free! Well, technically I spent for about Php 700.00 for my pasalubongs and Php 1000.00 for my taxi fee going to the airport and back to my house. Why “almost” free? Yes, because it’s a company outing man! Hahaha! But even though it is a company outing and team building, it feels like a dream vacation because of the place and the oh-so-good food they offers.
Last July 15-17, 2016 we held our team building in Crimson Resort & Spa in Mactan, Cebu. Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan is a sprawling 6-hectare beach resort and spa with 40 luxurious private villas featuring individual plunge pools and 250 guestrooms that combine both comfort and style with its contemporary Asian style. A deluxe beach resort on the island of Mactan, Crimson is a 20 minute drive away from the Mactan International Airport. (based on their site description).
As a cheap traveler, I was awed by the beauty of this resort. Honestly, I have never been in a fancy hotels because I love beach camps and I don’t want to spend a whole lot of money in accommodations. Thank you my dear company for letting me experience this. Hahahaha!
The resort offers a lot of activities for their guest like Spa, Fitness Center, Billiards, Karaoke, and Water activities like kayak, snorkeling, fish feeding, jetski, para-sailing, speedboat tours, island hopping tour/snorkeling tour, scuba diving trips and Tow Rides (banana boat, viper/frantic tow, wakeboard, waterski, kneeboard).
But, if you ask me what is my favorite part of the trip? It is the buffet at Saffron Cafe and the open bar in Azure Beach Club! Yes, my company never limit our hungry souls. I will never forget how many Tequila Sunrise I’ve tasted and how many calories I had because of the famous Cebu Lechon and that Carbonara. Oh dem!
And lastly, I really love Cebuanos. Not only because I have Cebuano roots, but also how polite and caring they are to us. In my 22 years of existence, no one has ever done pulling my chair out of the table and asked me to sit right there. Hahahahaha. That was a big deal for me. Charot.
If I’m going to be rich someday, I will take my family here because I want them to experience that oh-so-relaxing-feels in this resort. And I also, I really want to taste their freaking good food! Yes! I’m not kidding! Their buffet was so darn good guys!! I want to go back there so badly because of the food because I’m always hungry. I miss you so bad Crimson, my Cebu Escapade for free. 🙁