After spending a month in Manila, working at the hubs in Makati, getting used to seeing guns everywhere and watching my back, it was incredible to have a visit from home come and join me for a 10 day holiday in the lovely Macau island in the Cebu area. A safe haven to relax in, I thought, but I held my hopes up to soon.
The reception checked us in, and we dropped our luggage in a nice room and went to check out the area and find a restaurant. There were ropes tied to block the entrance to the ocean and the stairs leading down to the beach. They had high fences with barb wire around the area. We found one restaurant in another building and one couple eating. Other than that, we found off-duty staff staring at us from a pool. It was getting dark, and we both got a creepy feeling and decided to get the hell out of the area.
One hour later we had checked out again, got a taxi (that were willing to come down there) and drove the ten minutes out of the creepy area and into heavenly Mövenpick Hotel Mactan. We checked in again and had the tastiest dinner in this gorgeous resort before we went back to our room. It had been made clear for the night while we ate. Ah, the sweetness of luxury and security never felt better.
The next couple of day we just enjoyed the hotel’s premises. Our guy at the beach supplied service for Kings and queens, and the food was gourmet style. Everything from breakfast to the beach bar and beach club was awesome in every way. So was the spa, and the tempered turquoise ocean was refreshing as the temperature passed 35 degrees Celsius during the day.
After two days rewinding at the resort, it was time to get out of our luxury bubble and explore the area. Just one month ago, tourists were attempted to be kidnapped in Bohol, but we decided to try our luck despite the warnings. Read about the Bohol adventures here