“In family relationships love is really spelled t-i-m-e, time.” - Dieter F. Uchtdorf
It is always a joy when family and friends gather and spend time with each other. It was last month that my family and some friends planned to have an overnight stay at one of the resorts in the island of Mactan, Cebu, which is the Costabella Tropical Beach Resort.
Costabella is a 156-room contemporary Filipino-Spanish beachfront resort with a private white sand beach, refreshing outdoor pools, landscaped tropical gardens, restaurant and bars, and extensive leisure facilities and spa where guests may choose to do as much or as little as they wish. source
The plan was an overnight stay at the resort. We checked in June 16 and checked out June 17 before lunch time.
We arrived at the place before lunch time. Our rooms were not yet ready for check in, so our group opted to have lunch at the resort's restaurant, La Marina.
This is the whole gang! Family and Friends!
The food was delicious. Sorry I was not able to take photos of the food we ate. But it suffice to say that it was great! We were filled and satisfied. Aside from the sumptuous meal, the service was also excellent!
After lunch, the kids already wanted to get into the pool! It was also just right in time that our rooms were ready and we were able to change to our swimming outfits. But before jumping into the waters, I took a photo of my children and husband at the hotel's Filipino - Spanish inspired living room.
We started swimming after lunch. Enjoyed the waters for I think almost 4 hours or so. The water is just so irressitable especially to the children. We also wanted to swim at the beach but it was low tide so no sea water. :D
Instead, the children saw some star fishes. They enjoyed seeing real ones!
I wanted to not get up early and just stay in bed, but I thought, I will miss the early sunshine at the beach! My husband woke our children up then we headed to the beach. Good morning sunshine!
After checking the beach and got some sun, we went back to the bicyle station where guests can use it for an hour.
We let our children take turns and my husband and I did also some rounds. It served as an early exercise. :D Our girls love biking. They have individual bikes at home too!
When we were done with the bikes, we headed to the hotel's restaurant for our breakfast. They were various foods to choose from. It is up to us to what to choose. There were salads, bread, pancakes, fruits, hot drinks and many more.
Again we were filled and statisfied with their food. After a little chit chat with the group, it was time to swim again! This time not only at the pool but also at the beach! Yes! it's high tide!
Everyone enjoyed the sea water!
The resort also allows their guests to use the kayak for free. The picture below is our eldest daughter and my husband.
Now it is time to say goodbye. Check out time was 12noon. We would love to stay one more day but our time in the resort is up.
The overall experience was superb. From their service, the hotel amenities to the food, just excellent!
If you are looking for a resort to stay while in Cebu, I highly recommend Costabella!
Thank you for reaching this far and watching.
Until next time!