Dusit Thani Cebu Day Use Experience, Philippines

Dusit Thani Cebu Day Use

Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort, Philippines

Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort is a newly built five-star resort on the island of Mactan. Despite opening its doors in 2019 a year before the Pandemic hit the world they were still able to soar with excellence and with so much popularity too. They are even considered one of the most beautiful resorts in Mactan, Cebu. Let's go!

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A wonderful fusion of Thai and Filipino hospitality is what you can expect with Dusit Thani Mactan Resort. I’ve been here twice and I love their pool and wonderful service. If you’ve been to other resorts you’ll immediately see and feel the difference. 

How to get there: Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort

Location: Punta Engaño Rd, Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu City, 6015 Cebu, Philippines
Contact number: (032) 888 1388
Entrance fee: Free for hotel guests or Purchase a Resort Day Use
Parking: Free

From Mactan-Cebu International Airport:

Take a taxi or Grab or pre-arrange a resort pick-up service. Airport shuttle fee: 930 PHP (one-way)
Travel time: 30 minutes.

From Cebu City:

Go to Parkmall Terminal 
Location: Ouano Avenue, Mandaue Reclamation Area, Mandaue City, 6014 Cebu

Take a Jeepney from Parkmall Terminal to Punta Engaño. Jeepney is a widely known public transportation in the Philippines.

Travel time: 1 -2 hours, depending on traffic
The easiest way to find that jeepney to Punta Engaño is simply to ask around the Parkmall Terminal. Don't be afraid to ask Filipinos are very friendly.

Resort Day Use Prices: 

Prices range from 20 USD - 40 USD

Adults: 1,500 PHP
Child: 1,000 PHP (5-12 yrs old)

Saturday and Sunday
Adult: 2,000 PHP
Child: 1,200 PHP (5-12 yrs old)

Prices may change, contact the resort for more information. They also offer the Barkada Weekday Package for 6,500 PHP for five adults.

Resort Day Use Package includes:

Use of the infinity pool from 08:00 to 20:00
Use of the Rainforest pool from 8:00 am to 19:00
Free use of beach towels and shower room
Beach access next to the jetty
Lunch buffet with drink
One-hour use of the Fun Zone for children (10 years old and under)

Dusit Thani Room Rates:

For Room Prices Check Out Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort. I like booking .com as they offer great prices.

Room prices range from 8,000 PHP - 10,000 PHP / 160 USD - 200 USD

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Dusit Thani Cebu Resort Day Use
Chilling with hubby and our baby at the Infinity pool. I’m proud to say I’m a mom now. Having a baby opened up a whole different world of endless possibilities for me. 

Infinity pool

Aside from the Infinity pool, they have another one called Rainforest Pool, a smaller swimming pool with an artificial waterfall. After enjoying their pool, you can dine in for the Lunch Buffet at the Sunset Sports Bar.

Another option for kids is the Fun Zone where they can enjoy playing indoors when it's scorching hot outside.

Dusit Thani Cebu Resort Day Use

The Beach

The first time our little dumpling experienced the beach was the cold waters of California. Oh Boy! I can still remember his face when his little toes first touched the icy, cold water. It’s really nice to introduce him to the warm waters of the Philippines. I can hear his favorite songs from the Disney movie “Moana” playing alongside him as he plays with the water.

They also have a Boardwalk with lounge chairs and tables. We sat down there for a few minutes before going straight to the small beach next to the jetty. The beach is not one of their strong points, they don’t have the fine white sands that we’re looking for, it’s a little bit rocky so make sure you wear slippers. 

Dusit Thani Cebu Resort Day Use
Family time means happy time. It’s amazing when you have a little human to take care of, life is not the same anymore. I can’t imagine life without our little one.

What do I love about Dusit Thani? 

Is their wonderful customer service. Just an observation based on my experience and that of some people I know. Normally, if you’re not a foreigner, or let’s say you’re simple and quiet, or in other words ‘local.’ Some resorts don’t pay that much attention to your presence. It’s an annoying thing in the Philippines where foreigners are worshipped like Gods and offered great services for some reason. However, I didn’t feel that way with Dusit Thani, and I need to mention another favorite resort Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa. I don’t know if it’s because they're a five-star rated resort or maybe management is just different. Well, Kudos to the team! We loved both resorts and we highly recommend them if you’re in Mactan.

Dusit Thani Cebu Resort Day Use

The Bar

The resort features 272 guest rooms that run across three hotel buildings. This was in their open-air lobby where you can have cocktails overlooking the sea.

The lunch buffet is pretty basic with the Resort Day Use Package on normal days. However, we went on a Public Holiday so our Lunch buffet was a bit special. 

Dusit Thani Cebu Resort Day Use

Tradewinds Cafe at Dusit Thani Cebu Resort

If you're looking for a panoramic view of the ocean and a sumptuous international buffet then check out the Tradewinds Cafe. For reservations, contact dtmc@dusit.com .

Prices range from 1,400 PHP - 1,600 PHP / 28 USD - 32 USD

Tradewinds Cafe Buffet hours: 
Buffet Breakfast: 06:00 to 10:30

Monday to Sunday: Buffet Lunch from 12:00 to 14:30,
Sunday to Thursday: Buffet Dinner from 18:00 to 21:30
Friday to Saturday: Buffet Dinner from 18:00 to 22:00

They also have a beautiful terrace overlooking the sea for some additional ambience. But then, our baby wasn't feeling the heat so we stayed indoors which meant more access to food, ahahaa.

Dusit Thani Cebu Resort Day Use
I for one fell in love with their coffee jelly! The dessert section was my little paradise.

Dusit Thani Cebu Resort Day Use
This was my husband's favorite part of the day! I repeat lunch buffet at Tradewinds Cafe is not part of the Regular Resort Day Use Package. For reservations, contact dtmc@dusit.com

As the sun faded away we slowly packed our bags...

Dusit Thani Cebu Resort Day Use
Last dipped with my boys as we waved goodbye to a captivating view of the Magellan Bay.

Dusit Thani Cebu Resort Day Use

If you're staying late you'll be able to catch the sunset here and it's something to look forward to as you end your day. Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort is soooo worth it. The pool, amenities and management are awesome. We’re definitely coming back here on our next vacation in the Philippines.

For Room Prices Check Out Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort. I like booking .com as they offer great prices.

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