Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Honey and the Moon

The boy and I celebrated our late honeymoon in Plantation Bay Cebu. Since we had our 'lavish' wedding March 1st - my birthday, we decided to do the pseudo-honeymoon on his birthday - July 22nd.

We booked the Spa Indulgence Package in Plantation Bay's Mogambo Springs. The rates in their website are updated. Here's the details of the package:

Zen-inspired room located inside Mogambo Springs' stunning 18th century Japanese village setting. Lose yourself in an immensely rejuvenating experience that is one of its kind. The new Mogambo emanates a magnificent sanctuary fit for an intimate lover's haven, capturing the essence of what a spa truly means.
Go ahead. Spoil yourself and satisfy your hunger for that healing touch.

Bed Configuration:
1 queen bed
Maximum Capacity:2 adults. Children 17 years and below are not allowed.
Not suitable for persons with disabilities.
Extra Bed
Not applicable.
Overnight stay at the Spa Indulgence Room
Welcome leis and tropical drinks upon arrival
Seaweed Salt Bath
Aromatherapy Oil Massage for two persons
Complimentary use of spa facilities
Spa products as souvenirs

Mogambo springs is set like a Japanese village during the what-have-you-shogunate with bamboos and the pagodas - which are actually spa rooms.

You'll see me here amidst the japanese garden with bamboos, the bamboo bridge and the pagoda. NVM me.

We were greeted by PB staff in Mogambo with our welcome leis and drinks.

The rooms are very zen-ny with yellow lights all over and still jap-inspired with the lowered beds and tables and chairs.

Our bed
Posh bathroom with bath tub
Basket of mangorind, mango-pineapple, turones and dried mangoes
Coffee and tea-making facilities

They have lots of spa-zen-mode facilities, there are cold pools and hot pools. Here I am in the hot pool/jacuzzi with the extra cold water the spa attendants served without me having to prompt them and cucumbers in my eyes, while he is in the cold pool with waterfalls. It's quite fun to jump from cold to hot intermittently. 

They have a dry sauna and a steam room. I stayed inside the dry sauna but found myself parched after a few minutes, there is an hourglass inside the sauna which says the prescribed time I guess and to sort of track your time inside, I was only able to stay half of the time.

We had aromatherapy massage and the floral bath . We both had relaxing swedish massages.
Couples massage room and couples floral bath

There are lots of other activities you can do inside the resort village, there are lagoons - freshwater and saltwater, slides, floating restos, secret caves, jacuzzis, fountains and waterfalls. One can even do lots of other aquasports/ activities. We are just more into rest and relax and not so much adventure in this trip that we weren't able to do a lot.

Couple size jacuzzi

There are places to lounge surrounding the resort and there's the giant water slide and waterfalls in Mogambo Springs. There's a cliff-dive point as well in the saltwater lagoon where people can jump and dive into a 4-meter trench. One will never run our of things to do in Plantation Bay. 

There are tandem bikes, archery and firing range, a mini-playground, a botanical garden, a salon, a pool hall and gym as well if you want to do that.

They have shuttles (golf-cart type) that can take around the resort if you're too lazy to walk - which we never are. There are nightly themed parties where they serve buffet dinner, which we passed on because we opt to do spa-stuff.  So there. That was our stay in Plantation Bay. Definitely highly recommended for couples who want to escape.