That was the end of our wonderful trip to the Philippines, around Manila, Bohol and Cebu. Wished that our trip wouldn't end. But Alhamdulillah, thank you so much HalalTrip and Tourism Philippines for this opportunity!
It has been an eye-opening trip for me to see such wonderful cities in Philippines. It wasn't like how I thought it would be - it is really different to Singapore. Well, Singapore is just a small island. Philippines has over 700 islands! SEVEN HUNDRED!
Overall today, we had our breakfast at Tempo Restaurant at Crimson Resort. There was a wide variety of breakfasts to choose from. I didn't even know where to start or what to eat! I had their fried rice, grilled fish, sushi, cereal and bread. Say no more! They have the best service here at Crimson. It was really mind blowing. I don't even know how many times I said "thank you" to them.
Got the chance to see what the Deluxe Room, Deluxe Garden and Ocean View Villa of Crimson Resort looked like. I must say that this was the best resort so far! It was really worth the money. The Deluxe Room was about 200SGD++, depending on the rate. A great thing about the Garden Deluxe Room was that the toilet was the same as the one we got in our Villa. The staff told us that the Garden Deluxe Rooms were mainly targeted for couples. Soooooooo if you are going on a honeymoon to Cebu, you know where to go!
But let me tell you more about the Ocean View Villa. GOD. We were truly amazed by the view from the villa. From the private pool you can straight away see the ocean - how calming is that...But this villa is more popular amongst families because of the pool. We also got the chance to look around the spa. Waaaaaaaah! The price was really affordable for THAT kind of spa. When I said THAT kind of spa, you would surely want to try it. It was just too bad that we didn't have the time to try out the spa. If we got sufficient time, I'm sure I would have tried it!
Afterwards, we rushed to our 5 course lunch! I was full only after the second course was served! It was really filling although the portions were not that much. What we had for lunch:
- 1st Course - Spanner Crab Salad
- 2nd Course - Boston Seafood Chowder
- 3rd Course - Garlic Prawns
- 4th Course - Medium Roasted Atlantic Salmon OR Grain Feed Australian Tenderlion
- 5th Course - Soft Centered Chocolate Dom
It may look like a little, but gosh, it was really filling! I couldn't eat anymore after my garlic prawns. I had a few bites for my tenderlion and dessert. Apart from that we were rushing for time too. Our flight was at 1400hrs and we only started our lunch at 1145hrs. And we had to leave the resort by 1230hrs. Really rushing. But it was okay. We managed to reach the airport on time cause it took us just about 15-20 minutes from Crimson Resort & Spa to the Domestic Airport.
Little did we know after rushing to check in that the flight got delayed. Our flight was supposed to be at 1400hrs but it got delayed for 2 hours plus. We only boarded the flight at 1650hrs. Basically we just waited at the airport and did nothing. But Alhamdulillah, we reached Manila safely.
We were supposed to have our dinner at Mariott Hotel. But since our flight got delayed, we had to forgo that from our itenary and proceed to wait for our flight back to our home country. But guess what?! Mariott was super nice that they actually packed dinner for us. They actually packed ALOOOOT for us. Sandwhiches, mango pudding, mango salsa, chips and they even packed real mangoes and apples for us. Since we couldn't eat it just like that at the airport, we brought them back home!
Our flight to Singapore from Manila got delayed for about 1 hour. But I guess it was fine. We safely landed back in Singapore. Alhamdulillah. That was the end of my 5 day trip to Philippines with Halaltrip. :(