Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Sakayan is a traditional fishing boat, despite modernization many are still using it here in the Philippines especially in the Islands of Visayas.

This photo is courtesy by Mistch Elle showing three men who were worried about having a good catch for the day knowing their families back home are waiting for them.  I do hope they had more than enough to serve on their tables and extra catch for the day's earnings.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

An Imperial Experience

Imperial Palace Waterpark Resort and Spa, Cebu in Maribago, Lapu-lapu City is owned and developed by the Philippines BXT Corporation, a PEZA registered Tourism Operator / Developer. The project is a foreign-funded investment and was a response to the call of the Philippine government for more investments on the tourism sector.

The resort is managed by the Imperial Palace Hotel Group, and international hotel management group with a portfolio of three hotels in Seoul, South Korea. Fukuaka, Japan and Lapu-lapu City, Cebu, Philippines. The “Imperial Palace” in Seoul, Sout Korea was rated by Time Magazine as the best hotel in Asia a testimony of their high standard of management style and industry expertise.

I took the booking with an initial thought that it will be for the sake of my eldest son who will be celebrating his 5th year last Aug. of 2010.  We were so much amazed with what we saw.  Really some were not at all expected.

One of our favorite spot, 
my children fell in love with our 
room instantly.
Upon check in, the front desk officer announced that the room that I reserved isn't available yet and practically asked for a permission if they could upgrade our reservation.  Without any second thought I nodded with widened eyes.

The kids were so amazed with the spacious lobby, front desk section and a selection of left and right lifts toward our room.  
Our little boy quickly found a place
for him to sleep in the evening.

The place was cool, neat and just what we needed to celebrate my son's birthday.

The Park takes pride with its 556 elegantly furnished rooms, of which there are 128 Deluxe rooms, 380 Suites, and 48 Pool & Jacuzzi Villas.  Obviously, the rooms are designed to give a luxurious experience, comfort and total relaxation to its guests.

Capt. Hooks Pool


The Park boasts its 5 different themed pools namely:
-Amazon River Pool (a flowing river pool)
-The Wave Rider (with an artificial tide pool)
-Beach Pool (with a beach-line shoreline)
-Captain Hook's Pool (featuring a pirate ship)
-Toddler Pool (perfect for the little ones)

A view of the Cabana Lounge 
by the pool

In order to maximize time one has to observe the daily schedules of the Waterpark.  The Waterpark and Slides are open daily from 9AM to 5:30PM.  The Toddlers Pool and Captain Hooks Pool is open from 8:30AM to 5:30PM. 

A view of the first building

DeLuxe Rooms

Each room is equipped with a 32-inch LCD TV and DVD player.  It is equipped with an exclusive Imperial Palace (customized) radio clock with MP3 Player dock; fully stocked mini-bar and refrigerator and wired broadband internet.  It comes with two options the Ocean View and the Garden View.


Mactan Suite
This has 76 sq. meters of well-appointed space and gives guests a large living room area to watch their favorite movies in a 37-inch LCD TV with DVD player. The bedroom offers both luxury and comfort.

Cebu Suite
This is a two-bedroom suite that is perfect for a large families or group of friends.  With over 80 sq. meters of space, it has a large living room and with a 37-inch LCD TV with DVD player. Each bedroom has a 24-inch LCD TV, radio clock with MP3 player, spacious bathroom with tub and luxury amenities.

Imperial Suite
The Imperial Suite is ideal for those with a distinctive taste for the classically stylish. The bedroom is a study of elegance, with its four-poster bed and luxurious beddings. A spacious living room and balcony with an impressive view of the resort completes this exclusive suite.

Executive Suite
I would say that its bright interiors give emphasis on its spacious living rooms and a fun moment with the 42-inch LCD TV.  This is a perfect taste for modern people.

Royal Suite
Elegance = Royal Suite as it is.  It comes with a Master and Second bedroom both with lavish furnishings.  The bathroom of the Master's bedroom is fully enclosed while offering a good view of the resort grounds.  Meanwhile the second bedroom has more like a Japanese feel with both bath and toilet.  They say this is the room of the discerning businessmen.

The Villas offer a balance of both 
resort and luxury living.


Sunset and Ocean Villa

The place where you always want to be.  The exclusive pool and Jacuzzi is ideal for couples and honeymooners. 

An overview of the  pool from the 
9th floor where we were.
Food:  Guilty Pleasures
With wide selections of food and restaurants you can never go hungry!

Had a good breakfast at Familia Restaurant.
My nth try of various dishes, that day I was unstoppable.  Going through from Chinese, Japanese, French to American dishes.  Basically the flavors of the world went into my plate. 
Of course the best of them all was my coffee.  I just can't go without it.  Truly it has been a great, fun-filled and a memorable experience.

Indeed it was an amazing experience.  If you are looking for a nice place to spend a Holiday or Vacation here in Cebu, Philippines visit Imperial Palace Waterpark Resort and Spa.

Have a great vacation!


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