After having lunch at Saffron Café as part of our day rate package, we head outside. We were greeted by the raging heat, thanks to Mr. Sunshine, himself. It felt like the peak of summer happened that day. It was beautiful, nevertheless. The sand was golden, flowers were as saturated and as brightly hued as it can be, and the sea was the perfect blue. It took all my might not to just jump in the water then and there as the water was too inviting.
Little bridge dividing the 3-tiered infinity pool.
The infinity pool from the welcome area.
The lowest level of the infinity pool. You may find two cottages at each side where a massage service is available.
The view from the Azure bar and restaurant.
The beach beds from the shore / beach area proper. A level down from the inifinity pool and Azure bar.
The shore and the massage cottage at the right which is on the same level of the infinity pool. People can also take a shade from under those lined up coconut trees.
The view from under the lined up coconut trees.
A pathway to the villas. Crimson has 250 guest rooms and 40 pool villas.
“Crimson Mactan offers well-appointed Deluxe-size rooms beautifully- embellished with custom made furnishings. All rooms feature the comforts and conveniences guests need.”
“Clustered around the main resort building, Crimson’s Villas are categorized into four, with the Ocean Front Villa as the most exclusive among all, with an unhindered view of the ocean. Each 115 square meter space of the Crimson Villas is designed with luxury in mind featuring plunge pools, open plan living rooms with pull-out sofa sleepers, spacious bathrooms with sunk-in tubs and separate rain shower and 4-poster canopy king-sized beds.”
Since we visited when it was nearly Kadaugan sa Mactan, a mini show of the resort staff dancing to traditional music with Magellan and his muse entertained the crowd.
CrimZone for Kids at night. It is open from 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM and do not have an entrance fee. The day rate package also includes the use of this facility.
Unique designs and a native Filipino theme of rattan, wood and shells around the resort can be seen.
I was satisfied with the buffet and the shoreline. I didn’t use their fitness and CrimZone facilities, but judging by the way they looked, I’m pretty sure the experience will be average and beyond. The pool was rather warm all day, it felt like being in a sauna. Maybe because it is outdoor, but then, we do go to the beach to cool down ‘neath the sun, so. ¯_(ツ)_/¯ One thing that bugged me was their shower/locker room. It only had 2 shower stalls and the inside was kinda bland. I felt like it wasn’t as properly maintained as how I’d expect it to be.
It definitely isn’t for the fainthearted pockets and anxious wallets but for tourists, it is one to consider. For locals, on the other hand, if you have no financial issues whatsoever, then go forth and experience Crimson repeatedly. But for those who doesn’t have an overflowing bank account, maybe once will do. I know there are other places around the island that will satisfy your beach needs without having to spend as much. So yes, the day rate can be a little steep at PHP 2499. However, it’s an experience I’d recommend still. After all, Mactan has some of the best resorts in the world and Crimson is pretty much up there on the list.
See more of Crimson here: http://www.crimsonhotel.com/mactan