Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Hotel Review: Happy Beach Cebu (Philippines)

First week of March, my family started planning for our yearly out-of-town trip. After hours of debating on where to go, we decided to hit Cebu and Bohol for 4 days and 3 nights trip. By the way, I will share our family trip itinerary on my next blog posts. So stay tuned!

We all preferred to hit the beach and catch the sun-rays rather than to stay or roam the city. Upon days of searching for a nice beach-front hotel-resort in Cebu, we all decided to choose Happy Beach Cebu for an overnight stay. Why? We foresight that the kids and kids-at-heart will enjoy this brightly-colored summer vibes of Happy Beach. And yes! We did!



» Happy Beach Cebu «

Happy Beach Cebu, is a Bali-inspired boutique resort located in Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines. Owned by the makers of The Dessert Museum Manila and Inflatable Island in Subic was recently opened last December 15, 2018.

There are so many nicknames for this resort such as The Millennials' Summer Capital, Instagrammable Beach, A Pastel Wonderland Resort, Happiest Beach in the Philippines and so on. You can see many hashtags of this resort in Instagram.

» Booking Procedure «

I booked through its website https://www.happybeach.ph/book-a-room. The hotel is also available on other third-party hotel booking websites such as Agoda.com, Booking.com, and Travelbook.ph.

Unfortunately, the website only accepts 1 room per booking (6 people max). It's pretty hassle to book only 1 room per transaction. We were 8 adults and 2 kids. (Take note that 1 kid per room is free unless stated otherwise.). I did 2 separate transactions for booking the 2 rooms. I suggest that they should revise their website to accommodate those people, who are booking with big groups like us. Nevertheless, the payment process was pretty fast.

Note: They only accept credit card transaction online. Check the website for more information.

» Rooms «

The hotel has 16 rooms to choose from. Because we're a family of 10, we booked two family rooms (4 adults and 1 kid per room).

There is only one room type:
  • Happy Room - 50 ft²/ 1 double-deck bed and 1 queen sized pull-out bed.

The room can accommodate up to 6 pax including the free kid. The room costs Php 5,999 (for 2 adults and 1 kid only <12 kids y.o and below>). There's an additional charge of Php 1,800 per head with breakfast (as of March 2019). You are also required to pay an amount of Php 2,000 as an incidental deposit upon check-in.

All rooms include:
  • Free Breakfast for 2 persons
  • Air-conditioned room
  • Complimentary High-speed WiFi / Internet
  • Complimentary bottles of mineral water and snacks
  • Telephone
  • LED TV
  • Hot / Cold Shower with bidet
  • Personal care set
  • Safety volt

More info: The Happy Room includes a whole day access to the Pink Pool and Beach Pass. They only have 20% discounted rates for inflatable and unicorn island.

Here's the preview of our Happy Room:








» Day Tour «


The property also offers day tour package from 7 am to 10 pm. You can book and choose dates from their website as well. They accept BPI/BDO bank deposit/transfer, LBC/Cebuana payment, Paypal or credit card transaction.

Reference: Happy Beach website
  • Happy Ticket - Includes a whooping whole day access to 7 attractions:
    • 🏊 Mactan Beach

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      The Pink Pool

       

      Pink Bali Lounge
      🐬Animal Cabanas

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      Floating Zoo

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      Water Babies Show (2:30 pm and 7:00 pm)

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      Dancing Fire Show (7:00 pm)
    • Weekday (Monday - Friday except holidays) - Php 699 (online) and Php 799 (walk-ins)
    • Weekend (Saturday - Sunday and holidays) - Php 849 (online) and Php 899 (walk-ins).
  • Happy Ticket + Inflatable Island - Includes the whole day access to Happy Ticket attractions and play time on Inflatable + Unicorn Island.
    • Spray (Half-day access) - Php 998 (weekday) and Php 1,148 (weekend)
    • Soaked (All-day access) - Php 1,098 (weekday) and Php 1,248 (weekend)

Take note that the locker rental and hotel pick up and drop off are excluded. 

If you prefer to purchase a colorful Happy Jungle Day Beds, you still need to pay for the Happy Ticket. It includes 2 free towel rentals and Tampipi (assorted food) feast. Here are the price list:

  • Happy Jungle Day Beds - Php 1,500 (max of 4 pax)
  • All Access Spray + Happy Jungle Day Beds - Php 2,999 (2 pax) and Php 4,999 (4 pax)
  • All Access Soaked + Happy Jungle Day Beds - Php 3,499 (2 pax) and Php 5,999 (4 pax)

If you prefer also to book a day tour room, which they called Pink Cabana Day Room, it costs Php 3,500 good for up to 6 pax. It only gives you own private bathroom, private air-conditioned room, wifi and pink pool access from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. It is the same as the Happy Room but not valid for overnight use.


» Amenities / Services «

The Pink Pool. until 10 pm only


Happy Jungle Lounge.



Bali Lounge


Mango Mama Restaurant. Opens at 6 am to 10 pm. Hotel guests are served with buffet breakfast.






Room Service Menu. 



Sunny Function Room. For occasions.



Locker Area. For day tours.


Happy Shop. Souvenir shop.


Water Activities


Water Babies Show & Dancing Fire Show.

Taken after the shows

» Info «

Website:                        https://www.happybeach.ph/
Address:                        Happy Beach Cebu, Tambuli Beach, Buyong Rd, Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
E-mail Address:             hello@happybeach.ph
Nearby:                         Mactan International Airport (25-35 minutes away from airport)
Private Vehicle           Take a cab or pin location "Happy Beach" or "Tambuli Beach East"
Check-in from:              2:00 PM
Check-out until:            12:00 PM

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I booked our accommodation using my own money.

» Overall «

If you are looking for fun and experience the Balinese inspired resort, you may spend a day or overnight here. Although everything is a bit pricey, I think it's worth it. Frankly, an overnight stay is not enough. I prefer to stay here at least 2 nights because there are arrays of choices on what to do. We failed to explore the Inflatable and Unicorn Island. πŸ˜…



Have you been to Cebu? If yes, where did you stay? Share your experience.