The Crimson Resort & Spa in Mactan, Cebu Philippines is one hell of resort. Owned and operated by Filinvest (contrary to what I was told that Koreans own the place), this sprawling resort features villas placed on areas with an undending view of the sea and sky.
The best accommodations are their villas because each one has its own private pool, a sala and more rooms. However, these cost a staggering minimum of at least 20,000 bucks. If you have the money, go for them. I assure you, you won't regret the experience.
The accommodation that was given to us was their Deluxe Garden, sort of like a hotel room. Their bathroom and comfort room area is very big but the room's just enough for a couple or 4. The rest will have to sleep on the wooden tiled floor because I think the bed can accommodate at most 4 people.
They also have some welcome drinks. Not bad even if they are just Kool-Aid juice drinks because other resorts do not have any unless probably if you book a very very expensive room.
The resort has a shuttle service that goes drops and picks you up at the city's malls on pre-defined schedules so you need to book with the concierge to let them know you want to be dropped off or picked up.
The staff service is awesome! Courteous, attentive, friendly, they really make you feel at home and like a VIP.
If the weather is really hot and you can't stand the heat especially after you dip for a swim, go to their comfort room behind the Azule's pool bar. It is very cold (there is a split type aircondition running inside)! That should give you some relief.
Click here to see a larger version of this panoramic photo that my wife took. Thanks bb!