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Review of Quest Hotel and Quest Serviced Residences in Cebu

If you are looking forward to stay in the heart of Cebu, Quest is an excellent option both service and budget wise. If you are not fuzzy about small dents in the room, this affordable hotel in Cebu is definitely going to be a good match for your pocket and a memorable trip in Cebu. Quest Hotel and Serviced Residences, Cebu Our initial excitement of booking a good flight deal to the Philippines was short-lived when we looked at the sky rocketing prices of some really great resort hotels like the Shangri-La or Crimson in Mactan as it was the Chinese New Year during those dates and the prices in resorts in Mactan were mostly double than the usual. Chinese New Year Celebration at Quest Hotel Why book Quest Hotel? We decided to book the Quest hotel, which was centrally located and right next to the Ayala mall. The taxi ride from airport to Quest took 40-50 minutes because of the heavy traffic, and costed us around 280 PHP. Initially we could manage to get a

Top Five Things to do in Cebu City, Philippines

We stayed for 4 days in Cebu, the first day we couldn’t do much as it was evening by the time we checked in our hotel near Ayala mall, the next day was followed by a day at Bohol Island and then a couple of days wandering and sightseeing in Cebu City. Basilica Del Santo Niño Cebu is more or less a modern city with promising developments going on. There is lot of young population in Cebu thanks to the IT companies and BPO’s; there are many students who come to Cebu for higher education as well. This makes the nightlife in Cebu more vibrant with plenty of options. Cebu offers places that are open for 24 hours as well. Vegetarian food in Cebu was easily available and you can read more about it here. Check out the Top Five Things to do in Cebu: 1) Basilica Del Santo Niño Statue of Baby Jesus-Santo Niño The symbol of the birth and growth of Christianity in the Philippines, this place is a must visit on your trip to Cebu. There is a rare and a small statue of Baby Jesu

Private Luxury Sunset Cruise in Mactan, Cebu

It is a great feeling when you can charter your own boat for exploring a beautiful sunset, the best part of the experience is, it is always worth it. We decided to go for an evening sunset cruise with Island Banca Cruises a local company providing boat charters.This experience was extremely relaxing as we watched the sun set in the bright orange hue of the sky and the beautiful stars and city lights taking over. Sunset at Mactan Cebu It was easy to reach out to Island Banca Cruises on phone and the whatsapp number provided on their website - . They promptly helped with a free quote and all information with regards to the tours available with them. The area where we cruised for the Sunset is called as the Magellan Bay, the view of the Pacific Ocean and the beautiful sunset still brings an awe. View from the Dock The cost of the boat rental was PHP 5000 for the trip.  The timings for the sunset cruise are 4.30 PM to 7 PM,  Though we we