Great stay at the Mandarin- did the package with the breakfast - the ube pandasal alone was worth the breakfast! Hotel very busy so more than likely depending on your flight, don't expect an early check in but they are very nice and hold your luggage and you can use the facilities and the beach lounge chairs while you wait. Since hotel right by the beach, you will hear the club music at night so may not be place for you if looking for quiet location, but at the same time really convenient to walk everywhere. Staff was very friendly and accommodating and the bell staff was really helpful suggesting places to try. When arriving by plane, note that when you land, you do then take a quick shuttle ride to boat and then a boat to the island. Once you get to the island, it's another short bus ride and then about a ten minute walk on the strip to the hotel. If you have anyone traveling with trouble walking it may be a challenge. Also note, if reserving the family room to sleep 5 or so, it does only have one bathroom. If you have four adults, one bathroom can be crowded. The rooms by the pools have nice size bathrooms, but not really a door separating from the bedroom area. The rooms 2nd floor and above had guest rooms with bathrooms with full doors.