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“For tourists' first time in the Phil” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort

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Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort
Ranked #9 of 30 Hotels in Lapu Lapu
Certificate of Excellence
Zurich, Switzerland
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141 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“For tourists' first time in the Phil”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

Maribago Bluewater has the old school vibe of Phil resorts. Does it mean its run down? ABSOLUTELY NOT. What I mean is it has the homey feel of the rooms (we got the beachfront, well appointed), the very warm staff and the cultural shows at night. I highly recommend the island tour managed by the resort. It was a highlight of our trip. Downside-- the food is VERY expensive, so most guests go out for the night, I suggest to the management to think about their pricing more. And because it is very popular with locals, there's a lot of corporate events happening so better check your schedule and make sure your not the unlucky ones that fall in the same weekend of an event.

Room Tip: rooms at spa "side" are quieter with private nooks you can just laze in for hours BUT not...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Cebu Island, Philippines
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2012

We went there to highlight our summer 2012 with my family and relatives. We booked 2 rooms and both were heavily discounted. The kids instantly love the place. They have 3 gorgeous swimming pools so you don't have to be concerned about the proximity of your room to the pool. Besides they have a golf cart ready to pick you up in case you need to visit other spots inside the resort. The resorts were filled with trees, bamboos and well-trimmed floras all over the places. You can hear birds twitting early in the morning so I had a relaxing time by the pool de-stressing myself while I'm sunbathing. The beach is white sand average size with activities available on site for a minimal fee. The next morning we had an awesome international buffet breakfast. Take note that kids 5 yrs and below are free of charge. We enjoyed everything on their buffet stations because it tasted good and they have plenty of supplies. This resort is great for families with kids. Parents need not to worry since they have designated life guards in all their pools. Personally, I think they need to start renovating in a year or 2 coz the resort shows some signs og ageing. For the rate that we've paid I say I'm really satisfied because everyone had a great time & that's all that matters to me. Bring your cameras with you when you visit here because this place is worth a shot.

Room Tip: Suite room has 1 king bed with a bath tub.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank iNeedaHotel
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Scarborough, Tobago
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130 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2012

I did a day trip there to celebrate my friend birthday. It wasn't crowded. The buffet lunch was great. The swimming pool is awesome, very clean and they provide towels. The beach area is also wonderful. It's a little small but great just to relax whole day. You can also do jet skiing etc. the best part was the free massage we got while on the beach. One of the massage workers in a hut near the beach volunteered to give us a free 20mins massage. Indeed a day well spent.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Latoyaa1
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quezon city
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2012

during my first visit to cebu, I got to stay at the maribago bluewatre. the customer service is superb, with every staff greeting you and servioce is efficient. We were originally assigned an old room. The interior of the room is really nice, but the aircon wasnt working properly, so we asked if we could be moved to the newly renovated room. They transferred us as soon as a new room is vacant. breakfast buffet is scrumptious, with lots of yummy food options. the entire facilities of the resort was beyond my expectation. clean rooms, well maintained pools . The only disappointing thing is the beach itself, it looks quite dead, not even flowing and there isnt any cool sea breeze at any time of the day. The seas at the maribago bay are not really suitable for swimming, so it really is a must to go island hopping to go to some shores to really enjoy swimming. Though the beach is quite disappointing, I was able to forget it, for the entire resort and its staff very well made up for it.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank sugarplum j
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West Allis, Wisconsin
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90 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2012

This is our second visit to Maribago (first visit in April of 2011). We selected this resort again after reviewing the other resorts we have visited. Our conclusion to come back to Maribago was correct. We had a great time there. The room was fabulous and very spacious with a water front view.
The only downside of being in a water front room is that Maribago has many social gatherings on the weekend. You have no recourse but to hear the noise from the gathering. So I would want to come back during the week next time. The food was great and the food staff was very polite.
The beach is fabulous especially at high tide.
Yes, I would definitely vacation in Maribago again.

Room Tip: All rooms are great.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Steve W
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Hong Kong, China
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161 reviews
152 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2012

Stayed for two nights in Amuma Spa Suite, very nice room which is very spacious with two queen beds, small fridge, TV (large range of channels), aircon, large terrace/balcony (ask for a first floor room, you slightly more privacy although open to your neighbour), extremely large bathroom with toilet, sink and then separately in the openly ventilated area a bathtub and separate rainhead shower; this area of the bathroom has a real pebble floor (you are provided with flip flops to use if you have trouble walking in pebbles!). The pool for the Amuma suites is very nice and you can get a drink from the adjacent Amuma juice bar. I think the pool is meant to be used only by Amuma Spa Suite residents as I am sure I saw residents from other parts of the resort being turned away by the pool attendants. Everyone working at the resort was friendly and helpful. The food and drinks are not that expensive until you add on the obligatory service charge and the VAT but I didn't think overly expensive particularly when you take into account the convenience of just being lazy and eating at the resort, the good service and the quality of the food which I thought was pretty good. You can eat at the Italian restaurant, the live seafood restaurant or the Allegro Buffet. Breakfast at the Allegro was included in our room rate and was fantastic, we didn't really need lunch after that. You can have Asian cooked, bacon, sausage, eggs to order, cereals, large variety of breads, fresh fruit etc. It really was a very good breakfast. There is a nice bar near the beach (Oyster Bar) that has live easy going music some afternoons and happy hour (two for one drink on local beers and cocktails) from 4pm to 6pm (follows happy hour at the Allegro from 2pm to 4pm). Resort is popular with a mix of people - Filipino and Japanese in particular, there must also be quite a few German visitors too because the staff often greeted me with 'guten tag'! The resort is used by quite a few corporate 'outings' and when we were there, there was a spectacular wedding on the resorts private island across the bay - had a nice time in the evening listening to the wedding music and watching the fireworks and Chinese lanterns. We had very good priced hand and foot treatments at the Spa and we took a taxi to SM City Mall over in Cebu City for 250-300 PHP; make sure the taxi driver turns on the meter! (sometimes they 'forget' to do this!).I had a few very minor issues but won't repeat them here as they were inconsequential and I don't want to detract from what was actually a very enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Poliwhirl
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Kutchan-cho, Japan
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

We simply love it!
Second time, now for 7 nights, enjoyed the amuma spa suite!
We definitely recommend!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cezar-La-Andy
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Property: Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort
Address: Buyong, Maribago, | Mactan Island, Lapu Lapu 6015, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Mactan Island > Lapu Lapu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#7 Romantic Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#9 Spa Hotel in Lapu Lapu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 166
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Imagine the sweetness of doing nothing and the satisfaction of doing everything. It is an art you can discover and perfect at Bluewater Maribago, a lush 7-hectare tropical paradise of pure intimate pleasure. Here we put thought into every details of your stay, from the moment we greet you "Mabuhay" to the time we bid you "Farewell".Here, your options are countless: 158 well-appointed rooms, 110-meter beachfront of pristine sand, a private island, 3 lagoon-shaped swimming pools with waterfalls, children's playground, recreation and water sports center, full-service restaurants and bars and the pampering treatment of Amuma Spa. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Maribago Bluewater Beach Hotel Lapu Lapu
Hotel Maribago Bluewater Beach
Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort
Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort Cebu Island/Mactan Island

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