Though school is definitely not out in the Philippines, it is on other parts of the world. Also, it doesn’t mean there’s no more time to have some fun during the weekend, right?
While in Boracay last May, my mermaid friend Ida, told us to check out the Shangri-La Resort in the island, where she was teaches swimming to hotel guests. She said the Alon bar has a nice view of the sunset, and seeing as how we’re such suckers for sunsets and dying for a chance to see the resort, we jumped on the next available shuttle van.
Though it was cloudy, hence no sunset views, our time there was very happy. We came for happy hour, which was from 5pm until 7pm. We started off with some Cosmopolitans and a Manila Sunshine (which I ordered because aside from it being the bar’s signature cocktail, it reminded me of Temptation Island). The cocktails come in these big tumblers, and tastes absolutely fantastic. I’m one of those people who do not like the taste of alcohol, preferring drinks that taste more like juice or cola, and the drinks we got were simply fun to drink. Considering that the average price of their cocktails go for around Php 300, with the happy hour buy 1 take 1 deal on drinks, they were pretty cheap for the size and the taste.
Now, if you’re like me who’s been sighing wistfully at holiday photos, Shangri-La is offering special deals for teachers and students alike. The “School’s Out, Fun’s In” packages include accommodation, breakfast, leisure and recreational activities, room upgrades for teachers, and optional activities at discounted rates. This promo is available until August 31, 2013 at Shangri-la, Kerry, and Traders hotels across China (including the newly opened Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai) Australia, Fiji, France, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Sultanate of Oman and United Arab Emirates.
There’s also the Shangri-La’s Children’s Meal Plan, wherein children of registered guests staying at city hotels under the age of six and those staying at resorts under the age of 12 can enjoy complimentary buffet meals in all day dining and pool cafes when accompanied by a paying adult, up to a maximum of two children.
For detailed information on the hotels’ “School’s Out, Fun’s In” offers, visit www.shangri-la.com.
P.S. If you ever find yourself at Alon Bar in Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa, order the Piñacolada with the Frangelico. Nyummy!