Solea Mactan Resort in Cebu will transport you to more carefree days from your youth
Growing older has its benefits—nurturing your independence (see: becoming financially stable), having a solid support system, planting yourself in good soil and more. But there are days when we feel the all too heavy weight of responsibilities and need to let go.
I spent my 31st birthday healing on the island of Mactan, Cebu. Though I’ve desperately clung on to a life of self-reliance for the past decade, there is a part of me—my inner child—that needs healing. Being “grown-up” takes a lot of work; getting lost in whimsy and wonder is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves.
At the enchanting wonderland of Solea Mactan Resort in Cebu, one is transported to their youth, back when we had months-long summer breaks and spent them in water parks and resorts. (This was way back when we didn’t have any concept of sun protection, oops.) Though Solea Coast Panglao in Bohol is for the modern-day solo traveler, Mactan offers a family-friendly location with thrilling accommodations like water parks and infinity pools.
For those seeking excitement and adventure, Solea Mactan Resort features a variety of entertainment options like a large saltwater outdoor infinity pool with water slides. Kids of all ages and those young at heart can explore the Aqua Play and Aqua Park where you’re bound to have the time of your life.
The resort also features a fitness center, games room, restaurant and private beach area. Free WiFi access is available throughout the property, too. And with the vast location, guests can rent a bicycle or car to explore the vicinity!
Believe me, you’ll spend hours playing at the water slides featuring interactive water features that rival those from theme parks abroad. It’s unbelievably fun, even making you forget your worries. And after, you can indulge in a rejuvenating massage or spa treatment at Nouveau Spa, which will leave you feeling refreshed.
It’s forever summer at Solea Mactan! Your perfect staycation awaits.
Photography Elisa Aquino
Art Matthew Ian Fetalver