This Philippines' Villa Offers Guests Unlimited Spa Treatments (and a Butler)

The villa is located in the charming spa village. // Photo courtesy of Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa

Although less is often thought of as more, guests at the Manumbalik Villa at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa (Cebu, Philippines) might disagree thanks to the Manumbalik Spa Villa Getaway, which features unlimited spa treatments and a 24-hour personal butler. Named after the Cebuano term meaning, “to restore and revive oneself,” the Manumbalik Villa is located in the spa village of Chi, The Spa. It comes complete with its own steam room, outdoor tub, and vitality pool.

Guests can choose from more than 35 customized therapies that are inspired by ancient healing traditions and philosophies and rituals from Asia. The menu even incorporates traditional therapies from the Philippines, such as the Philippine Hilot ($98, 60 minutes; $135, 90 minutes), which is based on ancient diagnostic methods passed down through the generations. The treatment involves warm coconut oil and banana leaves placed over the body as the healing hands of the Hilot practitioner work to detect energy imbalances and blockages. With unlimited options to indulge in, it’s a suite deal if ever there was one.


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