Trip to Manilla

Aug 24th, 2005, 11:16 AM
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Trip to Manilla

Turns out that our trip to Manilla and Bangkok has turned into just 6 days in Manilla.
We'll be staying at the Shagri-La Makati (anyone been there?)
Quick question: Does anyone know of any high end resorts that are not too far from this area?
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Aug 24th, 2005, 12:08 PM
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Would that be the Edsa Shangrila? If so then we are planning on staying there in feb/march. I have heard it is very nice. The Greenhills shopping center is close by- this is where you can get unheard of deals on south sea baby pearls- we shopped there this year when we were in Manila.
When you say high end resorts what are you looking for? Are you looking for beach resorts? If so I think the closest is Borecay- an hour by plane. The beach is fab but the resorts are probably only 3-4 star. No real 5 star resorts at Borecay. You would have to fly to Palawan to find the really lux resorts - see the El Nido resorts on Palawan (check them out on asiahotels.com).
Search the forum for my trip report to Manila- it gives you a lot of day trip ideas. You won't get much other input on this forum as everyone seems to go to BKK ntimes with trips to Bali and Vietnam sometimes.
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Aug 24th, 2005, 12:16 PM
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Refer to the "Is it Safe to travel to Manila " post- I have posted my trip report there. I think you would like Villa Escadero and the Falls.
Also try to visit the Singing Waiters and Cooks restaurant on Rojas Blvd. We has a great time there.
We have relatives in Manila and one of them works in a travel agency- let me know if you need some help arranging trips to some of the sights located outside of manila.
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Aug 24th, 2005, 01:55 PM
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Makati Shangri-La is one of the top hotels in the city. It's in a very convenient location. A lot of shopping malls and restaurants around that you can walk to.

HIgh end resort? How about Amanpulo?

There are private country clubs that are close by - Tagaytay Highlands or Punta Fuego for the beach. These places are by membership only, if your Filipino hosts are members, they can get you in as guests.
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Aug 24th, 2005, 02:34 PM
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Bock64 - you'll want to see my detailed post about Amanpulo and the Makati Shangri-La (which is different than Edsa). Amanpulo is amazingly luxurious and will allow you to see how beautiful the Philippines really is.

Fodors Thread:
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threadselect.jsp?fid=27

Amanpulo:
www.amanresorts.com
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Aug 24th, 2005, 02:36 PM
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Sorry - that Fodors link didn't work. Do a search on Amanpulo and Makati Shangri-La and you should be able to find it. Both hotel names are in the subject line.
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