Thursday, December 22, 2016

Quick Cebu Trip: Kandaya Resort Photo Diary


Kandaya Resort Cebu Beach

We went to Cebu for a quick vacation with family and friends. It was a last minute trip so we had to do the planning quickly. I saw this lovely resort, it was their soft opening and I thought, why not try the resort.

The place was AMAZING! I think it was just us in the resort and a couple of other guests. It was peaceful and serene, just what we need.

It was a long 3 hour ride from the airport, it was extremely convenient though we had captain seats, dvd movies, hot towels and free drinks and snacks on board.

Check out our photo diary below.

Kandaya Resort Cebu Beach

The main hotel building.

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Kandaya Resort Cebu Beach

Palm Trees lined at the sea shore.

The food was amazing! We had 4 cheese pizza for dinner and other asian food. Though their food selection at the menu was limited. Dinner set up at the restaurant was pretty and they have a live band to serenade us.

Kandaya Beach Resort Cebu

Kandaya Resort Cebu Beach

Pool after sunset.

Kandaya Resort Cebu Beach

Our favourite spot at the beach! It was windy, quiet and so peaceful. You just want to read a book, sleep or listen to music while doing nothing.

Kandaya Resort Cebu Beach

Accommodation includes use of snorkelling gear, kayak, paddle board and daily scheduled activities like yoga craft making etc.

Kandaya Resort Cebu Beach

Trees everywhere.

They serve buffet breakfast even if the total guest are just below 10 pax. Breakfast buffet options are amazing! They even cooked special request dishes without charge and served fruit juice that's not included in the buffet. The service is amazing!

Our everyday breakfast view, super lovely!

Beach side chill spot.

View from the pool side.

We asked the front desk if they can set up a picnick area beside the beach, they were very accommodating and immediately made arrangements for our request. UNLIMITED drinks for our picnic!

Ofcourse, our sunset session by the beach. It was lovely.

Never ending love affair with sunsets.



Mango Sago with Ube Ice cream
Dinner and desserts again for dinner.


We got two rooms for 4 people. It was spacious and the facilities are above average.

FREE COFFEE. Well I don't drink coffee so no big deal.

They have the best shampoo and conditioner! I don't know why but I'm extra obsessed with the quality of toiletries in hotels. The mangosteen body wash was amazing too!

Interios of the restaurant. BEAUTIFUL!


photos credits: Instagram @tessadiazz

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Tokyo Japan Summer 2015 Part 5: Gotemba Premium Outlet Store and Tokyo Skytower

Outlet shop? Why not! So we decided to go to Gotemba Premium Outlet Shop hoping to get a glimpse of Mt. Fuji. Well, we didn't get to see Mt. Fuji but we got lucky with all the deals we got from the stores! (Peace sign from my kawaii niece!) We took the Bus from Shinjuku to Gotemba.

Here are the bus details.

If you're coming from Shinjuku, Shibuya and Harajuku the nearest bust stop is the Shinjuku Station West Ext. However, if your coming from Ueno, Akihabara, Asakusa, Ginza and Odaiba area, just take the bus at Tokyo Station. For more details >>>> GOTEMBA BUS

TIP: Inside the bus, they provide booklets of the outlet mall per seat with map and a pen. GET IT! They have extra discount coupons inside.  

I was not able to take so much pictures because it was hot outside because it was summer time and the place is so huge!

My favourite store was The Cosmetics Company Store, they carry brands like MAC, Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown and Clinique etc etc. Also Gap gives great deals for shopping too. Don't forget to bring your passport to the outlet mall, just present your passport for tax free purchase.

Cutie Pie Chelsea!!

Gotemba Premium Outlet also has a huge food centre. Try the crepe store and the Takoyaki! It's delicious! 

Yummy Takoyaki!

The place was so huge that it has two sides that are connected by a bridge.

This cute bakery near the entrance.

We also went to Tokyo Sky Tree! The lower part of the building is a shopping mall and a train station. 

Tokyo Skytree at night.

Tokyo view at night.

Don't miss out on this view! It was super lovely and the place is not crowded.


We reached the Tembo Galleria and had our picture taken there!

For ticket info:

For more information about Tokyo Skytree please visit.
Our train ride going back to shibuya.

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