Have you ever wanted to bask in nature’s beauty without traveling too far from home? Or are you looking for the perfect venue to host an intimate wedding, or any exclusive celebration? Look no further than Lapu-Lapu City and get to know Mactan Gardens; an exclusive garden paradise not far from home.
Mactan Gardens is a private gated landscaped garden facility. They accommodate exclusive bookings, meaning you will have the whole property – house, pool, and lawn –all to yourselves during your stay!
THE PRIVATE HOUSE
Right upon entering the property, the private house stands out with its impressive rustic architecture that blends well with the plant life around it. What says cozy better than bricks, wood, and tile? The house has two floors and sports both a porch with free-flowing fresh air, and a spacious balcony overlooking the colorful garden. There’s certainly an abundance of legroom and space to move around in the house, and if you’re looking to get active, you can play on the billiard table, jam to songs in the karaoke room, or jump around in the trampoline right beside the house.
The highlight of the property is definitely its one-of-a-kind swimming pool. The pool sits in the middle of the lawn surrounded by a rich variety of trees and flowers. This just makes for a unique swimming experience, it’s almost like bathing in a spring. In the corner there’s an inviting tub for more of a shallow dip, and guests can also lounge and sunbathe in the chairs beside the pool. Nothing beats a cocktail and a snack enjoyed poolside!
Speaking of food, guests are advised to bring their own. For no corkage at all, you get to enjoy your own homemade meals or your scrumptious takeout. If you decide to instead cook in Mactan Gardens, you can bring your own equipment and cook freely. Otherwise, a 6-burner gas stove and 1 charcoal grill are available for rent.
The lawn around the house is a carpet of green trimmed grass sprinkled with exotic flowers and simply beautiful trees. No space is left bare as shrubs and trees sprout in every corner of the garden – even right beside some parts of the house! All the blooming plant life can easily make you forget that you are in the city.
And who wouldn’t find themselves lost in a trance among the lush whites, yellows, and magentas of bougainvillea blooms, kalachuchi flowers, gumamelas, desert roses, and santan bushes? Not to mention the rich and healthy green that surrounds the lawns.
The lawn fittings will take you further into the immersion of mother nature. You can settle down in the gazebo and breathe the fresh air, you can lie down and gaze at the sky on their elegant hammock, you can become one with nature in a special couch under a bougainvillea tree, and you can even have a relaxing picnic on the lawn table!
At night, the garden transforms into a magical scene out of a fairytale. As the sun hides away and the sky becomes a blanket of darkness, the lawns are enveloped by the soft, golden glow of warm lamps. The vivid colors in the garden go to rest, but the evening lighting creates a scenery of absolute serenity. On top of all this, guests can use the fire pit to stay warm and continue basking in the view of the lawn.
The next time you’re looking to spend some quality time in nature, you’ll find it here at Mactan Gardens; and it’s not even an hour away from the heart of Cebu City.
RATES & OTHER INFORMATION
DAY USE (EXCLUSIVE):
- Day Use: 9AM to 5PM only
- Weekdays: ₱6,000 per day for whole day use, good for 10 persons (adults and kids)
- Weekends/Holidays: ₱10,000 per day good for 20 persons (adults and kids)
- Excess Persons: ₱500 per adult; ₱250 per kids 6-10 y/o
- The house is not part of the package. Anything under the roof is not open to guests.
- There is a bathroom and toilet outside for guests.
- Mactan Gardens are currently not accepting overnight stays, but they say hopefully they can in the future.
- Amenities included:
- Free pool use and the whole garden (except house)
- Can bring your own food or cook.
- No corkage fee
- Can do picnic in the area
- Picturesque view
- With trampoline for kids
- Can bring own bike
- Parking space available
- *Clean as you go
- All bookings must be made in advance; no walk-in. Bookings must be confirmed at least 2-3 days prior.
- Corkage fee: None
- Contact number: Melissa: 0917-306-7578
- Email address: [email protected]
- Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mactangarden
HOW TO GET THERE?
Exact location on Google maps: Suba Basbas, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu – 30 minutes from the center of Cebu City
BY BUS: N/A
BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Mactan Gardens, M.L. Quezon National Highway” in Lapu-Lapu City. Parking space is available.