Lio Beach.

Holy Week leisure travel plans to areas outside of the “NCR Plus” may have to be cancelled given the recent travel restrictions, yet many people are yearning to make plans and travel safely again to a safe and secure destination when restrictions are eased.

At Lio Beach, guests can safely explore a sustainable beach town through its Department of Tourism-approved travel bubble program. Lio Beach has had six successful travel bubbles since the program started in November 2020. 
The resort continues to offer individuals a chance to stay and work from its boutique resort, Balai Adlao.

The “Work from Paradise” program allows guests to be in an idyllic beach setting with easy access to nature while staying connected to work. 

Standard inclusions are accommodations for two persons, airport transfers, complimentary use of kayaks, in-room entertainment, access to the lounge areas, Wi-Fi access and discounts on LTE pocket Wi-Fi rentals for those who need to work on-the-beach, plus use of amenities like Seda Lio’s swimming pool and gym.

Restaurants in Lio Beach have remained open, while ATM machines, the estate clinic, and a mobile wet and dry market (E-Lengke) are also available.

The Work from Paradise program follows a travel bubble format which offers an end-to-end solution to one’s travel needs, such as RT-PCR swab testing for guests from Manila, antigen tests for guests coming from Palawan, a dedicated carrier by AirSwift, and the latest safety protocols under El Nido Resorts’s Be Green Be Clean program.
The potential of longer-term stay in a safe and secure community such as Lio Beach is a reminder that the spirit of wanderlust in this extraordinary time is not completely lost, only redefined.

Rates start at P 3,500 per room for a minimum of nine nights, with special rates for stays beyond the said period. 
For details, contact reservations@lioestateresorts.com or call +63917-5708179.

Shangri-La at The Fort.

Meanwhile, in Manila, Shangri-La at the Fort is offering a weekend of leisure. With its “Easter Escape” campaign, guests would be able to enjoy complimentary room upgrades, featured menus for Holy Week, baked goods, home kits, and fun chocolate varieties.

Guests staying for at least two consecutive nights enjoy a complimentary room upgrade, along with daily breakfast for two, early check-in, late check-out, and use of the swimming pool for a leisurely stay. 

For those with a sweet tooth, the lobby goodie counter has a wide range of chocolate treats, do-it-yourself cookie kits that guests can bake at home, and freshly baked goods for the whole family.

Age old tradition and flavorful dishes meet at Samba for a leisurely al fresco Easter celebration. For a taste of Peru, book your outdoor table at Samba and feast over culinary treasures from the sea including Ceviche de Arequipeño.
For those who prefer to stay at home, “At Home with Shangri-La” brings back signature Filipino favorites with specialty platters available for takeaway and delivery courier. 

Featuring Seafood Arroz Valenciana, Vegetarian Bicol Express, Kare-Kare, Crispy Pata and Bulalo, celebrate the local culinary heritage from holiday traditions to meals enjoyed as a family. 
Available at Php850, each platter is ideal for four people. For more information, visit www.shangri-la.com.

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