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the Philippines

Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa

Cebu, the Philippines

An enchanted world awaits visitors to the spa of this 547-room resort. The Chi spa's six spa villas and eight garden suites are intimately arranged in a villagelike layout. Many therapies use Tibetan and Chinese formulas with herbs, oils, beans, and grains. Prior to a treatment, guests can lounge in the Chi Water Garden Pavilion, which has herbal steam rooms, vitality pools, and aroma-relax beds. The facilities include a gym and cabanas for outdoor massages. Outside of spa time, guests can go jet skiing, snorkeling, or sunbathe at the resort's private beach cove and marine sanctuary.