Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way! And the Easter bunny is here to bring fun and countless holiday memories you can celebrate with your kids from brunches, staycations, making chocolates and even joining a fun Easter egg hunt.
Here are some fun ideas in Manila where you can celebrate this special holiday together as a family…
1. MAKATI SHANGRI-LA
Makati Shangri-La, Manila invites you to a Family Easter Holiday with the hotel’s adventurous Easter character, Rafa The Rabbit. Enjoy a wonderful and memorable Holy Week and Easter Celebration for families.
Less time on the road. More time in the room and hotel. The perfect Family Easter Break is never too far away. At Makati Shangri-La, spend longer quality time with your loved ones instead of traveling out of town. Enjoy our special Easter offers with room rates starting at Php 8,200++ per night inclusive of breakfast for two adults and 2 kids below 6 years old, 20% discount on Easter Sunday Family Fair tickets, access to Holy Week Fun Activities and a special Easter-themed welcome amenity!
Booking Period: Until April 1, 2018
Stay Period: March 23, to April 1, 2018
For inquiries or booking, kindly call us at (632) 813-8888 or email [email protected]
2. UPTOWN MALL BONIFACIO: Doraemon Easter Adventure
Fans of the all-time beloved anime Doraemon can head and transport to Uptown Mall and have a jolly good time egg hunting. Embark on a whole day egg hunting with Nobita and enjoy together the following activities: arts and crafts, Easter Egg DIY, Easter Egg Bowling, DIY cupcake activity, Fun Farm Photobooth, and more! Registration starts at 11am. Participants who completed all six stamps get a chance to join Doraemon and friends for a meet & greet session.
3. CITY OF DREAMS MANILA: Nobu Hotel Manila
Families and friends looking for a Holy Week getaway can choose to visit City of Dreams Manila and avail of the Nobu family staycation package with complimentary DreamPlay access and more, or the Easter “Eggs-perience” at DreamPlay packed with thrilling activities and goodies for the season.
Nobu Hotel staycation package during the Holy Week consists of a minimum two-night stay with buffet breakfast for two at Nobu Manila restaurant, four DreamPlay passes, complimentary Zumba classes during the guests’ stay, and free shuttle services on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Black Saturday for the Visita Iglesia and other Lenten services at the Shrine of Jesus church, near SM Mall of Asia.
The four DreamPlay passes included in the staycation package enable families to bond together in more than 12 thrilling attractions and activities. They can bake and design gingerbread cookies, build and fly dragons, experience the excitement of DreamWorks short films in the 4D theatre, train to be a Kung Fu master, and a lot more.
Over at the Nobu poolside deck, families can indulge in a summer swim at the modern lap pool and dance their way to wellness with complimentary Zumba classes from 8 to 9 am, 9 to 10 am, and 4 to 5 pm.
The staycation package starts at P20,888. in a Nobu deluxe room, with booking period until March 28, 2018 and stay dates: March 29 to April 1, 2018. The complimentary buffet breakfast is for two adults and two children five years old and below. Children six to 12 years old enjoy 50% off the buffet breakfast price while those 13 years old and up pay the adult rate. Other terms and conditions apply.
CITY OF DREAMS MANILA: DreamPlay
Guests who avail of the DreamPlay Easter package at P1,488 net per person get to also decorate their own plaster dragon egg, bake and design egg-shaped cookies, watch the limited-time run of the “Book of Dragons“ movie in 4D, enjoy 10% discount on all How To Train Your Dragon merchandise and enjoy an all-day pass at the DreamWorks-inspired play space for the rest of the day.
For more information, call 800 8080, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.cityofdreamsmanila.com .
4. VIVERE HOTEL & RESORTS
Hop on and join the tribe, to camp and scout for some Easter Delight on April 1, 2018 Sunday from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the Vivere Ballroom, Vivere Hotel & Resorts in Alabang! Join the adventure in search for Easter treats, come one, come all, gather around the tipi and move to the drum’s beat.
Tickets are available at Php 950++ per head inclusive of a bountiful spread of lunch buffet an entrance pass to a fun filled day and goody bags to take home for the kids!
Feel like tribal royalties as surprise treats will be laid by our amazing brand partners:
Lucky Me! Curly Spaghetti, JellyVit, Oishi Wafu, Oishi Crunchy Karl, Choco Chug, O-Puff, Trolli,
Leslie’s Farmer John’s, Leslie’s Clover, Leslie’s Cheezy, Fun Ranch, Active Fun, Villa Del Conte, Adarna House, Zalora Philippines, Hawk Bags, Havaianas, Banana Peel, Magic Mirror Philippines, and many more!
To know more, like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram (viverehotel) or visit our website at www.viverehotel.com.ph. You may also call 771-7777, for inquiries and reservations. Vivere Hotel & Resorts is located at 5102 Bridgeway Avenue, Filinvest City, Alabang Muntinlupa City 1781 Philippines.
￼5. LUCKY CHINATOWN: Peppa Pig Easter World
From friendly superheroes to sibling playful antics, playtime is always fun with Peppa Pig and George at Lucky Chinatown. Play and party with Peppa Pig and enjoy eggciting kiddie booths from March 19 – April 1 with the following activities: face painting, coloring booth, Peppa’s playground, Peppa party games, peek-a-boo photobooth, and Peppa popcorn. Join them on April 1 for a Grand Easter Celebration filled with Lucky Egg Hunt, Play Pals: Kid and Dog Duo Costume Contest, and a Meet and Greet Peppa Pig and George event.
6. SHANGRI-LA AT TTHE FORT
It’s a vibrant Easter Festival at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila. A host of offers invite you to stay, dine and play at the City’s premiere destination.
Bring the whole family along when you catch a break in the city from March 23 to April 2. Rates start at Php 9,900++ per night for the Deluxe Room category, and enjoy access to the gym at Kerry Sports Manila and the outdoor swimming pools, plus complimentary wired and wireless internet. Rates with breakfast inclusions are also available.
This Easter, dine and choose from the egg-citing seasonal menus specially prepared by our chefs.
At High Street Cafe, guests may enjoy a seafood dinner buffet from March 30 to April 1 and an Easter Sunday brunch on April 1. Both buffet offers are priced at Php 3,200 nett per person and includes a beverage package.
High Street Lounge offers two special menus for the season. Chef Anthony’s Easter Egg-stra Special Afternoon tea set for two includes seafood favorites and the Easter Red Velvet cake, priced at Php 1,100 nett, from March 22 to 29. The Easterrific Afternoon Tea buffet starts on March 30 to April 1 priced at Php 1,500 nett per person inclusive of a beverage package, available from 2pm to 6pm.
On April 1, join Adventure Zone’s Boni the Bull for a jampacked afternoon of activities beginning 2PM. An array of activities are in store for members and guests alike – Easter egg cookie decorating, musical improvisation and storytelling by local group Ispriktik, family dance and games, and Brickz 4 Kidz’s building blocks. Of course, Easter wouldn’t be complete without an egg-hunt!
Tickets are priced at Php 2,000 nett per person for Adventure Zone members and Php 2,500 nett per person for non-members, inclusive of a single entry day pass to Adventure Zone. Drop by the reception counter on Level 5 for ticket purchases and claiming of day passes.
For more information about Shangri-La at the Fort’s Easter offers, you may access the e-brochure at http://bit.ly/SLFMEaster2018.
6. MARRIOTT MANILA
Because every kid’s dream is made of sprinkles, marshmallows, chocolates and all things sugary, Marriott Manila brings to life those sweet fantasies to celebrate Easter. Marriott made this amazing recipe to enjoy this season in many ways with your family and friends – after all, that’s what this day is all about.
Easter break means long weekend, so make that count with family or friends for only Php 9,000++ at Marriott. Skip the long road trips, paradise can be found in the city already. Marriott’s Easter room package is inclusive of overnight stay in a Deluxe Room, buffet breakfast for 2 adults and 2 kids, and Php 500 worth of dining credits in the Marriott Café Bakery. Not to mention the 5-star amenities and facilities of Marriott Manila you can revel into, like the outdoor pool, kiddie pool, spa, wide-variety of dining options, mall and theater are only few steps away. This staycation is available from March 28 to April 2.
After a meaningful Holy Week celebration, tradition has it that a great feast happens on Easter – and the best kind of feast is a buffet always. Marriott Café makes their Sunday Brunch Buffet extra special on Easter for families because for Php 2,800/person only your child gets a complimentary ticket to join their Candyland-themed Egg Hunt. Their hefty spread is an array of international cuisines with interactive stations to have a dish your way. From fresh greens, to grilled meats, to sustainable seafood and all the way the dessert collection, there is definitely satisfying for any palate. But that’s not all, you will be served with 4 premium a la carte dishes (yes, on top of what’s on the buffet) such as seared goose liver, U.S. certified steak, Atlantic cod fillet and Cru’s chocolate lava cake.
After a sumptuous indulgence, your kids get to play around at Marriott’s Candyland with huge installations of their favorite sweets. They also get to join the hunt for the “Golden Egg” that comes with awesome prizes of dining vouchers. More kiddie activities include magic show, balloon twister, face painting and mascot visits. Just like a cherry on top, each kid will get to bring home goodies from the hotel’s partners such as Chips Delight, Lucky Me, Lotus Biscoff and Cinderella accessories.
Marriott Café is located at the GF of Marriott Manila. Sunday Brunch is from 11:30am to 3pm. For inquiries, call (02) 9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com.
7. SOFITEL MANILA
This Easter, escape to a tropical oasis with your family and loved ones without leaving the city. Enjoy leisurely afternoons outdoors with Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila’s signature lush greenery, iconic lagoon-shaped swimming pool and the majestic Manila Bay sunset as your backdrop. Pack your weekend bags and retreat to a haven of well-appointed rooms, sumptuous culinary offerings, extensive recreational facilities and a fantastic Easter program for young explorers.
Avail of Sofitel’s Easter Getaway Package for a relaxing leisure retreat:
• Room rates start at Php7,800+++ per night for a minimum of two-night stay. Package includes breakfast for two (2) adults and two (2) children (11 years old and below) at Spiral, complimentary in-room family movies, Le Spa cash voucher worth Php500.00, La Boutique cash voucher worth Php500.00 and two (2) tickets to Summer Island Adventure Easter Egg Hunt on April 1, 2018 at the Grand Plaza Ballroom. Terms and conditions apply.
SUMMER ISLAND ADVENTURE AT SOFITEL
Embark on a daring mission in search of hidden tropical treasures and win exciting prizes in this year’s Summer Island Adventure Easter Egg Hunt on April 1, 2018 at the Grand Plaza Ballroom. Come in your best luau ensemble and win special prizes. The adventure runs from 9am to 12nn.
Guests availing of Sofitel’s Easter Getaway Package are entitled to tickets with allocation based on applicable terms and conditions. Additional Summer Island Adventure tickets are available at Php1,150 nett per person.
EASTER SPECIAL AT SPIRAL
Celebrate Easter on the 1st of April 2018 with the sumptuous culinary distinction presented by Spiral’s 21 dining ateliers. Feast on hearty specialties including lamb crown with roasted vegetables and salmon gravlax from the French Stove, lamb rogan josh from the North Indian Atelier, peking duck two ways from the Peking Duck Oven and Easter bunny Chirashi from the Japanese atelier. Indulge in sweet treats with bunny lollipops and kiddie Easter eggs from La Patisserie. Embark on a gastronomic journey bound to impress enhanced with colorful animations and children’s activities.
The Easter Bunny is scheduled to make a special appearance to share special treats for young VIPs dining. Enjoy live musical performance by Marga Joson as you dine with friends, family and loved ones.
Easter brunch is set at Php4,500 nett inclusive of free-flowing champagne while dinner is set at Php3,800 nett inclusive of a glass of sparkling wine or iced tea.
For inquiries and reservations, please call +63 2 551 5555 or email [email protected]
8. ASCOTT MANILA
Whoever said you’d have to get out of the city for a relaxing break with your family? Book your Holy Week staycation with us at The Ascott Limited – Philippines to experience our signature service! Our offers range from Php3,400nett per night, for further details, please see our offers below:
Ascott Makati – Rates start at Php7,200nett for our studio room and Php7,700nett for our 1-bedroom apartment, inclusive of breakfast for 2 – a Safari-themed Easter activity is also available in the property, for enquiries on the rate, please contact Guest Services at (02) 729 8888 Facebook Page: https://web.facebook.com/AscottMakati/
Ascott Bonifacio Global City – Rates start at Php9,322nett, inclusive of breakfast for 2 & discounted rates for Alta’s Easter buffet & activity Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/AscottBGC/
Citadines Millennium Ortigas – Rates start at Php4,500nett, inclusive of breakfast for 2 and an Easter activity pass for 1 kidFacebook: https://web.facebook.com/CitadinesMillenniumOrtigasManila/
Citadines Salcedo Makati – Rates start at Php5,000nett for a studio while 1-bedroom deluxe rooms are at Php5,500nett, inclusive of breakfast for 2. Room only rates are also available, they start at Php4,000net Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/CitadinesMillenniumOrtigasManila/
Somerset Alabang Manila – Rates start at Php4,500nett, inclusive of breakfast for 2 & discounted rates for their Easter activity, Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/SomersetAlabangManila/
Somerset Millennium Makati – Rates start at Php3,900nett, inclusive of breakfast for 2. Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/SomersetMillenniumMakati/
Somerset Olympia Makati – Rates start at Php3,800nett for a studio & Php4,300nett for a 1-bedroom deluxe, inclusive of breakfast for 2. Room only rates are also available, they start at Php3,400nett. Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/SomersetOlympiaMakati/
9. SM SOUTHMALL x MYSTERY MANILA
SM Southmall celebrates Easter with its shoppers and their beloved pets! Man and man’s
best friend come together at the Southpaws Easter Scavenger Hunt on April 1, Sunday,
at the Foodstreet. In partnership with Mystery Manila, the first pet-themed Easter hunt
features an exciting mystery to be solved, as folks and their furry friends gather clues
from all around the mall.
The main hunt is open to all kids, with or without pets. To join, simply present single or
accumulated receipts worth P2,000 from any store in SM Southmall. This entitles one kid,
one guardian, and one pet to an afternoon filled with exciting games, fun trivia, cool prizes,
pet-trrific activities, and a chance to solve the mystery of the animal kingdom.
For dog owners and dog lovers alike, the venue is transformed to a doggy play paradise,
with a pet playground, pet buffet pantry, and talks on proper pet care and pet adoption by
Truly, SM Southmall caters to the enjoyment of both man and man’s best friend. No matter
the season, the occasion, or the time of the year, SM Southmall welcomes the community,
together with their furry friends, with open arms.
10. MARCO POLO ORTIGAS
Hop on to an amazing journey to the tropical jungle, and have an adventure with Piccolo Kids Club this coming Easter Sunday.
Discover nature’s beauty and fascinating facts about your friendly safari animals! This April 1, Easter Sunday, the kids club invites its little guests to embark on a journey to the wild with special activities to enjoy. Be amazed with Tropical Jungle Magic Show. Wear colours with pride with amazing face painting. Take home creative figures with balloon twisting, and have fun with other tots through exciting games. A Safari Special awaits all participants. Registration starts at 9 AM.
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila adds up to this special getaway with its Piccolo Kids Club, a club and room specially created to cater to the young ones. Weekends and holidays got more interesting for kids at the only 5-star hotel property on the Ortigas side of the metro. Located at the ground floor, Piccolo Kids Club is indeed a perfect venue for kids to interact with other children in a fun and wholesome environment. With playing toys, coloring items, and exciting movies, children will not miss out on a fun and playful day. The kids will be encouraged to explore their creative and fun side from experimenting with arts and crafts, and socializing with new friends.
Share the joy of a hopscape this Easter with the family, and experience a staycation like no other at the Forbes Travel Guide Twice in a Row Five-Star Award Winner.
To know more about the hotel, contact (632) 720 7777, visit www.marcopolohotels.com or email: [email protected] Visit facebook.com/MarcoPoloOrtigasManila or follow @MarcoPoloManila on Twitter or Instagram.
11. WATERFRONT PAVILION HOTEL & CASINO
Celebrate the joy of Easter in a magical way with Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel’s “A Magical Easter” event. Be joined by bunnies and unicorns as they team up to make the day extra fun and enjoyable for the kids and the kids at heart.
Happening on April 1, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Alcuaz Function Room, Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel will take you to a magical afternoon for only P 799.00 per person!
A ticket pass is inclusive of an access to the Easter Egg Hunt, Magic Show, Face Paint, Arts and Crafts Corner, Snack Buffet, Egg-citing Games and Activities, and Raffle Draw. Attendees will also get loot bags filled with sweet treats and goodies from our dearest magical partners. Children ages 3 and below can also join the fun free of charge.
12. FORBES TOWN: Magical Rainbow Easter
It’s going to be a whimsical Easter Sunday at Forbes Town with its unicorns and mermaid inspired activities! Kids and kids at heart can indulge to their heart’s content with the following activities: costume contest, unicorn ride, dance with fairies, swim with mermaids, rainbow play, magic show, egg painting, donut styling, and more! Interested participants can register from March 23-April 1 near Robinsons Selections.
13. SOUTHWOODS MALL: Easter Jungle Safari
Celebrate a unique kid-friendly Easter Jungle Safari only at Southwoods Mall! Kids can escape into the wilderness with fun animal encounters, costume contest, magic show and more at Southwoods Mall. They can also look for fun treats and enjoy our safari-inspired attractions: EGGstravaHUNT and Face Painting, Bird and Reptile Viewing, Arts and Crafts, Jungle Musical Show, Game Zone, and more.
14. I’M HOTEL
Easter Arcade Escapade
Join our special mascots Elsa and Bumblebee on a special journey this Easter. From 1 pm-5 pm Narra Ballroom at I’M Hotel will be transformed into an interactive arcade complete with game machines and larger than life board games, along with a grand Easter Show! Fringe activities such as face painting, nail and towel art, photobooths and magic acts can also be enjoyed during the event. A buffet and Candy corner is also included in the ticket. Everybody wins because participants will all get to bring home a loot bag with tons of freebies and vouchers. For just Php 1,500 nett per person, beat the holiday traffic and celebrate with I’M Hotel! An early bird price of Php 1,275 nett applies for guests who book before March 20. Entrance will be free for children aged 2 and below, as long as they are accompanied by their parents and guardians.
Book an all-inclusive spa package at number 1 spa in Manila on Tripadvisor for only Php 1800 nett! I’M Onsen Spa, the country’s largest urban spa with the first “onsen”, offers the right combination of nourishment for mind, body and soul.
An I’M Onsen Spa experience comes with access to our spacious relaxation lounge with free-flowing complimentary herbal teas, and includes a wholesome buffet along with your treatment of choice. Our guests are highly recommended to opt for our all-inclusive spa package which includes a buffet at The Common Good, a food playground with 9 dining stations and a mouthwatering array of novel international delights. Buffet hours are from 4 pm-10 pm daily and all-inclusive spa packages start at only Php 1,800 nett. Guests who wish to have spa treatments without a buffet can also opt for a la carte spa packages from Php 1,400 nett only when they visit the spa from opening time till 2 pm daily.
For night owls or those seeking a relaxing retreat after a long day at work, opt for I’M Onsen Spa’s latest offering, Tokyo Sojourn. After your pampering spa session, indulge in a late night satisfying a la carte meal and choose between Tonkatsu or Ramen available at Antidote Roofdeck from 10pm to 1:30 am on Sunday – Thursday and until 2:30 am on Friday and Saturday.
Advanced reservations are highly recommended. Book now to secure your spa treatment slot!
15. RAMADA HOTEL MANILA
Ready for Easter? We are! Experience Teacher Celine’s #Learningthroughplay that the whole family will surely enjoy. Get freebies from our partners and a chance to win a 3D2N stay at Ramada Plaza Bangkok!
For reservations and inquiries, call us at 588-6636.
Live an Awesome Life,
ABI of Team Our Awesome Planet
Disclosure: We were media guest of the Lubao IBMF. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.