Cebu Grand Spa: A Full Jimjilbang Experience in Cebu
Cebuano lovers of K-Pop, K-Dramas, and basically anything related to the Korean culture are in for a real treat as they can finally have a full jimjilbang experience right here in Cebu. For those who didn’t already know, Jiljilbang is a gender-segregated bathhouse which is usually open 24 hours a day. It features relaxing hot and cold soaking pools, saunas, massage areas, lounges, and sleeping areas which are open to everyone. Although the concept of jimjilbang is not widespread in the Philippines, a lot of Filipinos are familiar with it because it often appears in Korean movies, reality shows, TV serials, and even music videos. Read on to find out how you, too, can have an authentic jimjilbang experience right here in Cebu!
If you want to have a full authentic jimjilbang experience here in Cebu, there’s only one place to go – Cebu Grand Spa. Located in Sitio Dapdap in Soong, Lapu-Lapu City, the spa is only minutes away from the beach resorts, tourist attractions, and other important points of interest in Lapu-Lapu City.
What to Expect
The whole jimjilbang set-up is pretty simple. At the reception area, guests are given spa clothes (shirt and pants), some towels, and a key to a shoe locker where they can deposit their footwear. As soon as the guest leaves this area, he or she will be barefoot in basically all areas within the spa.
After depositing the shoes and the luggage (a luggage deposit counter is also available,) guests then proceed to the main locker room where they can leave their things (hand-carried) and change into the spa clothes they received at the reception. Guests are expected to remove all articles of clothing and deposit them into their lockers before proceeding to the sauna, soaking pools, and shower stalls. Please note that all areas can be accessed by guests (gender-segregated) and showers and soaking pools have no curtains or doors.
Once guests are feeling energized and fresh, they can then change back to their spa clothes and proceed to another area of the spa where they can do a host of activities for pampering, relaxation, and enjoyment.
Things to See and Do
At Cebu Grand Spa, guests are assured of three main things: enjoyment, comfort, and relaxation. And this is exactly why the activities, amenities, and features at Cebu Grand Spa are carefully selected to ensure that guests get the services that they deserve. Check out the different amenities, activities, and services offered at Cebu Grand Spa:
Sauna and Soaking Pools
Guests who want to feel fresh and re-energized after a long week or day of hard work can use the sauna, soaking pools, and shower rooms for as many times as they want while inside the spa.
Guests who want a nice and filling meal can head straight to the restaurant where they can choose from a wide range of freshly cooked dishes.
Grocery and Souvenir Shop
For the convenience of guests, a souvenir shop which doubles as a grocery store can be found inside the spa. Guests no longer have to leave the premises if they wish to buy items like toiletries, souvenirs, and snacks.
Nail Art Salon
Both male and female guests can have their hands and feet pampered at the Grand Nail Art salon. The salon offers nail art, waxing, and foot spa services.
For those who prefer a more relaxing albeit challenging routine, they can always join the yoga sessions offered at Cebu Grand Spa totally free of charge. Please contact the spa ahead of time to know the schedule of yoga sessions.
Study Room and Library
For guests who would like the company of books and other reading materials, they can head on to the library and study room on the second floor where there is plenty of space to relax, read, and even finish some work on your computer.
Communal Sleeping Area
A communal sleeping area is available right in the middle of the spa. Here, guests can sleep on sleeping mats or enjoy the company of fellow guests while enjoying a show or a movie on the large TV set.
A massage area which is manned by well-trained and experienced massage therapists is also available within the spa. While the service is not part of the fee, massage services are available at very affordable rates.
3 Star Cafe
A coffee shop can also be found within the spa. 3 Star Cafe offers a wide range of beverages and quick bites for those who want to share stories or experiences over coffee, fresh juices, sandwiches, and more.
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For only Php500.00 (regular rate), you get to enjoy the following:
✓ 10-hour access to the facility
✓ access to the communal sleeping area
✓ free WiFi use
✓ use of kiln Sauna (unlimited)
✓ use of soaking pools (unlimited)
✓ use of shower (unlimited)
✓ free use of shoes, luggage, and clothes lockers
✓ free Yoga classes (depending on availability)
✓ use of children’s room, playroom, and study room
The Cebu Grand Spa is also perfect for:
⬤ Guests who want some pampering and relaxation after travel or activity
⬤ Guests who prefer communal accommodation which is cheaper than hostels and hotels
⬤ Guests with long layovers and stopovers
⬤ Road travelers who are looking for overnight accommodation
⬤ Individuals who are looking for a comfortable co-working space
The Cebu Grand Spa is located at Sitio Dapdap, Soong, Lapu-Lapu City, 6015 Cebu (only several hundred meters from Crimson Resort and Spa). It is open 24/7 and can pick-up and drop off customers anywhere in Mactan Island.