Well the time is near again to have our Annual Tripadvisor Meet. This will be the fourth one and I hope we can continue to keep on this tradition every year. Ive made some great friends from these meets. This timely advice will allow members to make their travel plans in advance. Whilst in Cebu its a great opportunity to visit fantastic places like Malapascua, Camotes, Nalusuan Resort and more. This is what I am doing :)
This year its the turn of CEBU for a different meet location and an opportunity for their local based members to attend. And any members that haven't attended a meet before are welcome to attend as we usually have a great night sharing travel stories enjoying a meal and having a great laugh. The last few years we have had the same bunch of regulars attend.
Anyone interested in attending please respond to this thread or send me a pm. All welcome.
The plan is that we will be dining at Lantaw Restaurant Cordova this year. I was fortunate enough to have dined there last year with one of our Cebu members and it is a lovely spot with great seafood but it is about a 1 hour drive from Cebu City. The place can be a little hard to find. Getting to the location is not a problem though as depending on numbers we can shuttle members to the restaurant from Cebu City.
Fortunately member Al22tecc will be providing seafood fresh from his farm such as live shrimp and of course we couldnt go to Cebu without having their famous Lechon. The Lechon I tried there last year was the best Ive ever tried. Depending on numbers this is the wishlist together with Kilawin, Bangus and more. Costing and menu will depend on numbers attending. Luckily the restaurant will allow us to bring the seafood and cook it for us and to bring in the Lechon.
Here are the reviews of Lantaw:
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Their sister restaurant Lantaw 2 Busay is in the mountains and was also considered as the venue. Both have fantastic ambiance. One is located on the ocean the other in the mountains and both have superb Cebu City views. Either can be the location of the meet but unless there is a greater preference for the mountain venue it will be the ocean venue.
For anyone interested I have been able to secure a price of P5175 nett including breakfast for 2 in the Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu through an agency. This price is a great saving. Obviously there are cheaper options but for those wishing to try the current No 1 ranked hotel on Tripadvisor for Cebu this is a great opportunity at reduced prices.
I currently have interest from a locally based developer of a "new" and environmentally sustainable local resort to attend our meet as a guest. Ill keep you posted as each meet we love to invite guests from the tourist industry to have a chat with us.
See you all soon :)