Staying in Manila? Here's where to celebrate Easter 2017

Staycations, egg hunts, and more fun activities await!


( Some of you may have already lined up a beach trip or two for the upcoming long weekend, while others think this is the perfect time to catch up on some much-needed rest. For those of you who want to stay in the Metro this Easter, you'll still have plenty of things to do with family and friends, from Easter egg hunts to delicious feasts. Check out the hotel and mall events you shouldn't miss.




Power Plant Mall has lined up a few egg-citing activities on Easter Sunday, at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m. Explore the jungle and be a ranger for a day with the Ranger Rabbits, spot Roger the Rabbit, play Catch-A-Fly and other exciting games at the North Court, and win cool prizes. All ticket holders can also enjoy a variety of treats, a magic show, and a mall-wide Easter egg hunt! Tickets are priced at P500 for one adult and one child and P250 for an adult companion.


Power Plant Mall is at Rockwell Drive corner Estrella Street, Makati City. For inquiries, call 898-1702.



It's going to be an Easteravagant Sunday at The Araneta Center on April 16! At Gateway and Ali Mall, the fun starts at 10 a.m. with a costume contest, egg hunt, magic show, and more. Families can also head over to Farmers Plaza to get free giant inflatables and lots of sweet treats!



The Araneta Center is at Cubao, Quezon City. For inquiries, call 588-4000.



Shangri-La Plaza's Easter Goody Hunt is happening on April 16, 1 p.m. For just P250, your little ones are sure to have fun exploring the mall and hunting for goodies and giveaways! This event is open to the first 250 children (up to 12 years old) on a first-come-first-served basis.


Shangri-La Plaza is at EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. For inquiries, call 370-2597.




This Easter, Ayala Museum and Mystery Manila present a one-of-a-kind Timeless Treasure Hunt for adventurous young explorers on April 16, 2 p.m. Golden eggs have mysteriously appeared, scattered around the museum galleries. An ancient manuscript long under the museum’s safekeeping tells a legend about how our ancestors’ spirits travel across time to spread the gift of the Phoenix. Solve the mystery and find out if this could be related to the eggs. Register for P750 per team (one child and one adult) and P350 for every additional kid.


Ayala Museum is at Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati City. For inquiries or reservations, call 759-8288.



The newly-launched Okada Manila is holding an Eggs-traordinary Easter event at the Golden Ballroom, with tickets priced at P1,000 each for one child and one adult. Activities include balloon twisting, story-telling, arts and crafts, and group games, as well as a fun Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets can be reserved starting on Saturday, April 8. The hotel's deluxe rooms are priced at a special rate of P12,888 net per night from April 13 to 16, while the special Easter lunch at Medley Buffet  is being offered at P3,500 net per person.



Okada Manila is at New Seaside Drive, Entertainment City, Parañaque City. For inquiries or reservations, call 888-0777 or visit Okada Manila's website.



Buddha-Bar Manila’s Magical Easter includes an Easter Bunny Trail for the kids, as well as a delicious spread at the Easter Lunch Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free-flowing non-alcoholic drinks. Tickets are priced at P475 for kids and P950 for adults.

Part of the Easter festivities is the Search for the Magical Egg, which will happen in the Magical Program at 1 p.m. Passes are priced at P250 each. 


Buddha-Bar Manila is at Picar Place, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City. For inquiries, call 856-6719.




Have an Easter Retreat at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria for as low as P3,800. Overnight stay is inclusive of buffet breakfast for two at Seven Corners Restaurant, special Easter Party ticket rate of P800, discount on room upgrade, and Internet access.


Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria is at 1100 Ortigas Avenue, Ortigas Center, Quezon City. For inquiries or reservations, call 633-7222 or e-mail



Nobu Hotel Manila at City of Dreams will be offering a complimentary scheduled shuttle service to the Shrine of Jesus church from Maundy Thursday to Black Saturday. Their Holy Week Retreat package, available from April 9 to 16, consists of a two-night stay for two people at P18,300 net or three nights at P24,800 net, inclusive of buffet breakfast at Nobu restaurant, DreamPlay passes for two adults and two children, daily Aqua Zumba classes, and gym and pool access. 


DreamPlay’s Easter Sunday celebration will be happening from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. With the Easter VIP package, guests can enjoy the Easter brunch buffet at Chez Gingy, all day park access, fun-filled Easter activities, a special Easter bag with goodies, and a movie pass to Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters at the Dream Theatre. The Easter VIP pass is at P1,799 net per child and P1,499 net per adult. 



City of Dreams Manila is at Aseana Avenue corner Macapagal Avenue, Entertainment City, Roxas Boulevard, Parañaque City. For inquiries or reservations, call 800-8080, e-mail, or visit the City of Dreams Manila website.



Celebrate Easter with a gastronomic voyage through Spiral Manila’s 21 dining ateliers, featuring colorful animation, children’s activities, and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny for young VIPs dining. On April 16, indulge in the rich culinary offerings for P4,500 net per adult and P1,650 net per child for the Sunday brunch and P3,800 net per adult and P1,950 net per child for the dinner.


Spiral Manila is at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. For inquiries or reservations, call 832-6988.




Join Diamond Hotel's Hoppy Easter Party on April 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get a chance to win Beats by Dr. Dre headphones and speakers when you join the games, perfect for kids and kids-at-heart. Kids in their Easter-inspired costume will get a chance to win prizes, too. Tickets are priced at P1,000.


Diamond Hotel is at Roxas Boulevard corner Dr. J. Quintos Street, Manila. For inquiries or reservations, call 528-3000.



Have a fun Easter staycation with Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center! Stay in a One-Bedroom Suite for P8,000 net and get 50% off on your second room or your second night. Meet new friends at the Safari Wonderland on Easter Sunday. Enjoy buffet treats and fun activities, like face painting, cookie decorating, Easter egg hunts, and other fun games for an additional P600 net per person.


Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila is at 17 ADB Avenue, San Antonio, Pasig City. For inquiries or reservationsl call 637-7888 or 910-8888.




Hop on to an unforgettable chocolate adventure at Makati Shangri-La with Rafa the Rabbit. Dining rates start at P7,800++. Round up the family and go on an egg-hunt with tickets priced at P1,250. All guests staying from April 13 to 15 have the privilege of experiencing the Easter Fair, filled with activities for the entire family, such as arts and crafts classes, cookie decorating workshop, and movie screenings.


Makati Shangri-La is at Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City. For inquiries or reservations, call 813-8888.




Don't miss I’M Hotel's first ever Easter Party on April 16! For just P1,100 per person, kids and kids at heart will be treated to tons of food, freebies, and activities. The celebration includes a buffet snack spread, face painting, nail and towel art, magic acts, and life-size board games! Entrance will be free for children aged two years and below, as long as they are accompanied by their parents or guardians.


I'M Hotel is at Makati Avenue corner Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City. For inquiries or reservations, call 755-7888.



There's going to be an Angry Birds-themed Easter at Crimson Hotel. Be there from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for face painting, hair and nail salons, magic show, and a whole lot more. Ticket rate per person is P814. 


Café 8 is also offering a buffet with carvings of unlimited Wagyu beef, fresh seafood, and an Angry-Birds-themed dessert station with a chocolate fountain to celebrate Easter Sunday. For P1,630++ per person, the buffet rate includes one free ticket to the Angry Birds Eggcellent Easter.



Crimson Hotel’s Angry Bird Adventure Land is happening on April 15. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., there will be an activity yard, giant slingshot, inflatables, and an eggs-pedition quest by age group. To make it more fun, kids can also watch Angry Birds Movie while delighting in yummy kiddie buffet. Ticket rate per person is P730.


Crimson Hotel is at Entrata Urban Complex, Filinvest City, 2609 Civic Drive, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. For inquiries or reservations, call 863-2222.



Go hippity-hopping this Easter as Marco Polo Ortigas cracks the bunnies’ egg surprise for all guests. Hop and hunt for a day full of fun activities for the little kids as Piccolo Kids Club presents Hop Hop and Away. Enjoy luggage making, cupcake decorating, a magic show, egg-painting, and more. For rates starting at P1,400, have fun in all of these together with an Easter brunch. Have a sweet Easter egg-scape with room offers that are perfect for the holiday retreat. Indulge in an overnight stay with breakfast for two adults and two kids aged six years old and below at Cucina from April 7 to April 17, and enjoy a special rate starting at P5,900. 



Marco Polo Ortigas is at Meralco Avenue, San Antonio, Pasig City. For inquiries or reservations, call 720-7777.



Gather your family and friends for Discovery Suites' a Suite Calm. Special rates start at P4,500 net for an overnight stay and P12,500 net for three consecutive nights in a Junior Suite. Package is inclusive of free breakfast for two at Restaurant 5, a 10% Discount at 22 Prime on Easter Sunday, Lenten fish and chips platter served in-room, access to special Easter activities at the hotel, and more. 


Discovery Suites is at 25 ADB Avenue. Ortigas Center, Pasig City. For inquiries or reservations, call 719-8888 or e-mail




The Peninsula Manila offers its Pen Days of Easter room package, inclusive of a stay in one of its rooms or suites, as well as a range of treats for the entire family. For guests staying through Easter Sunday, hop on over to the Rigodon Ballroom and get two complimentary tickets to the hotel's Easter Carnival Event. 


Don't miss Easter Sunday, when a fun-filled, carnival-themed Easter Egg Hunt awaits young guests. Decked in colorful amusement park decor, the Rigodon Ballroom will feature kiddie activities, such as face painting, balloon twisting, cookie and cupcake decorating, and more. Tickets are priced at P1,000.


The Peninsula Manila is at Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City. For inquiries or reservations, call 887-2888.



Spend a quiet retreat this Holy Week at Makati Diamond Residences. Book the hotel's Holy Week Room package, starting at P5,000 for Studio Room and P7,000 for a One-Bedroom Suite, with standard room amenities. Add P500 per night and get your stay with buffet breakfast for two.



Makati Diamond Residences is at 118 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City. For inquiries or reservations, call 317-0999.



Great Easter Egg-tivities will be happpening at Belmont Hotel on April 16. There's a special buffet spread of Asian and seafood cuisine. You can also get tickets for the Easter Fun Day Activity, where there's face painting and glimmer tattoo, cupcake and donut decorating, photo booth, games, and candy buffet and loot bags. Kids in their most magical and fairytale-inspired costume will get a chance to win prizes. Tickets are priced at P750 per child and P1,500 per adult. 


Belmont Hotel is at Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay City. For inquiries or reservations, call 318-8888.




This Holy Week, take a break at F1 Hotel with their Easter room package prized at P5,400 for a City Suite and P6,600 for a Fort Suite. Each package comes with a 30% discount for the Easter Sunday Party, which is happening on April 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Be in the fanciest under-the-sea-costume and get to win a prize. Tickets are priced at P988 per person, inclusive of brunch buffet.


F1 Hotel is at 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City. For inquiries or reservations, call 928-9888.



Both the young and young-at-heart can enjoy good fun at Fairmont Makati's Easter Egg Painting event, which will be held at the hotel's Ballroom on April 16, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. The event includes exciting Easter-themed games, lively Gymboree play area, and a buffet filled with kid's all-time favorites!


Fairmont Makati is at 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue  Makati City. For inquiries or reservations, call 795-1840 or e-mail




It’s time to don your crown or tiara and visit EDSA Shangri-La's royal storybook wonderland. Stay during the Holy Week and enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet for two at the hotel's all-day dining restaurant, HEAT, and two tickets to the Royal Eastercation event in the hotel’s Lower Lobby on Easter Sunday, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The castle awaits all the little princes and princesses who wish to enjoy an easter egg hunt, art classes, and a magic show in the grand Isla Ballroom. Tickets for the Royal Eastercation are priced at P2,000 net per person.


EDSA Shangri-La is at 1 Garden Way, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. For inquiries or reservations, call 633-8888.




Join Alex The Lion for an afternoon of fun games and exciting activities on Easter Sunday at Novotel Manila. Delight in yummy afternoon buffet snacks, a meet and greet, and an Easter egg hunt at the Versailles Garden! Tickets are priced at P999 per person.


Novotel Manila is at General Aguinaldo Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City. For inquiries or reservations, call 990-7888.



Celebrate a magical and fun-filled Easter Sunday at Acacia Hotel's Eggchanted Forest! Shimmer in pixie dust while enjoying the hotel's Easter activities and brunch buffet. This exciting event will take place at the hotel's Grand Ballroom on April 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are priced at P1,100.


Acacia Hotel is at Commerce Avenue, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. For inquiries or reservations, call 720-2000 or e-mail




This Holy Week, get your well-deserved, soothing Easter Eggsperience at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel with rates starting at P5,150. The kids will have a grand time at the Hop, Hop, and Away Easter Sunday Party, a superhero-themed Easter egg hunt with games, prizes, surprises, and a yummy snack buffet. Tickets are at P750 net per head.


Eastwood Richmonde Hotel is at 17 Orchard Road, Eastwood City, Bagumbayan, Libis, Quezon City. For inquiries or reservations, call 570-7777.



Treat your little ones to an afternoon of fun and frolic in a hop-py Easter egg hunt on April 16, 11 a.m. at Midas Hotel's Midas Café Station 1. There will be a kiddie brunch buffet with face painting, a magic show, loot bag, and other fun games and activities for P800 net. Book the Deluxe room for P6,000 net or stay in the Executive room for P7,000. Make it more special with a complimentary lunch buffet at Midas Café for two or get free access to the Hop-py Easter Party for two.



Midas Hotel is at 2702 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. For inquiries or reservations, call 902-0100.



Spend the extended holiday this Holy Week with a blissful getaway at your second home in the city. With Richmonde Hotel Ortigas’ Easter Break Escape offer this year, you can go on vacation with the entire family for rates starting at P3,000 net per night for a two-night stay. For overnight accommodations, rates start at P3,500 net.


Richmonde Hotel Ortigas is at 21 San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. For inquiries or reservations, call 638-7777.




Are you ready for the jungle? The Bellevue Manila presents its Easter Sunday kids party, the Bellevue Easter Safari, happening on April 16, 2 p.m. Roam the wild and prey on delicious snacks and pastries all while learning and having a jolly good time! Treat your senses to a safari-themed, seven-course menu and join exciting activities, such as fun mini games and an egg hunt. Tickets are priced at P1,100.


The Bellevue Manila is at North Bridgeway, Filinvest City, Alabang, Malacca Lane, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. For inquiries or reservations, call 771-8181.



Enjoy Easter the Holiday Inn & Suites Makati way with GrINN as he takes everyone to his own wonderland! Discover the goodies, treats, and activities that await at Flavors, Citron Cafe, and Oz Bar. Check in during the Holy Week and enjoy an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room for P6,300, inclusive of buffet breakfast for two and invitation to the egg decoration and movie marathon at 1 p.m. on Black Saturday, and to GrINN's Tea Party on Easter Sunday, happening at 10 a.m.



Holiday Inn & Suites Makati is at Glorietta Mall, Palm Drive, Ayala Center, Makati City. For inquiries or reservations, call 909-0888.



Watch your family create memories with a relaxing staycation in the heart of Manila at New World Manila by the Bay. Let the kids party with Dibo the Gift Dragon on April 16, 11 a.m. Book a Superior room and get a complimentary upgrade to the City Bay View room at P4,888 or a Premier Bay View Suite at P7,888, and enjoy daily breakfast buffet for four at the Market Café, special rate of P1,200 per person the Easter activity, and other standard amenities. 


New World Manila by the Bay is at 1588 Pedro Gil corner M.H. del Pilar, Malate, Manila. For inquiries or reservations, call 252-6888.




In the heat of summer sunshine, Discovery Primea invites you to escape the heat and hustle of the city, with a staycation this Holy Week. You can get special savings on Restaurant Tapenade’s stone-baked pizzas, in-room dining, Terazi Spa’s massages and body wraps, and other standard amenities. Rate starts at P15,760 net for two nights per suite. On Easter Sunday, guests may delight in a Spanish-themed brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rate is set at P2,000 per person.


Discovery Primea is at 6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati City. For inquiries or reservations, call 955-8888.



Stay inspired and sail away to a world of celebrations at Conrad Manila. Bring the whole family and and have a relaxing Easter weekend, filled with exciting games, prizes, and fun activities. Then, grab and go with Bru Coffee Bar's Easter-inspired chocolates and pastry creations. Kids are invited to hop aboard an egg-citing Easter Treasure Island Hunt. Little mateys can swab the deck in style, dressed in their most colorful garb while taking part in the day's adventure, which includes outdoor egg hunt, magic show, and more. Tickets are priced at P900.



Conrad Manila is at Seaside Boulevard, Coral Way, Pasay City. For inquiries or reservations, call 833-9999.



Join Somerset Alabang's Easter celebration on April 16, 3 p.m. and feast on a hearty snack buffet, a candy corner, pocket activities, and a Scavenger Egg Hunting activity. Prizes will be raffled off and lots of giveaways for the kids will be given during the show. Price is at P800 net for children aged three years to 12 years old and free for kids aged two years and younger. Buy three tickets and get the fourth one for free.


Somerset Alabang is at 3409 Spectrum Midway, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. For inquiries or reservations, call 643-0999 or e-mail




Get your baskets ready for an egg-filled Easter-rific Sunday at Shangri-La at the Fort's Adventure Zone. Enjoy an enchanting day filled with activities, games, and an epic egg hunt. Tickets are priced at P1,500 per person. Families are also invited to stay for a long break in the hotel's Deluxe Room with sweeping urban views, buffet breakfast spread, and other standard amenities. Rates start at P9,500.


Shangri-La at the Fort is at 30th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City. For inquiries or reservations, call 820-0888.

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