Cebu’s Best Beachfront Resorts
Cebu’s best beachfront resorts for your stay while in Cebu.
Looking for a perfect weekend getaway with friends or family? Cebu has a dazzling and endless array of pleasant things to offer to foreign travelers and wandering Pinoys. Whether you are a foodie, history buff or a fitness junkie, there is something sweet and special that awaits you in Cebu. Feel free to browse the lists below.
1. Abaca Boutique Resort
A plush hideaway in Mactan Island, Abaca Boutique Resort features an infinity pool with views of the sea, an on-site restaurant that offers Mediterranean cuisine, and an indulgent spa that provides in-room spa services. The expansive rooms at Abaca Boutique Resort offer views of either the pool or the sea with outdoor furniture, where guests can relax. All rooms have a private bathroom with walk in shower and bathtub while some rooms are fitted with a plunge pool. Certain rooms include a computer and a flat screen TV with cable channels. Guests can take their breakfast at the on-site restaurant, Abaca. Abaca Restaurant serves Mediterranean food and allows guests to dine outdoors. Special diet menu is also available upon request and guests may choose to dine in the comfort of their villas and suites. Apart from the spa and the fitness centre, Abaca Boutique Resort also offers diving and snorkelling activities at an additional cost. Guests may choose to rest at the garden or at the sun terrace while an indoor play area with children’s books is also available, along with babysitting services. Lapu-Lapu is 8 km away while Ayala Center Cebu is 13.3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Mactan Cebu International Airport, 5 km.
2. Plantation Bay Resort & Spa
This breathtakingly beautiful resort is hidden away between clear blue bodies of water and tropical surroundings. The elegant guestrooms have classic and timeless designs with custom-designed plantation-themed furniture. Room amenities include flat-screen cable TV, mini-ref, coffee and tea-making facilities, mini-safe, air-conditioning, and telephones. Dining-wise, Plantation Bay has 5 gourmet restaurants offering International and Filipino Favorites, Seafood and Asian Cuisine, Spanish Tapas, Italian Pastas, and US Steaks. Families, Couples, and Singles are kept entertained for days on end by a wide array of recreational facilities available onsite: Aqua Sports, Gameroom, Tennis Court, Wall Climbing, Archery, Golf Pitch-and-Putt, Gym, and Dive Shop. Children’s Center and Children’s Playground are available, including supervised children’s activities like Botanical Tour and arts-and-crafts lessons. Mogambo Springs, the resort’s award-winning spa is a health and relaxation spa unlike any other. Currency exchange, 24-hour free medical assistance, butler service, No-Tipping Policy, and a multilingual staff are available for added convenience.
3. Kandaya Resort
This hidden gem is located in the northern tip of the island of Cebu. It is where land, sea and sky meet and blend seamlessly to form the postcard-perfect backdrop of Kandaya Resort, an idyllic, luxury destination located in the coastal heart of historic Daanbantayan, which is approximately a 3-hour scenic ride from Mactan International Airport.
Be spoilt for choice at Kandaya Resort where one may either opt to engage in a variety of health and wellness, outdoor and sports activities or simply luxuriate and soak in the tranquility. A full range of amenities await those who prefer to stay active from a fully equipped gym, yoga studio, and mixed martial arts center as well as a multi-use court to play either basketball, tennis, beach volleyball and Kuwadra Horse Stable. Private nooks on the property’s grounds and lush gardens provide the perfect surroundings to revive the senses. Pamper yourself at the Daya Spa and let skillful, healing hands bring back a state of balance and well-being.
4. Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa Cebu
Far from the hustle and bustle of the city, Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa Cebu offers the perfect ambience and setting for a relaxing getaway. The location is great for tourists due to the proximity to many sightseeing hot spots, including Magellan’s Cross, Fort San Pedro, and the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño. The hotel is spread over two wings and provides large, bright, and comfortable rooms and suites, each equipped with modern amenities, including satellite TV and internet access. Guests in the Ocean Wing enjoy an unparalleled level of luxurious amenities and personalized services, privacy, and exclusivity with its separate driveway and rooms close to the beach and an Ocean Wing pool boasting the best views of the sunrise. Recreation on-site includes a choice of six restaurants, a bar, gym, spa, pool, and numerous water sport options. Ocean lovers can sign up for the Discover Scuba Diving program to get an easy introduction to the amazing underwater life of the region
5. Badian Island Wellness Resort
Escape from the grind to an island paradise where a verdant landscape meets sparkling aquamarine waters. Wake up to a vista of majestic mountains and the kiss of a cool sea breeze. Fill your day with wind surfing, PADI diving, dolphin watching, whale shark adventures, island hopping, and other marine escapades aboard the yacht named P/Y Dolphina. Be embraced by the sun on the exclusive stretch of beach or while the day away on the floating game-room. Pamper yourself at the all-organic Spa Coco by Badian. Watch the sun go down with a cold drink in hand at the Shell Beach Bar or under an overhang of the flowers during a romantic dinner. Relish fine dining at its best at the Panorama Restaurant or even on the beach or by the poolside under a starry night. Soak up a visual feast as the entertainers give you performances you will long remember. And at the end of a beautiful day, slumber inside suites that bear the mark of Filipino ingenuity and craftsmanship, all fitted with modern amenities. Let a helicopter whisk you here for a more extravagant entrance. The Badian Island Wellness Resort awaits you to discover the Badian lifestyle.
6. Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu is a 5-star beachfront hotel located on the lush and tropical island of Cebu. The hotel is situated only 10 minutes away from Mactan Cebu International Airport and boasts an exceptional location, ideal for both business travelers and visitors wishing to explore the city’s historical points of interest. Make yourself at home in one of the 245 luxurious guest rooms and suites or make use of the hotel’s versatile meeting rooms for your successful events. The hotel features four specialty restaurants offering authentic Mediterranean and international cuisine. Be sure to visit the Ibiza Beach Club, the hotel’s signature restaurant showcasing a spectacular ocean view, world-class entertainment, and an authentic churassco grill and tapas bar. For leisure, the hotel offers an exclusive beach, an outdoor swimming pool, a game room, state-of-the-art fitness center, and spa facilities. Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu is a perfect choice for guests who love to experience world class entertainment and a spectacular view. It is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort, and convenience in Cebu.
7. Crimson Resort and Spa
Situated in lush tropical gardens and surrounded by crystal blue waters, Crimson Resort and Spa is located in Lapu Lapu, one of the country’s most popular holiday destinations. This beachfront property is located 15 minutes away from Cebu’s Mactan International Airport. The resort features spacious guestrooms and suites, decorated with contemporary Filipino furnishings. There is a generous list of facilities and services which include 24-hour room service, a family room, facilities for disabled guests, and an executive floor. Recreation can be enjoyed on the golf course which is within three kilometers of the property, in the fitness center, or on the beach where all the water sports are. Crimson Resort and Spa is an ideal place to stay for vacationers.
8. Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort
Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort is a rustic resort for travelers interested in convenience, relaxation, and plenty of leisure activities. Guests enjoy en-suite private verandas, king-sized beds, living rooms, mini bars, televisions, and hammocks. Deciding what to eat and drink may prove to be a difficult task as there are five restaurants and three bars to choose from. Sample international and local cuisines or light snacks from the Spa Café Juice Bar. Reserve a full day of pampering at the Maribago Blue Water Beach Resort’s Amama Spa as there is an extensive list of treatments and therapies. For the water sports enthusiasts, be sure to sign up for jet skiing and scuba diving, and drop the children off at the Dolpo Kids Club. The banquet and function rooms are equipped to host corporate functions and even wedding receptions. The combination of the hotel’s excellent on-site services make it an ideal stop on anyone’s itinerary.
9. JPark Island Resort and Waterpark
Situated in Cebu, this beautiful 5-star resort and spa is a fun and lively place of stay. Featuring a contemporary interior design, guests can experience luxury and leisure at the same time. With a waterpark on-site that is designed by the theme park experts of Dream Park International USA, it is bound to give a memorable stay. Boasting 557 lavish rooms with Greek-Mediterranean architecture and custom interiors, each room is unique and offers 5-star settings. Featuring exclusive amenities, JPark Island Resort and Waterpark is set on providing utmost luxury and comfort to their guests. JPark Island Resort and Waterpark has a unique and beautifully designed waterpark which is the first and only resort of its kind in Cebu. A wonderful place of stay, it is excellent for friends, families, children, and even couples.
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