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19 Best Beach Resorts in Cebu

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A hot spot for the Philippines’ beautiful beaches, Cebu is a beloved island province to locals and tourists alike. There are simply too many scenic views and activities to enjoy, vibrant culture to explore, and beautiful people to see on this side of Central Visayas. Because of these reasons, Cebu has become known as one of the best destinations in the country.

Not yet sure where to stay in Cebu? Then we’ve got you covered. Here are 19 beach resorts that can satisfy your need for Vitamin Sea in no time.

Bantayan Island

Bantayan Island is home to breathtaking beaches and gorgeous ecotourism sites. Its unspoiled white sand and turquoise blue waters never fail to wow tourists no matter how many times they’ve visited the island. Before, it was a fishing village but is now a go-to destination for beach goers.

Here are two of the best beach resorts to consider when visiting Bantayan Island

Kota Beach Resort

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Kota Beach Resort is the island featured in the Filipino Movie Camp Sawi. Its marvelous sandbar is a must-see, especially during low tide. You can lounge by the beach area, swim in the clean and inviting water, and stay in one of their accommodations.

The sunset view is simply spectacular. The onsite restaurant serves scrumptious meals while the fans and sea breeze cools you down. All in all, this is a beautiful but affordable beach resort to stay on Bantayan Island.

Location: F. Duarte Street, Poblacion, Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu

Amihan Beach Cabanas Resort

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Another must-visit resort in Bantayan Island is Amihan Beach Cabanas Resort. This in-demand spot features beautifully-design designed cabanas, complimentary WiFi in all rooms, private beach access, and tasty dining options. The resort’s bar offers refreshments and cocktails while the massage is perfect for guests wanting a refreshing experience.

Here, you can enjoy non-motorized water sports and windsurfing. Pets are allowed in the rooms. With the resort’s 24-hour security, you will surely have a safe and wonderful stay there.

Location: A. Batobalonos Street, Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu

Badian

The place was derived from “badyang”- a plant that grows abundantly in Badian, Cebu. This is only three hours away from the city and features some of Cebu’s best beach resorts. The following are but two beach resorts you need to visit while on this side of Cebu.

Badian Island Wellness Resort

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Want a beach resort with a private beach, bar, and restaurant? Then consider Badian Island Wellness Resort as your next stop. Here, you can experience yacht tours, swim in its gorgeous swimming pool with ionized water, and enjoy water activities like paddle boating, snorkeling, banana boating, and windsurfing. 

This luxury beach resort offers holistic activities perfect for those who are into a healthy lifestyle. This is the perfect spot for yoga exercise, enjoying organic meals, and experiencing natural spa treatments. Just one peak of Badian Island Wellness Resort, and you’re sure to fall in love with its paradise.

Location: Badian Island, Badian, Cebu

Cuestas Beach Resort

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Cuestas Beach Resort is a gorgeous resort that boasts an impressive view, cozy rooms, and boundless adventure opportunities at an affordable price. There are various rooms available that can accommodate small and larger groups. The resort is located near many tourist spots, like the Kawasan Falls and Kanlaob River. 

There’s a café, bar, and restaurant in the resort where you can fill your tummy with delicious food and drinks. There’s a spa and swimming pool, a massage and relaxing area, and a sun deck by the ocean. The staff can even arrange tours so you can go canyoneering in nearby waterfalls, get close encounters with whale sharks, or visit Sumilon Island in Oslob.

Location: Malabago Room 1, Badian, Cebu

Camotes Island

If you are after one of the most budget-friendly places in Cebu, try Camotes Island. You can enjoy many great beaches here, including the beautiful Mangodlong Paradise Beach Resort. 

Mangodlong Paradise Beach Resort

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If you are after a resort with an infinity pool overlooking the beach, you will have a great time at the Mangodlong Paradise Beach Resort. Many guests found the best staff, one of best resort-served food, and gorgeous amenities Cebu has to offer. Here, you can get your much-needed vacation without spending a fortune.

There are 27 rooms designed to meet modern architecture and Asian accents. There’s the Bamboo Café, the resort’s in-house restaurant, a sunset beachside bar, pool bar, and gaming room. The resort is also near many landmarks you can visit, including Santiago Bay, Paraiso cave, and Pacijan Island.

Location: Mangodlong, Heminsulan, San Francisco, Camotes, Cebu

Dalaguete

Many people visit Dalaguete for its many scenic mountain peaks. But aside from its popular tourist attractions, there are also a couple of famous beaches worth the visit in this part of Cebu.

The Beachhouse

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This boutique hotel will give you that casual and rustic vibe. You won’t have to walk far as it overlooks a gorgeous sand beach. The resort has an outdoor swimming pool, bar, and restaurant.

The rooms available are spacious, air-conditioned and have a terrace giving you a panoramic view of the sea. Guests can use the garden, fitness center, and Free WiFi. Many guests commend the friendly staff and affordable price of the resort.

Location: National highway Balud, Dalaguete, Cebu

Mactan

Home to many world-class resorts, Mactan is another spot in Cebu that almost all tourists want to visit. Among the many beach resorts you can explore are Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa and the Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan.

Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa

Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa
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This is one of the top luxury resorts you can visit in the Philippines. Its 12 hectares of land boasts beautiful gardens, lush scenery, and a sandy beach with a picturesque view. Whether you are after a relaxing environment, a venue for special occasions, or a business trip, this resort has got you covered.

There are 500+ rooms and suites with a view of the resort’s garden and the beautiful sea. You can enjoy great food in the restaurant, hang out in the bars, play tennis, relax in the spa, swim at their outdoor pool, work out in the gym, and experience their marine sanctuary. There are water sports available, giving you many options to add to your itinerary.

Location: Punta Engano Road | P.O. Box 86, Mactan Island, Cebu

Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan

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This award-winning beach resort occupies 6 hectares worth of land. The private beachfront is a dazzling site for couples and families looking forward to enjoying their time in a romantic spot. You get to choose between the 40 luxury villas and 250 guest rooms during your stay.

Here, there are 4 restaurants and bars to choose from, giving you plenty of dining options. There is an infinity pool, various water-based activities to enjoy, and a spa facility to relax your tired muscles.

Location: Seascapes Resort Town, Mactan Island, Cebu 

Cebu White Sands Resorts and Spa

Cebu White Sands Resorts and Spa
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What was a shared amenity for one residential community is now a separate business with a three-winged complex. The 7-story Mabuhay Wing has hotel suites, while the Courtyard Wing houses luxurious hotel rooms. The Heritage Wing has a beachfront that houses family rooms, grand luxe rooms, and deluxe rooms. 

One of the best services offered by Cebu White Sands Resorts and Spa is its onsite spa service. Guests love the indoor therapy room with Jacuzzi, offering a relaxing spot for the tired soul. Its outdoor pool, a koi fish pond, and scenic view make it a must-visit in Mactan.

Location: Maribago Beach, Mactan Island, Cebu,

Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu 

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If you are after a beach resort in Mactan near an airport, then consider Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu. It has that Mediterranean look and a family and kid-friendly ambiance perfect for spending the holidays with your loved ones. Its many outdoor and water activities will fill your itinerary, leaving no room for boredom.

Here, you can stroll with your family along the white sand beach, swim at the pool and sea, exercise in the fitness center, and enjoy fantastic dining options on site. There are even many indoor and outdoor spaces when you need a venue for social events.

Location: Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu, Mactan Island, Cebu 

JPark Island Resort & Waterpark

Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Cebu
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If you want a leisure resort in Cebu, then you can’t afford to miss JPark Island Resort & Waterpark. It is 16.5 hectares of land with an impressive water park. There are over 500 spacious and beautiful rooms, villas, and suites to choose from.

The property faces the beach and has a casino, fitness center, dive shop, and activity zone. There are lots of watersports activities to explore and ten dining venues. Only 11 kilometers away from the airport, you won’t have to travel far just to experience one of the finest resorts in Cebu. 

Location: M.L. Quezon Highway, Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

Dusit Thani Mactan

Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort
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Dusit Thani Mactan is another five-star beach resort known for its signature Thai hospitality. It has many recreational amenities like the 100-meter infinity pool, kid-friendly Fun Zone, onsite spa, and TechnoGym-equipped fitness center. The property showcases a sandy beach and a boardwalk promenade perfect for soul-searching.

Whether you come alone, with a partner, or a group, you are sure to enjoy the inviting retreat the resort has to offer. Here, you can enjoy nothing but good vibes and serenity. This is perfect for those wanting an exhilarating stay.

Location: Punta Engano Road, Mactan Island Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan Island, Cebu

Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel

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Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel is a beachfront resort that offers a cozy ambiance for active and laidback guests. It has Filipino-Spanish architecture and is the oldest operating resort here in Mactan. There are many recreation and sports facilities to explore along with its spa, gear shop, and conference facilities.

If you want world-class service at an affordable rate, then consider this resort as one of your best options. There are two alfresco-style restaurants onsite. You can enjoy alcoholic drinks in its pool bar and stroll its private white sand beach whenever you want. 

Location: Buyong, Mactan Island, Mactan Island, Cebu

Malapascua

This site is a top ecotourism spot famous for its thresher shark encounters on a daily basis. If you are up for the experience, here are two resorts you can stay at in Malapascua, Cebu.

Ocean Vida Beach and Dive Resort

Ocean Vida Beach and Dive Resort
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This resort is a favorite resort among tourists mainly for its scenic sunrise and sunset views. The resort offers two room types – the Garden Room and the Ocean view Room. If you want a more private and spacious room with a view of the ocean, then the Ocean View room is for you.

A bar and restaurant onsite serve a mix of European and Asian dishes. The resort is also a dive resort that collaborates with the Sea Explorers Dive Center. So, consider this your go-to resort if you’re up for a memorable dicing expedition.

Location: Bounty Beach Logon, Daanbantayan, Malapascua Island, Cebu

Tepanee Beach Resort

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This is a go-to spot for tourists wanting a warm and intimate retreat. There are 27 eco-friendly rooms and cottages, lush gardens, a spa facility, a fitness center, 2 onsite restaurants, and the beautiful beach with sparkling water.

This is also an excellent spot for those who want to try snorkeling and diving courses since the resort partners with the best diving center. The staff can also arrange boat tours if you want.

Location: Malapascua Island, Logon, Daanbantayan, Cebu, Malapascua Island, Cebu

Moalboal

Moalboal is one of the best snorkeling and diving sites in Cebu. From sardine run to a turtle paradise, you’re sure to want to put your snorkel on everytime you go out.

Cebu Seaview Dive Resort

Cebu Seaview Dive Resort
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Cebu Seaview owns a bungalow and a 2-story building surrounded by a lush landscape. Since it is located in Moalboal Cebu, you can expect its 5-star dive center to be a world-class facility. There’s a swimming pool, pool bar, seaside restaurant, and many other activities to keep you busy.

The resort overlooks the Tañon Strait Protected Seascape, giving you that relaxing atmosphere. In this resort, you can experience real Filipino hospitality.

Location: Sitio Talisay Panagsama Beach,, Moalboal, Cebu

The Blue Orchid Resort

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This warm and cozy resort only has 16 rooms, making it a great spot if you are after a resort that offers an intimate experience. It has a very scenic location close to many tourist spots like the “mag paying” tidal rock formations and the Bas Dako or Big Sand Beach. You can enjoy their diving classes and deep dive tours or spend time in their activity center, tennis court, pool, or restaurant.

The resorts offer private terraces overlooking the Tañon Strait. If you want a nice and quite place to stay in Moalboal, this is indeed one place you can add to your go-to list.

Location: Saavedra, White Beach, Moalboal, Cebu

Oslob

Oslob is famous for its whale shark encounters. You can swim with whale sharks, see other marine life, and enjoy many beach experiences hidden in the South. Two of the best beach resorts in Oslob are as follows.

Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort

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Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort is in Sumilon Island, known for its 24-hectare land and clear, pristine waters. There are many natural attractions to explore here, including the white snd beaches, mangrove area, and lagoon. This is an awesome glamping site for guests wanting to be closer to the beach.

You can also dive and snorkel in this area. All you need is to let the staff know of your plans. This is a great leisure and relaxation spot and a must-visit in Cebu.

Location: Bangcogon, Oslob, Sumilon Island, Cebu

Seascape Beach Resort

Seascape Beach Resort Oslob
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There are 12 beautifully designed rooms, an infinity pool, a garden, and restaurant in Seascape Beach Resort in Oslob. The management allows you to use their snorkeling equipment and kayak free of charge to guests. You can explore the marine sanctuary or explore the island by foot to uncover many hidden spots. 

Location: Natalio B. Bacalso South National Highway, Barangay Pungtod 6025 Oslob

These are but 19 of the best beach resorts worth visiting in Cebu. Hopefully, you can find the best resort to stay at with the help of this list.

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