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When it comes to resorts in Cebu there are so many to choose from. Compared to some other tropical Islands, you will find a resort in Cebu in most cases pretty affordable. We have made a list of our top 7 resorts in Cebu, listed in no particular order, for the full list of resorts in Cebu visit our hotels in Cebu directory list. For those seeking purely luxury resorts, check out my blog on the Top 10 luxury resorts in Cebu here.

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Alegre Beach Resort (Sogod, Cebu)

There’s no doubting one of the main reasons coming to Cebu, is to enjoy Cebu’s beautiful beaches. A fine example of a Cebu resort has to be Alegre beach resort in Cebu’s north. Idyllic and luxurious in its setting, it’s a perfect way to enjoy your holiday in Cebu. Away from the crowds, fresh ocean air, a relaxing spa with Cebuano hospitality at its best, makes Alegre one of our best choices in the top beach resorts of Cebu. Large spacious rooms, huge bathrooms, great views, beautiful beach and a great pool make for a perfect romantic getaway. One we highly recommend.


Cebu White Sands at Maribago Beach (Mactan Island)

The title Cebu White Sands is a bit misleading, as the beach here isn’t as great as it sounds. Like with many beaches in Mactan Island, this beach is a bit disappointing! None the less this resort has a couple of great pools to enjoy swimming in. While not as big, brash or expensive as a lot of resorts in Mactan Island this one gives you a more laid back feel. The rooms are large and clean and the staff are very attentive and friendly. We really like the smaller feel to the place (not some 300 room 20 hectare resort where you need a taxi to get from one side to the other!), while still enjoying a relaxing ambience that you come to expect from a Cebu resort. For a complete guide the resorts in Mactan and things to do and see on the island, visit our Mactan page.

Mangodlong Paradise Beach Resort (Camotes Islands)

Mangodlong Paradise Beach Resort takes the place of Santiago Bay Resort as our favourite resort in the Camotes. The resort is the closest thing you will get to luxury on the island with brand new rooms complete with all modern amenities you need. Mangodlong has its own great beach area as well as the great infinity pool (the only one on the Camotes). The resort has an open air restaurant serving up some great food. Friendly staff and lovely landscaped gardens makes this resort in Camotes one you really need to stay at. For the complete guide to resorts in the Camotes, please visit our Camotes page.

Be Resort  (Mactan Island)


We love anything hip and funky and this resort in Cebu (Mactan Island) fills our needs perfectly. As soon as you walk into this resort you can see that the interior decorator went to town with its vibrant colour schemes and trendy furniture. The rooms match the feel and style of the hotel, with their chic elegance. The beach again (as is the norm in Mactan) is pretty average, but the stylish looking (if rather a bit small) swimming pool makes up for the disappointing beach. Be Resort is popular with the Asian market and this Cebu resort ranks up there as one of our favourites.

Sumilon Island Resort

Looking for a resort in Cebu that gives you a piece of paradise? Sumilon Blue Water Resort in Cebu may give you that and more! A few hours south of Cebu City and a 10 minute boat ride will have you on this island. Beautiful, peaceful and secluded is what’s in store for the tourist. The 14 rooms are spacious and simply furnished and have a veranda overlooking the ocean. The island offers the guest some beautiful beaches and great swimming opportunities. Relax, have a massage while looking at the ocean and just unwind! Ever wanted to camp under the stars? A new initiative is they offer luxury camping which we find tempting to say the least. Living in luxury is not cheap and you’re restricted to the resort's only restaurant (again which isn’t cheap) so if you don’t mind the prices this is an excellent resort in Cebu.

Kota Beach Resort (Bantayan Island)

Of all of Cebu’s beach resorts with some of arguably Asia’s best beaches, Bantayan Island has to be mentioned. Bantayan Island is renowned for its crystal clear waters and white sand beaches and makes this, one of Philippines' best tropical islands. Choosing the Bantayan’s best beach resort wasn’t easy with so many great resorts to pick from. We chose a resort which was more for the price conscience, awesome beach, and nice enough rooms. We chose Kota Beach Resort for its variety of accommodation choices, from simple fan rooms to air conditioned cottages with beach front views. The beach is beautiful, just metres away from your cottage and just perfect for sun baking or swimming. Don’t expect a blasting nightlife in this place, this is for serious lazing, drinking and generally chilling out! For a detail list of other resorts in Bantayan Island please visit out guide to Bantayan.

Plantation Bay Resort & Spa (Mactan Island)

This Cebu resort must go down as the best eye candy views in all of Mactan. We’re not talking about the girls either, this is strictly scenic views! The resort is made up of a number of man-made lagoons that are surrounded by luxury Villas. Pamper yourself at the spa, enjoy the water sports or dine in one of the resorts 4 restaurants, the choices are endless. Rooms are large and clean as what you would expect from a luxury resort. Plantation Bay is suitable for the whole family with activities to suit young and old. The beach itself is nothing too great and the place is expensive, a common thing you will find staying at any of the upper market resorts in Mactan! Sometimes you just have to spoil yourself a little, forget the costs and enjoy one of Cebu’s unique resorts.

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Last Updated (Wednesday, 04 September 2013 18:54)