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Make Your Next Staycation in Cebu the Best Yet at These Famous Hotels

Gift yourself a holiday in these famous hotels in Cebu.

By: Arrah Camillia Quistadio-Manticajon | November 06, 2023
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Where to go for an unforgettable holiday in Cebu? Find the answers here!

Images: Shangri-La Mactan Cebu (L); Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu (R) Facebook pages

The ideal Christmas vacation is to get away somewhere new, somewhere in the Philippines, for the holidays. But the peak season travel rush and related expenses can be stressful, which is not suitable for a time when days should be merry and bright. The next best thing is to spend Christmas on a staycation!

Staycations let you have the advantage of experiencing your locality in a new way without traveling somewhere too far. There are various famous hotels in Cebu and resorts to consider for a staycation in Cebu that offer different deals to guests for this coming holiday, which is good news for everyone who wants to celebrate the holiday in Cebu. Below are some of the best hotels to consider for a staycation in Cebu this coming Christmas season.

1. Bayfront Hotel Cebu

Address: Kaohsiung Street, North Reclamation Area Cebu City, Cebu
Contact Info.: 032 230 6777 /
Rates: Start at PhP3,100

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A comfortable room at Bayfront Hotel Cebu

Images: Bayfront Hotel Cebu - North Reclamation Facebook page

First on our list of famous hotels to consider for a staycation in Cebu is the Bayfront Hotel Cebu-North Reclamation branch. This renowned hotel in Cebu opened in September 2014; it is a mid-rise hotel with 168 guest rooms in the North Reclamation Area. This place is ideal for having a staycation in Cebu if shopping and having fun at nearby malls like SM City Cebu, APM Mall, and Robinsons Galleria Cebu are part of your holiday plans.

Considering this hotel to have your staycation in Cebu, you must know that the facilities at Bayfront Hotel include Café Breeze. This all-day dining restaurant serves Filipino and international dishes. Guests can exercise at their fitness room called Sweat Gym or have a massage at Oriental Spa. A 7-Eleven convenience store can be found in the al fresco area of the hotel.

2. Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa

Address: Punta Engaño Road, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
Contact Info.: 032 231 0288 /
Rates: Start at PhP18000

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The sprawling beachfront property of Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa

Images: Shangri-La Mactan Cebu, Facebook page

Next on our list of famous hotels in Cebu is one of the places where visitors can get their dose of sun, sea, and sand at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa in Lapu-Lapu City. Also, it is a famous place to have a great experience in having a staycation in Cebu.

This luxury five-star resort has 530 guest rooms and suites spread across 13 hectares of beachfront property that can accommodate guests to have their staycation in Cebu. This famous hotel in Cebu facilities include a spa, children’s pool, marine sanctuary, and golf park. There are also water activities to experience a fun holiday in Cebu, like snorkeling and scuba diving, to name a few.

3. Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan

Address: Seascapes Resort Town 6015 Mactan, Cebu
Contact Info.: 0917 314 4110 /
Rates: Start at PhP9,000.00

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A serene top view of the Crimson’s infinity pool

Images: Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan Facebook page

Lapu-Lapu City is home to many resorts to have a staycation in Cebu, including Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan in Seascapes Resort Town, Mactan Island. Crimson has 40 pool villas and 250 guest rooms in a six-hectare beachfront property. Facilities include a three-tiered infinity pool, fitness center, spa, and sports bar. For water activities in this famous hotel in Cebu, guests can choose from kayaking, snorkeling, or scuba diving, to name a few.

4. Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu

Address: Punta Engaño, Mactan Island, Punta Engano, Cebu
Contact Info.: 032 383 7710 /
Rates: Start at PhP11,600.00

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One of the best spots for a tropical vacation

Images: Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu Facebook page

Another hotel for a staycation in Cebu is Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu. This five-star Swiss hotel houses 245 Mediterranean-inspired rooms and suites. Facilities include a beachfront restaurant, bar, swimming pool, marine sanctuary, spa, and fitness center. Adrenaline junkies can go parasailing or jet skiing, while children can enjoy arts and crafts or indoor games like foosball or chess. Nature lovers who want their staycation in Cebu can also go bird watching on nearby Olango Island, located five kilometers from the famous hotel in Cebu.

5. Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort

Addresses: Buyong Road, Cebu City, Cebu
Contact Info.: 032 263 4410 /
Rates: Start at PhP9,836.07

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The inviting waters of one of the lagoon-shaped pools at Bluewater Maribago

Images: Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort Facebook page

Rounding out this list of spots for a staycation in Cebu is Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort in Lapu-Lapu City. This seven-hectare property has 163 rooms and 110 meters of beachfront. This famous hotel and resort in Cebu includes three lagoon-shaped swimming pools with waterfalls, a children’s playground, full-service restaurants, bars, and a spa. Guests can go scuba diving, snorkeling, or boat riding, among other activities, to experience a fun holiday in Cebu.

Visit Yoorekka Magazine to find more holiday destinations in Cebu!

This article was initially published in Yoorekka on November 16, 2016.

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About Arrah Camillia Quistadio-Manticajon
Arrah Camillia Quistadio-Manticajon is the current content supervisor for the Visayas region of ShoppersGuide Marketing, Inc. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication degree from UP Cebu. She has previously worked for a business process outsourcing company, a community newspaper, and a global technology company. When not writing, she putters about in the kitchen, baking or testing new recipes.
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