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Enjoy Cebu beaches without going broke!
Image: Ocean Bay Beach Resort
As one of the top tourist destinations in the country, Cebu is home to many beach destinations catering to the needs of both local and foreign tourists. While many resorts cost an arm and a leg, there are some places where you can spend a weekend or two without breaking the bank.
These cheap beach resorts in Cebu may not be as high-end as other establishments on the island, but they offer all the essential amenities to make your stay in Cebu both relaxing and fun. The following are some of the best cheap beach resorts in Cebu you may want to stay in!
Located along the coast of southern Cebu, Ocean Bay Beach Resort offers its guests a panoramic sea view.
Image: Ocean Bay Beach Resort
If you are looking to spend some downtime outside the city, then look into this beach destination in the southern town of Dalaguete—Ocean Bay Beach Resort! Situated along the coast of south Cebu, this family-run resort gives guests the option of either swimming on the beach or in their private pool. The resort also brings you close to some tourist attractions in Cebu, including Osmeña Peak, Aguinid Falls, and Obong Spring. In addition, Ocean Bay Beach Resort also serves as a jump-off point for when you go whale shark-watching in the town of Oslob. Ocean Bay Beach Resort is more than three hours away from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.
You will want to take a dip at their swimming pool as a fitting end to your day on Mactan Island.
Image: Haruhay Dream Resort and Restaurant
While many of the beach resorts in Cebu charge premium rates, Haruhay Dream Resort gives an affordable option for visitors looking to stay on the island for the weekend. The bed and breakfast resort offers all the comforts of high-end resorts in Mactan, including a swimming pool, bungalow rooms, and free Wi-Fi access in the restaurant. The staff can also arrange island hopping, snorkeling, and diving trips for you. Guests also can visit the nearby Olango Island, where a famous bird sanctuary is situated. Haruhay Dream Resort is around 850 meters from the beach and is located around half an hour from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.
You can relax at the swimming pool after exploring the waters off northern Cebu after a whole day.
Image: Slam’s Garden Resort
If you plan to visit the thresher sharks of Malapascua Island, you should consider staying at this summer resort—Slam’s Garden Resort! Slam’s Garden Resort is located around three hours from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport. The resort offers diving lessons to first-timers and can serve as your base for fun diving trips around Malapascua Island. It is also a short walk away from Bounty Beach and Logon Beach. The garden atmosphere offers a relaxing ambiance where guests can relax after a whole day exploring the waters off northern Cebu.
The resort offers comfortable yet affordable accommodations for anyone who wants to spend a weekend in Bantayan Island.
Image: Mayet Beach Resort
Mayet Beach Resort is your top resort of choice if you’re looking to stay in Bantayan Island up in the northern part of the island. Aside from being located a few steps away from the Bantayan Island’s famous white sand beaches, this Cebu beach resort offers rooms at very reasonable rates. Resort staff can also give you a heads up on what you can do in and around Bantayan Island, including snorkeling, scuba diving, island hopping, and kite surfing. This no-frills resort also has a multi-purpose hall for events such as wedding receptions, birthday parties, and reunions. Mayet Beach Resort is more than four hours away from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.
Where:Batiancila Street, Barangay Pooc, Santa Fe, Cebu
Rates:Start at PhP1,350
Some rooms at the resort feature a small porch where guests can relax at the end of the day.
Image: Sunshine Bantayan Garden Resort
If you visit Bantayan Island, you should consider Sunshine Bantayan Garden Resort. Like many resorts on the island, the Sunshine Bantayan Garden Resort is located 300 meters away from the beach. Free Wi-Fi connection is available within the public areas of the resort. Resort staff can also arrange tourist activities on the island, including island hopping, kite surfing, island hopping, and a visit to the Sta. Fe Butterfly Garden,
Sunshine Bantayan Garden Resort is located around four hours and 14 minutes from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, making it an ideal beach vacation spot!
Where:Baigad, Bantayan Island, Santa Fe, Cebu, Philippines
Rates:Start at PhP1,800
The resort offers a panoramic view of the sea that is more spectacular as the sun sets over the horizon.
Image: Beach Montemar
Beach Montemar is the third Bantayan Island resort on this list, which shows how the island is among the best in Cebu. Situated on a white-sand beach, this resort in Cebu offers a relaxing and comfortable place for the island’s visitors. Its bungalow accommodations are located a stone’s throw away from the beach, giving guests the utmost peace and serenity when they stay at the resort. From the resort, you can go island hopping, scuba diving, cycling, snorkeling, hiking, or simply swimming in the crystal clear waters of Bantayan Island. Beach Montemar is located more than four hours from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.
Staying in Cebu does not always have to lighten your wallet too much. Check out these cheap resorts in and around the island!
Stay safe as you travel! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions wherever you go. For now, keep safe!
This article was originally published in Yoorekka on March 15, 2019.
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