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These 5 Resorts in Cebu Are Perfect Honeymoon Spots

The celebration continues well after the "I dos". Check out these romantic honeymoon places in Cebu!

By: Peter Parcon | February 01, 2021
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These incredible resorts are definitely worth the splurge.

Being a major tourist hub has made Cebu a favorite destination among newly-married couples. This is because the Queen City of the South has an impressive roster of where to go for honeymoon in Cebu. These resorts offer five-star luxurious amenities that make newlyweds feel like royalty.

While the rates in these resorts may be somewhat steep, these resorts offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience for couples who want to have unforgettable honeymoon destinations. The following are five gorgeous destinations on where to go for honeymoon in Cebu for couples.

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1. Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu

Where: Punta Engano Road, Mactan, Lapu-Lapu
Rates: Start at PhP7,560 for the Deluxe Ocean View King.
Estimated travel time from the airport: 20 minutes

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Despite its limited beachfront, Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu still offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience for its guests.

Image: Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu

Among the main features of Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu are its giant pools. Couples may lounge under coconut trees sipping their favorite drinks while watching the sun set over the horizon. They may also opt to take a walk along the white-sand beach a few steps away from the pool. Each of the bedrooms at the resort features a private balcony offering a captivating view of Mactan Island.

Couples can also have a little bit of fun in the game room or go island hopping. The watersports center also offers something for adventurous couples who may want to go scuba diving or parasailing. Finally, the trendy Ibiza Beach Club also offers themed performances every night.

Movenpick has been closed since August 2020 until further notice.

2. Abaca Boutique Resort & Restaurant

Where: Punta Engano Road, Mactan, Lapu-Lapu
PhP15,900 for the Master Oceanfront Suite
PhP17,600 for the Poolside Oceanfront Suite
PhP18,800 for the Penthouse Oceanfront Suite
PhP21,900 for the Garden Pool Villa
PhP26,800 for the Oceanfront Spa Villa
PhP27,500 for the Seaview Pool Villa
Estimated travel time from the airport: 20 minutes

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Couples can have a romantic dinner at the Abaca Restaurant with a scenic view of the sea.

Image: Abaca Boutique Resort & Restaurant

Abaca Boutique Resort & Restaurant may be relatively new, but it does not lack in the luxury a five-star resort should offer its guests. The boutique resort provides a quiet retreat for honeymooners looking for a place to spend some quality time together. Its lush oceanfront is matched by the elegantly-designed and spacious suites and villas where guests can enjoy the tranquility of life in the island. Couples can also have a relaxing massage at the spa or work up an appetite in the gym.

On the other hand, the Abaca Restaurant serves sumptuous meals that can satisfy the palate of lovebirds spending their honeymoon at the resort. All suites and villas at the resort are equipped with an iPod docking station, LCD television, and a romantic ambiance couples may be looking for.

As of January 2021, Abaca Boutique Resort and Restaurant still hasn’t officially announced the resumption of its operations. It is advised to contact the resort before visiting.

3. Bluewater Island Sumilon Resort

Where: Oslob, Cebu
Rates: Start at PhP10,000 for the glamping tent.
Estimated travel time from the airport: 3 hours and 18 minutes


The white-sand beach will entice guests to take a dip the moment they arrive at Bluewater Island Sumilon Resort.

Image: Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort

Nestled on a 24-hectare coral island, Bluewater Island Sumilon Resort offers a perfect hideaway for couples looking for romance amid the beauty of nature. One main attraction of the resort is its sandbar that changes shape and location depending on the season. A 19th-century watchtower stands guard on the southern part of the island. A natural lagoon with mangroves is another feature on the island. In addition, the island is also home to the first marine sanctuary in the Philippines. This exclusive island resort provides couples with relative privacy for their romantic getaway.

Aside from the glamping tents, guests also have the option in staying at any of the 14 Deluxe Rooms with private verandas, 10 Premier Deluxe Rooms, or the three Villas with private dipping pools. Newlyweds can also relax at the Amuma Spa where they can experience Hilot Lamang, a “traditional mystical massage of the islands”.

4. Kandaya Resort

Where: Agujo, Daanbantayan, Cebu
PhP10,400 for the Deluxe Room
PhP12,460 for the Premier Room
PhP14,490 for the Ocean View Suite
PhP12,460 for the Garden Villa
PhP14,490 for the Garden Pool Villa
PhP17,280 for the Beach Pool Villa
PhP19,350 for the Ocean Pool Villa
Estimated travel time from the airport: 2 hours 59 minutes

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The main building houses 18 luxurious rooms and suites at the Kandaya Resort.

Image: Kandaya Resort

Kandaya Resort is a luxurious tropical destination located in the idyllic northern town of Daanbantayan. Named after an ancient tribal chieftain who protected old Bantayan, the resort offers a luxuriously unique experience for newly-married couples who spend their honeymoon at the place. The main building of the resort features 18 elegantly-designed suites offering a magnificent view of the infinity pool of the resort. Guests can also stay at any of the 22 luxurious villas of the Kandaya Resort.

Aside from a rejuvenating stay, couples also have a lot of activities in store for them at the resort. They can go play billiards, basketball, or beach volleyball or ride off to the sunset on a horse. Couples can also rejuvenate themselves at the yoga studio or simply lounge at the side of the swimming pool sipping their favorite drink.

5. Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa

Where: Punta Engano Road, Mactan, Lapu-Lapu
Rates: Start at PhP12,000 for the Main Wing Deluxe Room.
Estimated travel time from the airport: 19 minutes

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The white-sand beach and crystal clear waters are among the major features of Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa.

Image: Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa

Carrying an internationally-recognized brand, Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa is a five-star resort that gracefully blends nature with elegance. Its pristine white-sand beach and crystal-clear waters will entice newlyweds to stay at the resort for more than just a day. In addition, one of the biggest Asian spas, CHI The Spa, calls Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa its home. Guests can look forward to a breathtaking view of the scenic landscape and magnificent ocean surrounding the island from one of its 530 guestrooms.

For a more intimate affair, couples can also stay in one of the two specialty suites and Ocean Club located on the highest floor of the Ocean Wing of the resort. A host of recreational and entertainment facilities are also available for guests who want to spend a night or two in this world-class facility that exudes genuine Asian hospitality.

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Cebu has its fair share of gorgeous places to visit and these destinations are no exception. These are just some luxury resorts couples can consider if they plan on spending a romantic honeymoon in Cebu.

This article was originally published in Yoorekka on May 15, 2019.
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About Peter Parcon
After leaving spending 16 years of his professional life in the academe, Peter decided to try his luck in the world of online freelancing. For the past eight years, he has been creating content for clients all around the world. He can work on just about any topic - from tattoos to technology and food to finance. He dreams of visiting every island in the archipelago some day.
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