Where: Buyong Maribago, Mactan Island Lapu-Lapu City Cebu
Rates: Start at PhP5,163.93 for the Deluxe Room
Estimated travel time from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport: 25 minutes
A hammock on the beach is the perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon at Bluewater Maribago Resort.
Image: Bluewater Maribago Resort Website
A list of places ideal for beach lovers will not be complete without Bluewater Maribago Resort. This Filipino-owned resort is a part of the Bluewater Resorts group, which also includes resorts in Panglao, Bohol, and Sumilon Island in southern Cebu. Established in 1989, the resort features a 110-meter beachfront with pristine white sand and crystal clear waters that can turn any city dweller into a beach enthusiast.
Guests have five types of accommodations to choose from, including the deluxe room, premier deluxe room, and the royal bungalow. The resort also boasts three swimming pools, a children’s playground, and a water sports center. Moreover, you can also have a relaxing afternoon at the Amuma Spa and Health Club. Its name originates from the Visayan word amuma, which means “to indulge with every attention, comfort, and care.” There, guests can look forward to a royal treatment that blends ancient and modern spa therapies from different Asian and western cultures.