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5 Beautiful Resorts in Cebu near the Most Stunning Beaches

Check out these accommodation options in Cebu for your next trip to the island!

By: Peter Parcon | March 11, 2020

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Where to Stay in Cebu

Lounging beside Cebu's most beautiful beaches is the perfect way to spend a vacation.

Image: Badian Island Wellness Resort

Life’s a marvelous beach, and this is quite true in the island of Cebu. Blessed with stunning beaches, Cebu is indeed a paradise for tourists in need of a tropical break. With numerous beach options that the island has to offer, you may be wondering where to stay in Cebu for a weekend or two. Look no further since we listed five places in Cebu for the beach lover in you! Read on and find out where to stay in Cebu to enjoy the island as much as possible.


1. Bluewater Maribago Resort

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


Cebu

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.



How to get to Bluewater Maribago Hotel: From Mactan-Cebu International Airport, you can get on a taxi to the resort.


2. The Blue Orchid Resort and Dive Center

Where: Saavedra, White Beach, Moalboal, Cebu
Rates: Start at PhP4,061 for the Standard Twin Room
Estimated travel time from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport: 3 hours and 30 minutes


stunning beaches

Sitting close to a magnificent coral formation, The Blue Orchid Resort is a good place to stay in while in Moalboal.

Image: The Blue Orchid Resort and Dive Center - Moalboal Facebook Page

If diving is what you are looking for, then The Blue Orchid Resort and Dive Center should be on your list. Located in the southern diving town of Moalboal, the resort is tucked away at the end of the famous White Beach. This gives guests a tranquil atmosphere while they relax at the beach. Moreover, intrepid explorers may also visit the tidal rock formation known as mag payong (“umbrella stones”) located close to the resort.

This four-star resort features 16 rooms with either a sea view or a pool view. It has an outdoor pool and a dive center as well. The resort can also arrange a trip to the best dive sites off Moalboal’s coast, including the marine sanctuary, Pescador Island, and Tuble Reef. Additionally, the resort sits close to a wall drop-off where a variety of soft corals and colorful fishes reside.



How to get to The Blue Orchid Resort and Dive Center: From Mactan-Cebu International Airport, get on a taxi to the Cebu South Bus Terminal and get on a bus headed for Moalboal. Tell the driver to drop you off at the corner going to Basdaku where you can get on a tricycle headed for The Blue Orchid Resort and Dive Center. You can also arrange an airport pickup by the resort 24 hours before your arrival.


3. Buena Vida Resort & Spa

Where: Malapascua Island, Barangay Road, Daanbantayan, Cebu
Rates: Start at PhP4,263 for the Standard Room
Estimated travel time from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport: 5 hours


famous White Beach

The tranquil atmosphere will make guests want to extend their stay at the Buena Vida Resort and Spa.

Image: Buena Vida Resort & Spa Facebook Page

Dreaming of spending a quiet weekend in the paradise island of Malapascua? If so, Buena Vida Resort & Spa should be on your list! This relatively new resort has earned high praise from its guests and was awarded a certificate of excellence by TripAdvisor in 2019. It is located close to one of the most popular beaches on the island, Bounty Beach. Billing itself as a tropical garden resort, the resort blends its personal style with a huge diversity of plants to create an inspiring scenery for its guests.

All 12 rooms of the resort are located within its garden area, giving guests a place to breathe in and out while at the island. Aside from free wireless internet access, the resort also has a wellness center called Vida Spa where guests can get a wide variety of massages and body treatments. Daily yoga classes are also available.



How to get to Buena Vida Resort & Spa: From Mactan-Cebu International Airport, get on a taxi to the Cebu North Bus Terminal before getting on a bus headed for the Maya port in northern Cebu. From the port, get on a boat headed for Malapascua Island where you can get on a motorcycle-for-hire to bring you to the resort.


4. Badian Island Wellness Resort

Where: Zaragosa Island, Badian, Cebu
Rates: Start at PhP19,800 for the Junior Suite
Estimated travel time from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport: 3 hours and 30 minutes


popular beaches

The sight of a white sand beach fronting Badian Island Wellness Resort will urge you to make plans for a summer in Cebu.

Image: Badian Island Wellness Resort Facebook Page

While island life is a welcome respite for anyone living in the city, you may still go looking for some of the comforts offered by city life. If this is the case, consider Badian Island Wellness Resort to fill your need for a breather from the hustle and bustle of life in the city.

The resort features five-star accommodations along with a swimming pool, tennis courts, and a white sand beach. Each room has everything you can find in a luxury resort, including a minibar and Wi-Fi access. Additionally, every room allows you to make your own coffee or tea in the comfort of your room. Moreover, guests can also look forward to a distinctive pampering in a natural setting at the beauty center of the resort.



How to get to Badian Island Wellness Resort: From Mactan-Cebu International Airport, you can get on a taxi to the Cebu South Bus Terminal before getting on a bus headed for Badian. Tell the driver to drop you off at the wharf where boats headed for the island are docked. Get on one of the motorized boats to reach the island.


5. Tepanee Beach Resort

Where: Logon Beach, Malapascua Island, Daanbantayan, Cebu
Rates: Start at PhP3,572 for the Standard Room
Estimated travel time from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport: 5 hours


Where to Stay in Cebu

Beach lovers will love waking up near the crystal clear waters of Malapascua Island at Tepanee Beach Resort.

Image: Tepanee Beach Resort Facebook Page

Looking for a place where you can watch breathtaking sunsets with your favorite brew in one hand? Tepanee Beach Resort is a good place to consider with its isolation from the rest of Malapascua Island. Situated on a small hill in the southern part of Logon Beach, the resort was designed to have minimal impact on the environment. This means the resort will be surrounded by lush greenery and the crystal clear waters off Malapascua Island.

Guests can choose from three types of accommodations: the Standard Room, the Superior Cottage, and the Deluxe Cottage. Moreover, guests also get free Wi-Fi access and a terrace where they can enjoy the beauty of nature at its best.



How to get to Tepanee Beach Resort: From Mactan-Cebu International Airport, get on a taxi to the Cebu North Bus Terminal before getting on a bus headed for the Maya port in northern Cebu. From the port, get on a boat headed for Malapascua Island where you can get on a motorcycle-for-hire to bring you to the resort.


Go to Yoorekka to discover more beach resorts in Cebu!


With a multitude of options, beach lovers will certainly never run out of places to stay when they visit Cebu.

Where to Stay in Cebu

Lounging beside Cebu's most beautiful beaches is the perfect way to spend a vacation.

Image: Badian Island Wellness Resort

Life’s a marvelous beach, and this is quite true in the island of Cebu. Blessed with stunning beaches, Cebu is indeed a paradise for tourists in need of a tropical break. With numerous beach options that the island has to offer, you may be wondering where to stay in Cebu for a weekend or two. Look no further since we listed five places in Cebu for the beach lover in you! Read on and find out where to stay in Cebu to enjoy the island as much as possible.


1. Bluewater Maribago Resort

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


Cebu

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.



How to get to Bluewater Maribago Hotel: From Mactan-Cebu International Airport, you can get on a taxi to the resort.


2. The Blue Orchid Resort and Dive Center

Where: Saavedra, White Beach, Moalboal, Cebu
Rates: Start at PhP4,061 for the Standard Twin Room
Estimated travel time from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport: 3 hours and 30 minutes


stunning beaches

Sitting close to a magnificent coral formation, The Blue Orchid Resort is a good place to stay in while in Moalboal.

Image: The Blue Orchid Resort and Dive Center - Moalboal Facebook Page

If diving is what you are looking for, then The Blue Orchid Resort and Dive Center should be on your list. Located in the southern diving town of Moalboal, the resort is tucked away at the end of the famous White Beach. This gives guests a tranquil atmosphere while they relax at the beach. Moreover, intrepid explorers may also visit the tidal rock formation known as mag payong (“umbrella stones”) located close to the resort.

This four-star resort features 16 rooms with either a sea view or a pool view. It has an outdoor pool and a dive center as well. The resort can also arrange a trip to the best dive sites off Moalboal’s coast, including the marine sanctuary, Pescador Island, and Tuble Reef. Additionally, the resort sits close to a wall drop-off where a variety of soft corals and colorful fishes reside.



How to get to The Blue Orchid Resort and Dive Center: From Mactan-Cebu International Airport, get on a taxi to the Cebu South Bus Terminal and get on a bus headed for Moalboal. Tell the driver to drop you off at the corner going to Basdaku where you can get on a tricycle headed for The Blue Orchid Resort and Dive Center. You can also arrange an airport pickup by the resort 24 hours before your arrival.


3. Buena Vida Resort & Spa

Where: Malapascua Island, Barangay Road, Daanbantayan, Cebu
Rates: Start at PhP4,263 for the Standard Room
Estimated travel time from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport: 5 hours


famous White Beach

The tranquil atmosphere will make guests want to extend their stay at the Buena Vida Resort and Spa.

Image: Buena Vida Resort & Spa Facebook Page

Dreaming of spending a quiet weekend in the paradise island of Malapascua? If so, Buena Vida Resort & Spa should be on your list! This relatively new resort has earned high praise from its guests and was awarded a certificate of excellence by TripAdvisor in 2019. It is located close to one of the most popular beaches on the island, Bounty Beach. Billing itself as a tropical garden resort, the resort blends its personal style with a huge diversity of plants to create an inspiring scenery for its guests.

All 12 rooms of the resort are located within its garden area, giving guests a place to breathe in and out while at the island. Aside from free wireless internet access, the resort also has a wellness center called Vida Spa where guests can get a wide variety of massages and body treatments. Daily yoga classes are also available.



How to get to Buena Vida Resort & Spa: From Mactan-Cebu International Airport, get on a taxi to the Cebu North Bus Terminal before getting on a bus headed for the Maya port in northern Cebu. From the port, get on a boat headed for Malapascua Island where you can get on a motorcycle-for-hire to bring you to the resort.


4. Badian Island Wellness Resort

Where: Zaragosa Island, Badian, Cebu
Rates: Start at PhP19,800 for the Junior Suite
Estimated travel time from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport: 3 hours and 30 minutes


popular beaches

The sight of a white sand beach fronting Badian Island Wellness Resort will urge you to make plans for a summer in Cebu.

Image: Badian Island Wellness Resort Facebook Page

While island life is a welcome respite for anyone living in the city, you may still go looking for some of the comforts offered by city life. If this is the case, consider Badian Island Wellness Resort to fill your need for a breather from the hustle and bustle of life in the city.

The resort features five-star accommodations along with a swimming pool, tennis courts, and a white sand beach. Each room has everything you can find in a luxury resort, including a minibar and Wi-Fi access. Additionally, every room allows you to make your own coffee or tea in the comfort of your room. Moreover, guests can also look forward to a distinctive pampering in a natural setting at the beauty center of the resort.



How to get to Badian Island Wellness Resort: From Mactan-Cebu International Airport, you can get on a taxi to the Cebu South Bus Terminal before getting on a bus headed for Badian. Tell the driver to drop you off at the wharf where boats headed for the island are docked. Get on one of the motorized boats to reach the island.


5. Tepanee Beach Resort

Where: Logon Beach, Malapascua Island, Daanbantayan, Cebu
Rates: Start at PhP3,572 for the Standard Room
Estimated travel time from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport: 5 hours


Where to Stay in Cebu

Beach lovers will love waking up near the crystal clear waters of Malapascua Island at Tepanee Beach Resort.

Image: Tepanee Beach Resort Facebook Page

Looking for a place where you can watch breathtaking sunsets with your favorite brew in one hand? Tepanee Beach Resort is a good place to consider with its isolation from the rest of Malapascua Island. Situated on a small hill in the southern part of Logon Beach, the resort was designed to have minimal impact on the environment. This means the resort will be surrounded by lush greenery and the crystal clear waters off Malapascua Island.

Guests can choose from three types of accommodations: the Standard Room, the Superior Cottage, and the Deluxe Cottage. Moreover, guests also get free Wi-Fi access and a terrace where they can enjoy the beauty of nature at its best.



How to get to Tepanee Beach Resort: From Mactan-Cebu International Airport, get on a taxi to the Cebu North Bus Terminal before getting on a bus headed for the Maya port in northern Cebu. From the port, get on a boat headed for Malapascua Island where you can get on a motorcycle-for-hire to bring you to the resort.


Go to Yoorekka to discover more beach resorts in Cebu!


With a multitude of options, beach lovers will certainly never run out of places to stay when they visit Cebu.

author

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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