Cebu

Cebu is the second largest city in the Philippines and located in the middle of the country in the Visayas region of

Cebu City

islands. A booming metropolis, Cebu is right in the middle of most of the famous Philippine tourist adventures and is a must visit location for your travels to the Philippines. Cebu itself is a smaller version of Manila which means that it is significantly less crowded and the traffic issues are not as bad as Manila.

Cebu Lechon

Cebu is located on the coast of a large harbor and you can easily reach ‘inner city’ beaches from the city center, this is not possible in Manila as it would take several hours to do the same. Everything that is available in terms of infrastructure, restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, hotels, shopping centers, family friendly attractions can also be found in Cebu.

You can fly directly to Cebu from most international or domestic locations, as well as sea travel options. Cebu is famous for its ‘Lechon’ which is whole roast pork cooked slowly over hot coals. The overall food options in Cebu are also very good as the fresh produce on the island and in the surrounding area is of high quality.

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Beach at Mactan Island

 

How to get to Cebu: You can fly directly to Cebu international airport from many different international locations, or alternatively you can take an internal domestic flight direct from Manila, or various other domestic airports in the Philippines.

Best time of year to visit: October until June is considered the ‘Summer’ period with tourist numbers peaking between March-June.

 

Top attractions in Cebu

Lapu Lapu Shrine
Scuba Diving Cebu

 

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Top Hotels in Cebu

Luxury 

Radisson Blu Cebu

Located on Serging Osmeña Boulevard at the corner of Juan Luna Avenue, this Cebu hotel places guests in the middle of the oldest city in the Philippines. Just 500 meters from the International Port area, this South Pacific getaway proves to be the perfect starting point for exploring the island of Cebu and its 167 neighboring islands. Radisson Blu Cebu is situated just 11 kilometers from the Mactan International Airport. This property boasts 400 well-appointed guestrooms which come furnished with modern amenities. Each accommodation unit features a LCD TV, high speed internet access, telephone, and a private bathroom with hot and cold shower. The on-site restaurant offers Asian, Japanese, Mediterranean, seafood, and international cuisines. A swimming pool is also available on-site for guests to unwind after a long day of sightseeing in the city. Radisson Blu Cebu is a relaxing retreat center of the Philippines.

 

Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa

Far from the hustle and bustle of the city, Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa Cebu offers the perfect ambience and setting for a relaxing getaway. The location is great for tourists due to the proximity to many sightseeing hot spots, including Magellan’s Cross, Fort San Pedro, and the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño. The hotel is spread over two wings and provides large, bright, and comfortable rooms and suites, each equipped with modern amenities, including satellite TV and internet access. Guests in the Ocean Wing enjoy an unparalleled level of luxurious amenities and personalized services, privacy, and exclusivity with its separate driveway and rooms close to the beach and an Ocean Wing pool boasting the best views of the sunrise. Recreation on-site includes a choice of six restaurants, a bar, gym, spa, pool, and numerous water sport options. Ocean lovers can sign up for the Discover Scuba Diving program to get an easy introduction to the amazing underwater life of the region.

 

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Kandaya Resort

This hidden gem is located in the northern tip of the island of Cebu. It is where land, sea and sky meet and blend seamlessly to form the postcard-perfect backdrop of Kandaya Resort, an idyllic, luxury destination located in the coastal heart of historic Daanbantayan, which is approximately a 3-hour scenic ride from Mactan International Airport.

Be spoilt for choice at Kandaya Resort where one may either opt to engage in a variety of health and wellness, outdoor and sports activities or simply luxuriate and soak in the tranquility. A full range of amenities await those who prefer to stay active from a fully equipped gym, yoga studio, and mixed martial arts center as well as a multi-use court to play either basketball, tennis, beach volleyball and Kuwadra Horse Stable. Private nooks on the property’s grounds and lush gardens provide the perfect surroundings to revive the senses. Pamper yourself at the Daya Spa and let skillful, healing hands bring back a state of balance and well-being.

 

JPark Island Resort & Water Park

Situated in Cebu, this beautiful 5-star resort and spa is a fun and lively place of stay. Featuring a contemporary interior design, guests can experience luxury and leisure at the same time. With a waterpark on-site that is designed by the theme park experts of Dream Park International USA, it is bound to give a memorable stay. Boasting 557 lavish rooms with Greek-Mediterranean architecture and custom interiors, each room is unique and offers 5-star settings. Featuring exclusive amenities, JPark Island Resort and Waterpark is set on providing utmost luxury and comfort to their guests. JPark Island Resort and Waterpark has a unique and beautifully designed waterpark which is the first and only resort of its kind in Cebu. A wonderful place of stay, it is excellent for friends, families, children, and even couples.

 

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Budget

Amihan Beach Cabanas Resort

 

 

 

 

 

 

If what you’re looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Cebu, look no further than Amihan Beach Cabanas Resort. The hotel lies 132.3 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

At Amihan Beach Cabanas Resort, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, room service.

Step into one of 6 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, desk which can be found in some rooms. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as private beach, fishing, massage, water sports (non-motorized). Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Amihan Beach Cabanas Resort the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Cebu.

 

Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Designed for both business and leisure travel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin is ideally situated in Cebu City; one of the city’s most popular locales. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Uncle Tom’s Cabin is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. A selection of top-class facilities such as 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, convenience store, daily housekeeping can be enjoyed at the hotel.

Uncle Tom’s Cabin is home to 103 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, air conditioning, desk, soundproofing, telephone. Besides, the hotel’s host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Cebu, make Uncle Tom’s Cabin your home away from home.

 

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Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Hotel is located in the prestigious Nivel Hills district where it dominates Cebu’s skyline. The hotel is surrounded by lush greenery and is 25 minutes from Mactan International Airport and only 10 minutes from the business and commercial centers of Cebu. The 329 well-appointed guest rooms and suites are equipped with Wi-Fi internet access, luxurious bathrooms, in-room safe, state-of-the-art communications, and cable TV. Marco Polo’s signature Continental Club provides the finest in accommodation and service for the discerning traveler. For a thoroughly relaxing and wonderful stay, make the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Hotel your accommodation of choice.

 

Harolds Hotel

Located in the lovely area of Cebu City, Harolds Hotel enjoys a commanding position in the nightlife, restaurants, shopping hub of Cebu. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city’s top attractions: Perpetual Succour Hospital, Ayala Center Cebu, Ayala Center.

At Harolds Hotel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests.

Guests can choose from 90 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel’s fitness center, massage are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Cebu, make Harolds Hotel your home away from home.

 

Top Restaurants in Cebu

Fine Dining

Anzani Restaurant
  • Consistently rated as one of the best restaurants in the Philippines you will definitely want to make a booking at one of the Anzani establishments whilst in Cebu.
  • Cafe Marco located at the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel in Cebu is a very nice place to have a business lunch or dinner to impress.
  • Fancy something French and romantic? Drop into La Vie Parisienne.
  • Want to experience some of the old colonial and rustic heritage of Cebu? Then book a table at Cafe Old Cul-de-Sac.

Casual Dining

Abaca Baking Company

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