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5 Stunning Beach Spots in Cebu

Cebu, the gateway to around two-thirds of the Philippine archipelago, doesn’t just open to a thousand journeys, it’s also the gateway to five amazing beaches in the Philippines. Here are five of our favorite beaches, all easily reached by Pueblo Cebu homeowners.


Mactan Blue Reef Island Resort

Tongo, Marigondon, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
Contact Numbers: (+6332)4942644 /(+6332) 4942911

A 5,300 sqm island resort hotel, Blue Reef is just a few minutes south of Pueblo de Oro Cebu, and the perfect vacation spot for the family. It offers affordable rates, nice facilities, and gorgeous views of the Cebu Strait. Cottages are built over the pier and they’re big enough to host a small party. Besides swimming, beach goers can rent a boat, a Jet Ski,or a banana boat.


For more adventurous beach lovers who want to enjoy a long drive, Moalboal offers a kilometer long stretch of white sand called Basdaku or Big Sand, facing Tañon Strait. Its waters are pristine and clear as crystal. The stunning shore is managed responsibly by the public so anyone is welcome to enjoy the sea. There are cottages for day trippers and a camping ground for people staying the night. Those who don’t want to rough it can stay in one of the many accommodations nearby.

Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort

Maribago, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
Contact Numbers: (+6332)2345411 / (+6332)4920100

Closer to our Pueblo home is the 10 hectare white sands of Maribago Bluewater Resort. It’s the perfect resort to pamper your family. Aside from its immaculate sands, it has a wide range of amenities including a spa and juice bar, a restaurant, and several pools. It also boasts extensive aqua sports facilities for jet-skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling, parasailing, island hopping, and more.

Santiago White Beach

If you’re up for more adventure, navigate north and east towards the Camotes Islands, specifically Pacijan Island. There you’ll find Santiago White Beach, the longest white sand strip in the island group. Like Basdaku, it’s managed by the local government. Beach goers can enjoy volleyball, kayaking, and motorized bangkas for a minimal fee while the crooners can sing their hearts out with videoke units in the small restaurants near the beach. Accommodations can also be found within reach.

Plantation Bay Resort and Spa

Marigondon, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
Contact Numbers: (+ 6332)5059800 

One of the top resorts in Asia according to Conde Nast Traveler’s 21st Annual Readers’ Choice Awards, Plantation Bay is a world-changing  getaway and is an accredited PADI Five Star Dive Resort. The white sand beach is common in Mactan but it also has a selection of freshwater and seawater pools, which boasts waterslides, mist caves, whirlpools, waterfalls, and more. Aside from offering the expected water sport facilities, it also boasts a terrific tennis court, which has hosted Davis Cup Eliminations in the Philippines.

There are thousands more beaches and resorts waiting to be discovered in and around Cebu. Discover them all with your family!

Want a house and lot in Lapu-Lapu, Cebu to be near all these adventures? Contact us!