Cebu Beaches to Go for Summer

written on May 24th, 2017 by

Want to go to Cebu but can’t decide where to spend your dream beach get-away? Don’t worry, we narrowed it down for you so you can have that perfect summer vacation.

Here are five of Cebu’s best beaches that you should definitely check out this summer:

Bantayan Island

Bantayan’s perfect white-sand beaches are one of the most popular destinations in Cebu. If you like sand as fine as sugar, Bantayan island is the perfect beach for you. It’s particularly packed when Holy Week comes around, so book ahead of time.

Mactan Island

The beaches of Mactan are home to Cebu’s finest resorts. If you have cash to splurge, Mactan is the perfect spot for you. This little resort island gets rest and relaxation down to pat. It’s no wonder tourists from all over the world find their heart in Mactan. Take your pick from the best and most luxurious resorts in the country: Plantation Bay has a picturesque lagoon where you can learn how to paddle-board and amenities that can cater to your every fancy. Shangri-la Mactan has sprawling grounds and a beachfront fit for royalty. If you want a villa all to yourself, head on out to Crimson Resorts. The list is endless, and all of them are in one island!

Lambug Beach, Badian

Feeling like going for the full backpacker experience? Then you’re at home at Lambug Beach in Badian. It has all the makings of a perfect beach getaway: white sand, clear blue sea, amazing sunset. But the best part is Lambug is absolutely free. All you have to bring is a tent, some food and booze and you’re good to go. Who says having fun should be expensive?

White Beach, Moalboal

This stretch of white shore is aptly nicknamed “Basdaku” (which literally translates to big sand in English) and is one of the best beaches to go to if you want to spend your summer beach-bumming. White beach is  almost 2 kilometers long— that’s a lot of space for everyone who wants to lay in the sand, set-up camp or even play beach volleyball. There’s also lots of resorts and B&B’s to choose from. You can try the high-end tree house accommodations of Club Sirena or rent a whole bungalow at Bigsand Campgrounds with your whole family. Whatever your fancy is, you can find one in Moalboal.

Malapascua Island

Malapascua is a diver’s paradise. Walking along its beautiful white shore, you’ll see dive resorts run by locals and expats at every turn. Which is not surprising really, as Malapascua is home to the majestic thresher shark— a rare species that’s found in one of the ocean shelves just a quick boat ride off the shore. It’s not uncommon to see people in their scuba suits walking around the island. In fact year round,  you can still hear a various foreign languages spoken over lunch at local carinderias. If you want to go diving with sharks and to disconnect with real life for a bit, Malapascua is the place to be.