Cebu is a popular destination for both local and foreign tourists. It comes as no surprise because the province provides a bit of everything for different types of travelers. During your visit, you’ll get to see some of the best white sand beaches in the country, beautiful underwater ecosystems, waterfalls, delicious food and a storied past.
You can go on a day trip to the waterfalls (Kawasan is a popular choice) to experience canyoning and cliff diving. Visit Moalboal to see the famous sardine run or go diving in nearby spots to see the underwater world of Cebu.
If you are staying somewhere in Mactan, you don’t have to go very far to enjoy scuba diving. Some of the dive destinations include Hilutungan Island Marine Sanctuary, Nalusuan Island Marine Sanctuary, and Shangri-La Marine Sanctuary just to name a few.
The city center and its attractions are just a short drive away from Mactan. Some of the attractions you can visit while exploring include Magellan’s Cross, Cebu Heritage Monument, Taoist Temple, Fort San Pedro, Temple of Leah, Casa Gorordo Museum and some ancestral houses. You can’t leave Cebu without trying one of their most famous dishes —lechon! This suckling pig dish is well-known throughout the country.
Osmena Peak provides visitors with one of the best sunsets and landscapes on the island. It only takes a short walk up to the viewpoint; the peak is a possible day trip from the city. If you just want to relax and unwind, the province has a number of beaches such as Tingko, Lambug, Logon, Sta. Fe and Santiago in various parts, from Malapascua to Bantayan to Alcoy.
You’ll have a variety of options if you decide to stay in Mactan, Cebu. There are different types of accommodations for all budgets. You can use Mactan as your base when you explore the province. Here are the top resorts in Mactan, Cebu recommended by Agoda users as of July 2018, in no particular order.
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Crimson Resort and Spa
Seascapes Resort Town, Mactan Island, Cebu
JPark Island Resort and Waterpark
M.L. Quezon Highway, Barangay Maribago, Mactan Island, Cebu
Plantation Bay Resort & Spa
Marigondon, Mactan Island, Cebu
Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu, Mactan Island, Cebu
Nordtropic Resort and Residences
Buyong Road Barangay Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan Island, Cebu
Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa
Maribago Beach, Mactan Island, Cebu
Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel
Buyong, Mactan Island, Cebu
Coralpoint Gardens Resort
Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan Island, Cebu
Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa Cebu
Punta Engano Road | P.O. Box 86 , Mactan Island, Cebu
Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan
1 Airport Road, Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan Island, Cebu
Photos above were provided by the resorts via Agoda.