Monthly Archives: April 2015

Best Massage in Cebu

Best massage in Cebu

Nuat Thai Massage in Cebu offers great value with 1 hour massage priced from just PHP150. The  branch I think is very consistent is located in Mactan Island near the airport (opposite Starbucks).  Be warned, book before you go. They do a roaring trade.

Best massage in Cebu

Best massage in Cebu

Best Pizza in Cebu

Best Pizza in Cebu

La Bella Napoli is our humble opinion is the best pizza in Cebu. It was also awarded the prized ‘Sun Star award for “Best Pizza in Cebu”. Now that is saying something, if you know anything about the quality of the competition in Cebu. La Bella, makes pizzas using traditional Italian methods; Napoli to be precise. Think: thin crust, very little toppings and that wonderful balance between crust and chewy dough.

With three branches in Cebu each person may have their favorite branch. Mine is of course the branch at SDR Apartments. Super convenient.  A great place to hang out ‘al-fresco’ or in the air-conditioned restaurant and enjoy Cebu’s award-winning Pizza.  La Bella Pizza Mactan also has some very good value Italian red and white wines. For those that like a chilled beer, San Miguel products are available. My favourite is the San Mig. Super Dry. Similar in taste to a Japanese beer such as Kirin, the crispness goes very well with pizza.

Go say hi to La Bella Pizza and Bistro manager and personality Tony.  Tony along with his team will make you feel like you are at home.

Contact: 032 421 1234 (SDR Apartments @ Kiener Hills Mactan)

La Bella Napoli Cebu

Best Pizza in Cebu



The Best Lechon in Cebu (BBQ Pig)

The best lechon in Cebu

“The Best Pig Ever” stated celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain

For those in the know, ‘lechon’ is BBQ. Usually over hot coals. And one of the best places in the world to try BBQ is Cebu. Cebuanos are very proud of their lechon. Most families have a proprietary special recipe. Grilling a lechon pig can take up to 6 – 8 hours depending on who is cooking.

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Cebu Yacht Club

Cebu Yacht Club for drinks and food


An extensive menu on offer and always super chilled beers, Cebu Yacht Club is probably the best kept secret for a sundowner!  Overlooking an impressive array of yachts, with the mountains of Cebu draped in the background, CYC is a great place to relax after a hard day in paradise.


Cebu Yacht Club on Mactan Isalnd

Starbucks Mactan Island

Starbucks Mactan Island offers a great stop off point to the Airport. Located just 3 minutes from the airport, Starbucks Mactan Island on Airport Road is a great way to hang out stress free whilst waiting for a flight or friends to arrive.

Starbucks near the airport

Meximama Cebu Opens at Marina Mall

Meximama Cebu Takes Mactan Island by Storm

Meximama at Marina Mall

Great Mexican food for less

Meximama Cebu has taken us by storm since its opening. Tucked away in a quiet part of Marina Mall near the rear car park, the place rocks if you want authentic ‘Taco Truck’ style Mexican.

Soft tacos Carnitos are my favourite and at PHP75 for two, are an inexpensive way to get your fill. Most of the items on the menu are great and the staff there warm and friendly.

Bucket Shrimp Cebu at Cebu Yacht Club

Bucket Shrimp Cebu to open at Cebu Yacht Club!

Huge news for fans of Bucket Shrimps Cebu is to open in Mactan Island. No longer to you have to battle the traffic to get those yummy shrimps. The Cebu Yacht Club will be the waterside location for BS’s new location. Opening on May 8th, this is going to be an exciting addition to Mactan Island’s growing foodie favourites.

Located a few minutes from Marina Mall and the airport, Bucket Shrimp Cebu is sure to be a huge hit with tourists and locals alike.

Bucket Shrimp Mactan

Those tasty shrimps are heading to Mactan Island. Bucket Shrimp Cebu (BS) opens May 8th

The BS crew are heading to Mactan. The Cebu Yacht Club will provide a very appropriate location by the water