When you say the word “Cebu”, most people will almost always equate it with “beach” (if not Sinulog or lechon). Indeed, this island located in the heart of the Philippines is noted for its spectacular beaches.
Through this post, we’d like to make life easier for beach freaks from around the world who are planning to visit Cebu any time soon.
By now, you may have found lots of posts listing the most visited beaches on the island. So we’ll skip the popular ones and share some under the radar beaches which are equally awesome.
1. Santiago White Beach
Location: San Francisco, Camotes Island
Best thing about the place: It’s the widest white sand beach on the island.
Only a boat ride away from the mainland, Santiago White Beach is a beach bum’s paradise. Its long stretch of powdery white sand makes the perfect spot for beach games and afternoon strolls. Those who are seeking a more challenging water activity can go kayaking. Meanwhile, food enthusiasts will surely appreciate the small restaurants along the shore.
2. San Remigio Beach Club Sports and Leisure Resort
Location: Tambongon, San Remigio,
Best thing about the place: It’s Cebu’s longest beach line.
Located three hours north of the city, the resort makes a great venue for intimate get-togethers like reunions, weddings, and birthday parties. They also offer various tour packages as well as van service. If you’re planning to celebrate an important occasion out of town, you might want to consider San Remigio Beach Club.
3. Durhan White Beach Resort
Location: Tabunok, Tabuelan,
Best thing about the place: Noteworthy white sand beach.
Another northern gem, Durhan White Beach Resort is about three hours away from the city. The beautiful white sand beach is not the only thing that will make your trip worth it. The resort’s cottages are equipped with gas stoves and a refrigerator allowing guests to cook and prepare food. Their rooms can accommodate up to eight persons. They also have big tents good for 20 people which makes the place perfect for family gatherings and group outings.
4. The Granada Beach House
Best thing about the place: Privacy and laid back atmosphere.
Beach lovers and vacationers who are seeking peace and quiet can find what they’re looking for at Granada Beach House. The resort’s laid back atmosphere gives guests a truly relaxing time far away from the city. They have large rooms and excellent facilities. The resort is also noted for their delicious food and welcoming staff.
5. Sumilon Bluewater Resort
Best thing about the place: It’s on an island which is also a marine protected area.
A three-hour drive to the south, Sumilon Bluewater Resort is a hidden paradise that awaits every beach lover. Not known to many is the fact that the island is a marine protected area, the first in the country. Apart from the white sand beaches, the island also has a lagoon, lighthouse, and a hiking trail. Those who want to explore the world under water can go diving.
6. Dalaguete Beach Park
Location: boundary between Argao and Dalaguete
Best thing about the place: Everything is affordable.
This pretty southern beach has huge waves making it an awesome spot for skimboarding. But the thought of swimming and skimboarding to your heart’s content is not the only enticing thing about this place. Visitors only need to pay a 5-peso entrance, a way more affordable rate compared to other resorts. You can rent a cottage for 100-200 bucks and the parking fee will only cost you 20.
7. Eden’s Resort
Location: Liloan, Santander
Best thing about the place: Great place to go for those who want privacy.
A small and quiet paradise awaits you in the southwestern tip of Cebu. Only a three-hour travel, Eden’s Resort makes a good example of the simple and laid back life of the province. The resort has only ten rooms which means the place can only be shared by a limited number of people. They also offer all-inclusive rates. Guests can enjoy snorkeling and kayaking in the clear waters.
8. Lambug Beach
Best thing about the place: A great spot for camping out and watching the sunset.
What makes Lambug Beach special is that it’s not highly commercialized. Though it’s a public beach, one can’t quite call it a mainstream spot. Lambug’s long coastline is just perfect for skimboarding. Snorkeling is also a popular activity. Beach goers can camp out under coconut trees along the shore. Since the place is facing west, visitors can get the chance to watch a magnificent sunset.
If you’re such a beach lover, this list should get you all pumped to visit Cebu. If serious beach time is what you’re looking for, you know where to go.
Coming to Cebu soon?
For a convenient stay in the city, book your stay at SDR Apartments. We are located just a few minutes away from the finest beaches in Mactan, Cebu. If you’re not up for some out of town road trip, you can still enjoy the sand, sea, and sun right in the city. Contact us today!