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Cebu Island Luxury Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Cebu Island for Luxury enthusiasts


Cebu Island - a luxury base in the Philippines

If you are looking for a tropical yet luxury holiday experience, Cebu Island should definitely be on your bucket list. 

Cebu Island belongs to the beautiful island group of Central Visayans and is surrounded by 150 smaller islands and islets. As thus, Cebu, with its luxury hotels and impeccable service, is an excellent base for demanding travellers seeking to explore the nearby islands while enjoying the conveniences of a big city.

After all, Cebu City is the second largest city in the Philippines known for its lively and diverse character with modern skyscrapers and tiny traditional houses, local street food stalls and upscale international restaurants, Asian temples and historical remnants by Spanish colonialists.

That being said, whether you are looking for shopping malls, nightlife options, international cuisine, and even immerse in nearby explorations, Cebu Island has everything on offer. While what you will love most about Cebu is relaxation in its awesome beaches, they are not well known hence are less crowded! 

However, if everything you are looking for is an ultimate tropical experience of relaxation and to spoil yourself with amazing hotel services then, in Mactan Island you will find some of the finest 5-star luxury resorts in the Philippines. This exotic island is located just a few kilometres away from Cebu City and it is extremely easy to get there since it is connected by two bridges.

In this Cebu Luxury Guide, you will find the best luxury hotels and resorts by the beach, and top exciting things to do during your holidays in Cebu Island!

Luxury Hotels and Beach Resorts in Cebu Island

The lively city of Cebu has an excellent collection of luxury hotels while its exotic surroundings are dotted with luxury resorts by the beach. Especially in its nearby island Mactanyou will find some of the best luxury resorts in the Philippines.

Whether you are looking to relax by your private pool or in a pristine beach, enjoy tropical cocktails and delectable international and traditional dishes with sand on your toes, indulge in some of the best wellness centers, or go island hopping to some nearby islands, the luxury hotels and beach resorts in Cebu cater to your most demanding needs.

A luxury resort in Cebu region that distinguishes from others is Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa situated on the island of Mactan. What makes this resort so special for out of the ordinary holidays is its Marine Sanctuary which spans six hectares from the resort’s beachfront and teems with over 160 species of fish, clams, and corals. Read more about Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa and discover why it is the best beach resort to stay in Mactan, Cebu!

The best things to do in Cebu

There are endless activities to do in the Philippines and especially in Cebu Island combining the holiday experiences of a big city with those of a tranquil tropical island. 

Having more than 7,000 islands there is no better way to explore the natural wonders of the Philippine islands than chartering a luxury yacht. Swim in crystalline waters, dive into magical coral reefs, admire the iconic coastline of Cebu, and immerse in glorious sunsets surrounded by tropical landscapes. All around the island, both in Cebu City and Mactan island you will find yacht charters organizing interesting itineraries to the most promising and exciting sights of the Philippines. Dream of Cebu invites you to discover the best diving sites and marine sanctuaries.

Moreover, if you are into exploring Cebu’s city sights you should not miss to visit Magellan’s CrossFort San Pedro and Museo Sugbo, where you will learn the history of Cebu.  While at the southwestern coast of the island of Cebu you will find the astonishing sandy beach of Moalboal, which is popular as one of the best scuba-diving areas in the Philippines.

As for shopping, in Cebu City, you will find the local Carbon Market where you will find unique souvenirs and delicious street foods, as well as four large shopping malls Ayala CenterRobinsons Galleria CebuSM City Cebu, and Mactan Marina Mall offering international brands and a plethora of dining options.

If you are interested in exploring the beautiful places and hotspots of Cebu Island, find below more!

Luxury Tips

Charter a luxury yacht in Cebu Island, explore its hidden beaches and dare to dive to discover the coral gardens under the crystal waters.

Travel Info

How to get there

  • By ferry
  • By air

Move around

  • Buses
  • Taxi

Ideal for

  • Beach holidays
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Hiking
  • Exotic holidays
  • Theme park holidays
  • Local gastronomy
  • Street food
  • Wellness & spa
  • Art & culture
  • Island hopping
  • Snorkelling & scuba diving
  • Water sports
  • Relaxation in nature

Destination Type

  • Island

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 What can I find in this Luxury Travel Guide ?

Our Travel by Interest Experts have created this dedicated luxury travel guide, to help you easily plan your next luxurious holidays and discover all the places you want to see and all the things you want to do. You can find here the top shopping venues, gourmet restaurants, as well as 5-star Hotels and Resorts to stay!

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