6 Best Beach Resorts In Carmen, Cebu, Philippines - Updated 2024

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Gorgeous beaches and lush adventure parks characterize the small town of Carmen. Tucked away in the province of Cebu, Carmen is a wonderful place that welcomes travelers from all walks of life. It prides itself as the home of the largest zoological park in the Philippines, Cebu Safari and Adventure Park. This expansive site lures tourists and locals throughout the year to explore over 120 different species of wildlife. If you have time on your schedule, you can explore the iconic St. Benedict’s Monastery (Our Lady of Manaoag Cebu), located on the highlands and offers a breathtaking view of the surroundings. I am always excited to buy the specialty product of the place I visit, and Carmen is famous for its Sinamay. It’s made from the stems of abaca tree and is woven into hats, bags, and footwear, a must-buy if you’re coming here. Of course, the town is full of beaches that face Cebu Strait. If you wish to stay close to the water and are wondering where to stay in Carmen, check out this list of the best beach resorts in Carmen, Cebu, Philippines.

Popular picks in Carmen:

  • Nature lovers can visit Mangitngit Falls to discover white steam of water gushing down amidst lush greenery.

  • Don’t miss to catch on the beautiful architecture of the 19th-century St. Agustin Parish Church, which was made of coral stone with its belfry initially made of wood and later with cement.

Events to look out for:

  • Cebu's popular Sinulog festival was first celebrated in Carmen in 1974 and is now held on the fourth Sunday of January each year.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to beach. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 12, 2024.

Beach life in Carmen

The coastal municipality of Carmen is renowned for its resorts, some nestled by the mountains boasting natural spring water, while others grace its beaches. Among the frequently visited spots by locals and tourists are MTG Beach Extension and Luyang Beach. Additionally, you can take in the serene waters of Carmen Bay, which historically provided shelter to ships during inclement weather and served as a safe harbor during World War II. Today, it remains a popular destination for families and features a floating restaurant offering a unique dining experience.

Seafood lovers can visit Nemrac Sutukil to enjoy its delicious food, amazing vibes, and live music. Some of the recommended dishes to try here are Shrimp with unlimited rice and fish sizzler.

Beach resort in Carmen

1. Marick Beach Resort (from USD 44)

Take a closer look to our virtual tour of our little piece of tropical paradise in Carmen, Cebu that is, Marick Beach Resort Marick Beach Resort is located in the north of Cebu. About 1 hour drive from Cebu City. The resort makes a convenient stopover for people that just want to spend a day at the beach and swimming pool or at the Cebu Safari Zoo (7 kms away) This is the place to relax and chill out. Forget the hustle and bustle of the city life, come to Marick for a relaxing time "Your Convenient Stop-over in the North of Cebu " Marick Beach Resort, Bantigue st. Brgy. Luyang, Carmen, Cebu credit by Ms. Leannah Jasmin Landscape works by Boboy Galon & Nedram Capuno #marickbeachresort #mabuhayaccredited #lovephilippines #LoveCebu #NorthofCebu #accommodation #tourism #BeachVibes

Posted by Marick Beach Resort on Monday, March 4, 2024

Water sports enthusiasts visiting Carmen can have a great time at Marick Beach Resort. This is a lovely beachfront property and one of the most affordable beach resorts in Carmen. Located along Bantigue Street, it’s just a few steps from the beach. With all the amenities offered, you’ll feel like you’re at an all-inclusive resort in Cebu. It boasts a fabulous water facility that includes two swimming pools (one for kids) and a water slide. Sun umbrellas are also available for rent if you wish to relax on the beach without getting a tan.

Accommodations range from two-person villas to family rooms that can sleep seven guests. The resort also features a beautiful garden and terrace, where you can unwind while admiring the picture-perfect views of the surroundings. With so many amenities, I am confident that this property is an ideal place to unwind after the beach excursions.

  • Nearest beach: The beach is in front of the property.
  • Beach amenities: Beach umbrellas are available for a charge.
  • Suggested rooms/units: For an ultimate experience, you can rent the beachfront villa, which comes with a double bed.
  • Ideal for: Families with kids and couples as there are water slides as well as suitable accommodations for both.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "Me and my friends really love it in here. The rooms are very big. They will give you options and greet you sincerely. The beach is nice and clean." - FREDERICK DEÑA, JR.
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Marick Beach Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Bantigue Street, Barangay Luyang
7.39 km (4.6 mi) from Cebu Safari and Adventure Park

Parking Restaurant Room service Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms

Other accommodations near the beach

2. Luxury beach house with a private pool (from USD 500)

Enjoy a fun vacation with family or friends in this elegantly furnished, tropical-style villa. You are welcome to bring the furry members of your family to this pet-friendly accommodation.

Start your day with a leisurely walk along the white sand beach in Carmen before taking a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool. Chill on the sun loungers with your favorite drink. Whip up something delicious in the well-appointed kitchen and enjoy dining on the patio.

Stay connected to the world and post your lovely holiday pictures on Instagram using free Wi-Fi. On cable TV, you can watch your favorite shows or movies.

  • Nearest beach: The beach is a short walk away from the property.
  • Ideal for: Large families with pets or group of friends can comfortably stay here and use the spaces for indoor/outdoor activities.
Stayed at this property?
Carmen, Central Visayas, Philippines
7.37 km (4.6 mi) from Cebu Safari and Adventure Park
18 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
be prepared to eat like a king and chill at the pool with ice cold beers
excellent setup at the villa good pool view of ocean etc
fresh coffee and breakfast every morning served by the girls (who always has a smile on their face)
the place was clean cozy and very well suited for family gatherings / vacations
the staff were always smiling polite helpful and accommodating
rj and the staff were amazing as well
marks home was amazing and his staff was incredibly accommodating
staff very helpful providing good food
but was the perfect getaway for us the staff really made us feel welcome and at home
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3. The Beach Villa (from USD 650)

This luxurious beachfront property allows you to relax and indulge in the peace and tranquility of the surrounding environment. Ideal for large group gatherings, this abode can accommodate a maximum of 12 guests. It has four tastefully decorated bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen. The interiors feature contemporary tropical-style hardwood furniture, and the property also offers an outdoor pool for guests of all ages.

In the afternoon, you can unwind and a thatch-roofed cabana with a cocktail. This rental offers direct access to the beach, an alfresco bar, and a dining area. I think it’s very important to look after our health as well, so that we can try out all the new experiences comfortably.** To ensure guests stay active, mountain bikes and kids’ kayaks are also available here.

  • Nearest beach: The beach is a short walk away from the rental.
  • Beach amenities: Outdoor shower was available here.
  • Activities/tours: There are mountain bikes and kayaks for kids.
  • Ideal for: Families with kids or group of friends as the rental is spacious and offers amenities for all.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "...the beach is closer than what you see on the pictures. It's literally right next to the house..." - Jens (Denmark)
Stayed at this property?
Cebu, Central Visayas, Philippines
7.37 km (4.6 mi) from Cebu Safari and Adventure Park
48 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 16 Beds 16 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the resort demonstrates elegant and functional architecture with fantastic pool and ocean views
the rooms are clean spacious and nice
his team is outstanding on arranging the food and has kept the place clean and cosy
the staff are great
cooking skills of the staff is perfect
thank you mark and all the staff who made the stay enjoyable :)
thank you mark and staff for a wonderful and memorable trip
all staffs were very well organized and were very friendly and accommodating
what a beautiful location and a perfect stay for our family
the location itself is a great place to relax and pass the time
if you enjoy the finer things in life this place will not disappoint
a great getaway close got the city really clean and delicious food by the hosts
place is beautiful and well maintained
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4. Sea Mansion (from USD 256)

Sea Mansion is a gorgeous villa that can accommodate up to fifteen guests across its three bedrooms, perfect for team-building trips and family getaways. Nestled on a shared beach, this property is a great jump-off point for activities such as swimming, diving, and exploring marine life. I am always up for new experiences and discoveries, and this property allows me to catch a glimpse of Carmen’s rich marine life! The rental boasts a sleek and spacious kitchen with granite countertops, up-to-date appliances, and plenty of storage.

There’s a TV with Netflix and a sound system for entertainment. A beautiful tropical garden with a private pool and a play area for kids is also available on the premises.

  • Property highlights: The property is a perfect jump-off for divers and swimmers.
  • Nearest beach: The beach is barely steps away from the accommodation.
  • Beach amenities: Outdoor shower is available here.
  • Ideal for: Families, group of friends, and business teams as there's ample space for fun activities indoors and outdoors.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "Sea Mansion is easy to locate. We love the exclusivity and the tranquility! The beach is all natural. Lots of smooth rocks and pebbles, and a bit of sand shoreline great for kids wanting to build sand castles...When we went there, on the first day, the beach was very wavy and dangerous to swim. But on the second day, it was lovely and sunny. The sunrise was breathtaking. Lots of marine life. Needs to exercise caution though with the marine life..." - Cyrus (Philippines)
Stayed at this property?
Carmen, Philippines
7.91 km (5.0 mi) from Cebu Safari and Adventure Park
156 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 3 Beds 15 Guests 3 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 15

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the amenities and rooms are great
great amenities (kitchen stylish dining area wide living room and alot of amazing view balconys)
best place for family(huge) gathering you'll love their pool as much as we did
the pool was nice and it wasn't cold
we had fun with the pingpong table and videoke
the rooms were clean and comfortable
very nice clean stylish place
the place is so clean and big
the place is great the place is very clean and well maintained
we love the place it's clean and perfect for family bonding
the staff were very friendly
the staffs are friendly and the host is very responsive
caretaker support is superb
the staffs are very welcoming and friendly
staffs are very friendly and accommodating
easy to find location
always been a perfect place for a family get away
overall my family’s experience is the best in this beautiful location
the place is definitely worth the price and more
a great place to relax indeed
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5. Sea and Slopes Beach Resort (from USD 286)

Indulge in a relaxing vacation in this luxurious cottage nestled in a tranquil beachside neighborhood in Carmen. Perfect for family retreats, Sea and Slopes offers top-notch amenities and can comfortably take in up to eight dwellers. Sitting right in front of a beach, this property has a stylish outdoor pool that offers splendid views of the sea and sunsets.

You will have access to a function hall where you can listen to karaoke and cook food in the fully functional kitchen. Those who wish to enjoy glamping outside the cottage can rent a tent from the host. There’s internet and free parking on site.

  • Nearest beach: The beach is outside the property.
  • Ideal for: Family or group outings as the necessary amenities are available here.
Stayed at this property?
Carmen, Central Visayas, Philippines
7.59 km (4.8 mi) from Cebu Safari and Adventure Park
32 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 9 Beds 15 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 15

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
perfect for family/group outings and the rooms are so comfortable to sleep in
very nice clean and classy place
the place is so clean so update and so serene
perfect getaway for the whole family spacious & clean
safe clean exclusive the owner is very responsive to querries and manong is very accomodating
she is a great host for me
grace was very accommodating and the caretaker was also very helpful
loved our stay at the place grace and the staff was accommodating
the host is also very responsive and polite even though im always not able to reply right away
keeping in mind the safety of us the guests and her staff
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6. Steffie's Private Beach House

Exuding a tropical vibe and seaside charm, Steffie’s Private Beach House is a gorgeous villa ideal for small families and couples. You can sip your morning coffee in the garden while admiring the beach views and listening to the sound of rolling ocean waves. When the temperature starts rising, you can cool down in the outdoor swimming pool with stunning water views.

You can also have a fun time indoors, watching your favorite movies on TV. With a fully appointed kitchen, you can easily prepare the meals you crave. Family barbecue in the private backyard is also possible.

  • Nearest beach: The beach is just a few steps away from the property.
  • Ideal for: Family with kids as the pool comes with a float and there's open space for the kids to enjoy themselves.
Stayed at this property?
Carmen, Central Visayas, Philippines
7.28 km (4.6 mi) from Cebu Safari and Adventure Park
Entire villa 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
luckily they have an available room and my family were able to calm their nerves
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Enjoy an unforgettable beachside escapade

You will find a plethora of pristine beaches in Carmen as well as an expansive wildlife park that makes this town a paradise for honeymoons and family vacations. You can easily find accommodations in the area that suit your needs. Book one of the above top beach resorts in Carmen for a memorable stay. While you are in the Philippines, make sure to visit one of its top-notch attractions, the Camotes Islands. You can stay at a beach resort in Catmon to elevate your experience to another level.

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