12 Best Beach Resorts In Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines - Updated 2024

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Magical escapes begin in Lapu-Lapu City, a beautiful destination for adventure seekers, beach lovers, and solo travelers seeking solace by the sea. Located on the northwest of Mactan Island in Cebu, Philippines, this city promises island life at its finest. It’s a destination I would not hesitate to visit because I love exploring off-the-beaten paths like this. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Caohagan Island, which is accessible by boat from Lapu-Lapu City. Enjoy the best things to do in Lapu-Lapu such as swimming, snorkeling, and boating in the crystal-clear waters around the island. After you’ve explored the city’s plethora of beaches to your heart’s content, you can visit the heritage landmarks, such as Lapu-Lapu Shrine and Magellan’s Marker.

Popular picks in Lapu-Lapu City:

  • Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary: This sanctuary has a boardwalk jutting out into the sea and watch areas with a telescope so you can observe the passing animals.
  • Olango Island Marine Sanctuary: The marine sanctuary has a floating cottage and a section where you can swim or snorkel to get up close to sea creatures.

Want a place to rest after discovering the city’s gems? Scroll down for the best beach resorts in Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines.

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 May 30, 2024.

Beach life in Lapu-Lapu City

Lapu-Lapu City has a number of beaches that you can enjoy. For example, Uncle Mike’s has clear water and a shoreline lined with tables, benches, and cottages for rent.

If you’re up for more of an adventure, however, consider taking a boat to Sulpa Island. While it’s still part of Lapu-Lapu City, it’s about a 25-minute boat ride from Mactan Island where the city is located. While there aren’t any activities here, the pristine shore is a good place to picnic. Some vendors also take their boats to sell food to tourists lounging here.

Beach resorts in Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines

1. Plantation Bay Resort and Spa (from USD 237)

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience where the perfect blend of ambience, top-notch amenities, and unparalleled hospitality await you. Come and indulge in all of these at Plantation Bay Resort and Spa. For booking assistance: : 505 9800 : 0917 631 3750 #plantationbayresort #ParadiseFound

Posted by Plantation Bay Resort & Spa on Monday, February 26, 2024

Featuring a design reminiscent of a coastal village, Plantation Bay Resort and Spa is the go-to beachfront resort for your holiday. Located just a 12-minute walk from Uncle Mike’s beach as well as offering a private beach area, this resort promises plenty of fun in the sand and water. It is also close to the city centre, allowing you to explore the nearby attractions without a hassle.

The accommodation here also reflects the coastal charm, and each room is designed with a unique theme. For an indulgent experience, you can book the Quantum villa or the Riverboat suite. After resting well, indulge in a delicious breakfast at any of the four on-site restaurants. If I were here, I would also participate in a number of activities to stave off boredom, including archery, diving, wall climbing and botanical Tours.

  • Property highlights: The resort has an extensive pool and lagoon in addition to an on-site dive centre and services for arranging day trips and excursions.
  • Nearest beach: While Uncle Mike's Beach is just a 12-minute walk away, the property has artificial beaches on-site.
  • Beach access: Public
  • Suggested rooms/units: For a romantic getaway, couples can book the Water's Edge Room for views of the lagoon.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "Beautiful design of the structures, pools, landscaping. The pools and beach area felt safe and the beach was good - clean, just the right depth and decent and did not have too much seaweed; was good for snorkeling, lots of fish in the clear waters..." - Ma (Philippines)
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Plantation Bay Resort and Spa

Wheelchair accessible

Address: Barangay Marigondon, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
5.45 km (3.4 mi) from Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant - Cordova

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2. Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort (from USD 190)

This beachfront resort provides its guests access to a beach area, so swimming in the ocean and playing with your loved ones on the beach is hassle-free. Furthermore, Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort also provides several accommodation options, some even offering gorgeous sea views. However, regardless of the room you choose, basic amenities, including air conditioning, a pillow menu and coffee/tea makers, are also available.

Furthermore, you can head to the on-site spa for a rejuvenating treatment, dive into the pool for a refreshing swim, or soak your worries away in the hot tub. A business centre, daily housekeeping and laundry facilities further add to the convenience of this resort.

  • Property highlights: This beachside property has an infinity pool overlooking the sea and a poolside sports bar.
  • Nearest beach: A beach is just beyond the property's walls.
  • Suggested rooms/units: The luxurious Governor Suite has a large living area and a private balcony.
Stayed at this property?

Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Punta Engaño Road, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
14.27 km (8.9 mi) from Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant - Cordova

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3. BE Resort Mactan (from USD 122)

Escape to luxury at BE Resort Mactan, a charming pool and beach resort in Lapu-Lapu that offers 4-star comfort and spectacular sea views. I think this would be a great place for thrill-seekers, as the resort boasts a wide array of water sports activities, such as kayaking, scuba diving, and jet-skiing. Make a splash at the gorgeous swimming pool overlooking ocean views before relaxing on poolside sun loungers while sipping thirst-quenchers from the Beach Bar.

Enjoy dining at the SALT Restaurant which serves local Filipino cuisine in casual settings. After a great meal, you can unwind in stylish rooms that boast modern interiors and a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries.

  • Property highlights: This resort has a fun inflatable playground and a range of watersports, such as parasailing and windsurfing.
  • Nearest beach: The pool deck is a quick walk from the beach.
  • Suggested rooms/units: Book the Be Classy room to enjoy a king-size bed and a sea view.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • “It has two terraces of sand that let’s down into a short, 8 ft long sandy Beach into the water between wave brake walls on either side.” - The Mighty Trogdor

  • “The beach was picturesque, clean and it featured water slides at the end of a walkway farther out at sea. The pool was huge and clean with amazing views of the beach.” - Glenn Bermejo

Stayed at this property?

BE Resort Mactan

Wifi Available

Address: Punta Engaño Road, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
12.08 km (7.6 mi) from Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant - Cordova

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4. Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Cebu - Multiple Use Hotel (from USD 264)

Experience a luxurious vacation at Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Cebu - Multiple Use Hotel, a 5-star resort with a private beach and gorgeous sea views. What I believe makes this beach resort outstanding for families is its sprawling water park with six themed swimming pools, tubular slides, a lazy river, and an aqua playground. While kids are at play, parents can rest and recharge at the sun terrace or lush garden.

At the end of a long day, you can enjoy a delicious meal at any of the resort’s dining options serving a delectable variety of cuisines before retiring to beautifully furnished suites and villas for a restful sleep.

  • Property highlights: Other than being close to the sea, this property has a pool with a beachlike shoreline, water slides, a lazy river, and other fun water features.
  • Beach access: Private
  • Suggested rooms/units: Enjoy the sea view from the Mactan One-Bedroom Ocean View Suite.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "very nice beach with fishes near the shore, do not forget to bring your snorkel." - Lea Mae Venezuela
Stayed at this property?

Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Cebu

Wifi Available

Address: M.L. Quezon Highway, Barangay Maribago, Lapu Lapu City, Cebu
7.41 km (4.6 mi) from Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant - Cordova

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5. Crimson Resort and Spa - Mactan Island, Cebu (from USD 243)

Cebu is the perfect summer destination with endless offerings from beautiful beaches to sumptuous food. Plan your Cebu getaway today and get an exclusive rate for our rooms and villas for stays until May 15, 2022 at I Love Cebu Online Sale. Tempting dining offers and indulgent spa treatments are also up for grabs. See our offers here: bit.ly/Crimson-ILoveCebu. #seaforyourself #mactaninaheartbeat #ilovecebu #ilovecebuonlinesale #projectILC

Posted by Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan on Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Happiness for water lovers comes in waves at Crimson Resort and Spa - Mactan Island, Cebu, a private beach resort in Lapu-Lapu. Tropical-style rooms, an infinity pool, and a private beach to enjoy water sports away from the crowd are what make this resort spectacular. Equally impressive are the on-site restaurants that serve a variety of cuisines. You can head to Saffron Cafe for delicious buffets, Enye for Spanish dishes, or Azure Beach Club for titillating cocktails to accompany your Asian-inspired meal.

Previous guests loved the beautiful, clean surroundings and friendly staff who answered queries promptly. The rooms also look very comfortable and have a range of useful amenities. Writers on the go like me will also appreciate the desks in each unit.

  • Property highlights: Have romantic meals while admiring the ocean views at this property or try the watersports, such as snorkelling and kayaking.
  • Beach access: Private
  • Suggested rooms/units: Book one of the two Beach Casitas for spacious accommodations for the whole family along with a beach-facing private terrace.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "Some of the best snorkeling photos I've ever taken as their beach is a fish sanctuary." - John Rogers
Stayed at this property?

Crimson Resort and Spa - Mactan Island, Cebu

Wifi Available

Address: Seascapes Resort Town, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
9.95 km (6.2 mi) from Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant - Cordova

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6. Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel (from USD 153)

If you’re looking for a tropical hideaway in central Lapu-Lapu City, then Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel is your best bet. I think you’ll be impressed by the lush green garden, shady palm trees around the swimming pools and sun terrace to soak up some sunshine. Aside from the private beach and water sports activities, the resort also has two outdoor pools, a fitness centre and a kids’ club to entertain junior guests.

Beautifully decorated rooms with modern amenities provide guests with much-needed respite before the next day’s explorations. Close to the resort are terrific attractions, such as Mactan Shrine, Hoops Dome and Bluewater Beach.

  • Property highlights: You'll have plenty to do in this resort since it offers kayaking, private seaside dinners, and even the opportunity for beach weddings.
  • Beach access: Private
  • Suggested rooms/units: Book the Seaview Junior Suite to admire the view from its private balcony with seating.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • “The location is amazing by the beach. You can take boat rides from the resort itself. The staff are very helpful and courteous.” - Mukul Pati Singh

  • “The beach is instagramable lol because of the fancy beach loungers. Can only swim in the beach when it’s high tide though, as it’s a bit mossy when it’s low tide.” - Leah R.

Stayed at this property?

Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Buyong, Barangay Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
8.77 km (5.5 mi) from Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant - Cordova

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7. Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa (from USD 127)

White sands, clear waters and blue skies are what guests look forward to at Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa. The 4-star beachfront resort in central Lapu-Lapu City offers tastefully furnished rooms with lovely parquet flooring, hardwood finishing and amenities to indulge guests in luxury. Nothing spells relaxation better than a rejuvenating massage at the resort’s spa that uses only natural ingredients in therapies.

Savour delicious local and international cuisine at Buena Vista Restaurant, or try the Asian fusion delights at Patio Gavino by the pool. Outstanding features include two outdoor pools, a hot tub and water sports activities by the beach.

  • Property highlights: Take advantage of this property's island tours and beach sports, such as banana boating and parasailing.
  • Nearest beach: The pool is just a few steps from the beach.
  • Suggested rooms/units: The Family Suite has two bedrooms to accommodate larger groups.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • " ... the beaches in this area have enclosures on the side, so there were no "long walks on the beach" activities. But since we were the only ones in the beach area, we didn't mind (there were boatmen around the area offering boatrides and snorkeling, which we didn't avail of. The sand is white and very fine ... " - K C
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Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Maribago Beach, M.L Quezon Highway, Barangay Looc, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
7.96 km (5.0 mi) from Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant - Cordova

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8. Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort - Multiple Use Hotel (from USD 154)

Exciting adventures in Lapu-Lapu City await at Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort - Multiple Use Hotel, an impressive 4-star beachfront resort. The property is only a short two-minute walk to the white sands and azure waters of Bluewater Beach for fantastic fun under the sun. If I were visiting and in need of pampering, I would visit Amuma Spa for a relaxing massage and rejuvenating therapies.

You can also enjoy delicious dining at the resort’s on-site restaurants, including Allegro Restaurant, which offers indoor and outdoor dining in elegant settings. Accommodation-wise, the resort has air-conditioned rooms with a private veranda to take in the sweeping sea views.

  • Property highlights: Check out the on-site aqua sports facility to explore the water and nearby islands.
  • Nearest beach: The beach is only a few steps away.
  • Suggested rooms/units: The Amuma Suite is in the Amuma Spa Wing, so you can easily visit the treatment pavilions to relax.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "Amazing property with a nice beach with the swimming area roped off, adventure sports available to rent, and a great beach bar/hut." - Dee Renee
Stayed at this property?

Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Buyong, Barangay Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
8.21 km (5.1 mi) from Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant - Cordova

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9. Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu (from USD 169)

It's a beautiful day to take a dip! Enjoy our pool, beach, and other great amenities when you stay with us via our Sea La Vie room promo where rooms are selling for as low as PHP 7,500, valid for stays until December 15, 2019. E-mail hotel.cebu@movenpick.com to book a room today. READ the full terms and conditions > http://bit.ly/2lV18JZ #movenpickcebu #movenpickhotel

Posted by Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu on Sunday, October 20, 2019

Indulge in 5-star luxury at Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu, a chic beach resort at the heart of Lapu-Lapu City. You’ll be impressed by the stylish interiors, lovely pool for energising swims, and stunning ocean views wherever you roam around the resort. Another plus is the variety of dining options at this resort to satiate your appetite, from all-day dining at The Sails to tasty tapas at Ibiza Beach Club.

At the end of every beautiful day, you can discover a world of luxurious comfort in tastefully decorated rooms that offer added space, a fully stocked minibar, and a private balcony for capturing the spectacular scenery all around.

  • Property highlights: This accommodation has a pool with ocean views and a beach garden for yoga and Zumba sessions.
  • Nearest beach: The beach is a quick stroll from this accommodation.
  • Suggested rooms/units: The King Suite with Sea View, has a private balcony with sea vistas as well as a spacious bath for long soaks.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "The beach isn't much but still it offers nice place to relax in the beach. There's yoga in the morning in the beach area." - Siti Fatimah
Stayed at this property?

Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu

Wifi Available

Address: Punta Engaño Road, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
11.61 km (7.3 mi) from Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant - Cordova

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10. Vista Mar Beach Resort and Country Club (from USD 73)

Make your vacation magical at Vista Mar Beach Resort and Country Club, an affordable beach resort in Lapu-Lapu City. Clear waters, pristine sands, and calm ocean breezes make this resort a secluded getaway for city folks and tourists seeking privacy. You can slap on sunscreen and head to the beach or enjoy relaxing swims by the enormous pool with poolside deck chairs for sunbathing in serenity. Beach lovers can explore the nearby Mactan Newtown Beach, Crimson Beach, and Shangri-La Beach, all just under 0.6 mi (1 km) away.

After a full day of relaxing under the sun, you can retreat to beautifully furnished rooms with modern amenities or upgrade to sea-view rooms to impress your significant other.

  • Property highlights: Find respite in one of the property's poolside cabanas overlooking the ocean.
  • Nearest beach: The resort is only 60 m (196.85 ft) from the beach.
  • Suggested rooms/units: The Queen Room with Sea View has a private balcony.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "Nice vista towards Olango island and direct beach access." - Gerald Woollard
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Vista Mar Beach Resort & Country Club

Wifi Available

Address: Angasil Road, Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines, 6015
10.03 km (6.3 mi) from Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant - Cordova

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11. Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu - Multiple Use Hotel (from USD 337)

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Posted by Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu on Sunday, May 16, 2021

Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu - Multiple Use Hotel will instantly put you on vacation mode from the moment you step into the grand lobby. The 5-star beach resort has well-manicured gardens for romantic strolls and a gorgeous outdoor pool overlooking ocean panoramas. Enjoy a pampering massage or beauty treatments at CHI, renowned as one of Asia’s largest spas.

Accommodation-wise, the luxurious resort has elegantly styled rooms with private balconies that welcome splendid views of the Mactan Sea. You can select rooms on the Ocean Wing to capture the spectacular sunrise as you wake each morning. Depending on your needs and budget, it seems to me like it would be worth it to book accommodations with access to the Ocean Club Lounge, which comes with special perks.

  • Property highlights: When you stay at this resort, you can enjoy parasailing and scuba diving daily.
  • Nearest beach: You'll only have to walk five minutes to reach Shangri-La beachfront sanctuary.
  • Beach access: Private
  • Suggested rooms/units: The Veranda Suite has a private balcony and access to the Ocean Club Lounge, which comes with special breakfast options and afternoon cocktails and canapes.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • “We were able to snorkel at the beach and there were quite alot of fishes just metres off the beach. Life vest, masks and beach shoes were provided at the beach.” - N Heng

  • “The beach has a lot of water activities like island hopping, snorkeling, and parasailing. The beach is very shallow especially during low tide. This is perfect for kids and you can also feed fish in these waters.” - Alfred

Stayed at this property?

Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu

Address: Punta Engaño Road, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
11.48 km (7.2 mi) from Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant - Cordova

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12. Solea Seaview Resort (from USD 116)

Solea Seaview Resort is the perfect holiday getaway in Cordova. The beachfront resort nestled amid swaying palm trees offers 3-star comfort in well-furnished rooms that come with plush beddings, a minibar, a flat-screen TV, and free WiFi to stay connected. You can also select stylish suites with a living room for extra space.

Enjoy the resort’s many facilities, including three outdoor swimming pools, a games room, a gym and a children’s playground for kids to have fun. Have an exciting time checking out the water park, kids’ club, karaoke room, bicycle rentals and on-site water sports, all available at an extra charge.

  • Property highlights: This property has a beach bar so you can refresh yourself after frolicking on the sand or snorkelling.
  • Nearest beach: The beach is just a stroll away via the path from the pool.
  • Suggested rooms/units: The Deluxe Room has air conditioning and a private balcony with calming views.
Stayed at this property?

Solea Seaview Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Wahing Street, Barangay Alegria, Cordova, Cebu
2.95 km (1.9 mi) from Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant - Cordova

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Have a holiday of a lifetime at Lapu-Lapu City

Island breezes, lovely landscapes, and family-themed attractions make Lapu-Lapu City a popular choice among travelers who love the sea, sun, and surf. Having a great place to stay such as hotels in Lapu-Lapu or accommodations by the beach is an added plus. Take your pick from this handy list of the best beach resorts in Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines.

For more places to stay, have a look at some Airbnb vacation rentals also found in the city.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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