Top 13 Staycation Spots In Cebu, Philippines - Updated 2024

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Want a tropical touch to your staycation? Then you should definitely book a quiet room at the beautiful Cebu in the Philippines! Rumors say that you’ll fall in love with the stunning white beaches with crystal clear waters, and the vast number of attractions and activities, all related to water and nature. Take a whale shark tour, visit dive sites, go scuba diving, and explore the abundant wildlife of the Philippines. Whatever you choose to do, there is only one thing for sure, Cebu is the ultimate tropical getaway. It’s a whole new culture, action, and food experience, that every savvy traveler should try. Before you start googling for tickets, check our carefully curated list of the top staycation spots in Cebu, Philippines.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 14, 2024.

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1. Santander Pebble Beach Resort (from USD 43)

If you are looking forward to a getaway in an affordable staycation in Cebu with a pool, then Santander Pebble Beach Resort is your best bet! Cozy beds offer rest and rejuvenation after a tiring day of sightseeing. Some of the guest rooms come with an in-room balcony from where you can enjoy the picturesque sights of the seascape.

The onsite restaurant serves great American and Asian spreads. You can savor an à la carte and continental breakfast every morning of your stay here. There are two seasonal swimming pools on the property that provide much-needed relaxation with refreshing laps. Kids will have a good time in the outdoor play area which is supplied with play equipment.

The hotel is a stone’s throw away from Santander Beach and a fun day by the waters can be spent with the family.

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Santander Pebble Beach Resort

8.3 User Rating Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Liloan Santander
117.59 km (73.1 mi) from Minor Basilica of the Holy Child of Cebu (Basilica Del Sto. Niño)

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden

2. Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort (from USD 310)

A perfect choice for quick weekend getaways in Cebu, this resort along with comfortable guest rooms also lets its guests enjoy access to coral reefs and beaches. The cottage-style accommodations have a private patio where you can sink back into the chair with a book while the kids go kayaking.

If you are here with a special someone, you can sunbathe and relax with some wine and food on the terrace while enjoying views of the azure sea. The onsite wellness spa offers massages and therapeutic treatments that will leave you feeling reenergized at the end of the session. There is never a dull moment when you are at this resort. Happy hours are organized by the staff along with water sports and bike tours.

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Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Sumilon Island
110.95 km (69.0 mi) from Minor Basilica of the Holy Child of Cebu (Basilica Del Sto. Niño)

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

3. Crimson Resort & Spa - Mactan Island (from USD 102)

You can have the best staycation in Cebu at Crimson Resort & Spa - Mactan Island which justifies its five stars with impeccable luxury, and a wide array of wellness, and not only, amenities. Enjoy the nature of the Philippines on their private beach, or take a dip at the infinity pool, overlooking the ocean and its beautiful sunsets. Kid’s club, billiards, restaurant, terrace, cleaning services, facilities for disabled guests, babysitting and child services with additional charge, non-smoking rooms, and currency exchange, are also available. Pets are not allowed.

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Crimson Resort and Spa - Mactan Island, Cebu

Wifi Available

Address: Seascapes Resort Town, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
12.25 km (7.7 mi) from Minor Basilica of the Holy Child of Cebu (Basilica Del Sto. Niño)

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden

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I was a former concierge staff of one of the prestigious hotels in Cebu. I had a training in Tour Guiding from the DOT (Department of Tourism). With my experience for over 10 years in hospitality industry and with the training I had from DOT. Hence, gives me the passion to show my city, neighboring islands and the cultures to my visitors. This is to ensure them for a Memorable, Priceless visit ... Read more

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

This staycation in Cebu offers five-star amenities to its guests, along with the chance to swim in one of the largest privately-held lagoons in the world. The rooms are spacious and bright, with a combination of classic and minimal design. All of them are fitted with a safe, cable TV for indoor entertainment, and air condition. The WiFi is free of charge throughout their premises. Play your heart out on the water slides, get active on the climbing walls, or choose any other activity, ranging from mini golf and darts to snorkeling and live music performances. Car hire, shops and mini-market on-site, hot tub, food, and beverage venues, and bridal suites are also available. It’s a wheelchair accessible hotel, with higher level toilet, equipped with grab rails.

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Lydia

Lydia
Cebu Island

Plantation Bay offers day passes to everyone who wants to take full advantage of its resort amenities without needing to stay overnight. The package is jam-packed with several advantages, including a free lunch meal with your choice of drink. Day-use rates are charged at 2000 PHP (about 36 USD) per person on weekdays and 2500 PHP (45 USD) on weekends and local or national holidays.

Despite never being able to go there yet, I recently discovered the resort's day use offerings while searching for places where I can relive the seaside feeling. I found out about this through Klook.com, where you can snatch some great deals for unique experiences and awesome stays. Whenever I'm in need of a quick detox, I can always consider Plantation Bay's day pass as a good option. 

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Lydia

Lydia
Cebu Island

Tambuli's stunning beachfront Crystal blue waters of the swimming pool Here's me savoring my lunch buffet treat

Plantation Bay isn't the only resort in Cebu that comes with outstanding day-use deals. There are several others that have this similar offering. Among those is Tambuli Seaside Resort and Spa, also found on Mactan Island. I managed to snatch a day-use ticket to the resort last year, and all I can say about this experience is that it was worth the investment. Each of Tambuli's amenities, from its soothing beachfront to its swimming pools, had left me feeling relaxed and rejuvenated by the end of the day.

If I were to go to Tambuli once again with a day-use ticket, I'd certainly do it in a heartbeat! The resort's day pass rates begin at as low as 1800 PHP (32 USD) per person.

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Plantation Bay Resort and Spa

Wheelchair accessible

Address: Barangay Marigondon, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
9.58 km (6.0 mi) from Minor Basilica of the Holy Child of Cebu (Basilica Del Sto. Niño)

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

5. Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Cebu (from USD 264)

Boasting for the on-site waterpark with huge water slides provides guests with luxurious accommodation, private beach, and a vast number of amenities. In the rooms, you can find a TV, DVD player, and an iPod dock. The bathroom is fitted with complimentary toiletries, bathrobe, and slippers, available for your use. They serve Chinese, Filipino, Western, and Japanese flavors, and you can sip on lip-smacking cocktails at the on-site bar. Other amenities include a casino, family facilities, daily maid service, concierge service, currency exchange, airport shuttle with extra charge, barber, and beauty shop. Your four-legged friends are not allowed.

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Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Cebu

Wifi Available

Address: M.L. Quezon Highway, Barangay Maribago, Lapu Lapu City, Cebu
10.29 km (6.4 mi) from Minor Basilica of the Holy Child of Cebu (Basilica Del Sto. Niño)

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden

6. Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu (from USD 161)

The rooms in Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu are classic, modern, and elegant, all in one. Each room has its own private balcony with beautiful views of the Philippines and an en-suite bathroom with both shower and bathtub. You’ll also find a fully stocked mini bar, free internet connection, flat screen LED TV, and air condition. Water sport facilities on-site, indoor play area for children, babysitting, year-round outdoor pool, packed lunches, safety deposit box, tour desk, facilities for disabled guests, are also available. They even have a Chocolate Hour in the lobby, during which, they serve complimentary desserts!

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Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Punta Engaño Road, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
13.38 km (8.4 mi) from Minor Basilica of the Holy Child of Cebu (Basilica Del Sto. Niño)

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

7. Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa (from USD 337)

Experience world-class amenities in this staycation in Cebu. Indulge in gourmet dishes ranging from Cantonese to Italian cuisine in one of their nine on-site restaurants, or explore the wellness treatments at their spa, one of the biggest in the whole of Asia. True to their commitment for the best possible service, all rooms come with a pillow menu, private balcony with mesmerizing views, minibar, and TV. Sauna, hot tub, swimming pool, yoga classes, chapel, kid-friendly buffet, car hire, room service, non-smoking rooms, children’s playground, and shuttle service, are also provided.


Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu

Address: Punta Engaño Road, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
13.27 km (8.3 mi) from Minor Basilica of the Holy Child of Cebu (Basilica Del Sto. Niño)

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

8. Badian Island Wellness Resort

Badian Island Wellness Resort is the ultimate tropical escape and offers enchanting views of the Philippines landscape. This eco-friendly resort offers rooms with private balconies fitted with open-air bathtubs, and bathroom with glass on the roof, so you don’t miss any color from Cebu’s sky. Manicure and pedicure, salt-water pool, games room, private beach area, tour desk, luggage storage, currency exchange, airport shuttle and pick up or drop off services with additional charge, are among the offered services. Pets are not allowed. Children under two years, can stay without charge.

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Badian Island Wellness Resort

Address: Badian Island, Cebu
73.31 km (45.6 mi) from Minor Basilica of the Holy Child of Cebu (Basilica Del Sto. Niño)

9. Radisson Blu Cebu (from USD 71)

Next staycation in Cebu for this list, is the beautiful Radisson Blu Cebu with its greatly convenient location in downtown Cebu, offering direct access to the main mall of the city. All rooms come with a memory foam bed for better sleeping experience and 24-hour room service for your needs. Delicious local recipes, snacks, cocktails, and night entertainment, are offed across their venues. It has accessibility features for wheelchair owners, including toilets with grab rails. Sauna, full body or couples massage, ATM, concierge service, currency exchange, free private parking on-site, allergy-free room, VIP room facilities, and bridal suites are also available.

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Radisson Blu Cebu

Address: Serging Osmeña Boulevard Corner Juan Luna Avenue
2.55 km (1.6 mi) from Minor Basilica of the Holy Child of Cebu (Basilica Del Sto. Niño)

10. Marco Polo Plaza Cebu (from USD 67)

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu promises celebrity treatment for their guests, offering rooms bathed in sunlight, free parking and internet, and four dining options. Other amenities include ironing services, shoeshine, 24-hour front desk, a designated smoking area, newspapers, gift shop, lift, car hire, and meeting/banquet facilities. All children below the age of 10 can stay for free if the existing bedding is utilized.

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Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Nivel Hills, Cebu Veterans Drive
5.32 km (3.4 mi) from Minor Basilica of the Holy Child of Cebu (Basilica Del Sto. Niño)

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

11. Kandaya Resort (from USD 183)

Located in the beautiful Agojo area, Kandaya Resort offers free bicycle rentals, and plenty of water activities, either on-site or close to the location. All rooms come with comfy seating areas, TV, and iPod dock, coffee machine, and a fully stocked mini bar. The en-suite bathrooms have a standing shower for a quick refreshing moment, or a bathtub for long relaxing baths, it’s up to you! Pets without extra charge, bike tours with additional charge, equipment for badminton, meals for kids and an indoor play area, swimming pool, fitness classes, massage, and shuttle service, are also among your options.

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Kandaya Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Barangay Agujo, Cebu
109.07 km (67.8 mi) from Minor Basilica of the Holy Child of Cebu (Basilica Del Sto. Niño)

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

12. Dolphin House Resort Moalboal (from USD 142)

Located within breathing distance from the pristine water of Moalboal Beach, this staycation in Cebu offers world-class services and a plethora of amenities for your comfort and convenience. You can taste Asian, as well as international recipes, read a book in their library, enjoy a relaxing massage, play tennis, or darts, go for diving or cycling, or simply lounge by the pool. Babysitting services with an extra fee, laundry and maid services, and non-smoking rooms are available as well.

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Dolphin House Resort Moalboal

Wifi Available

Address: White Beach, Baranagay Saavedra, Cebu
67.54 km (42.0 mi) from Minor Basilica of the Holy Child of Cebu (Basilica Del Sto. Niño)

Parking Restaurant Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Babysitting/child services

13. Tambuli Seaside Resort and Spa

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Among the many things I can remember since childhood, the name “Tambuli” has been imprinted in my memory. The first time I set foot on the property I was not yet 10 years old, and I remember having fun with relatives slightly above that age. I recently got the chance to revisit the place for a quick staycation, and it has changed so much. Regardless of the change, this resort brought me peace and joy, especially since I needed a break from the daily grind. From its humble beginnings as a beach club, Tambuli Seaside Resort and Spa has since transformed into the luxury oasis it is today.

You’ll be greeted by the open spaces and impressive amenities Tambuli provides as you walk in. Dive into its range of crystal-clear pools or grab a drink over at the poolside bar once happy hour reels in. Its series of rooms and suites are a cut above the rest, but if you don’t have the budget to afford one of them - or simply don’t have enough time for an overnight stay - the day-use pass is your ally. For as low as 32 USD, you can enjoy its pristine beachfront, kayak across the sea waters, and relax by the poolside all in one day. You’ll also get a free lunch buffet at the on-site restaurant. Trust me, you’ll get all your money’s worth this way!

Pack your bags

The Philippines is a must-destination for globetrotters, and nature lovers. The crystal-clear waters and the tropical climate, along with the luscious green scenery, and the abundant wildlife, are just some of the reasons, for you to take the trip. Pack your bags, and let’s meet in one of the top staycation houses in Cebu! But before that, take your pick from the list above that best fits your needs! See you at the pool!

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