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Island Beach Resorts in Cebu, Philippines
As a worker in a travel and tours company, I've got to know more of travel destinations here in the Philippines and even in other countries. As I was fixing up the messy catalogs and travel brochures in the desk, I took a glance over these picturesque and exquisite places. It could be a nice topic for my hub. So, first must be first. I should start with my own country before going out elsewhere. Let's get to know more about Cebu first.
Cebu is often called "Queen City of the South" and the Seat Christianity in the Philippines. It is the oldest city in the country. Exploring the city, one encounters a rich historic past. Cebuanos, native people in Cebu, are extremely proud of their cultural and historical heritage. It has evolved into a highly urbanized metropolitan center which now serves as focal point of growth and development in Southern Philippines. Cebu has 6 cities namely; Cebu, Danao, Lapu-lapu, Mandaue, Toledo and Talisay.
Today, the island province leads in traditional and non-traditional exports and has the highest economic growth rate anywhere in the country. Likewise, recent indications pointed out that Cebu has become the country's most favorite tourist destination.
Resort Islands in Cebu:
Mactan island lies a few kilometers southeast of Cebu mainland. The island is connected to Cebu Island by two bridges, the Mandaue-Mactan Bridge and the Marcelo Fernan Bridge. This coral island is famous for its dive sites, local handicrafts and more than a dozen of beautiful beach resorts of international standards offering local and foreign tourists world class services.
Bantayan Island is located at the northernmost tip of Cebu. It is known for its white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. Beach resorts dotting the island's shores offers a mix of local and international cuisines as well as vast arrays of fresh sea foods to choose from.
Malapascua sometimes referred to as "Logon", the main community in the south of the island. The island is 3km long and 1km wide. It has white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. The west coast is ideal for swimming and snorkeling but one should be careful because of unpredictable weather. A walk or tour on the whole island can be done within half a day.
Located off the coast of Danao City in north Cebu mainland is known as the "Lost Horizon in the South" because of its unspoiled beauty. Camotes consists of four islands: Pajican, Poro, Ponson, and the tiny Tulang Island.
There are numerous islands that can be found in Cebu. Some are small enough but these four are among the famous and well-known islands in Cebu.
Visit also Davao Oriental's Islands and Beach Resorts.