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Island Beach Resorts in Cebu, Philippines

Updated on September 18, 2016

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

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.

Mactan Island
Mactan Island

Bantayan Island

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.

Bantayan Island
Bantayan Island

Malapascua Island

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.

Malapascua Island
Malapascua Island

Camotes Island

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.

Camotes Island
Camotes Island | Source
Rock Island in Camotes
Rock Island in Camotes | Source

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.

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      John 4 years ago

      great beaches

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      lzlpio90 4 years ago

      @kerlynb: Yes kabayan! thank you for the compliment and voting up.. I admire your hubs too..! hehe.

      @Beyondcebu: indeed! thanks for your comment.. :)

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      Rob 4 years ago

      I loved it when I went to Cebu, the beaches are some of the best ive seen!

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      kerlynb 5 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

      Kabayan, this is so beautifully written and illustrated! You did Cebu justice. Have to vote this one up and beautiful!

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      lzlpio90 6 years ago

      @iZeko: your welcome..! it is my honor to share the beauty of my country..

      @oceansnsunsets: definitely beautiful.. hope you can make it here! Goodluck!

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Cebu sounds like a wonderful place, the pictures of it are beautiful! I would very much like to visit there one day. :)

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      iZeko 6 years ago

      These islands are simply breathtaking! Thanks for sharing the photos and the info with us.

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      lzlpio90 6 years ago

      @kennynext @Peggy W:

      thanks for your kind comments! and thanks for visiting my hub.

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      lzlpio90 6 years ago

      @meow48: it's been so busy lately and i am planning to write some hub yet, i'm lacking some time... surely, your hub is beautiful...

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Such beautiful pictures of an obviously beautiful place! Would love to see the island beach resorts in Cebu, Philippines someday. Thanks for introducing us!

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      kennynext 6 years ago from Everywhere

      Very beautiful pictures. I have been to the Philippines twice lately and I love it there

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      meow48 6 years ago from usa

      wow. your country is very beautiful. thankyou for a quick tour of the southern islands.... and of course, i want more. hee hee. thankyou for the follow. i work a lot and have not been able to get back to check out your site. take care.

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      lzlpio90 6 years ago

      Hi Prisana, thanks for that flattering comment! Actually, i'm currently working in a travel industry and planning to write hubs about different places here in Phil and across the world. But, it would be better if i experience it myself.

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      Prisana Nuechterlein 6 years ago from Thailand and Colorado

      Stunning pictures! You make me want to book a flight. Very inspiring hub!

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      lzlpio90 6 years ago

      @aefrancisco: Im glad you like it!

      @SweetiePie: Yeah, i guess so.:) But, you can also find other paradise across the world... thanks for dropping by!

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      SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Well you live in Paradise, so you are a lucky ducky :).

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      aefrancisco 6 years ago from somewhere down the road

      love it ... :)

      thanks for sharing

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      lzlpio90 6 years ago

      @ Cookinmom11: Thanks for your kind comment!

      @glassvisage: Thanks for the comment! There are still lots of islands and beaches that remained undiscovered and uninhabited. If i include them, i'm going to need 3 hubs. Anyway, philippines is indeed a beautiful place.

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      glassvisage 6 years ago from Northern California

      I just realized a bit ago how beautiful the Philippines are... I hadn't know there were such beautiful oceans and islands! These photos are amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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      Cookinmom11 6 years ago from Saint George, Georgia

      Beautiful and informative Hub! :)