When you decide to visit the Philippines, don’t miss to visit Cebu. Below are the top 10 most beautiful places to stay whether for business or pleasure:
10. Montebello Villa
This place is known for its haciendas and garden views. Very romantic for couples and newlyweds. Most couples who want to get married stay here. Wedding vows and receptions can be in one place. Easier for the guests and newlyweds.
9. Waterfront Hotel and Casino – Mactan
Known for it’s good location, very close to the airport, and delicious buffet. This hotel is good for those arriving and leaving as it is very close to the airport, plus the entertainment that it has to offer.
8. Waterfront Hotel and Casino – Cebu City
This should not be confused with the airport hotel. This is located in the Cebu City while the other Waterfront is in Mactan which is also an island part of Cebu. This hotel is very nice though a little bit old, the buffet breakfast is outstanding, the service staff is super friendly.
7. Tambuli Beach Resort
Located in Mactan Island, Philippines. Tambuli has 2 sides – the West and the East Wing. No matter what side you choose, access to both infinity pools and ite whsandy beach is all yours.
6. Maribago Blue Water Beach Resort
Famous for its man-made private beach, though too small for some crowd, it is romantically spacious. The resort has it’s own pool and spa, perfect for relaxation. Some say this place is the best when you want to read a book. Very quiet.
5. Crimson Resort and Spa – Mactan
New place in the island of Mactan. Famous for its infinity beautiful pool and picturesque perfect romance ambiance, Crimson is a never-to-miss place when visiting Cebu. They also offer free shuttle to shopping centers in Cebu City and also going back to the hotel.
4. Quest Hotel Cebu
A new hotel too close to Ayala Center Cebu, very good breakfast buffet, though a little pricey but it can last you a day. A lot of food to choose from, and desserts hmm nom nom. This hotel is walking distance to the mall and also offers free shuttle to the mall. Shuttle is best to avoid crossing the busy street.
3. Sumilon Island Bluewater Beach Resort
So beautiful place, it should not be on #3, but the fact that it takes 3 hours to travel by bus in order to get here, which is the only thing that makes this perfect place a little bit not so perfect. To get here someone needs to take Ceres bus at the south bus terminal in Cebu and wait 3 hours and then ride a pumpboat and voila! This island can be toured in a little bit less than an hour by feet, crystal clear waters, colorful fishes and white sandy beach.
2. Marriot Hotel – Cebu
Located at the back of Ayala Center Cebu – this is probably my most favorite place to stay. Beautiful views of the city at night, beautiful garden views at day, and 1 minute walk to the famous shopping center in Cebu, it’s like staying inside the mall and have your kitchen when you go out the door. I could not count how many stories this hotel has, but it’s very tall and I remember walking around it every morning when the ground was used to be still dusty.
1. Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa
Lovely! This resort is so big, you might get lost! One will never get bored when staying here, no matter how less or more you want to do. This is an escape to the world and everybody. The tranquility, the hospitality, the ambiance, a haven you won’t want to leave from. This place has so much adventure waiting to be discovered and experienced. Very romantic and peaceful, everyone’s dream place to be!