15 Best Hotels and Resorts in Cebu Philippines

15 Best Hotels and Resorts in Cebu Philippines

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The island province of Cebu is one of the top visited places in the Philippines because of its abundance of natural attractions, including white sand beaches, waterfalls, and incredible diving spots. If you're planning a trip to Cebu, this article will help you choose the best Cebu hotels booking for your vacation. 

The province of Cebu boasts a wide array of tourist spots for those who love the outdoors. From white sandy Cebu beaches, quaint islands, and crystalline waterfalls to Cebu diving spots that are some of the best diving spots in the Philippines, and jagged hilltops to go along with numerous charming heritage towns—Cebu province seems to have all the attractions and activities for an exciting vacation, whether you're a Cebu first-timer, a repeat visitor, or a solo traveler in the Philippines.

Its capital city of Cebu bursts with character, history, and mouth-watering local cuisines, and is the host of the Sinulog Festival. One can also spend additional unforgettable days exploring the picturesque countryside of the province or go on exciting activities in Cebu. You can do this by renting a car in Cebu or joining guided tours.

Of course, it is important to include in your Cebu itinerary a place to sleep, relax, and clear your mind.

When booking a Cebu hotel, you need to consider your personal travel preferences. To give you an idea of where to stay in Cebu for your Cebu tour package, here are the best Cebu resorts and best hotels in Cebu, some of which offer Philippine luxury vacation packages for your honeymoon in the Philippines


15. Mangodlong Paradise Beach Resort 

Lounge chairs by the pool in Mangodlong Paradise Beach ResortPhoto by Mangodlong Paradise Beach Resort

Located on the island of Camotes, Mangodlong Paradise Resort is reachable by fast sailing ferry services.

Tucked in scenic surroundings, Mangodlong Paradise Resort is 15 km away from Timubo Cave, 28 km from Busay Falls, and 24 km from Lake Danao on Camotes Island.

Spread over an expansive beachfront property sprinkled with towering palm trees, the resort has 28 rooms spaced throughout the grounds, providing privacy to its guests.


Their accommodation types are Paradise Suite, Two-Bedroom Suite, Two-Bedroom Cabana, Cabana A and B, and Beachfront Room. The resort also lavishes visitors with an infinity pool that leads to the beach.

A pool bar and a sunset bar complete your poolside experience, while the Bamboo Cafe serves a wide array of local cuisines fused with international flavors. 

14. Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort

Beautiful aerial view of Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort Photo by Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort

Situated on the white sand resort island of Sumilon, Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort is 24 km away from Oslob, and 7 km from Santander.

Set on a short 12-minute walk from Sumilon Sandbar, the resort, one of the best in South Cebu, features a relaxed ambiance of a beachfront getaway that embraces the meaning of the Visayan word "Amuma," which means nurturing in the local language.

Offering first-class accommodations comprising of spacious rooms and villas spread over its 24-hectare property, guests at Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort can rest with comfort while marveling at the panoramic view of the surrounding blue waters.

A beautiful mix of natural attractions such as a natural lagoon, a marine sanctuary, and lush mangroves surround the island while a lighthouse, a 19th-century watchtower, and a protected park with centuries-old trees complete the island vibe.

Elevate your experience by dining at the mouth-watering Pulo Restaurant, where you can enjoy local and international cuisine. Cap your day off with a revitalizing treatment at Amuma Spa.

13. Badian Island Wellness Resort 

A villa in Badian Island Wellness ResortPhoto by Badian Island Wellness Resort

Badian Island Wellness Resort is situated 97 km from the city center, 54 km from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, 2 km from Kawasan Falls, and 9 km from Osmena Peak.

Set in a lush tropical setting to provide luxury to its guests, Badian Island Wellness Resort has a relaxing ambiance, making it one of the top wellness resorts in the Philippines.

Offering first-class rooms and suites showcasing Filipino interior design and architecture, fine dining gastronomic delight at Panorama Restaurant, the beachside Shell Beach Bar and Bangka Bar, exciting water-based activities, yoga classes and self-healing and pampering treatments at the all-organic Spa Coco, the resort gives its guests a unique experience that is a mix of leisure and wellness.

The resort also features an organic garden, the popular Thalasso waterfalls, a coral reef garden, and floating game houses. 

12. Kandaya Resort 

Beautiful ocean view in the pool area of Kandaya ResortPhoto by Kandaya Resort

Kandaya Resort is situated in an idyllic location. A luxury retreat nestled on a stretch of white sandy beach in Daanbantayan, Kandaya Resort lavishes guests with more than 40 rooms and suites along with a bevy of features and activities to keep visitors enjoying nature . Surrounded by a quiet and lush outdoors, Kandaya provides the ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of big-city life.

Guests can explore the grounds riding a trained horse from the resort's Kuwadra stable, relax at Daya Spa, try thrilling watersports, and feast at Dine by Design, a customized dining experience curated by the resort's in-house chef.

11. Bayfront Hotel Cebu

Room in Bayfront Hotel CebuPhoto by Bayfront Hotel Cebu

A mid-rise hotel overlooking Mactan Channel and situated near many of Cebu City's popular landmarks, Bayfront Hotel Cebu is 12 km away from Mactan International Airport, 370 m from the Temple of Leah, 1.8 km from Ayala Center Cebu, 2.3 km from Casa Gororodo Museum, 3 km from Magellan's Cross and 1.3 km from Cebu Ferry Terminal. 

Apart from enjoying easy access to Cebu City's many attractions, this hotel near Ayala Mall Cebu also offers a wealth of amenities to its guests.

From relishing the relaxing guestrooms to connecting to its fast Wi-Fi, working out at the Sweat Gym, getting pampered at the Oriental Spa, discussing business at the hotel’s function and meeting rooms, or simply lounging around at the numerous recreational corners, guests can effortlessly appreciate a stress-free environment while staying in this property.

For your culinary cravings, check out the hotel's Cafe Breeze for a serving of your favorite local and Asian food.


10. Lex Hotel Cebu

Rooftop pool in Lex Hotel CebuPhoto by Lex Hotel Cebu

Lex Hotel Cebu is another top accommodation in the business district of Cebu City and is one of the hotels in Cebu with a pool. Located 9 km from Mactan International Airport, 5 km from Tops Lookout, 2.5 km from the historical Colon Street, 2.8 km from Basilica De Sto. Nino and 2 km from Taoist Temple, it is an ideal choice for anyone looking to explore the charms of Cebu City.

Aside from the modern rooms furnished with all the features one would need to relax and be entertained, Lex Hotel Cebu also has amenities that include a rooftop infinity pool, a bar and terrace, a cocktail bar, a gym, coin-operated laundry machines, and an in-house restaurant serving a medley of local and international flavors.

9. Quest Hotel & Conference Center - Cebu

City view inside a room in Quest Hotel CebuPhoto by Quest Hotel & Conference Center - Cebu

Quest Hotel and Conference Center-Cebu is located 8 km from Mactan International Airport, 2.2 km from Yap San Diego Ancestral House, 2.8 km from Basilica De Sto Nino and Magellan's Cross and 300 m from Ayala Center Cebu.

A favorite among business travelers because of its meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) amenities, Quest Hotel and Conference Cebu is also a top choice of travelers visiting Cebu City because of its good location in the center of the city's tourism and commercial activities.

It features 427 modern rooms with amenities that include: a gym, swimming pools for both kids and adults, event halls, and cozy corners, all designed with inspiring concepts and state-of-the-art technology. For hungry travelers, the hotel's Puso Bistro and Bar provides an all-day dining experience and serves a sumptuous array of buffet and ala carte meals of local and international cuisines.

8. Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort 

Beach area in Bluewater Maribago Beach ResortPhoto by Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort

Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort is located on the island of Mactan and is 3.98 km away from Mactan-Cebu International Airport, 600 meters from Mactan Island dive spots, 10 km from Ayala Center Cebu, 4.79 km from Mactan Export Zone, and 10.8 km from Magellan's Cross.

Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort offers a variety of guest rooms. Options include spacious suites, bungalows, and rooms that come with splendid views of the ocean.

Bluewater Maribago prides itself on incorporating native-style architecture and nature-themed materials in all its guestrooms. This includes creating an island vibe by taking advantage of daylight that passes through the room's capiz shell windows.

For your dining options, the Allegro Restaurant offers dishes that you can enjoy in a poolside al fresco setting. Other amenities include a gym, a spacious pool, conference rooms, and Amuma Spa.

7. JPark Island Resort & Waterpark

Aerial view of Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark in CebuPhoto by JPark Island Resort and Waterpark

JPark Island Resort and Waterpark is located just 4 km away from Mactan-Cebu International Airport, 4.2 km from Mactan Island Golf Course, 3.77 km from Sutukil Seafood Market, and 200 meters from the popular Mactan Island diving spots and Mactan island hopping destinations.

JPark Island Resort and Waterpark is like small city designed to provide its residents with never-ending fun. This resort spoils its guests with a vibe that overflows with luxury and delightful experiences.

Covering an area of 17 hectares, the property spaces out its 568 rooms, villas, and suites around its six themed swimming pools, activity zones—which include the kid-favorite Pororo Indoor Park—and ten restaurants serving various cuisine. Havana, Abalone, Nonki, and Ching Hai will keep your food cravings satisfied.

It has 5-star waterpark classification, the only one in the Philippines. Other amenities include the Triton Ballroom, which can accommodate 1,000 guests, and a private beach.

6. Radisson Blu Cebu

Facade of Radisson Blue Cebu HotelPhoto by Radisson Blu Cebu

Radisson Blu Cebu is located in one of the busiest sections of Cebu City, just 6.5 km away from Mactan-Cebu International Airport, 500 meters from the International Port, 940 meters from Weesam Ferry Terminal, 1.06 km from the Cebu Ferry Terminal, 1.5 km from the Cebu Provincial Museum, 150 meters from Sirao Flower Garden and 2.68 km from Magellan's Cross.


Boasting 400 spacious guestrooms, each furnished with modern amenities, the hotel is also a popular option for business travelers, thanks to its large gathering halls perfect for conferences and meetings.

A swimming pool, fitness gym, and stylish corners ideal for quiet time complete the features of the hotel. For an in-house culinary experience, Radisson Blu's roster of restaurants will pamper guests with mouthwatering offerings from Tanoshi and Feria.

For an alfresco dining experience, guests can head to the pool bar, and for nightly cocktails, they can head to the Lobby Bar.

5. bai Hotel Cebu 

Beautiful rooftop pool of bai Hotel CebuPhoto by bai Hotel Cebu

bai Hotel Cebu is conveniently located 4 mm from Mactan-Cebu International Airport, 5.21 km from Colon Street, and 4.9 km from Fort San Pedro.

Sandwiched by the bustling cities of Cebu and Mandaue, bai Hotel Cebu features a jaw-dropping city view to complement its modern facilities and an array of relaxing and entertaining amenities.

Comprising more than 660 rooms and suites and 8 restaurants, bai Hotel Cebu is a destination itself.  Aside from spacious conference and meeting rooms, the property's facilities include an outdoor infinity lap pool, a fitness center, and the R Spa, where you can enjoy pampering after a day of exploration.

bai Hotel has several dining options, including the Wallstreet Coffee + Bar, Marble and Grain Steakhouse, UME Japanese Restaurant, bai Food Express by Twilight, and the Pool Bar, which all serve delectable dishes. 

4. Plantation Bay Resort and Spa 

Villas and pool area of Plantation Bay Resort and SpaPlantation Bay Resort and Spa

Plantation Bay Resort and Spa is 4 km from Lapu-Lapu Shrine and Gaisano Mall, 6 km from Mactan Airport, 9.7 km from Museo Sugbo, and 9.6 km from Sto. Nino Basilica.

Plantation Bay Resort and Spa stretches over 11 hectares of greenery that includes one of the biggest privately-owned waterways in the world, making it one of the most beautiful beach resorts in the Philippines.

Dotted with guest rooms designed with colonial plantation-inspired architecture, this 5-star luxury Philippines resort also comes with an array of features and amenities.

Recreational activities include water sports, diving, island hopping in the Philippines, wall climbing, archery, golf, and outdoor tennis.  For your dining choices, there are five award-winning restaurants: Palermo Café Bar, Kilimanjaro Kafe, Alien Abduction, Fiji Restaurant, and Route 66 Diner.

3. Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu 

Lounge area in Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island CebuPhoto by Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu

Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu is situated 5.0 km from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, 1.0 km from Lapu-Lapu Shrine, 11.58 km from the Temple of Leah, 13.50 km from Colon Street, 4.15 km from Mactan dive spots, 5.65 km from Olango Wildlife Sanctuary and 5.57 km from Cebu Yacht Club.

Packed with 5-star features that include a private white sand beach, Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island welcomes guests in each of their 245 cozy guest rooms and suites that come with splendid views of the sea.

Business travelers find the hotel's stylish and functional meeting rooms perfect for big and small conferences, while other guests can revel at the resort's signature brand, the Ibiza Beach Club, where one can experience the fun atmosphere of the Mactan nightlife while partying against the spectacular scenery of the ocean.

Other amenities include a large outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, a game room, a play area for kids called the Little Birds Club, and the Spa Del Mar.

Apart from the Ibiza Beach Club, you can also sample the mouth-watering dishes at the Sails, an all-day dining venue serving an international buffet, and the poolside Forum restaurant for some light snacks and all-day drinks and cocktails.

2. Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan 

Stunning ocean view from the pool of Crimson Resort and Spa MactanPhoto by Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan

Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan is located 4.4 km from Mactan-Cebu International Airport, 1.6 km from Mactan Shrine, 14.4 km from the Taoist Temple, 14.6 km from Tops Lookout, 12.2 km from Magellan's Cross, 137 km from Oslob beach and 2.3 km from Mactan Island dive spots.

Crimson Resort & Spa Cebu sits on an expansive beachfront property stretching to six hectares, surrounded by crystal-clear seawaters, a white sandy shore, and towering palm trees. Providing a laid-back and charming setting fit for all types of trips, including romantic getaways such as a honeymoon in the Philippines, the resort offers 250 guestrooms that include a villa with a private pool, designed with Neo-Asian architecture, and decorated with native accents.

Other amenities include two swimming pools, a nearby coral reef garden ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling, fun water activities, and ballrooms for conferences, events, and business meetings.

Recreational features also include the award-winning Aum Spa, the playroom for kids called Crimzone for Kids, and a fitness center. Gorg on an array of local and international cuisines at Saffron Cafe, an all-day dining venue, or enjoy simple bar chow paired with wine and other cocktails at Score Sports Bar.

For a relaxed evening, head to the Azure Beach Club, or try Enye, where you can try some of the best food on Mactan Island. Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan is also known for serving halal food in Cebu.

1. Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa

Aerial view of Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa in CebuPhoto by Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa

Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa is located 4.7 km from Mactan-Cebu International Airport, 12.6 km from Ayala Center Cebu, 125 km from Kawasan Falls, 12.6 km from Casa Gorordo Museum, 12.9 km from Basilica de Sto Nino and 830 meters from Mactan Shrine.

Tucked in a marvelous spot with lush greens, manicured gardens, and an almost 400-meter white sand private beach, Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa offers a luxurious escape.

Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa features 530 guestrooms and suites and an assortment of amenities such as event halls, and an outdoor swimming pool where you can witness some of the best sunrise views.

For your wellness and physical activity needs, you can recharge by experiencing world-class treatments at CHI.the Spa, play a round of golf at Golf Park, and indulge in several thrilling water-based activities courtesy of the resort's sea and sports facilities.

Dining options also come aplenty in Shangri-La Mactan. The Acqua is where you can order classic Italian comfort food, while Cowrie Cove Seafood Bar serves a medley of seafood dishes in an al fresco seaside dining setting. Tea of Spring, meanwhile, is a sophisticated Cantonese restaurant serving Chinese cuisine, while Tides is where you can taste international flavors.

For drinks, you can head to the resort's bars and lounges: the Breeze Bar, the Buko Bar, E-Zone Snack Bar, and the Lobby Lounge.


Explore Cebu from the Best Hotels and Resorts

Aerial view of Badian Island Wellness ResortPhoto by Badian Island Wellness Resort

The many wonders of the province of Cebu stretch outward from its capital city of the same name and are scattered all throughout the island in the form of picturesque rolling hills, white sand beaches, quaint islands, heritage towns, magnificent waterfalls, scenic hiking trails, and culinary attractions.

It's no wonder travelers are always fascinated by the province and many find themselves going back to the island repeatedly.

Aside from exploring Cebu City and its neighboring destinations, make the most of your trip to Cebu Island province by planning a trip to other Cebu top attractions and trying out activities like swimming with turtles in CebuMoalboal sardines diving or sardine run, Badian canyoneering tour to Kawasan Falls, lounging on Malapascua beaches, and touring Bantayan Island.

Ensure the quality of your holiday in Cebu by staying at one of these fine Cebu hotels and resorts with the best rates

Read more about this island province in our Cebu travel guide to learn about the best Cebu tourist spots, incredible Cebu diving spots, cheap hotels in Cebu, white sand beaches in Cebu. To help you plan your Cebu trip, read our Mactan Cebu International Airport guide with a list of Cebu hotels near the airport, and browse our Cebu airport transfer services for a hassle-free vacation.

If you have more time to spare, we recommend planning a vacation to nearby provinces from Cebu that are also top tourist destinations in the Philippines and the most popular Visayas tourist spots to make the most of your Philippines trip. Check out our Cebu to Boracay itinerary so you can plan a visit to some of the best beaches in the Philippines or our Cebu to Bohol itinerary for your trip to see the famous Chocolate Hills.  You can also see our sample Cebu to Baguio itinerary so you can plan your visit to the famous parks and enjoy the cool weather in North Luzon. 


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