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12 Best Luxury Hotels in Cebu: 5-Star Hotels, Luxury Resorts, Beachfront, Mactan Island, Cebu City

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Shangri-La Mactan and Badian Wellness Resort

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Cebu, also known as the Queen City of the South, is famous for its highly urbanized and vibrant cityscape. Tourists visiting Cebu can experience a mix of adventure and luxury since this world-class destination is blessed with historical attractions, white-sand Cebu beaches, and pristine Cebu diving spots

For your vacation in the Philippines, Cebu has its own international airport that makes it easily accessible as compared to transiting from Manila. Whether you’re touring around Cebu City or Cebu Province, there are various 5-star accommodations and luxury hotels in Cebu to accommodate you. Here's a selection of the best 5-star hotels and luxury resorts in Cebu for the ultimate vacation: 

12. Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino (4-star) 

Facade of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino

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Boasting a 6-story entertainment facility and grand casino, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino is a 4-star luxury hotel in Cebu City. Nearby historical landmarks, including the famous Magellan’s Cross and Museo Sugbo, are only 5KM and 3KM away, respectively.

With 561 guest rooms, this luxury hotel in Cebu can accommodate thousands and pamper guests through its fitness and relaxation facilities. Each suite comes with elegant interiors, chandeliers, and comfortable amenities such as air conditioning with thermostat control, minibar, cable TV, and complete bathroom fixtures.

All guests checked in at the Ambassador floor can enjoy exclusive perks, including butler service, continental buffet breakfast, suit pressing, shoeshine services, and cocktail hours from 5 PM to 7 PM. Swimming pool access and massage services are also part of the accommodation package.

11. Seda Ayala Center Cebu (4-star) 

Seda Ayala Center Cebu's poolside

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Amid the bustling metropolis of Cebu stands a modern 4-star accommodation, the Seda Ayala Center Cebu. It is one of the luxury hotels in Cebu City, set 150m away from Ayala Mall and 1.8KM away from SM City Cebu. Famous historical attractions in Cebu such as Museo Sugbo, Fort San Pedro, and Magellan's Cross are less than 4KM away.



All rooms come with air conditioning, a 48-inch LED TV with cable channels, a safety deposit box, a desk, an electric kettle, and a refrigerator with a minibar. Each has a private bathroom with hairdryer, shower, and toiletries.

A buffet Asian breakfast is available daily at the hotel. For local and international dishes, guests can dine at Misto Restaurant that serves an array of well-curated Japanese, Thai, and Indian cuisines. After a hearty meal, feel free to relax on the sun loungers and sip your favorite cocktail by the pool.

10. Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort (4-star) 

Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort's poolside

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Far from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis, the Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort is a 4-star beachfront accommodation tucked on the pristine island of Mactan, Cebu. Nearby attractions and establishments are less than 5KM away, including Mactan Shrine and Gaisano Grand Mall.



Set along the Cebu Strait are stylish thatched-roofed rooms and bungalows with verandas that offer sweeping views of the sea and white-sand beach. Each comes with modern amenities such as air conditioning, premium bedding, cable TV, refrigerator, minibar, telephone, desk, safe, slippers, a bathroom with a bidet, toiletries, and a separate bathtub and shower.

Exceptional leisure facilities at the resort include three outdoor swimming pools with a waterslide. You can also find an on-site spa, bar, arcade room, and fitness center. The resort also houses three restaurants that serve mouthwatering seafood dishes and Italian cuisine.

9. Kandaya Resort (5-star) 

Kandaya Resort's main building

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One of the top Cebu luxury resorts is the Kandaya Resort. This 5-star hotel in Cebu is nestled along the beach in the coastal municipality of Daanbantayan. Less than 15KM away from the resort is Malapascua Island, home to thresher sharks. You can book a Cebu island-hopping tour and learn to dive through scuba diving holidays for beginners packages.

Kandaya Resort's poolside

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Various accommodation options are available such as Ocean View Suites, Beach Villas, and Deluxe Rooms. Each comes with flat-screen TVs, premium beds, minibar, and bathroom amenities. The resort also houses its own stable, riding arena, and a mixed martial art gym set against the postcard-worthy backdrop of the island.

Because of its breathtaking and intimate setting, Kandaya Resort also serves as a perfect venue for weddings and debuts. It was even regarded multiple times as one of the most romantic resorts in Southeast Asia. The resort also offers a romantic cruise that navigates along the Visayan Sea for couples searching for Philippines honeymoon packages.

8. Badian Island Wellness Resort (5-star)

Aerial view of Badian Island Wellness Resort

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Next is a quaint Cebu luxury resort set on a beautiful white-sand beach, the Badian Island Wellness Resort. This 5-star hotel in Cebu features modern villas with private pool/sea views and pampers guests with signature spa treatments. All rooms emanate traditional Filipino decors with wooden accents and capiz shells.



Private jacuzzi in Badian Wellness Resort

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Among the must-try activities in Badian municipality is the Cebu canyoneering tour at the three-tiered Kawasan Falls, only 8KM away. Chill aboard a bamboo raft and jump into the clear blue pool with the help of the rope when you book the Kawasan Falls tour package

Another popular activity for divers is the Pescador Island tour, where you can go swimming with turtles in Cebu and see the magnificent sardine run tour. To cap off your exhilarating Cebu package, take the Osmena Peak tour to reach the highest peak on the island.

7. Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark (5-star) 

Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark's pool area

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Another luxury resort in Cebu, the Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark, features contemporary villas with private pools and balconies. Overlooking the Hilutungan Channel, this 5-star beachfront resort sits on a 16.5-hectare property located less than 5KM away from Lapu-Lapu Shrine and Gaisano Grand Mall.



Staying in Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark is definitely worth the price for guests seeking an expensive hotel in Cebu. On top of its 568 suites, it boasts six themed pools, 10 dining outlets, a casino, a dive shop, and a private beach. Each suite has opulent furnishings and cozy amenities such as LED TV, king-sized bed, refrigerator, and a private bathtub. 

This 5-star accommodation is the country’s only 5-star waterpark resort with giant waterslides and a lazy river pool that resembles the Amazon River. Aside from water sports, you can also try other fun activities like riding Go Kart Bikes, playing Mini Golf, and taking Instagram-worthy photos at the Giant Chess.

6. Radisson Blu Cebu (5-star)

Radisson Blu Cebu

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Majestically standing at the heart of the metropolis, Radisson Blu Cebu lets you experience comfort and luxury in its spacious suites with elegant amenities. This 5-star hotel in Cebu City is just 200m away from SM City Cebu and less than 1KM away from Robinson’s Galleria Cebu.

Contemporary rooms offer vibrant city views against the beautiful backdrop of Mactan Island from afar. Various amenities at the hotel are available such as air conditioning, free WiFi access, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, a separate dining area, a kitchenette, and a private bathroom with a shower with designer toiletries.

Surrounding the outdoor pool are multiple fountains alongside walkways that lead to the palm-tree-covered islands. Guests can also find a poolside bar and a chic lounge with live music and entertainment. For lunch and dinner, have your full of mouthwatering international dishes at the restaurant. 

5. Plantation Bay Resort and Spa (4-star)

Plantation Bay Resort and Spa's poolside villas

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Secluded in an 11-hectare tropical paradise, Plantation Bay Resort and Spa is a 4-star Cebu luxury beach resort on Mactan Island. Aside from being one of the top Philippines luxury resorts, it is also among the world's largest privately-owned waterways with a lagoon, 3 swimming pools, and a private beach area. 

Each room comes with air conditioning, cable TV, a safe, and a private bathroom with a bathtub. Guests can hang out at the fitness center, tennis court, freshwater pool, wall-climbing area, and archery place. 

International cuisines are served at four different dining venues—the Palermo Café Bar, Kilimanjaro Kafe, Savannah Grill, and Fiji Restaurant. Nearby beaches such as Marigondon Public Beach, Galapagos Beach, and Tonggo Beach are only 500m away. Don’t miss out on the chance to book Mactan Island tours and day tours from Cebu.

4. Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort (5-star) 

Dusit Thani Mactan's poolside

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Among the top 5-star hotels Cebu Mactan Island is the Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort, a Filipino-Thai tranquil hideaway on the northern tip of the Punta Engaño Peninsula. It is situated right on the beach with easy access to nearby restaurants and establishments such as Sunset Bar, Tides Restaurant, and Gaisano Grand Mall, all just 10KM away.



All 272 suites are complete with air conditioning, cable TV, minibar, desk, lamp, premium beds, and a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries. Guests can enjoy majestic beachfront views from their chic rooms. Overlooking the blue waters of the Magellan Sea is the resort’s stylish lounge and infinity pool.

Those staying in Executive Suites can take advantage of Dusit Club privileges, including continental breakfast, free drinks, snacks, pastries, and private meeting room access for two hours per day. For a one-of-a-kind dining experience, you can dine authentic Thai cuisine and other international dishes at the oceanfront restaurant.

3. Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu (5-star) 

Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu's beachfront

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Experience unparalleled comfort at Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu, one of the famed luxury hotels in Mactan, Cebu. This 5-star Mediterranean-inspired beachfront resort is only 800m away from Mactan Shrine and Lapu-Lapu Monument. Mactan-Cebu International Airport is easily accessible and located just 8.3KM away.

Guests can find elegant and cozy amenities such as air conditioning, free WiFi access, a fully stocked minibar, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with a shower and bathtub. Each suite has a balcony with a courtyard or ocean view. To complete your luxurious getaway, you can swing by the resort's private white sand beach, lush gardens, swimming pool, and spa.

World-class entertainment and vibrant nightlife scene await you at the Ibiza Beach Club. Alongside the bar is a fine dining restaurant that serves an array of international dishes. The resort also caters to all kinds of events, from weddings to corporate gatherings. 

2. Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan (5-star)  

Infinity pool of Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan

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Among the most frequented 5-star hotels in Cebu, the Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan is a must-checkout accommodation that features IG-worthy and minimalist rooms. Fronting the resort is a private beach and a huge infinity pool with sun loungers and umbrellas.



View from a suite in Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan

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Overlooking the plunge pool and the sea, the tropical-style rooms at the resort have private balconies and a living area with sunlight-beaming glass windows. Each suite comes with elegant decors and classic wooden furnishings. The rooms are complete with air conditioning, a flat-screen cable TV, a personal safe, an electric kettle, a wardrobe, and bathroom amenities. 

A well-curated array of Western and Asian cuisines are available at the Saffron Café. Guests can also drop by the Score Sports Bar for light snacks and refreshments. While waiting for the sunset, have a sip of your favorite cocktail drink at the Azure Beach Club by the cliff.

1. Shangri-La Mactan (5-star) 

Shangri-La Mactan's outdoor pool

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Featuring breathtaking sea views, Shangri-La Mactan is a 5-star luxurious beachfront accommodation on Mactan Island and one of the award-winning 5-star hotels in the Philippines. Aside from having 5 bars, this luxury resort also houses 9 dining outlets and 2 outdoor pools.



All of its spacious suites are spread over two separate wings. Each room has private balconies surrounded by well-landscaped gardens set against the beautiful backdrop of the sea. Cozy amenities include premium beds, cable TV, minibar, coffee/tea maker, and a private bathroom with a shower, bathtub, and toiletries.

Offering world-class spa treatments, Shangri-La Mactan houses one of the largest spas in Asia known as the CHI. Feel free to indulge and pamper yourself with an array of massage and beauty treatments inside private spa villas. Guests can choose from fresh seafood, Cantonese food, and an international buffet for an ultimate dining experience.

Get a Well-Deserved Luxurious Getaway in Cebu

Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort's beachfront

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World-class beach resorts and upscale accommodations await you when you tour the Philippines and visit the Queen City of the South! Make sure to explore the province as well to discover white-sand beaches, diving spots, and islands dotting the pristine seascape of Cebu. 

Several 5-star hotels in Cebu City provide luxury at its finest. Some resorts even offer vacation packages for couples inclusive of complimentary breakfast and massage services. If you’re a first-time traveler, bookmark our Philippine tour packages and look for a Cebu tour package or a Cebu City tour with the top things to do in Cebu to add to your Cebu itinerary. Don't forget to check the updated Cebu travel requirements for a hassle-free trip!