Mactan Island - The Top-Most Gorgeous Beaches in the 7 Popular Islands of Cebu

Mactan Island

Mactan Island | Cebu, Philippines
Shangri La Mactan
Image by Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu

Mactan Island connected to mainland Cebu by two bridges (Mandaue-Mactan Bridge and Marcelo Fernan Bridge) sits just a few kilometers from the city proper. Mactan is pretty well-developed and quite cosmopolitan in its looks with high-end, classy hotels like the plushy, Shangri-la Mactan Resort & Spa, named by Travel & Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler as one of the top Asian resorts. There are other accommodations that range from the affordable inns to several upscale hotels. A lot of these places are newly established to cater to local and foreign tourists who enjoy the enchantingly grand beaches of Mactan's coastlines jet skiing, parasailing, or windsurfing, if not scuba diving in some of the best diving and snorkeling sites in the country.

Island Hopping
Island Hopping - Cebu
Parasailing Mactan
Parasailing - Mactan, Cebu

The Food

Because Mactan Island continues to be transformed into an exciting urban tourist hub, all types of cuisine are available, from Indian to French, from Spanish to Korean, from inherently Filipino to English dishes. Naturally, there's the very fresh sea food you can have several restaurants in the area to cook anyway you want it, grilled, stew or raw, as in Japanese Sashimi.

Japanese Sashimi
Japanese Sashimi
Movenpick Ibeza
Image by Ibiza Beach Club - Movenpick Hotels & Resorts
Blue Water Mactan Island
Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort - Image by The Manilan

DISCOVER THE MACTAN ISLAND HOTELS REVIEWED BY LOCAL EXPERTS

Top 8 Recommended Mactan Beach Resorts

Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu

Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu

Punta Engano Road | Lapu-Lapu City Map Directions

As you step onto your private balcony, tropical sunlight washes over you and a soothing sea breeze kisses your cheeks. Your holiday has begun at Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa,...

USD 328 Book Now
Crimson Beach Resort & SPA

Crimson Beach Resort & SPA

Mactan Island, Lapu Lapu City, Cebu 6015, Philippines | Lapu-Lapu City Map Directions

Nestled in one of the country's most prestigious tourist destinations, Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan is a sprawling 6-hectare beach resort and spa with 40 luxurious private villas...

USD 210 Book Now
Maribago BlueWater

Maribago BlueWater

Buyong Maribago, Lapu-lapu City Cebu, Philippines 6015 | Lapu-Lapu City Map Directions

Established in July 1989, Bluewater Maribago is one proud member of the Bluewater Resorts group, a wholly Filipino-owned chain of resorts showcasing the best of Filipino culture...

USD 162 Book Now
Abaca Beach Resort

Abaca Beach Resort

Punta Engano Rd, Lapu-Lapu City, 6015 Cebu | Lapu-Lapu City Map Directions

Abaca, one of the most exclusive boutique resorts is located in the beautiful central Philippines on Mactan Island. Abaca is a tropical hideaway that offers the tranquility of very...

JPark Island Resort and Waterpark (Imperial Palace)

JPark Island Resort and Waterpark (Imperial Palace)

Quezon National Hwy, Cebu | Lapu-Lapu City Map Directions

Located on the white-sand coastline of Mactan Island in sunny Cebu, Philippines is the country's premier water park resort, Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Cebu (JPI).

USD 383 Book Now
Plantation Bay Resort and Spa

Plantation Bay Resort and Spa

Marigondon, Mactan Island | Lap Map Directions

Discover a resort in a class of its own. Set in 11 hectares of secluded grounds yet only one hour (when traffic is bad) from Cebu City, Plantation Bay offers one of the largest...

USD 244 Book Now
Be Resort

Be Resort

Punta Engano, Mactan Island | Lapu-Lapu City Map Directions

Drenched in sun, greeting the breeze, and welcoming the sea, BE Resort is nestled in Punta Engano, Mactan Island. Located minutes away from the Mactan International Airport and...

USD 151 Book Now
Movenpick Hotel

Movenpick Hotel

Punta Engano Rd Mactan | Cebu, Philippines Map Directions

The Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu is a world class beachfront hotel and resort that combines a truly indulgent lifestyle experience with superb facilities and impeccable...

USD 202 Book Now

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