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Cebu Beach Escapade

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Cebu Beach Escapade


Does anyone know which is the best beach fron resort to stay in in Cebu if travelling with kids. Would appreciate your recommendations. Was thinking of the Maribago blue water but read a review that the beach is suitable for swimming?


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1. Re: Cebu Beach Escapade

The beaches in Cebu (or more correctly, Mactan Island) are OK for children but far from the best in the Philippines.

Alona Beach on Pangalo Island is far more pleasant.

Fly to Tagbilaran City ex Manila, or catch a ferry (three competing companies) for an hour and three quarters from Cebu's Port to Tagbilaran: it is then a P450 or so 30 minute trip to Alona Beach.

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2. Re: Cebu Beach Escapade

If staying on Mactan Island with Children, best beach resorts would be


White Sands

Maribago Blue Water.

Shangrli - Which also has a kid's center with video games.

The beach at Blue Water is not all that bad. You do have to watch out for all the vendors around Blue Water. They are very aggravating and come ashore from outside to try to always sell you tours or something...

The best all around place on Mactan with Children is the Imperial Palace Waterpark. It does not have any beach, but does have a very nice Water Park with slides and Children pools. Day use for P 1500 plus taxes.

They is also a Water Park that is located on Olango Island, not far from Mactan. Boat transfers going almost hourly, rate of P 50 per person one way, 20 minute ride. The Water Park is Talima Water Park. Much cheaper and does have a beach area.

Edited: 03 September 2010, 10:48
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3. Re: Cebu Beach Escapade

I will recommend Shangri-la if it fits your budget but for the best beach experience in Mactan I will agree with Victorianlad that Panglao in Bohol is much more suitable for anyone. Bohol is just a ferry ride away from Cebu City then another 20-30 mins. taxi to reach Panglao.

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