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Recommend the best thing i do at cebu island?

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Recommend the best thing i do at cebu island?

Hi

i'm haziz from KL will be going Cebu on 7-10feb 2014. i'm backpackers and already book hotel in Cebu Express Inn on 7-9 and last day at The Orchard Hotel. this my first time go to Cebu and i need your advice ie: where i should go?, is it this hotel located near shop and i want go to snorkeling, any tips for me where the best and affordable for 2 person.. kindly appreciate your advice.. Tq

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1. Re: Recommend the best thing i do at cebu island?

Stay in Panglao instead if you want to snorkel.

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2. Re: Recommend the best thing i do at cebu island?

Panglao is in Bohol not Cebu.

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3. Re: Recommend the best thing i do at cebu island?

As a DE MH is well aware of this. He is just suggesting this as a better alternative. So would I. Balicasag Island Bohol has some of the best snorkeling in the Philippines that I have seen apart from Coron. You can get to Bohol from Cebu in a few hours by fast ferry.

Cebu snorkeling wasnt impressive on my last trip there.

This information may help:

tripadvisor.com.au/Travel-g667507-c142283/Ma…

This is the company I used and could recommend:

tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g667507…

Another company here:

tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g298461…

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4. Re: Recommend the best thing i do at cebu island?

tq tommo for ur info.. noted

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5. Re: Recommend the best thing i do at cebu island?

Just like has been said above, you have to venture out of Cebu City to enjoy snorkelling. I would also go to Bohol if I want to snorkel.

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6. Re: Recommend the best thing i do at cebu island?

Will assume your hotel is already fixed at cebu express inn. For shopping, you are walking distance to sm mall, around 700 meters. Across sm mall is a small arcade called apm mall, offers flea market type of shopping.

From orchard hotel, your nearest shopping is j center mall, 400 meters.

For snorkelling, you will need to go to one of the beachfront in mactan island, pay entrance to one of the resorts. But what you see will be very sparse marine life. To see marine life, you need to ride an outrigger boat locally called pumpboats to one of the outlying fish sanctuaries. Being only two people, try contacting islandsbanca to see if you can join one of their day trips because it will be expensive to rent the whole boat just for the two of you.

tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g667507-d2…

Or fun and sun who offers also trips to the same fish sanctuaries.

tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g667507-d1…

Or take a 3 hour bus ride to oslob town,130kms south of cebu city, to go to the whaleshark. You can snorkel as you swim side by side with whalesharks.

tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g294261-d2…

Edited: 28 January 2014, 00:11
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7. Re: Recommend the best thing i do at cebu island?

As you have another day in cebu express inn, you can do a walking tour as presented by TA member bigjim_cebu.

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8. Re: Recommend the best thing i do at cebu island?

Tqvm for ur info al22tecc.. its really help me..

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9. Re: Recommend the best thing i do at cebu island?

presented by TA member bigjim_cebu

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No such member but I will be happy to provide the information, if asked.

I have never noticed Express Inn Cebu, presumably because on the website it says it is a new hotel. However, I must have been past the location hundreds of times.

The website for Express inn Cebu says that it is located on M.J Cuenco

Distance to

- Mactan Cebu International Airport - 11.1 km

- SM City Cebu -0.8km

- Ayala Center Cebu - 5.4km

- Cebu Pier Area - 2.9km

- Sto Nino Cebu and Cebu City Hall - 3.5 km

If it is 800 metres from SM Mall, it can't be 5.4km from Ayala mall. It is more like 1km to Ayala Mall.

So, for shopping, you will be easy walking distance to 2 huge shopping malls. SM Mall in Cebu City is presently the 17th biggest mall in the world

…wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_shopping…

and Ayala Mall is a very big mall too!

The Orchard Hotel is close to a popular expat bar called Jokers Arms

http://www.jokersarms.com/

I have previously posted a long list of things to do in and near Cebu City. If you want the list again, please ask.

I also agree that you will be happier snorkelling on Bohol. However, you can stay in Cebu Cebu City than as a day trip, you can island hop the small islands near Mactan island ( the location of the Mactan Cebu International Airport,) While island hopping, you can arrange to go snorkelling too.

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