My filipino colleagues have been recommending me to visit Cebu for the great beaches and seafood. I gather from the internet that most tourists end up at Mactan island.
If I'm looking for a place in Cebu that is
1. quiet, preferbly not crowded with other tourists
2. has beautiful beaches that I can swim and snorkel in
3. reasonably accessible to restaurants and Oslob (whale watching)
Which part of the island should I go? I'm afraid that Mactan is too touristy though I'm not entirely opposed to the idea of going there. Which part of Cebu has the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches?
Me and my wife are planning to visit Cebu for the first time in October.
Appreciate any advice!