I would love to get input regarding what is the best location/island to stay around Cebu. We are flying in and out of Cebu from HK and only have 3 days (last week of Nov). We want to minimize travel time if we are going to stay on another island. We also want to pick a place that is less touristy but still has pretty beaches and enough things to do. I have been to Caohagan (1 hour away from Lapu Lapu) many years ago but would like to try a different place this time (actually didn't spend time in Cebu at all last time). I would really appreciate advice from you seasoned travellers.
I have read about Boracay or Bohol, but this seems to add on travel time. Are these places MUCH MUCH better than Cebu?
If we are going to stay in Cebu, do you know of any hotels/lodges that have a lot of character (not those big hotel chains)?
Thank you so much!!