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Cebu Holidays

In the heart of the Philippine archipelago, we love the distinct warmth of the Cebuano people. Known for their hospitality, friendliness and deep sense of patriotism, you'll be hard pressed to find better hosts! With its rich history and multifacted culture, Cebu offers a glimpse of the country's past, from popular heritage sites such as the Lapulapu Memorial, to preserved historic relics such as Magellan's Cross. In addition beautiful beaches, pristine waters and rich marine life provide a wonderful environment in which to relax and enjoy this wonderful part of the Philippines.

Destination Highlights
  • Historic Sights
  • Mactan Island
  • Island hopping tours

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

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Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa

Cebu

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,489 pp

Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa

Crimson Resort & Spa

Cebu

H&J Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Guide Price

£1,189 pp

Crimson Resort & Spa

Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island

Cebu

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,119 pp

Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island

Flight Time

Indirect flights are available from UK airports via Manila, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Let’s talk about Cebu, an idyllic island that’s going to wow you with its palm-fringed beaches, Spanish colonial settlements and glorious island-hopping opportunities. In its capital of Cebu City, nicknamed the ‘Queen City of the South’, you’ll discover Fort San Pedro, the oldest fort in The Philippines, commissioned by Spanish explorer Miguel López de Legazpi. Beyond its intriguing history, you’ll find a wonderful annual Sinulog festival and experience a genuine warmth from the Cebuanos people.

  • Diving

    If you’re serious about diving, you’ll want to take a diving trip to Malapascua. This island off the northern coast of Cebu is famed for being one of the only habitats of the elusive thresher shark. You’ll know when you’ve seen it – it has a mysterious, scythe-like tail.

  • Colon Street

    In Cebu city, you’ll want to experience Colon Street, named after the explorer Christopher Columbus. Although it’s a modern-day thoroughfare today, it’s the first and oldest street in the Philippines so look for the plaques detailing its layered colonial history.

  • Steph

    Destination Specialist

    "The islands just off Cebu have some excellent diving and snorkelling, make sure you book an island hopping day trip to explore the beautiful underwater world."

Types of Cebu holidays

Cebu Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Cebu has some of the best diving in the Philippines, playing home to steep coral walls, angelfish, lionfish, manta rays and sometimes, whale sharks. Mactan Island and Cebu City are easily accessible diving spots while Pescador Island, off the west coast, is another favourite. The best time to dive in Cebu is November to May.

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