Cebu is a small island in the Philippines. It has become very popular over the past few years with families. It is great for water sports, diving and relaxing on their white sandy beaches. The friendliest of family hotels come in all shapes and sizes, from boutique to big brand. Here is our guide to the best family friendly hotels and resorts in Cebu!
Relax and unwind, breathe in the sea air and admire the stunning view. A short walk along the beach front leads to an underwater adventure where you encounter diverse species of fish, clams and coral on a snorkeling tour. The Adventure Zone is a multi-level indoor playground with daily children's activities spaced among three age levels. As well as a toddlers zone, children’s pool and aqua play there is also E-Zone which features video arcades and table soccer.
Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa, Punta Engaño Road, Lapu-Lapu, 6015 Cebu, Philippines, +63 32 231 0288, www.shangri-la.com/cebu/mactanresort/
Abaca Boutique Resort, Punta Engaño Rd, Lapu-Lapu City, 6015 Cebu, Philippines, +63 32 495 3461, www.abacaresort.com/
If you’re looking for something small, homey and not flashy then this little pink hotel is just for you. They will pick you up from the airport as you enjoy the two hour drive to the villa. They offer, snorkeling, diving and boat tours. Free wifi is available useful for the teens catching up with friends.
Villa Rosa, +63/32-483 93 50, email@example.com, http://villa-rosa-cebu.de/en/
Located in the heart of the city stay here if you want to shop more than beach it! Their huge, free-form swimming pool spans 800 square meters, providing ample space to relax and for the kids to enjoy some play time. Enjoy free wifi, a magnificent buffet breakfast, and late check out if you have a late flight. Rooms fit two adults and two children comfortably.
Radisson Blu Cebu, Serging Osmena Boulevard Corner Juan Luna Avenue 6000 Cebu City Philippines +63 324029900, www.radissonblu.com/en/hotel-cebu
Rooms are very spacious with their own private balcony, big enough to see the dolphins that may swim by. This is a small hotel for sporty families. Try ocean kayaking, mountain biking, motor cycling, whale sharks and diving. Situated on a beautiful coral reef it's the perfect spot if you like to go scuba diving, or just like to enjoy an afternoon of relaxing.
Eden Resort, Liloan, Santander 6026, Philippines, +63 32 480 9321, http://eden.ph/
Nestled on one of the few sandy white beaches, this is a great place to relax and unwind. If your little ones like the beach or a spot of snorkeling the beaches here are perfect. They have a wonderful family room with a large terrace that can sleep 5. There are local waterfalls to go and see after a hearty breakfast and river climbing for the more adventurous.
The Blue Orchid Resort, Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines, +63 929 273 1128, http://blueorchidresort.com/
Plantation Bay offers one of the largest privately-owned waterways in the world. This is one place where the kids will be entertained all day long. Beach activities include, motorboats, outrigger, inter-island cruises, jet skis, water-skiing, banana boats, hobie cats, parasailing. If you prefer the pool then they have four freshwater pools, water-slides, mist-caves, whirlpools and so much more. There are five restaurants which will cater to everyone’s needs.
Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu City, 6015 Cebu, Philippines, +63 32 505 9800, http://plantationbay.com