(SPOT.ph) It’s been over a year since the pandemic struck, and the stress from it all can get to the best of us. If you’re wrung out from the isolation and monotony, a staycation might be up your alley. Most hotels in Cebu boast gorgeous infinity pools where you can take a relaxing dip amidst fantastic views.
So take a day or two off, immerse yourself in any of these pools, rest your head on the edge, and take in the breathtaking views of the city lights, the mountains and hills, or the open seas.
Also read: 10 Staycation Hotels With the Most Inviting Swimming Pools
Relax at any of these gorgeous infinity pools in Cebu:
Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
Room rates start at P8,000/night
Shangri-La Mactan has two pools within the property, but it’s the infinity pool that will give you summer vibes even during the -Ber months. Their infinity pool, offers a relaxing view of the Sea that is beautifully framed by swaying palm trees. The resort has a great selection of wining and dining options that will round up your stay. Deluxe Rooms at the Main Wing start at P8,000 for a night, featuring an “ocean to shore” theme that will make you want to embrace the view.
168 Plaridel Street, Mandaue City
www.facebook.com/maayohotelsRoom rates start at P3,000
Maayo Hotel is the first and only wellness hotel in Cebu. A yoga room, rooftop garden, and jogging trail await you there, and all those set you up for a revitalizing plunge into their roof-deck infinity pool, which has a panoramic view of the Mandaue skies and Mactan Channel. Afterward, munch on the gastronomic Cebuano delights from their resto, such as puso, sinugba, danggit, and sikwate (hot chocolate).
Day use is P550 per adult, inclusive of P300 consumable on food and beverage. Kids’ rate is P350, inclusive of P200 food and beverage.
Baseline Center, Juana Osmeña Street, Cebu
Room rates start at P2,000
Are you looking for an escape from the city within the city? Look no further. Citadines Apart’Hotel is situated close to the city—it is not even a mile away from Fuente Osmeña Boulevard. Up on their sun deck where the infinity pool is, you can savor the incredible sight of the city buildings and streets as well as the skies and mountains beyond the city limits. Do note that the pool is off limits during Monday mornings for general cleaning.
While astonishingly modern, the hotel’s design is subtly laden with classic Cebuano motifs, such as the pusô pattern being present in their furniture. And so the same goes with their food as well: you can choose from Western cuisine, such as sandwiches and salads, to Filipino breakfasts with garlic rice, beef tapa, chorizo, and bangus.
bai Hotel Cebu
Ouano Avenue corner Seno Boulevard, Mandaue City, Cebu
facebook.com/baiHotelCebuPHRoom rates start at P2,047/night
With its 668 guestrooms and eight restaurants, bai Hotel is currently the biggest hotel in the Visayas-Mindanao region. It even boasts an outdoor infinity pool and pool bar up high on the 21st floor! From there, you’ll get a sweeping view of the city skyline as far as your eyes can see. At night, you can take a relaxing dip in the pool while marveling at the sight of the city lights below. It gets even more chill when you pair all this with the light cocktails and snacks from the pool bar. Pro tip: the infinity lap pool is open for day-use for P499.
Pine Tree Mountain Resort
Gaas, Balamban, Cebu City
facebook.com/pinetreemountainRoom rates start at P5,000/night
The Pine Tree Mountain Resort is a hidden paradise, a retreat from the busy, buzzing city. Spread around its sloping six-hectare property are beautiful pine trees that transport you into a tranquil world. The Mediterranean-style villas add to the laid-back and rustic vibe of the resort. Up on the viewing deck, the infinity pool merges with the stunning panorama of the Balamban mountain ranges. This may indeed sound like a faraway world, but fret not about the travel time. This place is less than an hour away from JY Square Mall, Lahug. The day-use rate is P1,500 per person, with plated lunch and access to the pool.
Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort
Sumilon Island, Cebu
Room rates start at P6,556.56/night; glamping at P12,000/night
Bluewater Sumilon is the only resort on Sumilon island. It has a private beach, a freshwater lagoon, a restaurant, and a bar. And yes, it has a crystalline infinity pool—perhaps the only pool you’ll see with a tree in the middle of it, jutting out like a miniature island. On top of that, the resort presents a rich variety of activities to make your stay beyond what you can imagine, such as island trekking, kayaking, pedal boating, fishing, diving, snorkeling, glamping, and bushcrafting.
To get to the island, go to Bancogon, Oslob, where the boats bound for Sumilon are docked. For weekdays, the rate is P1,800 for two persons, and P1,200 per extra person). For weekends and holidays, it’s P1,800 per person with a 4 + 1 promo. Inclusions are round-trip boat rides, a set meal and drink (a lunch buffet during weekends and holidays), and access to the resort’s amenities.
Barangay Adlaon, Busay, Cebu City
facebook.com/pages/Rancho%20Cancio/293114107368824Bed rates start P650 per person (minimum of 10)
Rancho Cancio in Balamban is a teeny bit far, maybe at least an hour’s ride away from the city, but it’s certainly worth it. It’s a privately owned rest house that is well-known for its sleek, minimalistic design and an expansive infinity pool where you can get an awesome 360-degree view of the mountains. Rancho Cancio is also an ideal place for family, teams, and friends as the whole place can be rented exclusively.
For day use, a minimum of 10 people are needed for a reservation. The rate is P8,600, with extra persons charged at P860 each. For overnight stays, 10 people are required for a single reservation, with bed rentals at P650 each. Rooms are non-aircon only.
Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu
Punta Engaño Road, Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
facebook.com/DusitThaniMactanCebuRoom rates start at P4,999/night
This hotel’s 100-meter infinity pool will absolutely floor you with its magnificent view. It overlooks Magellan Bay and runs across the beach area of the resort, creating a visually seamless panorama. There’s plenty of dining choices abound, like quick bites at the Sunset Sports Bar and sweets and pastries at The Deli. If you don’t want to be away from the pool, you can also dine right there with the resort’s poolside barbecue dinner buffet. If you’re looking to lounge just for the day, the rate is P1,500 per person, which comes with P1,000 worth of dining credits.
Serenity Farm Resort
Sitio Tiguib, Barangay Malubog, Busay, Cebu City facebook.com/serenityfarmresortbusay
Room rates start at P3,000/night
Seeking a peaceful retreat not far from the city? Well, here’s just the spot for you. Serenity Farm Resort is barely a half-hour ride from JY Square Mall, Lahug, so you won’t have to endure a long ride. It has three different houses available for exclusive use, with different swimming pools that give you a photo-ready view of the mountains and city skyline. While dipping into the cool waters, you’ll find yourself surrounded by lush greenery and enjoying the soothing mountain breeze. Western food options can be found at Mountain Café, while you can get Filipino food at The Grove.
Crimson Resort and Spa
Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
facebook.com/MactanCrimsonRoom rates start at P3,910/night
Crimson Resort and Spa’s deep-blue infinity pool stretches out to a luxurious vista of the sea and sky, merging together into a marvelous view. The resort’s vast six-hectare property exudes a sense of space and peace, which is just what you need to get into deep relaxation. Its exclusive villas and suites combine modern Asian style and comfort to make you feel still close to home. There are also a few dining options for different moods, from swoon-worthy Spanish cuisine at Enye by Chele Gonzalez to dining with a view at the Saffron Café.Internet Explorer Channel Network