(SPOT.ph) Hitting the beach is not just a thing during summertime. In Cebu, the island provides countless avenues for a seaside escape that’ll give you the rest and relaxation you’ve been looking for. Whether you’re the type to lounge by the beach or try out a new water activity, we’ve found great rentals for your next getaway.
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Check out these Cebu accommodations with direct access to the beach:
Purok Bombil, Barangay Anapog, San Remigio
Rates start at P20,000
Siri Yangu is a private beach property in San Remigio with a rustic vibe with its rocky boardwalk, broad lounge area with high ceilings, and stone and wood interiors. Translated from Swahili, Siri Yangu means “my secret”—an apt description for this exclusive home rental with a scenic beach view. They also have an infinity pool overlooking the sea, free use of kayaks, and a tennis court.
Their Garden Houses (P20,000/night) can accommodate eight people, with room for additional persons (P1,000/person/night). Children below 10 are also welcome, free of charge, but are still included in the head count.
Purok Acacia, Tabogon
Rates start at P4,350/night
Ojo Dorado is a private home that sits atop a cliff, so you can expect nothing less than a great view of the ocean from this spot. You can go down for a dip in the beach through the man-made path of stone, or you can choose to swim in the pool. If you don’t feel like going in the water, you can also chill in their lounge area.
It comes complete with a fully equipped kitchen but if you don’t want to cook your own dinner, you always have an option to get the services of their in-house cooking assistant to help prepare your meals. You can reserve the whole house, which can fit a maximum of four people.
M San Rem
Poblacion, San Remigio
Rates start at P22,782/night
M San Rem has peak summer beach house vibes with its high ceilings and open-air spaces. Aside from its lounge area full of comfy chairs, the addition of the bar station and the sugbahan (grill), transform the private villa into a cozy bonding venue. You can lose track of time just chatting away at the long table that can fit the whole party or in the pool or the beach. On your downtime, you can also enjoy some quiet by tucking yourself into hammocks. This two-storey villa provides a stunning view of the beach of San Remegio and can fit eight guests with its three bedrooms.
Pinfish Street, Vistamar Subdivision, Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City
Rates start at P13,000/night
Climaco Beach is an ideal getaway for those who don’t want to go too far from the city. Located in Mactan, this beach home can accommodate a maximum of 10 guests. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a living room, and a large patio. The 1.2-hectare property also has its own clubhouse, a lagoon that overlooks the ocean, and a sprawling garden. Apart from these opportunities to reconnect with nature, the host can also arrange for different activities such as island hopping, jetski, banana boat, parasailing, diving, and even a short trip to Bohol.
The Beach Villa
Rates start at P30,373/night
If you’re looking for a place where you can completely close yourself off to the world, check out The Beach Villa. Each bedroom in this lush accommodation comes with its own personal entertainment system, high-quality linens, and hand-finished bespoke furniture. The moment you step out of your room, you’re greeted by the gentle sea breeze flowing through the open-air setting. Then you can head straight down to the beach and grab a drink to get into the ultimate beach mode.
Kids will definitely have their own fun here—with access to the pool and other sports equipment like mountain bikes and kayaks. But if you want a family-bonding experience, hold a pizza-making contest by their outdoor wood oven. These luxury villas can house a maximum of 12 guests. It has four bedrooms, an al-fresco bar and dining area, a thatch-roofed cabana, and sunbeds with other outdoor seating.
Amihan Beach Cabanas
Batobalonos Street, Santa Fe
Rates start at P4,888/night
Amihan Beach Cabanas is a three-star boutique hotel that combines sustainability and community. Here, you can explore Sante’s Santa Fe’s white-sand beaches or doze off on their lounge chairs. You can even sail around Bantayan island in their 50-foot catamaran or learn how to kite board with their certified kiteboarding instructors.
You can also join their full moon celebrations with music and dance during the Full Moon Parties. They also have their own restaurant, the Amihan Beach Club, where they serve burgers, fries, and drinks.
They offer four different types of Cabanas: Cabana with the Sea View (starts at P4,888/night), the Cabana with the Partial Sea View (starts at P4,888/night), the Family Cabana (starts at P6,888/night), and the Casita (starts at P10,888/night).
Matahom Paradise Villas
Rates start at P10,000/night
Matahom Paradise Villas is known for their Bali-inspired villas. These villas come with their own personal pool and complimentary breakfast, executed in true Balinese fashion—on a tray floating on the pool. But if you’re looking for something more filling, you can also request their boodle feast packages.
When you’re ready for more, check out the resort’s amenities, which include the Flying Fish—challenge your friends to see who can hold on the longest! You can also rent jet skis, kayaks, or water boards. If you’re lucky, waves will be in season and you can even go surfing. You can also rent an entire boat and go island hopping—it’s near islands like Bantayan, Virgin, and Carnaza.
The Garden View Villas have two bedrooms and can fit up to seven people. The Ocean View villas can fit five people in two bedrooms and come with a bigger pool. Both include free use of resort amenities, along with free use of the kayak for an hour and 30 minutes.
Sabang, Danao City
Rates start at P8,857/night
Surrounded by an abundance of trees and plants, Playa Norte is a hidden gem that’ll make you feel more connected with nature. The rustic interiors of the place also make for great Instagram photos. Each corner of the house has something that you can use in your next photo—the rattan lounge chairs overlooking the views, the stone bench on the balcony, and even a shaded patio underneath the trees. Take a few steps from the patio and find you’ll yourself in your own private beach—there’s even a kayak, ready for exploring the sea.
Playa Norte can accommodate 10 to 15 guests, complete with two bedrooms and bathrooms as well as complimentary breakfast. It also has its own grilling area and fully equipped kitchen, but there’s 24/7 in-house staff assistance, should you need help with anything.
Granada Beach Resort
Natalio Bacalso Avenue, Boljoon
Rates start at P3,550/night
Granada Beach Resort is an adults-only boutique resort with a view of the Bohol Sea. From here, you can visit the many waterfalls around the area. Feeling extra adventurous? Go canyoneering at Kawasan Falls! On your downtime, you can get a massage, facial, or even mani-pedis in their own in-house treatment center, the Malinaw Spa. On breezy nights, you can also wine and dine in at La Vista – Bar & Bites Bistro, their in-house restaurant that has all-day dining.
Santa Cruz Road, Ronda
Rates start at P25,000/night (minimum of two nights)
Villa Presito is a private home rental that features a wooden pool deck overlooking the Ronda beach. Here, you can have your coffee or tea break by the lounge area while taking in the sea breeze from the house’s open-air architecture. Better yet, make your way to the extended walkway that leads to a little hut by the water. You can hear the waves better and watch the stars clearly there, all while reconnecting with your favorite people. This home has four rooms that can fit a maximum of 10 people with a minimum stay of two nights.Internet Explorer Channel Network