Cebu Island is a tropical paradise in The Philippines; consisting of Cebu Island and 167 other islands. Here, you will find a busy metropolis and dreamy beaches. Go diving or just explore the island's rainforests and beautiful landscape. Book your trip to Cebu with KILROY!
The island of Cebu is the most densely populated island in The Philippines and has a rich history. There are incredible beaches and spectacular diving off the northern tip of Cebu as well as on the southwest coast. Cebu City is the biggest city and is like a smaller version of Manila; it’s energetic, exciting and fast-paced, or loud, dirty and ruthless, depending on your perspective.
Cebu City is called the “Queen City of the South" and is a popular destination for travelers. It is also the second largest and most important city in The Philippines with more than 3.5 million inhabitants. The city has many historic landmarks that are worth a visit. Among these are the Taoist Temple, where you can get a unique look at the island’s Chinese heritage. To this day, the Chinese make up a significant part of the population and most people have full or part Chinese ancestry. Surprisingly for such a large metropolis, there are many white sandy beaches surrounding the city. Some are more crowded whereas others are almost completely untouched.
Rent a bike and cycle to “Tops” which is literally at the top of Mount Busay and get an incredible view of the city. You can also go by taxi, but this is quite expensive as they prey on tourists. Make sure to experience the exciting nightlife in Cebu. There are many bars, pubs, comedy clubs to choose from. In the old quarters of Carlock street you can ride a Tartanilla – a horse drawn carriage. This is a very special and unique experience.
Dining, drinking and diving are on the top of the list of activities to do in Moalboal. On the southwest side of Cebu island about 90 km from Cebu City, Moalboal is a prime destination for the adventurous traveler. There is a multitude of amazing diving and snorkeling spots in Moalboal. At the beautiful White Beach just north of Moalboal you can swim out to the coral reef which is only 30 meters out. And if you travel about 20km south of Moalboal you get to Kawasan Waterfalls in a lush rainforest. Go early to avoid the crowds though!
Again, it is world class diving that attracts the majority of visitors of Malapascua and this idyllic island north of Cebu has gorgeous beaches and a joyful population. Diving with thresher sharks is the main highlight here as they congregate in the shallow waters unlike any other place in the world. You can sail to Malapascua from Maya and you don’t have to leave the same day. There are a few hotels and resorts on the island - just remember to book in advance.
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