I am a beach bum, that I cannot ever deny. I’d rather spend more time in the beach than in my room. Or in school. Or at work.
So when I speak about the beach, I mean the beach itself – its sand, waters, and underwater life. I don’t consider much the accommodation of the place.
Cebu has lots of fine beaches. From up north down to south, there are hundreds of beach fronts you would find. I do not like the beaches in Mactan island though as the sand is artificial. Its underwater life is great though and if you like diving, it’s a great place to head to. And if you’re a killer for top of the line resorts, a lot of them can be found on this island. It’s kind of pricey so it’s not my kind of my place.
So here’s the list in geographical order from north to south:
Malapascua for me has everything. It has a great seashore. Very inviting for sunburn. I’d love to practically just lie down on the sand for hours. When we went there, I swam, played skimboarding, and just lounged around.
It has great underwater marine life too. If you’re a SCUBA diver, don’t miss out looking for thresher sharks. They are magnificent creatures of the sea.
Seafood is abundant there. They have spots where they gather edible, large crustaceans like shrimps and crabs. You’d never regret eating seafood here as it’s fresh.
It’s better to stay here for at least two days to enjoy Malapascua. (To know more, click me.)
I’ve been here countless of times. I made solo trips during Lenten season with just a backpack and guts to sleep and hang out anywhere. The sand is so fine that a resort was named Sugar beach. The shallow aquamarine water beckons whoever is gazing it. There was one time I tried floating around and fell asleep enjoying the calmness of the sea.
How to get to bantayan from Cebu? Just click me.
There are several resorts here in Camotes, but I prefer Santiago Bay Resort. Well that’s because it’s beside this wide shore where you could skim wherever you like during low tide, and swim however far without fear of drowning during high tide. When we were here, we started early in the morning, about six a.m., and then got off almost noon. Got really painful sunburns afterwards.
Sometimes, waves are ride-able for skimboarding which is awesome. One could snorkel, dive, beach bum, and skim here! It’s my kind of paradise!
It’s not only the tukï in Oslob you’ll find, but they got white sand beaches too. But primarily, we go here to watch the whale sharks. I’d go someplace else if I want to hit the beach.
Here’s a recount of the tukî experience. Click me.
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