Islands and Beaches

A Water Junkie’s Haven: Cebu’s White Sand Beaches And Dive Spots



Choose Philippines | Feb 20, 2018

Cebu is a real royalty when it comes to natural wonders. Home to several white beaches and clear blue waters, the “Queen City of the South,” as it is fondly called, has easily become one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines.

The province boasts of its many notable attractions, but their natural islands and dive spots are a cut above the rest. So, if you’re planning to head down south anytime soon, make sure you don’t miss these must-visit natural wonders in Cebu! 

Monad Shoal

Monad Shoal in Malapascua is the only island where thresher sharks are clearly (and regularly!) seen.  Known as creatures who live in deep waters, threshers come up to the Shoal every morning just to play clean up with the cleaner fish—involuntarily staging a show for all the tourist divers to see!

Gato Island

Another famous dive spot is the Gato Island. Popular for its marine reserve and snake sanctuary, this island is ideal for tourists who are into cave diving and underwater photography. Visitors are in for a treat from interesting sea creatures like the cuttlefish, seahorses, frogfish, and nudibranchs.

Virgin Island, Bantayan

If you really need some time away, Bantayan is the place to be! Many have went and left, but it remains to be the silent paradise it has always been—perfect for those who are looking to find themselves or heal their (broken) hearts. The journey going to this island may not be easy, but we can assure you that it’ll be worth all your time and effort.

A Philippine treasure in its own right, Cebu truly deserves all the attention and recognition it has been getting. The Queen City of the South has a lot to offer—this list is just a small slice of the place we call paradise. 

If you want to see more of the Philippine islands’ natural beauty, don’t forget to watch the Lakwatsero Vlogs on ABS-CBN News' Facebook & Youtube every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Join Robi Domingo, Yua Dominguez, and the rest of the Lakwatsero team as they capture the real experiences that Cebu beaches have to offer with the new #OPPOF5!

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