Discover a destination where unspoiled beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters happily coexist with a thriving metropolis and ancient religious sites. When you're ready to explore all the Philippines have to offer, Cebu holiday packages are as much a feast for the mind as for the senses.
The Philippines' second-largest and fastest-growing metropolitan centre, Cebu City, on Cebu Island, offers all the excitement of Manila in one small, easy-to-manage package. It's just 4 km from downtown Cebu City to the country's oldest church, the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino, parts of which date as far back as 1565. Pay homage to the Santo Nino himself, an image from the era of Magellan that’s said to be miraculous, having survived several fires over the centuries.
If you prefer aquatics to architecture, book one of Wotif’s Cebu car hire options and take a short drive to the coral island of Mactan, where you’ll find world-class diving and snorkelling. It's one of the top holiday islands in the Philippines, and easy to reach by car, with two bridges linking it to Cebu. While you're there, check out some of the country's best resorts, eateries and nightlife, or board a yacht and island-hop around the nearby Bohols like a true baller.
If things are heating up on your Cebu holiday, cool off in one of the city's many plush modern shopping centres. These air-conditioned emporiums are packed with outlets for popular brands, with bargains on high-end offerings from around the world. The six-storey Ayala Centre has top-notch American and European labels that can be hard to find south of the equator. Parents can even take advantage of its child-care centre for an afternoon of serious bargain hunting.
Cebu holiday deals are a treat for the taste buds, too, with your choice of restaurants offering delicious Filipino cuisine and all your Western favourites. Filipino food is a tantalising mix of indigenous, Malay, Spanish, Chinese and American influences. The city's shopping centres are stocked with comfortable, affordable eateries catering to all tastes Ayala Centre and IT Park are two of the best. You can also find a wealth of top eateries, including sensational fine-dining, while exploring Mactan.
After dinner, Cebu really cranks up the heat with bars and clubs that will keep you jumping ‘til the wee hours. Explore Colon Street and Osmena Boulevard in the city for energetic venues where locals, expats and travellers mix it up together. Mactan also has plenty of action, with trendy bars and discos in its many resorts. Put your party shoes to the test—most clubs stay open until 3:00 a.m. on weeknights and until daylight on weekends.
Cebu packages come in all shapes and sizes, and you can build a top-value deal that's right for you on Wotif. Whether you're a parent looking for a relaxing Philippines holiday with the family or a backpacker after the best deal on Cebu hotels, you can mix and match flights and hotels, and save money in the process. Why wait? Book your Cebu adventure today.
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