The past year felt like the world shrunk. But it also opened our eyes up to the beauty that lies right in our backyard—places in the Philippines that many travelers used to overlook in favor of overseas destinations. As it turns out, you don’t have to be too far away from your home turf to get the escape you need. For instance, Cebu‘s diverse offering of experiences can make you totally forget about stress.
Wallow in reminiscences of history, sit quietly on a bed of white sand, or get pampered under a beach cabana, Give your mind and body the perfect chance to recuperate with these healing getaways you can take in Cebu.
Healthy Spa Experience at Bluewater Maribago Amuma Spa
A massage is not just a simple indulgence; it’s also called a treatment for a reason. It not only treats physical tension but also reduces stress and anxiety. And if you combine that with an environment like that of Amuma Spa, then you’ve got the perfect healing experience. Located just a stone’s throw away from the beach of Mactan Island, this contemporary native spa center offers opulent Filipino treatments that make use of fresh and natural ingredients.
Korean-Style Relaxation at Cebu Grand Spa
Ever watched a good K-drama and wondered how relaxing it feels to sit in a heated room wearing a jjimjilbang uniform and a sheep-head towel? Well, you can live that dream at Cebu Grand Spa, which is exactly what a Korean bath and sauna house is like. It has all the facilities you need to blow off stress—sauna, jacuzzi, massage room, and a spacious common area where you can just chill. Book on KKday and you’ll get 10-hour access to all spa facilities with a one-hour massage and free meal—that’s more than enough to heal your mind and body!
Marine Life Encounter in Moalboal Island Hopping
There’s some special kind of inspiration you can get from watching fish and marine creatures swim freely in their own underwater world. Glide along with adorable sea turtles amid colorful coral reefs or be mesmerized by the synchrony of a sardine run in Moalboal. This seaside destination is popular among divers and island hoppers for its vibrant marine wildlife and laidback beaches.
Staycation by the Sea at Cebu Seaview Dive Resort
Whether you like being in the water or not, it’s a good feeling to just be close to the ocean, and Cebu Seaview Dive Resort is just the right spot. It’s located right at the beachfront of Moalboal, where you can easily find your solitude as well as your adventure. Revel in the stunning views of the beach and the surrounding lush landscape from your balcony, or literally dive right in through the resort’s dive center.
Romantic Dinner With Breathtaking Views at Top of Cebu Restaurant
If you’re on a getaway with your significant other or family, Top of Cebu is a great place to get intimate while being mesmerized by views of mountains, Cebu’s cityscape, and Mactan Island. Before your dinner, you can catch the sunset together from the spacious and breezy Tops Lookout observation deck. And then, dedicate dinner time for relishing sumptuous Filipino meals and catching up on each other’s lives.
Refreshing Rewind Through a Heritage Tour
Take your mind off modern-day stress by traveling back in time as you tour Cebu’s most marvelous historical and cultural attractions. Learn about the rich heritage of the province in sites like Magellan’s Cross and Basilica del Santo Niño. If you enjoy history, you can surely take comfort in touring around these quaint places and tuning back into your Filipino roots.
*Featured image via KKday Suppliers