Mactan Island is where you arrive by plane simply because Mactan hosts the International Airport of Cebu. The Philippines best resorts are at Mactan Island if you like Island hopping, diving and snorkeling. Mactan Island has plenty of small beaches, most of them do belong to one of the beach resorts and can be accessed at daliy base. Sometimes paired with a high entrance fee, but most beaches are easy to reach and the fee is quite affordable.
We call Mactan Island the Mecca for Island hoppers since one can rent a small pump boat (palmboat) and no matter if you like to go alone or together with your loved ones or friends, you will find a lot of the 7100 Islands close to Mactan Island.
The best resorts at Mactan Island
Though the Haruhay Dream Resort does not have it's own beach we think it's the best resort at Mactan Island. Fair and low prices, paired with a restaurant where you get one of the best Pizza in the Phillippines, a swimming pool and a tennis court. The Haruhay Resort in Lapu Lapu City is close to several public and private beaches and is just a few minutes away from the airport. The ideal place to start or end your vacation in the Philippines.
The Purple Dolphin family hangout is located at Mactan Island as well.
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