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Cebu White Sands Resort & Spa
Ranked #12 of 43 Hotels in Mactan Island
Reviewed December 19, 2013

There are heavy contructions ongoing on 2 buidings in the middle of the resort. There is no escape from construciton noise all day long. No internet in the rooms and slow connection at the restaurant.
Great watersport possibilities (jetski, wakeboard, parachute sailing behind the boat, kayaking) but pricey. Nice pool and gardens.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

I would have scored this resort highly but for 2 highly frustrating drawbacks. I otherwise enjoyed my stay here and thought the resort scored well on service and facilities. They have 2 great pools.

There is no in-room internet facility available. This is quite ridiculous for such a resort, many much cheaper places have free wi-fi in Philippines. So I was forced to go into the open-air restaurant to connect every day and do my 'work'. This is highly inconvenient, unneccsary and resulted in me being sorely bitten by the bad plague of mosquitoes that they have there - my ankles, elbows and underarms were swollen and painful afterwards.

The food on offer was poor too. Hardly any vegetarian options or even any healthy dining options on the menu. The only cooked breakfast food on offer was fried meat and eggs, no soya milks. They need to wake up to guests being more discerning in what they consume these days.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Zambezikid
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

the resort is so peaceful and relaxing love the foods !the breakfast buffet is super delicious and dinner menu too!!the waiters are ''a liitle not so friendly to us'' (i dont know but not all)the receptionist are beautiful and always smiling.the room attendants are friendly'' the room is super nice and clean but the noise bothered me (motorcycle) .the only thing that I didnt like is the beach its not clean its poor very disappointing beach.the pool is ordinary but i love it!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank redelson_07
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

A small resort hotel in Cebu.
The beach is very small hardly any white sands?
The rooms are pretty ordinary.
Good breakfast on offer
The staff very friendly,room attendants male.
Two good size pools.
Not very safe to leave resort of a night
Can be noisy

Room Tip: upstairs rooms ,near the beauty spa
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank geoffrey b
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Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

We spend 3 days and it was so great..the breakfast buffet is my fave. The people is extra caring too. the only thing that I didnt like is the spa it was overly expensive.

The pool near our room is awesome too! The room service is fast and we loved the pizza, at night there is a dinner buffet at reasonanle price with folk dancers who will entertain you.

We roam around the area to look for a convemient store but theres only one its a korean store which is a no no because its so expensive.

On our last day we ask the hotel if they can look for an airport service good thing they have and it was great that itnis FREE!

Overall, we had fun!

Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
2  Thank Mistyree
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Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

This was part of our Cebu experience, We spent one night here with the kids and had a good time. The breakfast was superb. The room that we stayed in was at the courtyard. It was big enough but a bit old but i guess that was their theme.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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1  Thank Louie Z
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Not too far from the city. One is greeted by friendly and courteous staff ready to serve and offer assistance. The food is good at reasonable prices. The late afternoon breeze is perfect for relaxing by the pool. Zzzzz.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Additional Information about Cebu White Sands Resort & Spa

Address: | Maribago Beach, 6015, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Mactan Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Mactan Island
#11 Spa Hotel in Mactan Island
Price Range: $92 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cebu White Sands Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cebu White Sands is a private family-owned resort hotel located on the east coast of Mactan Island. It is only 20 minutes by car from the Mactan - Cebu International Airport and 40 minutes away from the historic island of Cebu. The resort’s 86 guest rooms are situated on a 2-hectare property carefully developed to create that perfect blend of turn-of-the- century Philippine architecture and modern facilities for style and comfort. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Cebu White Sands At Maribago Beach Hotel Mactan Island
Cebu White Sands Resort & Spa Cebu Island/Mactan Island

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