The province of Cebu takes pride in its many attractions, making it a top island destination in the Philippines.
This paradise offers endless surprises to tourists - scuba diving and snorkeling in its beautiful waters which teem with marine life, basking under the sun on its white sand beaches, and taking pleasure in its rejuvenating spas, exciting and pulsating nightlife, challenging golf tournaments, great
shopping experiences and delectable Cebuano cuisine.
With a harmonious blend of past and present, a visit to Cebu will take you from the Philippines' colonial past to its modern, bustling economic centers. For tourists needing a change of scenery, its laid back, serene countryside also offers heritage sites and exciting nature-based adventures.
The world's top travel magazines couldn't help but agree. Travel + Leisure magazine recognized Cebu as one of the top island destinations in Asia in its 2009 World's Best Awards. In the Condé Nast Traveler annual Readers' Choice Survey, Cebu has consistently occupied the 7th spot in the Best Island Destination in Asia/Indian Ocean category in 2008, 2007 and 2004. It ranked 8th for the same award in 2006 and 2005.
Not just a leisure destination, Cebu is also best positioned to cater to the business traveler's needs. A wide range of business-related conveniences is also available to ensure a productive stay. World- class hotels and resorts are located in Cebu, each with impressive amenities and facilities.
Cebu is indeed fast becoming a M.I.C.E. destination in this part of the country, with convention facilities of international standards. The province has played host to several international conferences and events such as the 12th ASEAN Summit, the 6th International Tourism Forum for Parliamentarians and Local Authorities, the ASEAN Tourism Forum & several APEC Senior Officials' Conferences.