[Top Picks] 10 Villas and Private Resorts in Cebu Ideal for Group Getaways
Cebu is a great place to visit for everyone – whether you’re someone who simply wants to get away for a while; a couple who’s ready to conquer adventure activities like trekking, canyoneering, or sardine run; or a family who wants to spend a vacation together.
Here we’ve compiled some of the best private resorts in Cebu for exclusive gatherings, so you can enjoy your time in this province without the public crowd.
1. The Glass House
The Glass House is perfect for groups who want a relaxing beach-side vacation or those who want a home base for exploring nearby tourist spots including Badian/Alegria, Moalboal, Oslob, and Dalaguete. Regardless of your reason for booking, there’s no doubt that you’ll appreciate the beautiful architecture and location of this house!
The best part about the Glass House is the private beachfront, with beautiful, clear water. Even if you’re not up to swimming, there are multiple areas in and outside the house where you can appreciate the ocean view.
The house itself stands 3 storeys high, with 2 bedrooms, living and dining area, and a fully equipped kitchen. There is a roof deck perfect for looking out at the sea or star gazing at night and a front yard with a spacious view deck, infinity pool with jacuzzi, and open kitchen with dining area and bar so you can enjoy meals outdoors.
The Glass House is one of the best-reviewed private accommodations in Cebu, so make sure to check it out for your next vacation.
Location: Dumanjug (North Cebu) | Capacity: 15-25 people | Book via Agoda
2. Ouano Beach House
Escape to a tropical haven here at Ouano Beach House, a modern 2-storey home located 1-2 hours away from the city perfect for quick weekend escapades.
It has a gorgeous beachfront ideal for swimming – and taking photos too! There is also an IG-worthy swimming pool and jacuzzi so you can completely relax during your stay.
The house is spacious enough for 10 people, with four airconditioned bedrooms that come with en suite bathroom and balcony with ocean view. There’s also a well-equipped kitchen so you can cook food for your family or friends and outdoor charcoal grill for those delicious grilled meats and seafood.
Lastly, there is also 24/7 security services to ensure you’re always safe and sound.
Location: Lapu-Lapu City | Capacity: 10 people | Facebook
3. Sam Xander’s Stone Beach Villa
This private resort in Southern Cebu is ideal for family gatherings. It has a beautiful seaside view, spacious outdoors where you can lounge and eat, and an infinity pool where you can swim and enjoy bonding moments together.
It also has a shoreline perfect for morning and late-afternoon strolls and surreal underwater views that you can explore thru diving. Aside from these, it’s also close to a historical church and a sand bar that you can visit during your stay.
Sam Xander’s Stone Beach Villa features four bedrooms that can sleep up to 10 people, living room, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and kitchen. There are plenty of spaces to enjoy the outdoors, including a cottage and a bonfire area at night.
Location: Toledo City (South Cebu) | Capacity: 8-10 people | Book via Agoda
4. Nala’s Farm
Want to get away from the city and experience countryside living where you can breathe fresh air and commune with nature? Nala’s Farm is the place to stay at!
Nala’s Farm is located at Carcar City, about 1.5 hours from Cebu City. Nestled in a hill, this four-bedroom house offers a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains and sunsets. It also has homey interiors that will make you feel immediately comfortable, an outdoor swimming pool for kids and adults, and spacious outdoors where you can sit, relax, or smell the flowers. A recreational area can also be rented for an additional fee, where you can play table tennis, billiards, dart board, and half basketball ring.
This farm house is also pet-friendly, so you can bring your furbabies with you on vacation!
Location: Carcar City (South Cebu) | Capacity: 16+ people | Airbnb
5. Playa Norte
This beach house is one of the most gorgeous stays you can find in Cebu yet! It has cozy, stylish interiors with unique amenities such as outdoor tub, a relaxing beachfront, and privacy so you can enjoy great moments with you family or barkada. It also offers free-use kayaks so you can explore the surrounding waters.
Playa Norte features two airconditioned bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and balcony with sea view, living and dining areas, outdoor lounges, and a fully equipped kitchen and grilling area so you can prepare the best meals. It also has a large parking space that can fit up to four cars.
The house also offers complimentary breakfast, along with coffee and tea. 24/7 in-house staff is also available to assist you during your stay.
For those with furbabies, worry not! The place-friendly so you can bring up to two trained pets during your booking.
Location: Danao City (North Cebu) | Capacity: 10-15 people | Facebook
6. Climaco Beach
This private beach house sits in a 1.2-hectare property with a white-sand shore, away from the busier parts of Mactan Island. A place where you can relax and enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding islands, swim, or even go in an island hopping excursion – this home is perfect for the summer vacation!
The house features two bedrooms with private bathrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen that has everything you need for home cooking, and a large patio with views of the garden, lagoon, and sea.
You can also rent a clubhouse for an additional fee or arrange different island hopping packages to nearby islands.
Location: Lapu-Lapu City | Capacity: 10 people | Facebook
7. Sea Mansion
Large and luxurious, the Sea Mansion is an ideal beach haven for families in Carmen, Cebu.
This enormous home features a beachfront with healthy marine life ideal for diving, a swimming pool, and upscale interiors that will make your stay comfortable including high ceilings, granite countertops, and a formal dining area.
It has three airconditioned bedrooms that can fit up to 15 people, indoor and outdoor toilets and baths, a living area, a fully furnished kitchen and outdoor barbecue for when you want to grill meat and veggies, and various indoor entertainments including a smart TV with Netflix, videoke, and table tennis.
It’s also highly rated for its caretaking services, so you won’t have to worry about getting assistance during your stay.
Location: Carmen (North Cebu) | Capacity: 15 people | Airbnb
8. Allure Badian Beach Villa
This 2-storey private villa will let you enjoy the beautiful waters of Badian with the privacy of your home. Spend your time outside in the beachfront, cool off in the swimming pool, or explore the tourist attractions including Kawasan Falls, Lambug Beach, and Osmena Peak.
This villa features four airconditioned family rooms, each with en suite bathroom and balcony where you can look out at the sea. There is a fully equipped kitchen so you can cook your own food or you can upgrade your stay to include full-board meals for less hassle. There is also indoor entertainment including cable TV and videoke and an outdoor activity area with gazebo cottage – because the best time in Cebu is spent outdoors!
Allure Badian Beach Villa offers reasonable rates for overnights and it’s one of the best private resorts in Cebu that you can book for large groups. It’s also open for team-buildings.
Location: Badian (South Cebu) | Capacity: 20 people | Facebook
9. The MC Beach House
The MC Beach House is one of the newest private resorts in San Remigio, a place in the northern side of Cebu known for its beautiful sunsets. With an exclusive beachfront and infinity pool looking out at the sea, this beautiful home is ideal for intimate gatherings among families or friends.
The house features a white minimalist interior, which gives it a classy vibe. It has three airconditioned bedrooms that can sleep up to 12 people, a living room with floor-to-ceiling glasses so you can look at the pool and ocean, and a fully equipped kitchen plus outdoor grill so you can taste sinugba and other local delicacies.
When you’re not out soaking the heat of the sun, make use of the indoor entertainments including a wide-screen TV and sound system that surrounds the whole house.
Location: San Remigio (North Cebu) | Capacity: 12 people | Facebook
10. Hotel California 1
This secluded homestay is ideal for small groups who are looking for a beachfront location in Moalboal, where they can enjoy a beach staycation or explore the waters to see colorful fishes including sardines and even sea turtles!
The house features three bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen so you can whip up delicious group meals and an outdoor barbecue, as well as access to three bamboo huts where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the ocean view.
It is about a 10-minute walk or a short ride to town, where you can do a little sightseeing and taste the local food.
Location: Moalboal (South Cebu) | Capacity: 6 people | Airbnb
That ends our list of private villas and private resorts in Cebu! Do you have other recommendations? Let us know in the comments section below!
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Katherine Cortes is a 30-something freelance writer/editor. She likes beaches, snorkeling trips, and relaxing staycations (preferably with bath tubs!).