A Weekend in Moalboal

Moalboal Beach, Cebu, Philippines

Just a few weeks after my Malapascua trip, I headed off to my next beach destination — Moalboal Island. I was invited by one of my best friends to stay in her house with her beautiful family. It was such a fun weekend. We celebrated her sister’s birthday, went gleaning, and had an endless chat session.

Moalboal Beach, Cebu, PhilippinesMoalboal Beach, Cebu, Philippines

Moalboal (pronounced as mo-ahl-bo-ahl) is just 2-3 hours away by bus or by van from Cebu City. It has two main beach destinations: Panagsama and Bas Daku, both of which offer easy access to Pescador Island, a famous diving spot which is located just a few kilometers off its coast. For scuba divers out there, you shouldn’t miss Pescador.

Moalboal Beach, Cebu, PhilippinesMoalboal Beach, Cebu, PhilippinesMoalboal Beach, Cebu, PhilippinesMoalboal Beach, Cebu, Philippines

We opted for Bas Daku as Panagsama beach doesn’t have white sand. Bas Daku has a long coastline with white sand beach and an array of beachfront hotels and hostels. Going to the center of town from Bas Daku is also very easy and takes only a few minutes by tricycle.

If you’re planning for a quick weekend getaway, Moalboal is one great choice!


The Blue Orchid Resort  

Turtle Bay Dive Resort  

Dolphin House  

You can also check for the best hotel deals through Agoda.



  1. Ahhh, I completely missed this when I was in the Philippines. We went over the water from Cebu city to another island, I can’t remember the name now! So many places to see if I go back to the Philippines.

    • That sounds so exciting!
      Maybe, Bohol? :)
      I hope you can explore the Philippines again soon!

  2. Looks like a stunning place to visit and sounds like you had so much fun. We would love to chill out in a place like this when we visit the Philippines this year!

    • Yes, I highly recommend this beautiful island. It usually takes about 5 hours by bus from the city but it’s worth it. :)

  3. Looks like you had a fun time! Gotta love beach destinations in the summer! And it’s always a great experience to get shown around a place by locals!

    • Exactly!
      Nothing more like experiencing it the local way. :)
      Thanks for reading my post. :)

    • Right :)
      It’s always a great feeling playing with your besties on the beach. ^_^

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