Cebu is full of surprises and hidden gems. Whether you’re simply looking for a place to hang loose or a change from your work-from-home environment, these one-of-a-kind local destinations will surely feed your wanderlust.
Lotus Belle Tent
If you’re not in the mood for cowboy-style camping, Lotus Belle Tent is perfect for you. At this glamping site in the mountains of Naga, you can find luxurious air-conditioned tents that look like they are straight out of Pinterest. A 320-square-foot tent has everything you need for a comfortable sleepover with a picturesque view: a queen-sized bed, two pullout beds, board games, a galaxy projector and a bug zapper. The site is also equipped with an open-air kitchen, and lounge with WiFi access, and a toilet and bath unit with bath essentials.
Its open-air kitchen and lounge area is furnished with fridge, stove, oven-toaster, coffee maker, cookware and utensils, and a portable charcoal grill. You can also sing a campfire song and gather around its bonfire pit with camping chairs or indulge in its complimentary s’mores kit to-go.
Near the site is Manayon’s Peak, Mt. Naupa, the rock-climbing walls of Toledo, the Camp 7 experimental forest, scenic Manipis Road, Lutopan and the historic town of Carcar.
Sermon on the Mount Retreat Resort
Positioned on a breathtaking corner of Cebu’s mountain range. Immerse yourself with nature’s fresh air and vast mountain view while staying in a comfortable rustic, getaway haven: Sermon on the Mount Retreat Resort. The property has two rooms that are designed to be shared by groups with four queen-sized beds, four single bunk beds, a small living space, and hot and cold shower rooms.
Cook your meal while enjoying the clear or foggy mountain range, take a dip in its pool or get warm in its sauna, or take a sun or forest bath at its wood deck facing the great mountain range of the historical Mt. Manunggal. If you’re game for some adrenaline rush, take a seat on its hanging bench that gives you a 360-degree view of the mountains, or have an enjoyable trek in its trail that goes down from the mountain.
LRS Hobbit House, Moalboal
While J.R.R. Tolkien’s hobbits of Middle Earth are rooted in fantasy, their preferred style of building has started popping up in the real world and is now in Cebu. Round doors, curved wood beams, surrounded by towering palm trees, LRS Hobbit House is tucked in Basdiot, Moalboal, just a walking distance to the beach.
The Hobbit House is outfitted with a bathroom, sink, shower, fan, a double-sized bed, and chair. The property has its private swimming pool and parking space too.
Azienda Gracia Organic and Sustainable Farm
This rustic accommodation in the middle of a farm looks a lot like a home you might have stayed in as a child in the province. Nestled in Barangay Guba, Cebu City, Azienda Gracia Organic and Sustainable Farm is not your usual away-from-the-hustle-and-bustle staycation as you can do more than just relaxing.
Its working farm with animals, bountiful root crops, fruit-bearing plants and trees, native tree collection—to name a few—will allow you to immerse yourself and learn how to live a sustainable life. Azienda is a must-visit if you’re dreaming to live a farm life.
Going to DC Universe: The Exhibit at Warner Bros. Studio in Hollywood might be impossible to visit right now, but here’s good news: You can actually relax, play and sleep with life-sized DC superheroes including Wonder Woman, Batman, and even Robin. Feast your eyes with framed pictures and figurines of your favorite DC superheroes like Superman and Aquaman. You can even be Batman (or girl) at its bat cave-themed basement with some features of Bruce Wayne’s command center and his weapons. And just like Bruce Wayne who was a billionaire living a luxurious life, this DC-themed townhouse located in Providence Townhomes, Lahug, Cebu City is also fancy with a home theater, hot tub, game console, kitchen, and of course, WiFi connection.