NOWADAYS, dogs and cats are more than just pets—they’re members of the family. With summer officially in full swing, we’re sure most of you are already planning vacations with the furry members of the squad in tow. Finding accommodation that welcome fur babies can be challenging but luckily, there are already several resorts in the city and beyond that happily do.
Here’s a round-up of pet-friendly resorts in Cebu:
Casa de Moalboal
Location: Basdiot, Moalboal
This serene seaside property is a little off the beaten track of the touristy Panagsama Beach. If you’re obsessed with dogs, you’ll be in for a treat because not only do they allow pets in the resort, they have their own resident doggos, too—lots of ‘em! Pets aren’t allowed in the pool, but there’s a beach for them to have some fun in.
Location: Suba, Poblacion, Argao
Have your phones ready because this Morocco-inspired destination is quite the architectural marvel and makes for a stunning background for many photo ops. Imagine yourself lying on a chaise by the pool facing the ocean, a cocktail in hand, with your precious fur baby while waiting for the sunset -- now, that’s a vacation. Asul, the resort’s on-site restaurant, serves a wide variety of dishes for hungry guests.
The Mark Resort
Location: Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu City
The chic resort in Lapu-Lapu flaunts a sleek all-white motif, easy on the eyes and perfect for the ‘gram. When you’re done doing dives and laps in the resort’s Insta-famous 13-feet deep aquarium pool, how about hopping on the resort’s yacht for a sunset cruise?
Citadines Cebu City
Location: Baseline Center, Juana Osmeña St., Cebu City
Aside from the posh apartment-style rooms, this city hotel has a pool overlooking downtown Cebu. To avoid overcrowding, pool use must be arranged in advance (by hourly time slots) with the front desk. With The Abaca Group as its official F&B partner, guests can partake of delicious meals during their stay. There are several restaurants and a supermarket within the area as well.
Ibabaw Mountain Resort
Location: Sta. Cruz, Liloan
For a getaway with a little elevation, this property perched in the mountains of Liloan will sate your craving for fresh air. Stay in one of the charming bahay kubo accommodations and enjoy a swim in the pool facing the lush hills of the countryside. The resort holds lunch and dinner buffets on the weekends as well.
Matahom Paradise Villas
Location: Kawit, Medellin
Should you prefer to have a place all to yourselves, this beachfront property in Kawit, Medellin is to be booked for exclusive use. Aside from the luxurious villa, they also have smaller-sized rooms and glamping tents for a more outdoorsy experience. The pool is nice but the best part would have to be the fine sand beach. The property also has water sports available.