Nalusuan Island And Marine Sanctuary In Cebu

It's no wonder Cebu placed second on the list of the friendliest islands in the world of the Travel + Leisure (T+L) magazine. The welcoming attitude and friendliness of Cebuanos to visitors definitely shows how proud they are with their hometown. Without a doubt, Cebu indeed has a number of very beautiful places where visitors will be in awe with what the island has to offer. One of these places that will amaze visitors is the Nalusuan Island and Marine Sanctuary.

​The Nalusuan Island and Marine Sanctuary is a marine sanctuary offering one of the best diving experiences in Cebu. The island itself is a part of the Olango Island Group and is only around one hectare in size. The island is essentially a private resort featuring extraordinary accommodations, cottages built on stilts.

Environmental Awareness

Ever since Paul Vanhoven swam from Mactan Island to Nalusuan Island on May 18, 2009 without any assistance, the resort has been promoting environmental awareness among the locals. It has also encouraged them to switch to a more sustainable way of living.

​Information about life under the sea is also available for the guests of the resort. The information also raises awareness on the importance of preserving marine resources to ensure future generations can benefit from them. The ecological activities conducted in the area resulted to a number of positive results on the marine life around the island. Due to these activities, visitors can look forward to seeing moray eels, Malabar groupers, and stingrays, among others, in the area.


The resort features 14 rooms offering an amazing view of the sea. Guests can also look forward to peace and harmony away from life in the city. It is an ideal place for people who may want to have a relaxing weekend or a place to unwind after a week at work.

Room rates for the stilt rooms at the Nalusuan Island and Marine Sanctuary is at PHP3,500 per night for single or double occupancy. The resort also has a family room available for guests at PHP6,500 per night

Resort Facilities

The Nalusuan Island and Marine Sanctuary has a number of facilities typically found in resorts in and around Cebu. The resort features a bar and restaurant, beach volleyball area, and water sports facilities. Guests can go on a banana boat ride, ocean kayaking, snorkeling or scuba diving. A jet ski is also available for rent at PHP3,500.

In addition, the resort offers round trip boat transfers for its guests from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Boat transfer rates start at PHP2,500 for 2 to 10 persons up to PHP7,000 for 26 to 50 persons.

​The Nalusuan Island and Marine Sanctuary is just one of the places in Cebu where visitors can look forward to a warm welcome and the chance to explore the beauty of the world under the sea. For inquiries and additional information about the resort, you can contact them through (032) 505-4595 or (032) 516-6432.

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