Cebu offers its visitors a variety of experiences. For those looking for secluded, no-reception getaways, consider going to Hidden Paradise Mountain Resort in San Fernando. For those more interested in a lively resort and casino experience near the capital city, it is worth checking out some of the casinos in Cebu. As the Leisure and Resorts World Corp (LRWC) is focusing on expanding the casino industry in the Philippines, there are increasingly becoming more casino options outside of Manila. Having both a taste of island life and casino life hasn’t been easier than this. Below, we’ll discuss some of the top casinos you should visit.
Mactan Isla Resort and Casino
Located on the island beside Cebu City, Mactan Isla Resort and Casino is perfect for those looking to have a relaxing time by the beach. It’s also very close to the airport, which makes it convenient for those flying in from other locations. The casino has very friendly staff, and has plenty of night time entertainment. Aside from that you can also participate in various leisure activities during the day like jet skiing and swimming. The rooms range from $83 to $125 a night and include a great breakfast buffet.
Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino
Waterfront Cebu City Hotel offers a well-known casino in the region, Casino Filipino Cebu. Casino Filipino is a popular gaming destination featuring 400 slot machines, more than 60 table games, and seven restaurants. They even offer a free shuttle service to and from Ayala Mall as well. Nightly entertainment, including a live band, is also held for those who would rather relax and unwind. SunStar Cebu reports that the casino recently expanded its gaming operations by introducing bingo. Foxy Bingo explain how the two most popular forms of the game are 75-ball and 90-ball, with the former being played at the Casino Filipino Cebu every day. The casino has a dedicated hall for the bingo events. Aside from bingo, other interesting games such as electronic horse racing are also popular.
JPark Island Resort & Waterpark
Another luxury resort in Cebu, JPark Island Resort has a beautiful waterpark that’s a popular destination for tourists. The front beach view, pool facilities, outdoor restaurant with live music, and food are enough to keep you coming back for more. The Palace Casino Cebu, a luxury casino within the resort, caters to foreign passport holders only and is revered for its world-class facilities. Prices for rooms range from $238 to $400.
Casino Español de Cebu
Located in the heart of urban Cebu, this used to be a residential district filled with prominent Spanish families during the pre-war years. Until now, most of their ancestral homes still exist. Now, the Casino Español de Cebu is an events place with a small and intimate casino. The place has wooden interiors and chandeliers that give off a luxurious antique vibe, akin to an old Spanish mansion. The food is is notoriously brilliant, as the Spanish-Filipino recipes have been passed down from three family generations. There is also a spacious pool for doing laps in and relaxing during the day.