Beach getaway at Nicolas Island Resort in Caubian Island

There are many beautiful beaches in Cebu, even with a lot of neighboring islands boasting white beaches and majestic sceneries. And there’s this newly opened resort situated in a “private” and relatively uninhabited island in northern Cebu that surely is worth checking out.

Nicolas Island Resort is the newest beach resort in Caubian Island (Daku) that is approximately 40 minutes away from the mainland by boat. Unlike its neighboring island, Caubian Gamay, which has a barangay in it, Caubian Daku is relatively uninhabited and where the powdery beach is found.

It is not the typical beach resort that you are used to staying. You would realize, its seclusion keeps the place perfect for relaxation and comfort. It is ‘A Beauty’ and ‘An Experience’ like no other in Cebu.

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Rates & Other Information


REMINDER: WALK-INS are NOT encouraged in order to keep the island as private as possible and to show respect to the other owners. Final booking is required before you are allowed to go to the island. Anyone not going there without prior arrangement with the management may be considered a trespasser and may be forced to leave the island at any means.

Contact information

Day Use

  • Entrance fee: ₱270 per adult / ₱135 per kid
  • Gate opens at 6AM and closes at 5PM.


How to get there?

Exact location: Caubian Daku Island, Lapu-Lapu City, Northern Cebu — 1.5-2 hours away from the city.

From SM City, ride a 01K jeep (across APM Mall or near Sun Gold) going to Parkmall. Or ride 01K jeep from Emall.

From Parkmall, ride a jeep heading to Punta Engaño and drop off at Angasil port beside Movenpick Hotel. Fare is P20 per person. Once you arrive at the port, look for the boat going to Caubian Island.

There are no pumpboats with regular trips to/from Caubian. Pumpboats are available at Angasil port (beside Mactan New Town) on pakyaw basis. Depending on capacity and whether it’s for DAY USE or OVERNIGHT, rates could range from ₱4,000-12,000. Make sure you apply your negotiation skills to the full in order to settle at a good rate.

The resort also has its contact/partner pumpboat operator. Should you want to be free from hassle, you may choose it instead. Below are the rates:

  • If for DAY USE: ₱4,500 (1-15pax); ₱7,000 (16-25pax) ALL-IN
  • If for OVERNIGHT USE: ₱5,500 (1-15pax); ₱9,000 (16-25pax) ALL-IN

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Ram Mancelita
Ram Mancelita
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