How to get to Caubian Island, Cebu’s newest beach destination

Caubian Island, located east of Mactan Cebu, is the newest island destination in Cebu. It is composed of two islands: (1) Caubian Gamay where the residents live and (2) Caubian Dako which is knownly called Po where the white beach is found.

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Caubian Gamay
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Caubian Dako

During low tide, you can walk from one island to the other barefoot. It also has an underwater well and underwater cave. Sand bars can be seen during low tides.

There is a 300-hectare marine protected area at the center of the sea which is part from one of the six double barrier reefs in the world. A shark den which is a protected area too. It is a 45-minute to an hour travel time from the mainland Lapu-Lapu City.

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Caubian Sandbar
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Caubian Marine Sanctuary

Open to Invited/Expected Guests Only

Caubian Island is not open to the public; hence, trespassing is strictly prohibited.

Only invited or expected visitors are allowed to enter the premises — those who have confirmed booking for day use or overnight stay.

Prior booking or reservation is required.

1. Nicolas Island Resort

Full details:

Day Use

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

Overnight Use

OVERNIGHT rate depends on the number of persons and the type of accommodation chosen, whether HOUSE (with aircon and own CR) or GLAMPING (tent with mattresses and electric fan). The more people in the group, the lesser the rate per pax will be.

The minimum of ₱7,500 (HOUSE) OR ₱5,000 (TENT / GLAMPING) must be met however in order for the resort to operate overnight.

Contact information

2. HanaTour Travel Agency

For inquiries, contact them at:

3. Eagle’s Beach

This new beach resort is still under construction and will be fully operational within the year 2020.


Caubian Island is a 45-minute to an hour travel time from the mainland Lapu-Lapu City.

The only means of transportation is through leasing a pumpboat ranging 3,000 to 5,000 pesos depending on how big the pumpboat is. You can go to Movenpick/Hilton Port for the available pumpboat operators.

REMINDER: Caubian Island is NOT open to the public. Only invited or expected guests are allowed to enter the island, those with confirmed booking for day use or overnight stay.

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Ram Mancelita
Ram Mancelita
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  1. I would say it was good before but now as if it was already been left behind especially the structures.. Even though the place is superb with crystal clear water

  2. can we have a 1-2 hour visit there when we get in Cebu by my partner this november? we cant stay longer in Cebu but we couldnt much afford to leave Cebu without seeing this lovable place. can we have instruction how to get in caubian dako?


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