Basdaku Beach Resort of Moalboal

basdaku-beach-resortAn amazing sight of Basdaku 'white' Beach's area

Big Basdaku Beach Resort

In Moalboal, Cebu Province, there is a popular one-kilometer long stretch of white sand beach - Basdaku Beach Resort! Along the coastline of this beach you’ll find various sorts of establishments and facilities that cater to guests' needs who come to enjoy the beach and the sea.

Basdaku Beach Resort is its popular name and considered one of the best beaches in Cebu. The name "basdaku" (or "basdakoo) is the Cebuano (Visayan language) transliteration for the word ‘big sand’ (bas for sand, daku for big or wide). I think it is somehow a poetic name coined to describe this long stretch of amazing white beach.

basdaku-beach-resortWhite sandy beach area of Basdaku Beach

Basdaku's Special Features

As already described above, Basdaku Beach Resort is known for its long stretch of white sandy beach area.

Actually, it is the whole province of Cebu that has white sand beaches since the whole island (including its more than a hundred satellite islands) itself is made up of coralline deposits.

In other words, the province is made up of corals that have been elevated to its present level where plants and animals (including us) can survive after millions of years of its ongoing creation (or evolution).

Okay, going back to our point… the beach.

Basdaku is not only a white sand beach but, of course, it has crystal clear and pristine seawater. The beach is very much available to the public and great for most activities allowed by the management that watches over and maintains its natural environment.

basdaku-beach-resort-moalboalOutrigger boats in Basdaku Beach Resort are common transports for various purposes

Facilities, accommodation, fun activities & adventures

Small Local Restaurants
These restaurants are locally called ‘karenderya’. Its in the karenderyas where you can enjoy local dishes cooked from freshly caught sea foods. They also offer meat dishes – pork, beef, goat.

The price is usually much cheaper compared to bigger restaurants. Karenderyas are very simple and provide basic space for eating with tables and chairs. Usually they have full and open views of the surrounding area!

Accommodation or Tent
Basdaku Beach Resort offers various sorts of affordable accommodation rates. Basically, the standard room rate is PhP1,500 while the family room is about PhP2000/night. But these rates could vary depending on the establishment’s proximity to the beach, their facilities, among other amenities you prefer.

If you are more of a cowboy, scout or adventurous type, you can bring with you a tent and pitch it on the area where it is allowed.

Preparing Your Meals
Since this is a public beach, you are allowed to bring in your own food supplies. And the good thing is that they even allow you to cook your food, that is, if you bother to carry heavy loads to this area (which mostly wouldn’t want to do!).

And, the good news is that they have grilling and cooking equipment available for rent, if you wish. You can easily buy fresh sea foods or any from the market nearby Basdaku Beach. Just take a motorcycle for a 25-peso ride.

Just keep the surrounding always clean after cooking.

Renting Adventure Facilities
In order to enjoy sea water activities, the place offers boat rentals (outrigger boats), scuba diving gears, snorkeling gears, kayaks, volleyballs, surf fishing, kite surfing, and more.

Since Basdaku is great for diving due to its colorful and diver marine life, you can find lots of dive centers being managed by both foreign and local operators. Scuba diving business is one of the most lucrative businesses you can observed in this tropical province with great waters.

Dive Centers and Accommodations
Basdaku, as you might have already learned, has a lot of PADI dive centers that offer diving courses from basic to expert diving course.

These dive centers are booming in this area (and other islands, such as: Malapascua Island, Bantayan Island, Mactan Island, and Camotes Islands) particularly because Basdaku (in Moalboal) is conveniently situated where the best diving sites are found.

Most dive centers offer basic dive courses, PADI open water course, Instructor course, free diving, etc. Their courses are internationally approved and as you finish your lessons they reward you a certificate for having completed one. At most the longest course takes 4 days to complete, while the basic one is 1 day (with an opportunity to dive into a nice dive spot).

Since this is the beach, you might need to use your own gears such as:

cebu-beachesBasdaku Beach Resort has enough space for every beach activity including quiet spaces

Finding Basdaku Beach Resort

cebu south bus terminal

Here's how you will find this fantastic white beach of Moalboal's Basdaku Beach...

South Bus Terminal

Take a bus from Cebu South Bus Terminal that heads to Moalboal Municipality. This terminal is located in Lion Kilat Street close to E-Mall (Elizabeth Mall). You can find choices of bus companies and franchised vans for your trip.

The fare is over PHP100, especially for air-con buses and less for non-aircon ones. Although many passengers get off at Basdaku, it is better to inform the konduktor (‘conductor’ is the guy that collects fare inside the bus) to drop you off where Basdaku can be conveniently reached.

Don’t worry too much because you’ll know you are already approaching when you start noticing nice beaches on your right hand side. There are sign boards of various beach resorts along the roadsides welcoming you!


Aside from the bus, you can take this van going to Basdaku from Cebu's South Bus Terminal. For both bus and van, it takes about 2 and a half to 3 hours to reach Basdaku. A private vehicle can get there faster – about 1 and half hours only!

At Basdaku Beach Resort

Motorcycles are omniscient in this part of the world. Motorcycle is the mode of transportation, although there are some cars/taxis and vans available. However, motorcycles always await the passengers coming and you’ll hear drivers calling you. When you decide which one just inform the driver to bring you to your destination. But first, make sure you have some idea about the price.

Or, this new update provides you a page that details regarding Getting to Moalboal. This page describes transports that frequents the town, among other traveler's guides.

Okay… now you have some ideas about Basdaku Beach Resort. If you are really interested, you can get more details from specific resorts located in Moalboal, as listed below.

basdaku-beach-resortBasdaku has various facilities for all sorts of guests

Cottages & Rooms Nearby

The following are just some of the cottages and rooms providers close or by the beach. There are more available such facilities which will be included in this site in the near future. They are all freely promoted here...

HK Beach Resort
Location: Basdaku, Saavedra, Moaboal, 6032 Moalboal, Cebu
Contact Number:+63919 4766385
Rate starts from Php 1500 depending on the number of visitors

Ester's Homestay / Ester Escabas Cottages
Location: Basdaku, Saavedra, Moaboal, 6032 Moalboal, Cebu
Contact Number: +63927-578-5983
Email Address:
Rate starts from Php 1500 for 4 persons

Magic's Place
Location: Basdaku, Saavedra, Moaboal, 6032 Moalboal, Cebu
Contact Number:+63 905 906 6956; +63 906 347 3555
Rate starts from Php1500 up depending on the number of guests

As you will notice, there are loads of choices of resorts and accommodation providers in Moalboal and close by Basdaku or White Beach. Just feel free to scan the page links below.

Booking Your Accommodation in Moalboal

You are free to reserve or book your resort room everywhere in Basdaku's accommodation offers. However, this travel website offers you an official and internationally recognized online booking service provider.

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Have a wonderful holiday, and enjoy whatever beach activity you'll be doing at Basdaku Beach Resort!

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