Sunset © Roy Chan
Travellers can easily reach a number of beaches and islets from the Cebu metropolitan area. Mactan Island is one of the best options. It links to Cebu City via a bridge and is home to many resorts, most of which offer full scuba services and watersports facilities. Divers will relish exploring Kansatik's underwater mountain, and should also try Sogod and Moalboal, which are world-renowned dive destinations. Kalanggaman Island and Capitancillo Islet have tremendous coral reefs as well. Travellers should certainly visit Argao's picture-perfect beaches, given that they're only around two hours' drive outside Cebu. Animal lovers can venture to the sea-snake breeding ground, Gato Islet. Travellers should note that while the snakes are not aggressive, they are highly venomous. They should seek immediate attention if bitten. Bird watchers will enjoy Olango Island's pristine white sandy beaches.