Okeanos Moalboal is funky little cafe in the heart of Panagsama, known for its vibrant atmosphere and ultimate good vibes. What was once just a little hotel has since expanded to include a cafe, attracting day visitors and overnighters alike. Since we were staying at an airbnb just down the road, we decided to swing by for dinner one night to see what all the hype was about, and we were not disappointed!
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WHERE IS OKEANOS MOALBOAL
Talk about prime location! Okeanos Moalboal is right on Panagsama Road, the main strip in Moalboal where all the action happens. It’s just a few hundred metres from Panagsama Beach and the famous Moalboal sardine run, so it makes a great to eat before or after a snorkel.
GOOD VIBES AT OKEANOS MOALBOAL
The first thing you’ll notice (because it’s hard not to notice!) is the colourful and psychedelic murals painted everywhere. The bright furniture, fairy lights and tasteful use of hardwood elicits nothing but good vibes, from the moment you step inside.
GREAT FOOD AT OKEANOS MOALBOAL
Of course, good vibes will only get you so far in a restaurant review! Luckily, the food at Okeanos Moalboal is just as good, if not better, than the ambience! They have a strong focus on Greek cuisine, but if that’s not your thing don’t worry, their menu is extensive. You can check out the full menu here. They also do unlimited wings with fries and ice tea on select evenings for P249 or $5 USD! What a steal.
Okeanos Cafe is definitely a must visit while you’re in Moalboal. It’s such a cosy little spot to enjoy good food with good company, and is one of our favourite hangouts in town. Keep on scrolling for more travel guides to complete your South Cebu itinerary and don’t forget to save this to your Pinterest for later!
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WHERE TO STAY IN MOALBOAL
Southern Cebu is where all the adventure is at, from waterfalls and whale sharks to island hopping and diving. When visiting anywhere in the south, the best place to stay is Moalboal. It has the most accommodation options, and is a fun little town with dozens of cafes, restaurants and bars. Check out our top four picks below for where to stay in Moalboal.
BUDGET/HOSTEL: CHIEF MAU
Right on the main strip of Panagsama Road you’ll find Chief Mau, a fun and social hostel that dubs itself the chillest place in town. Clean, modern and affordable, boasting a restaurant, bar and billiards, Chief Mau is a favourite amongst backpackers
MIDSCALE: ADAM’S VIEW HOTEL
Simple but with all the amenities and facilities you need – including a massive pool – Adam’s View Hotel is our top pick for those looking for a little more luxury than a backpackers. Located in the main town, Adam’s View Hotel is right next to Gaisano Mall, but still close enough to the action of Panagsama Beach to remain convenient.
LUXURY: TURTLE BAY DIVE RESORT
If you have deep pockets and an appreciation for the finer things in life, Turtle Bay Dive Resort is the place for you. Tucked away on a private cove in the quieter part of town, this luxury resort is perfect for couples looking for a little exclusivity.
AIRBNB: LRS APARTMENT
We can personally attest to how great LRS Apartment is, having spent two weeks there. Aside from a beautiful private pool, the apartment itself is modern, well furnished and spacious enough for a couple. (And a cat!) It’s just a 5 minute drive from the hustle and bustle of the restaurants and bars along Panagsama Road, but far enough away to offer a little peace and quiet. We can’t recommend LRS Moalboal enough!
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