After months of being cooped up at home, I and my family had decided to go on a weekend trip and stay overnight at Lambug Beach in Badian, Cebu. I think the idea came up mainly from boredom. We had obediently stayed at home, did the same routine every day- sleep, work, eat and repeat. Day after day. If you have been doing the same things over and over like us, you would reach a point when you will crave some changes. Even just for a short time.
While researching for the next popular beaches other than Moalboal in the southern area of Cebu, Badian is always close on the list. People would either compare Badian which some said is better than Moalboal because of the finer sand and the relaxing ambiance. However, many also say they prefer Moalboal because of the many activities available like snorkeling.
Lambug Beach, Badian
Because we already went to Moalboal beach before this trip, for a change we opted for Lambug white beach. And I tell you, this beach didn’t disappoint. The sand is white and fine, finer than Moalboal beach in my opinion. The water is blue and clean.
Even on the weekends, it is not too crowded or perhaps it was because of the pandemic. Only a number of people were comfortable traveling around the province at that time. And most of the people we saw were there with their family members, a quick holiday for them too.
Where to Stay in Lambug Beach
There are many resorts or rooms at the beach where you can stay for a night or even just a day use too. Where we stayed was pretty nice because it is very close to the beach. At that time, due to the worldwide situation, they had a strict curfew from 10 pm-5 am. I am not sure if that policy is still being followed until now but what it meant was that we were not allowed to go out of our accommodation during the curfew hours.
If you are planning on staying at Lambug beach, ask about their policies and rules before booking your accommodation.
Sunset and Drinking
Watching the sunset that afternoon made me very happy. I was not expecting sunset in that part of the province to be that splendid, to be honest. So I was a little speechless and emotional to witness such a beauty with my family.
We understand all the restrictions imposed of course but when people already had the influence of alcohol, they sometimes could get very loud and pushy. That was what happened to our group. We were enjoying our drinks and chatting happily. From around 11 PM until midnight, we were begging the resort staff to let us out so we could swim and lay down in the sand. =) (They have a gate which they locked at that time.)
They were very strict though. They told us that once we were out, we could not go back in until 5 am, we were okay with that. Their license to operate is at stake if their guests are found wandering out of the resort. We understood. So, we behaved as long as we could. Luckily, after midnight, we were told that we could go as other guests from the other resorts were also out swimming and drinking.
On the second day
I remember going to sleep at almost 3 am, then got up at 7 am. I wanted to spend the time on the beach as much as possible before checking out at noon. My niece and nephew were already excited to swim again in the sea. So, I was babysitting them and playing with them (with a headache) which was a lot of fun. Before 12 noon, we checked out and drove home tired but refreshed and content.
Overall, this trip was very memorable to me. For one, there was a feeling of long-awaited freedom for all of us. Everyone was planning on having fun because we knew after the trip, we will all return to our little bubbled lives. Another reason is that Lambug beach is truly an unexpected one-of-a-kind beach in the south of Cebu. I honestly think it’s the best beach in Southern Cebu compared to those I have visited. It is totally worth a visit.