Mactan Island Nightlife

What to Do at Night in Mactan Island

Mactan Island nightlife entertainment scene hosts a good range of cool venues. Many visitors usually just skip the island nightlife by going across the bridge to Cebu, located just miles away, but some would say that they're missing out by ignoring Mactan's nightlife. At night Mactan sure can keep people busy.

Though it is a small island it has something for everyone; lavish nightclubs and discos, luxurious massage and spa treatments and a 24-hour casino. If you come here as a single guy, a good start might be at the road between Mactan Bridge and Lapu Lapu City. It is the best known nightspot on the island. See below what to do at night in Mactan Island.

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Bars & Discotheques

Club Lotus (Mactan)

Proudly presented as the only nightclub/discotheque located in Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island, Club Lotus is a rather fancy club so it’s best to dress in your fanciest clothes and definitely leave the shorts and flip-flops behind. Blending a diverse crowd of locals, Koreans and western tourists, with some working girls thrown in, Club Lotus features small dance floors surrounded by VIP tables. Entrance fee and drinks are reasonably priced and the fact it’s the only venue of its type on Mactan Island ensures that it is busy most nights.

  • Opening Hours: From 20:30-06:00
  • Location: Pueblo Verde, Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan Island
  • Tel: +63 925 633 3888
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Waves Bar

If you're planning on a good night out in Mactan, visit Waves Bar at the Shangri La. This beautiful bar/nightclub has an outstanding interior with a great atmosphere. Waves Bar also has live bands to dance the night away to, plus karaoke singing and ballroom dancing. Check out their long list of drinks and cocktails. Prices can be on the steep side.

  • Location: Inside the Shangri La Mactan Resort & Spa
  • Type: Nightclub and bar
  • Tel: +63 32 2310 288
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Girlie Bars

For those who are wondering about Mactan’s naughty nightlife scene, there are many girlie bars located on Quezon National Highway in Lapu Lapu City. Some of them have been there for ages. Most have comfortable couches, a central stage and basic furniture. Such places include Jovy's Disco & Bar, VIP Heidelberg Pub, Guerrero's Pub & Disco. If you want to take a girl out, be aware of the bar fine, payable to the club/pub/bar manager. Since many Korean and Japanese men travel to Mactan, many of theses places are aimed more towards them and have elevated prices.

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Sawadee Massage & Spa

After a fun time out on Mactan’s beaches, a good and relaxing foot or body massage will make your day. Sawadee Massage & Spa is located on Basak Highway in Lapu Lapu City. Their services include foot and body massage as well as many other spa treatments. Reservations suggested.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 24:00
  • Type: Massage & spa treatments
  • Address: Basak Highway (Near MEPZ2) in Lapu-Lapu City
  • Tel: +63 32 3428 553
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Currently there is only one casino in Mactan and it offers a 24-hour international standard gaming. The place can be busy as it has one of the best locations on the island. It sits right in front of the airport, so it gets many of the transit customers.

  • Opening Hours: 24 hours
  • Location: inside the Waterfront Airport Hotel on Airport Road, Lapu Lapu City
  • Type: International standard casino
  • Tel: +63 32 340-4888
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