Bantayan Island, Cebu
November 20, 2009 12:14am CST
Bantayan Island is located on the Northern part of Cebu. It has small island but with a very clean beaches and a wide-long shore line which makes the island famous of. The accomodations are very affordable that many of our fellow Filipinos mostly Cebuanos are coming there and a lot of businessman built their business along the shoreline such as resorts. You can scroll the island for a day or two and i assure you that it's worth a smile. During Holy week, they celebrated their annual fiesta and the island is very crowded and full of fun because a lot of people coming to the island to celebrate the fiesta and witnessed their must see Bikini Open which makes the island controversial. How do we get there from Cebu City? Go to the Northern Bus Terminal located on the North Reclamation Area walking distant from SM Mall and ask the operator which bus travels to Hagnaya. From Hagnaya, take a shuttle going to Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island and the fare takes from 150 - 250 per person. And when you arrive at the island, you can see a lot of locals are offering accomodation and choose where you want to stay.
22 Nov 09
Hi, been there two years ago after the Holy week in one of the resorts in Santa Fe. Then had a chance to go to another town which sells lots of different dried fish. The beach resort was nice because of its wide beach. We had a good time for two nights camping out in tents because the resorts were full. The ferry boat ride was nice too.
23 Nov 09
Holy Week and after were Bantayan Island Annual Fiesta Celebration that is why all the resorts were fully booked. To those who were planning to visit on Holy Week be sure to book one month ahead of time so you have reservations. But being on camp is a nice experience because you can meet new friends and have fun with them rather than being on a room.
21 Nov 09
We're planning to go there actually no exact date yet. Indeed the place is so beautiful, i searched some infos about it online but i guess i should have to ask a few questions from a person who has been there already or is from there. Can you advise any beautiful places that we should go to when we visit the island? And where to stay to that is affordable but worth the stay as well? Tnx..
23 Nov 09
I could suggest go to Sta. Fe Beach Club it's worth the stay and the price very affordable. All the beaches in Bantayan Island are very attractive and clean because they are well manage by the people and the resort owner too. Try to search Ogtong Cave Resort too they also have very affordable accomodation. But i would suggest the Sta. Fe Beach Club.