Bantayan Island is fascinated with two main attracttours, the crystal-clear-water and the highway of sugar-like white sand. The small but splendorous island of Bantayan about 7-by-10 miles is considered one of the most beautiful islands in the world because of its grandeur and of course because of the Bantayanon people who are charming, smiling, hospitable and approachable. The island’s population is about 120,000 people settled in the place with romantic beaches that attract most both of domestic and foreign visitors.
This island is located in the central part of the Philippines, northwest of Cebu, northeast of Negros Island and southwest of Masbate Island. The island is subdivided into 3 main towns, Bantayan, Madridejos and Santa Fe. Among the three towns, Santa Fe is the one bordered with super crystal-clear-water and sugar-like white sand. Within the town of Santa Fe proper most coastal areas is occupied with beautiful beaches.
Testimonies from the domestic and foreign visitors said, “Experience in Bantayan Island would be a dream comes true.”
Here are the lists of top visited beaches in the island:
- Sugar Beach Resort
- Kota Beach Resort
- Ogtong Cave Resort
- Marlin’s Beach Resort
- Budyong Beach Resort
- and many more.
HOW TO GET THERE?
There are many ways to get there in Bantayan Island.
From Cebu, a bus rides about 3-hours from Cebu North Bus Terminal to Hagnaya, from there another about 1-hour ocean trip. The Fairy boat “Island Express “will bring you to your ultimate destination to reach the Santa Fe, the beautiful island of Bantayan. If you wish to bring your car or SUV from Cebu, a Ro-Ro boat from Hagnaya will brings you there.
From Negros Island, you take a bus or VHire of about 2-hours from Bacolod to Old Sagay. From there, another 2-hours ocean trip of pump boat to reach Bantayan Pier.
If you desire riding a private plane to come to Bantayan Island, Santa Fe Municipal airport is available. From Mactan Cebu airport flight to Santa Fe is the fastest way of reaching Bantayan Island.