Beginner’s Guide to Bantayan Island

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White Sand Beach Bantayan Island
Unreal White Sand Beach in Bantayan Island

Bantayan Island is an island located in the Visayan Sea, Philippines. It is situated to the west of the northern end of Cebu Island, across the Tañon Strait. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 125,726.

Bantayan Island is Divided into Three Municipalities

  1. Bantayan (Which is the largest Municipality, covering the central part)
  2. Madridejos (Covering the northern portion)
  3. Santa Fe (Covering the eastern portion)
Bantigue Shore in Bantayan
Bantigue Shore in Bantayan (Low Tide) – Photo by John Martin PERRY

The island area is 110.71 square kilometers (42.75 is mi). The island is mostly covered with coconut palms; the elevation is mostly below 30 meters (100 ft), with only one taller hill, at 60 meters (200 ft), in Barangay Atop-atop.

List of Bantayan Island

  • Bagayag
  • Panitugan
  • Botong
  • Jicantangan
  • Lutungan
  • Maambot
  • Mambacayao
  • Moalboal
  • Pintagan
  • Sagasay
  • Silagon
  • Virgin Island
  • Yao Island

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How to get to Bantayan Island?

Bantayan Island has its own facility of airfield but no commercial airline, fly to the island since 2011 which makes Mactan Metropolis Multinational Airdrome.

Metro Cebu to Hagnaya Port

Cebu is the main entryway to Bantayan Island. Starting from the city, ride a bus to Cebu North Bus Terminal (CNBT) going to Hagnaya Port in the town of San Remigio. Travel time is 3 hours and fare is ₱200.00 for aircon bus. There’s a bus that leaves Cebu as early as 5 AM, with the last trip at around 5 PM daily.

In Hagnaya Port, get a public ferry to Sta. Fe. The ferry ride is approximately 1 hour for ₱200.00. The ferry departs Hagnaya Port to Sta. Fe as early as 7 AM with the last trip at around 5 PM every day.

Hotel Prices in Bantayan Island

  1. Kandugyap House by the Sea

    Address: Tourist Road, Barangay Pooc | Tourist Road, Sta. Fe, Sulangan 6047, Philippines
    Price Range: ₱1,789 – ₱3,826
    Hotel Class: 2.5 Star

  2. Santa Fe Beach Club

    Address: Bantayan Island, Santa Fe, Philippines
    Price Range: ₱2,529 – ₱3,917
    Number of rooms: 28

  3. Ogtong Cave Resort

    Address: Santa Fe, Philippines
    Price Range: ₱2,678 – ₱7,637
    Number of rooms: 18
    Hotel Class: 3 Star

  4. St. Bernard Beach Resort

    Address: Bantayan Island, Philippines
    Price Range: ₱1,141 – ₱3,124
    Number of rooms: 12
    Hotel Class: 2 Star

  5. Amihan Beach Cabanas

    Address: A. Batobalonos Street, 6047, Philippines
    Price Range: ₱2,926 – ₱3,917
    Number of rooms: 6
    Hotel Class: 3 Star

  6. Marlin’s Beach Resort

    Address: F. Roska Street | Talisay, Santa Fe, Philippines
    Price Range: ₱2,678 – ₱4,513
    Number of rooms: 19
    Hotel Class: 3 Star

  7. Kota Beach Resort

    Address: F Roska Street, Sante Fe, Philippines
    Price Range: ₱744 – ₱2,331
    Number of rooms: 34
    Hotel Class: 3 Star

  8. Coucou Bar Hotel & Restaurant

    Address: Batobalonos Street | Poblacion (Cebu – Visayas), Santa Fe 6047, Philippines
    Price Range: ₱1,289 – ₱1,835
    Hotel Class: 3 Star
    Number of rooms: 10

  9. Maia’s Beach Resort

    Address: Basawon, Sulangan 6052, Philippines
    Price Range: ₱1,686 – ₱1,835
    Number of rooms: 6
    Hotel Class: 2.5 Star

Notes: All price range are Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room. For more info and latest review about these hotels and their prices, you can visit this link here.

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  • Cathy Pintor

    Oh! I love this place …so relaxing and a stress free….If I’ll have time I will strolling and explore all over there…. 🙂

    • Were glad you love the place and our blog helps a lot. If by any chance you’ll be there share to us your experience.

      • Cathy Pintor

        Of course sure and well noted…..soon I will be and thanks to this blog for I’m sure it will helps me a lot in exploring this paradise.

        • Our pleasure. It’s our own local wonders. Thanks for the support!

          • Cathy Pintor

            No problem, you’re always welcome!