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 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 qs 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

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

Santa Fe Beach Club

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

Ogtong Cave Resort

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

St. Bernard Beach Resort

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

Amihan Beach Cabanas

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

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

Kota Beach Resort

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

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

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.