Bantayan Island Travel Guide 2023

Here’s our travel guide to help you plan your trip.

If you’re looking for an island paradise with pristine beaches in Cebu, tropical forests, and clear waters, then Bantayan Island is the place for you! This small island located off the north side of Cebu City which is around 120 kilometers from the city center which offers plenty of activities for everyone. Whether you’re into sky diving, snorkeling, hiking, or just relaxing by the beach, there’s something here for everyone.

Where to Stay

There are several hotels and resorts available in Bantayan Island. Most of them offer rooms starting at $15 per night. The most affordable rooms that we can recommend and is located beach front is Yooneek Beach Resort. You can also find cheaper accommodations using or Agoda.

Best Beaches

If you love swimming, then you will enjoy visiting the beaches in Bantayan Island because there are so many options. One of the best places to visit is the beach called Virgin Island. This is where you can see the sunset while enjoying the view of the ocean.

Things to Do

There are also plenty of activities to do in Bantayan Island. You can go snorkeling at the coral reefs or take a boat tour to explore the Virgin Island which is 40 minutes away by an outrigger boat. You can also try sky diving in the island.

Food & Drink

If you love food and drink, then Bantayan Island is the perfect place for you. MJ Square is the place where you can find almost everything. Very affordable foods and drinks in the area and is very fun during weekends. There are lots of restaurants where you can enjoy delicious local dishes. You can even find some international cuisine here as well.

Message us if you want to tour in Bantayan Island. We also offer car rental transfer from Cebu city going to Hagnaya port where there will be ferries going to the island.

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  1. Annalyn on January 9, 2023 at 3:04 am

    Good morning:
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  2. […] Bantayan Island is a tropical paradise in the heart of the Philippines. Its pristine beaches, clear waters, and vibrant culture make it a destination worth exploring. Whether you’re looking for a quiet beach getaway, a snorkeling adventure, or a cultural immersion, Bantayan Island has something to offer every traveler. Come and experience the beauty and tranquility of this remarkable island – you won’t be disappointed. […]

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