These Beach Resorts on Bantayan Island Are Now Open

Cebu is hoping to jumpstart local tourism through their beach destinations.

( Bantayan Island in Cebu is known for its white-sand beaches, a natural cave with crystal clear waters, and beautiful sand bars and islets. It's one of the province's most popular destinations, and it doesn't surprise us that it's one of the places that eased borders in an effort to jumpstart local tourism.

If you're planning to fly to Cebu soon (especially with the opening of Bantayan Island Airport), there are strict health protocols to follow. Resorts and hotels are also required to secure accreditation from the Department of Tourism before they're allowed to operate.

Also read:
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The Guide to Bantayan Island

Here are some great places to stay on Bantayan Island:

Kota Beach

PHOTO BY Facebook/Kota Beach

F. Duarte Street, Poblacion, Santa Fe, Cebu
Rates start at P900

What would instantly catch your attention upon entering the driveway of Kota Beach is the Camp Sawi sign hanging from the welcome arch. The beach resort was the filming location of the popular 2016 rom-com that starred Andi Eigenmann, Bela Padilla, Yassi Pressman, Kim Molina, Sam Milby, and Arci Muñoz. Kota Beach's accommodations range from a standard fan room (P900) to a beachfront suite (P3,800). These all have outdoor terraces that are perfect for just staring out into the sea while reflecting on your action plan after a breakup.


Beach Placid Resort

PHOTO BY Facebook/Placid Beach
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F. Roska Street, Okoy, Santa Fe, Cebu
Rates start at P1,900

Beach Placid Resort has a wide range of cottages and rooms for any type of traveler. They have houses for rent on a weekly or monthly basis (P10,000 per day for eight) if you intend to stay for a long time, air-conditioned beachfront cottages for two (P2,000), and rooms for four at P3,300. The resort also boasts the longest beach strip on the island, named Alice Beach.

Ogtong Cave Resort

PHOTO BY Facebook/Ogong Cave Resort

F. Duarte Street, Poblacion, Santa Fe, Cebu
Rates start at P2,600

Choose from walking around the garden, taking a dip in the swimming pool, or lounging along the beach when you're checked in at Ogtong Cave Resort. It's near a beachfront natural cave, which surprisngly has fresh water.

Kandugyap House by the Sea

PHOTO BY Facebook/Kandugyap House by the Sea

Tourist Road, Pooc, Santa Fe, Cebu
Rates start at P2,000

Greek-themed resort Kandugyap House by the Sea promises a quiet respite within its small property tucked behind dense forest. It was originally a family resthouse built in 2003, and later expanded as a private resort with villas for guests in 2011. They offer air-conditioned rooms for two to six guests.

How to Get There

Hop on a bus bound for Hagnaya from Cebu North Bus Terminal in Mandaue City, which is 30 minutes away from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport in Lapu-Lapu City. Land travel is about three hours. From Hagnaya, you can ride a ferry boat to Sta. Fe, which is one of the municipalities on Banayan Island. Water travel is about one hour.


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