10 Bantayan Island Beach Resorts to Fuel Your Wanderlust

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PHOTO BY Facebook / Santa Fe Beach Club, Kandugyap House by the Sea

(SPOT.ph) Ah, Bantayan Island—the name itself is enough to conjure visions of white sand, blue skies, and even bluer waters. It’s the getaway destination for many groups of friends, couples, families, or even lone travelers looking for peace and the sun. It’s also quite accessible from Cebu City, being just a four-hour bus ride and a short ferry ride away.

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Also read: New Bantayan Island Airport Welcomes First Flight This Month

The island is a popular place for sure, but its charm lies in its sense of isolation and peace, an off-the-beaten path vibe that is just what many are looking for. Plus, the island has many resorts that can suit different moods and needs, whether you’re looking to go back or visit the island for the first time.

Satisfy your sun cravings at these 10 beachfront Bantayan Island resorts:

Kota Beach

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Duarte Street, Poblacion, Sante Fe, Bantayan Island
www.facebook.com/kotabeachresort
Rates start at P2,300

The luxurious Kota Beach Resort promises to provide guests with the space to relax and recharge. Just check out their spacious and elegant amenities. There’s a wide beachfront for your swimming or beach-bumming needs with the nearby Kadlawon Restobar ready to serve up refreshments. If you need a space for family or business events, the resort also has the Kota Function Room. Plus, be on the watch for the BBQ Night they sometimes host! The resort serves up seafood, pork, sausages, and more right at the sandbar with relaxing music to boot

If you need another reason to stay here, this is the location used in the Camp Sawi film! You can even take a picture of the famous sign that hangs in the driveway. Ready to start healing yet?

The resort’s rooms have terraces and come with free breakfast for up to two people. The Standard Aircon Room is P2,300/night, while the Deluxe Cottage starts at P3,000. More spacious accommodations can be found with the Beachfront Cottage, priced at P4,000, and the Beachfront Suite, with a rate of P4,500.

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Ogtong Cave Resort

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Barangay Pooc, Santa Fe, Bantayan Island
www.facebook.com/ogtongcaveresort
Rates start at P2,000

Located on a limestone cliff, this resort offers breathtaking views and plenty of options for relaxation and adventure. In addition to having access to the pristine white beach of Santa Fe, the placehas a pool. Plus, as the name suggests, the resort has a cave that you can explore and even swim in its natural spring waters. It’s definitely a unique feature among the choices in this list.

As of writing, the resort is offering promo rates. Deluxe Rooms are P2,600 for a night for two people. Seaview Villas offer the sought-after view of the waters at P2,600 per night for two people. Garden Villas are P2,300 per night, offering views and access to the neat gardens. Row Houses are P2,000 per night, while Deluxe Suites are P4,900 per night, with breakfast for two. It has a luxe indoor jacuzzi. For families, three people can avail of the Triple Room at P3,200 per night, the Family Room for P3,500, or the Family with Adjoining Room at P3,200. There’s free transport from the port at Santa Fe to the resort, too!

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Santa Fe Beach Club

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Santa Fe, Bantayan Island
www.facebook.com/SantaFeBeachClub
Rates start at P1,715

If you’re looking for native vibes but still want all the comforts of city life, then Amihan Beach Cabanas is it. The villas are huts that are decked out in a style that can only be described as a Filipino take on rustic chic—bamboo-everything furniture, intricately woven wall designs, and matching pendant lamps. Right on the beach, you’ll find open-air huts, bean bags, and giant pillows for you to plop (and tan) on. There’s even a swing set—the perfect IG backdrop.

All rooms have cable TV and a mini fridge. The Cabana with Partial Sea View starts at P4,888 (with breakfast for two), with a veranda with, yes, a partial view of the sea. The Cabana with a Sea View starts at P4,888, with its own veranda and breakfast for two people.

The Family Cabana affords more space at P6,888 per night. It has two bedrooms and a veranda, with free breakfast for four people. If a luxury stay is what you have in mind, definitely go for the Casita, which starts at P10,888 for two people with free breakfast. It has two floors, with a spacious living room and an outdoor area on the upper level. Something for those who appreciate their own coffee maker, this room type comes with a Nespresso machine! Plus, it has a private access to the beach and a breathtaking panorama of the sea.

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Amihan Beach Cabanas Resort

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PHOTO BY Facebook / Amihan Beach Cabanas Resort

Batobalonos Street, Santa Fe, Bantayan Island
www.facebook.com/AmihanBeachCabanasBantayan
Rates start at P4,888

If you’re looking for a place that’s hip but also sustainable, then Amihan Beach Cabanas may be for you. The place emphasizes a sense of community and responsibility to cherish nature and all that it has to offer. You can see the resort’s dedication to this advocacy, with its native hut rooms made of bamboo and local materials, framed by lush coconut trees. The accommodations don’t skimp on comfort, either, with amenities that have a Western touch. There are also open-air huts right on the sand where you can plop down amongst the great number of pillows and get cozy. If this is not enough, there are bean bags and swings right on the beach for your tanning plans. The whole place has an air of authenticity and respect to local traditions, perfect for a genuine Bantayan experience.

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There are several room options for your moods, complete with modern comforts such as cable TV and a mini fridge. The Cabana with Partial Sea View starts at P4,888, with a veranda with, yes, a partial view of the sea. The rate is good for two people with breakfast. The Cabana with a Sea View starts at P4,888, with its own veranda and breakfast for two people.

The Family Cabana affords more space at P6,888 per night. It has two bedrooms and a veranda, with free breakfast for four people. If a luxury stay is what you have in mind, definitely go for the Casita, which starts at P10,888 for two people with free breakfast. It has two floors, with a spacious living room and an outdoor area on the upper level. If you’re a coffee lover, this accommodation comes with a Nespresso machine! Plus, it has a private access to the beach and a breathtaking panorama of the sea.

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Pearl of Santa Fe

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Tourist Road, Santa Fe, Bantayan Island
www.facebook.com/pearlofsantafe/
Rates start at P4,500

Picturesque views and modern, spacious accommodations are the name of the game at this resort. The villas at Pearl come with three bedrooms, living area, kitchen, and a terrace that lets you soak in the view of the blue seas. If you’re looking to spend more time outdoors, there are picnic tables and a hut by the beach, where you can catch the vivid sunset. A wooden ladder leads you to the small, private beach, like a hidden escape all to yourself.

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Coral Blue Oriental Resort

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Batiancila Street, Talisay, Santa Fe, Bantayan Island
www.facebook.com/Coralblueoriental
Rates start at P2,800

Coral Blue is what you think of when you think of a cheeky island getaway. Large open spaces, bamboo furniture, and of course a loud mural for the requisite clan picture. The rooms have unique design elements like a scallop ceiling fan and a ton of bamboo. Even the walls are laminated bamboo! This is consistent all throughout, even at the open-air Claypot Restaurant and the lounge chairs up by the beachfront. There’s also a billiard table, because how else would you complete the family reunion?

The Junior Suite Seaview starts at a promo rate of P2,800. Meanwhile, the Classic Beach Front room, complete with a terrace and sun lounge, comes at P3,200/night. If luxe accommodations are what you’re looking for, the Ocean View Villa is just a stone’s throw from the beach with a scenic view and all the space you need. It comes with a special rate of P7,500.

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Kandugyap House by the Sea

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Tourist Road, Barangay Pooc, Santa Fe, Bantayan Island
www.facebook.com/kandugyaphousebythesea
Rates start at P3,200

Kandugyap House by the Sea gets its name from a strong woman who was dedicated to serving the island’s community. The house itself is small and isolated, which makes it the perfect place to disconnect. The converted vacation home features a mishmash of Greek-inspired design elements as well as unmistakably Filipino ones. Think a Cebu-Santorini crossover: white walls with stark blue accents, stained bamboo railings, and heavy wooden doors with brightly colored murals of the Sto. Niño and on another, ripe carabao mangoes.

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You have the option to rent a room (starts at P3,200 for two) or book the entire house (P9,900, maximum of six). Rates are inclusive of breakfast. There’s also access to a private beach and a swimming pool on site.

La Playa Estrella

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Batiancila Street, Pooc, Talisay, Santa Fe, Bantayan Island
www.facebook.com/laplayaestrella
Rates start at P1,961

La Playa Estrella is a modern, no-frills resort. Even from the pictures alone, it’s like you can already smell the crisp white sheets of this hotel. The hints of cerulean add to that classic beachy vibe, but what really takes the cake is the string lights out front, by the beach. Just be sure to pack a tripod so you and your SO can take the perfect pic that’ll have all your friends asking if you’ve just gotten engaged.

The in-house restaurant and bar looks like a clubhouse veranda (but with a billiards table, of course!). They serve everything from shakes and burgers to pizzas, pasta, and margaritas. All you have to do is show up and you’ll have everything you need.

Carl’s Island Inn

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Batiancila Street, Pooc, Talisay, Santa Fe, Bantayan Island
https://www.facebook.com/Carls-Island-Inn-2220786861338773/
Room rates start at P1,950

Carl’s is where you go when you’re ready to make a TikTok about life on an island, but still somehow want to look like you just happen to live in your friend’s low-key beach house. It’s charmingly spartan—lots of white with lots of wood, even more wood and bamboo. And if you feel like hanging out with friends or meeting new people, there’s a garden with a bar. Plus, the place has a spacious rooftop terrace with a view of the sea. The rooftop restaurant can also be your perch from which you send out your inspiring WFH missives.

There are several accommodation options that can suit your needs and number of guests. Rooms start at P1,800 for two people, which includes breakfast.

Maykenn Beach

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Okoy, Sante Fe, Bantayan Island
www.facebook.com/Maykenn-Beach-104171307999927/
Rates start at P5,950

Known for its homey atmosphere and specialized service, Maykenn Beach is the luxe counterpoint to island life. This two-storey property has its own private beach, an outdoor hut, and of course, lounge chairs. The vacation house appeal continues with the place’s in-house catering menu, which includes a Boodle Fight package if you feel like getting into that festive mood with your friends and family.

The accommodations are sleek. Rooms come with either a veranda or a garden view. The promo rates are P5,950 for Garden View Rooms and P6,400 for Beach View Rooms. Both rates are good for two people, with breakfast.

 

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