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  • Relaxation
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  • Island
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
4h30 by road and ferry from Cebu City
When to go

From October to May

Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Bantayan

Marie Foucaut Seasoned Traveller
30 written opinions

Bantayan Island is the main island in a group of small islands. Located north-west of Cebu Island, they're still spared from mass tourism.

My suggestion:
To pass between these islands by boat can be fairly enjoyable as there are numerous small, uninhabited islands.
My review

Bantayan Island is fairly easy to access and it has numerous tourist attractions.

I liked the monuments in the city of Bantayan, and also Santa Fe. For me, this island is still a haven of peace, with few travellers and the locals are very smiling and welcoming (far from the manipulators some have become, in other parts of the Philippines, with the proximity of hordes of tourists). There are luxurious beaches, caves and monuments to visit. In addition, I tasted the best seafood of my trip to the Philippines here

The visit to Virgin Island is also worth the detour, even if the majority of the coral was destroyed during typhoon Yolanda, but you can now see nature is starting to come back there. And like all of the Philippines, the underwater animal life is very rich.

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