10 Must-try Things to Do in Bantayan Island

Among the Philippines’ 7,107 islands, towards the northern tip of the mainland Cebu is a small dot of paradise they called Bantayan. One of the favorite destinations of the many during holy week, the island promises a perfect escape from the burden of a daily routine and dozen of workloads.

Breakfast at Marlin’s

Upon arrival at Santa Fe Port, you’re bound for a hearty breakfast to kick off your trip. From American staples such as ham, bacon, and eggs, to local favorites like fried bangus, dried fish and pork tocino, complemented with refreshing pineapple juice will brighten up the day. (Photo from the wires)

Stroll and swim along the white sand beaches at Santa Fe

The ultimate goal for heading to the island is the beach. Take off your shoes, prepare a swimwear and enjoy the wide stretch of the crystal waters and white sand beaches. Of course, it’s much better with your friends. Don’t forget, get a tan! (Photo from the wires)

Lunch at Hoyohoy Villas Resort

Enjoy a good lunch at Hoyohoy Villas Resort. This simple yet elegant resort has a wide variety of fresh seafood and also prepares a great boodle fight menu, making sure to recharge your body for the afternoon ahead! A thirst-quenching milkshake will save you from the sweltering island heat. (Photo by Steffen Billhardt)

Take a shade and relax in Ogtong Cave

Located inside Ogtong Cave Resort, Ogtong Cave are one of the many spots one could go to in the island. See for yourself this little underground cave where you can swim in its clear bluish fresh waters and just relax. (Photo by Steffen Billhardt)

Island Hopping

Just because you’ve crossed the island doesn’t mean you can’t go more. Hop on one of the boats that will bring you to the other nearby islands. Cabulauan Island, Hilantagaan Island, Silion Island, and Virgin Island are all great options for both fine white sand and sparkling blue seawaters. (Photo from the wires)

Church Visit at Saints Peter and Paul Parish Church

Embark on a little cultural tour and visit the architectural gem of the Bantayan Island and discover more of the island’s history at local parish’s museum. (Photo by Steffen Billhardt)

Pasalubong Shopping

Just near Bantayan’s church is the buwad or dried fish and souvenir area where you can shop for some pasalubong for your family and friends back home. (Photo by Steffen Billhardt)

Explore Madridejos

The fishing village in Bantayan offers more than what meets the eye. It is the home of the famous Kota Park, a fort in the late 18th century that sits at the northernmost tip of the island. Beside the park is the Bontay Baywalk, a perfect place to see the magic of sunset unfolding.

Dinner at Anika Island Beach Resort

One of the famous beach resorts in the island is Anika, aside from its great selection of accommodations and long stretch of white sands they offer cuisines from different parts of the world. Just so perfect to end the day for a good dinner. (Photo from the wires)

Have Fun around MJ Square

Bantayan Island’s nightlife is quite taking place. For a great way to cap off the day enjoy music at MJ Square. Nearby are bars with live acoustic bands, a karaoke, plus good food to delight one’s evening. (Photo from the wires)

Carlo Rivera
Carlo Rivera

Carlo Rivera is the Managing Editor of Zee Lifestyle Directory. He loves to eat, and travel more of Cebu. Follow his adventures and morbid #1amthoughts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @carlotherivera

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