We ask Cebuana fashion designer Patrice Uytengsu about her favorite hot spots around the city, and why they think it’s the best on the island.
“I love everything about Cebu! Nothing really beats home; but if there’s one specific place I never get tired of and always look forward to visiting is Bantayan Island. Besides the fact that I’m a beach person, this place is just paradise! You can get there via land from the city up to Hagnaya Port. From there, you take a boat ride—like Super Shuttle Ferry—for more or less an hour, and you’re already there! They have a couple of resorts at Sta. Fe where you can check in, but I would recommend the Hoyohoy Villas. If you’re adventurous, you can go to the market at the town, where you get to choose all the fresh seafood and the like. If by any chance you get to visit during Holy Week, joining the procession on Good Friday would be a great experience. You can also do other activities like island hopping, water sports and so much more. A weekend on the island is more than enough for you to experience everything.”
Santa Fe, Bantayan Island
(032) 438 9223
Edited from the published in the Zee Lifestyle Directory February 2014