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"Located in Sta. Fe, Cebu, the beautiful island of Bantayan is known for its powdery white-sand beaches and postcard-perfect sunrises. You can rent a bike to explore the island and marvel at the historic St. Peter & Paul parish (built from coral stones) or take a relaxing dip in a freshwater pool at Ogtong Cave. A visit to its beaches like Kota and Paradise will make a truly memorable vacation."

Popular Bantayan Island Hotels

EXTERIOR_BUILDING Anika Island Resort

Anika Island Resort

Resorts
Talisay, Santa Fe
Superb
9.1
(73 Reviews)
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Santa Fe Beach Club

Santa Fe Beach Club

Hotels
Talisay, Santa Fe
With a stay at Santa Fe Beach Club in Santa Fe, you'll be 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Santa Fe Ferry Terminal and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Sandira Beach. This hotel is 7.7 mi (12.4 km) from Bantayan Public Plaza and 7.8 mi (12.5 km) from Bantayan Public Market.
Impressive
8.4
(17 Reviews)
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Kota Beach Resort

Kota Beach Resort

Resorts
Poblacion, Santa Fe
With a stay at Kota Beach Resort in Santa Fe, you'll be 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Santa Fe Ferry Terminal and 6.8 mi (10.9 km) from Bantayan Public Plaza. This beach resort is 6.9 mi (11.1 km) from Bantayan Public Market.
Impressive
8.7
(97 Reviews)
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LOBBY The Coral Blue Oriental Villas and Suites

The Coral Blue Oriental Villas and Suites

Resorts
Poblacion, Santa Fe
Impressive
8.9
(36 Reviews)
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Micky Santoro Hotel & Restaurant

Micky Santoro Hotel & Restaurant

Hotels
Poblacion, Santa Fe
Impressive
8.4
(13 Reviews)
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VIEW_ATTRACTIONS Marlins Beach Resort

Marlins Beach Resort

Hotels
Poblacion, Santa Fe
When you stay at Marlins Beach Resort in Santa Fe, you'll be on the beach and 9 minutes by car from Santa Fe Ferry Terminal. This beach hotel is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Sandira Beach and 6.8 mi (11 km) from Bantayan Public Plaza.
Impressive
8.5
(6 Reviews)
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BATHROOM Anaya Beach Resort

Anaya Beach Resort

Resorts
Poblacion, Santa Fe
Impressive
8.3
(85 Reviews)
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Seaview Apartelle Bantayan

Seaview Apartelle Bantayan

Apartments
Poblacion, Santa Fe
Impressive
8.7
(14 Reviews)
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COMMON_SPACE La Playa Estrella Beach Resort

La Playa Estrella Beach Resort

Resorts
Pooc, Santa Fe
Impressive
8.7
(51 Reviews)
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LOBBY Stevrena Cottages

Stevrena Cottages

Hotels
Poblacion, Santa Fe
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING SF Cantina Hotel

SF Cantina Hotel

Resorts
Poblacion, Santa Fe
Impressive
8.8
(37 Reviews)
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Sunshine Bantayan Garden Resort

Sunshine Bantayan Garden Resort

Resorts
Poblacion, Santa Fe
Impressive
9.0
(26 Reviews)
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Micky Santoro Beach Front House

Micky Santoro Beach Front House

Villas
Talisay, Santa Fe
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Randys Bantayan Island Grill & Chill Resort

Randys Bantayan Island Grill & Chill Resort

Guest Houses
Poblacion, Santa Fe
Good
6.6
(20 Reviews)
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Budyong Beach Resort

Budyong Beach Resort

Resorts
Poblacion, Santa Fe
Convenient
8.2
(19 Reviews)
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING La Briana Guesthouse (DEACTIVATED)

La Briana Guesthouse (DEACTIVATED)

Guest Houses
Poblacion, Santa Fe
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING N and F Guest House

N and F Guest House

Guest Houses
Poblacion, Santa Fe
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Mayet's Beach Resort

Mayet's Beach Resort

Resorts
Bantayan Island, Cebu
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING North Ville Beach Resort by Cocotel

North Ville Beach Resort by Cocotel

Resorts
Poblacion, Santa Fe
Impressive
8.9
(7 Reviews)
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Micky Santoro Apartment

Micky Santoro Apartment

Apartments
Poblacion, Santa Fe
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Facts about Bantayan Island

Total Accommodation
50 Properties
Popular Area
Bantayan, Santa Fe
Popular Hotel
Anika Island Resort , Santa Fe Beach Club
Popular Landmark
Bantayan Public Plaza, Bantayan Public Market

Guest reviews in Bantayan Island

8.5
Impressive
522 reviews from hotels in Bantayan Island with aggregated rating of 8.5/10.
Review from various users that have stayed in Bantayan Island will help you to choose the perfext hotel easily!
Xyzelle C. C.
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22 Nov 2019
We had a very pleasant experience in Kota Beach Resort. We booked a Standard Aircon room but by the time we checked in, they have upgraded us to Deluxe Cottage for free. Rooms are great. They have a complimentary bottled water. They also serve a free scrumptious breakfast. The staffs especially in the restaurant are extremely friendly which added up to our experience. Ambience is really good. I highly recommend this resort. We cant wait for our next visit.
Jodelyn A. L.
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26 Jul 2022
My partner and I truly enjoyed our 3-day stay. The scenery was beautiful and it was a relieve to walk in such a quiet and peaceful environment. It was the perfect size and space for what I needed. Very clean and comfortable. Highly recommended!
Albert B.
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18 Nov 2019
Food was good and prepared well. The room I got was clean. Staffs are accommodating and friendly. I rented Bike for 150php for the whole day. The whole resort is clean and pleasing to the eye. IG Friendly . Beach is clean. Quiet and peaceful (5⭐). Reasonable price rates. Babalik ako soonest.
Paul J. G. M.
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18 Dec 2019
Great Stay ! We had a fun and enjoyable stay at this hotel in Sta. Fe, Bantayan. When we arrived, they have their own people who will fetch you from the port to the hotel. Staff are very kind to us. The place is quiet at night and very near to the center of Sta. Fe. TV doesn't have much channels but it doesn't matter because we end up circling the island. They have a rent-a-scooter for only 300php per day. They have breakfast but if you want a variety of menu, there's a lot of restaurant around the town. Most recommended. Bottomline, we enjoyed our trip to Bantayan.
Hazel R.
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25 Dec 2018
Room is clean. Beach is nice. Great customer service from Ate Giging (Trinidad). 🙂
Karen P. E.
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28 May 2019
They pick up and drop us on the port. The room was so big and clean, aircon worked well. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. The filipino breakfast was so good!
Mark A. G.
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22 Oct 2019
The fan room is spacious and clean. It is just slightly hot inside so I recommend renting the aircon room. We haven't tried the food.
Lazlo P.
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25 Feb 2018
Staff is nice. Owner and bis Wife a no go. specialy the wife is very unfriendly. we have many mosquitoes in our room and ask for spray. the Staff want bring spray, the wife say she have to burn mosquitoes coil because spray cost to much. burn something in a closed room can cost your life about CO poison. we have book with breakfast. they only offer Filipino breakfast. if I ask for Continental breakfast Randy say I have to pay for it. I ask him why? he answer if he give anybody what he like. someone will ask for T Bone Steak for Breakfast next time. We know the different between lunch/dinner and breakfast. he is the Owner but he didn't know it or don't like to know it. Also a lot problems with electric power off depend on Guesthouse. Last experience. check out is 12 noon. We ask for check out at 1 pm because we do kite lessons in the morning and no other guest is there in the Guesthouse. Randy day who have to pay for it. So we leave the Guesthouse with our belongings and we never will come back to this place again.
merlyn
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26 Aug 2018
Very good location - beachfront! Unfortunately,the room assigned to us has defective AC. Food is delicious but serving time takes too long, an hour preparation for sinigang and vegetable to think we are the only customers.

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Most commonly asked questions in Bantayan Island

What are the best areas to visit near Bantayan Island?

If you are in Bantayan Island, you can also visit Santa Fe, Madridejos, Bantayan

Where are the best cities to visit in Bantayan Island?

The best cities to visit in Bantayan Island are Oslob, Moalboal, Camotes Islands, City of Naga, Badian, Mandaue City, Daanbantayan, Asturias, San Fernando, Balamban

How many hotels are listed in Bantayan Island?

Currently, there are around 50 hotels that you can book in Bantayan Island

About

Off the coast of the main island of Cebu Province lies the Island of Bantayan, which is home to an idyllic municipality of the same name. Famous for its laidback lifestyle, verdant forests, white sand beaches, and lovely sunsets and sunrises, the island makes for a truly perfect paradise destination.

Bantayan Island

Bantayan Island is composed of three municipalities, namely Santa Fe in the east, Madridejos in the north, and Bantayan in between. The last one of these is also the largest town among the three.

The island is largely an agricultural community that grows crops like coconuts, corn, sapodilla (chico) and mangoes. The island’s attractions include its diverse marine flora and fauna, protected mangrove forests, and the centuries-old ruins of a fort built as a lookout post against the raiding Moros in ancient times.

 

How to Go  

By plane

An airline company called Far East Aviation Services operates air charter services between Mactan-Cebu International Airport and the airfield in the town of Santa Fe. Cebu, on the other hand, can be reached from various locations in the Philippines and from major Asian cities like Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, Singapore, Doha, and Dubai.

By boat/ferry

Daily ferry services to the port of Santa Fe are provided by ferry companies based in Cebu Island’s Hagnaya Port. If you are coming from Cebu City, you can take a bus going to the town of San Remigio in the northwestern part of the island, where Hagnaya Port is located. If you are coming from the Island of Leyte, you can also take a bus from Tacloban, which will cross the Eastern Nautical Highway via a Ro-Ro Ferry from the town of Palompon. The bus will alight from the ferry at Cebu Island’s Bogo City, which is about an hour’s drive away from Hagnaya Port.

 

Getting Around

The most common modes of transportation in Bantayan Island are tricycles, motorcycles, mopeds, and bicycles. Locals also ride jeepneys and multicabs to move among the three towns.

 

Tourist Attractions

Ogtong Cave

Due to Bantayan Island having a wealth of biodiversity and pristine ecosystems, large portions of it have been put under protected status by the Philippine government. It has become increasingly popular among travelers because of the picturesque beauty of its mangrove forests, which gracefully alternate with the island’s coconut plantations.

Saints Peter and Paul Church

In the town of Santa Fe, there are white-sand beaches which are still mostly crowd-free. On the other hand, Madridejos in the north features the ruins of a 16th-century kota (fort) which was built by the inhabitants as a watchtower against invading Moros. Finally, in the town of Bantayan stands the most important religious location in the island, namely the Parish Church of Saints Peter and Paul, a structure originally built in 1839.

 

Top Things to Do

Santa Fe Beach

The beaches of Santa Fe are an awesome springboard for tourists wanting to engage in exciting aquatic activities like swimming, snorkeling, freediving, and scuba diving. If you’re up for some island hopping experience, you can also hire a boat to visit nearby smaller isles.

History enthusiasts can go around the island to visit Bantayan’s historic sites, which include the heritage homes and the old church in the town of Bantayan. As mentioned, the ruins in Madridejos’ Kota Park are also worth visiting, but you should go there not only to see the ancient structure but also to witness the island’s famous spectacular sunset.

 

Where to Eat

Cassava Puto

Bantayan is a small place, so in terms of having an authentic local dining experience, your best bet is the many roadside food stalls and eateries in the three towns. One scrumptious treat you shouldn’t miss is the puto balanghoy, which is deliciously made from locally grown coconut and cassava.

On the other hand, you can also get a taste of cosmopolitan Bantayan by heading to Ogtong Cave Resort, where an in-house restaurant offers Asian options like Chinese and Thai dishes. You can also visit Tristan’s Beach Resort, which is best known for its pizza. On top of this specialty, they also have a number of other international and local offerings, including a variety of seafood dishes. Both resorts are in the town of Santa Fe.

 

Nightlife

Nightlife in Bantayan Island is mostly concentrated in the restobars of resident resorts. If you want to dine get a drink, make sure to come early because these establishments also tend to close shop early, with most of them putting up the shutters at around 10 in the evening.

 

Where to Stay

Ogtong Cave Resort

One of the most popular resorts in Bantayan Island is the Ogtong Cave Resort, which has both an artificial pool and a natural pool. The latter can be found inside a cave, where visitors go in for a delightful dip into the cool, crystal-clear water.

If you’re hoping to stay in a place where you can have your own private cottage, then a good option is Beach Placid Resort in Santa Fe, which offers both beachfront and non-beachfront accommodations in single, duplex, and triplex options.

 

Travel Tips

  • Travelers who want to go on excursions on their own can rent mopeds and bicycles from rental providers around the island.
  • Kota Park has a long pier that stretches out into the sea. Go here to see the island’s sunsets and sunrises.
  • Bring cash along with you because there are only two ATM facilities in the whole island, and even these might not be reliable.
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