Our last stop in our Cebu trip is *drum roll* Bantayan Island! We’ve heard so many good things about the island and its beaches that’s why we decided to included in our itinerary and actually plotted it as our last stop to cap off our Cebu experience.
It’s quite a challenge to go to Bantayan Island primarily because it takes hours going there. And also, you’d have to take different modes of transportation.
Of course being the sleepyheads that we are, waking up early to catch the first bus ride to the port was a complete failure. Some of us woke up on time, but just didn’t want to move. Around 11:30 am we left the bus station to the port. If you’re going to Bantayan Island, I would suggest that you just hire a service for a more private and a faster trip to the port. Riding the bus would take you about 3 and a half to 4 hours to the port. On the other hand, taking the service is just a two and a half-hour drive.
After driving to the port, it takes another 50-minute boat ride to get to the island. At the Bantayan Port, there was a service waiting us to drive us to the resort.
We were booked at Sta. Fe Beach Club, which is one of the nearest resorts from the port.
If I remember it correctly, we arrived at 4:00 pm. We were just so relieved that we finally reached the beach. During the first day at Bantayan Island, we didn’t spend as much time at the beach as we wanted. We had early dinner and my friends opted for a massage after.
At night we wanted to go out and look for something to eat. However, nothing was available. There’s no 24-hour room service like we were used to in Alba Uno. We went out to check if there are any restaurants or neighboring resorts open to serve us food. After walking along the shore for roughly 10 to 15 minutes, we finally saw a resort where we could still hangout – Beach Placid Resort. The catch was they only had junk food and cup noodles available. It was better than nothing. After satisfying our cravings, we called it a night.
The next day, after (waking up late again) and having breakfast, we went straight to the beach and enjoyed what we came to Cebu for – the sand and the sea. We took lots of pictures and tried making our own version of the “Call Me Maybe” video.