Things to Do in Bantayan Island

Top Things to Do in Bantayan Island

Things to Do in Bantayan Island

Top Attractions in Bantayan Island


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What travelers are saying

  • Mary jean Q
    Cebu City, Philippines11 contributions
    This is as the name says, a Paradise Beach. It is the best beach on Bantayan Island; very clean, white powder sand, crystal clear water, great for snorkelling and swimming, also good for cliff jumping when tide is high, very quiet early on mornings for sunrise. It’s only 20 pesos entrance but this pays to keep it clean. It’s a bit hidden away from the busy Santa Fe but that’s why I like it. We also stay at Paradise Beach Guest House which is walking distance to this beach & highly recommend that resort! It’s a new resort, budget friendly, great food, all new facilities, good WiFi, peaceful and has great hosts! Highly recommend Paradise Beach & the Guest House. 5 ⭐️
    Written 8 December 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Paul C
    Bantayan Island, Philippines410 contributions
    Always nice to have a seafood picnic and swimming at Virgin Island during mid week on off season when there are few tourists
    Written 4 December 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • irenevff
    Bulacan Province, Philippines3,881 contributions
    we were just in the area doing our routine inspection when we passed by this Church.
    the exterior is just like any other Cathedral i've been to. nothing extraordinary. i just felt the compulsion to pay a visit and say a little prayer of thanks. and when i stepped inside, lo and behold! i was mesmerised by the magnificent ceiling which was covered in paintings depicting stories from the Bible. must have taken several artists and long months before the whole area were done. it is truly a great work of art.

    when you have the chance, make time to visit this place of worship. not only it is an eye candy, it's also a peace haven. very soothing for the soul.

    Written 12 March 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Ara
    Philippines106 contributions
    This is one of the places that I recommended you visiting when you are on Bantayan Island. If you want to learn more about the importance of mangrove trees in nature, then you must visit this place. This place is simply beautiful. You would hear the chirping birds, flying around the area. The place seems so serene and refreshing.
    The best time to visit here is during high tide.
    Written 20 December 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Ralph O
    14 contributions
    A beautiful little island. Laaw lagoon was beautiful place but a hike to get to... the beaches were wonderful. Only method of getting around is by motorbike. You can hire a driver and sit on he back.
    Written 3 March 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Paul C
    Bantayan Island, Philippines410 contributions
    I wasn't disappointed although Tourism is obviously not a high priority in Madridejos. Kept fairly clean and tidy the Kota Park needs some improvement to landscape. The old Spanish Fort could do with some general reconstruction and maintenance as a heritage site. The pier boardwalk is dilapidated and needs repair. Dangerous for unattended young children. The best thing about Kota Park is the Blue Lobster Resto Bar that serves the best Chili Crabs on the island. Overall not disappointed and will go again
    Written 14 March 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Kleinberg Fletc... T
    Cebu City, Philippines122 contributions
    Nothing much to do here but to simply relax, unwind, and watch the clear glass-like water underneath the bay walk as it reflects the clear blue sky. Here, the water sits calm and peaceful as the wind blows through your soul, revitalizing your zest for life.

    No fees, no amenities, only the comforting ambiance of nature greets you. Sometimes, locals and tourists may disturb the peace, but they'll leave once they have taken all their photos, and the place becomes tranquil once more.
    Written 21 May 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • oronzodd
    Italy108 contributions
    nice wide and very hot beach, provide to find a shelter or sun easily will fry you. when day is not windy seawater is pristine, otherwise a bit troubled but always clean. was never crowdy, except for kids and beach boys.
    Written 21 May 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • aloha
    Cebu City, Philippines1 contribution
    nice spot where you can jump, swim in very clear water. you can stay here for the day or for only few hours.
    Written 30 March 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Charmaine Gutierrez
    Philippines5 contributions
    My first ever Skydive and thinking about my 2nd one 😁 Ate Receptionist (I forgot her name), Kuya in maroon shirt, Cody and Laura were very accommodating, friendly, and approachable. The instructors were high end professional, fun to be with and very supportive. They really care about you. They were like friends. 💜

    Norris on the other hand was very patient with my questions too beforehand. There was just a delay with the scheduled jump but it's not their fault TBH. I hope future guests and those who booked their service will really consider how time is very important to other guests especially the instructors. 😊

    I highly recommend Skydive Greater Cebu. It was an incredible and one of a kind experience. The value for money is 👌and the most important thing was I felt safe throughout this experience.

    Thank you for helping me tick off skydiving from my bucketlist and for making my Birthday absolutely special and fun. 👏
    Written 2 March 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • bryancafferkey
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK9 contributions
    It was a nice and swift early morning boat ride.
    The Boat men were friendly and helpful.
    We left at 5:00 oclock in the morning and arrived at Cadiz port at 9: 00 o'clock.
    Written 7 March 2021
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  • Kővágó A
    London, UK2 contributions
    During my solo travelling I have been staying in Bantayan island for 1 week and i most of the time i go bars and restaurants which have good reviews. I checked out few bars and finally i found this lovely, friendly and family atmosphere place (Ato Ni Bai, Karaoke Bar). Spending there time and listening people when they do karaoke and of course drinking cold beer and Pinoy gin which was soooo strong. Also the price super cheap.
    Such a fun place , lot of laughing, nice and friendly people.
    I can recommend this place to all age. from young to old. If u go there someday differently u most visit this place on your list as first.
    I have been there there almost everyday spending there few hours.
    I made a good friendship with the owner. ( Jenny )
    The owner was so kind and asked me about to visit an island on another with her family. I could not believed that's happening. So i said yes. Was an amazing and wonderful time on that island and with them. Such a nice family. Thank you Jenny. :)
    I wish people would handle me everytime when i go to travel alone as she did even i was a stranger for her.
    I do not regret any time what i have spent in the bar or private with Jenny and her family.
    Lovely people. I could not wish better 1 week for myself. They made that week for me more enjoyable and comfortable.
    If i will go again then i will visit them again for sure.

    ps. I have been served by the young lady too who was actually her daughter, and i do not think the police got free drinks just cos' she knows everybody there. And as people see underage boys and girls there well what to say. Its bar and anybody can enter in it.
    But im really thankful and happy to know them cos' i had a really great time and i hope i will see them again soon.
    Thank you Jenny.
    Hope to see you soon again.and your family too. x

    Andras.
    Written 4 November 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Roam26646997933
    1 contribution
    Seabrize Kite Club offers an exciting experience of Kitesurfing while enjoying the beautiful beaches and tropical weather of Bantayan Island. I very much enjoyed my courses with them; they are very nice people and offer excellent teaching and equipment while keeping an eye on your safety..
    Written 18 September 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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