Things to Do in Bantayan Island

Top Things to Do in Bantayan Island

Things to Do in Bantayan Island

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  • tianrey126
    Quezon City, Philippines222 contributions
    Arguably one of the best beaches in Bantayan Island. Also known as Sandira Beach. It is a bit secluded and there was a fee to enter. It was P60 but a signage advised it will increase to P80 starting April 01, 2023. Clear water and white sand. Perfect place to relax and be lazy. You can bring your own food and drinks but be sure to clean afterwards and dispose of your trash properly. A must visit when in Bantayan Island
    Written 5 April 2023
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  • talen2316
    Brooklyn, NY11 contributions
    We are a party of 18 that stayed at Anika Island Resort. We booked an Island hopping which included Virgin Island…it was a relaxing and satisfying trip. VI have all the amenities.
    Written 21 August 2022
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  • tianrey126
    Quezon City, Philippines222 contributions
    The façade of the church looks just like any old church but upon venturing inside you will be treated with beautiful paintings on the ceiling. Almost wasn't able to view as we went here past 7pm from Kota Park viewing the sunset. The front door was already closed but luckily it was accessible by the side gate. Renovations or cleaning were being done while we visited. A must see when visiting Bantayan Island
    Written 5 April 2023
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  • tianrey126
    Quezon City, Philippines222 contributions
    We went there very early in the morning during low tide. Advantage of that would be having almost uninterrupted photo taking session. But I think it would be best to visit during high tide as the view would be much better. Entrance fee is at P55. Our guide advised it is a 1km walk over sturdy bamboo docks. Popularized by the movie Camp Sawi. Great for people who love nature. You can also feed fish along the way. The view overlooking the ocean near the Camp Wagi sign just looks amazing.
    Written 4 April 2023
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  • Paul C
    Bantayan Island, Philippines447 contributions
    Visited La-aw Lagoon on a near perfect day. We had a local guide. Well worth the visit. Be prepared for a steep climb in a ravine. There are some bamboo railings but generally the climb down is not for young kids and the elderly or overweight. Well worth the effort
    Written 2 June 2022
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  • oronzodd
    Italy128 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
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  • tianrey126
    Quezon City, Philippines222 contributions
    Went here for the sunset view as recommended by our guide. The walk seemed worn-out and dilapidated. I was advised there has been a lot of holes on it already and are covered with plywood. They seem to be building a new bay walk made of steel.
    Written 6 April 2023
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  • Paul C
    Bantayan Island, Philippines447 contributions
    This was our first time to visit Kinatarcan on a day trip from Bantayan Island.

    Weather permitting its best to leave not later than 06.30am for the 1 1/2 hour boat ride to Kinatarcan Island. Best to take a picnic breakfast and lunch with afternoon snacks with you because there are no restaurants anywhere to be found on the island. This is a back to wilderness expierience. No shops, no pharmacy only a few small stores

    Laaw Laggon is a must see. Be prepared for a very steep rocky trail in a ravine going down to the lagoon. Be even more prepared for the challenging climb back up! Not for seniors!

    Hagdan Beach is a great picnic spot accesible by boat or some 200 steps down to the beach. Again not for Seniors or those unfit

    D'Clam Cave is another activity but due to blackouts the cave was closed when we visited

    If you enjoy a bit of adventure and like the idea of strenuous climbing Kinatarcan is a fun day excursion from the crowds
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • tianrey126
    Quezon City, Philippines222 contributions
    Did not visit the actual Island but this is where most of the Island Hopping tour in Bantayan would stop for snorkeling activities.
    Written 6 April 2023
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  • tianrey126
    Quezon City, Philippines222 contributions
    Long drive from Sta. Fe. Recommended by our guide as the best place to view the sunset. They gave out free fan to every tourist. Free to enter. There are food stalls near the entrance. They seem to be building a new bay walk as the old one seems worn-out and dilapidated. More locals than tourist can be spotted here. Most are actually teens or school children.
    Written 5 April 2023
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  • tianrey126
    Quezon City, Philippines222 contributions
    House ruined by a typhoon which are now covered with graffiti. Free to enter. Can do cliff diving during high tide. Stayed here a few minutes where most was spend taking photos
    Written 6 April 2023
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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
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