This is the Part 2 of our Amazing Race to Northern Cebu – Bantayan IslandYou may read about our Malapascua Adventure here: Amazing Race to Northern Cebu – Part 1
There are two options to reach Bantayan from Malapascua
Option 1: Ferry to Maya Port – bus/jeep to Don Pedro – tricycle to Hagnaya Port – boat to Sta. Fe will take 3-3.5hrs
Option 2: Boat Only that takes 2-2.5 Hours
We chose Option 2 which is less tiring and faster as well. Luckily we got a PHP2,000 boat.
We arrived at Bantayan Island past noon already. Blessed we are, the resort manager of Beach Placid gave the non-beachfront air-conditioned room for only PHP2,000 instead of PHP2,500.
We had lunch-merienda meal already.
We stayed by the beach as we watch the sunset. Bantayan is a good place to just relax by the beach.
We spent the night under the night sky, having some talks and fun times. We had our dinner served by the beach as well.
Early morning of Monday, we hired a boat to bring us to the Virgin Island which is nearby Bantayan. We did not think that entrance fee would be costly at PHP500 for 1-5 persons, as we are used to pay just PHP20 or less per head for entrance fees. So, to maximize our entrance fee, we stayed at the island – snorkeling, picture taking and just have fun.
By the time we were back at the resort, rain started to pour.
It was almost 11:00 AM, we have to (1) Pack our things (2) Eat Lunch (3) Leave resort by 12:00 NN to catch the 12:30 Boat to Hagnaya Port.
Yes! We did it! We have to, as we have a flight by 9:00 PM to catch on the same day.
We arrived at Northern Bus Terminal past 6:00 PM, headed to SM City for dinner and buy some goodies to be brought back to Manila. I went straight to the restaurant to meet my friend at Cafe Laguna as he suggested for us to order the food already, while 3 of us went to the supermarket. We finished dinner by 8:00 PM, and headed our way to the airport.