A Trip to Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island
Bantayan Island has one of the nicest/best white sand beaches in the Philippines. This island is situated near the northern part of Cebu. The last time we went there was in 2010. We got there by bus from North Bus Terminal to the port of Hagnaya which cost us 70-80 pesos. It took us 3 hours before arriving there. We paid a terminal fee of 10 pesos in the Hagnaya port and hopped in to Island Shipping Ferry for 150-170 pesos and took us around 75 minutes before we landed on the Bantayan Island soil. Since we did not book any accommodation beforehand, we just ask around for the nearest and most affordable beach resort we can find in the area. One tri-sikad driver offered to let us see around the area and checked each beach resorts we could find there. By the way tri-sikad is a bicycle with an extension where passengers can sit. They got a nice place and nice town without pollution. We ended up with Sugar Beach Resort because of its vast shoreline and affordable cottage.
Unlike other beach resorts, Sugar beach resort did not offer many activities or many adventure. All we did was unwind, took a dip in the serene and tranquil white sand beach, took pictures and did kayaking. We only stayed there for 2 days and 1 night. We paid 1000 pesos for the cottage which had 2 rooms and 1 common comfort room. Food was not an issue since there was a carenderia (small restaurant) at the gate.
The place is perfect for unwinding. But if you’re looking for adventure, maybe you can check out resorts which offer other activities.