Reminiscing one of the best beaches which is located at the Northern part of Cebu.
Bantayan Island, Cebu
I’ve only been to Bantayan once. I remember spending only 1,200 Php inclusive of fare, cottage and food for a 3D 2N package. It was a very good deal because I joined a group of people on their team building when I was still an agent. I remember how thick-faced I was to invite myself to their outing. Come to think of it, I’ve been to a number of places here in Cebu due to these group building activities. It helps because the expenses are divided among many people so you cut down on costs while enjoying the location. This happened in August 2007; back when I was barely legal (hehe).
Bantayan Island is located North of Cebu (around 4 hours – by bus and by barge) Can’t really give much specifics on how to get there as it’s been three years already. Maybe I should start my own backpacking series so I can provide more information on what to expect.
After about 5 hours from Cebu City, I was met with this beautiful landscape. Green trees and white sand. The water did not disappoint either.
The beach was full of dried leaves on the shore due to the rainy season. But still we had fun and I completely enjoyed the days off.
You will see that there are many cottages that are available for you to use. Bantayan Island can get pretty crowded especially during Holy Week when people would flock this part of Cebu to enjoy the beach.
Sugar Beach is one of the cheaper alternatives when you want to experience the same white sand without much-added costs.
I remember taking a lot of photos with colleagues who became my subjects to the instant photo shoot. I didn’t own a camera back then but everybody was willing to lend me theirs just so I can take their pictures. hehe
The weather was great during the time which was evident due to how burnt my skin was when we got back to the city. The sun was up and high which made the powdery sands Tide-white. Plus we were the only travellers on Sugar Beach which made it a perfect setting to create our own party.
Wasn’t so happy for going back too soon. But then, we still had work the next day. I’ve been planning to get back to this place and I’ll probably arm myself with a tent for cheaper costs. Bantayan, I will be back!
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