"bantayan island - northern part of cebu" Bantayan Island by winzkie_d_pooh

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August 28- I woke around 3am to take a bath, prepare our baon (andok's & rice), then we leave the house around 4am with papa, kuya and te michelle (kuya's gf).we take a taxi foing to airport such a very fast trip around 4:30am we were already on the terminal 3.taxi costs us 200(50 per head)we wait for barbs and around 5am fall in line and get our ticket. we wait for jeff and around 6 am is boarding time and the plane take off around 6:40am...after an hour we we were on mactan airport and get taxi going to bus terminal which cost us 120( 40/head). Then ride a bus to Hagnaya port cost 70pesos. 3 hours long drive to Hagnaya Port. From Hagnaya port took a roro cost P135 to Sta. Fe for one hour.Eat our baon in boat(andok's chicken & liempo & rice) When we arrived in Sta. Fe we laugh because there so many people running on the roro. They are the one who will help you carry you baggage and pay them. But we ignore them and continue walking till we reach the pedicab terminal where someone is waiting for us with my name spelled Weany Suna. thats not me...hehe then from sta. fe to budyong resort. pedicab is P20/head. When we reach Budyong resort the staff showed us 2rooms. the one they say i reserved but we prefer the beachfront one cost P1,700 for 4 persons so we just add 400 for 2extra person. Total is P2,100 but i asked for a discount and they gave it for 2K only. After settling the payment go to our room and picture picture. Then kuya(staff from budyong) accompanied us to market to buy fish for our tom. lunch to virgin island but we cant choose coz the choices of fish is few. so we just decided to buy danggit worth 400 per kilo. we bought also eggplant, calamansi, toyo for our tom. lunch. then walk to the old church which is just near to the market and take a picture.the motor is waiting for us and ready to go to ogtong. It starts to rain and we go to ogtong cave. Entrance fee to ogtong if your going to swim is P100/head, for pic only P60. but we pay only P60 coz its already 5pm and the swimming time is until 6pm only. We just swim for a few minutes and picture2. Then go back to Budyong. Motor cost us P30/head.Even it is raining we decided to swim in front of budyong. waves is so strong. then we decided to take a walk on the whitesand & long stretch of beach (with seaweeds). then take a bath and rest. Take a little walk outside Budyong and look where we can eat dinner. We saw Portugese, D Jungle, and other resto (275 dinner buffet-eat all you can) but since we are on a tight budget we choose to eat beside Arjaymay. i order okoy and sauted ampalaya which costs P30 only. There is a bat girl. 5years old kid who have a bat pet. After eating go back to Budyong and seat on the beach sand. Around past11am when i decided to sleep. zzzz.....

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day2@bantayan island

August 29 - wake up around 5am...then walk to kota beach front and stay there for the sunrise...past 6am we decided to leave kota and go back to budyong and have our picture2 again and our jumping pics...then take a walk outside budyong and buy 10 pandesal but not hot...then go back to resort and have our breakfast.
After eating breakfast take a pedicab (P10/head one way) and went to beach placid resort in sta. fe just to take a look @ the beach and prove if the beach in sta. fe is better than budyong. And what we found out that Budyong beach is still the best. Almost 8am when we are all settled and boarded on boat going to virgin island. take picture and walk along the stretch of virgin island and climb on stony little cliff...after pur photo shoot :-) we decided to swim and snorkel but we panic coz we saw clear transparent jellyfish like(later we found out that it is harmless)...so we decided to go to the other part and still saw the same...and we saw so many starfish...then lie in the sand and rest...past 10 am we go back to our cottage and the food is done- grilled fish and grilled eggplant and puso rice. So we decided to fill our hungry stomach...Yummylicious lunch. rest for a few minutes and decided to leave at exactly 12pm and headed to malapascua island...

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August 28 Friday MANILA-CEBU
6:35am – ETD Manila
7:50am – ETA Cebu
7:45 – 8:30 Cebu Airport to Bus Terminal (P120-taxi)
8:30 – 12:00 terminal to Hagnaya (3-4 hrs bus- P70)
12:30 – 1:30 hagnaya port to sta.fe bantayan (mv super island express ferry – P135 fare plus 10 terminal fee & brought our lunch-andoks/rice and eat in the ferry)
2pm - 3:00pm check-in @ budyong resort, picture2
3:00 onwards bantayan tour – church, market & ogtong cave-P60 entrance , dinner ( just walk outside budyong so many restos but we ate beside sutukil of arjaymay its just a small eatery dinner worth P60)

August 29 Saturday
5:00 – 6:00am wake up / watch sunrise@ kota beach / picture2
6:00am- 7:30am breakfast/ went to beach placid sta. fe
8-12 check out @budyong, go to virgin island/lunch (P4,000
boat/group includes entrance to virgin island and also
transfer to malapascua island/we give add'l 200 for tip
coz they cooked our lunch)
12:00 – 2:00pm Boat to malapascua
2:30 – 3:00 Check-in @ dont know the name of the accom., at the back of hippocampus resort - 2 adjacent rooms for 500/room good for 3
3:30 onwards ride a motor for P20/head then go to lighthouse,walk
to los bamboos and swim then take a pic @ bantigue 7:00pm onward take a shower,dinner @ Ging-ging, walk to the end of
shore-exotic resort, sleep....

August 30 Sunday
5:00 – 7:00am wake up / sunrise / breakfast
7:00am- 1:30 island hopping Take a boat ride and snorkel, you can tour the island for only 2hours
1:30 – 2:00 packed things/ check out
2:30 – 3:30 boat to maya port
3:30 – 7:30 Maya port to cebu city (3-4hrs)
7:30 onwards check in @ pacific pensionne cebu city/ dinner@larsian/ buy pasalubong@shamrock/rest

August 31 Monday
CEBU-MANILA l Monday, Aug 31, 2009 l Depart 0710H Arrive 0825H
5:30-am Check out/ to cebu airport - Rowell Sura, Michelle Arales, Jeffrey Manalo

Winnie Sura, William Sura, Barbie Leones
7:00 – 8:30am take a bath, prepare & pack things
8:30 – 10:00am go to magellan’s cross & tabo-an market
10:00 – 10:30am have our brunch in chowking colon
10:30am check out
10:30am- 11:00am cebu airport
11onwards check in @ airport, depart to manila
CEBU-MANILA l Monday, Aug 31, 2009 l Depart 1205H Arrive 1320H

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:nice whitesand powder beach
  • Cons:such a very long trip
  • In a nutshell:great experience
  • Last visit to Bantayan Island: Aug 2009
  • Intro Updated Sep 8, 2009
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