Bantayan Island , Cebu Philippines
Enjoying the Sun and the Sea.
Upon exiting Mactan – Cebu International Airport, you hail a cab and tell him to bring you to the North Bus Terminal. Just ask around which bus goes to the port of Hagnaya in San Remegio, Cebu. Buses for Hagnaya depart every hour starting at 6 AM. The last trip of the day is at 5 PM. It takes 2.30 Hours to 3 Hours to get to Hagnaya from Cebu City. An aircon bus ride costs Php 180 pesos per person, one way.
Upon reaching the port of Hagnaya, you would have to catch a ferry boat for the municipality of Santa Fe. Tickets range from Php 130 to Php 150 per person. It takes an hour. Just make sure to arrive at the port of Hagnaya before the last boat departs at 5:30 PM.
There are private vans for hire at the North Bus Terminal. It costs around 2500 – 3500 to rent a van. The rate depends on your haggling skills.
There are flights available from Cebu City to Banatayan operated by Midsea Express (click here for their website.). The 25 minutes flight costs Php 1500 per person / per way. You just have to call and inquire in advance if they have flights scheduled for Bantayan.
RoRo boats from Cebu City to Bantayan are also a nice alternative IF time is not an issue. Unfortunately, I could not give you any advice about this because I am not well versed with which shipping line goes to Bantayan.
Cholo and I stayed at Beach Placid (click here to be brought to their website).
It is conveniently located 5 minutes away from the port of Sta. Fe. Just peruse through their website to see their rooms available and their corresponding rates.