It is no discussion that Bantayan Island is an incredibly famous shoreline goal in Cebu. It has a standout amongst the most astonishing immaculate white sand shorelines in the Philippines with such huge numbers of excellent attractions you can visit around the island. What's more, there is this little island adjacent that turned out to be extremely well known due to "verbal".
A 30-minute pontoon ride from Bantayan Island, Virgin Island is one of the fundamental attractions in Bantayan Island that has an immaculate white shoreline and completely clear waters where swimming can be appreciated.
Despite the fact that more costly than expected and may not be perfect for economical explorers (see rates beneath), Virgin Island is private and kept up in great conditions. It is ideal for travelers who truly have the heart for shorelines and the individuals who need to simply chill and unwind. The island additionally has cabins that you can lease cost would rely upon the sort of bungalow you might want to lease. There are loungers which are free. Furthermore, there is a neighborhood eatery bar so you can have a supper or a beverage.
Things You Can Do at Virgin Island
✔ Pristine white sand beach (at par with Boracay)
✔ Beach volleyball
✔ Chill. Drink. Eat.
Virgin Island is deal for groups (at least 5pax). If you are a solo traveler or a couple, you might need to shell out more. It’s best if you join other groups from the mainland or book a tour package.
Everything is expensive in the island. If you want to save, bring:
– Water & food (You can save a lot if you buy from the public market in the mainland)
– Goggles, Snorkeling gears (or rent ahead from the mainland)
The beach is really great, but don’t expect too much on the island’s facilities and amenities.
If you need to sit on the cottage area, you will be asked to pay. If you don’t want to pay, you can bring your own portable chairs.
Rates & Other Information
There is no regular passenger boats from the mainland. Make sure you ask around if there are no boats. Or plan ahead with the hotel or resort you’re in.
Below are the estimated boat fares for your reference. Note, these are not fixed but being a good negotiator is an advantage.
– ₱1,500 one-way good for 12 persons (or ₱125 each)
– ₱1,000 one-way good for 8 persons (or ₱125 each)
Day Use Rates
Entrance fee: ₱500 for 2 persons, and ₱100 additional per person in excess of 2
Cottages: ₱300, ₱500, ₱600, ₱1,000 and ₱1,500
– Day use: 9AM to 5PM
– Cabana: ₱1,500 for 2 pax (maximum of 4 pax)
– Open cottage: ₱1,500 for 5 pax
– ₱200 for every succeeding persons
– Bamboo Cottage: ₱3,000 for 2 pax. Maximum of 4 pax.
– Family cottage: ₱5,000 for 4 pax. Maximum of 6pax
– Barkada cottage: ₱7,000 for 8pax. Maximum of 10pax.
– ₱300 for every succeeding persons.
*Rates may change during peak season (December, April, May).
How to get there?
Exact location: Virgin Island, Sta.Fe, Bantayan Island, Northern Cebu — 4-5 hours away from the city.
If you want to go to Virgin Island, you have to go to Bantayan Island first.
Buses that will bring you to Bantayan Island are found at the North Bus Terminal. Take the bus going to Hagnaya. Travel time is approximately 3 hours. From Hagnaya take the Express Ferry Boat to Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island. Travel time is approximately 1-hour ride to Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island. A Ro-Ro vessel from Hagnaya to Santa Fe is also available.
After reaching Bantayan, you can charter a boat headed for Virgin Island. While you can reach Virgin Island from any part of Bantayan, the best jump-off point is in Sta. Fe. It is also advisable to visit the island with group of friends to reduce the cost of hiring a boat.
• Bus – P170 per way / P340 roundtrip (20% discount for students, present School ID)
• Ferry & Terminal Fee – P180 per way / P260 roundtrip
CEBU TO BANTAYAN (3.5-4 hours bus, 1 hour ferry)
TripBus Departure (Cebu City to Hagnaya)Ferry Departure (Hagnaya to Sta. Fe)
1st Trip10:45 PM3:00 AM
2nd Trip12:15 AM5:00 AM
3rd Trip2:00 AM6:30 AM
4th Trip5:00 AM9:30 AM
5th Trip6:00 AM11:30 AM
6th Trip8:00 AM1:30 PM
7th Trip10:00 AM3:30 PM
LAST Trip12:20 PM5:30 PM
BANTAYAN TO CEBU (1 hour ferry, 3.5-4 hours bus)
TripFerry Departure (Sta. Fe to Hagnaya)Bus Departure (Hagnaya to Cebu City)
1st Trip5:00 AM6:00 AM
2nd Trip7:30 AM8:30 AM
3rd Trip9:30 AM10:30 AM
4th Trip11:30 AM12:30 PM
5th Trip1:30 PM2:30 PM
6th Trip3:30 PM4:30 PM
LAST Trip5:30 PM6:30 PM