Virgin Island

Bantayan, Cebu

Virgin Island
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11 Reviewers

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Jon B.
5.0 Stars
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The province of Cebu is rich in history but along its world-famous shorelines lies an untouched tropical paradise. Fresh, raw, and underdeveloped is what describes the Virgin Island in Bantayan, Cebu. Getting to the island 127796 is not simple.

I wanted to ride a multi cab 128661 that time (act like a local)but I felt so dizzy 128565 and I felt like I’m floating in the air as I haven’t gotten enough sleep since I just came from my Morocco 🇲🇦 and Egypt 🇪🇬 trips.. so I just decided to booked Uber instead to take me to the North bus terminal. I took a nap for almost for hours so In short, I was dead 128128 while traveling (that’s talent) and when I opened my eyes 128064 boom! we already arrived at Hagnaya Port and I’m just alone in the bus as other passengers already went straight to the ferry ⛴ terminal.

I went straight to the ticketing office to catch the first ferry ⛴ trip at 8:30 in the morning. I paid 170.00 for the ferry fare and 10 pesos terminal fee. I step foot on the island past 10:00 in the morning. I booked a hotel just near the ferry port so I decided to take a walk. I booked a room at Beach Placid resort and I I didn’t know that the check in time is at 2:00 PM standard check in time for those who book via agoda app but since I was so dead tired 128564, I asked if I can checked in early and they allowed but I need to pay 100.00 per hour.

I took a nap first and went to a virgin island at 1:00 in the afternoon since that’s my scheduled island hopping trip. Paid 900.00 pesos for boat 128675‍♀️ rental fee (good for 2 persons). You also need to pay for 250.00 per head for the environmental fee. The island is less crowded that day.

The island 127796 rejuvenates me in a very gentle, caressing way. All the natural beauty sedates me to just bask in its dreamy simplicity. Free from developments, this island has so much to promise. For those who just want to swim 127946‍♂️ and relax, the island 127796 is a Fantapect (my term fantastic +Perfect) destination to do so. Never miss this island 127796 if you’re happen to be in Cebu.

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Shiela B.
5.0 Stars

A must visit idyllic paradise that lies within the crystal clear waters of panglao, bohol - The Virgin Islands! 128525🏝

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Mary Love S.
5.0 Stars

Friends and even acquaintances know how much I dread summer. I'm not exactly in a good relationship with heat and the bright and burning rays of the sun. It was just last year when I started to visit beaches. And apparently, it's not that bad... in the afternoon. Except for this beautiful place where I totally forgot that I hate the sun.

Hello, Virgin Island!

This spectacular place is roughly half an hour boat ride away from our resort. And since there is really nothing much to do in Bantayan proper, we opted to head here for lunch.

We went to the wet market first for some fish and other meats for our "paluto". And we found out that you should head to the market at 6am the latest if you want options. We were stuck with a few fishes to choose from as we got there around 9am. No more shrimps or meat. 128547 We just added more fruits and veggies to make it a more enticing spread.

As soon as we hit the shore, we were greeted by a hipster paradise. Hammocks, sea shells and white sand were the first things I noticed. There was also a welcome sign painted on a rustic wooden plank.

There were no roofed dining tables available when we got there but the men who manage the area arranged a table and two benches for us to use. Though we were on a shaded area, there was one problem. Birds and their poop. Yep, our table got hit a few times, thankfully not our food or drinks. (We managed to get a roofed area a bit less than an hour and before our paluto arrived.)

After enjoying our feast, we decided to head out and swim for a bit. R and I were the last ones to brave the scorching heat at 1pm. But once you're splashing around the pristine sea, you could barely feel the heat.

We didn't stay too long though and headed to the next island after an hour.

It was a wonderful short stay and I would love to visit this paradise again.

P.S. IG lovers would go crazy here.

#50ksummergiveaway #gluttonshopper

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Sheena D.
4.0 Stars

Just when I thought I would go home unimpressed, we found the Virgin Island in Bantayan. Oh please, don't get me wrong, I have been to really beautiful beaches, and partial to white sand beaches. So when I see the beach in Bantayan, I was not that impressed. But when you just keep on looking, you'll actually find what you want. And we did! We found the Virgin Island and was really happy about it. It was a private island, and we had to pay entrance fee of P500 for 2, and additional P100 for the third person. We stayed in one of the cottages, and pay an additional P300. The island is well-maintained, and they have nice facilities too. They also have lifeguards.

We chose to swim, and then lounge all morning. I like their beach lounge chairs. I actually fell asleep. You can order the mango shake for P100, and lounge there like a boss!

The plus point of our visit in the Virgin Island, well there were few people when we were there. It was a great place to de-stress after the long travel from Cebu City proper to Bantayan Island!

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Glenn E.
2.0 Stars

I didn't like the place. I'm quite disappointed. The Virgin Island isn't virgin coz there'a a resort on it. The value of our money going here wasn't worth it. We paid 700 php for a boat ride going here and an entrance of 500 php for 2 and additional 100 pho per person in the island. But we did here was memorable. We took a video of us dancing Uptown Funk. 128514128514

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Antin J.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Albien G.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Johneric M.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Shiri Z.
5.0 Stars

The perfect place to go on summer/weekend getaway
10084️White sand
10084️friendly fishes
10084️nice place
You dont have to worry if u dont know how to swim fishes are just around, just make sure to bring goggles and bread with you
*overnight stay is not allowed (day-trip only)
*need to rent a boat from sta.fe/malapascua
*500php for the first 2 person excess is 100/per head (nagmahal sila actually but ull see the difference so i guess its still worth it.
*offers 1 floating cottage for those who know how to swim128539

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Rachel G.
4.0 Stars

The beach is beautiful! Bring snorkeling gear since there are good snorkeling spots around. This really isn't a resort, just an island for day trips. Cottages range from 300-800 php and you can bring your own food or order from the locals there. Fish is so fresh and affordable, but the pork is so expensive and full of fat! So better order the seafood, no regrets there :) The island is around 20 mins from Bantayan and you can go there via a pump boat (ours cost 700php). If you are staying in Bantayan and you have even just half a day to spare, I think this place is a must-see for its raw, natural beauty :)

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Anrey C.
5.0 Stars

This is one of our sea tour visit during our stay in Bohol just this january before Cebu.. the sand is white and smooth but sort of messy bec. Of some sea weeds cause by the calamity happened.. I just picked some shells as souvenir and of course even just a photo...
There's these guys here selling sea urchin..oh yeah they do..
But I didn't bought ,, i don't feel like eating them.. Not my type...
I just edited the photo and added some effect hehe..
This is one best spot you should see when you go to Bohol :)

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