Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Cebu 2012: Bantayan Island

It's almost 1 hour travel time by sea from the island of Bohol to Cebu. After of Panglao escapade, I went also to Cebu for our Bantayan Island and Cebu City tour with my BossLove (Ariel, aka Yeng :) ). I made an itinerary for this and with the help of my dear cousin, Louie,who based and working in Cebu to list down the places where we can explore within the city. Thanks couz :)

First, we spent one night in Cebu city before we head to Bantayan Island next day. I arrived in Mactan port (from Bohol) at almost 7:00pm and Ariel's arrival from Manila was at 8:00pm. We just meet at the hotel and rested for a while and let our tummy feed. :)

We woke up as early as 5:00am to catch up the first trip bus going to Hagnaya Port (jump off point to Sta Fe, Bantayan Island). We took a quick breakfast at Mcdonalds nearby and get taxi to North Bus terminal. We travel 3 hours going to Hagnaya port. :)

Stop over :)

We reached Hagnaya port after 3 hours land travel. We purchased our ferry ticket and boarded to RORO. :)

boarded :)

After  almost an hour, we arrived at Sta. Fe port in Bantayan Island :) We fetched by Kuya Daniel and made a placard, haha :)

Look at that clean water :)

hahaha :)

It's 10 minutes ride on pedicab to reach the resort I've reserved for our stay in the Island :). Almost 12 noon when we arrived at the resort and ordered a lunch :)

wow! :)
Our resort is located nearby the port :)

Resort's cute pet, and fat :)

The Beach front :)

We rested for the entire afternoon and rented a bike and stroll the whole town of Sta. Fe :)

Our room :)

Sta. Fe's church

 We took a dinner and sleep early for the Island hopping activity next day! :)

I woke up little late to catch up the sunrise but I took a nice shot though :)

Low tide :)

We prepared our stuff and head to Virgin Island :)

We reached Virgin Island in less than 20 minutes :) We let Kuya Daniel cook and prepare our lunch in the island and with Ariel, we explore the beauty of the Island :)

This dog was always following us wherever we go :) cute :)

Myna Birds :)

We enjoyed our stay in Virgin Island. We went back to resort and rest. Afterwards, we went to Bantayan market to get some pasalubongs like danggit and dried squid and had a quick town tour :) Rented two motorcycle and head to town. :) We also passed by GK (Gawad Kalinga) site in the island :)

GK Day Care Center :)

We are so grateful to Mam Nancy, owner of Tristan's Beach and Resto for the warm and welcomed us to their resort. The staffs are so attentive to our needs and gave us such a wonderful and unforgettable stay in Bantayan.

Travel Date: February 21-23 2012

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