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This Private Island in Cebu Proves Summer Life Is Better At The Beach

Dreaming for an endless summer!

By: Mira Maestrecampo | March 11, 2022
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If you want to chill and relax on your summer vacation, Virgin Island, Bantayan Cebu is the beach spot for you

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Cebu is home to the worldly-renowned Bantayan Island, where majestic white sand beaches lie, waves of crystal clear waters rush, and where sunny summer weather blasts. Bantayan Island is also known to have stunning attractions around the island’s vicinity. More interesting is another tiny island nearby that thalassophiles will surely relish. Untouched and well maintained, this beach hideaway will surely make your summer bucket list complete—the Virgin Island Bantayan!

You’ll dream of an endless summer when on the island

Virgin Island Bantayan: Your Next Summer Spot in Cebu, virgin island bantayan island

Need a breather? This secluded and tranquil beach will calm your senses and give you genuine relaxation.

Image: Virgin Island, Bantayan Island, Cebu

One of the most beautiful and famous places you shouldn’t miss on your Cebu travel bucket list is the Virgin Island, Bantayan, a beach island 30 to 45 minutes away from Bantayan Island. Virgin Island Bantayan is known to the locals as Sillon Island, boasting crystal-like waters, beach bars, cliff jumping activities, coastal boardwalks, and an overall peaceful, tropical vibe. Virgin Island Bantayan has been very well-maintained throughout the years, along with its private and safe environment. The Virgin Island Bantayan is best visited during the day, or even for a one-night stay that comes at friendly prices. The beach island has cottages that you can rent and relax to, plus hammocks that you can lay down for free as you marvel at the sight of the skies and the sea. An in-house restaurant is also available so that you won’t have to heavily carry food and drinks and bring your beach-ready body on the way to the island.

Serene summer vacation at Virgin Island, Bantayan

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Cool breeze, tall palm trees, and warm sun welcome you to a dreamy summer vacation at Virgin Island, Bantayan.

Image: Virgin Island, Bantayan Island, Cebu

A summer beach hideaway at Virgin Island Bantayan engages you to lie down in the sand and let you do fun activities with your friends or loved ones. You can enjoy eating at the bar and restaurant, doing island hopping, snorkeling, cliff jumping, strolling the beach on the wooden boardwalks, and playing beach volleyball. The entrance fee upon entering the island is PhP200 per person, that is, for day use only.

They also have amenities for overnight use if you opt for a more extended vacation at the beach island, including a two-way pump boat ride, a breakfast meal, and an entrance fee. Price rates start at PhP4,000 for a room for two, PhP6,000 for a room suitable for six people, ideally for a group of friends or family, and lastly, a room ideal for eight people at PhP8,000.

Fees for the cottages range at estimated costs of PhP300 to PhP1,500 and may also vary depending on peak seasons.

If you are in for a thrill at the beach, you can go and try the cliff jumping activity available at the beach. You can find a bamboo structure built along the small cliffs right on the north part of the island. Make sure to record your jumps in numerous photos with the shore of Virgin Island, Bantayan as your backdrop!

Getting there: An added adventure on your way!

Virgin Island Bantayan: Your Next Summer Spot in Cebu, summer

Capture a picturesque view of the Virgin Island, Bantayan, at night.

Image: Virgin Island, Bantayan Island, Cebu

It is essential to know that before arriving in Virgin Island, Bantayan, you must go to Bantayan Island first. There are bus trips at the North Bus Terminal, and from there, take the bus going to Hagnaya, with an approximately 3-hour trip. Once you have arrived at Hagnaya, take the Express Ferry Boat to Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island, and expect a 1-hour journey. A ro-ro sea vessel is also available from Hagnaya to Sta. Fe. Once you have stepped foot at Bantayan Island, you can now take a charter boat to Virgin Island, Bantayan. It is best to go with a group or bring your friends with you to reduce the cost for the boat ride.

Address: Virgin Island, Sta.Fe, 6052 Bantayan, Cebu, Philippines
Distance: from Mactan, Cebu International Airport, Lapu-Lapu Airport Rd.: 4 hours and 4 mins. (129.8 km); from Bantayan Island: 30 to 45 minutes
Contact Number: 0920 1183521
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VirginIslandCebu

A dreamy summer vacation does not always have to be luxurious. Sometimes, a peaceful place to marvel at the sight of nature is more than enough. Indeed, when you add a beach trip to Virgin Island, Bantayan, to your bucket list, you will create memorable summer memories and have one of the best summer experiences this 2022.

Visit Yoorekka Magazine for more exciting travel destinations in Cebu and Bohol this summer!

Stay safe as you travel! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions wherever you go. For now, keep safe!

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About Mira Maestrecampo
Mira - with a long surname - is a girl who dreams of becoming a news anchor someday, in God's perfect time. She loves to read books and eat different kinds of cheesy or saucy food. A coffee addict and a dog lover, she loves long hugs, hot coffee on an afternoon break with friends, or simply sleeping all day with her stuffed unicorns.
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