Philippines, Travel

Island Life: Exploring Bantayan

When I planned this trip, I never imagined that I would be falling in love with the Island. We just simply wanted some R&R as an anniversary celebration but the moment we stepped out of the ferry we were literally awed by Bantayan’s beauty,the crystal clear turquoise water was unimaginable and the fine white sand was just perfect, JUST PERFECT. I am always on the lookout for the perfect beach; serene and uncrowded, the Island did not disappoint. And despite the distraction that Yolanda brought, I still consider it as one of Cebu’s hidden gems, 4 hours away from the city, it almost felt we were home because of the local’s warmth and hospitality. Staying at Kota Resort’s beachfront villa made it even nicer, we had the best view of the beach, can you imagine waking up to an impeccable sight every single day?

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Kota Beach Resort

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Just off shore we took a boat to go around the island, no life vests or any safety precautions. It took sometime for me to let go of my qualms and just go with the flow, enjoy every waves. 

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Bantayan Nature Park

It’s a 8 hectares of leisure getaway that houses a spring-fed cav

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Swim in a cave, off my bucket list!

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We took a motorcycle ride during Palm Sunday to Bantayan Church, it felt surreal, driving towards the sunset on a boundless road, clueless and almost lost, surrounded by nature and fresh air kissing our faces, it was a delight.

 We lit some candles, whispered our prayers and left silently. IMG_1207

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No goodbyes, Cebu! We will definitely come back!

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