Beach Bumming in Bantayan Island

After several attempts in the past, the plan of going to Bantayan Island for the ultimate beach bumming day finally pushed through. My grandparents were a bit surprised when I told them that I haven’t been to Bantayan. They went there after days after their 50th wedding anniversary (October 2010).

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Those who had been to Bantayan often describe it as a ‘calmer version of Boracay’. It is particularly full on Holy Week break.

How to Get to Bantayan From Cebu

Together with Edcel and Edwin, we went to North Bus Terminal (near SM Cebu) and rode a yellow Ceres Bus to Hagnaya Port. The travel time is approximately 3 hours.

When we reached Hagnaya Port, we took a 1 hour ro-ro ride. Our arrival to Sta. Fe Port is a sign that we’re THAT close to reaching our overnight paradise hehe.

Since it is already pass lunch time, we ate lunch in a carinderia. We’re three hungry individuals who would do anything for food and water hehe. I didn’t take a photo because I was busy eating. Hihi.

We took a short pedicab ride to Sugar Beach, which is the most suggested place for backpackers. The bagets wanted to do a Bantayan trip camping style. Kaso wala naman silang dalang tent LOL and the weather is unpredictable that time. We arrived in Sugar Beach first and the rest of the Bagets who were coming from Malapascua arrived in an hour.

Nine young travelers in paradise! I think we were the only ones booked in Sugar Beach that day. I can say that we unofficially owned it!

This is my ideal beach trip – No pressure, just relax. I love how calm the waves are! Sarap mag-emote LOL.

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When we were already complete, the heavy rain started to pour from the heavens above (drama HAHA). It didn’t stop us from running towards the beach! Don’t let the rain stop you from achieving your goals to swim on the beach!

As expected, that afternoon was full of laughter (blame the sea cucumber), sand-throwing, running and a little bit of emo moment (Thanks Dad).

It was already dark when the group decided to go back to the room, where the rest are working and looking for cheap flights tenerife then boom! No Electricity.

For our dinner, we ordered a Fish dish, Adobong Pusit and Buttered Shrimps. Ang sarap! Kamayan galore!

That night, we exchanged jokes and scary stories. We ended the night by sharing a small room and gladly, the nine of us had a very good sleep. Bonding kung Bonding. Close kung Close LOL.

NEXT DAY

Good morning, Bantayan! Right after eating breakfast (sponsored by Ivan Lakwatsero hehe), we went straight to the beach hoping that we’d be able to swim. Unfortunately, low tide pa. We did a little photo walk under the sun:

Serene morning in Bantayan
Serene morning in Bantayan
Starfish!
Starfish!
I wonder what this is
I wonder what this is
Be still, my boat
Be still, my boat
Ordinary Day
Ordinary Day
On the Rocks
On the Rocks
As you walk further
As you walk further
Accommodation for Comfort
Accommodation for Comfort
Wow Bantayan!
Wow Bantayan!
Watch Over Me in Bantayan Island
Watch Over Me in Bantayan Island

Most of the Bagets were tempted to go to the water and swim before we go back to Cebu City. Of course, we gave in to temptation 😀

We took some photos and shot some funny videos. If you want to watch our videos, you need to wait 😛

Bagets in Bantayan!
Bagets in Bantayan!
Dyoza and Kids
Dyoza and Kids
LOL
LOL
Extra Challenge!
Extra Challenge!
With Ed and Ed
With Ed and Ed
Missing in Action - Kaya pala!
Missing in Action - Kaya pala!

I think everyone got a bit darker after that morning swim. Some even forgot to apply sunblock so they’re all red upon returning to the room. After taking a bath, changing outfits and posing for souvenir shots, the group left Bantayan Island.

I miss Bantayan!
I miss Bantayan!

It was a short but sweet Bantayan Trip. Someone asked us if we would like to take an island hopping tour, but we declined. Aside from the fact that those who came from the Malapascua trip are tired, we would also like to take the opportunity to know each other more.

Bagets in Bantayan!
Bagets in Bantayan!

Again, thanks to Edcel, Edwin, Robbie, Renz, Ivan, Chino, Drew and Brenna for the company and the memories! SA UULITIN!


14 Comments

  1. Renz Bulseco said:

    Cheap flights tenerife ftw! Hahaha

    And oh, everyone was so silent while eating dinner. di halatang gutom. HAHAHA! OMG I miss Cebu na. I miss Bantayan Island! HAHAHAHA Grabe dto talaga ako umitim. Pero keri, enjoy naman. And oh, we will never forget the lola skinny ‘dipper’. HAHAHAHAHA SHET.

    Can’t wait to see you this week, Mica! Chikahan nanaman to with nanay!

    January 24, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Sino ang mga gutom?! Wehehe pero na-enjoy ko siya lalo na yung Adobong Pusit! Thinking about it makes me hungry now T_T

      Oh yes, that awkward yet funny moment! Napa-atras na lang at di kinaya haha and errr dear sorry, but I’m going to Dagupan on Thursday morning until Saturday not unless magkita tayo ng Sunday or Monday 🙂 Text me! 😛

      January 24, 2012
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  2. Drew said:

    Only regret is that we didn’t have more time 🙁 Eto talaga yung pinaka chilled lang na part ng vacation na yun. Would have been really nice kung mas madami pa tayong oras dito. Sigh.

    January 24, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Lesson learned yun sa atin hehe 😀 Di bale, balik ka naman ng balik sa Cebu LOL

      January 25, 2012
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  3. dong ho said:

    i really miss this island. it’s nice to see everyone having fun. pag nga naman kasama ang mga bagets. kakulitan talaga.

    January 24, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Masaya talagang kasama ang mga cool bagets sa trip hehe. Namimiss na kitang kasama sa trip! 😀

      January 25, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Edwin, dalhin mo na kami sa Bohol next time! 😛

      January 25, 2012
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      • o ba! Saan man sulok ng mundo, makakasama nyo! ay kanta na pala yun…

        January 25, 2012
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  4. Bantayan’s a kind of place I’d love to stay for a month or longer. I miss Pinas beaches, and just sooo jealous of your fun trip guyz!

    January 25, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      I agree with you! yun din naisip ko nung andun ako. Basta may wifi at may kape, ok na ako sa Bantayan hehe

      January 25, 2012
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  5. chyng said:

    eto ba yung sunburn kayong lahat? hehe
    and i remember that extra challenge video. pinakita mo yata sa camera mo! =)

    January 25, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Yup eto nga yun LOL. Lahat umuwi na medyo mahapdi ang skin hehe pero sulit. No pain, no gain =))

      January 25, 2012
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  6. Jerome said:

    ito ang namiss kong trip, sayang sana nakasunod ako para mas masaya. haha. next time dapat makasama na ulit ako sa inyo hehe

    natatawa ako sa mga pictures lalo na yung natutulog si Ivan kaya pala di na nakapagswimming hahaha

    January 26, 2012
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