Laid-back Bantayan in Cebu encapsulates all the best things about island living: powdery white shores, crystal clear blue waters and a quiet rural community that's as charming as its beaches. Filmmaker and Instagrammer @filipino_flight_tales shows off the island's best angles in his short video, from breathtaking sunsets to deserted white-sand beaches and pristine sea. Other must-visit places on the island are the centuries-old Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Church and Ogtong Cave.
What not to miss: Virgin Island, Bantayan, Cebu
Where to stay in Bantayan. Prices mentioned are in Philippine pesos.
How to get there
Philippine Airlines flies from Manila to Cebu City. From Cebu City, head to the North Bus Terminal to get on a Ceres Liner bus bound for Hagnaya port in San Remigio, Cebu. The trip takes about two and a half to three hours. At Hagnaya port, catch a ferry bound for Sta. Fe port on Bantayan island, about a one hour travel.
Cover photo is a screengrab from @irisvandermars on Instagram.
By Celia Nachura
Published September 2016