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Bantayan Island is one of the most beautiful islands in the World. Located in the central part of the Philippines, Bantayan Island is one of 167 surrounding islands of the province of Cebu. Located just to the northwest of Cebu, and west of Leyte and Bohol islands. Bantayan Island is a small Atoll just 7 by 10 miles with a population of over 120,000 people.

When you step off the ferry from Hagnaya at the port of Santa Fe on Bantayan Island, you instantly feel a sense of peace, with time slowing down and all the cares of life ceasing with every passing moment.

As you look up and down the powdery white sand beaches, you are struck by the beauty of the aquamarine cyrstal clear water. The beaches have a soft sandy bottom that is therapy to tired and aching feet. The water is only 4 feet deep at over 100 yards off shore, making a swim, pure delight.

From the stunning resort at Ogtong Cave where tropical birds sing and lush tropical vegitation and flowers sooth your senses, to the beach front Tri-Plex cottages of Beach Placid, there is a resort for any budget.

As you rent a scooter from your resort and meander slowly along the lush island roads, you feel the pleasure and freedom of cool wind on your face while arching coconut palms stretch out over the road ahead.

Bantayan Municipality is less than 30 minutes by scooter from Santa Fe Beach,  Madredejos just another 30 minutes further. A stroll along the beach meeting the humble and peaceful fishermen who live on Bantayan's Island's white sand beaches makes you realize that you do not have to have much in life to be truly happy.

Lunch for two is less than $10.00 and a beach front accommodation can be found for less than $40.00. The Island of Bantayan is safe, peaceful, and will stimulate and thrill your sense of adventure as perhaps no other place on earth.

As one transplanted from the United States to Bantayan Island in 2010 we have discovered that living here is where the term "Paradise Island" originated. Life on Bantayan Island is slow, easy, and relaxed. From the moment you depart the Ferry at Santa Fe Port and travel the short distance to you chosen resort, you will feel as if you never want to leave this amazing place.

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Whether you are planning your next dream vacation or a retirement full of adventure and excitement, you have to put Bantayan Island on your list.

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