The resorts at
Island range from the extreme budget conscious for less than $12.00 per
night at the Bantayan Cottages to the luxurious Villa's at
the Ogtong Cave Resort at a little over $80.00 per night. A
beach front Triplex room for two at the Beautiful White Sand Beach
resort of Beach Placid will set you back just $40.00 USD per night.
Many of the resorts now offer Wireless Internet service included in
your rate. The service is not high speed but adequate to surf the
internet and email family and friends.
following rates are accurate as of December 2010 and are subject to
depending on the time of year or changes made by the actual
resort. Please note that during Holy Week, the
rates for these Resorts can be double or triple the normal room rate.
100 Peso's is $2.25 USD at 44.29 to 1 exchange rate
500 Peso's is $11.29 USD at 44.29 to 1 exchange rate
1,000 Peo's is $22.58 USD at 44.29 to 1 exchange rate
100 Peso's is 1.71 Euro's at 44.29 to 1 exchange rate
500 Peso's is 8.59 Euro's at 44.29 to 1 exchange rate
1,000 Peso's is 17.18 Euro's at 44.29 to 1 exchange rate
China Yuan: 1 CNY = 6.6541 Peso's
Japan Yen: 1 JPY = 0.5261 Peso's
United Kingdom Pounds: 1 GBP = 68.4908 Peso's
Austrialia Dollars: 1 AUD = 43.6218 Peso's
per night all year, excluding Holy Week.
The Bantayan Cottages have special weekly and monthly rates that are
The Bantayan Cottages are a quiet resort due to the remote laction of
the resort. Hotel
guests are alowed to cook their own meals in the kitchen of the main
biilding of the hotel. There is also a terrace at each of the cottages.
This resort is more of a tropical setting than a beach front resort
like many others in the Santa Fe Municipality. If you are looking for a
secluded and "Native" location, this resort is for you.
Placid is right on the beach just 5 minutes from the port of Santa Fe
where the ferry arrives. The resort is
small and cozy with a delightful staff of helpful and friendly people,
many of which have been born and grown up on Bantayan Island. Don't
forget to reserve a scooter to tour the island or just make a trip to
one of the other resorts in Santa Fe for lunch. Scooter rentals range
from 350 to 450 Peso's per day, which is about $8-10.00 USD.
Beach Front Duplex: Room One
Four persons, air conditioning with hot shower, mini
refrigerator, walk in closet, electric stove, microwave, and
Regular Season Rate 3,000 Peso's per night
High Season rate 3,500 Peso's per night
Week and Easter 7,000 Peso's per night
Beach Front Duplex:
Four persons with Air Conditioning, Hot Shower, Mini
Refrigerator, Walk in Closet, and Satelite TV.
Regular Season rate 3,000 Peso's per night
High season rate 3,500 Pesos's per night
Holy Week and Easter 7,000 Peso's per night
Beach Front Triplex:
One Full Size Bed for two persons, Air Conditioning. Only cottage 9
(Blue Room) has
Regular Rate 1,500 Peso's per night
High Season Rate 1,800 Peso's per night
Holy Week and Easter 4,000 Peso's per night
Full Size Bed for Two persons with Air Conditioning
Regular Season rate P1,300/ High season rate P1,500/ Holy Week/Easter
Non Beach Front:
Cottage 7 & 8
Four persons, Air Conditioning, Mini Refrigerator, Satellite TV,
Regular season rate 2,000 Peos's per night
Highi Season rate 2,500 Peso's per night
Holy Week and Easter 5,000 Peso's per night
Non Beach Front:
Cottage 4 & 5 (Stilll Near The Beach)
Two persons, Electric Fan, No Air Conditioning
Regualr Season rate 60p Peso's per night
High Season rate 800 Peso's per night
Week and Easter 1,500 Peso's per night
persons for an additional mattress 200
Peso's per night
To Make Reservations
for Beach Placid Resort, CLICK
Please mention that you learned about Beach Placid from Bantayan
the CouCou Bar and Restaurant. This is a newer facility in downtown
Santa Fe , only minutes away fromthe white sand beach.
All Rooms From 950 to 1,350 Peso's per night. There
are special weekly and monthly rates available.
The rooms at the Cou Cou Lodge have modern queen size beds, large hot
shower, air conditioning, TV with DVD.
One of the nice features of this Lodge is that there is a wonderful
restaurant on the premises that serves Filipino and American food. The
seating area of the restaurant has free Wi-Fi to use while you are
dinning, just bring your laptop or iPad.
K Kozy Kottages
Peso's per night with fan, no air conditioning, including a mini
Kottages: 750 Peso's per night with Air Conditioning, includes
a mini refrigerator
Family Room: 250 Peso's per night, per person that can
accomodate nine people. Includes Air Conditioning, a mini refrigerator,
bunk beds and a queen size bed.
Motorcycle rentals start at 250 Peso's per day for guests
, 350 Peso's per day for non guests.
room with fan only: 700 Peso's per night
Superior Cottage with a fan only: 1,079 Peso's per night
Cottage Double with Air Conditioning 1,260 Peso's
Economy Cottage Row House with Air
Conditioning: 1,300 Peso's per night
Deluxe Cottage, called "The Penthouse" with Air
Conditioning: 1,560 Peso's per
Superior Cottage with Air Conditioning: 1,700 Peso's
Maia's Cottages come with Air Conditioning and twin beds:
for 1,850 Pesos per night whcih includes breakfast
Breakfast only from 115 to 165 Peso's
Lunch or Dinner from 145 Peso's
To Make a Reservation at Mai's Beach Resort, CLICK HERE
Please mention that you learned about Mai's Resort from Bantayan
The Resort at the
Cave is the nicest resort on the Island. The grounds of this
immaculately kept seaside hotel is neatly manicured with deep green
bermuda grasses that are lined with pebble stepping stones. Caged
island birds sing and whistle as you pass by. Beautiful tropical
flowers and lush vegitation inhabit every corner of the areas near the
cottages. A pristine blue pool adjacent to the open air restaurant is
highlighted by the view of the deep blue and aquamarine water of the
ocean at the resorts edge.
A Video From the Ogtong Cave Resort in December of 2010
A Video of the Ogtong Cave and Beautiful Clear Waters Within
Ogtong Cave Resort Rates:
1,600 Peso's per night for a lovely
Cottage without Air Conditioning
3,200 Peso's per night for the Garden Villa whcih has Air Conditioning,
Twin Beds, a Mini Refrigerator and Local Television channels
3,200 Peso's per night for the Row House that includes Air
Conditioning, a Mini Refrigerator and Local Television
3,200 Peso's per night for the Family Room with Air Conditioning, Beds
to sleep up to four, and extra side bed, twin beds Television with
local channels and a mini refrigerator.
P3,500: Sea View Villa - ref & TV
4,300 Peso's per night for the Family Room Triple Cottage that
includes Air Conditioning, a mini refrigerator and local Television
4,300 Peso's per night for a Deluxe Cottage that includes Air
Conditioning, a mini refrigerator and Local Television channels
5,200 Peso's per night for a Duplex that includes Air Conditioning, a
mini Refrigerator and Local Television Channels
7,000 Peso's per night for the White House. A two
Bedroom apartment for up to six people with a kitchen, outside
barbeque area and ourside sitting area. Has a double shower, one with
hot water the other with just cold water.
16,000 to 18,000 Peso's per night for the brand new private
residence that comes with it's own private pool and mini waterpark and
jacuzzi. A romantic
Queen Size Bed, fully furnished with all amenities.
To Make a Reservation for the Ogtong Cave Beach Resort, Call one of the
Following Phone Numbers:
Please Mention that you learned about the Ogtong Cave Resort on
Fe Beach Club Resort
per night for a: Twin
Cottage with fan only, no Air Conditioning
1,000 Peso's per night for a: Triple Cottage with fan, no Air
1,200 Peso's per night for a: Cottage with adjoining room, including
1,600 Peso's per night for a Clubhouse Twin, with Air Conditioning
2,000 Peso's per night for a: Clubhouse Triple with Air Conditioning
2,200 Peso's per night for a: Clubhouse Quadruple, including Air
2,700 Peso's per night for a: Duplex Triple, including Air Conditioning
To Make a Reservation for the Santa Fe Beach Club, Please call one of
the Following Phone Numbers:
Please Mention that you learned about the Santa Fe Beach Resort on
Bernards Beach Resort
per night for a Standard Cottage with fan only
1,200 Peso's per night with Air Conditioning
1,150 Peso's per night for a Deluxe with fan only
1,400 Peso's per night with Air Conditioning
1,700 Peso's per night for a:Big Deluxe room with fan only
2,100 Peso's per night with Air Conditioning
1,900 Peso's per night for a Deluxe Beachfront room with fan
2,300 Peso's per night with Air Conditioning
To Make a Reservation for St. Bernard's Beach Resort, Please Call:
63-917-963-6162 Mobile Number
Please Mention that you learned about St. Bernard's Beach Resort from
per night for a Fan
Room with a double bed
1,300 Peso's per night for an Air Conditioned Room with a double
1,900 Peso's per night for a Family Room with Air Conditioning that
sleeps four people
To Make a Reservation for the Tickety Boo Resort, Please Call:
Please Mention that you learned about the Tickety Boo Resort on
Peso's per night fo a
Single Room with Air Conditioning that sleeps two people
Peak Season: 1,200 Peso's per night
1,300 Peso's per night for a Beach Front room that includes Air
Peak Season: 1,500 Peso's per night
1,500 Peso's per night for a Family Room, including Air Conditioning
Peak Season: 2,500 Peso's per night
P2,500: Family Room/2 beds, aircon with TV & fridge (Peak
To Make a Reservation at Tristan's Resort, Please Call:
Please Mention that you learned about Tristan's Resort on Bantayan
Peso's Per seven day week
10,500 Peso's per Month
Daily Rate: 1,500 Peso's
This resort has newly built rooms that are completly furnished and come
with Air Conditioning, Hot shower, Fan, a Kitchen with Gas Stove,
Refrigerator, Satelllite TV and Wi Fi all inclded.
on the beach at just 2,200 Peso's per night for all rooms. Also
includes TV with DVD and Internet service.
Two newly built concrete Bungalow Style Apartments that are atractively
decorated. Price includes Air Conditioning, Fan, Hot Shower, TV and DVD
Player, Safe, and a full size Refrigerator.
These beautiful apartment style Bungalos have a large terrace that
diplays a beach view.
The Resort includes free Beach Volleyball, Badmitton, Beach Swimming,
Maid Service and a shuttle to and from the port at Santa Fe.
includes Wi-Fi iInternet Service at no extra charge.
Peso's per night fo a Standard Room with
Air Conditioning and a Sea View from your balcony.
Peak Season 1,890 Peso's per night.
1,900 Peso's per night for a Vista Grande Room with Air Conditioning, a
Terrace with Ocean View.
Peak Season: 2,790 Peso's per night.
VIP Suite: 2,900 Peso's per night.
Peak Season at 4,900 Peso's per night for an Ocean
Air Conditioning and Refrigerator.
Fan Room: 1,090 Peso's per night.
Peak Season: 1,390 Peso's per night
To Make a Reservation for the Yooneek Beach Resort, Please CLICK HERE
Please Mention that you learned about the Yooneek Beach Resort from
The Poor of Bantayan
On one particular
morning last week, my wife and I walked amongst the
nipa huts of a seaside fishing village and began to talk to the humble
people who live there. My wife is a native Cebuana from the nearby
island of Cebu. She speaks the local language of Bantayan and easily
converses with the willing souls who step out of their shanties to
welcome us as friends.
As I stood there listening to a language that I know very little of, I
gazed into the home of the precious lady who stood with a bright smile
speaking to my wife as if she were a long lost friend. What I saw
stunned me. Barely a standing structure at all. A home small and thrown
together from miscellaneous native island materials. A dirt floor, no
running water, hand made palm frawn beds. Cooking utensils
outside upon open wood fires, heating the days meal. The nutty smell of
the smoldering coconut shells used for fuel carried me back a hundred
years in my mind to an imagination of what it was like here before any
white man had walked these shores. Yet I was standing there
today. It was 2010, not 1910, yet nothing has changed much from the way
that the people of Bantayan live their daily lives. Except
it is much more difficult to live life on Bantayan Island than it was
The fish are not as plentiful, there is little money to buy rice, none
for a medical need. Yet the incredibly beautiful children frolic in the
blue waters, jump for joy in the green jungle, without a care and
always with the biggest smile I think I have ever seen on a child.
I stood in my flip flops trembling and weeping uncontrollably. How is
it that such beautiful people exist in this place and no one comes to
their aid? I handed three ladies standing now in front of us, all not
more than 5 feet tall, 100 pesos each, or about 2 dollars.
They lit up with joy as if they had in their hands the winning lottery
ticket for a million dollars. 100 pesos would buy their family enough
rice for days, they felt instant relief. No worries for their small
children for at least awhile. There would be rice and perhaps a few
scraps of fish, and that was enough to be thankful for. This is the
miracle of Bantayan Island, the people are so very thankful for even
the smallest measure of human help or kindness.
As we walked slowly away from our new friends, I continued to cry for
several minutes until it hit me that we had the power to change their
lives with very little effort. We had been praying about where the Lord
would next have us minister after being the pastor of a two small
churches in Arizona for the past 14 years.
My wife has always had a heart for her own people, though she came
alone to America many years ago and made a hard earned life for herself
and the money she sent home to her family. Now just as much an American
as I, we both felt a burden to go somewhere that help was needed, but
often fleeting. This is our island
We decided during those seven days of revelation that it would be our
turn to come to this tiny island and give as much as we could to make
Jesus known and show His love to a people who are in need of so much.
I am writing to you now about 15 hours ahead of your day. It is 5:15 pm
on Monday afternoon in Cebu, about 12:15 am Monday morning in Arizona.
While you sleep 120,000 precious people dream of a better life. Not the
kind that an American dreams of where they hope to own a nice four
bedroom house and at least two paid for cars. These dear ones dream of
a home that has a door, windows and a floor. Not made from wood or
concrete, but the raw materials of the local coconut tree, woven
together into walls complete with a palm woven roof. They dream of a
little meat with their rice, and that they would not have to travel to
the local well for water to wash their dishes. Perhaps someday someone
will help them, their hope springs eternal and joy never departs their
you would like
to become a co-laborer with us in reaching the
120,000 precious people of this remote island,
You can click on the "Donate"
Link below to make a safe and secure online donation.
The Word Ministries appreciates the generosity of people around the
like you who help us continue to make it possible to give the Gospel of
Jesus Christ, The Word of God, Food, Shelter, Clothing and Medical
Supplies to these amazing people of Bantayan Island.
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