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BANTAYAN ISLAND

 
 
The Beach Front
 

Bantayan Island, the rich and radiant tropical destination of the Pacific, is located at the northern tip of Cebu. The coral island is 116 square kilometers in size and around 15 kilometers off mainland Cebu. It is composed of three municipalities: Bantayan, Madridejos, and Sta. Fe.

 
   
 
   
         

 
 


Bantayan is also the primary egg producer of Cebu and neighboring islands producing over a million eggs daily.

The island boasts of its beautiful beaches blessed with long stretches of fine white sand and crystal blue waters. It is considered to have one of the finest beach destinations in the Visayas that can equal Phuket and Caribbean resorts.

The awe-inspiring Bantayan sunset will certainly zest up those lovely late afternoon walks on the beach.

Aside from its paramount tropical beauty, Bantayan Island is known for its unique tradition of observing Holy Week or "Semana Santa". A caravan parade features life-size antique statues illustrating the life of Jesus Christ from His birth to resurrection. But most notably, Bantayanons during this season are exempted from following the customary penitence of not eating meat. Because during this period when Jesus Christ is dead, fishermen in the island decline to venture out to sea, thus, their families are forced to slaughter their livestock and eat meat.