Bantayan Island in Northern Cebu is famous for its powdery white sand beaches and delectable seafood. It is also the gateway to smaller islands which are perfect for quick getaways and your summer trips, ideal even for your team building activities. One of these islets that you can escape to is “Virgin Island”.
If you want a luxurious taste of island life without having to spend thousands of money, plan a trip to Virgin Island. This island boasts of white sands, crystal clear blue waters and amazing scenery. Virgin Island is part of the township of Sta. Fe, Bantayan but you need to charter a pump boat in order to get there. The pump boat fare costs 150 pesos per person and it takes up to 30 minutes to reach it if you are starting from the town proper.
Alternative route that you can take is by hiring a tricycle to take you to Brgy. Sillon and then take a pump boat ride from there. If you choose Brgy. Sillon as your starting point then your boat ride will be a lot shorter.
Welcome to Virgin Island!!!
The entrance fee for Virgin Island is 500 pesos for the first 2 guests and a hundred pesos each for the rest of your party. There are several cottages in this paradise and the smallest one can be rented for only 300 pesos, yours for the whole day. The rental prices for the bigger cottages start at 500 pesos and can go up to a thousand pesos for the largest cottage. You can bring your own food to the island with no corkage fee and you can also use their grilling facilities to grill your meat or seafood. Sugba pag naa sa dagat, di ba?! =)
Cottage Rate and Baskyonistas!
Virgin Island also has a restaurant where you can order popular food items such as calamares, sinugbang isda or any grilled viands. Grilled Seafood is a big hit among tourists and locals alike so don’t miss it. Just ask their accommodating and friendly attendants for assistance. There is also a souvenir stall where you can buy T-shirts as pasalubong items as well as little trinkets like ref magnets and keychains.
For the sporty ones, make use of the vast area in the island and work up a sweat with a game of beach volleyball. Or you can gather your friends and ask someone to take a picture as you all engage in a mandatory jump shot pose. If you love taking pictures then Virgin Island’s unique loveseats will surely be a delight. These seats may have been handcrafted using the simplest materials but its design and accessories give it an astounding island vibe.
Looking for more beach resorts? Check this: Bantayan Island Cebu Beach Resorts and Contact Numbers
There are so many things that you can see and do at Virgin Island that you will surely lose track of time. So for your next Bantayan trip, do include Virgin Island in your itinerary so you can experience one of the best attractions of Bantayan, one of Cebu’s top tourist destinations. Don’t forget your sunscreen! 😛