Bantayan Island is a popular tourist destination in Northern Cebu Province. It is about 4 hours bus and boat ride from Cebu City. The town of Sta. Fe is the most visited place in the Island as it offers white sand beaches and other natural attractions such as Ogtong Cave.
Ogtong Cave is located inside Ogtong Cave Resort, a little paradise situated in Barangay Pooc, Sta Fe, Bantayan Island. The resort has a charming white sand beach area, two swimming pools, a sauna, a freshwater underground cave, and a restaurant. It is covered with different kind of flora which make it more attractive. You are definitely one with nature when you stay at Ogtong Cave Resort.
The rooms at Ogtong Cave Resort are very simple yet clean and spacious. It has a free WIFI and a 24-hour security. The seaview villa that I stayed is equipped with a queen size bed, an attached T&B, a refrigerator, a cable TV and a telephone. The linens were clean and the pillows were soft. I had a really good night sleep at the resort.
Ogtong Cave Resort has a restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is also open 24 hours so guests can access whenever they want to buy beverages and ready to eat goodies.
The resort is very ideal for visitors who want to relax and unwind. There are a lot of corners where you can just sit and relax or read book or just stare at the garden or the ocean or listen to the birds chirping.
The Swimming Pools
Ogtong Cave Resort has two swimming pools. One is open to every checked-in guests and day visitors while the other one is exclusive for guests checked in at the Deluxe Suite Accommodations. The pool is open from 8AM to 6PM. After that, you may still swim in the beach as you can have access 24 hours.
Ogtong Cave is also open for guests from 8am to 6pm. It is a small but interesting underground cave where guests can swim in its clear bluish fresh waters.
The beach is not that impressive but still good and conducive for swimming. It has a white sand with clear, blue waters which will surely entice you to go swimming.
Sta. Fe Beach Club
If you are more into beach bumming and swimming, you may opt to stay at Sta. Fe Beach Club as it offers a better white sand beach.
Ogtong Cave Resort Rates
|Seaview Villa (twin) w/ ref & TV||P3,000.00|
|Garden Villa (twin) w/ ref & TV||P2,800.00|
|Family Room (triple) w/ ref & TV||P3,700.00|
|Family Room for 5 w/ ref & TV||P5,500.00|
|Deluxe Room (twin)||P3,500.00|
|Row House (twin) w/ ref & TV||P2,700.00|
|Family Adjoining w/ ref & TV||P5,500.00|
|Deluxe Suite with Breakfast||P8,500.00|
|Cottages (non-aircon) good for two||P1,400.00|
Sta Fe Beach Cub Rates
|Standard Room Clubhouse (twin)||P1,800.00|
|Standard Room Clubhouse (triple)||P2,000.00|
|Standard Room Clubhouse (quadruple)||P2,200.00|
|Standard Family Room (good for 5)||P2,500.00|
|Deluxe Room (Triple)||P2,600.00|
|Cottage Back Twin||P900.00|
|Cottage Back Triple||P1,000.00|
|Family Room w/ adjoining room||P1,500.00|
How to get to Bantayan Island
Take a taxi from Cebu City to the North Bus Terminal in Mandaue City near SM.
From North Bus Terminal to Hagnaya Port
Take a Ceres bus to Hagnaya Port. Travel time is around 3 hours and fare for teh aircon bus is P160. The bus will stop near the port's entrance.
From Hagnaya Port to Sta. Fe, Bantayan
Take a ferry to Sta Fe. Travel time is atound one hour and fare is P170.00.
Island Shipping Corporation Daily Scheduled of Trips
From Hagnaya to Sta. Fe
5:00am | 6:30am | 9:30am | 11:30am | 1:30pm | 3:00pm | 5:30pm
From Sta. Fe to Hagnaya Port
5:00am | 7:30am | 9:30am | 11:30am | 1:30pm | 3:30pm | 5:00pm (W/F/Sun)
Ogtong Cave ResortPooc, Sta Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu, Philippines
Tel. No: +63 32 4389436
Mobile No.: +63 920 8999456
Sta Fe Beach ClubPier, Sta Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu, Philippines
Tel. No: +63 32 3489107
Mobile No.: +63 928 7787770