Bantayan Island is an island in the Philippines located at the western portion of the northern tip of Cebu Island. It is politically a part of the Province of Cebu.
The island can be reached via Bus from Cebu City (via the North Bus Terminal near SM City Shopping Mall) then via Ferry from Hagnaya Wharf in Hagnaya Cebu, or from Cadiz City in Negros Occidental (no commercial flights or overnight Ferry are currently operating from Cebu City) although it is possible to charter small Private Aircraft from Mactan Airport Cebu, to the Santa Fe Airport on Bantayan Island.
The Island’s travel website features a FAQ, Hotel/Resort listing pages here and here, along with current rates & information; their Travel Info. Page; the Quick Directions Page; Bantayan Island’s Beach Photography is also heavily featured on the website, along with the Sunrise/Sunset Photography Gallery and much more.
The island is composed of three municipalities:
- Bantayan, Cebu
- Madridejos, Cebu
- Santa Fe, Cebu
As of the 2000 census, the island has a total population of 120,101.