Paradise Beach On Bantayan Island – A Complete Guide

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Paradise Beach Bantayan, also known as Sandira Beach, is one of the best beaches on the island and a must-see during your visit to this incredible destination in North Cebu!

I spent around 1-hour or so enjoying the idyllic vibes at Paradise Beach Bantayan and have put together this complete guide which includes where it’s located, how much it costs to visit, and what to expect when you arrive.

 

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WHERE IS PARADISE BEACH BANTAYAN?

Paradise Beach can be found on the southeastern coastline of Bantayan Island.

Click here to see the location on Google maps.

From the main hub of Sante Fe, it’s approximately a 15-minute drive or a 45-minute walk to Paradise Beach Cebu.

 

HOW TO GET HERE

There’s a couple of options on how to get around Bantayan Island and they are by scooter, habal habal, tricycle, or jeepney.

You can rent a scooter in Bantayan for as little as 250 pesos per day and make your own way around the island at your own pace. The best place to rent a scooter is via your accommodation.

If you are not confident driving a scooter, the other option is to hail down a tricycle or habal habal (motorbike taxi) along the main road in Santa Fe and get a ride to Paradise Beach Bantayan. For a 15-minute drive, you can expect to pay around 50-100 pesos.

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PARADISE BEACH BANTAYAN ENTRANCE FEE

When you arrive at Paradise Beach, there is a small tourist office where you will have to pay the 50 pesos entrance fee before continuing down to the beach.

The tourist office also sells snacks, drinks, and other small items that you can purchase to take down with you to the beach and potentially have a picnic along the shoreline.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT BANTAYAN PARADISE BEACH

Ultimate PARADISE is what you can expect to find at Paradise Beach Bantayan! Azure waters, a powdery white shoreline, small beach caves, and tall coconut palm trees are good enough reasons to visit this natural beach haven on Bantayan Island.

Access to the beach is via a set of stairs that are built into the small-scale cliffs, leading directly down to the water’s edge.

From here you are free to roam up and down the coastline, dipping in the ocean, discovering the rocky outcrops and small caves, or relax in the shade under the sheltered beach huts.

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At the western end of Paradise Beach Cebu, you can find half a dozen beach chairs and umbrellas which makes for another good spot to beach bum for an hour or so!

A small reef can also be found just offshore so you may want to bring snorkeling gear with you to explore the underwater world.

Do note that Paradise Beach Bantayan is quite exposed to the sun throughout most of the day so make sure to apply sunscreen and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

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WHERE TO STAY ON BANTAYAN ISLAND

Bantayan Island has dozens of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay near to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.

See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

 

Luxury: Coral Blue Oriental Beach Villas

Coral Blue Oriental is one of the best semi-luxury accommodations and centrally located in Santa Fe. Offering beachfront villas and suites with free wifi, a private beach area, a seaside restaurant, and a bar. There are one-bedroom and two-bedroom villas available which air-conditioned and fitted with a flat-screen tv, DVD player, lock safe, fridge, and balcony with ocean views. Recommended for couples, families, and friends!

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Mid Range: Sf Cantina

I personally stayed at Sf Cantina, a small and cozy guesthouse located right on the beach in Sante Fe. The property features a beach bar and restaurant, free wifi, lounge chairs, and oceanfront accommodation. The rooms have air conditioning and fitted with a flat-screen tv, large bed, wardrobe, and private bathroom. Continental breakfast is also available at Sf Cantina. Affordable place to stay for couples, friends, and families.

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Budget: Edsan Apartments

Edsan Apartment is the best budget accommodation on Bantayan Island. The property is centrally located in Santa Fe and features a garden, bbq facilities, a shared kitchen area, terrace, and free wifi. Enjoy your privacy in these budget apartments which can sleep 2 people and up to 6 people and fitted with air-conditioning/fan-cooled, large beds, a private bathroom, and a patio. Perfect for solo travelers, couples, friends, and families!

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AIRBNB BANTAYAN ISLAND

Another option for accommodation in Bantayan Island is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals.

Use the search box below to find all available Airbnb’s in Bantayan.

 

 

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FINAL THOUGHTS

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about Sandira Beach, please leave me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Happy Travels!

Jonny Melon
Jonny Melon

Hey, I’m Jonny – surfer, skater, photographer, and coffee-lover from Australia!

With a burning passion for travel and the outdoors, I launched this Adventure Travel Blog in 2017, and I’ve been exploring the world ever since!

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