Monday, March 7, 2011

BANTAYAN ISLAND SUMMER 2011 EVENTS & HOLY WEEK ACTIVITIES

BANTAYAN ISLAND SUMMER 2011 EVENTS & HOLY WEEK ACTIVITIES
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It's SUMMER months in the Philippines again, usually in late MARCH, APRIL and early MAY within a year. This months would not be the ordinary summer for CEBU since famous BEACH RESORTS in the Country are housed in CEBU. Four known locations for Best Cebu's Beaches are: from the Southern Cebu, we have the Serine SUMILON BLUEWATER ISLAND RESORT; from Western Cebu, no other Cebu's Famous for Snorkeling and Scuba Diving - MOALBOAL CEBU; from Northern Cebu, lies the Virgin Islands of STA FE, BATAYAN ISLAND, MALAPASCUA ISLANDS and CAMOTES ISLANDS. The three locations in Cebu needs quite a long but fun land travel.

SUGARBEACH, Sta. Fe, BANTAYAN ISLAND Tents under tall coconut trees
BANTAYAN ISLAND are noted for HOLY WEEK SUMMER EVENTS and Beach Concerts and Activities from leading Network Brands GLOBE, SMART, RED Mobile and more. Aside from the Events that are coming from the City, Bantayan Island has its home grown Festival and Events during Holy Week. Because in this Season observed by The Roman Catholic Church, they will also celebrate their Fiesta Celebration and SUGAT. Events at Batanyan Island will peak on APRIL 18 - 21, 22. 2011. Famous Beaches in Bantayan Island are Marikaban Beach Resort, Paradise Beach Resort, Ogtong Cave Resort, Sugar Beach Resorts, Rommel's Beach, Budyong Beach Resort, Kota Beach Resort, Marlin's Beach Resort, Tristan's Beach Resotr, Sta. Fe Beach Club.
HOW TO GET THERE IN BANTAYAN ISLAND
There are many ways on how to reach Bantayan Island. You could choose to hire Taxi Cabs (current fare rates Php44.00, 3.50 ) from Cebu City transport to Hagnaya, Bogo. Hagnaya is the only Public Port where vessels and ferries bound for Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island docks. Or you may choose to ride the private Vans that you can hire for negotiated amount. Another option also is the Public Bus from North Bus Terminal, you can choose between CERES Bus or the other Bus Operators bound for Hagnaya (app 300 to and from).
PRIVATE AIRPLANE FLIGHT TO BANTAYAN ISLAND
You can also opt to Private Airplanes too. Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island has its own Airport. The newest Airline: MID-SEA EXPRESS, a Non-Scheduled Air Taxi Operator currently serving Bantayan Island and Bohol including Camiguin, Ormoc and Siquijor. AIRCRAFT Type: BN-2A “Islander”, ( Britten-Norman) a Ten (10) seater aircraft with Two (2) Pilots and Eight (8) Passengers.
FLIGHT SCHEDULES
CEBU – BANTAYAN 11:30AM-12:00NN every WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY, SUNDAY
BANTAYAN – CEBU 12:30PM- 1:00PM every WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY, SUNDAY
FLYING TIME - Approximately 30 minutes
REGULAR FARE - Php 1,500.00 One Way Per Passenger
ROUNDTRIP FARE - Php 2,800.00 Per Passenger
ADVANCE BOOKING
Seven (7) DAYS ADVANCE - Php 1,299.00 One way per Passeneger
Three (3) DAYS ADVANCE - p1.399.00 One way per Passenger
IMPORTANT NOTE: Ticket Issuance Fees and Airport Terminal Fee NOT included.

CEBU BEACH RESORTS NEAR MACTAN CEBU AIRPORT
If you want BEACH Resorts that are just a quick ride from Cebu's International Port and Airport, then you are referring to the EASTERN PART of CEBU, its MACTAN ISLAND, Mactan Island showcases the famous Cebu Beach Resorts and 5-Star Hotels: Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort, Tambuli Beach Resort, Cebu Beach Club, Pacific Cebu Beach Resort, Plantation Bay Resort and Spa, BE Resorts, Hilton Resort and Spa, Waterfront MactanThe Imperial PalaceWaterPark Resort and Spa and Shangri-La's Mactan Resort ans Spa. Among other, these Hotels, Beach Resorts is accessible few minutes from Mactan International Airport.
These speaks of why Cebu is among the contenders of Asia's Best Island to live and even the Worldwide Ranking. Now, dont forget your Sunscreen or Sunblock, Bottled Water or Sunglasses before strolling to the beach.
Tip: Bantayan Island has limited access to ATM Machines, as far as I noted, its Allied Bank in Bantayan Town is the only available ATM, For Credit Cards/Debit VISA is accepted (along with Banc Net, Mega Link, Express Net, Union Pay but of course long lines at this ATM is expected.
**I will update this post for BANTAYAN ISLAND SUMMER 2011 EVENTS & HOLY WEEK ACTIVITIES for updates.
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BANTAYAN ISLAND SUMMER 2011 EVENTS & HOLY WEEK ACTIVITIES posted at Cebu Events Blog.

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