Bantayan is an island in the province of Cebu.
Bantayan is divided into three municipalities :
Most of the accomodations and beaches are located in Santa Fe municipality. The ferries from Cebu also arrive there.
You can get to Bantayan Island from Hagnaya on Cebu Island, or from Cadiz in Negros Occidental.
Two ferry companies ply the route between Hagnaya on Cebu island and the port of Santa Fe in Bantayan.
Ferries leave each port every hour starting from 6AM until 5PM. The fare was P170 in May 2011.
From Cebu North Bus terminal, P160 for a one way trip to Hagnaya Port on Aircon Ceres Liner. Takes about 3 hours. Ferry from Hagnaya Port to Santa Fe, Bantayan Islands, P160-P170
From Cadiz (Negros Occidental) there is a ferry everyday at 9 am to Bantayan City. Takes about 3 hours, and costs P290 (february 2016).
Midsea Express operates a BN2 Islander 8-seater piston aircraft between Mactan Cebu International Airport and Bantayan airfield in Santa Fe. Flights are operated from Wednesday to Sunday around 12PM. The fare was P1500 in May 2011. As of December 2011 Midsea Express flights to Bantayan are suspended until further notice
Far East Aviation Services currently operates air charter services from Mactan Cebu International Airpot to Bantayan Island airstrip in Santa Fe. The company has 4 seaters , 6 seaters and 10 seaters aircrafts and these are the following: Cessna 172, Cessna 206, Beechcraft Musketeer, Piper Cherokee Six and a BN2A Islander. For direct inquiries you can visit www.fareastaviationservices.com
Go to the North shore town of Madridejos (about a 20 minute motorcycle ride on the main highway) and visit Kota Park which has an old fort used as a lookout for Moro raiders (The word Bantayan actually means "Lookout")
Also on the way to Madridejos you will go thru the town of Bantayan and there is a very old Catholic Chutch there that is also a scenic stop. The Church is in the main square when you get to Bantayan Town.
Kota Park also has a pier that you can walk out on as a scenic lookout and a nice beach for swimming and sun bathing.
There are also Beach Cottages to rent near Kota Park for overnight stays away from the more noisy Santa Fe tourist destination at the South Shore where the Ferry from Hagnaya arrives/departs. (Hagnaya is the port at the northwest tip of Cebu where the ferry departs to Bantayan Island).
You can take an air conditioned bus to Hagnaya from the bus terminal at Cebu City, just look for the sign on the front of the bus that says "Hagnaya". It is about a 2 to 3 hour ride to the port and maybe costs about 200 pesos. You will have plenty of sights to see while riding the bus too and they usually make a stop along the way for food and restrooms.