Bantayan Island has always amazed everyone with its sheer natural wonders and refreshing island adventures. Somewhere within this haven lies a strip of beauty that makes your Bantayan retreat worth your time and effort.
Paradise Beach in Santa Fe, Cebu is one of the must-visit beach destinations in Bantayan Island. For a 50-pesos entrance fee, you get to enjoy a day of dipping and scampering around this part of the island that boasts pristine clear waters and fine white sand without spending too much.
To say that this beach is beautiful is an outright understatement of how it pleased the eyes and the overall feels of everyone who had been here already. This beach is a paradise, to say the least. Its turquoise water shimmers with the sunlight and it is relatively calmer compared to the other beaches in the island.
For those who want a place to enjoy without being with a heavy crowd, this place is right for you. Paradise Beach is situated in a secluded spot down south of Bantayan, and the trail that leads to this beach requires you to trek for around 15 minutes. The trail isn’t difficult though, but it can be very slippery, especially if it rains on a day before your visit.
There’s nothing else that you can do in the area other than swimming, enjoying beach activities, snorkeling, and sunbathing. Bear in mind too that there are only limited wooden beach umbrellas here that are of first come first serve basis, hence be prepared for the extra heat of the sun kissing your skin.
While there aren’t any buildings or restaurants around, Paradise Beach is still a great place to have a picnic with your family and friends. Just bring your own food and refreshments.
Accordingly, this beach is owned by the same proprietors of Sta. Fe Beach Club and Ogtong Cave Resort. A proper road leading to the beach isn’t available and this prevented the building of another resort in the location.
Surely, a day of getting around and enjoying Bantayan is going to drain you. End it by dipping into the waters of Paradise Beach. It will never disappoint you. Trust me.
RATES & OTHER INFORMATION
- Entrance fee: P50 (adults), P25 (kids)
- Opening hours: 9AM – 5PM daily
HOW TO GET THERE?
Exact location: Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island, Northern Cebu — approx. 4-5 hours away from Cebu City with a ferry ride
BY TRICYCLE/BIKES/SCOOTERS/PUMPBOATS: You can reach the place via a tricycle ride from Santa Fe town proper. The ride is about 20 minutes. The trike will then drop you off at a trail on the side of the road that leads to the beach. Another 10-15 minutes of trekking is required before you finally reach Paradise Beach.
Alternatively, you can also get to Paradise Beach via a pump boat. This is a better option for those groups who are carrying a lot of things like drinks in a cooler and when taking small children along. The boat will drop you off right at the beach.
BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Paradise Beach” in Santa Fe, Bantayan. Parking space is available.