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Monday, April 11, 2011

Relax @ Marlin Beach Resort, Bantayan, Cebu

Monday, April 11, 2011 Posted by Vernon Go , , , , , ,


Marlin Beach Resort, Bantayan, Cebu was built in 2004 and is under a German-Philippine management. Marlin offers a 19 rooms and one big cottage available. Marlins Beach Resort is located in the Talisay, Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu, Philippines.

Marlin Beach Resort is the primary beach destination in Bantayan Island offering you not only the most beautiful beach but also a relaxing accomodation and a number of activities. It is also very near to the restaurant area and of course the Sta.Fe Port. Marlin's Beach resort offers you one of the most comfortable and modern facilities in the island.

Another angle
Marlin Beach Resort
Rooms
Our Room
You have a choice of airconditioned seaview and deluxe rooms which come with a soft, comfortable queen-size bed. European standard toilet and marble bathroom, hot and cold shower, parquet tiling, wall fan with an open view to the sea. Our standard rooms come with private bathroom, 2 single beds and wall fan (this is ours XD).

Beach bar
The Restaurant upstairs on the 2nd floor
Ham and Cheese Sandwich mmm
Travel-time-cost estimates:

Bantayan Island can be reached via small plane from Cebu (Which is ridiculously expensive) or by Bus and/or Vans for Hire from the North Cebu Bus Terminal to the hagnaya port and then via pump or RORO boat. You may also need to ride jeepneys, motorcyles or tricycles to get around, if not you can always use your feet @_@.

From Cebu/Mandaue City:
  • Vans/TAXI~From the airport or seaport to Hagnaya. Good for 6-7 persons. Non-stop trip; Duration: 2 and half hours
  • V-Hire~From White Gold Terminal to Hagnaya. Very crampy ride. Must be there earlier so you can have the best seat on the van. Van leaves every hour or when the van is full; Duration: 2 and half hours
  • Buses~From the City North Bus Terminal to Hagnaya, 4:30 AM and every 30 minutes thereafter until 3:00 PM daily; Duration: 3 - 4 hours
  • Ferries~From Hagnaya to the port of Santa Fe and vice versa daily; FARE: Around Php100.00 that includes some allowances; Duration: 1 and half hour
From Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu:

By Plane~Mid Sea Express: Catch the flight going to Bantayan in General Aviation Terminal in Lapu Lapu, Mactan (just behind the MCIAA) during Wednesdy, Friday and Sunday (Cebu-Bantayan 11:30 flight and Bantayan-Cebu 12:30 flight) Travel Time = 30 mins.Tops--schedules may be subject to change by provider

From the other-side; Negros side:


Bacolod/Sagay~You can ride pumpboats going to Bantayan Port, they usually departs in the morning.

ready
Jump
Beach View
No wonder they call this place paradise (foreigners, lol)
The coast line was quite long and you can even go to other resorts...LOL..on another note however, the pace of the place is quite SLOW due to the different lifestyle people live over there so don't really expect insane, SUPER fast Customer Service, but that is understandable, not just to this resort but to the rest of the place; Being in a Laid-Back environment can be a good thing once in a while.

Ligo2 mode
Mr. Crabs!
ohhh its partrick! But can't seem to find spongebob
Surf2
Sand Castle? Bwahhaah
the day ends in a low tide, need to rest and go home...:(
They say Bantayan is the Next boracay, but I believe it can SURPASS Boracay, with investments coming in, even developmental programs such as the GK Bayani Challenge establishing houses for the poor is a good sign for the place to grow slowly, surely and with proper planning!
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