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photo of a beautiful golden sunrise on the beach with native dancers: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines. Olympus E-3

above: Visit Bantayan Island - check the hotel listings here to plan your vacation.  Olympus E-3

photo of the Samsung Camera NX300 mirrorless camera + Samsung 18-55mm OIS lens

above: Thank You to Samsung Camera for their fantastic NX300 mirrorless camera - visit https://www.facebook.com/samsungcamera

photo painting illustration of portrait model Kaitlyn Majetich, photographed at Beach Placid Resort Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines - Paul James portraits by commission +63-921-331-4395

above: Paul James commissioned portraits on the Island or in Cebu City, by appointment: +63-921-331-4395

beautiful orange & blue colored sunset on the beach with Hobie Cats at Bantayan Island, Cebu Philippines

above: travelers enjoy some of the Best Sunsets on Bantayan Island Philippines. Olympus E-3

photo of Italian bikini swimsuit girl walking the beach at sunset on Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines. Olympus E-3

above: Tourist from Europe walks the Beach in her bikini - check the Beach Page here for more images. Olympus E-3

beautiful sunrise panorama photo at Anika Island Resort's Ocean View room on the beach

above: Sunrise at Anika Island Resort's Ocean View Room on Alice Beach in Santa Fe.

photograph of a gorgeous orange candy colored sunset with palm trees, intense color on Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: Check the updated Sunrise/Sunset page here: Gorgeous Candy Colored Sunsets on Bantayan Island Philippines. Olympus E-1 

photo: panorama view from the ocean of Beach Placid Resort, showing the property & beach: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: Beach Placid Resort as seen from the ocean. Contact +63-32-438-9070 for reservations. Samsung NX300.

photo: seaview apartelle, Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: check out the great rooms at Seaview Apartelle in Santa Fe - +63-32-438-9058     0919-861-5979

photo of the Villa at Coral Blue Oriental, Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: Check Coral Blue Oriental's Website for stylish, upscale accommodation. +63-32-438-9009 http://coralblueoriental.com/

wide angle panorama photo of south beach at kota beach resort, Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines: Samsung NX300

above: The lagoon/sandbar at Kota Beach/South Beach, Bantayan Island Philippines - Samsung NX300

photo of the great cottages at St. Bernard Resort, Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

 above: Showcasing the newest cottage at St. Bernard Resort - +63-917-963-6162 - Samsung NX300.

photo of Kandugyap House by the Sea showcasing the spacious furnished rooms accommodation on Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: click here to see Kandugyap for Family Style spacious, quiet Island accommodation. TEL 099-855-40235

scenic photo of beach front property for sale, 2.5 hectares on Bantayan Island, Cebu Philippines

above: have a look at the 2.5 hectare beautiful Bantayan Island Beach Front Property FOR SALE: +63-917-854-7154

scenic blue sky exterior photo of the bungalows at Beach Montemar Resort, Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: NEW Bungalow accommodation at Beach Montemar (click here) Baigad Bantayan Island.

dynamic interior photo of newly rebuilt beach front bungalow cottage at Kota Beach Resort, Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: photographing interiors for Vendors, Property Owners, Developers by appointment: 0921-331-4395. Samsung NX300

interior aircon TV, refridgerator, hot water shower, queen bed room photos of the Richmond Hotel, lobby & restaurant in Cebu City Philippines (before coming to Bantayan Island)

above: when in Cebu City, check out the comfortable Richmond Hotel before your trek to Bantayan Island. tel.232-0361. Samsung NX300

bantayan island cebu philippines inland black & white photo at the rock quarry, Samsung NX300 image wowBantayan.com

above: Bantayan Island inland at the rock quarry: Samsung NX300 f/5.6 1/3200sec. iso320 at 18mm.

photo filipina model portraits relaxing at Marlin Resort: Samsung Camera NX 300, Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: Relaxing on Bantayan Island - Portraits with the Samsung Camera NX300 + 18-55mm OIS lens.

photo of room interior and beach exterior at marlin's beach resort, Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

 above: Marlin Beach Resort in Santa Fe: +63-32-438-9093; Enjoy Island Life - image Samsung Camera NX300

beach sunrise photo at Marlin Resort, Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines - Samsung Camera NX300

above: April Sunrise on South Beach, Bantayan Island - Samsung Camera NX300

black & white photograph: Chaparral Boats crusing Bantayan Island, Cebu Philippines: Samsung NX300 camera

above: Bantayan Island for pleasure boating: Chaparral Boats crusing South Beach in Santa Fe. Samsung NX300

blue sky deluxe photo at Marlin Beach Resort, Bantayan Island Philippines

above: March 2014 at Marlin Beach Resort in Santa Fe - Great Island Weather's here - Samsung Camera NX300

wide angle panorama Samsung NX300 camera: Sugar Beach area, Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

 above: March 2014 in Santa Fe - Celebrating Endless Summer all year long - Samsung Camera NX300

blue sky deluxe photo from Samsung NX300 camera: South Beach in Santa Fe, Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

 above: March 2014 at South Beach in Santa Fe, at The Sandbar. Samsung Camera NX300

beach photo of 3 beautiful models from Philippines & Sweden on a blue sky day

above: Beautiful Models Celebrating Beach Life on Bantayan Island; relax & enjoy the Sunshine!

photography composite images of the beautiful blue sky & beaches of Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: Celebrating Bantayan Island's beautiful blue views of Sky & Beach: Photography by Paul James

commissioned family portrait beach photo shoot by Peter & Lisa from the USA, on Bantayan Island, Cebu Philippines by photographer Island Lifestyle Paul James

above: Celebrating Family Vacation fun in the sun; relaxing on Bantayan Island Philippines

beach photo of filipina swimsuit model carrying a CI surfboard against a backdrop of beautiful clouds: south beach, bantayan island cebu philippines

above: CI surfboard & Majestic Sky at Kota Beach/South Beach, Bantayan Island Philippines

composite photography of sky, clouds, sunrise & sunset: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: Sky, Clouds, Sunrise, Sunset: Photos 2006 - 2013 Bantayan Island Philippines.

Peter modeling on bantayan island cebu philippines, on the beach with Oakley sunglasses & CI Surfboards

above: Peter from the USA modeling on South Beach, Bantayan Island Philippines.

gorgeous blue sky & clouds photo at South Beach Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: Majestic on South Beach in Santa Fe, Bantayan Island.

actor/athlete Matteo Guidicelli photographed on Bantayan Island Philippines by Island Lifestyle photographer PJAMES

above: when Matteo's on Bantayan Island he always makes time for his fans: Bantayan Beach Games 2013.

Iza models a bikini & CI Surfboard on the the Beach before the sunset: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: Iza models a bikini & CI Surfboard for photographer PJAMES: Book your personal photo shoot w/me at +63-921-331-4395.

beach photography from bantayan island philippines: bikini girls and sunrise images

above: Endless Summer Photography 2013 from Bantayan Island Philippines - see you here on the Island!

portraits of Matteo Guidicelli for sunglasses sponsor Rudy Project: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: Actor/Triathlete Matteo Guidicelli on Bantayan Island in Sponsors Colors for Rudy Project, Isizu D-Max & Team Prima

photo of a beach guy with sunglasses on sugar beach during Holy Week: bantayan island cebu philippines

above: soaking up the sun during Holy Week on Bantayan Island Philippines

photo of a pretty bikini gitl swimsuit model enjoying the turquoise water on Alice Beach: bantayan island cebu philippines

 above: The Blog showcases Endless Summer Bantayan Island: Sunrise, Suntan, Swimsuits, Sparkling Turquoise Water & more.

beautiful blue sky & turquoise water photo of Alice Beach on Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: the gorgeous COLOR at the Beach in Santa Fe: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

black & white photos of jetpilot jetski and old boat on the beach: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: The Beach Page has been updated with lots of new photography; check it out here.

scenic photo of a boatman on south beach with blue sky, Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: late afternoon scenic image from South Beach, Bantayan Island Philippines

filipina & children enjoy the cool turquoise water at Alice Beach: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: enjoying the cool water on Alice Beach in Santa Fe on a gorgeous Blue Sky Day.

Beautiful scenic Bantayan Island: Sharkbite Fusion 40' catamaran photographed in the water, Bantayan Island, Cebu Philippines

above: beautiful, scenic Bantayan Island from offshore. 

Bantayan Beach Games Triathlon photographed on Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: Bantayan Beach Games 2012 photographed on Bantayan Island Philippines 

dramatic sunrise photograph with surfboard at 5:34am on Bantayan Island Philippines

above: the sunrise at 5:34am on South Beach in Santa Fe, Bantayan Island.

early evening Golden Sunset photo on the beach: Bantayan Island, Cebu Philippines (Olympus E-3 camera)

"I just want to inform you, that I find your website regarding Bantayan very informative, it's simply the best website I have come across, regarding the Cebu area.
...I'm going to the Cebu area in March, with a friend of my mine and our families, and we plan to visit both Malapascua and Bantayan Island, so this information has really helped us, because
I have so far found it very difficult to find any really useful information on the Internet, but now you have changed that !!!"

Magnus in Sweden, via email

 

wedding photography compilation from Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: Wedding Photography from Bantayan Island Philippines.

Filipina bikini model poses on Marlin Beach Resort's fishing boat, under a blue sky on the beach: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

 "Darling, Bless you for being so kind to all us clueless travellers. I wish there was a Paul James website for every Island that dishes out sensible advice and information!" Louise via email at bpp.com

filipina bikini model flips her hair in the ocean: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: enjoying the crystal clear turquoise waters on Bantayan Island.

purple, pink & orange sunrise photographed on Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

Above: the Gorgeous Sunrise on Bantayan Island

 "Hello Paul! very nice and informative site of Bantayan Island... we stayed in Bantayan last March 29-31, 2009 at Kota Beach, and my kids really enjoyed and love the beach... thanks for this site for giving us more information of Bantayan... more power to this site..."

Maricel via Yahoo email

Bantayan Island is a beautiful Island, and currently Cebu's semi-secret little Island Paradise (small numbers of travelers over the years have slowly been putting the word out) located just off the northwest tip of Cebu's mainland, and I live here when I’m not in the USA.

Largely un developed and definitely not over crowded and over priced with the commercialization of some other Islands; it’s a perfect place for those seeking peace & quiet, blue skies & clean air, with spectacular turquoise water & great white sand beaches, along with some of the most beautiful sunrise & sunsets in the world!

There aren't any huge corporate hotel chains here; there are smaller hotels/resorts with cottages & rooms in just about every price range from less than $5.00/USD to $40.00/USD per night & up through $100+ through a lovely South Sea studio Villa on a very beautiful property, and all the way to $240.00USD for a honeymoon styled studio Villa on a gorgeous property (all listed & photographed in the Hotels/Resorts section here & here) so Bantayan Island really has something to offer everyone, on just about any budget.



About ‘Island Life’:

It's also very old fashioned and peaceful on Bantayan Island, and life is much slower here as there are no big city shopping malls, hotel chains, mega movie theaters or metro discos, etc. (get your fill of those on Cebu’s Mainland)

Island Life here is slower and more relaxing, but that’s really the beauty of it all, as some roads are still yet to be paved, and locals who farm & raise livestock live very simply in bamboo & coco wood houses; the warmth and friendliness of the local people here only serves to make Bantayan a more unique & very special place for all who visit.

I’ve worked hard personally researching, photographing and putting together all the information and images here which basically began as email responses to people all over the world who were contacting me for accurate Bantayan Island information after searching online for that information, and after seeing my scenic photography and writing of the Island online in early 2005, so you’ll find that this website goes well beyond amateur/hobyist web pages with low resolution amateur photography, and the few paragraphs written about Bantayan Island in publications (many times presenting old and inaccurate information) so from that standpoint it’s quite unique.

This website is also a work in progress that has now undergone a redesign process - the redux going LIVE on May 12, 2008 with a new left side bar Banner Area for adspace/Sponsors/vendors & businesses, more content, pages/links and images, etc. and more good things to come in the future. Click here to see the previous website (we are not going to be updating the old site starting May 12, 2008)

Thank you, and welcome to Bantayan Island.

PJAMES

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