The Blog: News, Photography & Bantayan Island Life
Heather & Aspen Inn: Budget Fan Room, VERY Nicely Done
Check their web resource page here: Heather & Aspen Inn's very inexpensive Fan Room is the nicest budget fan room I've ever seen on Bantayan Island, and it's the only one I know of that has a HOT WATER shower - unheard of in a budget room with similar fit & finish.
above: the staircase down to the first floor where the fan room is located inside Heather & Aspen Inn: Photos Olympus E-3 DSLR
Furnished with a bunk bed, fan, desk, and a suprisingly great bathroom/CR with hot water shower, this is a nicely comfortable room for up to 2 people traveling on a budget; it's located right off the community kitchen and lobby area, so cooking your own food is quick & easy.
Contact Heather & Aspen Inn: Sun 0922-831-1552 & Globe 0917-502-0197
(from outside Philippines dial +63-917-502-0197) and mention wowBantayan.com email Heather & Aspen Inn
above: larger detail image from the well built budget fan room with hot shower - the bathroom's fixtures are excellent. Olympus E-3
This room is the best value for money room on the island, and it's also worth staying in it just for the bathroom alone: decent size, with all the proper fixtures you'd expect in a modern bathroom - a real ceramic sink with stainless steel pipes, soap dish, tissue dispenser, a nice toilet, tile floor, mirror, and a tiled shower area with a top quality hot water heater.
Online Reservations & Booking Info: To book Heather & Aspen Inn, please use this email contact form to list your travel dates (arrival & departure) number of people in party, expected length of stay, etc. and please be as specific & detailed as possible (ie. say "I'd like to book the Heather & Aspen Inn Chakra Room (or other rooms) for 2 ppl. on these dates...pls. check availability & confirm our reservation, here's my email & phone contact number, etc.")
See you at Heather & Aspen Inn,
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BRAND NEW Photography & Updates from Beach Placid Resort on Bantayan Island.
We recently did a huge photo shoot at Beach Placid Resort in Santa Fe on Bantayan Island featuring Kaitlyn Majetich from Florida, and the pictures came out just great - they've been around the world a few times on our twitter account, as we have many followers in the commercial photography business, hotel, hospitality, modeling and travel industries who pay attention to us and re-broadcast our content out to a wider audience.
above: Kaitlyn Majetich during our photo shoot, Summer 2014 on the Beach at Beach Placid Resort. Samsung Camera NX300. VSCO Film.
Contact Beach Placid's land lines: +63-32-438-9070 +63-32-406-5686
Published first on Facebook, here are a few brand NEW frames from the Beach Life shoot, published here first.
above: Kaitlyn Majetich on the Beach in front of the Duplex accommodation, Summer 2014 at Beach Placid Resort. Samsung Camera NX300
Beach Placid's rates and other information are on their web resource page here, and they now have better hi-speed WiFi throughout the property, as well as some newly built rooms & cottages, plus a completely rebuilt restaurant serving some very good food and meals, so when you want the *Beach Life Experience* stay at Beach Placid.
The Beach Placid Promo: June - October 2014 is a 15% discount on all rooms, or Free Breakfast.
above: Kaitlyn Majetich at the Duplex Beach Front accommodation, Summer 2014 at Beach Placid Resort. Samsung Camera NX300
above: Relaxing on the beach, directly in front of the Beach Placid Duplex accommodation. Samsung NX300
above: Kaitlyn Majetich photographed for a painted illustration by photographer Paul James. Samsung NX300 base image.
See you at Beach Placid Resort,
Portraits & commissioned photography by appointment: +63-921-331-4395
Now we can ride a CERES Bus: Bantayan Island to Cebu City and Vice Versa.
In late September 2013 CERES Bus Company began running their busses all the way to Bantayan Island from the North Terminal in Cebu City 2x per day at 7am & 4:30pm - the bus physically drives you onboard the Super Ferry RORO in Hagnaya and rolls off at the pier in Santa Fe to let passengers off, and then continues on to Bantayan Town to do the same; current fare is P200.
On Bantayan Island, the arrives before dawn from Cebu and picks up passengers in Bantayan Town and then drives back to the pier in Santa Fe to let passengers board, then the buss rolls onto the ship bound for Hagnaya, rolls off and drives straight to Cebu City - times are 6am and 2:30pm.
above: I spotted the CERES Bus boarding the RORO at 6am while I was out shooting the Sunrise: Samsung NX300 100% crop of larger frame.
Be advised on Bantayan Island - there may or may not be many seats left when the bus gets to the pier in Santa Fe, as I've seen a bus mostly full at 5:15am on the highway bound for the pier, and I've also seen busses with many seats available boarding the RORO in Santa Fe, so there's no guarantee of seating of course, and for any questions please call their respective ticketing offices as their schedules are subject to change (and they do).
See you on the Island,
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above: Sunrise on South Beach, Bantayan Island. Photography Olympus E-3 DSLR.
Current SUNDAY Weather: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines
As of 12:55pm, no wind, no rain showers - very warm and humid with bright overcast skies (Sunburn Index at 7) and nearly no breezes, except right on the Beaches.
above: Sunday Sunrise at Marlin Beach Resort amongst their beach chairs at 5:15am. Photo Samsung Camera NX300
By Monday the remaining clouds should pass through and clear Blue Sky Beach weather should return.
See you on the Island - be sure to make your hotel reservations ASAP, as travelers from around the world who've already booked their vacations will begin to arrive here this month.
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New Hotel Info: In The Restaurant at Beach Montemar, Bantayan Island
Beach Montemar has opened this year in Baigad on the south east coast, and offers travelers newly built, modern aircon bungalows plus budget native cottage accommodation, in addition to a large restaurant that can prepare some very nice meals for your Family - check out their web resource page here on wowB.
Reservation & Contact Information: 0908-277-4378 and 0939-910-4815 email here
above: inside the spacious restaurant at Beach Montemar on Bantayan Island, for a lunch of sliced beef with vegetables. Olympus E-3
above: Beach Montemar can also cater your large group for birthday parties, corporate events, receptions and more. Samsung NX300
Beach Montemar is a very large property with a huge stretch of white sand beach for those who enjoy their island life with peace & quiet, so use the contact infomation here for inquiries and reservations.
See you at Beach Montemar,
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above: native Dancers on South Beach at Sunrise: Olympus E-3