Hello! I’m back from our three-day vacation which means I’m also back in the real world. Boohoo. Anyway, the first stop on our adventure was at Sugar Beach, Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island.
Going to Sugar Beach, Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island
1. If you’re coming from Cebu, you’d have to ride a bus from North Bus Terminal to Hagnaya Port. The bus we boarded on left at around 3:45 AM. (Non-aircon bus: Php 132)
2. After 3 hours (more or less), you are going to arrive at Hagnaya Port. Once you’re there, you would have to buy a boat ticket (Php 170) going to Sta. Fe Port and pay the terminal fee (Php 10). The boat we boarded on left at around 6:30 AM.
3. After 1 ½ to 2 hours, you are going to arrive at Sta. Fe Port. From there you would have to ride a padyak (Php 20) or rent a bike (Php 150/day) to get to your destination.
As you can see in the photo above, we chose to go with the padyak since we didn’t know the directions to Sugar Beach yet.
Total fare: Php 332 per person
We rented bikes when we got to Sugar Beach. The original rate per bike per day was Php 150, but we got to haggle with them so we had it for only Php 130. Yay!
The good thing about staying at Sugar Beach Resort is that you can save money by setting up your own tent. The fee for the tent space is only Php 100 and the entrance fee for the resort is Php 35.
The beach was peaceful and I enjoyed watching the kids run along the shores and play with their puppies.
You can watch the sunset from Sugar Beach too. In one of my next posts, I’ll be showing you a better spot where you can get a better view of the sunset. Watch out for it! 🙂
I did have some issues with this resort though. First was the lack of decent restrooms and shower rooms (thank god I brought wet wipes!). I blame Yolanda for that. She destroyed them. Second was the abundance of ants in the sand and the tiny insects that went inside our tent. Needless to say, I came home with a few insect bites here and there.
At night, we went stargazing because… you know… that’s something you can’t do all the time when you live in the city. Without the light pollution, the night sky is beautiful indeed.
The only advice I can give you when planning for a trip is to make a detailed itinerary, which includes your estimated expenses and all the places that you want to go to (in particular order), ahead of time. We were able to follow our itinerary and were able to fit everything into our budget. Watch out for more posts from our trip!
Just a girl in her late twenties trying to find her way through life. She loves to write, eat, take photos, and freedive. She used to travel a lot and hopes she could do that again when this global pandemic is over.