Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Malapascua Island, Cebu

Malapascua Island, Cebu- Just an hour and a half by boat from Bantayan you will find Malapascua Island. Of course it has the necessary powdery white sand beach. Added to this is the good diving where one could see thresher sharks. For snorkelers, there is a Japanese wreck very near the shore.

What I didn't like about Malapascua was that when we went snorkeling the boatmen didn't care at all where they dropped their anchor. Just imagine, if 100 boats go out for a snorkeling tour, can you imagine how much coral they would destroy? We mentioned this to the resort owner and she didn't really care. I also didn't like that the resort owners along Bounty Beach are constructing cottages very near the beach. The beach are so narrow at some points already. The resorts then build cement dams to prevent the cottage from being eroded by the tide. The beaches on the other side of the island are wider and less developed.

There are more food choices in Malapascua than in Bantayan. You can get everything from Filipino to Italian food. Ging gings restaurant is the cheapest choice but I have to admit that I didn't like it very much because the tables were too sticky for my tastes.

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Accomodations:
Los Bamboos Beach Resort
Blue Water Resort
Sunsplash
Malapascua Exotic Island Dive and Beach Resort

2 comments :

S├śREN OG HELLE said...

Hi

Thanks for your write up about Malapascua. I kind of agree with you on Ging-ging - if you ever come back check out Bacau Kiwi - it's really cheap local food, but it's oh so good! (And it's never been mentioned in the lonely planet) I have the webpage www.gotomalapascua.com where I have a gallery with pictures from the island. The picture of the church is just stunning - I was wondering if perhaps you'd let me put in the gallery (with all credit to you of course)

Let me know if it's alright?

Best regards, Soren

cagayan de oro resorts said...

Yes, Malapascua is one of the best island resorts in the Philippines. Everyone I knew who set foot there fell in love with the island, just as I did. It has been always my first island destination for a summer getaway or just a family vacation to spend some bonding time with them. Truly amazing island!

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