Bounty Beach is the main beach in Malapascua where most of the bars and restaurants are located. Apart from this you will find accommodation and diving schools at Bounty Beach.
There are many things to do in Malapascua and also it’s a must taking a day trip to Kalanggaman Island.
How to get to Bounty Beach Malapascua
There are two ways to get from Cebu City to Malapascua: by riding a van or taking the bus. We decided to get there by van and it cost us around 200 PHP (less than $4 USD) per person. It took us about 4 hours to get to Maya Port where we rode the ferry to Malapascua.
You can also get to Malapascua by bus which is cheaper (around 160 PHP or $3 USD), which takes about 5-6 hours. As always, choose the option parallel to your preferred comfort, time and budget.
You can also rent a taxi 2500 to 3500 PHP ($47 to 66 USD) or half of the price if you want to use Grab.
After arriving in Maya Port, we still needed to ride a boat to get to Malapascua. The fare was 100 PHP per person and 50 PHP for a kid.
Bounty Beach is located in the South part of the Island. You will find an area full of restaurants, resorts and diving shops. Bounty Beach is the perfect place to spend your day.
If you just want to chill and aren’t in the mood to do the activities like snorkeling, diving or even island hopping. You can get a coconut or a cold beer and just enjoy the day.
BEST TIME TO VISIT BOUNTY BEACH MALAPASCUA
The best time to visit Bounty Beach is the sunset. The sunsets in Malapascua are so magical. You can swim, take pictures and enjoy the Happy Hour in the bars. Make sure you always check the low and high tide if you are planning to swim in Malapascua.
Cebu only has 2 seasons – sunny and rainy – and sunshine tramps rain most days of the year. May to October is the rainy season but even during the rainy season, you can expect occasional sunny days.
The dry season is from November to April. The dry season is the best time to visit Malapascua where you can enjoy sunny days around the beach.
WHERE TO STAY IN MALAPASCUA ISLAND
There are fancier resorts for $6-10 USD here as well, but eating as a local will give you a better insight to life in Malapascua. There are plenty of dive centers in Malapascua depending on your expertise, budget and time in the island. Some single dives may cost around $23-28 USD while packages for three dives can go for $89 USD.
BLANCO BEACH RESORT
We stayed our days in Malapscua at Blanco Beach Resort. The hotel is located very close to the main beach; it’s actually just a 3-minute walking distance away. We enjoyed talking to the owner Andrea about his travels and listening to all his advice of things to do in Malapascua. It’s a luxury resort and you will love it here!
The place was really beautiful. It was painted in white and looks like a new building. We loved the scenery from the rooftop where you can have an amazing panoramic view of Malapascua. Check out these amazing views from the hotel:
The room was big enough for the three of us and luckily, the internet was working really well. We loved that in Blanco Beach Resort there are a few modems to connect to which are distributed among different floors and places in the hotel. As Digital Nomads, we love getting good internet connection wherever we go. If you are one too, this is a great place in Malapascua for you too, for sure!
TEPANEE BEACH RESORT
Tepanee Beach Resort sits on top of a 33 ft² piece of land on Malapascua Island. It provides private beach access and cozy rooms with wooden and bamboo furnishings. Guests can enjoy water sports activities by the beach. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Their rooms starts at $60 and up, free of breakfast!
WHERE TO STAY IN MALAPASCUA ON A BUDGET
MALAPASCUA BUDGET INN
Malapascua Budget Inn is one of the most recurrent accommodations among backpackers who travel to Malapascua Island. The facilities are really simple, but the cleanliness is a plus. Friendly staff and the great atmosphere in their common area give many points for the travelers who seeks to save.
It has a barbecue area and a shared kitchen, which gives rise to many evenings of sharing dinner and experiences with other backpackers. The shared rooms can be obtained from $8 and private rooms for $30.
COCOBANA BEACH RESORT
Cocobana Beach Resort is located in Bounty Beach with 28 rooms provides daily housekeeping, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, room service, airport transfer to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.
You can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the outdoor pool, massage, billiards, table tennis and garden. Room rates starts at 2000 PHP.
Address: Malapascua Island, Brgy. Logon, Daan-Bantayan, Malapascua Island, Cebu, Philippines, 6013
SHARK TAIL’S DIVE RESORT
This resort used to be called Purple Snapper, but got a new look and overall change thru its new owner. It’s now called Shark Tail’s Dive Resort. This resort is centered about good customer service and quality diving experience. The prices of their rooms starts with the traveler room with fan for only $20 or less.
They also take pride in the variety of food at the restaurant they have at the resort. Of course, this is recommended for the ones who would like to try diving since they specialize in it.
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