Spelunking In Crystal Clear Water: Discovering The Ogtong Cave In Bantayan Island

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: I <3 Cebu!

Cebu has always been one of my favorite PH destinations.  Everytime I visit, I end up exploring a part of the region I’ve never been before. There is just so much to see and do in the province that one trip is never enough! Last January marked my 4th time there and after exploring the southern part last June, I decided to head North. Next stop was Bantayan Island!

When we got there, the first order of business was checking into the Sta. Fe Ogtong beach Resort. What greeted us was a serene view! The resort was a sprawling compound equipped with two pools, a beautiful and accessible beach front, and even a restaurant.


The beach front view


View from the resort as the evening sets in

There are so many things that you can do on the island. On the first day, we were all set to discover what Bantayan had to offer. We ended up island hopping:

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The highlight of my trip, however, remains to be our time at the Ogtong Cave. Said cave is located inside the the resort we were staying at! An unassuming stairwell in the garden leads to a cave with the clearest water.


Swimming in the Ogtong Cave

Honestly, I never thought I’d ever enjoy swimming in a cave that much but I did – so much.

The Sta. Fe & Ogtong Beach Resort offers a great range for rooms. From the fan room at PHP 1,200 per night for to a deluxe honeymoon sweet priced at PHP 7,000 per night, the scenic resort has accommodations for every type of tourist.

Bantayan Island is accessible via bus and ferry from Cebu. This is how to get there:

When In Manila Cebu, check out Bantayan Island and visit the Ogtong Cave Resort. It’s definitely a must see!

ogtong cave resort

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