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A popular island with great diving opportunities, Malapascua Island lies north of main Cebu island.
Where to Stay on Malapascua Island:
Bantigue Cove Resort & Dive Shop Malapascua Island, Daanbantayan, Cebu Official Website: www.bantiguecove.com
Blue Water Beach Resort Malapascua Island, Daanbantayan, Cebu Tel. No.: +63.32.437.1053, +63.32.429.9011 Website: www.malapascuabeachresort.com
Cocobana Beach Resort Malapascua Island, Daanbantayan, Cebu Tel. +63.918.775.2942
Loida's Beach Club Malapascua Island, Daanbantayan, Cebu Tel. +63.918.892.0291
No reviews and recommendations on the best and cheapest accommodations yet. Pictures/photos to follow. Call or visit their websites for current room rates.
UPDATED March 25, 2008
How to get to Malapascua Island:
From Cebu Airport, take a taxi to North Bus Terminal and ride a bus going to Bogo. Transfer to a jeepney going to Daangbantayan. A short boat ride in Daangbantayan will take you to the island with spectacular dive sites and white sand beaches.
If you are going to Malapascua, you may wish to check the independent online guide to the island first. Get info on diving, do's and don'ts, accommodation, best time to visit, latest news, gallery and much more!
You may also want to check out Purple Snapper Dive Resort. They have free wifi in their dining room and one of the only 2 resorts on the island that has a pool. They also have a good restaurant that serves that best burgers and pizzas.
There's more info on their website: www.purplesnapper.com