Ogtong Cave Resort in Bantayan Island, Cebu: Radiantly Beautiful

Ogtong Cave Resort is one of the beautiful white-sand beaches located in Barangay Pooc, Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu. The resort has a stunning beach with a cliff limestone backdrop, a swimming pool, and an underground cave.


The creepy but amazing underground cave

Apart from our two-day stay in Budyong Beach Resort we also went to Virgin Island. Eddie, the resort’s caretaker referred a boatman that brought us to this stunning island. It was so breathtaking that we did not want to leave. But we have to move on to Ogtong Cave Resort for another paradise escape.

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my hubby and the motorbike we rented…taken before we turn left to the resort

There are motorbikes for rent in Budyong. Eddie gave us the best with a standard rate of P250. Thanks Eddie! After our lunch in the resort, we head off to Ogtong. We bought two liters of gasoline in a little sari sari store along the way to fuel up the vehicle.

Ready to swim to the underground cave

Ready to swim to the underground cave

Going to Ogtong Cave Resort was accessible because of directional signage coming from the main highway.  It was a stifling afternoon but we didn’t mind the scorching heat of the sun because after all, we are on a full-blast beach escapade. We paid P100/head for the entrance fee.  After we parked the motorbike we did a little foot navigation.

Atop the limestone cliff is a breathtaking sea view

Atop the limestone cliff is a breathtaking sea view

The place was really cozy. The sprawling complex had well-maintained grass and lovely little gardens. The rooms were beautiful but rates were above the average budget. Garden Villa and Row House had the lowest rate, each for P3,200/day. They have a restaurant and souvenir store near the main entrance.

The glistening waters

The glistening waters

Surprisingly, the water was so clear and cool. It was then we saw lots of people soaking in the water with the noise of their laughter and conversations. But soon they all went up.

scary cave

The creepy entrance to the underground cave

We were so excited to see the natural underground cave which is the most visited spot in the resort. It was a bit eerie going down the cavern which looked like a concealed hole, dark and quiet. But the initial fear had vanished as soon as we were nearing the main pool because the water was now illuminated by the natural brightness coming from the sun.

Another amenity of the resort is the swimming pool

Another amenity of the resort is the swimming pool

My hubby and I were left and we savored the moment dipping in the brackish water. I didn’t explore inside because I was afraid to go that far. My hubby walked a little farther, nothing more to see he went back and we swam together. Still thirsty for water activity, we headed to the swimming pool, and again, we waded on the water.

Immersing on underground cave

Immersing in the underground cave

Our last spot to conquer was the beach. We walked in a nice grassy walkway, passed by cute little gardens, nice cozy rooms and from the cliff, we saw the glistening vast expanse of the aqua blue sea. It was a breathtaking sight to behold. We didn’t swim anymore as we went to the shoreline. We just walked barefooted on the creamy white sand. We did not stay long for it was so hot. We headed back to the cliff hiding under a coconut tree and refreshed ourselves by just watching the little paradise we owned by that very moment.

Yours truly and the amazing adventure

Yours truly and the amazing adventure

There are days that the cave is not open for public swimming. We were so lucky because we were able to use all their facilities that day. Indeed so lucky to experience it all.


It's bye-bye time!

It’s bye-bye time!

In getting there from Cebu City:

Take a taxi ride from Cebu City going to North Bus Terminal. Then board a Ceres Bus going to Hagnaya Port. Travel time will take 3 to 4 hours. Fare–PhP120.  From Hagnaya Port take a Roro ferry ride (Island Shipping Corp). Travel time will take 1 hour & 15 minutes depending on weather conditions. Fare–Php170. There are trisikads in Sta. Fe port going to the resort. Fare – Php25 to Php50.












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