Balidbid Lagoon is one of the most underrated tourist spots in Bantayan Island – a winding waterway of mangroves, saltwater and white sandy shores. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Santa Fe town, this lagoon is a welcome respite for those looking to get away from the crowds of tourists at the better-known beaches.
For the ultimate experience, we recommend renting some paddleboards from SUP Bantayan and going on a scenic tour. We’ve put together this guide with all you need to know about going on a standup paddleboard tour at Balidbid Lagoon, Bantayan Island.
Best time to visit Balidbid Lagoon Bantayan Island
How to get to Balidbid Lagoon Bantayan
Bantayan Island is small, so most people get around by scooter which you can find from rentals all over the island. Another popular mode of transport is bicycle if you don’t plan on going too far. You can usually rent a bike from your accommodation provider, or ask them if they know anyone.
What to bring to Balidbid Lagoon Bantayan
If you’re just doing a DIY trip to Balidbid Lagoon, there’s a small 20 PHP entrance fee that you’ll need to pay the landowner to park on his property. If you end up doing the full paddleboarding tour it’s 600 PHP per person, which includes board rental for 2 hours and a guide. To book your tour ahead of time, you can contact SUP Bantayan on Facebook.
What to expect at Balidbid Lagoon
The best thing about Balidbid Lagoon is how relatively unknown it is for such a beautiful place. Most tourists will stick to island hopping and beaches like Kota Beach, so we ended up having the lagoon all to ourselves.