Bantayan Island is one of Cebu province’s top beach destinations, its coastline ringed with stunning beaches. One of the best beaches on the island is Sugar Beach Bantayan, named after its sugary soft, pristine white sand.
Directly connected to Kota Beach, this stretch of sand is a popular destination for tourists looking for their dose of vitamin sea. We’ve put together this handy guide with everything you need to know about Sugar Beach Bantayan and its neighbouring Kota Beach.
Best time to visit Sugar Beach Bantayan Island
How to get to Sugar Beach Bantayan
What to bring to Sugar Beach Bantayan
Prepare for your trip to Sugar Beach Bantayan with our must-have travel essentials.
Waterproof backpack & phone case: Earth Pak 35L or 55L Heavy Duty Backpack, IPX8 Waterproof Phone Case Included (click for price)
Snorkel, mask & fins: Cressi Adjustable Mask, Fin & Snorkel Set with Carry Bag (click for price)
Quick-dry microfiber travel towel: Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Travel Towel (click for price)
Insulated water bottle: Hydro Flask Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle (click for price)
Hiking Sandals: Teva Women’s Hurricane Hiking Sandals (click for price), Teva Men’s Hurricane Hiking Sandals (click for price)
What to expect at Sugar Beach Bantayan
At one end of Sugar Beach Bantayan sits Kota Beach, an invisible line in the sand determining where one beach ends and the other starts. We spent some time in front of Kota Beach Resort, standup paddleboarding around the sandbar. If you’re looking to have a go at standup paddleboarding, SUP Bantayan is usually set up by the beach entrance, so you can rent your own board for 600 PHP for 2 hours.