Monday, August 06, 2012

Maia's Beach Resort, Bantayan

Since we were travelling with children who also wanted a pool to swim in aside from the beach, we decided to stay in Maia's Beach Resort as they were one of the few resorts in the island that had their own pool. The stay was a pleasant one, the owners were nice, they have reasonable prices that comes with free breakfast and cost to pick you up from the port to their resort is already included in the room rates.
However there were still several disadvantages in staying here:
  1.  No TV inside their rooms. They have an entertainment room and TV though in their restaurant. I guess this is not such a disadvantage since you won't want to just watch TV in your vacation. 
  2. The beach is not good for swimming. 
  3. The place is 9km away from Sta. Fe proper where the market is and all the other bars. So if you are expecting to drink in a bar during the night, then do not stay here. The place is more for families with small kids and honeymooners. 
  4. Also, since it is 9 kms away, there are almost no transportation going to Sta. Fe so you will be forced to rent their van and driver to get you around which costs around P250.00
  5. There is no hot water in the rooms 
Other than this, it was still a pleasant stay in Bantayan and in Maia's Beach Resort. 

The rooms in Maia

Walkway to the beach

Maia's Beach front

Free Breakfast

Bacon! Yum!

To experience the beach, we went to Bantayan Beach Club. This is their beach front

Bantayan Beach Club.

Road to Maia

We spent only around 1,300 per night in Maia. They gave us discounts since we were a big group.


  1. Bantayan is really a nice place to visit. Try to visit Boracay too, for sure you would enjoy it a lot.

  2. Wooden cabin and native touches are nice and the rooms in Maia looks great. =)

    Going to Bantayan two weeks from now, we're excited na. =)