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Video Review of Amihan Beach Cabanas in Bantayan.
Amihan Beach Cabanas is a small 3 star resort in Bantayan Island in the north of Cebu. Situated on a beautiful beach in Santa Fe the most popular tourist spot in Bantayan due to its gorgeous white sand beaches. The resort has 6 native designed cabanas made from bamboo and local materials.
The cabanas come either with fan or air conditioning, the later costing an extra 500 PHP for the privilege. Each room comes with satellite TV, mini bar, mosquito net and the showers in the bathroom came with hot and cold water. For a 3 star resort, the rooms are generally pretty nice, well kept and clean. Amihan is still fairly new so everything is pretty modern. I stayed in the fan room and I found it perfectly fine. The little balcony gave me a wonderful view of the ocean. The bed wasn’t quite as comfortable as other places I’ve stayed (such as Ogtong Cave or Anika Resort) but still decent.
Room Rates at Amihan Beach Cabanas
At the time I stayed the fan room was 3000 PHP and the room with air-conditioning 3500 (low season).
I did like the staff here, they were just lovely. Attentive and always there to help out.
The beach is just beautiful, great for swimming or relaxing by. It’s one of the main reasons you come to stay in Bantayan. Around April (during the dry season), the waters are this amazing turquoise colour. This is not unique to Amihan Resort though, as all the resorts around Santa Fe basically enjoy this stretch of white sandy beach. As I have mentioned in the video, during this time the winds tend to blow on this side of the island, so you do get a bit more waves and seaweed on the beach. It’s not a huge deal, but you can notice the difference if you walk around the beach to the other side of the island. Simply because it more protected by these winds (at this time of year) the waters are on this side of the island are flat and calm (around Kota Resort, Budyong and Yooneek Resort and the smaller resorts past here). Again you can see my video.
Amiham Beach Cabanas has its own restaurant with is open to allow the refreshing winds to blow. I only had breakfast here and it was fine.
For services, the resort offers airport pick up, free Wi-Fi, daily housekeeping and free transfer from the pier and back. For other activities you could try some kite surfing, stand up paddling, take a island hopping trip or rent a motorbike.
So for me I find Amihan Beach Cabanas is a fairly nice resort to stay in Bantayan Island. It’s small enough to enjoy the personal touch of the friendly staff and not to be overwhelmed by a crowed resort. A nice resort to sit back and enjoy paradise. If you plan on staying in Bantayan, this is worth a look.
How to get to Bantayan Island
It’s fairly easy (although time consuming). Take a yellow Ceres bus from the Northern Bus Terminal in Cebu City (near SM Shopping Mall). Catch the bus with the “Hagnaya” signage. It takes around 3 or 3 and half hours. Then at the Hagnaya pier catch a ferry across to Bantayan Island. They all run regularly.
Things to do in Bantayan Island
Bantayan Island is a fantastic tropical paradise in the Philippines. See my guide to Bantayan for more ideas and videos. The most popular places included a visit to the stunningly beautiful Virgin Island, it makes for a wonderful day trip. Stop over at Paradise Beach, or visit some of the other beautiful Islands nearby such as Kinatarkan. On Bantayan Island it’s worth visiting Kota Park to see an old Spanish fort as well as a great place to watch the sunset. Visit Bantayan Town to see one of the oldest churches, or just relax at Santa Fe Town for some cold beers or some nice food. Listen to some live music on the weekends. Again visit the link above for more details
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Town/City: Santa Fe
Wifi is Free: Yes
Check-In Time: 2:00 PM
Check-Out Time: 12.00 Noon
Room Rates: For latest room rates at Amihan Beach Cabanas please check directly with resort
or with Agoda
Room Amenities: Air conditioning or fan
Swimming Pool: Not Specified
Franchise or Chain: Not Specified
Free Breakfast: Not Specified
Main Currency: PHP
Price Category: Rates from d PHP 3000 +