Ogtong Cave Resort: Batayan Island Philippines

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Category

Hotel  / Resort

Location

Ogtong Cave Resort (Santa Fe Beach Club) is located on Bantayan Island (Cebu) in the Visayas, Philippines.

The best

Ogtong Cave has a splendid location. The resort sits on high ground looking out over a bright clear-blue ocean. Swimming (at high tide) is absolutely brilliant. The novelty of bathing in clean, clear, warm water doesn’t get old.

The property has a number of different rooms types ranging in price and serves good meals at reasonable prices.

Bantayan Island is mostly quiet and bucolic and offers a nice alternative to heavily-developed islands like Boracay.

Perhaps the most unique feature of Ogtong is its cave. A stairway nearby the swimming pool leads down into a cave wear you can swim in the cool spring water.

My favorite part about Ogtong besides swimming was just sitting about and enjoying the ocean view. The property is also immaculately landscaped. Sitting on my balcony with a cup of coffee in the morning or a cold beer in the evening was a great way to start and finish my day at Ogtong Cave.

There are several birds species in cages around the property that a fun to watch.

The worst

The staff is friendly and helpful but not extremely knowledgeable about general travel information in nearby parts of the Philippines.

Internet Connection

The Wi-Fi internet connection is better than most in the Philippines, but is comparatively slow on a global scale. It should be fast enough, however, to access  email and basic internet needs.

Facilities

On-site restaurant

Best for

Families,  Friends,  Groups,  Individuals,  Couples

Ideal for

Relaxing,   Outdoor sports (swimming)

Owned by

Family -owned

Price

Non-aircon cottages start at 1,600 pesos ($40 US) and range to Family Rooms which sleep 5 at 6,000 pesos ($150). The Seaview Villas at 3,500 pesos ($87 US) are a nice option for couples.

Security

Despite warnings about safety in general in the Philippines, both Bantayan Island and Ogtong Cave, are quite safe. There is security personnel  at the main gate and around the property. The property is gated.

Contact Information

Ogtong Cave Resort

Pooc, Santa Fe, Bantayan Island Cebu,

The Philippines

Telephone No.: (+63 32) 438-9436 / 5128928

Cellphone No.: +639208999456 / +639324336282

Email:   [email protected] (indicate your subject “Ogtong Cave Resort”)

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Santa-Fe-Beach-Club-Ogtong-Cave-Resort/270950210468

Website:  http://www.ogtongcave.com/

Editor’s pick

Ogtong Resort is a great place to unwind in the Philippines. The sea-views and swimming here are excellent. It has a quiet secluded feel, but you can be on the village beach talking with local kids and fisherman simply by walking 10 minutes, if that’s your style. An overall relaxing place to spend a few days in the Philippines.

 

Stephen
Stephen
Stephen Bugno's two decades of independent travels have taken him to more than 80 countries. His freelance articles have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Hartford Courant. He maintains a nomadic lifestyle while publishing the GoMad Nomad Travel Mag and blogging at Bohemian Traveler. Find him on Google +, Facebook, or Twitter.

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  1. […] each night before sundown on Bantayan and kids using the beach as their playground. We stayed at Ogtong Cave, which has extraordinarily clear ocean swimming as well as a beautiful property with gardens, a […]

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