Malapascua Island of Cebu, The Philippines

"OMG, Cebu is huge!"

Never crossed my mind that Cebu is that huge. And this is what happened when you did research not before you bought the tickets, but after it: you get confused on where to go and how you manage your visiting time on each place.

After discussing for some time, we finally made a decision to go to Malapascua Island in the northern side of Cebu. It took us five hours to get to the pier of Maya from Cebu city using bus. Then another half an hour crossing by boat to the island of Malapascua itself.

Arriving there at night, we couldn't really see the view of the island. All we could hear was the sound of the wave and the wind that blew through the window pane. So it was really shocking when in the morning, I was greeted by this marvelous view, right after I opened my window.

The view on the left of our room
The resort with sea-view -- our resort! :)
A bright blue sky, a cool breeze and a crystal clear blue sea. I couldn't wait to explore the island!

We stayed at Tepanee Beach Resort, and it was a perfect choice. The resort is located at the back side of Malapascua Island, has several room type (we choose the one by the beach), and with only 1500 Php per night, it has its own private beach! How cool is that?

You can get massage by the beach
And breakfast by the beach!
Enough about the hotel, now let's see what the Malapascua Island looks like!

Tadaa!! I got really excited once I got out from the resort to "explore" the tiny Malapascua Island (it's only 2.5km long and 1km wide). The more I saw it, the more I realized that Malapascua is just like Gili Trawangan. It's only filled with restaurants, resorts, and white sand beach -- my ideal beach! Eventhough Malapascua is famous for its diving spots, all I wanted to do there was just to sit, relax and do nothing but enjoying time.

With only two days stay, I was in love with Malapascua Island and it is now my second favorite island after Gili Trawangan.

There's more to explore in Cebu, so see you next time Malapascua Island, see you next time, Cebu!

More about Malapascua Island and how to get there, please read here.


This post is a series post for my and Timothy’s trip to The Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore.

Thanks to Dusit Thani Manila, Far East Hospitality, Quest Hotel And Conference Center – Cebu, and Hotel Quickly for being such wonderful partners in this trip.



  1. Nice photos! Come back to cebu. It is the queen city of the south and more prestine beaches in south of cebu :)

    1. Definitely! I'll definitely be back to Cebu and plan to go to the southern part this time. Main target is Oslob. Why don't you leave your name and email perhaps, so I can contact you next time I come to Cebu? :)

  2. Laut yg biru di tambah pengunjung yg tidak terlalu padat, hmmm nyaman bgt rasanya >.<