For such a beautiful place, it’s kind of an irony that Malapascua means “bad easter.” But contrary to its meaning, Malapascua Island is far from giving you a bad experience. 

Malapascua is an island like no other. It is brimming with pristine beaches and majestic diving sites that many foreign travelers are eager to visit. Add to that a rich marine life full of color and beautiful species. Truly, Malapascua Island Cebu is a paradise on Earth.

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Where to Go in Malapascua Island Cebu

If Oslob has whale sharks, Malapascua Island has thresher sharks…and more! But Malapascua Cebu is more than just a popular diving site. Here are some of the best destinations on the island that even non-divers would enjoy.

  1. Bounty Beach Malapascua
  2. Langub Beach (North Beach Malapascua)
  3. Lapus-Lapus Cliff
  4. Malapascua Dive Sites
  5. Villa Sandra Reggae Bar

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1. Bounty Beach

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Most famous for its palm-fringed white sand shoreline, turquoise waters, dive shops, and Malapascua Island resorts, Bounty Beach is an ultimate haven for island lovers. While Bounty Beach is the most commercialized in the island, it remains uncrowded unlike the other popular beaches in the country.

2. Langub Beach (North Beach Malapascua)

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Also known as the North Beach, Langub Beach is a secluded spot that allows you to grasp everything nature has to offer. Since it’s not as popular as Bounty Beach Malapascua, expect fewer tourists in the area. And if you’re lucky, you can enjoy the beach all to yourself. What a great way to spend the day chilling at the beach, eh? 

3. Lapus-Lapus Cliff

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If you’re the type who seeks adventure, better to visit Lapus-Lapus Cliff jumping spot. Located in the northwestern tip of the island, Lapus-Lapus Cliff features different cliff jump points starting as low as five meters and the highest being 15 meters.

4. Malapascua Dive Sites

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Trust us, even if you’re not a diver, you’ll definitely have so much fun at Malapascua Dive sites like Monad Shoal. Boasting more than 20 amazing dive sites, you’ll be amazed at how beautiful the underwater world in Malapascua is. From the thresher sharks and various species of fish to the colorful coral reefs, there’s just so much to see under. You can also appreciate it even if you’re just snorkeling.

5. Villa Sandra Reggae Bar

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After a long day of island-hopping in Malapascua Philippines, grab a bite and a couple of drinks at Villa Sandra Reggae Bar. This bar is quaint and chill allowing you to have a relaxing evening with your pals as you all enjoy delicious meals.

Malapascua Island Location

Malapascua beach is located in Daanbantayan, north of Cebu Province. From Cebu City to Malapascua, it will take about 4 to 5 hours of travel time. To get to Malapascua beach from Cebu City, you have to go to New Maya Port which takes around 4 hours, then hop on a boat going to the island. The boat ride can take around 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Best Time to Visit Malapascua Cebu

The best time to visit Malapascua Island or any other beaches in the Philippines is always the dry season between the months of December to May. So that, you can enjoy clear skies and sunny weather while lounging at the beach. This is also the season where the sea is calmer. 

If you plan on going to several Malapascua dive sites to see some thresher sharks, no need to worry because thresher sharks can be spotted on the island almost year-round.

Malapascua Resorts

Here’s a list of the popular Malapascua resorts to check out:

  1. Malapascua Budget Inn
  2. Malapascua Garden Resort
  3. Thresher Cove Resort
  4. Malapascua Blue Water & Dive Resort
  5. D Avila’s Horizon Malapascua
  6. Hippocampus Beach Resort
  7. Ocean Vida Beach and Dive Resort
  8. Slam’s Garden Resort
  9. Malapascua Exotic Island Dive and Beach Resort
  10. Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua

Frequently Asked Questions About Malapascua Island

Q: Where to go in Malapascua Cebu?
A: Here are some of the best destinations on the island that even non-divers would enjoy.

  1. Bounty Beach Malapascua
  2. Monad Shoal
  3. Langub Beach (North Beach Malapascua)
  4. Lapus-Lapus Cliff
  5. Malapascua Dive Sites
  6. Villa Sandra Reggae Bar
  7. Guimbitayan Beach

Q: What is Malapascua Island known for?
A: Malapascua Island is known for its many diving sites where travelers can see and swim with thresher sharks. The island also boasts pristine beaches perfect for island-lovers.

Q: Is Malapascua worth visiting?
A: Yes absolutely! Malapascua is worth visiting because of its many beautiful beaches, amazing diving spots, delicious cuisine, and so much more.

Q: Where is Malapascua Philippines?
A: Malapascua Philippines is located in the north of Cebu Province.

Q: How many hours Cebu City to Malapascua?
A: From Cebu City to Malapascua, travel time takes around 4 to 5 hours.

Q: What is the Malapascua Island description?
A: Malapascua Island’s description is bad easter. 

Q: How many hours from Bantayan Island to Malapascua?
A: From Bantayan Island to Malapascua, travel time is approximately 3 to 4 hours.

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