Maia’s Beach Resort, Bantayan


One of the less advertised resorts in Bantayan Island is Maia’s Beach Resort. It is luxurious in style and quality but the marketing efforts of the owner is very less. It is one of the less visited resorts in the island because it is in a secluded area, far from the southeastern beaches of Sta. Fe, about 3 kilometers from the main road and some parts of the road is undeveloped and has an unpleasant smell due to a poultry nearby. But once you reach Maia’s Beach Resort, you will be pleased by the relaxing ambiance and wonderful garden that surrounds it.

Maia’s Beach Resort is situated in Basawon, Sulangan, Bantayan Island, Cebu, Philippines. It is about 15-20 minutes away from the seaport of Santa Fe and about 20-25 minutes from main town of Bantayan where the Bantayan Church is situated. The resort offers fully air-conditioned Cottages at P1850 for twin-sharing. They have 6 cottages so reservation ahead of time is a must to avoid being denied or passed to other resorts especially during Summer and Holy Week.

Room Cottages at Maia's Beach Resort

Room Cottages at Maia's Beach Resort

Reception Area

Reception Area

Maia’s Beach Resort offers free breakfast for two persons and free transfer from Sta. Fe Port and vice versa. Amenities include a Swimming Pool, Billiard Table, Dart, DVD and Videoke. An extra person costs P250 which is the payment for the mattress. The maximum allowed occupancy per cottage is only 3. Breakfast costs P90 to P145 per person while lunch and dinner costs P175. The entrance fee for sight-seeing at Maia’s Beach Resort is only P20 per person unlike Ogtong Cave where you need to pay the crazy P120 even if you tell them to feature their resort at your website.

Garden with Palm Trees, Coconuts and Flowers

Garden with Palm Trees, Coconuts and Flowers

Mark and Lisa at the Passageway

Mark and Lisa at the Passageway

Swimming during high-tide at Maia’s beach resort is not satisfactory as the waves coming from the open ocean is very strong and you may be bumped to the hard concrete and stones near the beach. Swimming is only ideal during low-tide so be sure to check the local calendar or any crew for the low-tide time. Maia’s beach resort also offers a van, motorcycles and outriggers to guests at an affordable price. This will be used as transportation going to the different nearby islands and attractions in Bantayan.

For reservations at Maia’s Beach Resort, please call telephone number (+63)(32)438-0077 or cellphone number (+63)9185714297. Alternatively, you can email the owner at maia.becker@gmx.de. You can check their website at http://www.maiasbeachresort.de for more information.

Picnic Cottage

Picnic Cottage

Maia's Bar

Maia's Bar

Maia's Restaurant

Maia's Restaurant

The owners house inside the resort

The owners house inside the resort

The Beautiful Swimming Pool meters away from the beach

The Beautiful Swimming Pool meters away from the beach


This page is last updated on Jun 16, 2011 @ 2:21 pm
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  1. Minda says:

    hi would like to know room rates per day and per month basis? and also the contact numbers if possible. Thank you

  2. sherry says:

    Hi,

    Do you have any service packages. We want to spend our Honeymoon here and we would like to stay for a week. How much po?

  3. emiline says:

    How much po ang per night Sa Tristan’s? For five persons( three children my husband and I.) Pwede po ba dalhin ang alaga namin na small dog? Paano po ang pag punta sa Bantayan dito po kami sa Labangon Cebu City. Thank you.

  4. jocelyn says:

    how can we contact you?

  5. Maudey says:

    hello there!

    i’ll be going to bantayan in two weeks and i am torn between maia’s and kota beach resort (it’s near sugar beach, i think).. which do you think is the better choice? i’ve been seeing reviews that the beach in maia’s is not that good. how true is that?

    looking forward to your reply. thanks and more power!

    • Maudey,

      The beach in Maia’s is awful. If you want to relax and stay in a clean and comfortable place, Maia’s is a good option. You can swim in the pool instead. If you really want seawater and good beach, Kota is better among the two.

  6. Rhea Pamisa says:

    Hi! Good day!! I would like to ask if how much would it cost for a barkada room?That would accomodate less than 20 persons..

  7. donna says:

    how much po yung per nyt nang cottage?

  8. Wow, I’ve been to Bantayan Island a couple of times and never heard of this resort.

    They do have it well hidden! haha

    They have set fee for lunch and dinner have one set price? Do they have several courses to choose from for one price?

    The room price is a bit more than what I usually pay but perhaps their rooms are nicer.

    • aimee says:

      Where do you usually stay in bantayn?

    • Rusty says:

      Aimee, I have stayed mostly at Tristan’s. Awesome food, right on the beach if you walk down the steps at high tide you’ll be waste deep in the Visayan Sea. Rooms start at P600. Now this is a budget resort so if you like to stay in more luxuries places it might not be right for you. Its going under new management soon so that may change everything too. I hope not, I love it.

      I stayed at Ogtong last week, very nice there but pricey. I went there because a new expat might not like the more Filipino type rooms at Tristan’s but we ended up at Tristan’s on our last night (extra night) because he liked the food there.

      I plan on staying at Maia’s for my next visit. Especially if just me and my girl go. The seclusion would be nice.

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