If you’re after the fine, white sand of the country’s poster beach but hates its crowdedness, Bantayan Island is a perfect alternative. Located off the northern tip of Cebu, it may not be as accessible, but every minute of that three-hour bus ride from Cebu City (and another hour on the ferry) is worth it. It’s laid-back, quiet, and absolutely beautiful.
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Batayan is absolutely beautiful! It’s a great alternative to Boracay. Although both have beautiful beaches and fine, white sand, Boracay is very crowded and busy. Bantayan is tranquil and cheap too. It’s the perfect vacation destination!
I actually wrote a travel guide to Boracay. It may be helpful to your readers: