Looking for the top 10 best Luxury Hotels in Malapascua? Malapascua Island is located in the northern part of Cebu and is just one of the many islands you can explore in the Philippines. Malapascua Island is a must — the only place in the world where you can dive with thresher sharks on a nearly daily basis. Malapascua Island is less commercially developed then the other islands of the Philippines, with a relaxing and friendly beach vibe that actually makes the island even more inviting. Most people visit Malapascua Island to dive and see the thresher sharks and other marine life. But it’s small island culture, smaller crowds, and the long stretch of white-sand beaches is what brings back visitors. Malapascua Island is a promise of a great dive and beach experience… worth the quite long and strenuous trip. Next time you visit Cebu, head north and experience the sea, the sand and the sun of Malapascua Island! You can visit the Most Beautiful Islands in the Philippines here or on Pinterest.
Malapascua Island Weather – Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit is between the months of December to April. This is the dry season, and traveling during this time will allow you to have fewer chances of rain, and avoid typhoon season. If you want to avoid large crowds, don’t travel in March or April. This is the Holy Week and summer season in the Philippines where more local travelers will be exploring the island destinations.
Best Malapascua Island Beaches
Langob Beach is one of the favorites on Malapascua Island. It’s located at the North part of the island and is very quiet and peaceful. Take a walk to Langob Beach, and you will see gorgeous palm trees and a breathtaking 360 view.
Bounty Beach, the most popular and crowded Malapascua Island beach, is on the south part of the Island. The area is filled with restaurants, resorts and diving shops. Bounty Beach is the perfect place to spend your day if you just want to chill. You can get a coconut or a cold beer and just enjoy the day. And wait for the sunset!
This beach is near the Malapascua lighthouse where you can enjoy amazing panoramic views from the top. But what makes the Lighthouse Beach famous is the Japanese World War II landing craft wreck in a shallow snorkeling spot. Like most beaches in Malapascua, people go here to watch the sunset.
A bit secluded, the Guimbitayan Beach is one of the unspoiled, hidden gems in Malapascua Island. You need to take a steep and slightly bumpy motorcycle ride to reach the beach, but the tranquility and beauty of the beach make it all worth your while.
Gugma Beach you will find in the North part of the island before getting to Langbog Beach on the right side. To get there you will have to climb for an abandoned resort and going down. Since the access is difficult to this beach could be the most quiet in this list of beaches in Malapascua.
Best Malapascua Island Tours & Activities
Island Hopping | Bantayan Island – Malapascua
Enjoy the taste of the Central Visayas! A unique island-hopping Tour to Malapascua Island including lunch and sea food tasting during the tour. From Bantayan Island we’ll go to Malapascua, a very nice island with white sand beaches and great spots for diving and snorkeling. Of course, you also can just relax or discover the Island Life. Book your Island Hopping – Bantayan Island – Malapascua Island Here.
Island Hopping | Bantayan Island – Malapascua – Kalanggaman Island
A unique Island-Hopping Tour to Malapascua and Kalanggaman including lunch and sea food tasting. From Bantayan Island you’ll first go to Malapascua, then Kalanggaman where you’ll explore the place and discover the Island Life. Then descend on Malapascua to enjoy lunch with delicious traditional food. Book your Island Hopping – Bantayan Island – Malapascua – Kalanggaman Island Tour Here.
Kalanggaman Island Day Tour Package from Cebu City or Mactan
Private transportation from any hotel in Cebu City or Mactan to visit the beautiful island of Kalanggaman. Included in the package is a side trip to Malapascua where you can also relax in the white sand beaches for few minutes. Included in our package a BBQ lunch in the island. Book your Kalanggaman Island Day Tour Package Here.
KiteBantayan Surf Club is located on the beautiful Bantayan Island in Cebu. The lessons are taught on one of the most pristine stretches of beach on the Island. The perfect white sand and shallow crystal-clear water make it the perfect teaching spot for Kiteboard beginners while enjoying Paradise. Book your Kiteboard Lessons Here.
Kalanggaman & Malapascua Island Day Tour with Private Transportation
Kalanggaman Island is one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines, but the complicated journey includes a long drive and two boat rides. Luckily, this tour handles all the logistics for you, making it possible for busy travelers to visit the island on a day trip from Cebu City or Mactan. Plus, with someone else to taking care of the travel details, you can enjoy the sights along the way. Book Your Kalanggaman & Malapascua Island Day Tour Here.
Best Malapascua Island Restaurants
Amihan Restaurant $11 – 30
Treat yourself to a refreshing break in a restaurant with two panoramic terraces overlooking the ocean on the island of Malapascua. Come taste the flavors of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, but also a careful selection of Filipino and Asian dishes. Menu Telephone: 63 917 188 1491 Web: Amihan Restaurant
Villa Sandra’s Guesthouse $11 – 30
At this guesthouse you can find an excellent vegan/vegetarian restaurant. I really recommend going here, even if you’re not vegan or a vegetarian. If you’ve had enough of the sun and the beach, it’s the perfect place to order lunch, read a book or even take a nap. Telephone: 63 977 130 0642 Web: Villa Sandra’s Guesthouse
Ristorante Angelina $11 – 30
The pizzeria serves delicious pizza, made according to the best Italian traditions. The ingredients are imported from Italy and are served with a great choice of wines from the Veneto valleys. We have tables directly on the beach and a comfortable indoor dining area. Telephone: 63 966 577 5853 Web: Ristorante Angelina
Aroi Mak $11 – 30
The atmosphere of Aroi Mak is relaxed, with cushions on the floors and string lights across the restaurant. The menu is extensive too, with plenty of choices, but not too much Aroi Mak is also one of the cheapest restaurants we encountered on Malapascua. Telephone: 63 917 320 0879 Web: Aroi Mak
Kokay’s $11 – 30
Their local Maldito chefsn under the keen eye of Executive Chef Fabrizio Forlaninin will provide an array of culinary delights to your dining experience. There are a lot of options on the menu, from fish and meat dishes, paella, Thai, Filipino, Mexican to Italian. Telephone: 63 916 588 4503 Web: Kokay’s
Best Malapascua Island Drinking & Nightlife
Kokay’s is the most popular bar on Malapascua, with the action extending well into the night. Bar games such as table football and pool lure punters in; strong cocktails keep them here. There’s also a full food menu, featuring local and Western dishes. Telephone: 63 916 588 4503 Web: Kokay’s
Named in honor of Oscar Wilde, this stylish bar has fine views over the ocean, smart rattan seating and a devilish drinks menu that includes great cocktails and imported beers. It’s located above Thresher Shark Divers. Telephone: 63 927 612 3359 Web: Oscar’s
Hidden down a warren of lanes in the village behind Bounty Beach this low-key bar has a pool table, beer garden and draws a crowd of locals and dive-school staff. Food is available too.