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Bounty Beach in Malapascua - lovely beach in the Philippines


Bounty Beach is a beautiful beach on the island of Malapascua in the Philippines, and also the most touristy beach on the island. Here you can enjoy sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling and diving, or just hang out at one of the many restaurants along the promenade.


Bounty Beach on Malapascua

At the beginning of our stay at Malapascua we stayed in the northern part of the island, which is less touristy. There you will find the northern beach, which is also nice, but where there are only a few accommodation and restaurants.

After a while, we moved to the area around Bounty Beach, where there are many more hotels, restaurants and shops. The beach itself is a long beautiful sandy beach, next to the crystal clear and green shimmering water, where the Philippine boats are bobbing.

Bounty Beach is located on the southern end of Malapascua Island, which is just north of Cebu Island in the Philippines.

Boardwalk on Bounty Beach

Along Bounty Beach is a long promenade. As you stroll along it, you pass restaurants, bars, hotels, dive centres and small spas.

Sun, swimming, snorkelling and diving

The beach is popular for sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling. There are also several dive centres that take tourists out in boats for diving. The waters here are said to be fantastic for diving, and Malapascua is famous for seeing thresher sharks here. These sharks have a very distinctive appearance with an extremely long tail fin, but fortunately pose no threat to humans.

Restaurants and chill spots along the beach

If you just want to chill, that's fine too. Along Bounty Beach there are plenty of restaurants and bars. The prices here are of course much higher than in the local small streets a bit from the beach, but it can be worth it sometimes if you want to have your meal with a paradise beach as a background.

We have particularly liked a place with a more relaxed "sacco bags" at the tables. It's cosy to sit here both during the day and at sunset ...

Live music

Occasionally, especially at weekends, there is live music at the beach. It can be a great atmosphere!

Hiltey's Hide Out

Several hotels are nicely located along the promenade at Bounty Beach, but if you want to stay at the beach, you can expect to pay a little more. We are on a long trip and are keen to keep our budget down, so we chose a place that is a little bit above the beach.

Hiltey's Hide Out suits us perfectly. The place is a short walk from the beach and offers clean nice rooms, and a cosy green courtyard.

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Facts about Bounty beach in Malapascua

  • Country: Philippines
  • Provins: Cebu
  • Ö: Malapascua
  • Location: The beach is located on the southern part of the island of Malapascua.
  • See and do: Sun and swimming, snorkelling, diving, boat trips, restaurants, spas and more.
  • Find here: Ta boat from the island of Cebu to Malapascua. The boat leaves from Maya New Port, along the north side of the island of Cebu. From Cebu City Maya New Port can be reached by bus or car (just over three hours).

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