8.2
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Beach58
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9.2
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Tops Lookout87.22 km
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SM City Cebu94.21 km
Museo Sugbo94.99 km
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral95.86 km
Basilica De Sto. Nino96.02 km
Magellan's Cross96.09 km
Fort San Pedro96.22 km
Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod96.99 km
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Skydive Greater Cebu110 m
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Daanbantayan District Hospital24.28 km
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Kota Beach Resort

F. Duarte Street, Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu, Philippines, 6047 - See map
"Their beachfront suite was superb but need to upgrade the room on the third row Overall, the whole family enjoyed our stay and we will definitely be b..."
Catherine - March 27, 2017
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 95% of guests
Excellent service
8.2 rating for service
Excellent cleanliness
8.0 rating for cleanliness
Very good facilities on premise
7.7 facilities on premise
  • Private beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Breakfast [free]

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Cebu every 16 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.2
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportOrmoc Airport (OMC)
Distance to airport83.5 km

Rooms available at Kota Beach Resort

Beachfront Suite
Beachfront Suite
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed
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Standard Air Conditioning
Standard Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Deluxe Cottage
Deluxe Cottage
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed
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Beach Front Cottage
Beach Front Cottage
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior Cottage
Superior Cottage
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Kota Beach Resort?

          Check-in is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

          How do I get to Kota Beach Resort?

          A stay at Kota Beach Resort also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the property's convenient shuttle service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Kota Beach Resort has a car park available for guests. Car parking is free for guests.

          What is the smoking policy at Kota Beach Resort?

          Kota Beach Resort does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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          What people love about Kota Beach Resort

          • 6.4
            Good
            Location

            "Kota beach has a nice location and nice beach."

            Elaine M.

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            March 5, 2017

          • 10.0
            Exceptional

            "Everything about the resort was just perfect."

            Argel

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            November 13, 2018

          • 6.8
            Good

            "Just enjoy the beach and thats it"

            Marie C.

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            September 27, 2016

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          Room size
          22 sqm.
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          Overall rating:
          8.2
          Excellent
          868 reviews
          Cleanliness
          8.0
          Facilities
          7.7
          Location
          9.2
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          What travelers say they love:
          We really had a great time during our stay in the resort.
          Resna from Philippines
          Group
          More about Kota Beach Resort

          More about Kota Beach Resort

          Kota Beach Resort is nestled on the west side of Bantayan Island from the Santa Fe port vantage point. It boasts long stretches of white powdery sands, a very beautiful sand bar that naturally changes form every so often, and pristine blue waters. It also has the perfect proximity to the Santa Fe town center.

          Kota Beach Resort is comprised of a couple rows of cottages of several standards with a number of economy fan rooms located in the annexed two-story building. The 34 different types of comfortable accommodation are perfect for a laid back holiday and an escape from city life.

          The resort has one restaurant serving the most delicious local food that will make you to savor the flavors of Filipino cuisine. The bar offers pica-pica items and a wide selection of cocktails, liquors, beers, other spirits, and also shakes. In the evenings, casual gatherings of friendly expats and Filipinos enjoy a game of pool and share stories over drinks. At Kota Beach Resort, you have value for money complimented by warm, friendly, and helpful staff.

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          Beach
          90 mentions
          Food & Dining
          29 mentions
          Breakfast
          12 mentions
          Housekeeping
          11 mentions

          What they offer

          8.8
          Excellent

          "Wonderful garden and design of the little cottages!"

          Quentin

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          January 5, 2019

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          Reviews of Kota Beach Resort from real guests

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          8.2
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          Cleanliness8.0
          Facilities7.7
          Location9.2
          Room comfort and quality6.9
          Service8.2
          Value for money8.2
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          <6 Below Expectation (87)
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          Mar - May (113)
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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Jake from Philippines
          Group
          Beachfront Suite
          Stayed 1 night in August 2016

          Serene, Placid, and Great stay!”

          I was able to search for the name of the resort and found out that "Kota" means Happiness or Good Fortune. This resort is located in Bantayan Island, it took us roughly 4 hours drive via Bus from Cebu City proper and about 1 hour via Ferry boat. To get there, you can take the North Bus Terminal bound to Hagnaya Port, and from Hagnaya Port you can take a Roro to get you in Santa Fe Port. The resort offers free pick up from the port to their resort vise versa. You just need to text or call the resort front desk officer ahead of time so that they will know. We booked this resort via Agoda and we were totally enchant and mesmerized as soon as we arrived at the resort, it was beautiful and tranquil. The staffs were kind enough to welcome us in their resort, they even grant us to take an early check-in since we arrive very early and luckily our room is ready and available at the time. Our room is a Beachfront Suite which consist of one Queen size bed and 2 bunk beds, can accomodate maximum of 4-6 occupants. It was super clean and cozy, the bathroom is welcoming as well with hot & cold shower. But no TV and their WiFi is limited in the rooms causing a weak internet connection. Though our room was located close to the lobby, which is also beside their restaurant, somewhat convenient to us. They offer complimentary breakfast especially for the ones who booked the Beachfront suite. The restaurant is quiet and overlooking the beach and their food was okay. I appreciate all their staffs because they were very courteous and accomodating. Excellent service! The beach is breathtaking, it was perfect in the sense that there were only few guest at that time we booked the resort, not crowded and we really enjoyed our stay. One thing we look forward to see is the famous Sandbar which is located at the left side part of the resort. Very stunning and magnificent. I want to suggest to consider cleaning the seaweeds that are scattered all over the shoreline, they must need to mai

          Reviewed September 05, 2016
          9.3
          Exceptional
          Yasmin from Philippines
          Family with young children
          Deluxe Cottage
          Stayed 1 night in September 2012

          Simple rooms, but everything else is superb!”

          The beach, the spectacular view from the cottage

          Kota beach resort was a great find with our beachfront cottage just a stone's throw away from the ocean itself. The resort offers lots of shade with its occonut trees so no need to skip and hop on the hot sand. It quiet and relaxing, perfect place for a wonderful family time. The food was ok although the rooms need modern amenities. The resort has a rustic appeal that will be ideal for travelers who enjoy nature and simple things. I would definitely go back to beautiful Bantayan island and stay at Kota again. Plus, the owner is very accommodating when I left a pair of earrings behind.

          Reviewed October 19, 2012
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Russell from Philippines
          Group
          Deluxe Cottage
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2015

          Beachfront Cottage Heaven”

          Good Value, Island Hopping, Beachfront Cottage

          Pluses: Yummy breakfast, good value, memorable island hopping, tastefully designed beachfront cottage, clean cottage, nice bathroom with water heater, and a very pretty beach. Minuses: About 2 brownouts in the whole town when we stayed there but if I remember correctly the resort had a generator work at some point. When we arrived, we realized that we'd booked a cottage that was NOT beachfront, just about 2nd row behind the beachfront ones so we upgraded. The additional payment is so worth it, for groups of 3 or more especially (we were 3). The danggit (salted dried fish) breakfast is great, the local hot chocolate drink is heavenly (I had 2 in one sitting) even compared to American & European ones I've tasted in the U.S. (make sure you eat with warm suman from a roaming vendor lady), the beachfront location is the best (I walked on the beach and passed by 5 or so for comparison), and the resort's beach is the best (again, I compared about 5). You know it's the prettiest beach when one of the local politician's daughter has a her wedding entourage photo shoot here. This is a great value. The only downside is that there were lots of flies all over Bantayan! We suspect it has to do with the abundance of poultry and/or mangoes (we assume the Cebu dried mangoes come from here), or just the season. I would come back here again! Tip: In terms of where to eat outside, we enjoyed Balikbayan Restaurant a lot, we went there about 3 - 4 times. HR Restaurant, which is closer, is just okay, not really my cup of tea. We also got to enjoy their local fiesta's sports games (evening volleyball), which starts around July. Also, island hopping is a MUST! That was the highlight of the trip!

          Reviewed August 13, 2015
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Reynard from Philippines
          Group
          Superior Cottage
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

          Breathtaking”

          Kota Beach Resort is really a must stay when you go to Bantayan Island. The view is breathtaking! Rooms are spacious and clean. The staffs are really accommodating. Breakfast is heavy enough to fuel your day. My only complain is with regards to the water source. It seems that it came from the ocean. It’s a bit salty and won’t create any foam and bubbles. So it doesn’t make you feel clean afterwards. But overall, I would definitely recommend this! And probably would come back if given the chance.

          Reviewed June 21, 2019
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Erika from United States
          Solo traveler
          Deluxe Cottage
          Stayed 5 nights in July 2017

          Fantastic Staff & a relaxed atmosphere ”

          I made a mistake in my booking and showed up a day later. The staff was fantastic about it and led me straight to the room. They were able to give directions around the island and helped me get a motorbike to take me anywhere I needed to go. The restaurant and bar staff was so sweet and I enjoyed chatting with them all.The food was FANTASTIC! I ordered a different thing each day and never had a bad meal. I was a little turned off the first time I took a shower as the water did not get hot. However since the weather was hot already the tepid shower felt great after a day the beach. You can see the beach from pretty much any place you are at in the resort. The porch of my hut had a nice view even though it was a bit back from the beach. The lounge chairs are in great shape and I took a nap in one of them almost everyday. The staff works hard to keep the property and beach clean and neat. I recommend Kota Beach to anyone! I will definitely go back to stay if I am in Cebu again.

          Reviewed August 02, 2017
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Jacqueline from Philippines
          Family with young children
          Standard Air Conditioning
          Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

          Highly suggested place”

          If I will visit Bantayan Island again, I will stay at Kota Beach Resort again. Everthing was perfect, the staffs, the beach especially the location itself because it's near MG Square which offers different varieties of foods. If somebody will ask me where to stay in Bantayan, I will highly recomment this resort.

          Reviewed March 29, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Lovely from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

          Amazing stay at Kota Beach Resort!”

          I loved my stay at Kota Beach Resort! I highly recommend staying here especially for female solo travelers. The staff just takes good care of you, most especially Ate Josie, she was so caring and thoughtful throughout my stay. I would come back to Bantayan Island again, and stay at Kota Beach Resort, again!

          Reviewed October 01, 2017
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Roushan from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Deluxe Cottage
          Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

          Great Place”

          If you want to chill in Cebu. Bantayan is the place. And Kota Beach is the best resort and has the best beach out there. My room was very neat and spacious. The staffs are very nice especially the security guard. He found a bike for me and the receptionist found a boat man. They're very accommodating. It is very near stores and restaurants. Very near the port. Highly recommended.

          Reviewed August 15, 2016
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Vicea from Philippines
          Couple
          Standard Air Conditioning
          Stayed 1 night in July 2019

          Great experience”

          It was my 1st time to travel in Bantayan island and it was great! I will surely go back here especially in Kota, where we checked in. The staff were very nice, free breakfast is yummy and also the food in their restaurant is affordable and great too! The place is perfect very relaxing, if you want to really enjoy it i recommend you hop in their during off peak, on our case July 13 and 14, not a lot people in the beach and dont worry, you might think its gonna rain, you just have to pray to God for a sunny day during your swimming time thats what we did and chaddaaaannn the sun came put and we enjoyed the sea👏👏👏🏖️🏖️⛱️ plus if you want to go on island hopping or land tour the receptionist will give you their contacts and you can set it up right away,.. No hussle for transportation since they have a shuttle and the place is just few steps away from the center of sta fe.. The overall experience was so great! Superb! Recommendable! Memorable! 😇🙏👍😉

          Reviewed July 19, 2019
          7.6
          Very good
          Neville from New Zealand
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in May 2016

          The Fan Rooms are basic but you get a beautiful beachfront location”

          I was GRANDPAcking in Bantayan Island for 8 nights. I booked my first night at the Kota Beach Resort in a fan room. The fan room cost me PHP950 / night and it was very basic ... cold water shower, no in-room wifi, no tv, simple furniture ... I rented a scooter and toured the island to see if I could find anything better. I concluded that I could not ... the Kota was the best value for money beachfront resort that I could find and afford. Compared to the rest of S.E.Asia, Philippines accommodation is poor value for money ... full stop; so it isn't just the Kota nor Bantayan Island ... in The Philippines, it is what it is. If you see past the poor value room, you get many positives ... The Kota is on the best beach on the island. Your room is automatically cleaned every 2 days: clean towels, clean linen, binds emptied, etc. It has a nice beachfront restaurant. It has a nice beachfront bar with pool table. It is an easy walk to the central Poblacion shops, restaurants, and bars. All-in-all, if you can see past the disappointment with your fan room, you will get one of the best 'experiences' on Bantayan if you stay at the Kota.

          Reviewed May 18, 2016
          9.0
          Exceptional
          karen from Colombia
          Couple
          Deluxe Cottage
          Stayed 5 nights in July 2014

          The Beach it has makes up for everything! Loved it”

          Location, Beach view, cottages

          This hotel really surprised me. I recommend it if you are planning to go on a romantic trip and really want to get away from the city life ( no wifi, cottages have no technology). But i loved it so much. The overall design is so peaceful and just waking up to the beach it has was amazing. We had the opportunity to go to other hotels to visit, dine, etc, and their beach did not compare to KOTAs. it really was amazing and best part is that is directly in the resort so waking up to this beautiful view was amazing. For the wifi we just went to COU COU bar which is also a very nice hotel but i recommend it more if what you want to socialise and have a great meal, the food is delicious but the hotel has no beach view. My boyfriend and I wanted some time to relax, be surrounded with nature, and enjoy the beach, and this is what KOTA definitely offered. The rooms are cottage style and individual so you have a lot of privacy and all you hear are the birds in the morning. I loved it!

          Reviewed August 11, 2014
          8.8
          Excellent
          Godfrey from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Standard Air Conditioning
          Stayed 1 night in April 2019

          Please try this unforgettable experience ”

          Kota beach resort is located at a private beach which gives the privacy and less people at the beach. Decent room with nice bed size and AC. Very cheerful and helpful staffs. The most exciting thing about the resort is that you can watch both sun set and rise. My girlfriend book just one night and she regretted not booking more nights at the Kota beach resort but we have plans to move to another island. Don’t fall to stay here, it’s a Paradise.

          Reviewed April 30, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          KRISTA from Philippines
          Couple
          Deluxe Cottage
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

          First Timer but Definetly going Back!!”

          We stayed there for 3D2N and it was absolutely Worth it. We book our acc. at least 5 mos. prior to our booking Date. As we check in, we are so Happy because we get a exclusive Upgrade of Room in the Beach Front knowing that we arrived late and seems like Kota Beach is full pack of Guess. We are so Lucky that they Congratulate us that we Got it. :) The Staff is so Accommodating from the Security Guard to Service Crew. You don't need to worry if your belongings is outside your Room (like clothes that are Wets,Shoes/Slippers s The Security is roving around 24/7. We also have our Foods in KOTA as its Reasonable Price. They maintain Cleanliness from Rooms to The Beach that every Morning you can see Staff that sweeping the falling leaves every corner to that you can enjoy the Sand and eve w/o sleepers you can Roam Around. All n All we had a great Time and Definetly will going back :)

          Reviewed March 13, 2018
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Kenneth from Philippines
          Couple
          Superior Cottage
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

          Awesome Kota Beach Resort”

          The staffs are all friendly even their pet dog Bilbo :) The Kota beach resort has the most Beautiful beach front in bantayan island. We will definitely come back

          Reviewed July 01, 2016
          8.3
          Excellent
          Lady from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

          Perfect Getaway!”

          its has the best perfect beach front (with sandbar)... not too crowded (love that).. and rooms are at reasonable price...

          I had a wonderful in Kota beach. Prior to booking the resort, I have read a lot of poor feedback on the accomodation.. However, when I got there and saw the beach, I was just in awe... the beach sooo beautiful!! WOW!!..During my first night, I stayed in a standard non-aircon room.. the room was clean, the only thing was it was facing the road which at night was a bit noisy for me, because I can hear tricycles pass by... And so the next day, I requested to be transfered, and they gladly granted my request.. I was given a cottage!! I soo love it.. Yes, I paid a few bucks but my sleep was far better compared the first night.. Food -- i love how they cooked it the squid adobo!! I find it a bit expensive knowing that seafood should be cheaper in this area... but maybe for foreigner, it's already very cheap.. Nonetheless, I would definitely go back to Kota!! they are improving the cottages and they have the best beach front in the island! :)

          Reviewed June 17, 2014
          8.0
          Excellent
          Edgar from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Standard Air Conditioning
          Stayed 1 night in June 2017

          Camp Sawi Trip”

          Immediately upon arrival, you would understand why Kota Beach was chosen as the primary location for a film. The beach scenery is perfectly cinematic and the resort enhances that vibe. The beachfront cottages with their top to bottom windows allows that cliché drink-while-facing-the-sunrise-deeply-contemplating-life scene. Those cottages are intended for about 4 people, 6 at most, I think. The backrow rooms though, not so much but enough for this budget solo traveler to experience what Bantayan has to offer. The food tastes awesome but expect 30 to 45 minutes waiting time. If you're in a hurry, this might pose a problem so order early. The staff is very approachable and super friendly especially for solo travelers. There's shampoo and soap in the rooms, no toothpaste--so to set your expectations but there are sari-sari stores outside. Kota is also close to Sentro where there're resto-bars and a foodpark where you can buy cheaper food.

          Reviewed June 22, 2017
          8.4
          Excellent
          irene from Philippines
          Group
          Deluxe Cottage
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

          Great location. Great beach.”

          Kota beach or Camp sawi which it is popularly known today is a must see resort hotel in Bantayan. The room has the right size but the bathroom door was not properly working. The beach is located were there are lots of restos surrounding it. Its easily accesible to any activities you want to try in the island.

          Reviewed June 11, 2017
          7.7
          Very good
          bernie from Philippines
          Family with young children
          Deluxe Cottage
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2015

          Great Location, great value”

          1. Location - local food is available from outside the resort, near the market, mini groceries and sari-sari stores 2. Bike rentals- only P150 per day 3. Best beach front

          We've had a nice stay at kota beach, the room is nice, I like the design and the balcony. They have the best beach front in bantayan island. Just be very careful when swimming as there are lots of jellyfish in the island when we went there. I don't know if it's just seasonal, but better be prepared. We didn't get to try the food in the hotel as we are more interested in what the locals eat so we ate all our meals in the various eateries around the area. Try chorizo and puso(rice wrapped in coconut leaves). Overall our stay was nice and worth remembering. They have a great location, stuff are accessible right outside the resort. Super value for money stay,

          Reviewed November 24, 2015
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Maricel from Philippines
          Couple
          Deluxe Cottage
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

          Best resort in Bantayan Island”

          Privacy Food Location

          Upon arrival, we were offered almost everything that we would need for our short 2 nights stay. An in-room massage, a motorbike to tour the island for 24-hours, island hopping to virgin island. It was a short yet fun-filled stay in what I could say the best resort in Bantayan Island (because I visited the other resorts while on motorbike)

          Reviewed March 08, 2016
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Laura from South Korea
          Couple
          Beach Front Cottage
          Stayed 6 nights in October 2017

          Highly recommended”

          Lovely location, the beach was immaculate and gorgeous. Definitely recommend getting the beachside cottage. It was very cozy, clean, and the view was wonderful. We island hopped quite a bit and saw a few resorts, but Kota was easily the nicest. The staff was very kind and helpful. Don't recommend the call-in masseuse, as they arrived half an hour late with no apology, and honestly were not that good, but there are two excellent massage shops within 5 minutes walk. Really enjoyed our time here.

          Reviewed October 10, 2017
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