Malapascua Island, Cebu is a shallow island located in the Visayan Sea which only stretches for about 2.5 kilometers long and 1 kilometer wide. Tiny it may seem, this little island boasts of a great shoreline and exciting dive sites.
Monad Shoal, 30-35 minutes from the main island is an underwater plateau which is one place in the world where tresher sharks are commonly seen especially before sunrise. This is also the number one dive site in the island for Manta Rays and other underwater species.
Malapascua Island is not only an adventure destination. It also offers a tropical setup; fine white sand and turquoise waters which is perfect for a laid-back vacation. The wide stretch of beach is called Bounty Beach which also gives a spectacular view of the sunset. This is also where most of the resorts are situated.
Best Times to Go
The preferred months to go there is from December to early June or during the summer months.
Malapascua Island is a 30 to 45 minute boat ride from Maya Port which is a 3-hour drive from Cebu City.