Transfer & Travel Assistance
How to Get Here
Mactan Cebu International Airport is about 15 km from Cebu City, approximately 20 minutes by taxi. It has direct regular International Flights from Hong Kong, Japan, Bangkok, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, Dubai & Doha. From Europe you can fly with Cathay Pacific (via Hong Kong), Singapore Airlines (via Singapore), Qatar Airlines (via Doha), Emirates Airline (via Dubai), Eva Air (via Taiwan), Korean Air (via Korea) direct to Cebu. Other International Flights can be accessed via Manila, where you can take a Cebu Pacific, AirPhil Express or Philippine Airlines & AirAsia domestic flights to Cebu.
Public BUS Transfer
From Mactan Cebu International Airport a taxi to the Cebu North Bus Terminal takes approximately 25 minutes, depending on the traffic. If you would rather take a metered taxi, which are more economical than the private ones waiting at the arrival gate, simply walk up the ramp to the departures area and hail a white/yellow street taxi, make sure they put the meter on. On reaching the bus terminal we recommend the bright yellow Ceres Bus Liner. This company has fairly direct buses that leave for Maya, the jump off point for Malapascua Island, approximately every 30minutes.
The journey itself takes between 3 – 4 hours and costs approximately Php 200 per person (prices may change without prior notice). The best time to travel is early in the morning as it tends to be cooler and there is less traffic on the roads. Be sure you always take the bus with the signboard “Maya New Port". The bus stops once, after about 1hour, outside of the city for a brief toilet and snack break and sometimes a second brief stop at Bogo the largest town between Cebu and Maya.
At the bus terminal be aware of people trying to convince you to travel to other places, their only interest is earning commission from certain resorts. Also watch the ‘porters’ who will be very quick at helping you with your bags and directing you to the first bus leaving for Maya – all for a small charge, average Php 50 per bag.
Public BOAT Transfer
The boats leave about every 30 minutes although you can sometimes have a long wait while they wait to fill up with passengers. The first boat is at 8:00AM and the last is at 5:00PM. Please be advised that night time crossing of the boats are strictly not allowed after 5:00PM until 5:00AM. The boat trip takes around 45 minutes and drops you off at Logon, the barrio proper or ‘town’. To get to Exotic Island Dive Resort from here simply turn right and follow the path towards the beach. From there you can either walk about 15 minutes straight up the beach or follow the back path that will lead you to Exotic. If it becomes a little confusing with all the hustle and bustle, you may take the single motorbike at Php 50 per person and per luggage.
Of course we can make life a lot easier for those of you who do not wish to bother with public transport by arranging a private transfer from either the airport, Cebu hotel, pier or anywhere in Cebu direct to Exotic Island Dive Resort. Our drivers have both air conditioned cars good for 2 persons or air conditioned mini vans for 3-6 persons, a private transfer cuts back on travel time by around 1 hour, by eliminating the need to wait for anyone, once our drivers safely deliver you to Maya a private boat will be waiting with our Port Representative to bring you directly to our resort taking about 30-45 minutes.
Prior reservation and payment is required if you wish to use our private transfer services. If you wish to be collected from the airport we need to have your flight number and time of arrival. Please be advised that the latest flight arrival is at 12:30PM for you to be able to arrive at the resort on the same day. Our driver will be waiting at the arrival gates with a placard holding the name of the person who booked the transfer. If you arrive late in the afternoon we recommend that you spend a night in the city before making the journey to Malapascua.