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, and Doha. From Europe, you can fly with Cathay Pacific (via Hong Kong), Singapore Airlines (via Singapore), Qatar Airways (via Doha), Emirates Airline (via Dubai), Eva Air (via Taiwan), and Korean Air (via Korea) directly to Cebu. Other international flights can be accessed via Manila, where you can take Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, or 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 traffic. If you prefer a more economical option than the private taxis waiting at the arrival gate, simply walk up the ramp to the departures area and hail a white or yellow street taxi. Make sure the driver uses the meter.

Upon reaching the bus terminal, we recommend the bright yellow Ceres Bus Liner. This company operates fairly direct buses that leave for Maya, the jump-off point for Malapascua Island, approximately every 30 minutes.

The journey takes between 3 to 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 to take the bus with the signboard “Maya New Port." The bus stops once, about 1 hour into the journey, 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 out for 'porters' who will quickly offer to help with your bags and direct you to the first bus leaving for Maya, all for a small charge, typically around Php 50 per bag.

Public BOAT Transfer

Once you arrive at Maya, the bus will stop at the pier, where friendly porters will be waiting to assist you with your luggage for around Php 50 per piece. Look for the Tourism Office, where you will need to pay the Environmental Fee of Php 120 per person and a Passenger Fee of Php 20 per person; these fees are mandatory for all tourists upon entry at Maya Port. Outside the Tourism Office, there is a small white booth where you can buy a ticket for the next Banka (outrigger boat) to Malapascua. Tickets cost Php 200 per person (prices may change without prior notice).

The boats leave approximately every 30 minutes, although you may sometimes have to wait while they fill up with passengers. The first boat is at 8:00 AM, and the last boat is at 5:00 PM. Please note that nighttime crossings are strictly not allowed from 5:00 PM until 5:00 AM.

The boat trip takes around 45 minutes and drops you off at Logon, the main barrio or town. To get to Exotic Island Dive Resort from here, simply turn right and follow the path towards the beach. 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 confusing with all the hustle and bustle, you may take a single motorbike for Php 50 per person and per piece of luggage.

Private Transfer

Of course, we can make life a lot easier for those who do not wish to bother with public transport by arranging a private transfer from either the airport, a Cebu hotel, the pier, or anywhere in Cebu directly to Exotic Island Dive Resort. Our drivers have both air-conditioned cars, good for 2 persons, and air-conditioned mini-vans for 3-6 persons. A private transfer cuts back on travel time by about 1 hour by eliminating the need to wait for others. 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 in about 30-45 minutes.

Prior reservation and payment are required if you wish to use our private transfer services. If you wish to be collected from the airport, we need your flight number and time of arrival. Please be advised that the latest flight arrival for same-day resort arrival is 12:30 PM. 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 spending the night in the city before making the journey to Malapascua.