Malapascua is a tiny island located across a shallow strait from the northmost tip of mainland Cebu island. Its about 2.5 kilometers long and 1 km wide. It’s extraordinary long white beach stretches around the south-east coast of the island facing Cebu, Leyte and Biliran. Malapascua Island is popular to tourists who love to swim and snorkel. This has also become a major dive center (long familiar among the international dive society) because of the thresher sharks that can be seen daily at Monad Shaul (a soft coral habitat). This Island has been noted to be one of the few places where one can have a sight of these harmless sharks at only 23 meters distance downward.
Malapascua Island, one of the favorite island getaways of island vacations enthusiasts and among the best vacation spots in the world and best family vacation destinations suitable for family beach vacation goers and host of a number of couples resorts and best family resorts especially if you are looking for a white sand beach resort fronting crystal clear water suitable for island water sports, is situated off the coast of the town of Daanbantayan in the southern part of Cebu, Philippines. The tiny island can be reached via a four-hour public utility bus ride from the Cebu South Bus Terminal in Cebu City to Maya Port within the jurisdiction of the municipality of Daanbantayan, Cebu for a Php 165.00 fare and, afterwards, riding on a passenger boat for a 30-minute voyage to the island at a fare of PhP 80.00