Get to know Siargao, a tear-shaped island located in the south of the Philippines.
Often dubbed as “Bali twenty years ago,” the charming island of Siargao is famous for surfers thanks to its seamless wave, Cloud 9.
However, the island is also perfect for non-surfers. Filled with thousands (even millions!) of coconut trees, vibrant blue water that looks like it came straight out of a Gatorade bottle, and the friendly locals, Siargao should be your next getaway destination. If you’re a first time visitor, here’s everything you need to know to make your stay better.
Where to Stay
A couple of years ago, there were only around 45 reports on the island. However, the number has grown to significantly to more than 200 lately. Whatever you may be looking for in your home away from home, Siargao surely has something in store for you.
If you want to live like royalty, Nay Palad is the place to be. Formerly known as Dedon, this magical place straight out of a postcard. The resort boasts one of a kind architecture which screams island life with a taste of luxury.
Ocean 101 Beach Resort
If you’re visiting Siargao to surf the epic waves, Ocean 101 is the perfect accommodation for you. Although this resort has amazing rooms and great staff, its view is responsible for its huge draw before it’s right in front of Cloud 9.
Ocean 101 Beach Resort – Cloud 9 Surf | Facebook
Perfect for budget travelers, Paglaom Hostel stands out among all hostels in Siargao. With basic accommodation, shared amenities, cheap rate, and clean surroundings, it’s no wonder why it’s flocked by tourists all over the world. The best part is, this hostel will help you meet new friends easily!
Where to Eat
It turns out, Siargao is not only a haven for beach bums but also foodies! The island offers great food choices for meat lovers, vegans, and vegetarians.
Fruit extravaganza, anyone? A visit to Siargao is not complete without uploading a photo of Shaka’s photogenic fruit bowl on your Instagram. Shaka Café offers not only delicious but also healthy food that is perfect for a pick me up after a tiring surf session or an energy booster to nurse a hangover.
Kermit Surf Resort
Dubbed as the best pizza place in the Philippines, Kermit Surf Resort’s Restaurant is known for its sumptuous Italian food. Aside from their renowned pizza, Kermit’s restaurant is also famous for its pasta, lava cake, and of course, happy hour! Just remember to make a reservation because the place is always full especially on dinner.