Siargao island

Magapunko Rock Pools

Siargao island is located in the southern island group of the Philippines, directly north-east off the coast of Mindanao island. This island is most famous for it’s surf breaks, in particular Cloud 9 which is regarded by most as the best surfing spot in the Philippines. However we believe that if you are a bit more adventurous and don’t mind trekking and boating around desolate areas then there are some surf spots near Baler that can be just as good if not better depending on the conditions.

Until recently Siargao island was relatively undiscovered and lacked a lot of basic tourism infrastructure, however as the Philippines has begun opening up towards the outside world more places like Siargao island have started to become part of the emerging tourism trail within the Philippines. Also the recent 2017

Guyam island

Philippine feature film ‘Siargao’, coupled with domestic flights becoming available via Cebu Pacific has seen a major boom in domestic Philippine tourism to the island. All this has resulted in Siargao island becoming the new ‘hipster’ beach getaway for the millennial populations of Manila and Cebu.

Unlike La Union, Siargao island actually has some really good surfing spots, with a few reef breaks being the real standout and all quite accessible from the island i.e. no real need to spend half a day on a boat to get to the breaks. There is also really good deep sea fishing available on the island as during the peak fishing season the tuna and marlin run through the deep sea channels that are located to the east of the island. Many resorts on the island offer a chartered deep sea fishing package with accommodation.

 

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Cliff Diving Siargao island

In terms of other activities there are plenty on offer at Siargao island and you can do all the water sports you desire, or just explore the islands natural beauty both inland and by the sea side. At night there is a new developing party scene as tourists both foreign and domestic begin to increase in numbers, whilst the food scene is also developing as a direct result of these tourist increases.

To sum up Siargao island it is basically a much more relaxed and more activity focused island than say Boracay. So if you don’t like the (sometimes) crowded and more commercialized nature of Boracay then Siargao island is where you will find your serenity.

How to get to Siargao island: You can fly here from either Manila or direct from Cebu. Alternatively you can fly to Surigao City then take a ferry to Siargao island. Lastly you can fly to Butuan then bus to Surigao City then ferry to Siargao island. For available flights and other travel options to Siargao island please check availability and rates here at Jet Radar

Best time of year to go: Between March and October is the peak tourism season due to the best weather, whilst the best surfing conditions generally happen between August to November.

Top attractions and activities in Siargao isand

  • Cloud 9 surf break consistently ranks as the island’s top tourist attraction for surfers and general tourists alike as you can watch all the surfing action from Cloud 9 Pier.
  • Chartered deep-sea fishing is a great reason to visit the island and we recommend this as the best all round chartered fishing adventure location in the Philippines.

    Cloud 9 Pier at Sunset
  • Go cliff jumping at Magpungko Rock Pools, check out the Tayangban Cave Pools, or relax at the Sugba Lagoon.
  • Spend the day island hopping to Guyam, Daku, or Naked islands.
  • Trek further inland and check out Tak Tak Waterfall.
  • Hang out at Pacifico beach.
  • Titikan lagoon is one of the most beautiful lagoons in the whole Philippines. Don’t forget to visit Sohoton Cove.
  • Want to check out some caves? Get inside the earth at Hagukan, or Makuku-ob caves.

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Top Hotels in Siargao island

Sohoton Cove

Luxury

Dedon Island Resort

There are more than 7,000 islands in the Philippine Archipelago, but there’s nowhere else on Earth like Dedon Island. This unique resort is located on the southeastern tip of reef-ringed Siargao, one of the last islands of the Asian continent. Blessed with lush tropical jungles, white-sanded beaches and countless surfing breaks, including the world-famous Cloud 9 barreling wave.

On Dedon Island, you need never open your wallet, never sign for a drink or meal, never so much as think about money. Every massage you indulge in, every excursion you undertake, all the equipment you use — from paddle-board to Jeepney to our state-of-the-art amphibious boat, complete with crew — is covered by a single flat rate.

So make yourself at home in your own private paradise. Want to learning cooking with a world class chef? He’s in the kitchen, awaiting you. Feel like picnicking on that secluded desert island? They’ll send a boat right over. Need another massage, even though you just had one? Whatever it takes to get you in a barefoot state of mind!

 

Romantic Beach Villas

Romantic Beach Villas Siargao Island is a great place to enjoy your holiday, relax, and rehabilitate your soul. This 3-star resort with an excellent infinity swimming pool is placed on the best fine sand beach in the area, only two kilometers from the famous Cloud 9 surf spot, the best in the Philippines. The resort’s excellent location provides easy access to many must-see spots and various water sport activities, island hopping, and the area’s best attractions. The resort offers scuba diving, speed boat trips, wakeboarding, snorkeling, kayak rentals,surfing lessons, game fishing, motorbike rentals, and more. A location just half a kilometer from General Luna allows easy access to local bars and nightlife attractions. Romantic Beach Villas Siargao Island also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Siargao Island. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers a beach restaurant with an unforgettable view, car park, 24-hour room service, babysitting service, and airport transfers. Guests can choose from eight rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including massage treatments, a golf course within three kilometers, a spa, a garden, and an outdoor infinity pool to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. When looking for comfortable and convenient accommodation, make Romantic Beach Villas Siargao Island your home away from home.

 

Club Tara Resort

Situated on Siargao Island, this hotel is close to the Sohoton National Park. Boasting 10 water cottages, all are tastefully furnished and equipped with standard amenities for guests’ utmost comfort including a Jacuzzi with balconies of wooden flooring featuring see-through glass. This resort is perfect for honeymooners and vacationers. Offering quality accommodation with friendly hospitality, Club Tara Resort is an ideal place to stay in Surigao del Norte. The property is about 32km from the Sayak Airport, and airport transfers are provided. For recreation and leisure, there is an outdoor pool, garden, a private beach, and water sports. Meeting facilities are available on-site in case you have business or a special occasion. Please enter your preferred dates of stay and submit our online booking form to make a reservation at Club Tara Resort.

 

Budget

SoulTribe Beach Retreat

Set in General Luna, Soultribe Beach Retreat provides free bikes and free WiFi. This 2-star resort offers a bar. All rooms are fitted with a balcony. The rooms at the resort are equipped with a seating area.

 

Eddie’s Beach Resort

Ideal for fun and relaxation, Eddie’s Beach Resort Siargao is located in the General Luna area of Siargao Islands. Situated only 0.8 Km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town’s attractions and activities. For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to General Luna Island.

Eddie’s Beach Resort Siargao also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Siargao Islands. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms, express check-in/check-out, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, room service to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), air conditioning, desk, balcony/terrace. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as private beach, golf course (within 3 km), diving, massage, garden. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Siargao Islands, make Eddie’s Beach Resort Siargao your home away from home.

 

Ocean 101 Cloud 9 Beach Resort

Conveniently located in Siargao Islands, Ocean 101 Cloud 9 Beach Resort is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. Only 32.2 km away, this 3-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Siargao Islands hotel. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

Ocean 101 Cloud 9 Beach Resort is home to 31 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, complimentary instant coffee, towels, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary). The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as boats, hiking trails, yoga room, snorkeling, surfing lessons. Ocean 101 Cloud 9 Beach Resort is a smart choice for travelers to Siargao Islands, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.

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Best places to eat in Siargao island

  • Emerald Restaurant is the best place to go if you want something a bit more up market and fine dining options on the menu.
  • Kermit Surf Resort and Restaurant is a great place to chill out and grab a drink or something tasty to munch on.
  • Siargao Inn Beach Resort is best known for its cocktails, however they also have really good food too!

    Emerald Restaurant
  • Bravo Restaurant is a cool surfers style place with a killer menu to satisfy your hunger from shredding up the waves all afternoon.
  • Tacos? Yup. Get some great tacos at Miguel’s Taqueria.
  • Feel like some more local Filipino food options? Check out Mama’s Grill.

 

 

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