Photo by Nay Palad Hideaway Resort
What used to be a quiet, low-key island is now one of the world’s most sought-after destinations by local and foreign tourists. Siargao Island in the Philippines gained popularity after it caught the attention of many travelers. Not only has it become a haven for surfers, but also for city-dwellers looking for a place to start their dream island life.
Siargao is located in Surigao del Norte, in the CARAGA region. It is known as home to the country’s most famous surfing spot, Cloud 9, making Siargao the “Surfing Capital of the Philippines”. Because of this, Siargao earned the right to hold the world-renowned Siargao Cloud 9 International Surfing Cup, participated by the world’s best surfers.
Aside from that, Siargao prides itself on other stunning tourist spots like its hidden lagoons, mangrove forest, and picture-perfect landscapes and beaches.
If you’re off to this island soon, make sure to check out this list of the best hotels and resorts in Siargao for a perfect holiday getaway.
Photo by White Banana Beach Club
Located in General Luna, White Banana Beach Club is conveniently located right at the beach. It has its own cocktail bar, a spot to watch the sunset and the moonrise, in-house restaurant, and a surf shop — making it not just a place to stay in, but also a good hangout spot to meet new friends and fellow travelers.
Options for accommodations include double rooms if you need a bit of privacy and dormitory rooms if you want a more affordable choice. All rooms have a seating area, air conditioning, terrace, and shared bathroom.
White Banana Beach Club is also known for its lively and vibrant vibe. Its restaurant serves not only as a go-to spot for socialization but as a place where you can score the most refreshing cocktails such as its famous White Banana. Add that to its location in Tuason Beach, and you’ll have the best to watch the sunset with a cocktail in hand.
For vegetable lovers, worry not. White Banana Beach Club’s restaurant offers only pescatarian, vegan, and vegetarian-friendly menu. They only use mock meats so don’t be alarmed if you see beef, chicken, and pork in any of the dishes.
White Banana Beach Club is just 8 kilometers away from Daku Island, 14 kilometers from Naked Island, and 3.7 kilometers from Guyam Island.
Siargao Bleu Resort and Spa
Just a stone’s throw away from Cloud 9 sits Siargao Bleu Resort & Spa, the islands’ only spa resort. It currently has 40 luxury rooms which come in three types: Floating Cottages with its own private cottage by the pool, stone tub, a king or two queen beds, and mini bar; Garden De Luxe with a ground floor garden room, a queen size bed, and mini bar; and The Terraces located on the second floor with its own veranda, twin beds, and mini bar. Guests have personal butlers upon their requests too.
The resort also has a 1,600 square meter pool which is considered to be the biggest in the island, free Wi-Fi in all its spaces, and free shuttle services for guests who want to go around the Cloud 9 area.
Its amenities are top-notch too including its world-class restaurant serving the freshest produce from the island. The restaurant is open from 6 am to 10 pm every day. To cap off a day filled with adventure, the resort’s beach bar offers signature cocktails with chill music on the background.
Other features of the resort include an indoor gym for fitness buffs and the Bleu Spa which offers various massage services such as foot massage, thermal massage, stone massage, and Ventosa cupping, among others by highly trained therapists. The resort also arranges free activities such as yoga and movie nights.
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If you’re looking for a resort in General Luna, another must-check-out place is Reef Beach Resort. Its convenient location near the city center makes it an attractive destination for holiday goers.
Reef Beach Resort, also dubbed as a “Surf-Bike-Hike Beach Retreat Resort,” offers an idyllic spot to relax, with easy access to the beach. With motorcycles and mountain bikes as popular modes of transportation for those looking to explore the island, the resort offers rental services at reasonable rates.
Accommodations at Reef Beef Resort are designed to give guests a luxurious and relaxing stay. Choices include bunk rooms, double rooms, apartment rooms, and beach houses, all of which are equipped with free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. Guests also get access to the resort’s fully equipped kitchens and lounges, air-conditioned gym facilities, luggage storage, and pool.
For adventure seekers, recreational facilities such as single and double kayaks are available onsite for use in paddling inside the lagoon or at Matanjak surf break, as well as boats, billiards, and dartboards. The resort also offers snorkeling and surfing lessons and has its own bar and casual dining restaurant with a view of the beach.
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As its name suggests, Romantic Beach Villas will make you fall in love with the island of Siargao with its stunning view of the beach and all the beauty that comes with it. To jumpstart your paradise experience, bask under the sun while lounging in its infinity pool overlooking a pristine white beach.
As if one pool isn’t enough, Romantic Beach Villas also has a garden view pool with jacuzzi, perfect for relaxing after a day filled with exhilarating adventures.
The villas are located near the beach, giving you convenient access if you want to swim and get drenched in the ocean. You can choose from rooms with ocean or garden views—both of which are available for groups of three to six people.
If you want a bungalow style accommodation, they have Casa Grande for up to four guests and Casa Studio for up to two guests. All rooms come with free Wi-Fi access, aircon, shower, minibar, cable TV, private terrace with a seating area, and toiletries.
Romantic Beach Villas can also arrange activities, and adventures for guests including surfing lessons, ocean wakeboarding, kayaking, paddle boarding, and snorkeling among others.
End the day with delicious meals served in your terrace or with the company of fellow travelers at the resort’s seaside restaurant and a relaxing massage by Romantic Beach Villas’ in-house masseuse.
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Experience the best of Siargao, from thrilling adventures to a serene abode, when you book a room in Harana Surf Resort. It boasts of a modern Filipino feel with its design and architecture. Choose from Deluxe Rooms, Family Villas, and Community Youth Villas. Deluxe Rooms can fit up to three people. For a group of up to seven people, the Family Villa is a better option.
Designed like the traditional nipa hut in the Philippines, Family Villas has a veranda for guests and a mezzanine/loft floor that leads to an al-fresco space. Both rooms types come with an optional air conditioning or fan, toilet and shower rooms, and a storage space for your things and surfboards.
For a group of up to 12 people, the Community Youth Villa has bunk beds, two sinks and two shared bathrooms and toilets and can only be availed by people aged 18 to 45.
Another exciting thing to look forward to when you stay in Harana Surf Resort is its sustainable practice such as its voluntourism activities and its effort to minimize its environmental impact through practices like tree planting, water conservation, and non-usage of plastics.
As guests, you are encouraged to take part in these efforts. Harana Surf Resort is also home to Harana Surf School which follows the standard curriculum certified by the International Surfing Association.
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Just 700 meters away from General Luna Beach, Siargao Island Villas is a 4-star hotel with premium rooms that will make your stay in Siargao a memorable one. From its Premium Beach Suites situated right in front of the vast Siargao coastline to the Garden Suites that give you a laid back island vibe, Siargao Island Villas lets you experience the island with either a scenic view or a tranquil escape.
The Premium Beach Suites are fully furnished with an indoor hot and cold shower, private bathroom, air conditioning, mini-bar, and a private safety deposit box. Garden Suites are either Premium or Deluxe.
Premium garden suites can accommodate up to five people (with extra cost) and can either be on the upper or lower story. It comes with its own balcony too as well as amenities similar to the Premium Beach Suites. The Deluxe Garden Suites has a one queen-sized bed and similar amenities except for the mini bar.
To complete your stay with a gastronomic experience, check out its in-house restaurant Warung which serves famous Indonesian dishes from Nasi Goreng to Satay Ayam.
Siargao Island Villas also offer activities like surfing lessons, and surf guiding. Guests can also rent motorcycles in the resort, avail of its massage via room service, and airport transfers.
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Kawili Resort, a slice of paradise right in the middle of Cloud 9 and General Luna, is inspired by the Visayan word “kawili” which is meant to evoke a feeling of nostalgia and affection. With this, the resort aims to make every guest feel that way especially after they’ve left the island.
Albeit small, Kawili Resort gives travelers a vibrant taste of the island life because of its convenient location that’s near all the great surfing spots, restaurants, and bars.
Kawili Resort has all types of accommodations for all types of travelers. For backpackers and solo adventurers, the resort has a dorm which comes with 12 beds, shared bathrooms and shower rooms, air conditioning and fans.
The Surf Shack is a cottage with two beds, air conditioning, shared bathroom and shower room, and its own terrace. The Native Cottage has a tropical island cottage vibe. The Deluxe Cottage, which is good for up to three people, comes with its own veranda and hammock while the Family Cottage is perfect for groups of four. All cottages come with air conditioning, fans, and hot showers.
Amenities in the resort include free Wi-Fi, swimming pool, and a living room where breakfasts are served daily. The resort also offers services such as surfboard and motorbike rental, massage, and airport transfers.
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Isla Cabana Resort gives guests a luxurious tropical getaway with its location, amenities, and style. The resort’s Asian contemporary design is both simple and classy. Complete with the patterns of a nipa huts, the elegance of its cabanas, and the freshness of its outdoor areas, Isla Cabana Resort is the perfect place to get your sun kissed tan bathed in the warmth of the tropics. The resort comes with an infinity pool, its own spa, beach bar, and pool table.
Stay in one of its premium accommodations including the Ocean Premier Suites with a beach view, its own lanai and mini pool, and indoor and outdoor showers and the Villas, from Deluxe to Premier, and Superior, which can fit up to two people.
The resort also opened more affordable hotel-type rooms located near its lobby. Isla Cabana Resort also has a beachfront restaurant that serves Asian and Western cuisines and a bar with a wide selection of refreshing cocktails and liquors for those looking to have a good time. The resort also opened a new restaurant dubbed “Isla Cusina,” which offers wood-fired pizza and specialty drinks.
Other amenities include free Wi-Fi access in public areas, massage and spa treatments, and leisure activities such as fishing, cycling, and snorkeling.
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Bulan, which means “moon,” depicts how life slows down on the island because of its simplicity and tranquility. This family-owned property transports guests to that place of relaxation where they can forget the busyness of their everyday lives. Located in General Luna, Bulan Villas Siargao is designed using indigenous Filipino materials like wood, nipa, and cogon leaves.
The boutique hotel has 14 rooms situated in four villas. For a cheaper option, there are eight fan rooms located in one villa. These rooms have two shared bathrooms and toilet facilities. Each fan room can fit up to two guests and comes with a double-sized bed, swimming pool access, and Wi-Fi access in common areas.
For a more private accommodation, there are six air-conditioned rooms with a floor area of 48 square meters. Each room has a private bathroom and balcony, a king-sized bed, hot and cold showers and toiletries, swimming pool access, Wi-Fi access in common areas, and free breakfast for up to two guests.
Bulan Villas Siargao also has an in-house restaurant that serves Filipino dishes as well as a curated selection of special wine from Sicily. Its location also makes it attractive for those who want to explore the island by foot.
It is near the hippest restaurants, bars and shops in the area, and just a motorbike ride away from the surf spot. It is also around two kilometers away from Guyam island, and seven kilometers from Daku Island.
Photo by Bravo Beach Resort
A staple in the list of best beach resorts in Siargao, Bravo Beach Resort is also a beachfront resort located in General Luna. The resort strives to give all guests an authentic island life through its accommodation, offerings, and even its vibe. Not only is it close to the best surf spots, but it also positions itself as a lifestyle resort that gives its guests the complete package.
Most tourists who go to Siargao are left in awe with its surfing culture. To help guests experience that, Bravo Beach Resort offers surfing packages bundled with accommodations.
You can choose from its 7-nights/6-days package, 5-nights/4-days package, or 3-nights/2-days package where you get air-conditioned rooms, free breakfast, and unlimited surfing with a private instructor and surfboard rental for your chosen duration.
Its accommodation options are quite varied too. For practical travelers, the Garden Room, Double Room, and Surf Bunks are the best. Just a ride away from the main Bravo Beach premises, Villas by Bravo have recently opened to cater to larger groups.
Common amenities are air conditioning, ceiling fan, Wi-Fi access in common areas, wardrobe, laundry service, hot water, and in-room safe. For foodies, Bravo Restaurant serves Spanish and other international cuisines specially curated by its executive chef.
To keep the vibe alive all the time, the restaurant features live music performances during dinner and guest DJs from around the world.
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If you’re craving for a more peaceful stay, there’s a beachfront resort that’s just two kilometers outside General Luna. Sandy Feet Siargao’s private beach area not only gives guests a sense of exclusivity but also, a less crowded, more tranquil chance to relax.
It has five villas which come in the following options: the Bedroom Villas, the Ground Floor Family Loft Villas, and the Upper Floor Family Loft Villas with choices between a garden view or beach view. Each villa gives a taste of comfortable island living while treating you to a scenic view of Guyam, Daku and Naked Islands.
The villas are all air-conditioned. If you need extra ventilation, there are ceiling fans in the rooms too. Rooms also come with cable TV, private bathroom and outdoor shower, toiletries, fully furnished kitchen with equipment like an induction stove and microwave. For guests staying longer than one week, you get free two aromatherapy massages sessions, making you feel serene inside and out.
Stays in Sandy Feet Siargao also come with free complimentary breakfasts, access to laundry and housekeeping services, surf and paddleboard rentals, motorbike rentals, and cooking services upon request. The resort also offers island tours with barbecue picnics. There’s also an outdoor gazebo where you can enjoy a sip of your cocktail while enjoying the sunset view.
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Leave the real world for a while and let your stay in Nay Palad take your breath away. Offering an all-inclusive barefoot luxury stay, Nay Palad Hideaway Resort has brought home awards and recognitions from international travel publications because of its offerings.
Situated in the southern tip of Siargao, nestled between its mangrove forests and beaches, it is indeed a hideaway that will give you an exquisite island experience.
Guests can choose from four luxury villas, each designed with sustainability and comfort in mind. The Perlah Villa, Deluxe Villa, Superior Villa, and Superior Family Villa are all created by renowned designers Daniel Pouzet and Jean-Marie Massaud, boasting of elegance and timeless beauty.
Amenities in the villas include aromatherapy burner with essential oils, minibar, coffee machine, sound system, movie projector, indoor showers, organic bathroom products, ceiling fans, in-room safe, internet access, outdoor terrace and lounge, private pool, private beach access, and fireplace among others. You can also choose between a garden or ocean view.
Wellness and freedom are also at the heart of Nay Palad Hideaway Resort. It has the “Boathouse” which houses a gym, a yoga studio, a kids’ area, and an adventure storage room. Yoga and meditation sessions can also be held in different locations— whether in the sea pagoda, treehouse, or even on paddleboards in the pool or ocean.
It also offers onsite spa treatments and arranges activities such as surfing, sailing, stand-up paddling, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, water-skiing, and deep-sea fishing, all with instructors on standby to guide beginners. Those who want to have chill days and nights can take advantage of its infinity pool with an ocean view.
Find your home away from home in Siargao
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Whether you’re an adventure junkie looking for the thrill of your next surfing experience or a traveler chasing the most beautiful sunsets, Siargao gives you both. More than the charm of being the surfing capital of the Philippines, it’s also an island that can relax, revive, and refresh your body and mind.
You can opt to go on your own, do some soul-searching, take the most amazing selfies with its perfectly lined up palm trees and a hint of sunshine as your backdrop and feel as though you’re just one of the locals. Or you can vibe and meet with new people in one of the island’s hippest bars and laugh until you drop with a beer in hand.
Siargao, with all its beauty, is slowly gaining popularity all over the world and there’s not just a single reason why. So, whatever your reason is, let Siargao be your next destination.