Information about Guyam Island
Guyam Island is part of a group of islands in the Surfing Capital of the Philippines, Siargao. It is situated off the coast of General Luna town and serves as one of the three widely visited islands in Siargao; the others being Naked Island and Daku Island. Guyam Island is a privately owned property with caretakers to keep an eye on the tourists and collect entrance fees.
Strategically located in a tropical country, Guyam Island is famous for its small stretch of white sand beach and abundant marine life. There are snorkeling areas located around the island where reefs and coral rock formations are found. Tourists can enjoy surfing near the island as the waves here are ideally strong enough for the surfboards.
The island is uninhabited similar to the nearby Naked Island and currently does not have any accommodations or cottages. Visitors can only take shade under the palm trees dotting the area. This island is also small enough that visitors can travel around the island on foot within fifteen minutes. The beach is very open for picnics and family activities.
How to get there
The best way to get to Guyam Island is to join a guided tour. There are a handful of other sites around Guyam Island. Aboard a boat, visitors can travel from Guyam to the nearby tourist spots like Naked Island and Daku Island. Naked Island is popular for its hundred-meter sandbar, while Daku Island is an inhabited island that is normally compared to Boracay.
In the town of General Luna, visitors can also stop by the Cloud 9 Surfing Area which is one of the world-renowned and best spots for surfing in the Philippines. Most tourists also gather around The Boulevard at the end of the day to watch the sunset at The Boardwalk and meet the local community during their Karaoke nights by the beach
Best time to visit
The greatest time to visit Daku Island is during the summer months, from March to May, when there isn't a lot of rain to contend with.
For each boat that docks at Guyam Island, there is a modest charge that must be paid. The fee is collected by a member of the community who is in charge.