Nestled in the province of Surigao del Norte and located only 800 kilometers southeast of Manila is Siargao. Better known as the surfing capital of the Philippines, the teardrop-shaped island is a favorite of both local and international travellers alike. Planning a visit? Whether you’re in the mood to save or splurge for your next trip, we’ve rounded up some of the 11 best places to stay when visiting the island.
Purok 5, 8419 General Luna, Siargao Island, Surigao Del Norte
Contact numbers: +63 917 655 0548/+63 998 859 2080
Rates start at P1350 per night
Kermit Siargao is one of the best places on the island to stay if you want to have a true Siargao surfing experience. The cozy hotel prides itself on its ‘Eat Sleep Surf’ mentality and it’s no wonder why. Their two head instructors are certified by the International Surf Association and they also have 14 other instructors who can help you learn. They specialize in surfing classes for students of all levels; whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, they have packages they can easily tailor depending on your needs.
Catangnan, Tourism Road, General Luna, Siargao Island
Contact number: +63 918 331 2008
Rates start at P1800 per night
Arka Hayahay is perfect for the quirky wanderlust-fuelled traveller. The resort itself is shaped like a boat, something you won’t find anywhere else on the island. Arka Hayahay also offers delicious healthy meals from their boat-shaped restaurant, which includes their breafast of homemade pancakes or colorful fruit bowls with pitaya (dragon fruit), oats, and bananas.
Kapu Tiki Tourism Road, General Luna, Siargao Island
Contact number: +63 919 765 5991
Rates start at P2000 per night
Sunset Bay Villas is a beachfront resort that is only minutes away from Cloud 9, the island’s famous surf break. Previous guests have stated that the staff will also happily help you acquire motorbikes or bicycles to get around. The villas are located away from the busy noise of the island and provide you with everything you may need for a fuss-free stay from a full kitchen to paddleboards and kayaks to use.
Catangnan, General Luna, Siargao Island, Surigao Del Norte
Contact number: +63 999 869 3070/+63 9282 079 631
Rates start at P2500 per night
Buddha’s Surf Resort is the definition of zen and easy island-living. The resort offers a sense of home away from home and even has its own in-house restaurant that is famous for specializing in Thai cuisine. There are tons of activities that you can do while in Siargao, and the resort staff will be only more than happy to assist you, whether you choose to go island hopping, fishing, surfing or more.
Tourism Road, Barangay 5, General Luna, Surigao Del Norte
Contact number: +63 99 987 78518/+63 90 539 55493
Rates start at P3000 per night
Bravo Beach Resort Siargao is a fun-filled place to stay for those of you looking to enjoy the island and meet new people during your stay. Aside from water sports and recreational activities, the resort also offers entertainment for its guests through its various promotions. Pintxo-Pote Wednesdays offer Latin music and tapas by the beach, and on Sundays, guests can party from afternoon till night with drinks and cocktails and a DJ spinning music. Additionally, Bravo Beach Resort also offers Surfer Bunks starting at P950 per night for solo travelers, which is a perfect way to meet other guests and interact.
Contact number: +63 999 339 3535
Rates start at P3900 per night
Reef Beach Resort is a great place to visit if you are traveling as a family, as their apartment-style accommodations are welcoming and spacious. The fact that it’s a beachfront property means you can easily head down to the beach if you want to take a swim, and there are also several nearby surfing and kite rental places. As a bonus to animal lovers, the resort also has some puppies that guests can play with.
Brgy Catangnan General Luna, Surigao Del Norte, 8914 Philippines
Contact number: +63 920-968-9934
Rates start at P4200 per night
Lux Boutique Resort is the only boutique resort on the island and it’s definitely a place to check out if you want a more private and intimate vacation. The resort only has five rooms, each of which feels different with unique decor, making it perfect for an intimate and peaceful getaway. For bigger groups or families, there is also the option to book the whole boutique resort during your stay.
No 88 Santa Fe Boulevarde, General Luna, Siargao Island
Contact number: +63 999 875 1072/+63 999 420 8254
Rates start at P6000 per night
Siargao Paraiso Resort is a great place to stay at if you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and find some peace and quiet with loved ones and friends. The picturesque resort gives you a great view and allows you to get in touch with nature as you stroll down the boardwalk by the private beach or simply watch the waves from the infinity pool. Even if the resort is a little farther from Cloud 9, there are several surf breaks nearby and getting around the island is no problem at all.
Barangay Cambutuanon, General Luna, Siargao Island
Contact number: +63 928 559 5244
Rates start at P6490 per night
Isla Cabana Resort is one of the best places to unwind and relax in Siargao. Equipped with a variety of amenities and facilities including boats, water sports equipment, and even surfing lessons, this resort is definitely a place where you can enjoy yourself. Additionally, Isla Cabana also has its own private beach for guests to use during their stay.
Barangay Catangnan, General Luna, Siargao Islands, Philippines
Contact number: +63 917 772 4188/+63 948 869 0977
Rates start at P6500 per night
Siargao Bleu Resort and Spa is a Balinese-inspired resort located within walking distance of Cloud 9 as well. The sleek and minimalist feel of the resort will help you destress in no time as you enjoy various treatments offered by the in-house spa or as you lounge by the beautiful 1600-square metre pool in the center of the ring of villas.
Contact number: +63 917 701 7840
Rates start at $630 USD (approximately P32,500 per night)
DEDON Island Resort is your ultimate place to go to experience a luxury island getaway. The resort is perfect for getaways with the family or with your significant other. Though the rates may seem steep, the resort caters to the various needs of its guests without any additional cost, meaning that you can avail of their many services as they are included in the nightly fee.