The Philippines is full of paradise islands and Siargao Island is no exception. Full of idyllic white beaches, colorful coral reefs, enchanting lagoons and forest reserves, this small island is a haven for travelers who want to become beach bums for a while. We all know that with beach vibes comes surfers, and where better to surf that the surfing capital of the Philippines? This island is perfect if you love to surf, snorkel and island hop all at an affordable budget! To help you in planning your trip, here are our top picks for the best places to stay in Siargao for hotels and hostels.
Disclaimer: As Siargao is a small island, expect accommodation to be basic and prices to be higher!
Budget: Best Hostels in Siargao include:
Mid-Range: Best Hotel Options in Siargao
Eddie’s Beach Resort Siargao
Price Range: $30-45 a night
Eddie’s Beach Resort Siargao is located in a lovely area on the island, away from the busy parts of the island. With a private beach area, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of your surroundings or take advantage of the hotel’s massage services. If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can arrange diving or snorkeling activities, go island hopping or hire a scooter and explore the island. The popular Sohoton Lagoon is only a 2.5-hour boat ride away. At the end of the day, you can settle down in your comfortable cottage or bungalow and enjoy a hot shower. Yep, hot showers are rare on islands so enjoy! (Prices start at $30 a night for a cottage)
Near: General Luna Lagoon
Price Range: $25-45 a night
If you want to feel like you’re home away from home, Kokai Resort is a perfect choice. The resort itself is very homey, but it is the staff that really make your stay. The family who runs the resort are eager to help you with anything, from giving you recommendations to helping you organize activities and transport. They especially like to take in solo travelers and make them part of the family! Rooms are basic but have everything you need. The resort itself offers local and international cuisine and is located within walking distance of popular restaurants and the General Luna Lagoon. (Prices start at $25 a night for a bungalow with a garden view)
Romantic Beach Villas
Near: General Luna
Price Range: $60-100 a night
For a beautiful setting, good people and even better waves, Romantic Beach Villas are a perfect choice to have it all. Located steps away from the best beach area on the island, you’ll get easy access to world-famous diving, fishing and surfing spots! If that’s not enough excitement for you, the resort also offers endless watersport activities from kayaking and wakeboarding to speedboat trips. When you need to relax from all the adventure, chill out in the infinity pool or sun terrace, or have a massage facing the sea. Rooms and villas have basic wood furnishings with a private patio to enjoy the views. (Prices start at $60 a night for a superior double room)
Reef Beach Resort
Near: Cloud 9
Price Range: $90-140 a night
Calling all experienced and crazy surfers! Reef Beach Resort is located close to the famous Cloud 9: the most popular surf break on the whole of Siargao. With its powerful high-tide reef break that produces consistent right and left barrels, advanced surfers flock here to live the dream! Obviously perfectly located, the resort itself offers an outdoor pool, gym, restaurant and private beach. The simple rooms are clean and comfortable, while the apartments and villas are fully furnished with sea views. (Prices start at $90 a night for apartments or a deluxe double room)
Ocean 101 Beach Resort
Near: Cloud 9 Boardwalk
Price Range: $40-165 a night
Just a 5 minute walk away from Cloud 9 Boardwalk is a little piece of luxury, the Ocean 101 Beach Resort. An ideal place to kick back, you get front row ocean views from your rooms or hammocks on the private beach. The rooms are very spacious and are decorated with an Asian-inspired finish. Some are also equipped with a balcony, dining table and en-suite with hot-water showers or a bathtub. On days where you’re not up to relaxing, hire a car or bike to explore the rest of the island or try your hand at surfing the waves around you. (Prices start at $40 a night for a deluxe king room)
Isla Cabana Resort
Near: Cloud 9
Price Range: $145-275 a night
Have you ever just wanted to indulge and treat yourself? Go on, you deserve it! Isla Cabana Resort is a truly luxurious choice for accommodation and has one of the best massage and spa treatments on the island! For 4 stars you get seafood restaurants, a private beach area with reserved seating, an outdoor pool and hot tub, and a sun terrace facing the ocean. Sounds like a dream right? As well as all of this, you are situated just 2 miles from the cloud 9 waves and get to spend your evenings in incredibly beautiful villas. The large rooms with private decking and outdoor showers, ooze comfort and style. (Prices start at $145 a night for a superior villa)
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