Siargao is the surfing capital of the Philippines. This beautiful island has gained international attention because of its surf culture. But it offers so much more than just its famous surf breaks that even those who are not keen on surfing can still enjoy it. Whether you’re going to Siargao to surf, relax, see thousands of coconuts, or indulge in a luxury villa, the island has it all. There a few distinctive regions that you could stay on Siargao but for most travelers, they prefer to base in the center of the action and pick accommodation near General Luna. Though if you do need a place where you can have your peaceful retreat yet not far enough from the hustle and bustle, then perhaps you can stay in Malinao area. This blog post is created to give you ideas and suggestions about the best resorts on Siargao Island.
In this article, I’ve handpicked the best five luxury resorts, four beachfront resorts, and three cheap resorts mainly in two regions, which are General Luna and Malinao. Depending on what suits your needs, each resort on Siargao is categorized based on its location, budget, service, quality, amenities, and atmosphere. Here’s a little checklist for you to start!
SIARGAO RESORT CHECKLIST:
- Near Cloud 9: If you are a surfing buff, you probably need to stay near Cloud 9 surfing spot.
- General Luna: If you want to be within proximity to popular restaurants and entertainment, stay in General Luna Center.
- Malinao: If you want a more tranquil spot yet close enough to General Luna, then perhaps Malinao area is the best option for you.
BEST RESORTS IN SIARGAO COMPARISON CHART
|Nay Palad Hideaway||Malinao||9.9- Exceptional||$1500|
|Sandy Feet Siargao||General Luna||9.3- Superb||$198|
|Bulan Villas Siargao||General Luna||9.1- Superb||$145|
|Isla Cabana Resort||General Luna||8.7- Fabulous||$176|
|Siargao Island Villas||General Luna||8.3- Very Good||$178|
|Surfing Carabao Beach Houses||General Luna||9.2- Superb||$75|
|Retreat Siargao Resort||Malinao||8.1- Very Good||$141|
|Soultribe Beach Retreat||Malinao||8.9- Fabulous||$70|
|Romantic Beach Villas||General Luna||8.2- Very Good||$69|
|White Banana Beach Club||General Luna||9.0- Superb||$23|
|Gana Siargao Island Resort||General Luna||8.5- Very Good||$41|
|Kawili Siargao||General Luna||8.9-Fabulous||$34|
13 BEST RESORTS IN SIARGAO
LUXURY RESORTS IN SIARGAO
Nay Palad Hideaway (Luxury): Let your ultimate luxury vacation dream come true at Nay Palad Hideaway! Formerly known as Dedon Island Siargao, this 5-star boutique resort is designed as an antidote of the stresses of your busy work life. I had the privilege of staying in this luxury resort for a couple of nights and I must admit it was fantastic! The resort features Bali-inspired furnishings with insta-worthy white wicker pods hanging on the coconut trees. The staff are very attentive, hospitable, and they make sure guests are pampered and treated like royalty. This hotel allows guests to rejuvenate and gets into “a barefoot state of mind” by taking advantage of all the lavish amenities on-site. Personally, everything is utterly beautiful here and I liked the moment when you wake up from your room and go straight to the pool. This resort obviously costs a fortune, but what it gives guests is something completely priceless, that’s beyond style.
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Sandy Feet Siargao (Excellent Service/Breakfast): If you are looking for a tranquil yet exclusive place to stay, then book at Sandy Feet Siargao, a family-run business. Tucked away in a secluded and exclusive beach in Malinao, this lavish accommodation offers stylish villas with expansive lanai, a huge kitchen, and exclusive beach. It is beautiful and has a luxury feel. Although the price might break the bank, it’s totally worth it. Amenities include massage service, complimentary full breakfast and drinking water throughout your stay, island tours with barbecue picnics, laundry and housekeeping services, surfboard and motorbike rentals. The staff are amazing and very accommodating. The full breakfast is one of the highlights of the property- the best breakfast in Siargao is just right here. Be warned though that you have to book in advance as they’re always fully-booked!
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Bulan Villas Siargao (Excellent Location): This family-run boutique villa is located between General Luna and Cloud 9 surfing spot yet only 10 minutes away from the beach. It features island-style accommodation similar to the ones you see in Bali. Bulan Villas Siargao has a rectangular-shaped infinity pool surrounded by lush gardens and sun loungers making it a perfect place to relax and chill after being exhausted in doing some popular water activities on the island. Each villa has a comfy bed, a private bathroom, a sun terrace, and a cute patio swing chair. This picture-perfect abode is popular for all sorts of travelers, particularly for Instagrammers. One of the highlights of the property is their mouth-watering Italian pizza because once you tasted it you’ll always crave it. If that’s not enough, they also serve Filipino cuisine and good wines from Sicily. However, if you are allergic to pets this might not be the right place for you as the hosts have pets in the property.
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Isla Cabana Resort (Insta-worthy): If you want to pamper yourself and experience an unforgettable island getaway with your loved one or family, then Isla Cabana Resort is your best option. It is one of the posh oceanfront resorts in Siargao and probably the most photographed resort. It is nestled quietly in the heart of General Luna yet only a few minutes away from Cloud 9 surfing area. This luxurious resort will mesmerize you from the moment you walk through the reception with its romantic yet luxury vibe. This property features a spa, a gym, an outdoor infinity pool, a restaurant, and a bar. Each villa is very spacious with a comfy bed and a private patio. If you prefer to see the sunrise and sunset from your room, book a Premier Suite plus you’ll get a private Jacuzzi and outdoor/indoor shower. Isla Cabana also offers activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, and cycling. The most photographed amenity of the resort is probably the infinity pool with the ocean backdrop. Undoubtedly, this resort is Instagrammers paradise.
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Siargao Island Villas (Cozy Atmosphere): With villas situated near the beach, Siargao Island Villas is a haven for paradise seekers and beach bums. They have extensive rooms and bungalows with sun terrace, private bathroom, and free Wi-Fi making it perfect for families and couples. The property has a lovely ambiance with a bar, a restaurant, and a pool on-site. They also offer surfing lessons, land tours, and other services such as room service massage, motorbike rentals, and airport transfers. What I love about this place is the laid-back vibe. With its unbeatable beach access, rustic yet elegant suites and villas, delicious Indonesian food, and impeccable service, Siargao Island Villas is one of the best resorts in Siargao. Staying here will make you feel like you’re completely removed and everything is on point!
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BEACHFRONT RESORTS IN SIARGAO
Surfing Carabao Beach Houses (Tranquil Location): The minute you are here, you will feel in love immediately. Nestled in Malinao, this oceanfront property is about living in island life with sandy white beach and hammocks hanging between the coconut trees. It is extraordinary in such a way that every guest can have a comfortable stay. This laid-back property has no in-house restaurant but don’t fret as they have a fully-equipped shared kitchen for you to cook your own meal if you feel lazy to go to General Luna. Beautifully built and well-maintained beach houses, lush gardens surrounding the property, amazing hospitality, what can you ask for more! Guests can do snorkeling around the area, too. All of the beach houses are facing the beach. It is ideal for couples as it has a romantic and private vibe. It is only ten minutes from the busy streets of General Luna yet far enough to enjoy some peaceful and serene time.
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Retreat Siargao Resort (Excellent Amenities): Are you looking for a place that sort of give you some time off from the hectic working life? Retreat Siargao Resort is the best place for you! Set in an idyllic spot in Malinao, this boutique resort provides intimate oceanfront suites and cozy surf dorm rooms plus it has everything you could need for a comfortable stay. Each suite offers uninterrupted views of pristine beaches. Guests can enjoy amenities such as a restaurant, a bar, an outdoor pool, and free private parking. The Gangnam restaurant serves delicious Korean and Japanese food. If you feel like unwinding by the beach, the property provides sun loungers and tables outdoor for you to enjoy the stunning view of the beach while getting your skin tanned. And if you are not really a beach person, you can laze and chill at the infinity pool while drinking your cocktail. Whether you want to enjoy quality time with your family, friends, or loved one, Retreat Siargao Resort is highly recommended for you.
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Soultribe Beach Retreat (Couple Pick): Another hidden gem to enjoy Siargao’s beachfront, Soultribe Beach Retreat is a matchless accommodation for couples who are looking for a private and romantic escape. There are only two types of accommodation to choose from, the beach cabanas and the luxury tents. Whatever suits your needs, both accommodations offer island-style cabanas and lavish glamping for your comfort. This haven is very laid-back and the staff are friendly and accommodating with a smile. I especially love their food. They have a wide selection of healthy food which is perfect for a vegetarian like me. The attention to detail is exceptional and I love the fact that they have a lot of sitting areas for guests to chill. It’s also a great place to meet friends. Activities include yoga, island hopping, and bonfire at night can be enjoyed at the property. What’s more, take advantage of their outdoor shower, spacious cabanas, and an outdoor pool. For what it’s worth, I think this retreat is perfect. No wonder why it is so popular in Siargao.
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Romantic Beach Villas (Value for Money): This is one of the popular beachfront resorts in Siargao. Romantic Beach Villas showcase a mix of modern and traditional romantic bungalows and studio rooms with stunning ocean and pool views. The family room can accommodate up to six guests and breakfast is included in the price which offers great value for money. There are two swimming pools, a wellness center, a bar, and free Wi-Fi throughout the resort. The swimming pool offers a sweeping view of the beach and it’s also an excellent spot for watching the sunset not to mention it’s very insta-worthy. If you are traveling with your furry friend, the property welcomes guests with dogs. From excellent amenities, helpful staff, delectable breakfast, stunning villas, and sunset, I love the entirety of the resort. This is undoubtedly one of the best resorts in Siargao so I’m giving it a thumb up.
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BUDGET RESORTS IN SIARGAO
White Banana Beach Club (Surfers Pick): Located at Tuason Beach near Cloud 9, a lovely hidden gem can be found where the ocean gives four different surf breaks. White Banana Beach Club is a perfect place to chill before and after surfing. It’s been surfers’ favorite for several reasons: the perfect ambiance, high-quality and healthy pescatarian dishes with mock meat which is popular for vegan and vegetarian guests, an insane beach bar, and beach party with live acoustic until 8 pm! Yes, I’ve been to Siargao in more than one occasions and of all the resorts I’ve been White Banana is one of my favorites. I loved the fact that you could see the view of the beach from your dorm room. For roughly $20 a night, you can grab yourself a bunk bed in a 6-bed mixed dormitory room plus it’s got beautiful views. Even if the food is a little bit pricey but it’s high in quality so it’s worth it. It’s a high-class hostel with numerous activities on offer such as yoga, board games, darts, and billiards. Bean bags, cocktails, and sunset on the beach- I guess this is where you’d rather be. Whether you are traveling alone or with your friends, this resort is the perfect accommodation for you!
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Gana Siargao Island Resort (Great Hospitality): A little off the busy streets of General Luna, Gana Siargao Island Resort is your home away from home. Featuring budget-friendly and spacious accommodation with private patio and modern touches, this resort is one of the most popular among families and couples. Each room is well-maintained and clean for guests’ comfort. The breakfast is cheap and delicious. Hospitality wise, I’d say it is one of the highlights of the property as the staff are very personable and willing to help you with everything especially when organizing tours and motorbike rental. The Wi-fi isn’t that great but that’s what you expect when staying on an island in the Philippines. If budget and comfort are your main priorities, this property is definitely worth it. The hosts ensure that you will be served the way you deserved!
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Kawili Siargao (Family Pick): Welcome to this humble abode situated in General Luna, Kawili Resort is just moments away from the beautiful beach. It offers an array of recreational facilities and activities such as a lounging area with an outdoor pool, a garden, surfing lessons, massage, and yoga. The property can also help you with any excursions the island has to offer. Rooms ranging from cottages which are ideal for family and couples to dormitory type for backpackers or solo travelers. The dorm room provides a panoramic vista of the ocean with USB ports and a locker for storage. While lodging at this affordable resort, guests can also take advantage of taking surfing lessons for beginners, intermediate, and good surfers with the help of their professional surfing instructors. Kawili Resort is also within great proximity to other popular resorts and restaurants so every guest doesn’t have a problem when it comes to buying a good meal although the property serves excellent breakfast.
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