Surrounding its powdery sand shores, the water features vivid coral reefs located in the Philippines Trench - an extremely deep part of the ocean, that are teeming with vibrant sea life. This, of course, makes Siargao Island not only a surfers' paradise, but also a divers and snorkelers.
The island, which is shaped like a teardrop, is a part of the region of Mindanao, though not attached to the island itself, and contains the largest mangrove forest reserves in the area. Luxury tourism remains very much a burgeoning market on Siargao, adding to its rustic charm.
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Diving and Snorkeling
With such a plethora of activity going on under the water, most visitors to the island want to do more than stay on dry land. The ultra-deep Philippines Trench, once regarded as the deepest point on Earth, is a diver’s dream.
Game fishing is a popular activity on Siargao Island, particularly in Pilar Town, where unique fishing-oriented homestays can be arranged.
Siargao is surrounded by a host of stunning tropical islands, easily accessible by boat. Guyam island is a particular crowd favorite as an island hopping destination.
Siargao is home to some of the best waves in the world, and none are better than Cloud 9. The wave is known for its thick, hollow tubes, and its probably the most famous wave in all of the Philippines. Every year, there is an annual surfing competition here, which has received much publicity and attention amongst the surfing community.
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Caramoan Peninsula Explorer: From Manila and Luzon to Donsol and Siargao
ATV rides, swimming alongside the world’s largest fish, and relaxing on lush gold-sand beaches are all in store on this 15-day luxurious adventure through the Caramoan Peninsula in the tropical Philippines chain. Enjoy helicopter rides and a full day’s pampering at an exclusive spa on this one-of-a-kind holiday.
- 15 days / 14 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $43,200
Nay Palad Hideaway
Nay Palad Hideaway provides a tropical island escape at its finest, on the stunning Siargao Island in the southern Philippines. With its all-inclusive packages, guests never have to worry about signing bills or carrying their wallet around, since everything guests could possible want or need is included in the room price. Only nine villas make up this exclusive resort, all extremely luxurious, with private terraces and stunning views of the lush, tropical surroundings. Dining is fresh, and meals are cooked to order, whenever and wherever guests please. Guests never have to leave the resort, with its stunning infinity pool and luxurious surroundings being more than enough for anyone on holiday, but those who do venture out will enjoy the verdant, ancient mangrove forest surroundings, which can be explored through various vehicles on guided tours. Of course, with Siargao Island being one of the world’s surfing capitals, surfing lessons and equipment are available in abundance.
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Surf, Sand, and Secrets on Siargao
- Jay Tindall
With mangroves, beaches, and Nay Palad Hideaway, Siargao is a drop of tropical paradise that stands out even among the exceptional islands of the Philippines.
The Boracay Alternative: Philippines Beaches to Party and Explore
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The Last Bamboo Musician in Abra
- Richard Collett
Richard Collett braves rough roads, tropical rains, and landslides of the northern Philippines to find the last bamboo musician in Abra.
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