Whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple or with little ones, here are three places worth your while
Ocean 101 Beach Resort
Ocean 101 is ideal for those flying solo and on a tighter budget, with room rates starting at US$31 per night. From here it’s a short walk to Cloud 9, convenient if you want to beat the crowds. The resort’s restaurant, which serves delicious, affordable food, is another plus, and there’s a bar across the street, aptly called Everybody’s Happy, that’s a cool place to enjoy cheap drinks and make new friends.
Cloud 9, Catangnan, General Luna; +63 910 848 0893; www.ocean101cloud9.com
Isla Cabana Resort
Cabanas are well-suited to couples or families who want a bit more privacy. Located on a white-sand beach in General Luna, Isla Cabana Resort has 10 cabanas from which to choose, including some facing the Pacific Ocean — perfect for romantic moments watching the sun rise and set. Rates start at US$102 per night.
P5 General Luna; +63 928 559 5244; www.islacabanaresort.com
Siargao Bleu Resort & Spa
Sprawling Siargao Bleu Resort & Spa, the only spa resort on the island, is a good option for families who enjoy activities other than surfing. Mermaid aerobics, swimming classes, sunset Zumba and movie nights are among the things to do here; island tours are available, too. Rates start at US$126 per night; kids below 2 years old stay for free.
Tourism Rd, General Luna; +63 917 319 9823; siargaobleu.com.ph
This article originally appeared in the October 2015 issue of Smile magazine.