Going on a surfing trip? Book accommodations in these resorts located in the Philippines’ best surf spots!
Aren’t we always planning for our next beach getaway? Living in a tropical country means we get unlimited access to the sun, sand, and sea. Though the rainy season is here to stay for the next few months, that only means one thing: surfing season is coming up! In case you didn’t know, the best waves come in during the ’ber months, so start planning your trip as early as now!
No trip is complete without booking a place to stay. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned surfer, have a relaxing weekend while catching some waves in these accommodations, located in the best surf spots around the country. Surf’s up, beach babes!
Just a few meters away from Cloud9 (Siargao’s famous surfing area), Kalinaw Resort is a luxurious tropical haven with bungalow suites beside the beach. The resort serves Filipino-European dishes based on the day’s fresh catch, and offers island-hopping packages with meals provided by the chef.
Kalinaw Resort, General Luna, Surigao del Norte, 0930 251 5677, 0999 883 0320, www.kalinawresort.com
In case you’re looking for a quieter respite away from the busy surf strip, Dedon Island (created in partnership with designers Jean-Marie Massaud and Daniel Pouzet) is a luxury boutique resort where couples and families can enjoy days of lounging around in the thoughtfully-designed villas, or take part in different activities from water sports to outdoor movies. Their spa facility promises to loosen up those tight muscles, while an afternoon spent on the signature Dedon Nestrest is already a relaxing experience in itself! Aside from the numerous activities they offer, the kitchen serves organic produce straight from their garden, and the chef holds cooking classes so you can learn new recipes and skills! Be prepared to spend.
Dedon Island, Malinao, General Luna, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, 0917 701 7820, www.dedonisland.com
Another option in Siargao is Isla Cabana where you can watch and hear the waves from your villa. Enjoy the freshest seafood at their restaurant and book an island-hopping tour, so you can explore the nearby islands. Don’t forget to dig your feet in the sand and get a suntan!
Isla Cabana, Barangay Cambutuanon, General Luna, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, 0928 559 5244, www.islacabanaresort.com
Located within a coconut plantation, Côte Resort houses six designed cabins made out of container vans complete with all your basic necessities. The best part? Your meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), surfing lessons, and use of amenities are included in the booking price—talk about hassle-free!
Check out this surfers’ haven located right on Sabang Beach! But if you’re in need of a break and tired of hitting the waves, you can go on a Baler tour, which Costa Pacifica will gladly arrange for you. Visit the 600-year-old Balete tree, go spelunking, or take a refreshing dip at Ditumabo Falls! Insider tip: Your furry friends are welcome to stay here, too! Check out Costa Pacifica’s Pet Policy!
Costa Pacifica, 80 Buton St., Sitio Labasin, Sabang Beach, Baler, Aurora, 02 519 4249, 0917 844 8371, www.costapacificabaler.com
Flotsam and Jetsam
The most bare-bones accommodation on this list, Flotsam and Jetsam provides you with essential amenities while giving you an unforgettable experience during your stay. Their rooms—which you can share with a friend or even a totally random person—are decorated with artsy trinkets to brighten up the space. Whether or not you stay in Flotsam and Jetsam, though, you cannot leave La Union without trying their pizza, and making a new friend.
Flotsam and Jetsam, Surf Town, San Juan, La Union, 0917 802 1328, http://flotsamandjetsamhostel.com/
Kahuna, located right on La Union’s surfing area, is probably the most convenient of accommodations for surfers. This Balinese-inspired hotel houses cottages and villas with stunning views of the ocean. Grab a bite in the Big Kahuna Bar and Restaurant, then head to the beach to catch a few waves!
Kahuna Hotel, National Highway, Barangay Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union, 0917 830 0363, 0998 855 2837, 072 607 1040, www.kahunaresort.com