Tag: Sandugan Beach
The Spaniards called it Isla Del Fuego or Island of Fire because of the soft glow generated by the island’s abundant firefly population. To Filipino’s Siquijor has an aura of mystery and magic, its mountainous interior is home to a number of mangkukulam or healers who practice not with spooky incantations but with smelly herbs and soothing oils.
This little island, the smallest of the four Central Visayas Provinces is dotted with laidback beach resorts. Sealed 72km coastal road circumnavigates the island affording unity to pause and take in truly low-key village life.
Luisa and Son’s Lodge peace and quit is hard to come by in the no frills rooms with fan on the 2nd floor, with noise not only from the port but from your neighbors in the cell to either side of you.
Sandugan Beach and Around
Three resort share Sandugan beach, 6km north of Larena. Sandugan is the popular tourist destination.
Kiwi Dive Resort it’s a lovely walk down a trellis-covered pathway from the simple and clean hillside rooms to the beach, sitting area and small bar with satellite TV. There’s also a large wooden cottage with big private porch at this welcoming resort and dive center.
Casa de la Playa the Mediterranean style beachside cottage is charming as are several others of the individually designed rooms in the lush hilltop garden
Islander’s Paradise Beach and Restaurant this laid back resort has several basic stand alone nipa huts set in grass lawn next to the beach with porches and hammocks for lounging. Local seafood is served.
La Costa Café has indoor dining and a more pleasant outdoor garden festooned with lights. Large menu with Filipino standards and seafood’s.
Café Larena a large open air pavilion on the road from Larena to the resort at Sandugan, serving standard Filipino dishes such as pork adobo and beef curry.