I've always been a sucker for the beach. One year I went to Boracay 4 times. Coron is absolutely mind-blowing (more posts on that trip soon). But I have to say, Siargao is one of my new favourites because of:
Friendly faces of all nationalities everywhere! From our habal-habal driver, to the funny Aussies (?) on their motorbikes with their ukelele, this island has that laid-back vibe that Boracay probably had 20 years ago.
2. The food.
Because so many foreigners have decided to live in Siargao, a lot of them decided to put up their own restaurants. and with good ol' Filipino ihaw-ihaws (Mama's Grill) around too, we couldn't fit all the meals we wanted to eat in the time we were there. The best ones: Kermit (for authentic Italian pizzas), Kalinaw, Bravo, The Pleasure Point Cafe, Kawayan and Shaka.
3. The waves.
No duh here. I only surfed the baby waves – but was able to stand on my board – hooray!
4. The islands
If you're tired of surfing and getting wiped out, there are small islands with perfect white sand beaches for hanging out with your blanket, a book and some tunes. Check out Naked, Daku and Guyam islands.
5. The resorts
We stayed at one of Isla Cabana's premier cabanas which are in front of the beach (20 steps away from the water). Each cabana has its own jacuzzi, a humongous bathroom and all the amenities (plus decent wifi!) you can ask for. We stayed in one night watching TV -Gilmore Girls on Netflix in HD – the room was too good not to hang out in. The communal infinity pool isn't too shabby either.
What are your Siargao faves?