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My Siargao top 5

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:

1.The people.

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.

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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.

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[caption id="attachment_725" align="alignnone" width="4896"]dscf0302 Mama’s Grill Siargao
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Mama's Grill

3. The waves.

No duh here. I only surfed the baby waves – but was able to stand on my board – hooray!

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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.

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Naked Island

 

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[caption id="attachment_751" align="alignnone" width="4896"]dscf0173 Daku Island
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Guyam Island

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.

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[caption id="attachment_732" align="alignnone" width="4896"]dscf0047 The view from our cabana

What are your Siargao faves?

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