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Where To Stay In Siargao in 2023- Best Accommodation, Hotels & Resorts

Where To Stay In Siargao in 2023- Best Accommodation, Hotels & Resorts

Wondering where to stay on Siargao Island, in the Philippines? Read this up-to-date guide on the best Siargao accommodation options, hotels, resorts, retreats, and more. Also features a run-down of the best areas to stay during your visit.

While mostly known as the surfing capital of the Philippines, the incredible island of Siargao truly has so much more to offer! If you’re looking for your next tropical island destination, complete with pristine palm-lined beaches, emerald-watered lagoons, epic sandbar islands, and of course, some of the best surf breaks on earth– then look no further than Siargao!

In this Siargao accommodation guide, I'll give you an up-to-date rundown of where to stay, including the best 5 luxury resorts (retreats), 5 best hotels, and the 5 best budget picks (hostels and guest houses).

Secret Beach, Siargao Tourist Spots
Olly Gaspar

I'm Olly, a full-time traveler for the past 5 years. I visit every destination I write about & handpick all recommendations.

A Quick Rundown of Where to Stay in Siargao

Planning a trip and looking for a quick answer for where to stay in Siargao? I'd say that 95% of visitors will pick General Luna as their Siargao accommodation of choice. This is the main tourist hub on the island and where you'll great hotels, resorts, guest houses, restaurants, bars, clubs, cafes, and surf schools.

Siargao Island is also big enough to explore in a single (long) day by motorbike. Therefore, most people tend to base themselves in General Luna and explore the island from here on day trips.

If you scroll down, you'll find a fairly long accommodation guide where I go into way more detail than this, but if you're in a rush, you can't go wrong with one of these picks:

Best Luxury Resort With a Pool: Las Palmas Villas & Casitas

Where to Stay close to Siargao's Best Beaches: Kalipay Resort Siargao

Hotel on a Private Surf Beach: Surfing Carabao

Best Budget Accommodation: Ilakai Hostel

Siargao Island by motorbike

Areas to Stay in Siargao Outside of General Luna

Areas to stay in Siargao

Most of the recommendations in this Siargao accommodation guide are in General Luna. However, if you want to find a hotel or resort on Siargao Island that's away from it all, then you can also check out:

1. Stay in Pacifico/San Isidro

This northern hub is famous for huge waves and a much more laid-back vibe. Staying near Pacifico, you'll swap bustling cafes for local eateries and pumping nightlife for quiet beach sunsets. There aren't a tonne of facilities here but there are a few accommodation options.

2. Stay in Santa Monica

Santa Monica is on the northern tip of Siargao Island where you'll find a couple of hotels. Similarly to Pacifico, if you choose Santa Monica when planning where to stay in Siargao, you'll have a much quieter time but you'll be closer to highlights like Pacific Beach, Taktak Waterfall, and Alegria Beach.

If you want to live like a local, you can also check out Del Carmen or Dapa. These are the two main port towns on Siargao offering a few budget hotels and guest houses to stay at. However, I wouldn't recommend staying in either of these towns as there are much better options on Siargao.

Tree jump at Taktak Falls Siargao

Summary of the Best Hotels in Siargao

Siargao hotel rates: Siargao Island is quite cheap to visit when compared to many other parts of Asia, and even compared to other islands like Cebu or Palawan. You can find budget lodgings like guest houses and shared backpacker hostels for under $9 USD per night and even the luxury Siargao resorts and high-end hotels typically cost less than $125 USD per night.

Below I've compiled useful tables with quick links to book the best accommodation in Siargao as recommended in this guide.

Keep in mind, prices will vary by season and availability. But, they will be a useful indicator for what to expect. If you continue reading, I go into more detail on each accommodation option and why I've chosen each as a recommendation for where to stay in Siargao.

Luxury Siargao Resorts/Villas (high-end)

Retreat Siargao ResortRetreat Siargao Resort General Luna$$$
Las Palmas Villas and CasitasLas Palmas Villas and Casitas General Luna$$$
Siargao Island VillasSiargao Island VillasGeneral Luna$$
Romantic Beach Villas Siargao Romantic Beach VillasGeneral Luna$$$
Kalipay Resort SiargaoKalipay ResortGeneral Luna$$$

Bang-For-Buck Siargao Retreats & Hotels near the beach

YAMA Apartments Where to Stay in SiargaoYama ApartmentsGeneral Luna$$
Soultribe Beach RetreatSoultribe Beach RetreatGeneral Luna$$
Surfing Temple Hotel BoutiqueSurfing Temple Hotel BoutiqueGeneral Luna$$
Surfing Carabao Beach HousesSurfing Carabao Beach HousesMalinao Beach$$
DaRosa Del MarDaRosa Del MarSanta Monica$

Best Budget Hotels/Hostels in Siargao

Ilakai HostelIlakai Hostel General Luna$
Sinag Hostel Sinag Hostel General Luna$
Soffta Surf RanchSoffta Surf RanchGeneral Luna$

Where to Stay In Siargao - The Full Breakdown

You've got the accommodation run-down, let's dive deeper into why I think you should choose one of the below options for where to stay in Siargao.

Best Luxury Resorts/Villas (High-End)

Retreat Siargao Resort 

  • Area: General Luna
  • Best for: Quiet location and beach access.

The Retreat Siargao Resort is situated in General Luna with direct access to the beautiful Malinao beach. The Siargao Retreat is one of the most popular options for where to stay in Siargao, offering a large swimming pool, free WiFi, and complimentary continental breakfast. The rooms are spacious with large beds and equipped with their own water dispenser, fridge, television, and cutlery. Additionally, each room features a balcony with a sea or pool view.

This resort has everything to offer for those wanting to relax and unwind in peace.

The Retreat Siargao Resort is located 4km from Naked, Guyam & Daku islands, and tours to these can be organized through the resort. Guests can also hire surf and paddle boards as well as motorbikes. This can be handy for those wanting to adventure more of the island.

This is a great pick for those wanting to experience a true Siargao Island retreat out of the main tourist hustle.

Retreat Siargao Resort

Las Palmas Villas & Casitas Siargao

  • Area: General Luna
  • Best for: Perfect location and clean facilities

Las Palmas Villas and Casitas is located 100m from General Luna beach and a short 2.9km distance from General Luna town. This resort offers spectacular rooms which offer large beds, free WiFi, wardrobes, room service, and private bathrooms. A restaurant is located within the resort with a range of dining options.

Las Palmas Villas and Casitas is every Instagram influencer's dream as the gardens, paintings, and furniture are perfect for capturing those holiday vibe snaps. The pool is immaculate and a great place for enjoying those happy hour cocktails.

Furthermore, this resort is a great pick for couples who are looking to relax but also love to adventure and enjoy the local beaches.

Las Palmas Villas and Casitas

Siargao Island Villas

  • Area: General Luna
  • Best for: Ocean views and restaurants

Siargao Island Villas is one of the best-reviewed luxury Siargao resorts. This one is located on a large patch in a really central area of General Luna. The rooms are a beautiful villa-style and their rating for staff is one of the best in the area.

If you pick Siargao Island Villas when planning where to stay in Siargao, you'll be close to highlights and great surf spots like Cloud 9. Guests staying at these villas will also all get free paddle boards for hire!

Siargao Island Villas Siargao

Romantic Beach Villas

  • Area: General Luna
  • Best for: Pool with ocean views and Romantic beach villas

This one is for couples. The Romantic Beach Villas is one of the best luxury villa accommodation offerings in Siargao for honeymooners. Here, you'll find two swimming pools, including a large infinity pool overlooking the ocean.

There's also a beach bar and the location is perfect if you want to explore all the tourist spots on Siargao as you'll be close to tour operators and motorbike hire. The Villas are all air-conditioned and have beach views, making a stay at these beach villas a romantic getaway to remember.

Romantic Beach Villas

Kalipay Resort

  • Area: General Luna
  • Best for: Spacious rooms– great Siargao hotel with a pool and bar

Kalipay is my personal favorite pick for the best luxury resort on Siargao Island. There's a large pool, and island-renowned bar and the rooms are really spacious and clean.

Kalipay is also located right on Tourism Road, which is close to everything in General Luna but a bit further north towards Cloud 9, meaning it's tucked away enough not to be too loud at night.

Kalipay Resort, Philippines

Bang-For-Buck Retreats & Hotels Near the Beach

Yama Apartments

  • Area: General Luna
  • Best for: Large apartments with beach access

If you're traveling in a group and looking for a great bang-for-buck apartment for where to stay in Siargao, then YAMA apartments are a good choice. These apartments are located on Tourism Road and are only 100 meters from a private beachfront.

The rooms all have aircon and you'll also get a free continental breakfast every morning.

YAMA Apartments Where to Stay in Siargao

Soultribe Beach Retreat

  • Area: Malinao Beach
  • Best for: Free bike hire and luxury tents

A really unique hotel in General Luna is the Soultribe Beach Retreat Siargao. This awesome place offers glamping and island cabanas and is known for its great vibe! There are BBQ dinners twice a week and the retreat has a large pool overlooking the beach.

The location is also great and tucked away from the main tourist beat at the beautiful Malinao Beach (2KM from General Luna Beach). You'll also get access to water sport activities and great surfing right on your doorstep.

Soultribe Beach Retreat Siargao

Surfing Temple Hotel Boutique

  • Area: General Luna
  • Best for: Bohemian vibes and pool

The Surfing Temple is a very popular Siargao hotel with bohemian vibes that makes it popular on Instagram. This spot has a new building as of 2020 and features a tropical swimming pool (every room has a pool view) with palm tree surrounds.

The location is great in General Luna, just a 400-meter walk to the beach. Additionally, each room is air-conditioned and includes a kettle and a private bathroom.

Surfing Temple Hotel Boutique

Surfing Carabao Beach Houses

  • Area: Malinao Beach
  • Best for: Easy beach access and quiet location

If you're looking for where to stay on Siargao with a quiet, private surf location then the Surfing Carabao Beach Houses is a great option. This Siargao hotel is located on Malinao Beach, just a 10-15 minute scooter ride from General Luna. This is far enough to make you feel like you're far off in the jungle, but close enough if you want to head into the restaurants or bars.

This Siargao accommodation provider works on eco-friendly projects on the island and even has their own NGO for street dogs. You can rent a motorbike here cheaply and surf right on your beach house doorstep.

Surfing Carabao Beach Houses Accommodation Siargao

DaRosa Del Mar

  • Area: Santa Monica (Alegria Beach)
  • Best for: Private beach Algeria beach and Restaurant

Here's the first Siargao hotel that's not in the southern region near General Luna. In fact, Darosa Del Mar is located right at the tip of the island near Santa Monica. This bungalow-style resort is right next to Alegria Beach, which is a quiet and very beautiful spot on the island.

If you're worried about facilities, don't be. Darosa Del Mar has great reviews for its restaurant service and on-site motorbike rental. You can also rent kayaks and paddle boards directly from the beach shack.

DaRosa Del Mar Hotel Siargao

Best Budget Hotels/Hostels

Ilakai Hostel

  • Area: General Luna
  • Best for: Close to activities with large kitchen

Ilakai Hostel is one of the most popular hostels in Siargao. This budget offering has a great vibe with chill, shared dorms and a lively kitchen and common area. You can rent motorbikes from the hostel and there are even communal movie nights and beach activities that run weekly.

Additionally, the location is bang-on! You'll find yourself in the heart of General Luna making this hostel a really convenient place to stay in Siargao.

Ilakai Siargao Hotel

Sinag Hostel 

  • Area: General Luna
  • Best for: Family dinners and 15 min walk to Cloud 9

Located on the northern end of General Luna, Sinag Hostel is a great surf hostel that is only 15-minute walk to Cloud 9. You'll be close to some of the surf spots in the area, including of course, the Cloud 9 (pro) and Jacking Horse (beginners).

The hostel has a great kitchen where you can cook your own meals. This hostel runs family dinners nightly and the price is really great for the quality you get at this stay. The vibe is also really laid back and much quieter than some of the budget Siargao accommodations.

Bonus: Pets are allowed at this Siargao hostel!

Sinag Hostel in Siargao

Soffta Surf Ranch

  • Area: General Luna
  • Best for: Close to General Luna beach and Continental breakfast

Looking for a surf hostel with a free continental breakfast? Soffta Surf Ranch is an awesome pick for where to stay on Siargao Island!

This one is only 200 meters from the beach and features a banging restaurant on-site. The location is also very convenient being quite central. You'll find surf classes and board rentals here too.

Soffta Surf Ranch

More Siargao Travel Guides

And that's a wrap for this comprehensive Siargao accommodation guide featuring the 15 hotels, resorts, and options for where to stay. I hope that I helped you organize your trip to Siargao!

While you're here, you might also enjoy some of my guides to the island (adventure focused), as well as some others in the Philippines. Check out my Cebu Accommodation Guide, or some of my other guides below for a great place to start for my island inspiration for your trip.

The best places and areas to stay in Siargao