Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Salagdoong Beach: Siquijor Series

We arrived in Siquijor late night, and we had a bit of a trouble looking for a resort to accommodate all of us. We tried to call up resorts as we were on our way to Dumaguete, but most of the highly recommended ones like Coco Grove were all fully booked. So, we took a risk in finding one when we arrived. It was a bad move, but fortunately, the other recommended resort, Salagdoong Beach Resort was available.

We spent the night at this government owned resort. It was also one of the oldest resorts here, however, they had a newly built hotel building on top of its hill. The rooms of Hotel Agripino were very basic, and very cheap as well for around P800 to P1,500 a night. Everything worked well in the room and they were surprisingly clean. Our room had a problem with air conditioning though during the night.

The older ones, which were the beach cottages, were also recently renovated, but they were still not entirely finished, so we opted to stay up in the hotel. These beach cottages will set you back P1,400, which can fit up to 4 people.

Salagdoong Beach is a popular day trip excursion in Siquijor. In fact, when the morning was passing through, more and more people arrived. Last night, it seemed that we were alone in the entire resort.

Salagdoong has two beaches separated by a rock where one can get fabulous views of the sea and sand. The water was bright aquamarine, through it was too clear, probably because of the strong waves that made it a swimming playground.

There were corals visible from the top, and some of the adventurous beach dwellers even jumped off the rock, that was around 20 feet high. I wasn't able to do so.

This part of the beach was calmer, though the coral sand was also rougher. The seaside landscape was accentuated by limestone rocks jutting out from end to end of the beach.

It was pleasing to see that even though that this was a government owned and operated resort that the beach was still pristine. There are huts and cabanas inland where one can have a relaxing lunch picnic.

The resort also had a simple restaurant that served your regular "silog" fare, and even pizza (but that's more of pinoy style). It's better to bring your own food, or cook them on the spot. There is a grilling area near the cottages.

So, after enjoying a beautiful morning in Salagdoong, we packed our bags and moved to another resort. We decided to try out Prinsesa Bulakna which was nearby. Salagdoong Beach was in the town of Maria, which was 45 minutes away from the Siquijor Port and around 20 minutes from Larena. So the entire area is a bit isolated.

Siquijor is probably the size of Camiguin, so you can go around the entire island in 2 hours. But I realized that Siquijor has a lot of beach areas. I will be featuring other resorts in Siquijor in my next post, most of them in the more popular area of San Juan. For now, I leave you with Salagdoong, a definite stop in your tour in the mystical island of Siquijor.

Telephone #: (035) 344-2088, 480-9173
Hotel Agripino: (+63) 09102002552
Cottages: (+63) 0918771471

23 comments:

  1. glad to be reading your blog posts so i have a bit of info as i am set to go to siquijor on my dumaguete-siquijor-bacolod-cebu expedition.. also i know it sounds cliche but i need to know if i am expecting supernatural occurrences when i get to siquijor, i think i am traveling there alone.. Thanks man! can't wait to read your next entries! good trip eh?!

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  2. Beautiful photos! Love them all especially the photo with the boat. I also spent the Holy Week there. I agree, small but beautiful island!

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  3. no supernatural stuff. it's still your normal island. though i was supposed to go to the mountains for those faith healers, we just lost time. try to make that trip up to the mountains then. hire a guide though for that.

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  4. cellphone number for the cottages lacks one number :(

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  5. huhuhuhuhuhuhu, ganda talaga ng lugar natin no,taga cndaping ko.mingwa noon ko kita ko bulakna,hapit napod me manguli oi, kita lang ta diha/

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  6. taga enriquie villa.ko hapit napod ko mouli dha,gikan kog dubai,

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  7. yeah Ive been to siquijor last wednesday...it was so nice, i mean the place, the beaches and the people itself most especially to nanay who accommodate us on larena siquijor...salagdoong is a place to see and experience the fun and the beach...although we had a hard time going to siquijor with the rolling waves..but thank god we were safe

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  8. salagdoong is a beach were u can find magical creatures of Our Almighty God.It is a gift of God that provides many opportunities to the Siquijorians.The Water is very prestine,the air is fresh,and u can relax and enjoy the most beautiful sceneries here in salagdoong.Many tourist have been here in salagdoong and they're likes to be here always because of the beautiful sceneries.The management here is well-managed,the place is clean and the staff here is so very accomodating to their customers.Last, i saw this place were go back to 2010 the beach is not yet develop and not improve but now my eyes is shimmering when I saw this website bout this beach.But now the beach was developed and improved very well because of the help to our leaders here in Siquijor,tnx to them the output is so adorable that cathes the eyes of the tourist people.I love being a siquijoian,this is my place that i want to spend for the rest of my life..Come and see wat is the real paadise that you want to see in personal...tuly yours,malou..

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  9. i grew up here in ckjor and i want to grow old here with my husband to be"nikoy" and soon to my children..I love u nikoy i want to grow old with u in this pestige beach.Love always maloy..Tc and Godbless..mwuahh..

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  10. this place is very peaceful. this was the first place I stayed on my first visit to siquijor. I knew this place is going to improve. siquijor has a lot of nice opportunity to improve. I cant wait to visit this place again with my loved one. People in siquijor are very hospitable. See you at this place.Nikoy and Maloy will be here soon!!!.. :]

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  11. Salagdoong is a beach were u can find magical creatures of Our Almighty God.It is a gift of God that provides many opportunities to the Siquijorian.The Water is very prestine,the air is fresh,and u can relax and enjoy the most beautiful sceneries here in salagdoong.Many tourist have been here in salagdoong and they're likes to be here always because of the beautiful sceneries.The management here is well-managed,the place is clean and the staff here is so very accomodating to their customers.Last, i saw this place were go back to 2010 the beach is not yet develop and not improve but now my eyes is shimmering when I saw this website bout this beach.But now the beach was developed and improved very well because of the help to our leaders here in Siquijor,tnx to them the output is so adorable that catches the eyes of the tourist people.I love being a Siquijorian,this is my place that i want to spend for the rest of my life..Come and see what is the real paradise that you want to see in personal...truly yours,Malou..
    April 7, 2011 5:59 AM

    Read more: http://theislandexplorer.blogspot.com/2010/04/salagdoong-beach-mystical-siquijor.html#ixzz1IzKX8vQs

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  12. Reading your post had shoot my appetite up to visit Siquijor as part of my Island Vacations escapade and shatter the prejudice hounding me about the place since my childhood days.

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  13. I do hope the government of Siquijor plays its cards right. Siquijor can be a top drawer for the country. They should keep MYSTICAL as their image.

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  14. so nyc talaga ang salagdoong beach.............so relaxing kapag nan don ka..............punta naman kayo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. We had a 3-night stay at Salagdoong beach resort and we really had a wonderful vacation there!!! The hotel Agripino is a perfect place and the staff were very accommodating!!! The beach was fantastic though it is not powdery....a bit rocky but you will enjoy the rock formation and small cave along the shore.

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  16. hello,

    i found your blog while searching for salagdoong. and you featured it well. you may wanna check out my own at www.phioxeetravel.blogspot.com

    just me,
    phioxee

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  17. thanks for this blog post. Im searching for a place for our vacation and this helped a lot!

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  18. Wow! This is the best place for relaxation that I've visited ever...I wish to have another plunge there this summer!

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  19. Wow! This is the best place for relaxation that I've visited ever...I wish to have another plunge there this summer! it's Nat Casas.

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  20. hi mga taga siquijor, taga siquijor pod akong mga kaliwat, akong mga lola ug mga lolo. such a nice place

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  21. hello kababayan!!!!! naa moy island tour package? How much??? avail unta mi 10 mi kabook..pero pwde dili lang mi mo stay sa hotel kay naa man mi ancestral house sa Maria....mag lunch lang mi sa inyu restaurant....please reply

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  22. @vicky maghanoy, yes many Maghanoy's in siquijor island. Add me up in facebook if u want companions to tour the entire siquijor. Jun Carl Gapol Macalisang. just pm me!

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