Alon Resort - Philippines

From AU$388

for 3 nights

IDEAL FOR

Couples or Honeymooners
Group - Land Based
Solo Travellers
Learn to Surf

Longboarders
Bodyboarders
All-Women's Surf Trips
Uncrowded Waves

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

AU$129 - AU$368 per night

Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

AVERAGE REVIEW RATING
(2 REVIEWS)

Summary
Best way to experience surfing in Philippines is by staying right in front of the world class right hander Cloud 9 with a wooden boardwalk out to the break - there’s nowhere quite like it! With great accommodation, amazing waves in a pristine environment, you wouldn’t think it could get any better. The world class cuisine cooked up in Sagana’s own in-house restaurant just tops it off! Sagana resort consists of 6 individual cottages with self-contained bathrooms - 4 of them are fan cooled and 2 have airconditioning - that are cleaned daily. These cottages have different sizes, and all of them are located in a lush tropical gardens. Generally, the best months for surf in this area are August through to the beginning of November. This is when they get the most typhoon swells and the best winds. During May, June, and July, the surf is generally smaller. BUT when it's on, the conditions are ideal.
Quick Facts

      • world-class surf out front
      • boardwalk to Cloud 9
      • great food
      • transfers to other breaks
      • great value for money
      • surf lessons available

Alon Resort consists of 6 lovely cottages, offering great access to Cloud 9 and its great surf breaks, and a lot more. Experience untouched Siargao Island and its surroundings - one of the least discovered jewels of Pacific. Learn to surf, relax on the beach, read a book or just chill in a hammock or take a boat to Sohoton caves.. The variety of things to do is definitely here!

Whenever hunger strikes, make sure you visit Alon restaurant for a unique and very tasty meal. Best way to experience surfing in Philippines is by staying right in front of the world class right hander Cloud 9 with a wooden boardwalk out to the break - there’s nowhere quite like it! With great accommodation, amazing waves in a pristine environment, you wouldn’t think it could get any better. The world class cuisine cooked up in Alon’s own in-house restaurant just tops it off! It’s like having one of those perfect waves you scribble in your school books right in front of you, with one of your favourite restaurants to dine in every day. It is absolute paradise!

Accommodation

Sagana Resort consists of 6 cottages - 4 air conditioned and 2 fan cooled cottages all of differing styles and accommodate between 2 to 4 people.

These cottages have different sizes, and all of them are located in a lush tropical gardens. All have their own verandah with a hammock, mosquito nets, bed linken and towels. In case of loss of power on the island, the resort has a backup generator.

Moreover, Sagana Resort has the only swimming pool on the island - available for in-house guests only.

Cottage 1 - has views of Cloud 9 surf break and accommodates 2 to 3 people in double beds with overhead ceiling fans. The bathroom has a shower with hot and cold running water, hand basin and a flush toilet. The roomy verandah has a hammock for lounging in.

Cottage 2 is a 2-storey cottage which can accommodate up to 3 people. There is a king size bed that can convert to twin beds plus a lounge that can convert to an additional single bed if necessary. The room has an overhead ceiling fan and a balcony with views of Cloud 9 and large hammock. Downstairs has a shower with hot and cold running water, hand basin and compost toilet. There is an undercover open outdoor area for lounging.

Cottage 3 is the largest cottage, directly facing the Cloud 9 surf break. This cottage accommodates 4 people in either 2 king size beds which can convert to twin beds. The rooms have overhead ceiling fans and the spacious bathroom has a shower with hot and cold running water, hand basin and flush toilet. The verandah has a hammock for lounging in whilst checking out the surf or lazing in reading a book or having an afternoon siesta.

Cottage 4 has been built to cater for a family of 4. The front room has a king size bed which can also convert to twin beds. There is a separate room which has 2 bunk beds for the kids. The bathroom has a shower with hot and cold running water, hand basin and flush toilet.

Cottage 5 & 6 are both air-conditioned cottages and can each cater for 2 people in either king size beds or twin beds.The bathrooms have showers with hot and cold running water, hand basins and flush toilets.


Surf & Other Activities
Surfing
 
Generally, the best months for surf in this area are August through to the beginning of November. This is when they get the most typhoon swells and the best winds. During May, June, and July, the surf is generally smaller. BUT when it's on, the conditions are ideal. A bit of a gamble at this time of year though. From December to April the winds are often strong and cross shore but the swell is always pretty big and some surfers prefer this time of year.
 
Cloud 9 - is situated directly in front of Sagana Resort, no boats needed. The wave is a classic right hander that can be both fun and challenging. Although it is a relatively short wave, the fact that it barrels nearly the whole way guarantees satisfaction.
 
Jacking Horse - a somewhat fickle right hander that can be really fun on its day. Dependent on swell direction, but when small is a great wave for beginners.
 
Tuason Left - some consider this the best left on the island. Hollow and shallow and only good over 3 feet. Beginners need not apply.
 
Rock Island (Tuesday Rock) - long fun forgiving right hander about a 10-minute boat ride from Sagana Resort. When it is on, this wave is so much fun and as long as any on the island.
 
Stimpies - world-class left hander, also 10 minutes from Sagana Resort. This spot is EPIC! Big or Small Stimpies is what you picture when dreaming of perfect tropical surf.
 
Pacifico - another wave for the goofy footers. 1 hour boat ride from Sagana Resort. Long workable left that works on all tides.
 
Other waves - within a 2-hour boat ride, there are approximately 10 world-class breaks, which are always uncrowded and well worth the trip. There are also a few well guarded secret spots that can be found if you look hard enough.
 

Three-Islands boat trip

This is a half-day boat trip that encompasses 3 different and beautiful islands a few minutes from General Luna without having to go into the open ocean. First stop is Guyam Island, a leisurely five-minute ride from the General Luna pier. Guyam island is your classic uninhabited tropical island with a white sandy beach surrounding about an acre of coconut trees. This island was even featured on the cover of a previous issue of the Lonely Planet guidebook.

From Guyam you head to Daku Island, a much larger but equally as beautiful. Daku has a small town and covered picnic tables by the beach. There is a surf break out the front which is good for beginners and the island also has great snorkeling around the back so bring your goggles.

Another 5 minutes in the boat and you will land on Naked island. This island has no inhabitants or vegetation and you can easily swim around the whole island or walk around it looking for washed up shells.

 

Sohoton caves & lagoon

More a lagoon with an entrance through a cave than an actual cave, Sohoton is the area's premier day-trip destination. About a two-hour boat ride to this newly designated national park from General Luna will find you in a landscape that has to be seen to be believed. Striking limestone formations rise out of the glassy waters to create a maze in which only the experienced can find the way out. Your guides will take you to caves and jumping rocks and finally to swim with the very rare non-stinging jelly fish. Sohoton is a must for all travelers to the area.

Magpaponko swimming hole

Situated near the town of Pilar about a 20 minute boat ride from Sagana Resort. It's a great place to spend a few hours in the sun and salt water. Magpaponko is only exposed at low tide and the waters are washed out and replaced daily by the incoming tide leaving it a beautiful and clean place to swim.

Other trips & activities

For the really motivated there are other day trips including the Twin Islands of Mamon and La Janosa, and the day trip to Caob a beautiful waterway accessed through the vast mangroves of the Del Carmen area on the western side of Siargao Island.

Siargao Island is only 10km from the Philippine Deep (the second deepest area on the planet) and during the right season the fishing here can be fantastic. Sagana Resort can organize for you to fish with Junior Gonzalez, the best on the island. Bring your gear or use Junior's and try your luck catching sailfish, wahoo, dorado and tuna. You catch it and they will cook it for you!

If you want to stay a little closer to the resort they have kayaks and surfboards for hire. They can arrange surfing lessons with experienced local surfers who speak fluent English and Tagalog. They can also organize motor bike rentals (bring your international license) or an air-conditioned van with a driver to take you around the island.

Sagana resort has gone to great lengths to offer a high standard of food and they have established ourselves as having the best food on the island. The restaurant caters for in-house guests only and they provide breakfast, lunch and dinner daily cooked by own Aussie chef. Dinner menu changes daily which allows all guests to sample a variety of international influenced cuisine, from Japanese to European and Australian to Filipino style meals. They are also happy to adapt our meals to suit individual eating requirements. Seafood is abundantly available and includes freshly caught fish such as tuna, marlin, Spanish mackerel as well as mud crabs and prawns locally farmed on the island. Meat and vegetarian options are always available on the menu.

The bar fridges are always fully stocked with a variety of cold San Miguel beer. Soft drinks and imported wine are also available. The restaurant also contains a billiard table, ping pong table as well as TV with DVD and satellite cable TV. Chess, backgammon and cards and a variety of books are also available.
Duration
Room type
Type
Price
Basis
Travel dates
Availability
3 nights Learn to Surf Package # 1 - Single person Package AU$537 Per person 01 Jan-31 Dec
3 nights Learn to Surf Package # 1 (Based on 2pax) Package AU$388 Per person 01 Jan-31 Dec
7 nights Learn to Surf Package # 2 - Single person Package AU$1,104 Per person 01 Jan-31 Dec
7 nights Learn to Surf Package # 2 (Based on 2pax) Package AU$836 Per person 01 Jan-31 Dec
  • Prices above are per person prices, and subject to foreign exchange fluctuations until paid in full.
  • These are example packages. Package durations and inclusions can be adjusted to cater for your individual requirements. Please contact us for a tailored package to meet your needs.
  • A 20% surcharge will apply to the following dates - Holy week (Easter) and the surf competition periods.
  • Children under 12 years are charged 50% of the adult rate. Please ask us about off season discounts.
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Basic Inclusions:
  • Accommodation in one of the cottages.
  • 3 meals daily - breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Exclusive use of the resort facilities

Learn to Surf Package #1 Inclusions:

  • Return airport transfers
  • 3 night accommodation
  • 3 meals a day
  • 2 surf lessons
  • 1 massage

Learn to Surf package # 2 Inclusions:

  • Return airport transfers 
  • 7 night accommodation
  • 3 meals per day
  • 5 surf lessons
  • 2 massages
  • Exclusive use of the resort facilities


Extras

  • Transport is available to pick up guests from the pier and airport. One-way transfers to Sagana resort for a minimum of 2 people: from Surigao City - PHP1,500/person, from Sayak airport on Siargao Island - PHP1,000/person, from Dapa pier on Siargao Island - PHP500/person.
  • Surfing lessons can be organised at Sagana Resort with a longboard and instructor for PHP500/hr (approx.AU$11.50 per hour).

Disclaimer - This surf trip is an independent surf operator and is not part of or in partnership with The Perfect Wave Travel Co. The Perfect Wave acts as an agent only. We sell various travel related products on behalf of numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, land based accommodation and boat charter operators. The Perfect Waves obligation is to make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. The Perfect Wave has no responsibility for these services nor do we make or give any warranty of representation regarding their standards. All bookings are made subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by these service providers.

Other Surf Experiences
Reviews

Shane (September 2014)
Was great dealing with Kim from perfect wave. She was really helpful and done all the organizing of flights and transfers. Made our holiday easy from the start. Was nice to know we had her to help if anything went wrong which nothing did. Top spot in Philippines. Will go back. Thanks Kim and perfect wave. We'll be back
Shane and Mille

Steve (December 2012)

I contacted The Perfect Wave through a recommendation of a friend and landed up dealing with Charlie who did a superb job of finding me the best place to go at the time of year. Considering poor weather conditions, Charlie assured me that if I was to score waves in December, Siargao is the most likely place to do it and he was right. I had a great time and have no hesitation in recommending him and the services of The Perfect Wave again. Thanks guysSteve