5 BEST BEACHES IN SIQUIJOR FOR 2021

Note: As a precautionary measure in this time of COVID-19 pandemic, it is best to check with the authorities the updated travel requirements and possible restrictions that might affect your travel plan. Contact Siquijor Provincial Tourism office at (035) 344 2088 to know the latest update.

Remember to always follow the health and safety protocols imposed from your travel origin to your destination. I wish you a safe trip ahead!

SIQUIJOR BEACHES AT A GLANCE

The island of Siquijor has remained an off-the-beaten path due to its location despite its growing popularity these recent years which has helped keep the pristine state of its white sand beaches. Hence, when one goes out of the island, it’s a natural thing to talk about not only the mystical feeling that the island gives at night time; but as well as the bewitching sense that its beaches bring about especially during sunset.

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Sunset at Coral Cay beach resort, Solangon.

TOP 5 BEACHES IN SIQUIJOR

Here are 5 awesome beaches in Siquijor to enjoy not just in summer but all year round; some are free of admission and are still underdeveloped.

PALITON BEACH

Paliton beach in San Juan, Siquijor
  • Description: Paliton beach is public and free of entrance. A lineup of fishing boats at rest by the shore with minimal seaweeds and pieces of junk are a usual scene. It is notable for being a perfect vantage point for sunset viewing and for having a serene atmosphere especially during the morning and weekdays when it is less frequented by locals. Visit the beach if you are looking for a natural beauty of an unspoiled, white, powdery-to-peeble sand matched with a shallow, azure, clear waters.
  • Location: San Juan, Siquijor
  • How to Get Here:  Look for the small church at barangay Paliton and head to the road towards the sea. The beach is about 1.5 kilometers from the main road.
  • Rating: 3/5

TUBOD BEACH

Tubod beach in San Juan, Siquijor

Description:  Most of Tubod beach is now part of Coco Grove resort, one of the fascinating resorts in Siquijor which gives away a perfect entertainment at sundown to its guests. The beach is well-groomed and best-kept of its pristine, white, coraline sands that make for an excellent location for sunset viewing. To access the beach, make a reservation with Coco Grove on their website or at +63 917 314 1415, +63 939 915 5120.  You can also visit them for a day use. Entrance fee is P200.

The shores of Coco Grove resort.
  • Location: San Juan, Siquijor
  • How to Get Here:  The resort is by the road. Ride a public tricycle or motorbike from Siquijor port to San Juan. The beach is approximately 15 kilometers from the port and a block away from Tori’s Backpackers.
  • Rating: 3/5

SOLANGON BEACH

At Coral Cay resort at Solangon.
  • Description:  Solangon beach is another long strip of white sand that knits together Glamping Siquijor and Coral Cay resorts. You can freely walk around the beach without having to pay any amount of entrance fee. Stay until sundown and catch a fiery glow of the sunset that only the island of Siquijor can offer.
  • Location: San Juan, Siquijor
  • How to Get Here:  The resort is also by the road, few kilometers ahead of Paliton. Ride a public tricycle or motorbike from Siquijor port to San Juan. The beach is approximately 10 kilometers from the port.
  • Rating: 3/5

(Note: The first three beaches are just next to each other in San Juan, Siquijor. You can take a public tricycle to hop from one beach to another. Fare is P8.)

SALAGDOONG BEACH

Salagdoong Beach
  • Description: For most of its areas, Salagdoong beach does not have the powdery quality of sand like the first three beaches; but it is equally blinding and reassuring enough to be part of the list. Salagdoong is popular among tourists for its cliff diving platform. Choose either the 20-feet or the other 35-feet high cliff to jump from. Come by early in the morning to avoid the crowd. The place is small and can only accommodate a manageable number of tourists. Entrance fee is P75.
  • Location:  Maria, Siquijor
  • How to Get Here: At the main road of Maria there is a sign that points to Salagdoong beach where you will take a detour from the national highway. You will enter a man-made Molave forest where you will be met by a guard at its entrance.
  • Rating: 3/5

KAGUSUAN BEACH

Kagusuan Beach
  • Description: Pebbles and sand fill its shoreline in a comfortably ivory glow – such is the beauty of Kagusuan beach. It’s another unspoiled beach in Siquijor that is beyond the ripping hands of commercialization. While here, expect nothing but a pure relaxation of a tropical paradise. Note: As of this writing, the beach is closed for foreigners for security reasons.)
  • Location: Maria, Siquijor
  • How to get there: The beach is far from the main road. The challenge is that there is no signage that will guide solo travelers to Kagusuan. The best way is to head out to Lazi town proper and hire a tricycle driver to get there.
  • Rating: 3/5

HOW TO GET TO SIQUIJOR

Siquijor is pretty much off-the-beaten path because of its poor accessibility. It has an airport but is exclusive for Airjuan, a seaplane operating service that takes direct flight from Cebu.

Most travelers go to Siquijor by ferry from these destinations:

  • Dumaguete
  • Cebu
  • Iligan City
  • Tagbilaran City of Bohol

If you are coming from Dumaguete (where most tourists depart by ferry), the seaport is near boulevard where you can buy tickets for most shipping lines, except for Oceanjet which has a ticket booth few steps outside the seaport. (Your tricycle driver should know the location of the ticket booth.) Travel time takes for about an hour and a half for all shipping lines, except OceanJet which takes for about 30-45 minutes only but with a ticket fee of P250. OceanJet schedule: 7:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. only.

WHERE TO STAY IN SIQUIJOR

Here are the best accommodations you can find in San Juan, Siquijor.

Go fancy at Coco Grove resort and enjoy its beautiful beach and pool. Click on the photo for rate and availability.
Toris Paradise, another resort with an excellent beachfront. Click the photo for the room rate and availability.

For a glamorous camping experience, stay at Glamping Siquijor at Solangon beach in San Juan and partake on a bonfire at night with the rest of the guests. Check rate and availability here.
Kamp Aninipot
Kamp Aninipot, with a camping ground that features hobbit-inspired houses lined up on a hill overlooking Siquijor town and San Juan. Check rate and availability here to try out this one-of-a-kind experience.

For backpackers and budget travelers:

Mid-range accommodations in San Juan :

USEFUL PHRASES

Like in any parts of the Philippines, the locals in Siquijor can understand and speak English. However, here are some good phrases that might prove useful when you find yourself endearing with them.

English to Cebuano (the main language in the island)

Good morning – Maayong buntag
Good afternoon – Maayong hapon
Good evening – Maayong gabii
Thank you – Salamat
Where is… – Asa ang…
How much – Tagpila

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