Siquijor is definitely one of the best and underrated islands here. They have the most scenic seaport boasting with crystal clear turquoise water as soon as you arrive. It will make you want to jump right off the boat! Gone are the days when this island is feared for the existence of witchcrafts and sorcery. Siquijor is progressing and thriving on ecotourism as evident with the vast availability of commercialism. But it is good to note that this island is AFFORDABLE!
You may even spend a little under ₱1,000 for a daytour here. Check out this BLOG!
What made me comeback to this island is none other than GLAMPING SIQUIJOR. This is a new and exciting offering to travelers! Make that dream come alive here in the most glamorous campsite in the island of fire! My expectations were totally met as I got the chance to stay at one of their prime tents. The whole set up is picture perfect and the scenic beach view is cherry on top! Talk about #WokeUpToThisGoals. The sound of beach waves and whispering calmness of the coconut trees will complete the experience. Wrap up the day with the best location to view the sunset right outside your tent!
Glamping Siquijor offers a great outdoorsy feel. You may choose to chill in folding beds on your decks or relax in the hammocks hung around the area. Take a hot or cold shower in their outdoor and open showers! At night, make friends during socials in their common area where the bonfire is being set up. Everything you wish for that perfect Instagram-worth staycation is HERE!
HOW TO GET THERE?
Siquijor is closest to Dumaguete and South Cebu with the former being the usual jump-off.
via Dumaguete City
• Go to Dumaguete Pier and choose the shipping line that suits your schedule and preference. There are are fastcrafts and “RORO” vessels traveling to Siquijor. It normally takes 1 hour or 1 hour and 30 minutes to get there.
• One-way tickets start at ₱120 for roro and up to ₱210 for fastcrafts.
• Montenegro Shipping Lines leave Dumaguete at 7AM, 10:30AM and 2:00PM daily while Aleson Shipping Lines have 8:30AM, 10:30AM, 3:30PM and 6AM schedules to Siquijor.
via Cebu City
• Go to South Cebu Bus Terminal and take a bus bound for Liloan, Santander. Travel time is approximately 4 hours depending on road situation. Fare is at ₱162 for ordinary bus. For foreigners, I suggest you take the air-conditioned bus for more leg room.
• Once in Liloan, get on fastcraft to Sibulan, Negros Oriental. Fare is at ₱70 and travel takes 30 minutes.
• Once in Sibulan, get on a jeepney and ask to be dropped off at Dumaguete port. Fare is at ₱12.
• Next, follow the steps via Dumaguete above.
via Bacolod City
• Go to Bacolod South Bus Terminal and get on a bus bound for Dumaguete. Fare starts at ₱300 and takes 5 hours to go to Dumaguete.
• Ask to be dropped off at the Dumaguete pier. If the bus won’t pass by the pier, just take a tricycle at any point in the city to the pier.
• Next, follow the steps via Dumaguete above.
via Tagbilaran, Bohol
This is not a popular route but tourists from Bohol can actually go directly to Siquijor. Why not?
• Oceanjet Fast Craft leaves Tagbilaran to Siquijor in the morning at around 10am. Fare at ₱210 for economy class. Travel time takes 3 hours or so.
Cebu Pacific Air has direct flights to Dumaguete City from Cebu and Manila, Philippines. For lowest fares, check HERE.
How to go to GLAMPING SIQUIJOR?
Siquijor Island is popularly traveled with motorbikes or tricycles. You may rent a motorbike for ₱300/day but make sure to have a valid driver’s license. There are checkpoints positioned in the island. You may also ask the tricycle drivers at the port to take you to Solangon where Glamping Siquijor is. A chartered trip is at ₱150 – ₱200 depending on your haggling skills. I was told that you can actually get a ride for just ₱50/head to Solangon. Oh well. You’re welcome. Haha!
As of now, Glamping Siquijor doesn’t offer food to their guests. However, there are a lot of amazing restaurants just a few meters outside.
Overnight stay at glamping tents ranges from 1,500-2,500. I suggest you get the prime tent for you to get that perfect staycation goals! <3 They also have a house cottage for rent for big groups! Book DIRECTLY through their contact number or FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM pages. Mention my name MARK ROA to get extra tender loving care! HAHAHA! Seriously. 🙂
*Siquijor Habal-habal – 0935 836 0492
*Glamping Siquijor- 0908 531 9763 or 0977 847 5462
Check out my budget guide on how to enjoy Siquijor Island under 1,000php for a daytrip HERE.