I stayed at Greenhouse for 5 days in October 2011. Our cottage was recently renovated and very comfortable. It had a great covered porch that we spent most of our time hanging out on when we weren't surfing. We also ate all our meals at a picnic table on the porch which was quite nice. The food was really cheap and fantastic. No exaggeration, fantastic. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were all hearty and delicious.
Service was also good, both the local staff and owners were more than accommodating.
Surfing was great. We went out in a group every morning and afternoon. Very few spots were had any significant amount of other surfers. A few times we had to compete some for waves but 95% of the time it wasn't an issue. Greenhouse's boat took us to wherever the surf was breaking that session. Really fun way of getting to know the other guests, the staff and the owners (I came with a friend but wouldn't hesitate to return by myself).
Siargao is really unspoiled as many tourists don't know about it. It's more difficult to get to than the more popular spots in the Philippines but (in my opinion) totally worth it. If possible, I would strongly recommend flying directly to Siargao as opposed to flying elsewhere and taking the ferry (which we did and proved difficult).
Overall, the place was amazing. The slightly cheaper options on the island didn't look nearly as nice and the more expensive options were much, much more expensive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Private guest house in a beachfront setting with world class waves and delicious food on tap! We pride ourselves on providing market fresh and organic meals. We can cater to any food needs or restrictions. Private boats and drivers with Santa Cruz Surfboards available for rent. Siargao caters to all types of travelers and plenty of activity locally, not just limited to surf out here. Let the kids run and play in our private gardens and lounge on your private balcony and take in the spectacular views on offer : We look forward to meeting you out here and showing you around the town : Come join us at Greenhouse : Siargao, Philippines! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Greenhouse Siargao Island, Philippines - General Luna