Came to surf and was blown away. Where to start? Beers on arrival was an excellent start after spending a few sweaty hours on the ferry to get there. Then lunch served by our personal chef, Dalmaine ;) Followed by our first dip of many in the sea.
We stayed in one of 3 houses along the waterfront. Stunning views out to sea, gorgeous pink sunrises and sunsets. All the houses have a great couch out on the front deck to slouch, siesta and read on. I loved the set up; speakers and cord to hook up the ipod and crank the sounds, cool stone bathroom, big glass sliding doors, benches to put things on, wireless, a drying rack even, a yoga mat and even giant cards (or are my hands just small..)
Their boat took us where we wanted to go and when. Jun, the surf instructor guy, knew which surf breaks would be working and took us there. We surfed morning and afternoon. Beers and coke in the chilly bin for the return trip. sunset surfs + beers = bliss
Down the road and round the corner was a few little bars which were fun. Look out for El Capatain!
Andrew came in my latter time there (I ended up staying 2 weeks) and he was a great host; spinning yarns, recommending stuff and generally being a good guy. I just missed his wife Keiko, but by all accounts she's lovely too.
The staff are superlovely.
TAKE LOTS OF $$ Andrew had forewarned me and I thought I had taken enough; buuut.. then stayed longer than anticipated. The cash machines hardly work and when they do, there's a huge queue.
This is truly paradise. But shh, don't tell anyone. Well, okay, only the people you really like...
- 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