We had the pleasure to stay with Tom and Liz during our four days on Siargao in August.
We really loved Siargao with its breathtaking nature, beautiful loneley beaches and friendly people.
Especially the northern coastline, where you can find Bamboo Garden is incredible. We haven't seen any tourists during our whole time up there! Everything feels authentic and I would definately recommend it over the Pier 9/GL (surfing is great too!)
Both hosts are warm, welcoming and very sweet.
Liz cooking skills are tasty and she was so helpful with considering all the things we couldn't eat and even created new delicous dishes. My partner told me her pizza is one of the best on the Philippines - give it a try! Tom has so much to tell, it seems like he has been everywhere and we really enjoyed his travel tips and life stories (his advices helped us saving a couple of bucks on taxi rides on our next stop in Cambodia and Thailand)
Even though the resort is quite far from the central areas of Siargao, Tom and Liz take care of everything you need. Without a problem they organized us a surfing lessons and organized boards.
If you plan visiting Siargao, we can recommend staying at Bamboo Garden. And even people staying in GL, should considering getting away from the crowds for some hours and having a cold beer, a tasty pizza and a beautiful view over the beach at Bamboo Garden
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bamboo Garden is located in Pacifico, just North of San Isidro on Siargao Island. The Island is a magnet for surfers in search of waves, with many world class breaks available. Don't despair though if surfing isn't your thing; Siargao Island is also the perfect place for a relaxing getaway, offering many other activities and sights. We offer idyllic, affordable beach front cottages that overlook a white sand beach with views across the Pacific Ocean. These can sleep 2 - 6 persons. Just a few meters away from the white sands bordering the Pacific Ocean we have an Al Fresco Bar/Restaurant where you can enjoy our varied menu catering for both Western and local tastes. Dishes include tasty home made pizzas, juicy 100% beef burgers and paninis made with every day fresh home baked bread. You can wash it all day with an ice cold beer, while taking in the amazing views. ... more less