Some of the best resorts in San Juan on Siquijor island are concentrated along a short 2 km road by the beach. This part of San Juan is the best area to stay if you want to be close to the beach. And some of the favorite and best rated resorts are literally on the beach.
This main tourist area in San Juan is also a favorite with tourists because its puts you close to a number of restaurants, beach bars and a beach with crystal clear waters and vibrant underwater life.
But San Juan is a relatively large area that stretches 15km along the coast and around 3km inland. This means you can find beach resorts in San Juan without being in the main tourist area. Or head further inland and find your own spot in a resort nestled in the jungle.
This guide will focus on the best resorts in the San Juan area of Siquijor. And you’ll also find details about what to expect at the resort as well as the location.
My personal favorite resorts in San Juan are Coco Grove Beach Resort because its literally on the beach facing the sunrise and they treat guests like royalty.
And South Mountain Resort for its cooler climate in the mountains and pool with sweeping jungle views.
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COCO GROVE BEACH RESORT
Siquijors’s favorite resort because it’s on the beach and close to all amenities, beach bars, restaurants and Tubod Marine sanctuary
MANADALA TRIBE TREEHOUSE
The coolest accommodation in the area and offering unique tribe-style huts. Close to Paliton beach, Siquijor’s popular sunset spot.
SOUTH MOUNTAIN RESORT
Located in the cooler mountains just 10 minutes from main area. This place offers epic jungle views all the way from the stunning pool!!
Best Resorts in San Juan Siquijor
1. COCO GROVE BEACH RESORT
(Favorite): Easily one of the most famous resorts on Siquijor island, Coco Grove Beach Resort is nestled in the main tourist area of San Juan. This puts you close to all the restaurants and beach bars and everything else you need to enjoy your vacation.
Located on the beach in San Juan and set among tall palms, a large pool, onsite restaurant and bar and lots of places to chill out. Staying here means spending your days on one of the nicest beaches in Siquijor and there is an abundant marine life at Tubod marine sanctuary just a few meters away.
If you’re set on staying at Coco Grove Resort but don’t want to break the bank, there are options that range from standard rooms all the way up to a presidential suite.
TIP: Coco Grove is one of the best resorts in Siquijor and tends to sell out months in advance. It is best to make a reservation if you already know your travel dates
2. TROPICAL FUN TA SEA RENTALS
(Budget): If you’re on a budget and searching for a beach resort in San Juan that is conveniently located within walking distance to restaurants and beach bars, then look into Tropical Fun Ta Sea Rentals.
Here you’ll get that beach life you’re looking for without paying the premium prices.
Here you can start off the day by dipping your feet into the sand and taking a refreshing dip before a full a day of adventure exploring all the waterfalls. You could also finish the day in the same way. Sunsets don’t get much better I can guarantee.
Every room has its private ensuite bathroom, aircondition, satellite T.V and free toiletries.
3. BERMUDA TRIANGLE BUNGALOWS
Nestled in the main tourist area in San Juan, Bermuda Triangle Bungalows sits among waving palms right on the shoreline. A path crossing through the bungalows leads directly to the ocean.
Every unit is its own private bungalow complete with its own porch, parquet floors, and a blend of distressed minimalist bathrooms. Interiors are fresh with Balinese decor and really high ceiling.
Although there is no pool or restaurant onsite, you’re literally on the beach and just 50 meters walk you’ll find Baha Bar, one of the best rated restaurants in the area.
4. Southmountain Resort Siquijor island
The main draw at Southmountain Resort Siquijor island is the location, the pool, the food, staff and owner. Well this place really has it all. Imagine spending your days in a mountain resort surrounded by lush jungle and waving palms. And you end the day chilled out with views over a pool leading into the tropical landscape and an incredible sunset dips behind the lush greenery.
Every room offers its own different view. Rooms come with air-condition, private bathroom, T.V and black out curtains. And if you something extra special, there is the option to have your own cottage with private pool.
5. Dolce Amore Resort
Located in a quiet part of San Juan, Dolce Amore Resort is like the perfect place to stay in Siquijor if you want a bit of everything. This resort puts you close enough to all the amenities in San Juan. But also far enough to not be in the busy tourist area. The main tourist area is about 10 minutes drive down the road.
But if your only concern is for eating options, well, there is a highly rated onsite restaurant. Along with many other Italian dishes, Dolce Amore makes the best pizza on the island.
Here you’ll be close to Paliton beach, a popular spot for sunets in San Juan. On the resort you can enjoy a large pool surrounded with tropical trees and palms. Minimalistic designed rooms have their own private terrace with a seating area facing the pool or garden. And each room includes aircondition, fridge and private bathroom.
6. Mandala Tribe Treehouse
(Unique Stays): A favorite with couples and anyone searching for a unique place to stay in Siquijor. Mandala tribe treehouses has its own spot just a short ride from the very popular Paliton beach.
Unique traditional huts with straw roofs and Balinese interiors and an exotic garden surrounding. This place is like the best little hideaway on this mystical island.
7. White Villas Resort
Located directly on the beach in San Juan, White Villas Resort offers a combination of beach Villas and Bungalows. This beach resort in Siquijor has everything you need nestled in a tropical garden setting with waving palms.
Each room has its own private shower, flat screen satellite T.V and aircondition and coffee machine. And with your own private terrace, be sure to start every morning with an incredible sun rising over the ocean.
Accommodation in Siquijor
Over the past few years Siquijor has been increasing in popularity. This is mainly due to a few famous tourist spots like Cambugahay Falls, the beach and Cliff jump in Salagdoong and the incredible sunset spot at Paliton beach.
Subsequently, a lot of new places to stay in Siquijor have been popping up all over the island. This means there is something for everyone. From unique glamping spots to resorts in the mountains or budget resorts in not so popular areas.
In another guide we cover the best places to stay in Siquijor and focus on some of the most unique accommodation around the entire island. The guide also includes a few places that have already been mentioned here.
But if you’re still not sure where you want to stay in Siquijor or maybe you need to view some more options, click on the link below to see all accommodation options at the best prices.
Read this if you plan visiting Siquijor
Siquijor is a relatively small island when compared to other islands in the Philippines like Cebu, Bohol or Palawan. But that doesn’t mean its tiny. You’ll still need a way to reach the tourists spots which are often about 45 minutes ride in between.
The best way to explore Siquijor is by scooter. The streets here are well maintained, traffic is inexistent, (except if you get caught behind someone transporting a massive pig on a tiny scooter) and scooters are by the most fun way to move around freely.
Scooters cost around ₱350 ($6.50) for a day and generally the price goes down depending on number of days. You’ll find scooters for rent at the port. And one of the best reviewed rental shops is PLS Motorbike Rental. This is the only place at the port that seems to have genuine reviews. All I can say is that we just rented from the first person that offered a scooter rental and we ended up with a messed up bike and the owner even tried to rip us off.
Motorbike with driver
If you’re not comfortable riding a scooter but still want to enjoy the thrill, its possible to have someone drive you around on their bike. I no recommendations for this. Its best to ask at your accommodation if your interested. This type of option will cost around ₱1000 ($18) for the day (8 Hours).
Car with driver
Another option, which is great if you can split the cost with friends, is to rent a car with driver. This option allows you to visit the tourist spots at your own pace while sitting in the comfort of the A/C. A car with driver typically costs ₱2500+ ($45+) for 6 or 8 hours. The final price will depend on seasonality and sometimes even the group size.
Getting to Siquijor
Getting to Siquijor is relatively straightforward. If you’re in Dumaguete you can be there in about 1 hour via the fast ferry.
If you’re somewhere in South of Cebu, like Moalboal or Oslob, the most sensible way to reach Siquijor is also through Dumaguete.
Make your way Liloan port on the Southernmost tip of Cebu. From here take a 25 minute ferry over to the next island. You’ll arrive in Sibulan port and from here you can ask a tricycle to take to Dumaguete port port which about a 20 minute drive. For a detailed guide about getting from Moalboal and Oslob to Siquijor, read this guide.
Also keep in mind that boat tickets from Dumaguete to Siquijor tend to sell out especially during peak season. So its best to book in advance.
HEY, just so you know…