Looking for the best resorts in Camiguin?
Camiguin Island in the Philippines is a tropical paradise offering a mecca of things to do including epic waterfalls, volcanic hot springs, historical landmarks, island hopping, snorkeling, and hiking.
I have put together the ultimate guide on where to stay in Camiguin Island including the best resorts in Camiguin, cheap hotels in Camiguin, and all other places to stay to suit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
Also, at the bottom of this post, I have included some useful information on how to get to Camiguin, the best time to visit, and how to get around the island.
QUICK PICKS: 3 BEST RESORTS IN CAMIGUIN
If you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to read this full guide, these are the 3 best hotels in Camiguin to suit all budgets.
Best Luxury Hotel In Camiguin
Bintana Sa Paraiso Binunsaran
- Beautiful views all around the property
- Paradise-like setting and stunning rooms
- Swimming pool, spa center, and restaurant
Best Mid-Range Hotel In Camiguin
Mabini Lodge Mambajao ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Near the major tourist attractions
- Friendly staff and delicious breakfast
- Modern rooms with pool and on-site bar
Best Budget Hotel In Camiguin
Mountain View Cottages
- Friendly and helpful service
- Spacious cottages, great for friends and families
- Scooter rental, mountain views, near White Island
WHERE TO STAY IN CAMIGUIN – FAQ
WHAT IS THE BEST PLACE TO STAY IN CAMIGUIN?
Mambajao is definitely the best place to stay in Camiguin, with easy access to the rest of the island and near a few stores and even a shopping mall.
Plus, located on the slopes of Mt. Hibok Hibok, this area has breathtaking views that will take your breath away.
IS CAMIGUIN GOOD FOR FAMILIES?
Camiguin is a perfect destination for family trips, with endless outdoor activities to choose from, such as hiking, snorkeling, White Island, and many others.
You’ll see tons of children and families around the island, which is great for them. Plus, most hotels have family rooms, big enough to spend a few days in.
WHERE TO STAY IN CAMIGUIN FOR NIGHTLIFE?
The western northern part of Mambajao is the place to be for nightlife in Camiguin. Here, you’ll find many bars and restaurants open until midnight.
Also, Filipinos love karaoke, and it won’t take long to receive invitations for locals to sing along, so brace yourself!
IS CAMIGUIN EXPENSIVE?
No, the island is a pretty cheap place to travel to, and you can stay at some of the Camiguin resorts for only about $50 per night and eat out for $5 or $10 per person per meal.
Compared to other cities in the Philippines like Cebu or Manila, Camiguin is much cheaper.
WHERE TO STAY IN CAMIGUIN – BEST AREAS
A common question from tourists is where to stay in Camiguin based on the location to visit all of the Camiguin Tourist Spots.
There are dozens of accommodations in Camiguin scattered across the island, though most Camiguin hotels and Camiguin resorts are located in the main town of Mambajao.
So the best area to stay on Camiguin Island is undoubtedly in Mambajao because it’s centrally located and it’s within walking distance of the beaches, restaurants, bars, and shops.
For those who would prefer to stay in the mountains in Binunsaran, there are a few resorts that offer sweeping views of the island and its coastlines which I have also listed below.
So without further ado, here is the ultimate list of the best places to stay in Camiguin which I have broken up into two parts;
- Best accommodations in Mambajao
- Best accommodations in Binunsaran
I have chosen all of the below resorts to suit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
MAMBAJAO – WHERE TO STAY IN CAMIGUIN FOR FIRST-TIMERS
BEST LUXURY RESORTS IN MAMBAJAO
Luxury: Bintana Sa Paraiso Mambajao
✔️ Rating: 8.6/10 | Reviews: 100+ | Class: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Let’s start this list of Camiguin Island hotels with an excellent choice!
I personally stayed at Bintana Sa Paraiso and can’t recommend this Camiguin beach resort enough! They have 2 properties, one is on the beachfront in Mambajao and the other is high in the mountains in Binunsarun.
Bintana Sa Paraiso Mambajao is currently one of the only 5-star resorts featuring a restaurant, private swimming pools, and ocean views.
The rooms are modern and spacious with private bathrooms, air conditioning, flat-screen tv, and kitchenette. Breakfast is also included for all guests.
Perfect place to stay for couples, families and friends.
Luxury: Somewhere Else Boutique Resort
✔️ Rating: 9.7/10 | Reviews: 50+ | Class: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Located on its own private beach, Somewhere Else Boutique Resort in Camiguin features air-conditioned villas surrounded by coconut trees and boasts some of the best sea views.
It’s within close proximity to popular tourist spots such as White Island and the Sunken Cemetery.
Each spacious villa is fitted with seating areas, dining areas, a minibar, a large bed, and a private bathroom.
There is free wifi on the property and breakfast is served to your villa! Kayaks, bicycles, scooters, and car rentals are also available to guests.
This resort in Camiguin is recommended for families, couples and friends.
Luxury: Tongatok Cliff Resort
✔️ Rating: 8.8/10 | Reviews: 70+ | Class: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Tongatok Cliff Resort is your second best pick for resorts in Camiguin.
Located on the cliffs overlooking Tongatok Bay, (just a 5-minute drive from Mambajao) this Camiguin resort features a restaurant, room service, bar, garden, terrace, and free wifi.
The units are fitted with air conditioning, flat-screen tv, a private bathroom, and a large patio boasting ocean views! Breakfast is also included for guests.
Tongatok Cliff Resort is recommended for families, couples and friends.
BEST MID-RANGE RESORTS IN MAMBAJAO
Mid Range: Camiguin Island Golden Sunset Beach Club
✔️ Rating: 8/10 | Reviews: 50+ | Class: ⭐️⭐️
Camiguin Island Golden Sunset Beach Club is one of the most affordable Camiguin Island resorts.
This is a perfect location right on a private beach open to the sea breeze in Mambajao and also boasts a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by lush tropical gardens where you can simply relax.
Features a nice À La Carte restaurant, bar, and daily continental breakfast.
At this Camiguin resort, rooms come with a flat-screen tv, air-conditioning, and a private bathroom. Free wifi is also available throughout the property.
Golden Sunset Beach Club is recommended for couples and families.
Mid Range: La Casita Alga
✔️ Rating: 8.4/10 | Reviews: 10+ | Class: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
La Casita Alga is an affordable 2 bedroom fully self-contained holiday house and is rated as one of the best resorts in Camiguin.
Featuring a lovely garden view outside terrace with bbq and seating area which boasts a Nipa Hut to relax and chill.
The cozy living/dining area includes a fully equipped kitchenette, flat-screen tv, air-conditioning/fans, private bathroom supplied with toiletries/towels.
This resort in Camiguin is recommended for families, couples, solo travelers, and friends.
Mid Range: Mabini Hotel
✔️ Rating: 8.7/10 | Reviews: 70+ | Class: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Mabini Hotel is a very good value option just up a hill off the main road, but close to the airport and all other places in the town.
Enjoy a drink at the bar, play billiards, relax by the indoor swimming pool, or use the fitness room. There’s also a nice restaurant known for its delicious pizza.
All rooms have a flat-screen tv, private bathroom, and balcony with garden views. The very friendly staff will look after your needs at this awesome resort in Camiguin.
This best resort in Camiguin is recommended for couples, families and friends.
BEST BUDGET RESORTS IN MAMBAJAO
Budget: Pabua’s Cottages
✔️ Rating: 6.9/10 | Reviews: 20+ | Class: ⭐️⭐️
Pabua’s Cottages is the best pick for cheap hotels in Camiguin. Featuring beautiful gardens, a shared kitchen, free wifi, and room service.
The units are basic but perfect for a few night’s stay, featuring a seating area, flat-screen tv, large bed, air conditioning, and a private bathroom.
This best hotel in Camiguin is recommended for solo travelers, couples and friends.
Budget: Mountain View Cottages
✔️ Rating: 9.2/10 | Reviews: 100+ | Class: ⭐️⭐️
Beautiful 1 bedroom, fully self-contained spacious and clean holiday cottage on Camiguin Island. Mountain View Cottages is one of the best-reviewed resorts, featuring a lush tropical manicured garden setting with terraced BBQ and seating area.
This cozy and homely cottage includes a fully equipped kitchen, flat-screen tv, air-conditioning, queen-sized bed with ceiling fan, private bathroom with free toiletries.
A peaceful and quiet retreat, perfect for relaxation. This resort in Camiguin is recommended for solo travelers, friends, couples and backpackers.
Budget: GV Hotel Camiguin
✔️ Rating: 6.2/10 | Reviews: 20+ | Class: ⭐️
GV Hotel is one of the cheapest resorts in Camiguin. Located in Mambajao, there are basic twin rooms and standard double rooms available to choose from.
Each room has air conditioning, a television, and a private bathroom. Free wifi is also available at this property.
Perfect place to stay in Camiguin for solo travelers and couples that are traveling on a budget.
BINUNSARAN MOUNTAIN – BEST PLACE IN CAMIGUIN TO CHILL
BEST LUXURY RESORTS IN BINUNSARAN
Luxury: Bintana Sa Paraiso Binunsaran
✔️ Rating: 7.9/10 | Reviews: 50+ | Class: Resort
I personally stayed at this epic mountain resort in Camiguin and highly recommend this place to travelers of all kinds!
Bintana Sa Paraiso features an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant, beautiful gardens, sun terrace, room service, and the most incredible views of Camiguin Island and its coastlines.
The accommodation offers a continental or à la carte breakfast for all guests.
This resort in Camiguin is recommended for couples, families and friends.
Luxury: Camiguin Highland Resort
✔️ Rating: 10/10 | Reviews: 10+ | Class: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
When you’re at the Camiguin Highland Resort, you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world.
That’s right, this Camiguin hotel is nestled high up in the mountains, and you’ll be treated to stunning views of the hills and surrounding greenery.
The resort itself is just as impressive as the nature that surrounds it. You’ll enjoy an outdoor pool, perfect for a refreshing dip on hot days. Or, if you’d rather stay dry, there’s a billiards table, table tennis, and darts to keep you entertained.
When it comes to the rooms, all of them have air conditioning and a private bathroom. Plus, you’ll have your own terrace where you can sit and take in the view.
Needless to say, you can expect a comfortable, spotless room with a beautiful setting.
BEST MID-RANGE RESORTS IN BINUNSARAN
Mid Range: Camiguin Volcano Houses – ‘A Frame’
✔️ Rating: 8/10 | Reviews: 40+ | Class: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
For those looking for a cozy retreat for a few days, the Volcanic Houses offer the perfect location in Binunsaran. Just 15 to 20 minutes drive from Mambajao, this is one of the best resorts on the island.
It is situated up in the mountain where you can relax and unwind on the terrace which is surrounded by nature and lush tropical gardens.
Rooms have a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries and a continental breakfast is available daily if desired.
This A-Frame resort in Camiguin is recommended for couples, friends and families.
Mid Range: Sun House Rental
✔️ Rating: 9.5/10 | Reviews: 20+ | Class: Vacation Home
Next on this list of resorts in Camiguin Island is Sun House Rental, the ideal base in Camiguin for a few days.
As the saying goes, “Home is where the heart is,” and Sun House Rental definitely captures that feeling with its cozy accommodation.
Each unit boasts a terrace with a breathtaking view of the outdoor swimming pool, making you feel like you’re in paradise.
The fully-furnished rooms also come with a satellite flat-screen TV, a well-equipped kitchen, and a private bathroom with free toiletries so you can enjoy the perks of home away from home.
For an even more unforgettable experience, the lodge also offers a barbecue grill to make delicious grilled treats, and believe me, that’s definitely helpful in the Philippines where they love their meat!
All in all, this best hotel in Camiguin is of the best places to stay for a few days and more.
Mid Range: Camiguin Island Retreat
Another mid-range option is Camiguin Island Retreat, exactly what you need to relax a few days on the island.
This holiday home takes pride of its 2 beautiful bedrooms, each with a flat-screen TV that you can spend your lazy mornings with.
And if you want to treat your family to a homey home-cooked meal, the kitchen’s equipped with an oven and fridge for you to prepare your favorite dishes.
Don’t get me wrong, this is a nice place for couples too, as it’s affordable and not far from the main area of Mambajao
Last but not least, you’ll get free WiFi, a beautiful terrace, a comfy seating area, and much more!
Budget: Puesta del Sol Beach Bungalows
✔️ Rating: 9.5/10 | Reviews: 10+ | Class: Bungalow
One budget property you’ll want to consider for a peaceful getaway in Camiguin is Puesta Del Sol, not far from Mambajao and Camiguin Airport.
Each room has its own balcony so that you can enjoy the breeze after exploring the island. And with air conditioning and flat-screen TVs, you can chill at any moment of the day.
Of course, no trip to the Puesta del Sol Beach would be complete without the food options. Whether you stay for breakfast or visit the restaurants nearby, such as La Dolce Vita, you’ll love your time here.
With its unbeatable combination of comfort, relaxation, and adventure, it’s no wonder this is one of the best hotels in Camiguin.
Budget: Shrivasta Cottages
✔️ Rating: 10/10 | Reviews: 10+ | Class: Cottages
Last but not least on this selection of best resorts in Camiguin is Shrivasta Cottages – the perfect place to unwind and get in touch with nature.
Nestled in Itum, this property boasts garden views that are unmatched, giving you the much-needed respite you deserve while staying on a budget. And guess what? It gets better – they have free WiFi and parking, so you never have to worry about anything!
Our bright and airy units are designed to provide you with ultimate comfort and convenience. Equipped with a fully equipped kitchen, a fridge, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom, everything has been thought of!
You can choose to relax on the terrace or balcony, both of which offer stunning mountain views or a pool view.
There’s seriously nothing missing at this Camiguin accommodation, and it’s the perfect place for couples and solo travelers!
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Now that we’ve covered all the best hotels and resorts in Camiguin, let’s cover some common questions from first time visitors.
HOW TO GET TO CAMIGUIN?
There are two ways of getting to Camiguin Island, one is by plane and the other by ferry. Here’s a description for each:
There are daily flights to Camiguin connecting domestic travelers coming from Manila or Cebu. The only airport on the island is Camiguin Mambajao Airport (CGM).
Bohol to Camiguin ferry
One of the most common routes to the island is the ferry from Bohol to Camiguin which takes approximately 3-4 hours and the cost is 425 pesos. There is also an additional municipal service fee of 10 pesos and a terminal fee of 15 pesos.
There is only one ferry per day departing from the Jagna Ferry Terminal in East Bohol at 1 pm and arriving at the Balbagon Ferry Terminal in Camiguin at around 5 pm. The name of the boat leaving Jagna to Camiguin is ‘Super Shuttle Ferry’.
You can purchase your tickets at the Jagna Ferry Terminal at least one hour before departure.
Balingoan to Camiguin ferry
If you happen to be in Cagayan de Oro and heading over to Camiguin from here, there are daily ferry departures leaving from Balingoan Port in Misamis Oriental to Benoni Port in Camiguin. The ferry from Balingoan to the island takes approximately 1.5 hours and the cost is around 150 pesos.
You can purchase your tickets at the Balingoan Port at least one hour before departure.
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GETTING AROUND CAMIGUIN ISLAND
The best way to get around Camiguin Island is to rent a scooter in Mambajao and make your own way around to all the Camiguin tourist spots.
I always recommend renting a scooter on the islands in the Philippines as you can choose your own route and go at your own pace.
I rented my scooter from Camiguin All In One for 350 pesos per day. They have many scooters to choose from and they can also help you to organize round-the-island tours in Camiguin.
Alternatively, there are tricycles and jeepney options available to get around Camiguin Island. A 20-minute tricycle ride will cost around 100 pesos whereas a jeepney ride is only 40-50 pesos.
BEST TIME TO VISIT CAMIGUIN
The best time to visit Camiguin, weather-wise, is between April and July when temperatures are hot and there is barely any rainfall. This is also high season in Camiguin so expect to see many tourists during these months.
I recommend visiting Camiguin on the shoulder months of the high season between November and March which sees a bit of rainfall but usually only lasts for a couple of hours and the rest of the day is sunny.
Try to avoid the typhoon season in Camiguin which is between August and October.
BEST PLACES TO EAT IN CAMIGUIN
One of the most popular places to eat on the island is Check Point Camiguin. It’s a BBQ-style restaurant in the center of town offering a range of local cuisine including pork, stir fry’s, soups, and western-style dishes such as pizzas, pasta, curries, burgers, etc… There is also a bar offering a wide selection of beers, wines, and spirits!
Another decent option for food and drinks is Hagahay Cafe serving up fresh juices and smoothie bowls. Or you can try Alco Lion for the best burgers and beers on the island.
If you want to enjoy a delicious Spanish-style meal with good wifi you can check out Peninsular Kape Art which is within walking distance from the White Island Ferry Terminal in Mambajao.
My friends and I spent an entire afternoon here using the only decent wifi we could find on the island and I ordered a Spanish paella dish along with a few beers to wash it down. It’s located right on the oceanfront which is also a great spot to watch the sunset!
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