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 of where to stay in Camiguin 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.
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WHERE TO STAY IN CAMIGUIN – BEST AREAS
A common question from tourists is where to stay in Camiguin based on 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 to 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.
White Island Camiguin
BEST RESORTS IN CAMIGUIN
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.
BEST LUXURY RESORTS IN MAMBAJAO
Luxury: Bintana Sa Paraiso Mambajao
I personally stayed at Bintana Sa Paraiso and can’t recommend this place 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.
Bintana Sa Paraiso
Luxury: Somewhere Else Boutique Resort
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.
Somewhere Else Boutique Resort in Camiguin
Luxury: Tongatok Cliff Resort
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.
Tongatok Cliff Resort in Camiguin
BEST MID-RANGE RESORTS IN MAMBAJAO
Mid Range: Camiguin Island Golden Sunset Beach Club
Camiguin Island Golden Sunset Beach Club is one of the most affordable resorts on the island.
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.
Sunset Beach Club
Mid Range: Affordable Vacation Home Camiguin
Affordable Vacation Home Camiguin 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 Lodge Mambajao
Mabini Lodge Mambajao 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 make use of 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.
Mabini Lodge is recommended for couples, families and friends.
Mabini Lodge in Camiguin
BEEST BUDGET RESORTS IN MAMBAJAO
Budget: Pabua’s Cottages
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.
Pabua’s Cottages is recommended for solo travelers, couples and friends.
Pabua’s Cottages – Camiguin where to stay
Budget: Mountain View Cottages
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.
Mountain View Cottages
Budget: GV Hotel Camiguin
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.
GV Hotel in Camiguin
AREA: BINUNSARAN MOUNTAIN
BEST LUXURY RESORTS IN BINUNSARAN
Luxury: Bintana Sa Paraiso Binunsaran
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.
Bintana Sa Paraiso
BEST MID-RANGE RESORTS IN BINUNSARAN
Mid Range: Camiguin Volcano Houses – ‘A Frame’
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.
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HOW TO GET TO CAMIGUIN?
There are two ways of getting to Camiguin Island, one is by plane and the other by ferry.
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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Super Shuttle Ferry
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.
Getting around Camiguin by scooter
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.
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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!
Hagahay Cafe in Camiguin
Another option for accommodation in Camiguin is to stay in an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals!
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