Sugba Lagoon is one of the top places to visit in Siargao that offers an unforgettable experience at one of the bluest lagoons you’ll ever see!
I have put together this complete guide to visiting Sugba Blue Lagoon including where to find it, how much it costs, and what to expect when you arrive.
WHERE IS SUGBA LAGOON SIARGAO?
Sugba Lagoon Siargao is located on Caob Island, a short 20-minute boat ride from Del Carmen, the main city in Siargao.
The drive from General Luna to Del Carmen is approximately 45-minutes.
WHERE TO BOOK A SUGBA LAGOON TOUR
The easiest way to book a Sugba Lagoon Tour is online in advance.
This particular tour is the most top-rated tour with great reviews and hundreds of bookings.
The tour includes a full day of island hopping on an outrigger boat to Sugba Blue Lagoon, Kawhagan Island, and Pamomoan Island.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT SUGBA LAGOON
The tour includes a hotel pick-up in General Luna to make the 45-minute drive to the Del Carmen Pier.
From here, you will jump in a longtail boat over to the lagoon which zig-zags in and out of the mangroves, and the journey takes approximately 20-minutes.
You’ll know when you have arrived when you see a big sign reading ‘Welcome to Sugba Lagoon’ at the entrance to the cove.
We were the first boat to arrive at the lagoon and we knew we had to be quick to get some photos jumping off the famous Sugba Lagoon diving board before the crowds started rolling in.
There is a floating pontoon house/restaurant in the middle of the lagoon which you can use as a base to set down your belongings and go swimming.
You can rent a table for 50 pesos and set down our belongings while you’re off exploring the lagoon. The restaurant staff will keep an eye on your bags so there is no need to worry about them going missing.
You can also purchase food and water at the restaurant that resides inside the floating pontoon house.
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Diving into the lagoon
The diving board
The stunning lagoon
THINGS TO DO AT SUGBA BLUE LAGOON
My friends and I were the first to arrive at the lagoon and we took turns in throwing ourselves over the edge of the diving board and into the lagoon.
Although it wasn’t long before more boats started to arrive and suddenly there was a queue for the diving board.
However, the diving board is not the only point of interest at the lagoon, there are still a number of other water activities to try.
You can rent out kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and bamboo rafts for as little as 300 pesos per hour.
As the floating house can only accommodate 100 or so people at a time, there is a 3-hour time limit to spend at the lagoon. This is to allow for groups of people arriving and departing throughout the day.
Bamboo raft at the lagoon
Drone shot of the lagoon
The floating pontoon house
KAWHAGAN ISLAND & PAMOMOAN ISLAND
Our boat returned to pick us up from the floating pier and we jumped back on board.
The boat journey from Sugba to Kawhagan Island takes around 20-minutes and our captain beached the boat on the sandbar on arrival. We had this spot to ourselves for an hour or so before some other groups arrived at Kawhagan Island for lunch.
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The glistening white sandbar on Kawhagan Island is completely exposed on low tide and there is a small wooden hut to hang out in.
There is also a small local restaurant on Kawhagan Island where you can purchase traditional Filipino dishes such as pork adobo and grilled fish with rice for as little as 350 pesos. Drinks and snacks are also available.
The last stop of the tour is Pamomoan Island which was newly opened to the public (October 2019) and it’s ultimately one of Siargao’s best-kept beaches.
Spend some time here enjoying the unspoiled sandy shores and azure waters before making the journey back to General Luna before dusk.
Wooden hut on Kawhagan island
WHERE TO STAY IN SIARGAO
General Luna is the place to be when it comes to searching for the best places to stay in Siargao!
There are hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favorite places to stay to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Nay Palad Hideaway Villas
Nay Palad Hideaway offers the perfect ‘island resort vibe’ that you may be seeking. Choose either a sea view or a garden view luxurious room, take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, and enjoy your very own private palm tree-fringed beach! On top of this, resort guests can make use of the complimentary paddleboards, surfboards, kayaks, bicycles, and even jump on board an island hopping tour.
Luxury: Isla Cabana Resort
An awesome 4-star resort located in General Luna on the beachfront. Isla Cabana boasts an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, and sun terrace that looks out over the Pacific Ocean. These private villas come fitted with king-sized beds, an en suite bathroom, air-conditioning, cable TV, fridge, and sitting area. Book a treatment at the in-house spa or make use of the free activities available such as snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, or cycling.
Mid Range: Sunset Bay Beach Villas
Sunset Bay provides beachside villas that are comfortable and peaceful, overlooking the Philippine Sea. The famous Cloud 9 Siargao is just a few minute’s walk away. The villas are air-conditioned with a flat-screen TV, private bathroom, kitchen, fridge, and stovetop. Perfect for solo travelers or couples.
Mid Range: Kokai Resort
Nestled within lush gardens, you’ll get the ultimate jungle vibes here at Kokai Resort. There is a sun terrace, in-house restaurant, free wifi, and motorbike rental available. Kokai Resort has both dorms and private bungalows on offer, perfect for those on a budget.
Budget: Secret Spot Siargao
I personally stayed at Secret Spot and I can’t recommend this place enough. The hostel features an upstairs dormitory with 20 comfortable beds, downstairs bathrooms, a spacious living area, a fully-equipped kitchen, an outdoor chill zone, free wifi, and hanging hammocks in the garden.
FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY, SEE MY COMPLETE GUIDE ON WHERE TO STAY IN SIARGAO
WHAT TO PACK FOR THE PHILIPPINES
When visiting the Philippines, here is a list of items I highly recommend bringing with you;
- Sunscreen – the Philippines sun is very strong, so make sure to pack some high-quality sunscreen.
- Quick-dry travel towel – the most compact and lightweight towel for traveling.
- Reusable water bottle – stay hydrated by bringing along a reusable water bottle.
- Backpack – The Nomatic 30L Travel Pack is the ultimate backpack for everyday adventures.
If you’re interested in taking awesome photos and videos on your travels, this is the camera gear that I use and recommend;
- GoPro HERO10 – the most popular camera on the planet for action-packed adventures.
- Canon EOS R – perfect for traveling, this is the most affordable, compact camera on the market.
- DJI Mini 3 Pro – take your photos and videos to new heights with this user-friendly drone camera.
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