December 2013/January 2014 – Isla Cabana Resort & Kalinao Resort, Siargao

La Luna Island ResortEnding the travel posts of our New Year’s Siargao trip with this – two gorgeous resorts, one of which we were blessed to be staying in, and one of which we were fortunate to be able to get inside. Come and take a peek with me first into La Luna Island Resort – a definite step up from the resort we stayed in for Surigao, the first part of this trip.

La Luna Island ResortLa Luna Island ResortIsla Cabana ResortLa Luna Island ResortLa Luna Island ResortThe cabin we stayed in was really cozy and comfortable. It gave you the feeling of wanting to curl up in bed and munch on junk food while watching the latest TV shows – which was what I did, come to think of it. ๐Ÿ˜€ LOL you can’t blame me, it wasย thatย comfy! Especially after a rough and rocky boat trip!

The only thing you might have to bring here is bug spray or bug lotion. Some parts of the cabin are exposed to the outside, so bugs just pop out and appear in random places inside the cabin, or worse, in your bed. You can’t really see them, but I did get bitten on the legs quite a bit during our two-night stay here. Our travel companions had similar stories too, so it definitely wasn’t only me. The resort staff would gladly give you bug spray if you request for it, though. ๐Ÿ™‚

La Luna Island ResortLa Luna Island ResortLa Luna Island ResortLa Luna Island ResortLa Luna has their own beachfront too, where you can go for a relaxing walk and dip your toes in the (a bit rougher) white sand. The strong beach wind blowing through this area is absolutely divine, perfect for getting into a zen state of mind and those “my hair just flows this beautifully” photo shoots. Luna Island ResortLa Luna Island ResortThis, in turn, makes me wonder – won’t it be chilly to be getting a dip in the pool? Yes, there’s a pool.

La Luna Island ResortLa Luna Island ResortKalinaoLa Luna Island Resort… And my camera pictures end here, because this was the time where Kaia officially died and gave up on me. Seriously, not bringing a battery charger to a place dying to be photographed makes you learn a hard lesson.

As it is, we went walking around one day, and our travel companions decided to eat on this “sosy” place called Kalinao, also a resort.

KalinaoKalinaoYes, this was where I had my first actual risotto. According to what we heard, Kalinao was opened by two French guys who, after having vacationed in Siargao, were so smitten with the place that they decided to come back and put up their own resort. This is definitely one of the upscale ones, with rates for a cabin in the range of tens of thousands in pesos. Of course, we were there to eat and take pictures…

KalinaoKalinaoWith rates of tens of thousands in pesos, I doubt there’ll be bugs lurking around in the luxurious rooms. So if you have money to burn, love a good view and carefully crafted food, go Kalinao. ๐Ÿ™‚

SiargaoSiargaoAnd that’s it for Surigao and Siargao! While writing this now, I am reminded of a missed travel opportunity that broke me down a few days ago. The disappointment is still there (will blog soon! Hasn’t it been too long since my last drama blog rant/vent?), but in a weird way, while writing and finishing this post, I am actually reminded of the blessings Iย haveย received. Yes, one slipped out of my hands, but I have lots to treasure. With that thought in mind, thank You, Lord – You never fail your children, and that’s a promise I claim. โค



2 thoughts on “December 2013/January 2014 – Isla Cabana Resort & Kalinao Resort, Siargao

    • Hi Grace! Thanks for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

      This was a year ago so I can’t really remember the specific prices anymore, but I would describe the prices as mid-range. Still quite affordable for a resort ๐Ÿ™‚ the restaurant’s ambiance is really great, especially if you dine at night. Food tastes quite good as well. Hope this helps! ๐Ÿ™‚

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