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Salagdoong Beach Resort in Siquijor

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  1. Travel Guide

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    Beach lovers will find the Siquijor Island an unforgettable place to stay. Located in the Philippines, Siquijor Island used to be called the Island of Fire and it originally formed part of Negros Oriental.

    Siquijor beaches have white sand and enormous coral reefs, making this island a popular travel destination among both locals and tourists. Indeed, it is not only an island for people who love to swim, but this island is also ideal for those who are interested in scuba diving and snorkeling.

    Furthermore, tourists will also be enthralled by the wonderful white rock formations as well as the six caves seen in this island. We believe that tourists will find their stay in Siquijor worthwhile. And to make it even more worthwhile, tourists are recommended to try staying at the Salagdoong Beach Resort.

    The Salagdoong Beach Resort offers package tours around the historical spots of Siquijor. These historical spots include convents, cathedrals, a century old house, the Kambugahay Falls, and the Mount Bandilaan Butterfly Sanctuary.

    Although some who have already stayed in this resort say that there is nothing fancy about the Salagddong Beach Resort as it offers services not different from other resorts in Siquifor, tourists who want to have privacy during their vacation will nevertheless enjoy their stay there. The fact that it is located in a cove and that a view of the shore is seen from the resort makes the tourists’ stay very peaceful and relaxing.

    The rooms at the Salagdoong Beach Resort have air conditioning. Each has its own toilet and bath. The management also allows their guests to sleep in tents to allow them to experience doing different activities while staying at the resort. The tents can be rented for only PHP300 per night.

    The Salagdoong Beach Resort also has a restaurant where guests can dine in until 12 in the evening. Traditional Filipino dishes as well as several international dishes are served at this restaurant.

    During their stay at the Salagdoong Beach Resort, tourists may even hear some locals sharing stories and talking about folk legends, such as the existence of witches and witchcraft in Siquijor. Such folk legends actually make the island even more interesting as they add more magic and mystery to the island.

    The Salagdoong Beach Resort may not offer first class accommodation but its amenities and services are satisfying. Besides, the different activities that guests can do at the beach are more than enough to make their stay unforgettable.

    There are three vantage points in the Visayas region where Siquijor can be reached from, including Cebu, Bohol and Dumaguete.

    The Salagdoong Beach Resort is one of the resorts that the Siquijor Island boasts of. Guests are guaranteed to enjoy their stay at this resort as it offers package tours and other aquatic activities that will make their stay worthwhile.
     
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    i hope you have been never there on weekend if houndreds of people overtuning here soundsystems ,standing with rubbershoes on the corrals and in the restaurant laucy food and slowly service
     
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    Salagdoong Beach Resort is lovely... your right i was there in late October and totally alone. The resturant was quite and the beach empty.

    I hope I never meet the crowds!
     

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    Salagdoong Resort was the worst place I stayed in the Visayas.

    A selection of the problems I encountered during our stay:
    - my friend had to move rooms after the first night because the air-con in his room leaked into a big puddle on the floor
    - The shower in my room broke several times. I had to get a guy from reception to fix it by turning the screw with a knife.
    - Although there was a shower heater unit in my friends room it was purely decorative - no hot water.
    - The twin rooms were so small that the bed prevented the wardrobe doors from opening fully.
    - ALL of the windows leaked into small puddles on the floor when it rained
    - No food is actually cooked in the restaurant... just heated up. The menu was very limited, and there was nothing that we could take out for lunch as we were diving each day. We ended up ordering extra breakfasts and making bacon and egg sandwiches. The only nice meal was the chicken curry.
    - The restaurant RAN OUT OF FOOD, twice! We came to order dinner and were informed the only thing left was sweet and sour pork or breakfast. The next day there weren't enough breakfasts for both of us to eat. We were informed that more food would be bought that day, but we decided not to risk it and hired a motorbike to go into Larena for dinner that evening. The next night there was no food again - the waitress told us that the guests had eaten all the food!! The hotel was almost fully booked already... it was not like they had a sudden rush of people. Guests eating food is to be expected! Note - although there is a small restaurant by the beach that serves food in the evening, otherwise Salagdoong is remote - there are no other options to buy food or even snacks unless you have transport.
    - The walls are THIN. You could hear everyone walking up and down, the TV from the landing and the music from the beach every night.
    - The staff sleep in a room downstairs next to the restaurant. We would usually be served breakfast by a topless guy or a girl still in her nightdress. Not especially professional! In general the staff definitely didn't seem to care that the service was poor. They weren't rude, but weren't very helpful or apologetic when things went wrong. It seems to be a government owned place where the staff have no vested interest in the place doing well.

    Most of the other guests were locals. I guess the hotel style appeals to them more than tourists, who think the native cottage style resorts are nicer. However the place is poorly built and appears to be falling apart already.

    Note - we had to stay here because I was working on the coast on this side f the island, and there are no other accommodation options in Maria. If there were, we would have moved after one night. I have NO IDEA why anyone else would stay here, given that there are much better and cheaper options on the island.
     
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