We didn’t really organize our Siargao trip unlike our previous travel itineraries. We didn’t have any hotel reservation and we didn’t know what GL means until we docked at the Dapa port, Surigao del Norte. Such idiots. haha. Motorcycle drivers were swarming the port and shouting “GL!” “General Luna?!”. “Oh, so GL is General Luna”, I thought to myself in deep embarrassment. And yeah, everyone in the world (except us) knew that the famous surfing spot, Cloud 9, was in General Luna. (cringing to nothingness now)
We went past the swarm of harassing drivers and out of the port. A reasonable price is what we want and not P300. We found such a deal (P100) care of Mang tata.
Upon Mang Tata’s recommendation, we checked in at Ocean101 beach resort. Imagine how surprised we were to spot not a single filipino in the crowd except in the reception desk. Oh wow. Hot and daunting surfer bods were all over the resort. I say, bring it! (lol)
The published rates were pretty affordable (cheap even) and the rooms were clean.
|Waterfront air-conditioned room||Good for 2 persons||2000|
|Extra bed or extra person||900|
|Waterfront fan cooled||Good for 2 persons||1300|
|Extra bed or extra person||600|
|Air-conditioned room Surfer favorites||Good for 2 persons||1400|
|Extra bed or extra person||700|
|Fan cooled room Surfer favorite||Good for 2 persons||750|
|Extra bed or extra person||350|
|2nd floor w/ common T&B|
|2 single bed||600|
We chose the fan-cooled room (surfer favorite) and it didn’t disappoint us. It even had a heater for the shower. The bed was wide, and the sheets were immaculately white. I also had no problems with the fan conditioning.
This is what our room looked like.
And the food was divine. The portions were large (perfect for sharing) yet still very affordable. The selection was vast and varied; you can always find something you like.
These were our meals for our two-day stay at ocean101. Brace yourselves for some saliva action.
Our Siargao getaway was, more than a surfing trip, a gastronomic feast. Ocean101’s resto is the perfect pig-out spot after a tiring day of surf lessons. With a view of the beach, the sound of the waves and newfound (and lifelong) friends to keep you company, you’d want to prolong your stay. You might even wish to stay here forever.
Ocean 101 Beach Resort
Cloud 9, Gen. Luna, Siargao Island
Surigao del Norte, Philippines
Mobile: (63) 910 8480893 / (63) 919 8268837