Where We Slept is our hotel roundup from our time on the road. We hope it helps budget travelers see how far their dollar can go--even though sometimes, it's not far enough!
Getting into Siquijor at 10pm didn't leave us much opportunity to scope out guesthouses. Taking friends' recommendations, we headed to Islander's Paradise in Sandugan. We had emailed ahead of time to let them know we may be arriving late, but by the time we got there at 10:30pm, everything was dark and closed. It took about 30 minutes to find someone to show us a room.
Unfortunately, the room sucked. It was musty, there was a spider in the fridge, and literally no water coming out of the shower—not what you want after traveling for almost 16 hours. They also tried to charge us 850P, which we laughed at.
We ended up paying 600P and leaving the next morning to hunt down a room next door at the lovely Casa de la Playa.
Since our only goal on Siquijor was relaxing, we splurged a bit on our room and upgraded ourselves to Villa Romantica. We had a huge balcony with an oceanview, and the room itself was well-appointed with good AC. The fridge proved handy for storing fruit, snacks, beer, and takeout.
This hotel was super cute and romantic, with an awesome location right on the beach. The hammocks lapped by the ocean were my favorite part, but our awesome balcony didn't hurt either.
Interested in seeing the beautiful beaches of Siquijor without paying for a plane ticket? Jump into our Siquijor photo tour.
If you have any tips for Siquijor on a budget, please leave a comment!