I’m back from my wedding ceremony/wild family vacation that was reminiscent of a National Lampoons movie. The Wong and Fowler party of 16 all managed to fly in from 5 different locations and after many plane rides, a stop in Manila, and a stop in Cebu we all arrived on Siargao Island.
During the planning stages, I didn’t realize exactly what I was asking Steve and my whole family to do and how long and involved it would take to get to this remote island. Thanks to Susan, Naoki, and Gerry (from abroad) at Sagana Resort, my family was well taken care of with immaculate accommodations, gourmet food, and ridiculously amazing service.
Steve and I stayed at Sagana Resort about 3 years ago, and it left a lasting impression on us, so we wanted to bring our family back and share with them. The family was split up amongst 6 “huts” which were a combination of a tropical hut and a luxury island suite. All huts had private baths with hot water, comfortable beds and some huts even had their own private lanais with hammocks and a/c units.
During the day time Susan arranged for us to do fun boat trips to nearby islands, to go surfing, snorkeling, get massages, pedicures and manicures, and yes even a visit to the cockfights!
My favorite thing about Sagana is THE FOOD! I don’t know where in this world that you can find high end, gourmet food of different regions on a tiny island in the middle of no where, but you can here. Some of the amazing food we devoured was Filipino pork tocino, banana pancakes, pork pancit, BLTs, some of the freshest fish I’ve ever eaten, pappardelle prawns, crab omelets, beef lasagna, tempura fish, and mango crepes (just to name a few).
If your destination is PI, and you’re looking for an island adventure with sand, and surf and want to avoid the rough backpacker hostels, Sagana Resort is the spot for you. You will not be disappointed and never go hungry!!