Island Hopping Siargao Style

I knew that Siargao was a surfer's haven because of Cloud 9, but for a non-surfer like me, I wanted to do something else. I ended up island hopping to Naked, Daku, and Guyam Island.


I found a boatman willing to take me to the three islands for P800, we agreed on the time and length of the trip for the next day.
Naked Island



I headed out early in the morning to avoid the perilous heat of the sun. I went straight to the port and looked for the boatman I hired. Our first stop was Naked Island.



Naked Island looked like a clump of white sand on top of the ocean. There was no vegetation, shops, and any kind of shade on this white sand beach. The bareness of the beach is perfect for those who want to get a tan.




I took a dip in the cool waters to get me started for the day. After half an hour of bumming around the beach, we went to the biggest island of the three.

Daku Island



Daku Island was next on the list of islands I went to in Siargao.



There is a barangay living on this island, but visitors are free to lounge around the beach and swim.



The fine white sand was soft beneath my feet and between my toes. To top things off, the island was practically deserted aside from the locals who live there. If peace and quiet is what you are looking for, Daku Island is the place to go. I was surprised that there were hardly any tourists on the island even if it was a weekend.





You can rent a cottage out for P250.


There were plenty of boats lining the beach, waiting to embark on a fishing trip perhaps.




Who wouldn't want to swim in those waters? Clear, blue, and refreshing for the mind, body, and soul.

There were a lot of kids riding boats to move from place to place. Some of them didn't mind posing for pictures.


Daku Island was my favorite because the beach was longer.

Guyam Island


Guyam Island is the smallest of the bunch. The sand is not as fine as on the other two island, but it would to for a short beach getaway. The color of the water was different here, it was emerald and very clear. This island is also the closest to General Luna in Siargao mainland.




There were a handful of locals living on this island. There is a small fee of P10 to enter this island. I saw some locals roasting a pig, lechon on the island!

Finding a Boat for Island Hopping

My first option was to see the stingless jellyfish in Sohoton National Park, but I couldn't find anybody else going so I ended up island hopping instead. There are plenty of boats along the boulevard in General Luna. You could hire one of the boats for P1,500 depending on your negotiating skills. I managed to bargain the price down to almost half at P800, because I was traveling by myself. I think it's fair to pay P1,500 for a group of three or more or P1,000 for two people.

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