Cloud Nine Surf Resort - Mindanao, Siargao Island. Philippines
Cloud Nine Resort enjoys direct view to the famous Clound Nine break! The resort consists of 6 individual cottages with self-contained bathrooms and caters for a maximum of 20 guests. 4 cottages are fan cooled and 2 have air conditioning. The individual cottages all vary in size and are set in lush, tropical gardens. Bedlinen, towels and mosquito nets are provided and cottages are cleaned daily. Each cottage has it’s own large verandah to relax and hammock supplied. We have a back up generator in case of brown outs which are an occasional occurance on the island. Sagana resort also has the only swimming pool on the island and is available for in-house guests only. There is a shallow childrens pool attached to the main salt water pool.
Cloud Nine Hostel has two main buildings with more than 20 rooms just 200 metres to the left of Cloud Nine and right across from Rock Island. Amazing sunsets. Rooms with fan or AC. Great food. Try the Burritos!
CLOUD NINE RESORT
Cottage 1 has views of Cloud 9 surf break and accommodates 2 to 3 people in double beds with overhead ceiling fans. The bathroom has a shower with cold running water, hand basin and a flush toilet. The roomy verandah has a hammock for lounging in.
Cottage 2 is a 2 storey cottage which can accommodate up to 3 people. There is a king size bed that can convert to twin beds plus a lounge that can convert to an additional single bed if necessary. The room has an overhead ceiling fan and a balcony with views of Cloud 9 and large hammock. Downstairs has a shower with cold running water, hand basin and compost toilet. There is an undercover open outdoor area for lounging.
Cottage 3 is our largest cottage directly facing the Cloud 9 surf break. This cottage accommodates 4 people in either 2 king size beds which can convert to twin beds. The rooms have overhead ceiling fans and the spacious bathroom has a shower with hot and cold running water, hand basin and flush toilet. The verandah has a hammock for lounging in whilst checking out the surf or lazing in reading a book or having an afternoon siesta.
Cottage 4 has been built to cater for a family of 4. The front room has a king size bed which can also convert to twin beds. There is a sepertate room which has 2 bunk beds for the kids. The bathroom has a shower with hot and cold running water, hand basin and flush toilet.
Cottage 5 & 6 are both air con cottages and can each cater for 2 people in either king size beds or twin beds.The bathrooms have showers with hot and cold running water, hand basins and flush toilets.
The resort has gone to great lengths to offer a high standard of food and we have established ourselves as having the best food on the island. Our restaurant caters for in-house guests only and we provide breakfast, lunch and dinner daily cooked by our own aussie chef. We offer individual table settings for intimate dining and also a long table that can seat up to 10 for a group or family to share.
Our dinner menu changes daily which allows our guests to sample a variety of international influenced cuisine, from japanese to european and australian to filipino style meals. We are also happy to adapt our meals to suit individual eating requirements.
Seafood is abundantly available and includes freshly caught fish such as tuna, marlin, spanish mackeral as well as mud crabs and prawns locally farmed on the island. Meat and vegetarian options are always available on the menu.
The bar fridges are always fully stocked with a variety of cold San Miguel beer. Softdrinks and imported wine are also available.
The restaurant also contains a billiard table, ping pong table as well as TV with DVD and satelite cable TV. Chess, backgammon and cards and a variety of books are also available.
Dates Generally, the best months for surf in this area are August through to the beginning of November. This is when we get the most typhoon swells and the best winds. During Mai, June, and July, the surf is generally smaller. BUT when it’s on the conditions are ideal. A bit of a gamble at this time of year though. From December to April the winds are often strong and cross shore, BUT the swell is always pretty big and some surfers prefer this time of year.
When you come there are several items you will need. These include booties, sunscreen, first aid kit, surfboard wax, etc. It is also important to have travel insurance. If you have any questions or require info please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Cloud 9 Cloud 9 is situated directly in front of the Resort, no boats needed. The wave is a great right hander that can be both fun and challenging. Although it is a relatively short wave, the fact that it barrels nearly the whole way guarantees satisfaction. Just check out the photos (all Cloud 9).
Jacking Horse Some what fickle right hander that can be really fun on it’s day. Dependent on swell direction, but when small is a great wave for beginners.
Tuason Left Some consider this the best left on the island. Hollow and shallow and only good over 3 feet. Beginners need not apply.
Rock Island (Tuesday Rock) Long fun forgiving right hander about a 10min boat ride from Resort. When it is on this wave is so much fun and as long as any on the island
Stimpies World class left hander, also 10min from Resort. This spot is Epic. Big or Small Stimpies is what you picture when dreaming of tropical surf.
Pacifico Another for the goofy footers. 1 hour boat ride from Resort. Long workable left that works on all tides.
Other Waves With in 2 hours boat ride there are approximately 10 world class breaks, which are always uncrowded and well worth the trip. There are also a few well guarded secret spots that can be found if you look hard enough.
References – Contests Established in 1995, the Siargao International Cloud 9 Surfing Cup’ is an annual event featuring some of the hottest young surfers around.
LOCATION & GETTING HERE
Siargao is a tear-drop shaped island situated 800 kilometers southeast of Manila in the province of Surigao del Norte. It has a land mass of approximately 437 kilometers. The east coast is relatively straight with one deep inlet- Port Pilar with a coastline marked by a succession of reefs, small points and white sandy beaches. There are similar neighboring islands and islets with similar landforms. The Island’s Pacific-facing reefs are situated on the edge of the Philippine Trench, and the extremely deep offshore waters assure the ocean swells have undiluted power when they encounter the many coral and rock reefs, giving Siargao excellent surfing conditions, particularly during the southwest “habagat” monsoon from August to November, when the prevailing wind is offshore.
Not to be missed is a full day boat trip to Sohoton Lagoon. A magical place, overhung by Jungle cliffs where you can swim into caves with bats, strange fishes, stalactites and rock oysters, weird corals, pitcher plants, cycads and wild orchids. But take a flashlight and go when the tide is low during midday. The only entrance to the lagoon is through a natural cave tunnel, hanging with stalactites and with strong currents.
How to get to the Resort Get to Manila or Cebu, then either go straight to Siargao (our island) or Surigao (which is cheaper but takes a lot longer). If you take the Surigao option, you will need to get a boat from Surigao to Siargao. Once you land in Dapa (which is the main port of Siargao) the trip to the Resort – Cloud 9 can be made by either public jeepney, motorbike, or private van. For boat and flight times to our island please contact the Resort. At all times confirmation of your travel arangements are required. Times can change in the Philippines so it is important to contact us regarding any issue.
From Manila The quickest way is to fly with Asian Spirit to Surigao City. Their current schedule is MON/WED/FRI/SUN to Surigao City. On MON & WED there is a connecting flight from Surigao City to Siargao Island otherwise we can arrange transfers from Surigao City airport to catch the boat to Siargao Island. Excess baggage over 18kg will be charged at approx P43/kg (less than USD 1).
From Cebu Asian Spirit fly a 17 seater plane via Surigao City to Siargao Island. Their current schedule is MON/WED/SAT. Excess baggage over 10kg per person will be charged at P43/kg (less that 1USD). Airline also needs to be informed if carrying surfboards and bag size. Asian Spirit at present do not have an operating on-line ticket purchasing system so please contact us if you require assistance with your domestic flights. A cheaper option from Cebu to Surigao City is by overnight boat – Cokaliong and Sulpicio Shipping Lines. We can arrange meet and greet upon arrival in Surigao and assist with transfers to Siargao Island.
Important information: There is cell phone coverage available at Cloud 9 through the local Smart & Globe networks and recharge phone cards can be purchased locally. At present there are no ATM facilities on the island however the resort can do credit card transactions and can also can cash some foreign currency if required. Internet access is available a few minutes away from the resort. There is no malaria on Siargao Island.
PRICES & PACKAGES
FULL BOARD PACKAGES
Double: 50 EUR/pax/night (2 pax minimum)
Single: 75 EUR/pax/night.
– Cottage accommodation
– 3 meals
– breakfast, lunch and dinner including entree and main meal
A 20% surcharge will apply to the following dates
– Holy week (Easter)
– Surf competition periods.
Children under 12 years are charged 50% of the adult rate.
Above rates are subject to change without prior notice.
TRANSFERS Transport is available to pick up guests from the pier and airport.
One-way transfers to resort for a minimum of 2 people :
- from Surigao City – 25 EUR/pax
- from Sayak airport on Siargao Island – 15 EUR/pax
- from Dapa on Siargao Island – 7 EUR/pax