TOP 7 BEACHES IN SIQUIJOR – hidden paradises you have to visit in 2020

Most tourists visit Siquijor’s bigger brother, Bohol, and they’re missing out on some pretty incredible beaches. I’ve traveled for one month in the Philippines and I can honestly say that the beaches on Siquijor Island are some of the best.

Compared to other famous islands such as Palawan, Coron, or Cebu, Siquijor is still underdeveloped. But don’t be scared, this only means that you’ll find pristine beaches here, perfect for both swimming and snorkeling.

Jumping point at Salagdoong Beach Siquijor
Salagdoong Beach Siquijor

If you’re looking for the best beaches in Siquijor, you’re in the right place. In this article, I’ll share with you a few hidden paradises with crystal-clear water, white sand, and tall palm trees.

1. Tubod Beach

During my one-and-a-half year trip to Asia, I’ve been to many beaches but Tubod Beach will always have a special place in my heart. Home to the Tubod Marine Sanctuary, Tubod Beach is, in my opinion, the best beach in Siquijor.

It’s situated right on the beachfront of Coco Grove Resort and it’s easily accessible by motorbike or tricycle. When we arrived at Tubod Beach for the first time, we didn’t know what to expect but there were some locals renting snorkeling equipment and we decided to go for it!

Tubod Beach Marine Sanctuary snorkeling

We made a few steps into the water and the water started to become deeper and deeper. Just a few meters from the shore we found Nemo but what we were about to see was even more spectacular.

Snorkeling at Tubod Beach can be done only in the designated area but the area is big enough to explore it for hours. We found huge colorful corals and fish of all sizes. I was truly amazed.

Tubod Beach is a low-key and relaxed beach. You won’t find too many tourists here. If you’re looking for a more remote beach, this is the perfect choice.

-> Are you traveling from Bohol to Siquijor? Book your ferry ticket here.

Guy walking on Tubod Beach, Siquijor

Have you ever dreamed about swimming with the turtles? Tubod Beach is the starting point for day trips to Apo Island. These trips are organized by Coco Grove Resort and if you want to book your tickets, you have to go to the hotel’s reception.

We did the day trip to Apo Island and it was the highlight of my trip to Siquijor.

Boy snorkeling alongside a giant turtle at Apo Island, Philippines
Dan enjoying the company of this beautiful turtle

All in all, Tubod Beach is one of the top Siquijor Beaches and it’s definitely worth visiting. Put on your swimming suit, bring your camera, and relax.

-> Read more about Tubod Beach here

  • Location – San Juan, Siquijor
  • How to get to Tubod Beach – rent a scooter for one day from your accommodation or take a tricycle 
  • Tubod Beach is perfect for  – swimming and snorkeling
  • Entrance fee – 50 PHP for snorkeling, 20 PHP for swimming
  • Rating – ★★★★★

2. Sabas Beach

This small beach with clear water is perfect for those who want to stay away from the hundreds of tourists. There is a small resort on Sabas Beach where you can spend the night, camp, or eat something.

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Best beaches on Siquijor Island, Philippines
The best beaches in Siquijor, Philippines
Best beaches on Siquijor Island, Philippines

In case you need something, Lazi Town is just a short drive away. I recommend spending the evening at this beautiful beach since the sunsets here are simply stunning.

  • Location – Near Lazi, Siquijor
  • How to get to Sabas Beach – rent a scooter for one day from your accommodation or take a tricycle 
  • Sabas Beach is perfect for  – swimming, relaxing
  • Entrance fee – no entrance fee
  • Rating – ★★★★

3. Paliton Beach

In search of the best beaches in Siquijor, we stopped at Paliton Beach. We were pretty tired after visiting the beautiful Cambugahay Falls and we were looking for a place to relax for a few hours.

After about half an hour, we arrived at this beautiful beach. With turquoise water, tall palm trees, and a few cute beach bars, this was the perfect place to catch our breath.

Paliton Beach Siquijor

Paliton Beach is hands-down the most famous beach in Siquijor. It’s well known for snorkeling and gorgeous sunsets. However, when it comes to snorkeling, Tubod Beach is better in my opinion.

If you’re looking for a beach where you can swim, Paliton Beach is not a good option. The water is pretty shallow even during the high tide. 

When we visited, there were a few bangkas (fishing boats) on the sea and I immediately jumped into the water to take some photos with them. The Filipino fishing boats are unique. They have one log on each side of the boat for balance.

Girl in the water near boats at Paliton Beach Siquijor

When we visited, the beach was almost empty but I heard that at sunset the place is pretty crowded. There were only a few families with children, playing on the beach.

I recommend bringing water and snacks with you but if you forget, you can go to one of the beach cafes and try a fresh coconut. What can be more relaxing than having a coconut on this exotic beach?

-> Read more about Paliton Beach here

  • Location – San Juan, Siquijor
  • How to get to Paliton Beach – rent a scooter for one day from your accommodation or take a tricycle 
  • Paliton Beach is perfect for  – snorkeling
  • Entrance fee – FREE
  • Rating – ★★★

4. Secret Beach

As the name suggests, the Secret Beach in Siquijor is an off-the-beaten-path destination. Not many people visit it but this might be the perfect place for you if you’re looking for a remote location to relax.

To get here, you’ll have to rent a motorbike. From the parking lot, you’ll have to climb down a few stairs. Don’t get discouraged – the Secret Beach is worth the effort!

The beach is mostly rocky so it’s not suitable for swimming, especially during low tide.

  • Location – San Juan, Siquijor
  • How to get to the Secret Beach – rent a scooter for one day from your accommodation and drive there
  • Secret Beach is perfect for  – relaxing, enjoying the views
  • Entrance fee – FREE
  • Rating – ★★★

5. Salagdoong Beach

One of the most beautiful beaches in Siquijor is Salagdoong Beach. Mostly known for cliff jumping, this beach is great for swimming and snorkeling too. We visited it after our short stop at Guiwanon Spring Park.

Salagdoong Beach is not one of those remote beaches, with few tourists. In fact, right behind the beach there is a big resort called Hotel Agripino. There are also several benches with umbrellas and even a restaurant.

Cliff jumping at Salagdoong Beach Siquijor

Salagdoong is a developed beach, popular among both tourists and locals. Most people come here in search of adrenaline. There are two diving platforms (one of 10 meters and another of 7 meters). I was too scared to jump but I saw many people jumping into the turquoise water. 

Right near the cliff jumping platforms, there is a small beach where we decided to spend a few hours. We laid our towels in the shadow and admired the views.

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Salagdoong Beach Siquijor drone view

The sand is not powdery, like the first two beaches. It’s actually rocky, made out of dead corals and shells.

I saw many people snorkeling at Salagdoong Beach but since I didn’t have my snorkeling mask with me, I decided to go for a swim. The water was warm and clean, perfect for swimming.

All in all, Salagdoong Beach is one of Siquijor’s best beaches. It’s worth adding it to your itinerary if you’re an adventure junkie or simply want to relax.

-> Read more about Salagdoong Beach here

  • Location – Maria, Siquijor
  • How to get to Salagdoong Beach – rent a scooter for one day from your accommodation or take a tricycle 
  • Salagdoong Beach is perfect for  – cliff jumping, swimming, snorkeling
  • Entrance fee – 30 PHP per person, 20 PHP for parking your motorbike
  • Rating – ★★★★

6. Solangon Beach

On our last day on Siquijor Island, we decided to visit Solangon Beach. Situated on the beachfront of Coral Cay Resort, this is the ultimate paradise.

Solangon Beach Siquijor

When we visited, the beach was empty and we had the entire place to ourselves. The tall palm trees were guarding the beach and the water was extremely calm.

It’s good to know that the water at Solangon Beach is very shallow and is not suitable for swimming or snorkeling. However, the beach has incredible views towards the mountains and it’s perfect for a relaxing walk.

We found a hammock right on the beach and we spent the following hours relaxing. There was also a palm tree swing right in front of the resort and although we tried to swing on it, we didn’t quite manage.

Solangon Beach Siquijor

This picture-perfect beach was the best ending to our trip to Siquijor Island. Now it was time to head to our next destination – Siargao Island.

  • Location – San Juan, Siquijor
  • How to get to Solangon Beach – rent a scooter for one day from your accommodation or take a tricycle 
  • Solangon Beach is perfect for  – admiring the views
  • Entrance fee – FREE
  • Rating – ★★★★★

7. Candanay Sur Beach

If you’re looking for a remote beach, with no tourists in sight, go to Candanay Sur Beach. Located near the Siquijor Pier, this place is easily accessible from Siquijor town.

Candanay Sur Beach is one of the few locations in Siquijor where you can swim during the low tide. If you want to relax, you can rent a cottage and enjoy the views.

Another activity you can enjoy here is snorkeling. The water is crystal-clear and you can quietly admire the marine life around you.

  • Location – Siquijor Town, Siquijor
  • How to get to Candanay Sur Beach – rent a scooter for one day from your accommodation or take a tricycle 
  • Candanay Sur Beach is perfect for  – swimming and snorkeling
  • Entrance fee – FREE
  • Rating – ★★★★★

8. How to get to Siquijor

If you’re planning to visit Siquijor, you’ll most probably start your journey in Cebu, Bohol, or Dumaguete.

If you’re traveling from Cebu City, you’ll have to firstly get to Tagbilaran in Bohol by ferry and then take another ferry to Siquijor.

Below are the ferry routes you’ll need.

9. Where to stay on Siquijor Island

If you’re looking for the best accommodation on Siquijor Island, I’m here to help you. I’ve been searching for the best hotels, for every budget and these are my recommendations.

  • Budget – Miki’s Guest House – cozy house, good facilities (including scooter rental), AC, WiFi
  • Mid Budget – Tropical Fun Ta Sea – excellent location, sea view, clean and spacious rooms, excellent amenities
  • Luxury – Infinity Heights Resort – incredible private villa with sea view, luxurious design, very spacious, friendly staff

Siquijor has some of the best beaches in the Philippines. Some are great for snorkeling, others for swimming but one thing is for sure – with so many exotic paradises to choose from, you won’t get bored.

Let me know if you have any questions about these incredible beaches in Siquijor in the comments section below.

May the travel bug bite you!

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Aurelia Teslaru
Aurelia Teslaru

Aurelia Teslaru is a professional travel blogger and the writer behind Daily Travel Pill. With a 4-year experience as a travel writer and photographer, Aurelia only shares travel guides about destinations that she visited.

She has been to more than 40 countries during the past 10 years and aims to explore 50 countries before turning 30 years old. Aurelia is a digital nomad who transformed her passion for travel into a lifestyle. Read more about her here.

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