We’ve been looking for a place to recover from the hike, chill out, get a bit of work done and we found the most perfect place — Siquijor Island.
We initially booked just 3 nights here, but have already extended our stay to more than a week. The vibe here is so peaceful and friendly. There is enough development for you to enjoy a wide-variety of food and still enough of a hidden gem that you need a scooter to get around as there is very little touristic infrastructure.
Most of our time was spent in a similar routine: breakfast 8:30–11am, Scuba diving for a few hours, working/relaxing, eating dinner and then some walking around the beaches for sunset.
It is beautiful here, and we feel very grateful to have found this place before its airport’s construction is finished. When that happens, this island will definitely change a lot.
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So we went to one of the fanciest hotels on the island to learn a bit about a dive trip on nearby. Our initial plan was to have dinner there, but the front desk told us the restaurant was closed to outside visitors for a special event. We went to the dive shop and then stopped at the bar on the way back to ask if there was another restaurant we could eat at. She said that we could stay for a drink until dinner started… it was unclear why.. but we did anyways.
Then when dinner time rolled around, Maeghan went to the restaurant and asked if they had any tables for two… the hostess replied “Oh my god…. no reservation?” I said no… and she ran off. Another waitress came by asked the same question and gave us the exact same response…
Maybe 15 min later, a new table was pulled out and placed over a garden area. They assumed that we were guests and set us up at an impromptu table right in front of the action! So we lucked out with a great sunset, BBQ and a fire show!
We dove with an awesome dive shop called Mystic Divers. Sara, our guide, had a fancy camera and took some incredible pictures of the wildlife below that my GoPro couldn’t. Here are her pictures — best diving experience! ❤️