This ‘magical’ island is perfect for the tourist seeking a respite from busy tourist centers. The island supports a good selection of resorts that enjoy exclusive sea views in private settings and it puts on display an authentic Visayan experience that is free of over population or tumbledown appearances.
Aside from excellent snorkeling and a host of dive sites, there’s a low hilly interior where visitors can explore primitive villages and seek out several fantastic waterfalls. Travel Authentic Philippines is the specialist for Siquijor tours.
The small town, where the ferries arrive from Dumaguete airport, or a catamaran connection to Cebu/Mactan, is manageable, laid-back and dotted with churches and a convent of historical interest. Being a little less convenient to reach, this island is free of tourist bustle and surprisingly well kept.
Siquijor is best suited for the scuba enthusiast but is equally suitable for snorkeling right from the shore. A number of wrecks, reefs and even an underwater cave can be visited on dive trips. Working with local communities we also organize day trips to interact with the islanders and experience their daily tasks on this tropical island.
In addition to several white sand beaches, there is a natural spring pool for swimming, a butterfly sanctuary and the bizarre Balete Tree with its numerous aerial roots and vines.
The ‘high season’ is when the Northern hemisphere winter corresponds with the mildest of the tropical weather, when rain seldom falls between November and March and temperatures cooler. It’s unusual for typhoons to pass this far south.