I stayed at Kermit Surf & Dive in January 2013 for 1 week. I did the Surf Guided tour package and stayed in the private cottage so that I could have my own bathroom and it was an awesome, cheap deal! Firstly, what I liked about this experience was how Gianni, the owner, quickly replied to my email inquiries as I was planning this trip and he was patient with all my questions. Quick responses are always a good sign.
When I arrived, the pick-up service they offered was smooth and very much appreciated. Both Gianni and Theresa were gracious hosts who made me feel comfortable right away. They've created a wonderful, fun, relaxing and inclusive atmosphere within this paradise of an island. The other travelers staying there also lent to the memorable experience - they were friendly and when I arrived I felt like the new kid on the block but by the evening, I felt like one of the gang. It's clear Kermit is a special place because it is one of the most social places for other travelers and locals to hang out and get to know each other.
SURFING - a beginner surfer, I enjoyed the experience but was at first intimidated by the waves because the waves I had been on (the limited times I had gone surfing) were quite calm. It was unfortunate that after my second day, I had banged my back on some rocks and was hurt more than I realized so I did not go out as much as I would've liked. This only means I'll have to come back. ;)
FOOD - the food was surprisingly delicious!! I say that because I was shocked to have the most amazing pasta dinner in the Philippines! Gianni and Teresa each on separate occasions made this for me and it was consistently yummy and the portions were huge! Their breakfasts (included in the rate) were great as well...they had the freshest pineapple and mangoes there! And they also served the best grilled mahi mahi fish during one of the island hopping excursions...everyone ate in silence because we were focused on the wonderfully delicious meal! That's the best fish I have ever had! There was a lot of choices on the menu and you really don't need to go anywhere else because the food is simply fantastic.
ACCOMMODATION: I love my cottage...it was clean and spacious. It had a beautiful verandah, a desk, a hot shower and a fan which was enough because the evenings weren't yet humid at that time.
I loved my experience at Kermit - it was so much fun and truly memorable! It was the beginning of my big trip and I only booked a week of a 3-month vacation. I now wished I had stayed longer or had gone back at some point but I have no doubt that I will return again. Thank you for an amazing stay, Gianni and Teresa!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kermit Surf Resort and camp Siargao is a chill out, cozy and affordable resort in General Luna Siargao Island. Kermit Siargao is becoming one of the most famous surf resort/camp in the Philippines, been featured in many Travel Magazine, Blogs, websites... . Kermit Surf Resort has different accommodation type available, from the Private AC Bungalows to shared bathroom rooms. We have rooms for every pocket! Free big breakfast always included. Kermit Kitchen and Restobar been also featured as best food in Siargao. We offer form Filipino dishes, fresh seafood, Original Italian Pasta to a brick pizza oven imported from Italy!!! Restaurant open to guests and walk in. Kermit surf Resort and camp main focus is on surfers, people want to surf/learn how to surf and don't want to think about anything. You will just relax enjoying our food while we are planning to bring you to the best and most uncrowded waves. We offer different packages from learn how to surf to guided surf week. We work with the best surf instructor in Siargao. We offer lots of other different activities: Stand up Paddle (SUP), Island Hopping, Magkopunko natural pools tours, Sugba lagoon tours, and much more. Kermit is a oasis in General Luna surrounded by an amazing tropical garden. It is Located 300 meters from the perfect surf spot Cemetery, the white sand beach of General Luna lagoon and 2 km from the (in-) famous break Cloud 9; ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kermit Surf Resort Siargao Siargao Island/General Luna, Philippines