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“Paradise Resort”
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Kalinaw Resort
Ranked #11 of 41 Siargao Island B&B and Inns
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27 reviews
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“Paradise Resort”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

We recently booked 4 out of the 5 villas while we attended a wedding on Siargao Island, the rooms were every bit as good as the pictures and the staff could not do more for you. Fred and Pierre were there to greet us on arrival and oversee every part of the resort. Loved the infinity pool and the tranquil setting, would not hestitate to stay there again, we miss the beautiful girls that looked after us, we did have a couple of issues but Kiki and Caye more than handled them.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Luzon, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Had two lovely days by the sea in kalinaw.
The resort was excellent as were the staff. If you were looking for a quiet and peaceful place this hit the spot. The pool was a good size and perfect setting, the accomodation was also really good with some original designs. However the air con left a bit to be desired., seemed to be underpowered..
muffy.and Jufty the dogs were very entertaining.
One critisism was the breakfast which for an expensive resort was lacking in choice and quantity.
Only a very basic breakfast was given with extra costs for each aditional item you required. For a top rate resort this very petty and did not give a good impression.
Overall I enjoyed my stay with my loved ones.

Allan Matthewson

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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5 Thank Jomel_1007
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Kalinaw-resort, Owner at Kalinaw Resort, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Dear Allan,
Thanks to visit us and appreciate your stay in our pool suite villa.
We take note of your observations regarding air conditioning and breakfast.
Since then, we already schedule an upgrade of air conditioning due to the huge space of the villa.
For the breakfast we serve western one with french home made baguette usually really appreciate by our guest. On the other side we don't have Philippino breakfast but we will add one to pleased all our guest.
Thank you for your advises
Best regards
Fred & Pierre
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2013

Fred, Pierre, It will be difficult to ever be able to thank you enough for our amazing stay and diner at Kalinaw. You did an amazing job by building this resort and restaurant where we enjoyed invaluable moments with our families and friends.

The villas are very well conceived, designed and decorated, every single piece has been thought and incredibly done - couldn't have done a better job. The pool is a perfect place to stay and enjoy moments with friends.
The location is perfect, with a short walk to Cloud 9, and the beautiful waves! Whatever you expect, Fred and PIerre will make all they can to transform your desire and dreams as reality, and that's exactly what they did during 4 days.
Some of us wanted to try surf, some others wanted to do snorkelling and island hoping and that's exactly what they delivered and over exceeded. The attention to the details is perfect ...

And on top of that, they are doing some great food and the best pizza i ever had in Philippines on top of local food and of course some san miguel Pilsen...
I can only recommend you to stay there, enjoy life with friends, families or in couple to have an amzing time in Paradise.
Thanks again to Fred, Pierre and all the staff for this invaluable moments spent at Kalinaw! Mabuhay

Soso & Mr T

Room Tip: the pool villa is just amazing
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I stayed at Kalinaw Resort for 4D/3N. The villas are big, it can accommodate up to 4 persons. Inside it is rustic but modern. In terms of location, the resort is close to Cloud 9 (surfing area) you can walk or you can rent a motorcycle. The locals are nice and warm...if you need assistance like direction and etc. surely they can help you. Kalinaw resort is known for their delicious food, they serve the best pasta and pizza in the island. A lot of tourist went their to eat and drink. But if you want local delicacies no worries, they serve local foods also. The staff are friendly and nice, if you need something just ask them. They can arrange everything you need.

Tips: Visit the 3 islands - Guyam, Naked and Dako Island...put in your list. The best time to visit the island is during summer season...the sky is clear and the sea is blue. Aside from that there are lots of activities during summer season. If you have extra time, try to visit Socorro Island. Don't forget to bring your underwater camera.

Thanks for making my stay a memorable one...looking forward to visit the island again someday!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Zhuhai, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2012

We are an Australian family of 3 living in China and for the past 23 years we have owned and operated tourism businesses throughout the Asia Pacific region. Lets just say we had high expectations for our first break in 12 months. These expectations were met and then exceeded the minute we landed at Kalinaw Resort. Th location is fabulous, the staff courteous, the grounds immaculate, the room simplistically elegant, and the food sumptuous. I am still dreaming of those Piña Coladas...... The pool is stunning and although the resort was full for the 8 days we were there we found it all to ourselves. We would normally get out and about the first day to explore the island, however it took us 4 days before we had any desire to leave the grounds of this sanctuary. We did hire motorbikes and rode around the island for the day - highly recommended even if you don't normally do this type of thing ( we would never do this at other destinations but felt very safe to do so here). The scenery is spectacular and diverse. I could write a book on the exploits of this resort however if you are considering a stay in the Philippines just book this resort! One tip, fly into the island . We hired a private boat (not normally available) which was fantastic but the ferry trip would be long and arduous I would think. Thank you Kalinaw, we will be back.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Toulouse, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2012

That was really a splendid place, rooms really comfortable, service great and pizza were excellent, the best in any resort tried in the Phils. Was there with friends and my future wife I long to go back, the quicker will the best.
I am sure that you will love it and especially if you are surfers, take a bike, and surf the amazing Cloud 9 waves.

Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2012

we didn't stay here, whilst our friends did. we went because it is famous for its pizza. it did not disappoint. we still think about the pizza here every now and then. stonefire, thin crust, freshly made, just perfect,

other than the pizza, grounds are immaculate. beautiful beach views and lovely cottages. consider staying here if you're looking for a beautiful retreat in siargao. possibly the best i've seen so far in the island.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Kalinaw Resort
Address: General Luna, Mindanao, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mindanao > Surigao del Norte Province > Siargao Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Siargao Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kalinaw resort is the accomplished dream of two French guys who decided to leave Paris for a tropical life. Located 500 meters from world-famous surf spot Cloud 9, on the island of Siargao, in the Philippines, our resort is facing a peaceful lagoon. Both of us will be proud to introduce you to our little paradise. ... more   less 
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Kalinaw Resort Hotel Siargao Island

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