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DEDON Island Resort
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Siargao Island
Certificate of Excellence
Geneva, Switzerland
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“If you were looking for Paradise on earth, here it is...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

We went to spend our honey moon in Dedon Island, we expected a lot, we got a lot and much more. We got taken care of by staff of Dedon Island from the City of Cebu already with a lot of personal attention and care. We arrived to Siargao the following day taking a small airplane where stewards sing and moved to Dedon Island in their magnificient bus (Dedon has its own dedicated waiting room in the small Siargao airport). We arrived in our gorgeous villa, extremely modern, beautiful, extremely spacious and open, built with noble materials yet not overwhelming. We have the sea in front of us ! The level of attention to details, of friendly care for every detail that the staff was doing for us was fantastic. The food was phenomenal, and they organised our table at a different place nearly every evening (even once on a boat which took us on a lagoon behind the hotel). As far as activities are concerned, we were always free to do what we liked but were offered options to go scuba diving around another island, visiting lagoons and caves on stand up paddle boards, spend time on Naked Island, or water ski among different islands... or just relax around the pool. We also visited the island of Siargao and of course we both started surfing. What we thought would be impossible became possible because we each had our own instructor in the water and we both succeeded in riding a few waves... very, very exhilerating. We had the best of time, we went as newly wed and it is perfect for that but it also most suitable for families. Nature is magnificient and the weather too. Upon arrival from Switzerland, we stopped a day in Manilla, this is not really necessary unless you want to shop in the gigantic Asia Mall... DEDON ISLAND à déguster sans restrictions !!!

Room Tip: All villas are gorgeous, there are the original 4 which have been completely redone and the new ones...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

My family and I have been wanting to go to Siargao for a long time but couldn't find a resort we liked. Then we saw pictures on the internet of what looked like a fabulous resort, Dedon Island Resort. There was no local number so we called the German line indicated (from the Philippines) and booked ourselves.

From the start and even before we started our vacation, the experience was wonderful! The resort asked us details of our preferences, diet, our flight details, and details of our family. Upon arrival in Cebu, their able liaison officer, Gen, helped us with some difficulties on our connecting flight to Siargao.

We were picked up by the Dedon luxury jeep, stocked with dried coconut chips, pineapple and mango. The jeepney ride was a lovely 40-minute ride through the island.

Upon arrival at the resort, we were welcomed by the entire staff, headed by the GM Maia, Adventure Manager Sean from Kenya, Chef Nico from Hamburg, F&B Head Cristina from Hamburg, yoga instructor Cristina from Spain and India, and we were met at the airport by Ivan, a super masseur from Spain who was brought by the Dedon Island owner from Ibiza.

We were brought to our villa no. 8 and, wow! We have stayed in the best resorts in Thailand (Koh Samui and Chiang Mai), Bali, Indonesia, Malaysia (Kota Kinabalu) and the Philippines, and easily, this has got to be the best villa we have stayed in. The villa had a masters bedroom and a children's bedroom at the 2nd floor, a bathroom with a beautiful shower area in the middle and an outdoor shower area. Built as a native Philippine hut, it had all the comforts of a 5 star luxury resort, including an ipod with built in music. The entire resort is filled with Dedon furniture. Don't be surprised if you'll want to buy some soon.

That night, the staff arranged for an outdoor movie showing by the pool over dinner. Our kids caught Diary of a Wimpy Kid while my husband and I feasted on lobster salad and sweet potato soup by the chef, Nico.

The resort is eco friendly, so there is no noise pollution -- no noisy jet skis, etc., just the sound of my kids' laughter and the wind. Even the drinks are in recyclable metal flasks (no plastic bottles here).

The next day, we were brought to Sohoton Cove by Sean (a 4th generation Irishman from Kenya), Ivan and Em (the guest relations officer). The 90 minute boat trip is lovely, and we started paddle boarding through the cove. At one point, we lay down on our paddle boards to enter a beautiful cave. The kids loved swimming inside the cave! Sean then brought us to another cave where we went rock climbing, to emerge from a dive point on a cliff. My husband and I then dove into the deep waters. We had a picnic lunch on the boat and then went snorkeling after.

After our adventure, we were treated to an in-villa massage by Ivan. You would expect that he must be a great masseur for the owner of the resort to bring him from Ibiza to Siargao for a few months. The answer is yes, and more. He should be one of the best in the world. If he's still around when you go, don't miss a massage with him.

We then went to dinner at the show kitchen, where Nico whipped up cold vegetable soup, fresh spring rolls with vegetables from the local farm, kilawin (raw fish in coconut milk and vinegar and calamansi), boullabaise and sorbet. The experience was lovely, and the food top calibre.

On our final day, my 6 year old daughter and I had a yoga class by the beach with Cristina. A divine ending to a fabulous stay.

We didn't have time to go surfing, but we know Cloud 9 is among the top 10 surf sites of the world. So much to do in Siargao, and definitely worth another visit!

The resort felt like our own private resort. It is pricey, but considering that it includes everything (meals, adventure, massage, etc), it is well worth every dollar. We don't normally return to places we've been as we explore new ones all the time, but we plan on going back soon. It should be the best luxury boutique resort in the Philippines, and easily is among the league of Four Seasons resorts in Asia.

Happy to write this first review.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Property: DEDON Island Resort
Address: Malinao | General Luna, Mindanao 8419, 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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Siargao Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — DEDON Island Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"There are more than 7,000 islands in the Philippine Archipelago, but there's nowhere else on Earth like DEDON ISLAND. This unique resort is located on the southeastern tip of Siargao, one of the last islands of the Asian continent. Blessed with lush tropical jungles, white-sanded beaches and countless surfing breaks, including the world-famous Cloud 9 barreling wave. Nestled between ancient mangrove forests and the white sands and crystal waters of its own peaceful bay, shaded by groves of coconut trees and scented by the extravagant flowers blooming in its tropical gardens, the DEDON ISLAND resort is a world unto itself, a barefoot oasis. Viewed from above, it has the look of a village existing outside of time, a place where nature, architecture and design come together in exquisite harmony. A place where the mind empties and the soul refills as you re-connect with the rhythms of a natural & magic world. Dedon Island Resort was designed to bring you back in touch with yourself. No money is used here, no checks signed. Food, drink, massages and an infinite selection of activities and services are simply available to you, when and as you desire. Whatever it takes, to get you in a barefoot state of mind. When was the last time you did something for the first time? -Dedon Island-" ... more   less 
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