April 10, 2019

Kermit Siargao Resort: The Best Surf Camp in the Island

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  • It is safe to say that the sea has always occupied a significant space in Gianni Grifoni’s being. It first happened when he came to the Philippines 14 years ago for a surf trip and fell in love with Siargao from then on.

    It happened the second time when he came back to the island after finishing his studies, and established Kermit Siargao in 2010, born out of his love for the sea, the locals, as well as his passion for hotel and restaurant management.

    He would call it lame how he named Kermit Siargao, when it clearly was a work of a genius when he named the resort and restaurant after his significant research in Hawaii regarding monk seals, which they would like to call “Kermit”.

    With his passion underway, Kermit Siargao boomed from a place with just two cottages and one small kitchen to a laid-back, well-loved backpacker resort with deluxe rooms, cottages, native bungalows, as well as a restaurant that is always full to the brim at the struck of 5 p.m. onwards.

    Kermit Siargao boasts of its restaurant and small bar, which serve great Italian food, cocktails, and beers

    Feel the local tropical vibe by staying at Kermit Siargao Surf Resort’s Lokal Cottage, which sports a wide terrace with bean bags for chairs as a relaxing spot after the day’s activities!

    At Php 2,500 per night, enjoy a pristine air-conditioned room for two with your own bathroom, free wifi and drinking water, and essentials like towels and toilet papers to complete your stay!

    Lokal Cottage (Php 2,500/night)/ IMAGE Kermit Siargao Surf Resort and Restaurant

    For a bigger accommodation for a maximum of three to four people, you may also book Kermit’s Native Bungalows for Php 3,000 per night, depending on which room features you prefer.

    One Native Bungalow, for example, sports two queen-sized beds and a spacious bathroom. Among the available Native Bungalows are the Family, Island, and Kermit.

    Native AC Bungalow (Php 3,000/night)/  IMAGE Kermit Siargao Surf Resort and Restaurant

    Meanwhile, for couples who would like to experience the romantic vibe and solitude of the island, Deluxe Rooms for Php 3,000 are also available, inclusive of a luxurious bedroom and bathroom, as well as free wifi, drinking water, and essentials to suit your daily needs.

    Deluxe Room (Php 3,000/ night)/ IMAGE Kermit Siargao Surf Resort and Restaurant

    Finally, for larger groups of family and friends, affordable Basic AC Rooms are also available for Php 1,500 with a shared bathroom.

    Basic AC Room (Php 1,500/ night)/ IMAGE Kermit Siargao Surf Resort and Restaurant

    For extra persons to join in all these room accommodations, an additional fee of Php 700 per night will be settled to make sure that you and your companions will stay together for this wonderful vacation in Siargao!

    While prices may change, you still have a free breakfast to savor during your stay, making Kermit Siargao a memorable, homey place serving an authentic island experience!

    To book your accommodations, visit Kermit Siargao Surf Resort and Restaurant’s website or their Facebook page, and take a peek of their complete list of rooms. You may also call 0917-655-0648 / 0998-859-2080, or visit them at Purok 5, General Luna, Siargao.

    This first appeared in Philippine Primer Japanese Magazine’s December 2018 issue.
    Featured image courtesy of Kermit Siargao Surf Resort and Restaurant.

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