Kingfisher Sand Sea Surf Resort

Sitio Ayoyo, Brgy. Caparispisan, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, 2919 - See map
7.9
Very good
/10
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Beach11
Food & Dining8
Housekeeping7
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Kingfisher Sand Sea Surf Resort

"One of the best places for vacation in the north!"

Edelyn - September 18, 2019

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7.9

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
What guests are saying:Read all 335 reviews
Excellent comfort
8.5 room quality and comfort
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 83% of guests
Excellent service
8.2 rating for service
Very good cleanliness
7.9 rating for cleanliness

At the very Northern top of the Philippines, the spot in front the hotel offers world class conditions for kitesurf: strongest wind of the country, an...

Philippe | October 28, 2018

I selected the Kingfisher over more 'convenient' properties in the vicinity because I wanted to be 'out of the way', able to relax and receive great s...

Philip | July 18, 2019

The room we stayed in was very spacious, clean, had all the amenities for a relaxing stay.

Jose | February 27, 2020

Really nice place ! We stay in a hut right in front of the beach.

Imane | February 25, 2020

Friendly staff, nice and quiet place, Toby is such a delight.

Michelle | May 1, 2019

The resort is located in a very quiet area of the town.

Jose | February 27, 2020

  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Currency exchange

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Cheaper than 77% of all properties in Ilocos Norte in the last 24 hoursCompared to 100 Ilocos Norte properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center80.0 km
Location rating7.9

Rooms available at Kingfisher Sand Sea Surf Resort

8.5
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Premier Room
Premier Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 king bed
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Cottage Ocean View
Cottage Ocean View
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 queen bed
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Casitas
Casitas
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Beach Hut
Beach Hut
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 2 queen beds
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Deluxe
Deluxe
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 queen bed
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Cabanas
Cabanas
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 queen beds
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Superior Room
Superior Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Double Ocean View Two Queen Beds
Double Ocean View Two Queen Beds
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    Lodge
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      House with Shared Bathroom
      House with Shared Bathroom
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        Frequently asked questions

        How do I get to Kingfisher Sand Sea Surf Resort?

        Kingfisher Sand Sea Surf Resort is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of PHP 3000. Just use the Let us know what you need section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Kingfisher Sand Sea Surf Resort also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the property's convenient shuttle service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Kingfisher Sand Sea Surf Resort has a car park available for guests. Car parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Ilocos Norte with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

        What is the smoking policy at Kingfisher Sand Sea Surf Resort?

        Kingfisher Sand Sea Surf Resort does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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        What people love about Kingfisher Sand Sea Surf Resort

        • 9.2
          Exceptional
          Cleanliness

          "Rooms are very clean and spacious."

          Alan

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          December 9, 2019

        • 8.4
          Excellent

          "Will definitely come back to this."

          Edelyn

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          September 18, 2019

        • 10.0
          Exceptional
          Bathroom

          "Shower and toilets are very clean."

          Imane

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          February 25, 2020

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        8.5/10
        Review score - United States
        9.0/10
        Service score
        8.3/10
        Cleanliness score
        7.9/10
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        Better than
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        81
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        Overall rating:
        7.9
        Very good
        335 reviews
        Cleanliness
        7.9
        Facilities
        7.5
        Location
        7.9
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        What travelers say they love:
        The hotel is located in a very quiet area.
        Philippe from Belgium
        Solo traveler
        More about Kingfisher Sand Sea Surf Resort

        More about Kingfisher Sand Sea Surf Resort

        Kingfisher is a specialty resort with water sports as its main offering, particularly Kitesurfing and Windsurfing. Season starts from October to April. If you just want to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city this is the perfect place for you. It has an infinity fool from 5 ft going down to 8 ft deep. It features different types of room depending on how much budget can you spend. Premier room which is designed mostly for honeymooners, it has its own private pool and a beach front terrace. There are also rooms like Deluxe Casita, Casita and Superior which is good for 2 pax that you can choose from and a Cabana rooms designed for family. But if you feel like you just want affordability and a place just to sleep then beach hut is for you. It's the most affordable one and is oceanview. It shares a common toilet and shower. The resort is a pet friendly place to enjoy the beach with your loveable and adorable pets. There is also on-site restaurant that offers variety of foods.

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        Beach
        24 mentions
        Food & Dining
        23 mentions
        Swimming Pool
        5 mentions
        Housekeeping
        5 mentions

        What they offer

        10.0
        Exceptional

        "The restaurant had a plenty of good food."

        Imane

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        February 25, 2020

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        7.9
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        Cleanliness7.9
        Facilities7.5
        Location7.9
        Room comfort and quality8.5
        Service8.2
        Value for money7.8
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        9+ Exceptional (80)
        8-9 Excellent (31)
        7-8 Very Good (45)
        6-7 Good (24)
        <6 Below Expectation (41)
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        Mar - May (91)
        Jun - Aug (55)
        Sep - Nov (39)
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        9.7
        Exceptional
        CLARK from United States
        Couple
        Stayed 3 nights in August 2014

        Superb low-key resort”

        Enthusiasm of owners and staff; quality of food; services

        I was thoroughly delighted with my stay at the Kingfisher. It has a beautiful beachfront location; its restaurant is first-rate in terms of both quality and diversity of food choices; its staff is superbly attentive. The Kingfisher is a great alternative to other resorts in more commercial areas. It long unpaved access road is a bit of an obstacle (be prepared for a bone-jarring trike ride). The cabin I rented (on the beach with a shared CR) was very comfortable though a bit dark. The shared CR building had excellent showers. I would definitely return if another occasion arose to visit Pagudpud.

        Reviewed September 02, 2014
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Kamila from Philippines
        Couple
        Superior Room
        Stayed 1 night in August 2019

        Hidden gem!”

        We were already in the area and looking for a place to stay when we stumbled in kingfisher. Photos were decent enough that it made us decided to book. But when we arrived, we were shookt that it was way way more nicer in actual. The room was very cozy and relaxing. Equipped with everything you need and has a pitcher of water which I think was kinda sweet. Loved their pool. Salt water pool. And their doggos, which I had time to play with. The food was great too. Definitely will drive another 12hrs to pagudpud just to stay here again. Thanks, Kingfisher for an awesome stay!

        Reviewed August 28, 2019

        Hi Ms Kamila! Thank you for awesome feedback! We are glad that we made your stay here great. Looking forward to have you back again. :) Safe travels, Rain

        Responded August 29, 2019
        Kingfisher Sand Sea Surf Resort
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Christian
        Group
        Cabanas
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

        Resort and Management were perfect”

        This is one of my best bookings so far, I am originally from the Philippines and took my fiancee to see the country for the first time and she loved every minute of our stay there. Mon the owner was great and accommodating together with the staff and the resort dogs that lives there! We stayed for two days and got to enjoy Ilocos Norte food from the resort, enjoy the beach and have drinks! Location is a prime place to explore the area even if you just want to drive around. Will come back again to stay next trip back!

        Reviewed July 16, 2019

        Hi Christian! I'm glad to hear from you. It was really great to have you enjoyed here at Kingfisher. You can always come back. :) Rain

        Responded July 18, 2019
        Kingfisher Sand Sea Surf Resort
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Christine from Philippines
        Couple
        Deluxe
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

        A very lovely place that's great for dog lovers an those in search of peace & quiet. Thumbs up!”

        Kingfisher is a very loooong drive from Manila but the place is, for me, paradise on earth! So who cares about the distance? The resort staff are efficient and friendly (special mention goes to Almi) and the food yummy! And if you're a dog lover, this place will be a memorable one for you. We had the chance to swim with their golden retrievers named Toby and Maui, and boy were they superlovable! Toby even decided to spend a couple of hours outside our Deluxe Casita (w/c is near the shore and lovely btw). As for the other dogs in the resort, they are all friendly and well-behaved like the retrievers so guests need not be scared or annoyed of their presence. Kingfisher trumps all the other beaches in the country for me. Not all would agree for sure but this place has something that soothes the soul and revitalizes the body. I can't wait to visit Kingfisher again! 🐶😎👍

        Reviewed May 30, 2017
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Audrey from Philippines
        Couple
        Deluxe
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

        Calm yet Cool”

        It was my second time in Pagudpud and it never fails to disappoint me. I love this hotel too. It’s hard to find, but the long trip is worth the wait. Won’t recommend this for travelers who would’ve a tight schedule since travel time may take 30-40mins from the resort to town proper. Love our room. Never expected to have such a spacious room at that price! No wifi (only at the restaurant but also slow) and no signal from SMART too. I do like that idea though cause I do want to “disconnect” from social media every now and then specially if I’m on vacation. All I need is a big TV, a beach, lots of good food and a cold beer. Food serving is also pretty large so don’t be intimidated by the price. Drinks are not pricey too even their cocktails. I do recommend getting the pitchers instead of the shots if you’re tight on budget. Or maybe bring your own booze cause they don’t have corkage anyways. Staff are all very friendly. I think during our stay we’re the only locals around and it’s a little uncomfortable cause we’re a shy type of couple and we’re surrounded by foreigners. The staff made it bearable. If that’s not enough company, ask for Toby. He’s a very friendly golden retriever. He likes to take long walks on the beach. Nice to also know it’s like a sanctuary. The animals there (cats, rabbits, monkey even turtles) seem very well taken cared of. I’m happy they do that. We never got to try the kitesurfing activities due to tight schedule. Since it’s far from most tourist attractions, travel time really killed out itinerary. But, we had fun snorkeling. Be careful with sea urchins cause there are a lot. Caution on their pool. It’s new. It’s 7ft deep and the tiles are slippery. But it’s a good pool with a good view facing the beach. I strongly recommend this for couples looking for a romantic date or group of friends looking for a new kind of sport. Really fun here!

        Reviewed December 01, 2017
        10.0
        Exceptional
        George from United States
        Couple
        Casitas
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

        A great place for a secluded getaway!”

        Mon and his staff are awesome, private/secluded, awesome beach

        This was the perfect answer to a much needed getaway. The staff are extremely friendly and attentive. The service is A-1! The food is great and the beach is awesome. I hated to leave this place. Mon and his staff are genuinely good people. I was totally relaxed here. There are a lot of activities available at the resort. Kayaking, 4 wheeling, kite surfing and motor bikes are also available. They even arranged a fishing fishing trip for me. Too bad I got sick and couldn't make the trip. I can not wait to return. Thanks for an awesome vacation Kingfisher! You are number one in my book!

        Reviewed January 03, 2014
        8.7
        Excellent
        Guillaume from France
        Group
        Stayed 3 nights in January 2013

        Fantastic location - great waves and good wind”

        Lagoon - River Paddle Boarding - Good food - Laid back atmosphere - Fire on the beach at moonlight

        My windsurfing buddies and I had a superb extended week end at Kingfisher. The kite surfing spot is challenging but offers great side shore winds and my progress over 4 days was impressive ! The Host of the kite/wind surf center is not only professionnal but also super friendly. The owner is also very kind to its guests providing tips and information about the surroundings. We are actually planning a new trip there soonest.

        Reviewed January 25, 2013
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Ma. from Philippines
        Family with teens
        Stayed 1 night in May 2013

        Very clean, nice, comfortable rooms”

        The resort has its own private beach. Their rooms are equipted with all the necessities you wilk need. The resort owners are always there, taking care of everything you will need.

        This resort will feel that you are right at home. We were checked in at their Cabana room. This was my first time to see a room that has everything you will need. I wbyas very surprised by the thoughtfulness of the owners and the staff. Outside their is a big clay pot with laddle for rinsing off sand from your feet. Inside the room, their 2 queen sized bed and pillows were very comfortable. In the cabinets, they even have an umbrella and flashlight, they even provided a small broom to clean excess sand. Their comfort rooms have big large containers of shampoo, conditioner and bath soaps, and also a disinfectant alcohol. The room have enty of hooks for your wet clothes and towel. Their towels were large and clean.

        Reviewed May 22, 2013
        7.3
        Very good
        Arnoud from Netherlands
        Group
        Stayed 5 nights in September 2014

        Nice spot, even in between 2 typhoons :)”

        The beach, the staff, the kites.

        Just perfect. We appreciated the fact that we got a refund from the owner, after cancellation of 1 of our booked nights, which was a result of a typhoon. The food is really good and a great choice, ask the staff to prepare fresh fish! Some suggestions: - The kite surfing is quite expensive (even compared to Dutch prices). - Our sea view room was quite large, but with almost no furniture, when taking into account the room rates it could have been furnished and cleaned up a bit more (spiderwebs) Tip: This place is a bit remote, especially if you don't have your own transport and you also want to do the wave surfing at Blue Lagoon. Wave surfing in Kingfisher is not really for beginners. There is no surfing boards for rent in Saud Beach.

        Reviewed September 25, 2014
        8.3
        Excellent
        Martin from France
        Couple
        Stayed 2 nights in October 2012

        Nice Resort with welcoming staff”

        Great Beach

        I had a great time at Kingfisher resort, the staff is very friendly and the atmosphere very welcoming. It's quite remote location, so you should either be looking for isolation, or have your own transport. You can hire a tricycle to town (Pagudpud) for PHP.

        Reviewed October 27, 2012
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Conni from United States
        Couple
        Stayed 3 nights in November 2014

        Beautiful stay right on the beach”

        The beach, the kitesurfers, the food

        We had a wonderful four day stay at Kingfisher. We loved our hut right on the beach with its beautiful view of the ocean and the kitesurfers. The food was good and there were lots of choices. We are not kitesurfers but stayed at the resort because of the beachfront huts, but we felt welcome at the resort.

        Reviewed January 11, 2015
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Nadine from Philippines
        Couple
        Superior Room
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

        Exceptional”

        Normally, the Holy Week is a busy week in the Philippines and you have to expect that most people would be heading out of the Metro. I am satisfied in choosing Kingfisher because it gave us peace and quiet despite the hoards of people in other resorts. The beach is not perfect but it was lovely. Food taste very good as well. We've also enjoyed the service the staff has given. Will definitely come back here. :)

        Reviewed April 02, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Ronald from United States
        Couple
        Superior Room
        Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

        Quiet, relaxed, great seafood”

        This resort is famous for kite surfing and we watched a few apparent experts. Enjoyed snorkeling in the very shallow lagoon- as a new amateur snorkeler this was a great place to practice safely. Thanks to Agoda, we got a super deal. Motorcycle rental was very reasonable and a great way to see the local sights. It's secluded so plan for relaxing beach time well away from noisy night life. Spectacular sunsets across Bangui Bay.

        Reviewed July 01, 2018

        Hi Ronald, Thank you very much for your good review and high rating of Kingfisher. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you back here soon. Rest assured we’re constantly improving our service to give you a much better experience in the future. Cheers! Shairalyn Dio Lagmay General Manager

        Responded November 09, 2018
        Kingfisher Sand Sea Surf Resort
        7.2
        Very good
        Dexter from Philippines
        Couple
        Deluxe
        Stayed 1 night in June 2018

        The location is so private and serene. Not to mention that the staff really accomodates your needs. ”

        The location is quite remote as compared to any other resort in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. But its remoteness comes with perks. Its so peaceful, private, and very serene. You have the beach by yourself. Your girl can wear her swimsuits without any other people cat calling her sexiness. The staff are professionals. They are accommodating and attends to all your needs. Even to all your dog needs (YES! You can bring your doggy pets).

        Reviewed June 11, 2018
        9.3
        Exceptional
        Robert from United States
        Couple
        Cottage Ocean View
        Stayed 1 night in November 2012

        So peaceful and relaxing”

        Right on the beach, no crowds

        This is a resort geared to windsurfers and kitesurfers; but we do neither, and enjoyed our stay immensely. It is a rustic resort, but with good amenities and good food. It is very relaxing and just the ticket to relax after a stressful time at work. It is a bit far from Pagudpud, but that is part of its attraction. Also, don't expect easy access to the internet - better to unplug and relax!

        Reviewed November 17, 2012
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Carlos from Portugal
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 6 nights in February 2017

        Kitesurfer who enjoys nature and good company. ”

        Kingfisher Resort is perfectly located in the north of the Philippines. For kite lovers this scenic wave spot has the perfect conditions. Not overcrowded at all, beautiful nature with a capital B, and just awesome people running the place. Will be back soon.

        Reviewed February 22, 2017
        10.0
        Exceptional
        steven from United States
        Couple
        Deluxe
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

        best ever”

        Mon and the staff were excellent. The resort has a very loose and relaxed style, If your looking for a relaxing place to enjoy the beach, or if your in to kite surfing this is the place. Best food I had at any of the resorts I've stayed at in PH. I highly recomend this place, only wish i could have stayed longer.

        Reviewed April 20, 2016
        7.6
        Very good
        Alexander from Philippines
        Couple
        Superior Room
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

        Very nice isolated resort with beautiful beach”

        I have chosen this resort based on reviews for my first trip to Pagudpud. The rooms are very nice and clean, all amenities work well and staff is well trained. There is nice private beach with enough sunbeds and shade from the trees, though waters are too shallow. It's better to rent a motorbike or have own car to go around, motorbikes available from resort but not very good quality. Overall I definitely recommend this place for a couple retreat. The prices are above average but worth it.

        Reviewed May 15, 2018
        9.7
        Exceptional
        BYRON from Philippines
        Group
        Stayed 1 night in May 2013

        Very Relaxing Stay”

        very relaxing place to stay, very clean bedrooms and restrooms, excellent food

        If you are looking for a place to relax and just be "detached" from the world, this is the place to be. First, its not close to the town proper or even to other resorts so noise is never a problem in this place. Second, they have friendly staff and are very accommodating. Third, although not good for many, network connection is only available in the common area (restaurant) and wifi is at its slowest in the same area. So is why I used the term "detached". So if you are businessperson or one who needs constant communication with people, this resort is definitely not the place for you. Fourth, they serve good food. The price maybe higher compared to restaurants elsewhere but then again we have to consider that this is a resort situated a30-45 minutes from the town proper. Well, what else...overall, we enjoyed our stay here.

        Reviewed May 21, 2013
        9.7
        Exceptional
        Jeremiah from United States
        Couple
        Casitas
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

        A place to escape”

        Staff, facilities and location/food

        I only planned on staying two nights but after the the second I choose to stay for a third. The staff was very friendly and helpful, excellent service. The food was great as well. The best part it was a way from all of the crowds. We had the beach to ourselves. They have motorbikes you can rent allowing you to explore Pagudpud on your own accord. Great place to stay with a significant other or the family.

        Reviewed May 28, 2013
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