Sailfish Bay Surf & Big Game Fishing Lodge

Pacifico ,San Isidro, San Isidro, Siargao Islands, Philippines, 8421 - See map
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Sailfish Bay Surf & Big Game Fishing Lodge

"True enough, even the accommodations reflect this, with air conditioning being a luxury not all resorts have, and time moving very slowly from a servi..."

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8.0

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Excellent location
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Excellent comfort
8.9 room quality and comfort
Excellent cleanliness
8.4 rating for cleanliness
Excellent service
8.0 rating for service
Very good facilities on premise
7.7 facilities on premise

Owner and staff are friendly and helpful

David | October 26, 2019

  • Airport transfer

  • Balcony/terrace

  • Bar

  • Garden

  • Fitness center

Cheaper than 98% of all properties in Siargao Islands in the last 24 hoursCompared to 390 Siargao Islands properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.7
Distance to city center66.0 Km
Location rating8.0

Rooms available at Sailfish Bay Surf & Big Game Fishing Lodge

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Superior Double
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Double
Standard Double
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Family
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Twin
Standard Twin
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Fan Room
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    What time is check-in and check-out at Sailfish Bay Surf & Big Game Fishing Lodge?

    Check-in is from 07:30 AM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

    How do I get to Sailfish Bay Surf & Big Game Fishing Lodge?

    A stay at Sailfish Bay Surf & Big Game Fishing Lodge also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sailfish Bay Surf & Big Game Fishing Lodge has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

    What is the smoking policy at Sailfish Bay Surf & Big Game Fishing Lodge?

    Sailfish Bay Surf & Big Game Fishing Lodge does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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    • 10.0
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      "Clean, fun, the center of pacifico Good ownership, great fishing and amazing staff"

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      October 4, 2019

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
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      "Beautiful, right by the beach, good staff and great friendly neighborhood."

      Joy

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      August 31, 2019

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Room with a view and good value for money accommodation."

      Mary

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      October 17, 2019

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    Overall rating:
    8.2
    Excellent
    127 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.4
    Facilities
    7.7
    Location
    8.0
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    More about Sailfish Bay Surf & Big Game Fishing Lodge

    Sailfish Bay Surf & Big Game Fishing Lodge, located in San Isidro, Siargao Islands, is a popular choice for travelers. Set 66.0 Km from the excitement of the city, this 2-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

    The facilities and services provided by Sailfish Bay Surf & Big Game Fishing Lodge ensure a pleasant stay for guests. A selection of top-class facilities such as 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park can be enjoyed at the hotel.

    The hotel features 6 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include clothes rack, mirror, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, balcony/terrace. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as massage, garden, water sports (motorized), water sports (non-motorized), games room. Sailfish Bay Surf & Big Game Fishing Lodge is a smart choice for travelers to Siargao Islands, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.

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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Mark top host, cold beers, spins a classic yarn, food is exc..."

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    October 5, 2019

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    Cleanliness8.4
    Facilities7.7
    Location8.0
    Room comfort and quality8.9
    Service8.0
    Value for money8.7
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    9.3
    Exceptional
    Gary from New Zealand
    Couple
    Superior Double
    Stayed 12 nights in December 2014

    Great value accommodation and fishing.”

    Friendly, helpful staff, great food and good fishing.

    We went to Siargao to relax, catch some fish and enjoy the island, Sailfish Bay was a great place to do this. Away from the crowds at General Luna it is a clean, quiet place to relax while being close enough to cheaply travel to many interesting beaches and towns. We had great fishing for our stay and caught fish every outing including large Mahi Mahi and a 15.4kg Wahoo (Tanigue) which was awesome fun. The fishing tackle is top notch and the crew go out of their way to provide the best bait and overall fishing experience, and the chef did a great job of preparing our catch for dinner, delicious. Sailfish Bay is very good value for money and we will be back to try for some Sailfish and Marlin once they're in season.

    Reviewed February 13, 2015
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Brian from Philippines
    Family with young children
    Standard Double
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

    A fine enough stay in Pacifico”

    Pacifico is talked about as what GL was 10-15 years ago. True enough, even the accommodations reflect this, with air conditioning being a luxury not all resorts have, and time moving very slowly from a service standpoint. Sailfish has both ac and fan rooms and is very clean. Their service is sometimes scatterbrained, but that’s to be expected in a location that is off map. Mark, the Brit who heads the Inn, is a treasure trove of fishing knowledge, so definitely look him up and stay at Sailfish if you are interested in big game fishing. For families, Sailfish was a safe, no frills choice, with the added benefit of the best fish and chips on the island. I would stay there again.

    Reviewed April 17, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    marty from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double
    Stayed 7 nights in March 2015

    FISHING IN PARADISE”

    Food, Fishing and consideration from staff.

    Most enjoyable second stay @ Sailfish Bay Lodge Jesse and Mark Latham, great couple to run the lodge and understand the needs of a variety of travellers to Siargao Island. Marks fishing boat is good value and will put the Angler amongst Sailfish, withe the opportunity for all guests at the lodge to share the cost of the boat.

    Reviewed March 30, 2015
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Thomas from United States
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2015

    Great deal”

    The food was excellent. I had a great time fishing. Intimate setting to meet other travelers.

    I had a great stay at this resort. You can't beat the experience for the price. I have gotten a lot less, paying more than what I did at Sailfish Bay. If I am to return to Siargao Island, I will be staying at this resort again

    Reviewed February 01, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    John from Philippines
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

    Absolutely best place in Pacifico, crazy big rooms and huge balconies. The food & fish is amazing. ”

    It was the most pleasant accommodation I had so far in this travels, the owner and the workers are very kind and nice. They are great chef's as well, try the different fishes that they serve, sailfish, Mahi Mahi among others, I loved the sailfish in breadcrumbs and fries absolutely amazing and very generous portions. The rooms and facilities are all clean and oversized, very spacious as well as the balcony. Can not say anything bad about this place.

    Reviewed March 09, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    James from United States
    Family with teens
    Superior Double
    Stayed 5 nights in October 2015

    Great facility, Convenient location”

    Good food and steps to the beach

    We had an excellent stay. The lodge was clean and well built and located at reasonable distance to the marina, surfing and recreation spots. Guests during our stay were focused on fishing and surfing. The owner is extremely knowledgeable about the local fishery which I would estimate is the best remaining in the Philippines. Siargao Island fronts the Philippine trench with a length of approximately 1,320 km (820 mi) and a width of about 30 km (19 mi) trending southeast at its deepest point, the Galathea Depth, has a depth of 10,540 metres (5,760 fathoms; 34,580 feet), the third deepest in the world. jalias

    Reviewed October 12, 2015
    9.6
    Exceptional
    petrus from Netherlands
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017

    Great location nearwhite sand beach, not only for fishing.”

    This hotel is straight on the beach with white sand. It's great for a relaxed time, if you like swimming, snorkeling or surfing, its all just a few steps away. Not as busy and hyper as General Luna, just in a nice relaxed area you can mix with the locals. It's a clean relaxed place with friendly staff, just ask, and they try to do their best to accommodate your wishes. It's a great location also to see more of Siargao with makapunko, tak tak falls and many other things, rent a motorcycle there, go everywhere in reasonable time...relax to be short!

    Reviewed September 09, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Erica from Philippines
    Couple
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Very nice room at a cheap price.”

    Pros: The room is huge and clean. It has balcony. Bed is big (king size). It has soundbar. (Which made the room very appealing to my partner) It has sunbed inside the room which can be brought in the balcony. The lodge has rooftop. The beach view here is amazing. The staff is very warm and welcoming. Didnt get her name, though. The food here is great. We ordered Sirloin steak and Blue Marlin Steamed Fish. It was a bomb and very cheap. Cons: I dont like the neighborhood. Maybe its just me, but I dont like being looked at and being teased.

    Reviewed August 21, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    gabriel from Austria
    Solo traveler
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 11 nights in February 2018

    Lovely place, great host, good staff”

    Away from the crowded and busy area of general luna, I had a great time there. Mark the owner is a very nice guy and his home will be yours as well for the time you stay. Apart from the terraces on each floor there is even a rooftop terrace, which I had to myself since now one else came up there. I enjoyed many sunsets and the stars up there. The house is rather new and easily holds up to european standards. The beach is one house away, mitorbike rental two houses, as well as some small shops and restaurants in pacifico. The food at sailfish is good, but rather on the heavy side. The fries where so good, my plan to loose some kilos did not work out ;) bring earplugs if you are going to the phillipines! They seem to love cockfights and there are roosters everywhere, and they do nit wait until sunrise ;) long story short, would go back there anytime !

    Reviewed March 10, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    ARLENE from Philippines
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

    Homey, Good People & Facilities: fishing, surfing, billiards etc.”

    We love the place, big beds, nice view since beach front, staff and owner are friendly and accommodating, there are plenty of things you can do inside the lodge, such as billiards, darts, movie watching, dine and drinks. We also rented a motorbike to roam around the island and tourist areas. Though far from the airport (Php500 - fixed transpo rate) the daily room rate is fairly reasonable and we don't mind staying there because some of the tourist spots are nearby the area. The place is also serene compared to Gen. Luna area, which we also like. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed February 10, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Richard from Philippines
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 7 nights in March 2018

    Nice, clean and affordable. ”

    Centrally located in Pacifico. Can walk to either end of Pacifico (Pacifico Beach Resort to Bamboo Beach Resort). Much less touristy then General Luna but nice and relaxing. We rented a scooter and spend several days in GL. We took our time on the scooter and it was about 1 hour and 15 min trip. Sailfish is near the beach but not on it. We had a view of the ocean and beach from our balacony. If you plan to fish, Book in advance to secure your time.

    Reviewed April 07, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    errol from Philippines
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

    exceeded my expectations totaly”

    I will deffinately be returning to Sailfish bay Lodge.

    Reviewed April 16, 2018
    9.7
    Exceptional
    lior from Israel
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

    fantastic facility in an authentic place. ”

    rooms food staff

    Highly recommended! ! Everything about this place is top notch :) clean spacious rooms, fantastic European and local food, staff (literally became like family during my stay) made me feel like home And really local atmosphere with lots of people and kids all over . Pool table ,MASSIVE !!!!! fishing spots within a walking distance. For me it was heaven. make sure you're aware of it's location as it's far from general luna (which was exactly the reasons why i stayed there for nearly 2 weeks and Coming back ) if you want to enjoy quite and peaceful place yet with great facility in a VERY decent price -look no further

    Reviewed March 19, 2015
    8.8
    Excellent
    Aleksander from United States
    Couple
    Superior Double
    Stayed 4 nights in August 2019

    good place for the price”

    pros : basically on the beach walk to popular surfing beach not to many turists in this small village super cold beer quiet, clean, big room big comfortable bed fan and accessories great sound system and TV with many DVD movies cons : ac loud salty water in bathroom staff downstairs not easy to find to get food or drinks

    Reviewed August 28, 2019
    9.7
    Exceptional
    JOSE from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double
    Stayed 6 nights in November 2012

    Friendly staff, great for relaxation”

    Homely feel, service with a smile

    I stayed for 6 nights, perfect for those like me who are looking for some peace and quiet, relaxation time away from the hustle and bustle of the big smoke. There was no WIFI and no mobile phone reception (on SMART), but if you go to the street you might pick up a bar or two. Definitely no 3G signal. So its perfect from getting away from it all, no disturbances. It's quite far away from the areas where most of the tourists (and night life) on the island congregate (66km away from Dapa, and a further 14km to Dapa), you'll have to rent a motorbike and it'll take you around 1.5 hours more or less. What I love about this place was the people and the food. You have to try the Chicken Curry or Adobo. Also the beach is right there on your door step.

    Reviewed November 24, 2012
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Stuart from United States
    Couple
    Superior Double
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2018

    Exceptional”

    Owner and staff were very friendly and helpful. Room nice with sea view balcony and overall was great value for money and 15m from a beach with concrete road access. Travelled the central and northern areas of Siargao while using this as a base, as had already spent time down south.

    Reviewed February 11, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Kristina from Philippines
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

    Relaxing Place”

    If you want to stay in a relaxing part of Siargao, this is definitely the place for you. It's far from General Luna where the crowd is on hype. This place is beach front where you can also surf. The staffs are very friendly and accommodating. The place is clean, huge rooms, overlooking beach. Sari-sari stores nearby, motor for rent available in the neighborhood.

    Reviewed February 24, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ryan from United States
    Couple
    Superior Double
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018

    VERY Comfortable!”

    Amazing room with Air con. Absolutely love everything about this place.... the room, the bathroom, the bed, the balcony, the location! The downstairs lodge and bar is great too... kinda feels like a relative's house. Very comfortable and welcoming!

    Reviewed May 26, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Maria from Philippines
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

    The place is perfect as beach front and near to surfing area, 25min away to sayak airport and spots.”

    Pros: beach front, walking distance from surfing area, spacious, clean and polite staff. Cons: standard room no aircon and no signal. Over all our stay is worth a try, will definitely booked again here. Thank you so much ;)

    Reviewed August 31, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Matthew from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2017

    Exceptional”

    Great place to come. Awesome fishing and surfing right at your doorstep.

    Reviewed October 27, 2017
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