Q&A with Sagana Resort, PhilippinesMonday 22 February 2016
Currently our only hotel in the Philippines and located right in front of the renowned Cloud 9 break, we thought it was about time we got to know a bit more about this great resort, so got in touch with Gerry at Sagana Resort to find out more!
How long have you been operating in the area?
We have been operating since 1999, and are the only original resort remaining.
Are many of your guests surfers?
I would say the majority are surfers or want to be surfers (beginners).
What do you do to accommodate the special requirements of surfers?
We offer all info re. surf spots and travel to those spots. We also offer hire boards, lessons, guidance, etc.
What are the best months of the year to visit for surfing?
For experienced surfers April/May and then from August to November, whilst for beginners the best months are May to August when the waves small and clean.
What can the rest of the family or a partner do while a guest is surfing?
We can organize all island hopping and day trips, message, yoga, snorkeling, diving, bike hire, etc.
How does your hotel/resort fit in with and contribute to the surfing community and local community?
We hire only locals, in Sagana itself, and with all instructors, guides and drivers, etc. We have been part of the surfing community since we first visited the island in ’95 and we have been involved in all local issues from that time, including local health support, donations for the schools, and of course developing surfing. I also run the international event (WSL) and have been instrumental in all comps for locals.
Any thing else that we should know?
We also get many surfing families and can cater to any special needs (vegetarians, vegan, etc). We have the best restaurant on the island and cater to our guests only. We have the only swimming pool at Cloud 9 and we run the resort ourselves so we meet every guest!