BEST HOTELS & RESORTS IN CAMIGUIN – THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

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Camiguin Island in the Philippines is a tropical paradise offering a mecca of things to do including epic waterfalls, volcanic hot springs, historical landmarks, island hopping, snorkeling and hiking!

In this post, I have put together the ultimate list of where to stay in Camiguin including the best resorts in Camiguin, cheap hotels in Camiguin and other useful information on how to go to Camiguin, getting around and the best time to visit!

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WHERE TO STAY IN CAMIGUIN – BEST AREAS

A common question from tourists is where to stay in Camiguin based on location to visit all of the Camiguin Tourist Spots.

There are dozens of accommodations in Camiguin scattered across the island, though most Camiguin Hotels and Camiguin Resorts are located in the main town of Mambajao.

So the best area to stay on Camiguin Island is undoubtedly in Mambajao because it is centrally located and it’s walking distance to the beaches, restaurants, bars and shops.

For those who would prefer to stay in the mountains in Binunsaran, there are some Camiguin resorts that offer sweeping views of the island and its coastlines which I have also listed below.

 

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BEST RESORTS IN CAMIGUIN

So without further ado, here is the ultimate list of the best places to stay in Camiguin to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers and everyone in between.

 

 RESORTS IN CAMIGUIN

AREA: MAMBAJAO

 

BEST LUXURY RESORTS IN MAMBAJAO

 

Luxury: Bintana Sa Paraiso Mambajao

I personally stayed at Bintana Sa Paraiso and can’t recommend this place enough! They have 2 properties, one is on the beachfront in Mambajao and the other is high in the mountains in Binunsarun.

Bintana Sa Paraiso Mambajao is currently one of the only 5-star accommodations in Camiguin featuring a restaurant, private swimming pools and ocean views.

The rooms are modern and spacious with private bathrooms, air conditioning, flat-screen tv and kitchenette. Breakfast is also included for all guests.

Perfect place to stay for couples, families and friends.

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Luxury: Somewhere Else Boutique Resort

Located on its own private beach, Somewhere Else Boutique Resort in Camiguin features air-conditioned villas surrounded by coconut trees and boasts some of the best sea views.

It is within close proximity to popular tourist spots such as White Island and the Sunken Cemetery.

Each spacious villa is fitted with seating areas, dining areas, mini bar, large bed and private bathroom.

There is free wifi on the property and breakfast is served to your villa! Kayaks, bicycles, scooters and car rentals are also available to guests.

This resort in Camiguin is recommended for families, couples and friends.

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Somewhere Else Boutique Resort in Camiguin

 

Luxury: Tongatok Cliff Resort

Tongatok Cliff Resort is your second best pick for resorts in Camiguin.

Located on the cliffs overlooking Tongatok Bay, (just 5-minutes drive from Mambajao) this Camiguin resort features a restaurant, room service, bar, garden, terrace and free wifi.

The units are fitted with air conditioning, flat-screen tv, private bathroom and a large patio boasting ocean views! Breakfast is also included for guests.

Tongatok Cliff Resort is recommended for families, couples and friends.

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BEST MID-RANGE RESORTS IN CAMIGUIN

 

Mid Range: Camiguin Island Golden Sunset Beach Club 

Camiguin Island Golden Sunset Beach Club is one of the most affordable resorts in Camiguin.

This is a perfect location right on a private beach open to the sea breeze in Mambajao and also boasts a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by lush tropical gardens where you can simply relax.

Features a nice À La Carte restaurant, bar, and daily continental breakfast.

At this Camiguin resort, rooms come with a flat-screen tv, air-conditioning and a private bathroom. Free wifi is also available throughout the property.

Golden Sunset Beach Club resort in Camiguin is recommended for couples and families.

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Sunset Beach Club – Resorts in Camiguin Island

 

Mid Range: Affordable Vacation Home Camiguin 

Affordable Vacation Home Camiguin is an affordable 2 bedroom fully self-contained holiday house and is rated as one of the best resorts in Camiguin.

Featuring a lovely garden view outside terrace with bbq and seating area which boasts a Nipa Hut to relax and chill.

The cosy living/dining area includes a fully equipped kitchenette, flat-screen tv, air-conditioning/fans, private bathroom supplied with toiletries/towels.

This resort in Camiguin is recommended for families, couples, solo travelers and friends.

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Vacation Home – Resorts in Camiguin

 

Mid Range: Mabini Lodge Mambajao

Very good value option just up a hill off the main road, but close to the airport and all other places in the town.

Enjoy a drink at the bar, play billiards, relax by the indoor swimming pool or make use of the fitness room. There’s also a nice restaurant known for its delicious pizza.

All rooms have a flat-screen tv, private bathroom and balcony with garden views. The very friendly staff will look after your needs at this awesome resort in Camiguin.

Mabini Lodge is recommended for couples, families and friends.

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BEEST BUDGET RESORTS IN CAMIGUIN

 

Budget: Pabua’s Cottages

Pabua’s Cottages is the best pick for cheap hotels in Camiguin. Featuring beautiful gardens, a shared kitchen, free wifi and room service.

The units are basic but perfect for a few nights stay, featuring a seating area, flat-screen tv, large bed, air conditioning and private bathroom.

Pabua’s Cottages is recommended for solo travelers, couples and friends.

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Budget: Mountain View Cottages

Beautiful 1 bedroom, fully self-contained spacious and clean holiday cottage on Camiguin Island. Mountain View Cottages is one of the best-reviewed resorts in Camiguin, featuring a lush tropical manicured garden setting with terraced bbq and seating area.

This cosy and homely cottage includes a fully equipped kitchen, flat-screen tv, air-conditioning, queen-sized bed with ceiling fan, private bathroom with free toiletries. 

A peaceful and quiet retreat, perfect for relaxation. This resort in Camiguin is recommended for solo travelers, friends, couples and backpackers.

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Budget: GV Hotel Camiguin

GV Hotel is one of the cheapest resorts in Camiguin. Located in Mambajao, there are basic twin rooms and standard double rooms available to choose from.

Each room has air conditioning, television and a private bathroom. Free wifi is also available at this property.

Perfect place to stay in Camiguin for solo travelers and couples that are traveling on a budget.

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 RESORTS IN CAMIGUIN

AREA: BINUNSARAN MOUNTAIN

 

BEST LUXURY RESORTS IN BINUNSARAN

 

Luxury: Bintana Sa Paraiso Binunsaran

I personally stayed at this epic mountain resort in Camiguin and highly recommend this place to travelers of all kinds!

Bintana Sa Paraiso features an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant, beautiful gardens, sun terrace, room service and the most incredible views of Camiguin island and its coastlines.

The accommodation offers a continental or à la carte breakfast for all guests.

This resort in Camiguin is recommended for couples, families and friends.

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BEST MID-RANGE RESORTS IN BINUNSARAN

 

Mid Range: Camiguin Volcano Houses – ‘A Frame’

For those looking for a cosy retreat for a few days, the Volcanic Houses offer the perfect location in Binunsaran. Just 15 to 20 minutes drive from Mambajao, this is one of the best resorts in Camiguin.

It is situated up in the mountain where you can relax and unwind on the terrace which is surrounded by nature and lush tropical gardens.

Rooms have a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries and a continental breakfast is available daily if desired.

This resort in Camiguin is recommended for couples, friends and families.

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HOW TO GO TO CAMIGUIN

Camiguin Island is situated in the Bohol Sea in the Philippines, about 10km off the north coast of Mindanao.

There are two ways of how to go to Camiguin, one is by plane and the other by ferry.

BY PLANE: 

There are daily flights to Camiguin connecting domestic travelers coming from Manila or Cebu. The only airport in Camiguin is Camiguin Mambajao Aiport (CGM).

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BY FERRY: 

Bohol to Camiguin ferry

One of the most common routes is the ferry from Bohol to Camiguin which takes approximately 3-4 hours and the cost is 425 pesos. There is also an additional municipal service fee of 10 pesos and a terminal fee of 15 pesos.

There is only one ferry per day departing from the Jagna Ferry Terminal in East Bohol at 1pm and arriving at the Balbagon Ferry Terminal in Camiguin at around 5pm. The name of the boat leaving Jagna to Camiguin is Super Shuttle Ferry.

You can purchase your tickets at the Jagna Ferry Terminal at least one hour before departure.

Balingoan to Camiguin ferry

If you happen to be in Cagayan de Oro and heading over to Camiguin from here, there are daily ferry departures leaving from Balingoan Port in Misamis Oriental to Benoni Port in Camiguin. The ferry from Balingoan to Camiguin takes approximately 1.5 hours and the cost is around 150 pesos.

You can purchase your tickets at the Balingoan Port at least one hour before departure.

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GETTING AROUND CAMIGUIN ISLAND

The best way to get around Camiguin Island is to rent a scooter in Mambajao and make your own way around to all the Camiguin tourist spots. I always recommend renting a scooter on the islands in the Philippines as you can choose your own route and go at your own pace.

I rented my scooter from Camiguin All In One for 350 pesos per day. They have many scooters to choose from and they can also help you to organise round the island tours in Camiguin.

Alternatively, there are tricycles and jeepney options available to get around Camiguin Island. A 20 minute tricycle ride will cost around 100 pesos whereas a jeepney ride is only 40-50 pesos.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT CAMIGUIN

The best time to visit Camiguin, weather-wise, is between April and July when temperatures are hot and there is barely any rainfall. This is also high season in Camiguin so expect to see many tourists during these months.

I recommend visiting Camiguin on the shoulder months of the high season between November and March which sees a bit of rainfall but usually only lasts for a couple of hours and the rest of the day is sunny.

Try to avoid the typhoon season in Camiguin which is between August and October.

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BEST PLACES TO EAT IN CAMIGUIN

One of the most popular places to eat in Camiguin is Check Point Camiguin. It’s a BBQ style restaurant in the center of town offering a range of local cuisine including pork, stir fry’s, soups and western-style dishes such as pizzas, pastas, curries, burgers etc… There is also a bar offering a wide selection of beers, wines and spirits!

Another decent option for food and drinks is Hagahay Cafe serving up fresh juices and smoothie bowls. Or you can try Alco Lion for the best burgers and beers in Camiguin!

If you want to enjoy a delicious Spanish style meal with good wifi you can check out Penisular Kape Art which is walking distance from the White Island Ferry Terminal in Mambajao. My friends and I spent an entire afternoon here using the only decent wifi we could find on Camiguin Island and I ordered a Spanish paella dish along with a few beers to wash it down. It’s located right on the oceanfront which is also a great spot to watch the sunset!

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Another option for accommodation in Camiguin is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals!

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WHAT TO PACK FOR CAMIGUIN

 

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Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.

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Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.

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MY CAMERA GEAR

 

Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included. 

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Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.

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GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!

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Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket. 

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Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!

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Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.

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GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!

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Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.

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FINAL THOUGHTS OF CAMIGUIN RESORTS

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions at all about Resorts in Camiguin, please leave me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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