Exploring Sugba Lagoon and Kawhagan Beach- Siargao

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Sugba Lagoon is a beautiful blue lagoon that sits just off the coast of Siargao Island that offers everything from paddleboarding, an epic diving board, and even a little restaurant. Oh and let’s not forget about Kawhagan Beach on the way to Sugba Lagoon.

 

HOW TO GET TO SIARGAO

Before you can go to Sugba Lagoon and Kawhagan Beach in Siargao, you need to get to Siargao. There are two options available, boat and plane. The boat I’m sure saves money but I am not quite too sure how that works, its best to take the plane. It will only cost around $65 USD from the Cebu airport and takes roughly one hour.

They are also flying to Siargao via Manila. Check out SKYSCANNER for current pricing.

 

I have attached a map below of Sugba Lagoon.

 

WHERE TO STAY IN SIARGAO

If you’re headed to Siargao you are most likely going to base yourself in either General Luna or Pacifico. General Luna is where you will find the well-known spots like CLOUD 9. Thomas and I stayed here for 12 nights in total and absolutely loved it.

If you decide to stay in General Luna, I cant recommend KERMIT SIARGAO enough. They can set you up with literally everything you need. Surf trips out to jacking horse, island tours, accommodation, the best Italian food you’ve ever had, you name it, KERMIT SIARGAO has it.

You may also choose to stay in Pacifico, which is more chill and hardly any tourists. Pacifico also has some of the best waves on the island if you’re into surfing (advanced).

 

HOW TO BOOK- SUGBA LAGOON AND KAWHAGAN ISLAND

As I mentioned earlier, Kermit Siargao is the place to go. Whether you’re staying with them or not, the cost for the trip out to Sugba Lagoon is 2000 Pesos, or just under $40 USD. The price is including a tremendous lunch.

If you decide not to go with Kermit or they are booked up, you can head straight to the wharf and book a boat from there. This tour will just go straight to Sugba Lagoon and will not include lunch or Kawhagan Island. 

 

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Headed to Sugba Lagoon

 

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Beautiful clear waters on our way to Kawhagan Island.

 

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One of several beautiful, palm tree lined beaches.

 

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Stunning in every direction you look.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Thomas and I had headed to Kermit around 7:30 as we were set to leave for Sugba Lagoon at 8 am. It was our second time attempting to make this sure as we weren’t blessed with beautiful weather on the first try. We had gone on the ISLAND HOPPING trip a few days earlier had met some really awesome people. We arranged our trip so we could all go together again! 

Around 20 of us jumped in the car and headed to the wharf where the boats depart from. It was about an hour drive from General Luna to the wharf. Now the next part of the process was a bit of a nightmare. We had to wait at the wharf for an hour and a half while they arranged the boats and brought the paddle boards down. I really don’t understand why it took so long, but we were eventually off. 

Our first stop of the day was Kawhagan Island. As we pulled up into crystal clear waters, we were pleasantly surprised. The sandbar was long and wide and had a slight hint of pink. The beach was lined with beautiful palm trees with shells around the base. 

We hung out and chatted and had the most amazing lunch. We played in the crystal clear waters and took way too many pictures before it was time to head off to Sugba Lagoon. 

 

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Thomas being silly as per usual.

 

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Kawhagan Island from above! So stunning!

 

 

 

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The cutest little kids.

 

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Yes, we did get poured on.

 

SUGBA LAGOON- SIARGAO

Once we arrived at Sugba Lagoon, we were greeted with massive inlets with more clear waters, shocker right? HA! We only had about an hour here, which was definitely not enough. We were able to make a few jumps and go for a quick paddle before heading back to mainland Siargao. 

Kermit includes the use of paddle boards in the price, however, if you want to rent a paddle board you definitely can do so at Sugba Lagoon. There are also chips and things if you want to grab a snack. There are so many coves to explore here, I could spend the entire day!

 

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All images in this post were taken using a variety of my TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY ESSENTIALS, go check out my post to see exactly what I’m shooting with.