1. Maruja Flora’s Island Paradise

“Spend the night on Gigantes’ island paradise”

Sunset view from the viewing deck at Cabugaw Gamay Island, Gigantes Islands, Carles, Iloilo, Philippines

Sunset view from the viewing deck at Cabugao Gamay Island

Maruja’s Flora Island Paradise is a resort in the tiny island of Cabugao Gamay Island, the most famous tourist spot in Gigantes. It is most known for its view deck that overlooks the island’s white sand beach, which has two sides facing the sea and both sunrise and sunset horizons. Due to its popularity, the owner decided to establish a resort there offering spartan tent-style accommodations and a basic wooden cottage with bunk beds. Another advantage of staying at Cabugao Gamay is its close proximity to most of the major island hopping destinations in Gigantes including Bantigue Island, Antonia Beach, and Tangke. The only way to get to Maruja’s Flora Island Paradise by chartering your own boat transport. Overnight stay from P300 per person (including tent rental). Contact: (+63)9399212456 / (+63)9984883876; (+63)(033) 3970328.

2. Arjan Beach Resort

“Very friendly staff and decent cottages”

Gigantes Norte Island, Islas de Gigantes, Carles, Iloilo, Philip

Beachfront entrance at Arjan Beach Resort in Gigantes Norte

Arjan Beach Resort is a beachfront accommodation in Gigantes Norte Island, which is where the main cluster of resorts can be found in Gigantes. The island is serviced by daily passenger ferries, which makes it an ideal base if you’re traveling by local commute. Arjan Beach Resort is run by very friendly staff and offers decent fan and air-con cottages. Tent accommodations from P150 per person. Fan rooms good for 4 people from P800 per room. Contact: +639999918643; Facebook.

3. Rosewood Place Resort

“One of Gigantes Norte’s best”

Like Arjan, Rosewood Place Resort is also located on the beachfront of Gigantes Norte Island. Among all places to stay in Gigantes, they seem to be the most active on Facebook. They offer native-themed fan and air-con cottages that can accommodate groups from 2 to 10 people. Double fan cottages from P500 per cottage. Contact: +639079551099 / 09107101595; Facebook.

Further readings: Gigantes Travel Guide, Things to Do in Gigantes, How to Get to and Around Gigantes.