Siargao Travel Guide: Malinao Siargao Neighborhood

Diwa Siargao Malinao Neighborhood

Are you tired of the usual tourist spots in General Luna, Siargao? Do you want to be away from the chaos but close enough to all the action? If so, you should check out Barangay Malinao in General Luna. 

Malinao is a beautiful area located south of Siargao island, known for its crystal-clear waters and stunning white sand beach. The neighborhood offers a variety of accommodation options, including high-end resorts like Nay Palad, Inara Siargao, and Sandy Feet and boutique resorts like Bayud. Affordable accommodations, such as Malinao Siargao Homestay and Diwa Eco-House Siargao, are also available for those on a budget. You’ll also see a lot of residential homes present in the area. 

Let’s explore this charming neighborhood’s must-visit sights and must-try food spots. 


Must Visit: 

Diwa Siargao Malinao Neighborhood

  1. Malinao Beach and Sandbank (Google Maps): Discover the unspoiled beauty of Malinao Beach, where the crystal-clear waters meet the powdery white sand. This sandbank is perfect for lounging with a book, swimming, or taking a stroll. You want to take advantage of the breathtaking view it offers.
  2. Sunset at Doot Beach (Google Maps): To end your day on a high note, enjoy a breathtaking sunset at Secret Beach. Witness the sky transform into a stunning canvas of vibrant colors, and take a moment to appreciate life and nature!
  3. Malinao Mangroves (Google Maps): Discover the beautiful mangroves surrounding Malinao and immerse yourself in nature with a paddleboard or kayak tour. From 6 to 9 pm, experience a Plankton and Firefly watching tour you shouldn’t miss!


Must Eats: 

Diwa Siargao Malinao Neighborhood

    1. JT’s Manukan Siargao (Instagram): Craving Filipino comfort food? For a taste of authentic Filipino flavor, JT’s Manukan is the go-to spot. Their grilled Chicken Inasal is a local favorite, marinated to perfection and grilled over hot coals. They are open every Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm. 
    2. Bugtaw Coffee Siargao (Instagram): Did you know you can enjoy breakfast and coffee at JT’s Manukan? Yes, that’s right! During the day, JT’s offers breakfast bowls perfectly paired with their Bugtaw Brew. Our favorites are the Vanilla Iced Latte and Horchata! 
    3. Little Roti Siargao (Instagram): This beachfront restaurant in Hostel Bajala serves authentic Indian cuisine, including buttered chicken, grilled kebabs, samosas, and roti. Vegetarian options are available. The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch and closes at 10 pm.
    4. Retreat Siargao (Instagram): Retreat Siargao is not just a stunning resort but boasts an impressive restaurant serving authentic Korean cuisine. The restaurant offers unlimited BBQ for at least two people, and there is no time limit on how long you can enjoy this feast. They are open for dinner service from 5 pm to 8:30 pm. 
    5. Kanaloa Beach Club (Instagram): The Kanaloa Beach Club is the new spot in town! Stop by for lunch, try their delicious grilled bites, or stay for sunset and enjoy their refreshing cocktails. They are open every day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Escape the busy tourist areas and head to Malinao, where you can explore Siargao’s hidden sanctuary. This peaceful, laid-back neighborhood offers stunning beaches and unique culinary experiences to include in your next trip to Siargao. Come and experience Malinao for yourself.



Source: Images, schedules, and descriptions of establishments mentioned were sourced from the establishments’ social media pages. While we make every effort to ensure that the information we share is accurate, we welcome any feedback, suggestions, or correction of errors. Please get in touch with us at @diwasiargao.

Diwa Siargao

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