Bravo Beach Resort: cottages right by the sea

This pretty tropical set-up, just steps from the beach, has views of the sparkling sea and a cool surf scene  

                                      In partnership with Bravo Beach Resort

Bravo Beach Resort in Siargao, a surfer's beach resort right by the sea and along General Luna, where some of the best surfing could be had, is a tropical haven whether you're a surfer or non-surfer, out to experience island living and some of the best beaches this side of the planet. Its modern thatched roof rooms and villas overlook the Pesangan Reef and the Pacific Ocean. 

Spend your day paddling out to the nearest waves, pumping your kite by the garden or lazing on the white-sand beach just a few steps from your room. If you come sometime in September or October, you might just be in time for lots of surfing action, with Siargao hosting the yearly Cloud 9 Surfing Cup.

Bravo resort overlooks Pesangan Reef and the Pacific Ocean

Rooms here are a mix of traditional and modern-- cogon roofing and modern concrete structures, glass sliding doors opening out to a deck and garden, wooden furniture and native accessories, from the basket-weave pendant lights to wicker and jute basket accessories. 

Pacific Ocean Garden Room
The best of island living. Palm trees, shrubberies and tropical plants provide shade and that tropical island vibe. There's a choice of rooms and villas, from the Garden Room with its own terrace, private garden, and a large semi-open shower for P5,100 (about US$99) a night while the Double Room with its queen-size bed and a large convertible sofa is from P3,900 per night. All room rates include complimentary breakfast for two at their popular in-house restaurant, Bravo restaurant. Just a 10-minute walk from the resort is the newly opened Tadhana Villa by Bravo, a fully-serviced accommodation set in a 500sqm area, and designed with the same rustic, homey feel of Bravo Resort. The villa has three rooms, a private living space, kitchen, dining room, pool, and garden. It can accommodate up to 12 people, perfect for families and groups.  

Stop by the bar for cocktails by the beach

Food and drinks. Bravo restaurant which is right on the beach serves authentic Spanish cuisine and international food. The kitchen is headed by chef David, trained in the world-famous Basque Kitchens. Dine and hang out here with a drink in hand, watching the sea,  and enjoy live music and DJs at night. Don't miss the After-Surf Sunday parties, a hit with guests and locals.

Enjoy the good vibes, ride the tides.  Whether you’re an experienced surfer or just looking to try surfing for the first time, Bravo can help you book your surf lesson or rent a surfboard. If surfing is not for you, there are other water activities, from stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, kitesurfing and scuba diving. A home-service massage is also available at Bravo. 

Bravo Beach Resort is located at Tourism Road, General Luna, Surigao del Norte, tel + 63 999 877 8518, +63 905 3955493, www.bravosiargao.com.

Originally published in InFlight magazine distributed onboard AirSWIFT, October 2019.