Crystal clear water, coconuts falling off the trees straight into your arms, and a whole lot of unspoiled nature. I guess that’s what best describes my recent trip to Siquijor island.
After my volunteer trip in Cebu City, I definitely needed a break. I knew I wanted to experience more of the Filipino way of life, but the choice of which island to go to seemed like a never ending process, the Philippines consisting of more than 7000 islands. I came to the realisation that I would need a lot more time to discover all of the different places on my bucket list, but this time, I wanted to go somewhere quiet to enjoy a few days of peace. And I couldn’t have made a better choice than resorting to a solo trip in Siquijor, the island of witchcraft and black magic somehow offensive for the locals. Just an hour away by boat from Dumaguete City, the island used to drive away local tourists but consistently attracted foreigners because of its mysterious appeal.
While it has been raining for most of my stay, I think I made the best off my trip. While Siquijor is the third smallest island province in the Philippines, it has a lot to offer – from dreamy waterfalls and powder white sand beaches over to hiking trails and nature paths. The island, truly is as authentic you can get in the Philippines, with wonderfully charming people and a beautiful tropical scenery all around.