Tours & Attractions
White Vilas Resort
Book a tour by car or tricycle or rent motorbikes and explore on your own
We offer day tours from PHP 1,250-2,500/group depending on vehicle type and itinerary. Easy to arrange at the resort (no need for advance booking). Visit waterfalls, beaches, caves, historic buildings and much more. We also arrange 1-2 days dolphin watching tours to Bais on Negros Island.
Motorbikes cost PHP 400/day. Please bring your driving license (required). The road network is good and it is fun/easy to drive around. Not everyone is used to traffic so please take special care around villages and schools. To give an idea of distances it is 2 hours/80 km around the island with no stops, but who would not want to stop :-)
And do get back in time for our late afternoon sunset beach bar. The sunsets are often spectacular.
Cambugahay Falls, Lazi, Siquijor, Philippines
Cambugahay waterfalls is a favourite stop on our island tours. Pretty falls in sections-steps with water year round. Popular for swimming and jumping in designated areas.
Salagdoong Beach, Maria, Siquijor, Philippines
Salagdoong cliff jumping
Salagdoong is another popular destination on tours around Siquijor Island. There is a nice beach and it is possible to jump into the blue sea from rocks/platforms up to 10 meters above sea level. Check that it is not very low tide before going. Fun for those who dare!
Tulapos Marine Sanctuary, Siquijor Circumferential Road, Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor, Philippines
Tulapos Marine Sanctuary
Tulapos Sanctuary offers fantastic snorkeling with a very good chance to see a large school of young barracudas, turtles and black tip reef sharks (we have been there three times with our teenage daughters and been lucky every time with morning snorkeling around 9-10am). Gear can be rented at the sanctuary. Only a short boat ride from the beach. You pay for everything but prices are very reasonable. Tulapos Sanctuary is on the northeastern side of the island 45-60 minutes drive from White Villas Resort. Can easily be part of a tour around the island. Highly recommended.
Century Old Balete Tree, Siquijor Circumferential Road, Lazi, Siquijor, Philippines
Balete Tree & Fish Foot Massage
One of the regular stops on our island tours is the giant century old balete (banyan) tree along the national road towards Lazi for refreshments and a fish foot massage. Good fun for kids (and ticklish, childish adults). The tree is several centuries old and home to spirits and witches, if you believe...
Maite, San Juan, Siquijor, Philippines
Dive & Snorkel Siquijor
Siquijor diving and snorkeling is world-class with dive shops close to White Villas Resort. There are nearby marine sanctuaries at Maite, Paliton, and Tubod and you can rent snorkeling gear from the dive shops. Corals are still in good condition wirh rich marine life and good chances of seeing for example turtles. Be careful not to touch or damage the corals. You are not allowed to collect or catch any marine life in the sanctuaries.
Apo Island, Dauin, Philippines
Apo Island day tours
Let us know if you are interested in a day-tour to Apo Island to dive or snorkel, and we will connect you to one of the dive shops. Apo Island is well-know for its turtles, but there are also very good chances to see turtles when diving around Siquijor.
Butterfly Sanctuary, Lazi, Siquijor, Philippines
Siquijor is home to beautiful butterflies. Here you can see them in different stages of their lifecycle. This is a small privately run sanctuary well worth a visit and support.
Lugnason Falls, San Juan, Siquijor, Philippines
Lugnason waterfall is best visited during the rainy season (around September-December) when it has enough water. It is possible to jump under careful supervision by the local attendants. It is quite a jump - for the more courageous!
Lazi Church, Lazi, Siquijor, Philippines
Lazi Convent and Church
These old buildings have recently been renovated and are well worth a quick visit. Lazi Convent (with museum) is a historical landmark of national significance. Completed in 1891 it is the largest in the Asian region and the oldest in the Philippines. It was built under the supervision of Augustinian monks, with coral stones and local hardwood. In front of the convent is San Isidro Labrador Church from 1885, beautiful inside.
San Antonio, Siquijor, Philippines
Siquijor Island is known as the 'healing island' and famous for its faith healers (bolo-bolo) many of who reside around San Antonio town.
If you want a 'hilot' massage this can also be arranged at White Villas Resort on a sun bed by the beach/pool or in your room.
WHITE SANDBAR AND DOLPHIN WATCHING TOURS, Bais, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Bais dolphin watching
We help organize whale watching tours to Bais City on Negros Island, 1.5 hours drive north of Dumaguete. You may be able to combine it with a visit to Manjuyod white sand bar depending on the high/low tide situation. Expect to spend 1-2 days on a tour from White Villas Resort and back again.
Also, keep an eye out for a large pod of dolphins on the Siquijor-Dumaguete ferries around half way across. We often spot them.
White Villas Resort, San Juan, Siquijor, Philippines
Solangon Beach sunsets
Enjoy the often beautiful late afternoon sunset at Solangon Beach by White Villas Resort. Don't miss our sunset beach bar from 4pm (only closed on days with strong winds).
White Villas Resort, San Juan, Siquijor, Philippines
Kayaking Solangon Beach
Kayaking from Solangon beach around high tide is a popular activity. We provide free kayaks and small bankas (traditional outrigger boats) at White Villas Resort. Paddle out a few hundred meters in front of the resort and you can swim and snorkel in clear water with some corals and fish.