Friday, April 27, 2012

Where to Stay at Siquijor: End of the World Guesthouse

end of the world siquijor


After taking photos of Siquijor's clean pier, we walked all the way to the main highway of Siquijor. And just what we have expected, we were greeted with Traysikolmamsers and Mamsertwopiptylangposaakins, instead of the usual "Good afternoon, welcome to Siquijor!". When Robbie told one of the drivers that we're going to the End of The World, Ate Gail and I thought that he was just joking.

No, he was dead serious that time! True enough, our next destination was End of the World... guesthouse!

Lorna's End of the World Guesthouse is just 10-15 minutes away from the port of Siquijor. It may have a strange (but undeniably a catchy) name but this guesthouse is a very awesome place that you could hardly refuse to visit, relax and have fun.


Along the highway.

A handwritten signage welcomed us as we arrived at the facade of the guesthouse. We rang the doorbell and waited for a minute or two. Then a half-naked Caucasian old man came and called his wife, the owner of the guesthouse. After a while, a petite woman who constantly wore an infectious smile emerged. We then inquired if there are still available rooms. It was a Wednesday afternoon, by the way and sure enough, the guesthouse wasn't fully booked.


Our room.

We got a room good for three people for only Php 400! At Php 133 each, it was already a great deal for the three of us! The room was pretty much basic, like any other inns - a bed, soft pillows, towels, toilet and a hot and cold shower. Although, I found the bathroom quite interesting because the bedroom and the bathroom were only divided by a shower curtain. It's a unique feature, actually and because of it, the room had this 'exotic' feel.

We were pretty exhausted that time because we had been traveling on the road (and on the sea) for hours thus, the relaxing view of the beach was a big reward for us.

Ate Lorna even offered us to use their boat. We were free to use it and later that day, we kayaked on the calm waters of Siquijor. Also, they allow guests to use some of their snorkeling gears for free!


Kayaking. Oh, there's Mica, Dylan and Gail!

You can also use their kitchen to cook your own food or you can even request them to cook food for you at a reasonable price.

It rained so hard that night and there was a minor leak inside the room. But we didn't mind it at all because the genuine hospitality and sweetness of Ate Lorna already won our hearts. She was actually the nicest person I've met along the road.

The next time I visit Siquijor, I will definitely stay here again... and have a photo with Ate Lorna!


Sunset

Mga members ata to ng unknown tribe, doing their sunset ritual dance! LOL

Lorna's End of the World Guesthouse is located along the Circumferential Highway, San Juan, Siquijor.

49 comments:

  1. what a catchy name for a guesthouse :) I love the clear waters of the beach! :)

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  2. awesome ! beautiful Siquijor will be one of my dream getaway !!!

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  3. the price of the room is not bad. it's really a steal. :)

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  4. This is pretty cool. For only 400 pesos, you have a comfy place to stay. I like the setting so much. Very provincial, simple and I will definitely enjoy it.

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  5. This is a typical NIPA hut.
    Parang ang presko presko sa loob.
    Oooooops! walang sisilip!

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  6. I like the last 2 photos! Superb! :)

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  7. You kept me reading bro! Nice one.
    I do, really enjoyed reading it.
    God bless your future trips.

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  8. Catchy name, hanubayan, ganun ang pangalan haha.

    Traysikolmamsers and Mamsertwopiptylangposaakins -->> LOL! Mga businessmen sila, hindi man lang nag-greet ng welcome, hehe.

    anyway, parang couchsurfing lang ang dating no, kasi hindi hotel-y ung tinuluyan niyo with matching Pepsi pa talaga -- "home lang :)

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  9. thanks for the post. it comes in handy coz i am thinking of visiting siquijor this may when i go to dumaguete for the rizal trail so very helpful info on accommodation though i hope it is not end of the world haha. at inggit mode! you must have fun traveling with the PTB guys and gals!! well, nakasama ko na si Gail siyempre and rock out lang kahit saan matulog ang girl na yan.

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  10. End Of The World - that's definitely one unique way to call a guesthouse hehe The place looks breezy! And it does seem relaxing to stare at the quiet seawater! And yes, the bathroom is quite interesting! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay there! :-)

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  11. Hey y'all! Thank you so much sa mga comments niyo! Really appreciate it! Got a bit sad that the sunset was not that dramatic, but we still managed to pull it off!

    Love lots everyone. x

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  12. End of the world Guest house is really a catchy name and scary too.It's like that will be your last night in the world. But looking at the photos ,the place is really a good place to stay in Siquijor,cool and breezy

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    1. I know right! The name really caught me off guard

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    2. Im from Siquijor, my home sweet home..

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  13. siquijor is just on the other side of Neg Occ but I have never been there...too scared. My auntie and her husband went there for some pranic and faith healing...and he died! I think it was the distance that weakened him and took it's toll. heheh

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  14. Looks like a wonderful abode to try. I never had the chance to visit Siquijor but I heard a lot of praises when it comes to tourism. I hope the people of Siquijor will safeguard its pristine purity.

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  15. Wow, I love the name of the guesthouse! :D Catchy and quite scary in a way.. haha.. But it makes it more interesting. Anyway, I haven't been to Siquijor yet, but when I do, I'd definitely look into staying at Ate Lorna's End of the World guesthouse :)

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  16. Hahaha. End of the World. That is certainly unique. :)

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  17. t'was a very nice trip. the more I got excited to travel around the country :)

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  18. that looks really a home, will do visit these plays when I had a budget

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  19. nice photos, you really enjoyed your stay... Yahweh bless.

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  20. the sunset and jump shot were perfect dear!! good deals with the room indeed! xx

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  21. That's really a laid-back style accommodations plus its much affordable than others.

    And with its unique name, I guess they'll have more visitors after reading this ^_^

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  22. Ok, this made me wanna go to the End of the World. :)) But with a door-less bath like that, I'd have to be with people I wouldn't mind seeing me naked. ;)

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  23. wow nice experience. i think for the lack of other amenities they compensate for the real 'beach front' access..

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  24. How I wish I could travel there when I have my vacation, the way you presented your blog is really awesome! Keep on blogging bro.

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  25. Oh I love the view! and the sunset shot! that's quite awesome, my friend invited me to have a vacation at their place at Siquijor but the urban legends just freaks me out :D

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    1. When I asked the locals about it, natatawa lang sila, stating it's not true at all (within the coastal areas). Overall, the locals are super friendly and hospitable.

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  26. noted to. diyan ko din gusto tumira pag punta ko ng siquijor. dahil sa libreng paggamit ng bangka magiging paborito ko nga to.

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    1. Super! Plus ang super bait pa ng owner, si Ate Lorna! :D

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  27. did you ever ask the couple the story behind the inn's name? just curious... =)

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  28. Nakakatakot nga ang name ng guesthouse. Pang 2012 lang. Haha.

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  29. looks like you enjoyed your stay there. it looks relaxing.

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  30. Una natakot ako sa name pero naaliw na ako ng mabasa ko na Php 400 lamang ang room para na sa tatlo, at pinahiram pa kayo ng boat at snorkeling gear aba parang libre na ata yun. Iba talaga ang pinoy mag estima ng guests.

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  31. Serioulsy? The name of that place is End of the World? Ihihi. Kakaiba talaga!!!

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  32. will definitely visit that place..:D
    Amazing..:D
    swak lang sa budget with the public resort and that inn/guesthouse. :D

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  33. Naalala ko tuloy yung kwento ninyo regarding sa paggamit ninyo ng CR. hahaha. lol

    prrrttt....

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  34. Sikat na sikat talaga ito sa Siquijor no? And what a cute name! I wish I'd stayed here. Next time I will

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  35. It'd be nice Renz if you had posted lots of pics...coz usually the pics speak a lot than words...

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  36. Is the number still updated? I texted Ate Lorna pero there's no reply.

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  37. can i ask for number ni ate Lorna? and then saan po pwd mka rent ng tricycle.mayroon po ba available malapit sa end of the world guesthouse?

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  38. Awesome! So why such an "apocalyptic" name? :)

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