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5 Captivating Beaches in Negros Occidental To Satisfy Your Wanderlust

If you’re bitten by the travel bug, here are the best places to visit south of Negros Occidental!

By: Aliana May Juson | April 01, 2021

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the establishments featured in this article may implement temporary closures and/or a set of safety requirements according to changing protocols. Please make sure to abide by the guidelines to stay safe.


Resorts near Bacolod City

The crystal clear waters of Danjugan Island

Image: Danjugan Island Website

Is your wanderlust telling you that you need a dose of vitamin sea or that you need to feel the sand on your toes and salt in your hair this summer? If your answer is yes, then you know it’s time to start planning a getaway! To make your vacation count, visit only the best beach destinations south of Negros Occidental! After all, the province is home to many underrated vacation spots. To help you out, here are five of the best beach resorts in Negros Occidental!


1. Driftwood Village Resort

Location: Sugar Beach, Brgy. Nauhang, Sipalay City
Contact details: (+63920) 900-3663 or www.facebook.com/driftwoodvillage


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The golden hour at Driftwood Village Resort

Photo courtesy of Driftwood Village

If hammocks and bamboo beds are a few of your favorite things, Driftwood Village Resort is the place for you. As a bonus, you can chase sunsets here. Aside from local guests, Driftwood has also catered to tourists from Slovenia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Germany, among others.

Driftwood also has an in-house restaurant that serves food for as low as PhP100. They serve Thai dishes and European food like fondue, aside from serving local favorites like sinugba nga isda (grilled fish). As for the room rates, price ranges from PhP750 to PhP1,500, depending on the season.



2. Bugana Beach and Dive Resort

Location: Campomanes Bay, Brgy. Maricalum, Sipalay City
Contact details: (+6334) 713-0062 or (+63917) 797-7671; www.facebook.com/divingsipalay or www.buganaresorts.com


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Kayaking amidst the sunset at Bugana

Photo courtesy of Bugana Beach and Dive Resort

For those long, intimate walks with your loved one, Bugana Beach and Dive Resort might be the place you are looking for. With its beautiful amenities and natural views, Bugana has gained a reputation of being a romantic place. It’s no wonder some guests go home engaged after a stay here.

Bugana also prides itself with their transparent kayaks which can be rented by the hour. For its accommodations, the hotel has terrace rooms for double occupancy and villas with four-feet deep dipping pools.


3. Nataasan Beach Resort & Dive Center

Location: Punta Ballo, Brgy. IV, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental
Contact details: +6334 4538936, +63999 3441113; https://www.facebook.com/NataasanBeachResortAndDivingCeter


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In Ilonggo, “nataasan” means the highest part of a place.

Photo courtesy of Nataasan Beach Resort and Diving Center

For an alternative to the first two travel destinations in the south, you might want to consider Nataasan Beach Resort and Dive Center. Nataasan has a white sand beach, sunset patio, outdoor dining space, a swimming pool, and an in-house restaurant.


They have 20 private rooms and two air-conditioned bungalows. They also have a family villa for a maximum of eight guests. Check in time is 2:00 PM and check out time is 12:00 noon.


4. Nabulao Beach Resort

Location: Sitio Totong, Purok Sampaguita, Brgy. Talacagay, Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental
Contact details: +6334 4762620, +63907 5657090


Resorts near Bacolod City
Photo courtesy of Nabulao Bay Beach Resort

Aside from families on a vacation, Nabulao Beach Resort also caters to groups who wish to have their team building activities here. Water activities at the beach resort include jet ski, banana boat, flying fish, and paddle board. They also offer island hopping tours for guests.

Nabulao also has an in-house restaurant which serves pizza, kinilaw (ceviche), and fried seafood, among others. They also serve halo-halo which is good for beating the summer heat.



5. Danjugan Island

Location: Negros South Road, Brgy. Bulata, Cauayan, Negros Occidental
For bookings: PRRCFI Bacolod office, Door 7, Teresa Building, Mandalagan
Contact details: +63 915 234-7145 / +63 908 525-4108 / +63 34 441-6010; www.danjuganisland.ph; experience@danjuganisland.ph


Resorts near Bacolod City

Danjugan Island is a project of The Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation, Inc. (PRRCFI). The island has two sides: the Moray Lagoon Camp and the Typhoon Beach facing Sulu Sea. Only one side, the Moray Lagoon Camp, has mobile service. The 43-hectare island and marine conservation site in Cauayan is primarily a marine reserve and wildlife and secondarily a travel destination. Among the activities you can do here are bird watching, kayaking, sailing, trekking, scuba diving, and snorkelling.

Their Discover Danjugan package (PhP1,250) offering includes a three-hour guided tour which includes activities like snorkeling, skin-diving, kayaking, birdwatching, and trekking, as well as boat transfers from the mainland and back. There are also day trip (PhP1,950), overnight stay at Moray Lagoon Camp (PhP2,950), and overnight stay at Typhoon Beach (PhP3,950) packages. Overnight stays at both Moray Lagoon Camp and Typhoon Beach are inclusive of accident insurance. Note that the island is run on solar power so energy conservation is observed in the island.


How to get to Southern Negros Occidental


To get to the south of Negros Occidental by public transport, head to the southbound bus terminal in Bacolod. Find a bus that will take you to your route be it Cauayan, the nearest of all mentioned destinations; Sipalay, where three out of five beach resorts in this list are situated; and Hinoba-an, the southernmost municipality of Negros Occidental. Please note that the availability of public transport may change based on precautions set in place by the local government.

The trip to Cauayan takes about three to four hours while the trip to Sipalay and Hinoba-an takes five to six hours.



Note: Prices mentioned are subject to change without prior notice.


This article was originally published in Yoorekka on May 15, 2016


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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the establishments featured in this article may implement temporary closures and/or a set of safety requirements according to changing protocols. Please make sure to abide by the guidelines to stay safe.


Resorts near Bacolod City

The crystal clear waters of Danjugan Island

Image: Danjugan Island Website

Is your wanderlust telling you that you need a dose of vitamin sea or that you need to feel the sand on your toes and salt in your hair this summer? If your answer is yes, then you know it’s time to start planning a getaway! To make your vacation count, visit only the best beach destinations south of Negros Occidental! After all, the province is home to many underrated vacation spots. To help you out, here are five of the best beach resorts in Negros Occidental!


1. Driftwood Village Resort

Location: Sugar Beach, Brgy. Nauhang, Sipalay City
Contact details: (+63920) 900-3663 or www.facebook.com/driftwoodvillage


beach

The golden hour at Driftwood Village Resort

Photo courtesy of Driftwood Village

If hammocks and bamboo beds are a few of your favorite things, Driftwood Village Resort is the place for you. As a bonus, you can chase sunsets here. Aside from local guests, Driftwood has also catered to tourists from Slovenia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Germany, among others.

Driftwood also has an in-house restaurant that serves food for as low as PhP100. They serve Thai dishes and European food like fondue, aside from serving local favorites like sinugba nga isda (grilled fish). As for the room rates, price ranges from PhP750 to PhP1,500, depending on the season.



2. Bugana Beach and Dive Resort

Location: Campomanes Bay, Brgy. Maricalum, Sipalay City
Contact details: (+6334) 713-0062 or (+63917) 797-7671; www.facebook.com/divingsipalay or www.buganaresorts.com


resort

Kayaking amidst the sunset at Bugana

Photo courtesy of Bugana Beach and Dive Resort

For those long, intimate walks with your loved one, Bugana Beach and Dive Resort might be the place you are looking for. With its beautiful amenities and natural views, Bugana has gained a reputation of being a romantic place. It’s no wonder some guests go home engaged after a stay here.

Bugana also prides itself with their transparent kayaks which can be rented by the hour. For its accommodations, the hotel has terrace rooms for double occupancy and villas with four-feet deep dipping pools.


3. Nataasan Beach Resort & Dive Center

Location: Punta Ballo, Brgy. IV, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental
Contact details: +6334 4538936, +63999 3441113; https://www.facebook.com/NataasanBeachResortAndDivingCeter


resort

In Ilonggo, “nataasan” means the highest part of a place.

Photo courtesy of Nataasan Beach Resort and Diving Center

For an alternative to the first two travel destinations in the south, you might want to consider Nataasan Beach Resort and Dive Center. Nataasan has a white sand beach, sunset patio, outdoor dining space, a swimming pool, and an in-house restaurant.


They have 20 private rooms and two air-conditioned bungalows. They also have a family villa for a maximum of eight guests. Check in time is 2:00 PM and check out time is 12:00 noon.


4. Nabulao Beach Resort

Location: Sitio Totong, Purok Sampaguita, Brgy. Talacagay, Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental
Contact details: +6334 4762620, +63907 5657090


Resorts near Bacolod City
Photo courtesy of Nabulao Bay Beach Resort

Aside from families on a vacation, Nabulao Beach Resort also caters to groups who wish to have their team building activities here. Water activities at the beach resort include jet ski, banana boat, flying fish, and paddle board. They also offer island hopping tours for guests.

Nabulao also has an in-house restaurant which serves pizza, kinilaw (ceviche), and fried seafood, among others. They also serve halo-halo which is good for beating the summer heat.



5. Danjugan Island

Location: Negros South Road, Brgy. Bulata, Cauayan, Negros Occidental
For bookings: PRRCFI Bacolod office, Door 7, Teresa Building, Mandalagan
Contact details: +63 915 234-7145 / +63 908 525-4108 / +63 34 441-6010; www.danjuganisland.ph; experience@danjuganisland.ph


Resorts near Bacolod City

Danjugan Island is a project of The Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation, Inc. (PRRCFI). The island has two sides: the Moray Lagoon Camp and the Typhoon Beach facing Sulu Sea. Only one side, the Moray Lagoon Camp, has mobile service. The 43-hectare island and marine conservation site in Cauayan is primarily a marine reserve and wildlife and secondarily a travel destination. Among the activities you can do here are bird watching, kayaking, sailing, trekking, scuba diving, and snorkelling.

Their Discover Danjugan package (PhP1,250) offering includes a three-hour guided tour which includes activities like snorkeling, skin-diving, kayaking, birdwatching, and trekking, as well as boat transfers from the mainland and back. There are also day trip (PhP1,950), overnight stay at Moray Lagoon Camp (PhP2,950), and overnight stay at Typhoon Beach (PhP3,950) packages. Overnight stays at both Moray Lagoon Camp and Typhoon Beach are inclusive of accident insurance. Note that the island is run on solar power so energy conservation is observed in the island.


How to get to Southern Negros Occidental


To get to the south of Negros Occidental by public transport, head to the southbound bus terminal in Bacolod. Find a bus that will take you to your route be it Cauayan, the nearest of all mentioned destinations; Sipalay, where three out of five beach resorts in this list are situated; and Hinoba-an, the southernmost municipality of Negros Occidental. Please note that the availability of public transport may change based on precautions set in place by the local government.

The trip to Cauayan takes about three to four hours while the trip to Sipalay and Hinoba-an takes five to six hours.



Note: Prices mentioned are subject to change without prior notice.


This article was originally published in Yoorekka on May 15, 2016


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Aliana May Juson is a 20-something ex-reporter in a Manila-based TV station. She tries avoiding single-use plastic straws as her contribution to saving Mother Earth. In her spare time, she volunteers to communities with happy and loving kids.

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