Top 6 Beach Resorts In Sarangani, Philippines - Updated 2024

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Sarangani is a wonderful province at the southern tip of Mindanao in the Philippines. It’s known for its warm climate and laid-back vibe and boasts a dramatic coastline along the Sarangani Bay and the Celebes Sea. This coastal destination is dotted with pristine beaches, including Gumasa Beach, Tango Beach, and Tampat Beach. Water sports enthusiasts will have a thrilling experience at White Water River Tubing. For a more relaxing activity, go for a nature hike and a picnic at Kalon Barak Skyline Ridge. The province also takes pride as the home of world-renowned boxing champion Manny Pacquiao. Are you looking to indulge in an exciting beach adventure? There are plenty of beachfront rentals in Sarangani alone. For the best stay, scroll down and find out the top beach resorts in Sarangani, Philippines.

Top pick in Sarangani:

  • Bat Sanctuary: Fearless travelers like me who want a unique experience in Sarangani may want to visit this sanctuary. It has thousands of huge golden-crowned flying fox bats. In fact, Philstar, reported that the province was named an official sanctuary for these bats by the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Travel advisory:

  • If you're visiting Sarangani between March and May, keep an eye out for sea turtle eggs, as the Philippine News Agency reported that this is their prime nesting period. Do not disturb the nests and avoid using cameras or phones with flash if you spot them. Also, note that only authorized persons can touch or move the nests if needed.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to beach. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 09, 2024.

Beach life in Sarangani

As Sarangani is nestled at the country’s southern tip, it’s known for its gorgeous beaches and stunning dive sites. One of the most famous beaches here is Gumasa Beach, which is known as the “Small Boracay of Mindanao” because of its resemblance to the white-sand beaches of Boracay in Malay, Aklan.

Meanwhile, South Point Dive Spots in Maasim is known for its diverse aquatic life, including corals, turtles, wrasses, tuna, barracuda, stingray, and manta. In contrast, Kapatan-Lago dive spots in Glan boast sergeant fish. Additionally, Glan is the site of the Sarangani Bay Festival, the country’s biggest beach fest. I would definitely plan a visit in May so I could witness the celebration of the bay’s beautiful shores.

Beach resorts in Sarangani, Philippines

1. Coco Beach Resort

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Coco beach on Friday, April 8, 2022

At Coco Beach Resort, you experience the best of provincial life in Sarangani. You can start your day with a refreshing swim in the sea, then in the afternoon, feel free to lounge in the cottage, enjoying the sunset as it paints the horizon red, orange, and pink. Head back to your room at night, where you can watch something fun on cable television.

This resort has several facilities and amenities, such as a convenience store, a souvenir shop, and a halal kitchen. Adventurous travelers like me might also want to rent a crystal kayak to explore the seas and view the underwater life here. If you only visit during the day, you can rent a cottage, starting at 500 PHP (9.15 USD). But if you wish to stay overnight or for a few days, book a room — the rate starts at 1,500 PHP (27.45 USD).

  • Property highlights: This beachfront property has kayaking and snorkeling equipment.
  • Nearest beach: The property is on the edge of the beach.
  • Suggested rooms/units: For a unique stay experience, book one of the bamboo cottages on the sand.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "One of the best beach in the area. Unlike the Isla Jardin's stony and rocky beach, Gumasa Beach is white and powdery." - by Google Reviewer, Raphael Navarro

Property details:

Coco Beach Resort

Address: Glan, Sarangani

Price: from 500 PHP (9.15 USD) (9.15 USD)

Travelers Review: 4.1 (from 324 reviews)

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2. London Beach Resort and Hotel (from USD 67)

Boasting a private beach and two swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), this 3-star beach resort in General Santos City offers a fun vacation. It also features a spa and sauna facility for your relaxation and enjoyment. Outdoor recreational activities include diving and fishing. Because there’s so much to do here, I think it would be a great place for sports-loving travelers to visit.

Relish mouthwatering cuisine at the onsite restaurant and enjoy your favorite drink at the bar. You can also have a steaming cup of coffee in the onsite cafe.

All the rooms are air-conditioned and feature a desk and free WiFi, which is especially useful for remote workers. Moreover, there is a satellite TV and a refrigerator.

  • Property highlights: Guests of this resort will never run out of exciting things to do because of the on-site jet skiing and banana boat rides, diving, snorkeling, and fishing.
  • Nearest beach: This property is right on the sand already.
  • Beach access: Private
  • Suggested rooms/units: The spacious Executive Room with a large bed and air conditioning would be a good option for couples.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "The beach is very nice. Not too much waves, sandy and comfortable!" - by Google Reviewer, Runar Log
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London Beach Resort and Hotel

Wheelchair accessible

Address: Purok Darussalam. Barangay Bawing, Tambler (General Santos), General Santos City, Philippines, 9500
8.04 km (5.0 mi) from JML Beach House

3. Kamari Resort and Hotel

Kamari Resort and Hotel is an amazing establishment nestled on a beautiful beach resort in Gumasa. You will be served a delicious complimentary breakfast to help start your day bursting with energy. There is an outdoor swimming pool where you can unwind during hot afternoons. The beach is dotted with shaded sun loungers for oceanfront relaxation. I could imagine myself laying here while listening to my favorite music for the perfect afternoon.

A flat-screen TV in your room means no dull moments while indoors. The units also come with a nice workspace where you can use your laptop when necessary. Guests are welcome to stay with their fur babies and park their vehicles on the premises without paying an extra cent.

  • Property highlights: The resort has a beach bar, sunbeds on the sand, and dining areas underneath domes to create a romantic ambiance.
  • Nearest beach: The property is right next to the beach.
  • Beach access: Public
  • Suggested rooms/units: The Private Villa has a balcony with ocean views.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "The food is great, the beach front is lovely. All you need to do is to wait for the waters to reach the shoreline around 9:00am and 6:00pm onwards." - by Google Reviewer, Mohaina Ainie Dimaukom
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Kamari Resort and Hotel

Address: Glan, General Santos City, Philippines
17.56 km (11.0 mi) from JML Beach House

4. White Haven Beach Resort

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by White Haven Gumasa on Saturday, July 14, 2018

White Haven Beach Resort is a blissful paradise in the town of Glan, sitting on a long stretch of white sand in Gumasa Beach. Guests can bask and soak up the sun on the private beach. The resort can also help organize special events such as wedding anniversaries and birthdays. There are paddleboards available to explore the waters if you’re up for a thrilling experience. If I were visiting, I would also rent a boat to cruise the blue waters.

In addition, there’s an on-site restaurant where guests can try out different cuisines and mouthwatering seafood. Drinks are served with straws made of coconut leaves to help keep the surroundings plastic-free.

  • Property highlights: Enjoy the water in front of this resort with the on-site kayak and stand-up paddle rentals. You can also rent a small boat here.
  • Nearest beach: A white-sand beach is just past the property's gate.
  • Suggested rooms/units: Large groups will appreciate the open cottages that can host up to 20 people here.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "The beach and sand is very good. The rooms are good. Plus there are amenities like a teambuilding ground, kayak rent, as well as paid short boat tours." - by Google Reviewer, Joshua Dalupe

Property details:

White Haven Beach Resort

Address: Q5RQ+75J, Glan, Sarangani, Philippines

Travelers Review: Very good 4.2(from 196 reviews)

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5. Lemlunay Resort (from USD 79)

Located a short walk from the beach, Lemlunay Resort is a beautiful 3-star establishment that welcomes tourists with Sarangani’s warm hospitality. It features an outdoor pool where guests can swim while admiring the blue waters. Whenever you feel hungry, visit the on-site restaurant and enjoy delicious meals. Enjoy cold drinks at the poolside bar to beat the heat. There is also a coffee shop on site for those who would like a hot beverage. Room service is available, as well.

Other amenities include free Wi-Fi in all areas, laundry services, and in-room massages.

  • Property highlights: Make the most of your trip by availing of the kayaking, paddleboarding, and snorkeling resources on-site.
  • Nearest beach: While this property doesn't have a beach, you can hop off the cliff and straight into the water from here.
  • Beach access: Private
  • Suggested rooms/units: Book one of the air-conditioned Ocean View Cabins to relish the stunning views here.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "Great dive shop in SOX! A detailed briefing before a discovery dive for those who are adventurous!" - by Google Reviewer, Ivy
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Lemlunay Resort

Address: Brgy. Kamanga, Maasim,, Maasim (Sarangani), General Santos City, Philippines, 9502
5.46 km (3.4 mi) from JML Beach House

6. Isla Jardin Del Mar Resort (from USD 33)

Are you looking for a nice place to call home in Glan? Book a unit at Isla Jardin Del Mar Resort and have a fabulous time. Guests can enjoy picnics and romantic walks without interruption in this lovely resort on a beautiful palm-lined beach. It is also a great spot to indulge in motorized water sports. You can have fun playing pool, ping pong, or beach volleyball.

Daily housekeeping and luggage storage are provided so you can have a stress-free stay. Guests will find a designated area for smoking, too. If you are planning to hire a car, free parking awaits.

  • Property highlights: Thrill-seekers will love the jet skiing, banana boat rides, and parasailing opportunities at this establishment.
  • Nearest beach: The property is right on the beach.
  • Beach access: Private

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "The beach has fine almost-white sand and the beach area is wide. In fact, wider and less rocky than most other beach resorts in this area. The swimming area of the beach is a nice compact sand with small rocks in some areas - no biggie but best to use aqua shoes. There are small pockets of sea grass and corals where you can find a few schools of small colorful fishes. We had a wonderful time snorkeling - again byo gear." - by Google Reviewer, Sarah SF
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Isla Jardin Del Mar Resort

Address: Sitio Manando, Gumasa, Glan, General Santos City, Philippines, 9517
19.59 km (12.2 mi) from JML Beach House

Enjoy a memorable beach escapade in Sarangani

Sarangani is a fantastic destination in the Philippines, blessed with stunning outdoor scenery worth exploring. From breathtaking white sand beaches to undulating lush mountains, there’s plenty to keep you enthralled. Book one of the top resorts above and enjoy a memorable beach escapade in Sarangani.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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