Top 10 Beach Resorts In Sorsogon, Philippines - Updated 2024

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As an archipelago, the Philippines boasts plenty of gorgeous landscapes and waterscapes. With tropical and maritime climates, it is no surprise that tourists enjoy visiting this mostly sunny country, especially during the summer season.

Located in the Bicol region, Sorsogon is a province in southernmost Luzon. It has stunning beaches, watersports opportunities, unique things to do, and delicious seafood. Donsol is a destination known for butanding-watching (whale shark). Limestone formations, crystal clear waters, and white sand shores await on Paguriran Island and Lagoon. In Matnog, resorts are in store for vacationers.

With all that said, you’ll undoubtedly want to come to this province and stay in a cozy accommodation—be it a hotel in Sorsogon City or a vacation rental in the countryside. There are also several beach accommodations to choose from. Here’s a list of the top beach resorts in Sorsogon, Philippines.

Popular picks in Sorsogon

  • Housed in a former Provincial Jail and Courthouse, Museo Sorsogon in Sorsogon City offers a glimpse into the region’s rich history and culture. It features original artworks, a souvenir shop, galleries with exhibits, and an amphitheater.

  • Offer your prayers at St. Joseph Parish in Barcelona, Sorsogon and be a part of their annual fiesta celebrated on May 19th.

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 April 12, 2024.

Beach life in Sorsogon

Sorsogon is renowned for its pristine beaches and water-based activities, attracting tourists from around the globe. The Donsol Beach area is the most popular, especially for whale shark (butanding) sightings. Subic Beach in Matnog is another excellent option to unwind and soak in some vitamin sea. A 30-minute boat ride from Matnog Port will take you to the untouched Calintaan Island, known for its pinkish-white powdery sand formed due to crushed coral and glistening clear waters. It’s one of the best places to relax and enjoy the views.

Alternatively, you can visit the nearby Tikling Island and Juag Lagoon Fish Sanctuary, where you can try fish feeding and snorkeling.

Beach resorts in Sorsogon

1. Beata Beach & Sanctuary - contributed by Tour Guide, Rikka Mae

Seeking a beach getaway? Check out Beata Beach & Sanctuary, a new resort in Bigo Beach in Santa Magdalena. Experience the area’s clear waters and clean sands ideally between 10am and 2pm. Moreover, the friendly staff adds to the peaceful vibe great for relaxing, camping, or just chilling by the sea.

It’s affordable for day visits – entry starts at only 20 PHP (0.36 USD) for adults, and there are price cuts for kids aged 7 to 12. What’s more, children under 6 get in for free! But if you’re traveling with a group of up to 30, you can split the 6,500-PHP (117.40-USD) fee to rent the entire barn. You can also expect a restaurant and rooms with bidets here.

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2. Kuya Boy Beach Resort, Matnog - contributed by Tour Guide, Rikka Mae

Nestled on the captivating Calintaan Island in Matnog, Sorsogon, Kuya Boy Beach Resort on Subic Beach offers accommodations to tourists/guests (Kubo Cottages with Bed and Air Conditioned Rooms). They also have a kayak/boat for rent and a common kitchen area and comfort rooms.

There is a cave nearby. Snorkeling and other water activities can also be enjoyed in some areas of the island. You may want to cross from Subic Dako to Subic Saday. Remember to register first at the Matnog Tourism Office near the market and fronting the coast. You can also message them on their official Facebook page.

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Sorsogon Tour Guide

Rikka Mae

Rikka Mae

Mabuhay! I am Rikka Mae, an Accredited Regional Tour Guide of the Department of Tourism Region V. I offer tour guiding services in Bicol particularly in the province of Sorsogon ( the whale shark capital of the Philippines). Bicol is among the regions in the Philippines that have impeccable tourist arrivals. It summarizes the geographical beauty of the entire country in a single region; the... Read more

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3. Arcadia Crystal Subic Resort - contributed by Tour Guide, Rikka Mae

Arcadia Crystal Subic Resort is located in Matnog, Sorsogon. With its super-clear waters that require no editing for pictures, the resort promises a picturesque escape. Even after visiting the resort multiple times, I’m always captivated by its beauty. The property has different amenities to enhance your stay, including the thrilling Crystal Kayak, a swimming pool, and air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned rooms. You can also pitch a tent, use the on-site Wi-Fi for 20 PHP (0.36 USD) an hour, and rent floaties for kids.

Please note that the resort doesn’t provide food, so be sure to bring your own if you plan to visit! Rates for the couple’s room start at 3,000 PHP (53.80 USD), with an additional bed available for 500 PHP (8.97 USD). The Quadroom for four people is priced at 4,000 PHP (71.73 USD). All rooms feature split-type air conditioners.

To plan your visit, head to Matnog Port and locate the Tourism Office immediately. There, you can book a Day Tour or an Overnight Tour package. This office is the only authorized provider of boat services and guides in the region. Once you’ve secured your resort, you’ll embark on a thrilling island-hopping adventure. Entrance fees are not included in the price.

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4. Recidencia del Hamor, Casiguran (from USD 108)

Recidencia del Hamor is a Filipino-style resort in Casiguran, Sorsogon. Aside from the beautiful design theme, this establishment features rooms that are equipped with flat-screen televisions, air conditioning units, and an internet connection. Moreover, all the rooms have a balcony, which is the perfect place to lounge when you want some alone time and a stunning view.

There are other on-site amenities that you can enjoy. You can swim in the outdoor swimming pool, dine at the on-site restaurant, and get a full-body massage from the wellness center at an additional charge. This place is also less than a 20-kilometer (12-mile) ride from the beach and has stunning bay views.

The resort boasts a beautiful garden where avid travelers like me can plan their itineraries and make new friends.

  • Property highlights: The resort offers bike tours and bicycles on rent to explore the nearby attractions and beaches.
  • Nearest beach: Dangkalan Beach Gubat is a 21-minute drive away from the property.
  • Suggested rooms/units: The Duplex Villa with Pool is the perfect accommodation for couples or a group of three adults.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "We had a great time at this place. We were in town for only one night, and we felt like the entire staff was very helpful and friendly. The location is great - easy walk to the center of town or to a park or beach. The rooms were clean and spacious. Overall, a wonderful experience!" - by Google reviewer, Aja Antiga

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Immersed in the charm of Barangay Central's pier, I discovered the stunning Plaza Escudero where 16,000 blue roses spread out beautifully. The peaceful Casiguran Pier, with its scenic views, complements this flower display, making it a great spot for photography. Don’t miss this unique and enchanting view on your travels. It’s just an hour's drive from the Recidencia del Hamor Beachfront, the Santorini-inspired beach resort in Sta. Magdalena Sorsogon! Want to stay at Recidencia Del Hamor ? You'll be glad to know that this is the ultimate place to relax and unwind, thanks to its peaceful setting and the calming sound of water from the spring nestled amidst nature You can even catch a view of Mt. Bulusan Volcano from here!

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Residencia del Hamor

Residencia Del Hamor in Inlagadian, Casiguran, is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday. It also boasts spacious villas and suites with top-of-the-line amenities. While here, you can bask in scenic views of Mount Bulusan, its surrounding green spaces, and its nearby farm.

Are you planning to surprise your significant other? This resort's romantic dinners will not disappoint. You can even book the place for birthday or prenup photoshoots at a fee. Moreover, couples planning to get married will love this resort since it offers wedding packages.

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Recidencia Del Hamor

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Barangay Inlagadian, Sorsogon
55.51 km (34.5 mi) from Cagsawa Ruins

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

5. Woodland Beach Resort, Donsol (from USD 26)

Looking for an affordable beach resort in Sorsogon? Then you should check out Woodland Beach Resort.

There is a lot to love about Woodland Beach Resort, starting with its proximity to the sea. Here, you can wake up to mesmerizing ocean scenery, swim in the outdoor pool, or curl up in bed all day. Room service is a call away. The restaurant nestles by the pool, offering swimmers easy access to bites and beverages. There’s also a bar by the beach, serving an assortment of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. You can wrap up the day with a relaxing massage in the resort’s in-house spa.

Woodland Beach Resort is perfect for all types of families, including groups with fur babies. Also, I feel this resort is suitable for backpackers as it offers single beds, too!

  • Property highlights: The resort offers fishing and diving opportunities.
  • Nearest beach: The beach is barely steps away from the property.
  • Beach access: Private
  • Suggested rooms/units: The Single Standard Room features a queen bed and offers beautiful views of the garden.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "Our beach resort experience was absolutely incredible, with pristine sands, crystal-clear waters, and top-notch service that made it a dream vacation come true." - by Google reviewer, Rrroel Agres
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Woodland Beach Resort

Wheelchair accessible

Address: Pio Duran-Donsol Road Barangay Pangpang, Donsol Beachfront, Donsol, Philippines, 4715
30.06 km (18.7 mi) from Cagsawa Ruins

6. Amor Farm Beach Resort, Donsol (from USD 17)

When vacationing in a beautiful coastal province such as Sorsogon, you deserve a home base that lets you soak in its beauty 24/7. Amor Farm Beach Resort offers stunning sea views that you will remember forever. It nestles in an idyllic location with rich vegetation, affording guests a serene and relaxing environment. Guests in need of airport transfers may avail of the resort’s shuttle services. Parking is accessible within the premises. With bike rentals, you have enough incentive to explore the scenic location. I feel this amenity is really helpful for explorers like me who can visit unseen, hidden gems of this area.

On-site dining and a bar are available at Amor Farm Beach Resort. If you need an extra pair of hands with the kids, feel free to request babysitting services.

  • Property highlights: After a long beach day, you can enjoy a relaxing massage as this facility is available here.
  • Nearest beach: The beach is a couple of steps away from the property.
  • Beach access: Private
  • Suggested rooms/units: The Deluxe Triple Room offers the perfect beach view and features a seating area where you can soak in some vitamin sea.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "A great place to stay in Donsol. Really reasonably priced rooms. I didn’t expect much from the beach from other reviews but it is so stunning with black sand! The sunsets are amazing every night.Located 10 minutes walk from the whale shark centre, it is an amazing place to stay..." - by Google reviewer, Emily Carter
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Amor Farm Beach Resort

Wheelchair accessible

Address: Coastal Road, Donsol Beachfront, Donsol, Philippines, 4715
30.36 km (18.9 mi) from Cagsawa Ruins

7. Dancalan Beach Resort, Donsol (from USD 17)

Are you dreaming of a blissful holiday in the Bicol region’s Sorsogon province? Make it a reality when you book Dancalan Beach Resort for the weekend. This 3-star resort boasts a beachfront location adorned with towering palms. There are cabanas by the water, where you can cool down after a refreshing swim. You can borrow barbecue equipment for picnic food or order meals in the in-house restaurant.

If you’re an adventure enthusiast like me, be sure to try the non-motorized water sports available here.

Rooms in Dancalan Beach Resort are casual, featuring simple furnishings with tropical details. Room service is at your disposal.

  • Property highlights: This resort offers motorized watersports to make your beach stay enjoyable.
  • Nearest beach: The beach is barely a short walk away from the property.
  • Beach access: Private
  • Suggested rooms/units: The deluxe rooms are spacious and have a single and a queen bed. Also, it has other amenities such as air conditioning and a balcony to soak in the views.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "Dancalan Beach has fine cream sands.... It's a silent place worthy of your time. When you feel you want to think, go to this beach at around 5am... What a beautiful sight to behold. Cream sands. Beautiful sunrise. Splashing waves. :-)" - by Google reviewer, Celest
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Dancalan Beach Resort

7.9 User Rating

Address: Brgy. Dancalan, Donsol,Sorsogon, Donsol Beachfront, Donsol, Philippines, 4715
30.13 km (18.8 mi) from Cagsawa Ruins

8. AGM Beachfront Resort, Donsol (from USD 39)

AGM Beachfront Resort is one of the dreamiest Sorsogon beachfront resorts. Nestled among lush coconut trees fronting the beach, it promises patrons a relaxing stay. It offers a private beach area and an outdoor pool—the best of both worlds. The resort has on-site dining, a bar, and barbecue facilities.

If you’re up for some adventure, you can ask the front desk for tickets and tours. Best of all, AGM Beachfront Resort is a pet-friendly property that welcomes cats and dogs.

As a frequent traveler, I feel it might get a little tiring especially when you’re going to new destinations back to back. I am happy to know that the resort offers a relaxing massage to rejuvenate and alleviate your aching muscles.

  • Property highlights: The resort can arrange for tours, fishing, diving, and snorkeling opportunities.
  • Nearest beach: The beach is right outside the property.
  • Suggested rooms/units: The Standard Room has a private bathroom with a shower and a bathtub to luxuriate in private.
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AGM Beachfront Resort

Address: Dancalan, Donsol Beachfront, Donsol, Philippines
30.84 km (19.2 mi) from Cagsawa Ruins

9. Elysia Beach Resort, Donsol (from USD 58)

Experience an unforgettable getaway in Sorsogon by making Elysia Beach Resort your home base. This 3-star resort brings vacationers closer to nature, offering a beach area and a swimming pool overlooking the waters. Rooms in this property are bright and airy, featuring tropical accents and shades of blue. You may book accommodation with a balcony if you like the extra space.

Avid travelers like me would find the continental breakfast available at the on-site restaurant beneficial as it will provide the needed energy to carry on with all the adventures.

Hammocks, sun loungers, and cabanas dot the beach area, offering you a place to relax after a swim. Feel free to browse the restaurant’s menu for some delicious bites or cold refreshments.

  • Property highlights: This resort is just a short boat ride away from Whale Shark Interaction Center where you can meet this gentle creature.
  • Nearest beach: The beach is a short walk away from the property.
  • Suggested rooms/units: The Deluxe room is ideal for couples and offers direct access to the property garden.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "This resort is heaven! There are tons of hammocks and chaise lounges around to relax in and between the beach, pool, and restaurant, you don’t ever need to leave..." - by Google reviewer, K S
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Elysia Beach Resort

Address: Pioduran road, Donsol Beachfront, Donsol, Philippines, 4715
29.97 km (18.7 mi) from Cagsawa Ruins

Other accommodation in Sorsogon

10. The Last Campsite by Modern Hippies - contributed by Tour Guide, Rikka Mae

In The Last Campsite by Modern Hippies, get dozed with the humming sound of instruments, meet new people to make memories, and most importantly, reconnect with nature. To get here from Legazpi, ride a jeepney, van or bus going to Sorsogon. From Sorsogon Terminal, look for a jeep bound for Casiguran, then tell the driver to drop you off at the plaza where you can take a tricycle going to The Last Campsite.

For a modest entrance fee of 45 PHP (0.81 USD) during the day or 150 PHP (2.71 USD) at night, you’ll gain access to this tranquil haven. The site has a cottage for up to 20 pax, which is priced at 750 PHP (13.46 USD) and includes one complimentary blue container of water. You can also go for a Nipa Hut for 600 PHP (10.76 USD) a day and 1,000 PHP (17.93 USD) a night. Or, choose from tents & hammocks for two, four, or six occupants.

Amenities such as a cooking set, an inflatable pool, extra bed foam, and more are available too. Also, fun activities include tours to Nagsipit Falls, night acoustic sessions, bonfires, camp sessions, stargazing, bar games, and more. The site also has showers and comfort rooms for both men and women.

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Dip into Sorsogon's waters

Sorsogon is a beautiful province that one must visit, especially if you’re planning to explore the breathtaking Bicol region. It is one of the many coastal destinations around the Philippines. As for the stay, you can choose from hotels or Airbnb vacation rentals, but the real fun is staying closer to the shores. Be sure to use this list of top beach resorts in the province when choosing the best accommodation for you.

Ozi Camp Resort, Bacon

Contributed by Tour Guide, Rikka Mae

Source: Rikka Mae

Find time to relax and appreciate the lush nature and beautiful waves at Ozi Camp Resort. Bacon is known for its beautiful and tranquil beach resorts, and this one totally fits the bill. We booked a rental car from Mayon Rent a Car to reach this place.

The entrance fee to the resort is PHP 70 (1.22 USD). Amenities include three pools and open cottages that cost around PHP 450 to PHP 700 (USD 8 to USD 12). Aside from comfortable rooms and wash areas, the resort boasts a function hall and a lovely beachfront.

Frequently asked questions about the top beach resorts in Sorsogon

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