The island’s growing reputation as the surfing capital of the Philippines brings in surf-chasers from all over the world. There are long rides, barreling waves, and warm waters to spare. And a laid-back island life of white beaches, hammocks and cheap beer that people stay years for. Dozens of surf spots on the island will spoil you for choice. Our recommendation – ride the perfect right-hand break of Cloud 9 all day, then head back to do nothing at your relaxing Siargao resort. Feels like heaven.