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Intimate dreams in the Philippines invites intrepid surfers seeking a sense of luxury amid the ancient mangroves. The sublime concept of the Nay Palad Hideaway can be found stashed away between the thick forests and bleached sands of Siargao. Only a handful of villas sits in this pocket of paradise where days are spent in sun salutations and surf sessions at the iconic Cloud 9 break. For those moments in-between, Nay Palad redefines barefoot luxury – with its fairy-tale spa, lantern lit dinners, and custom jungle tours crashing through frangipani scented lands.
Ideal for Couples and Families
Close proximity to surrounding surf breaks
Spa and Recreation Facilities
Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
Wayfarers Atlas can make your journey to Nay Palad as seamless as possible.
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – Cebu or Manila
INTERNAL DOMESTIC FLIGHT – Sayak Airport
Cebu – Sayak (1hr flight), Manila to Sayak (up to 2hr 20min flight depending on the carrier).
TRANSFER – Sayak Airport is your first welcome to paradise, perched on the west coast of Siargao and easily accessible by the major airports of Cebu and Manila. As soon as you touch down in steaming Sayak, the resort’s custom-made Jeepney vehicle will be waiting to pick you up and whisk you on a scenic 40-minute drive to the private hideaway of Nay Palad.
WEATHER – March to October – Dry Season
SURF SEASON – November to April
The beauty of the Philippines has been whispered around the world, and this reputation is beautifully boosted by the balmy temperatures and topaz blue sky. Even when the wet season falls between May and October, the soft spurts of rain serve only to deepen the lushness of the green landscape and certainly don’t drown out high spirits. The temperature in the Philippines scores high on the sun meter – rarely dropping below 25 degrees even in the coolest months.
“The Nay Palad Hideaway puts you on Cloud Nine in more ways than one. The shimmer of iconic surf-breaks and handful of high-class homes makes for a truly exclusive escape.”
Packages include full board, all meals and beverages; activities such as surfing, island-hopping, kayaking, paddle-boarding, sailing, and water sports; yoga; massages; laundry; and round-trip airport transfer from Sayak airport.
Children under 3 stay free
Family Villas Available
All Inclusive Package
Laundry and pressing service
World famous Cloud 9 is only a 15 minute drive away
A truly unique take on divine dining, the Nay Palad Hideaway goes beyond the pleasure of taste to create whimsical suppers beneath the stars. Every night, the chef whips up wondrous dishes, expertly crafted with ingredients fresh from the local fishermen, the market, or plucked from the resorts own herb laden garden. Making the most of the endless romantic appeal of this island, dinner is often held in a new location each night. From the lily strewn gardens twinkling with lights, to the romantic retreat of the treehouse, the moonlit sands of the beach, or the flickering flame of the fire-pit. Because who said suppers should be boring.
Lunches are all about picnic baskets laden with local delicacies or laid-back family fun around the pool. For those dawn patrol surfers who want to tumble back in-between the sheets, breakfast in bed can be an indulgent way to restart the day.
You wouldn’t expect anything less from paradise than a staggering ocean view infinity pool. Of course, the Nay Palad Hideaway boasts such a spot – a sweeping pool with a lingering shallow water end for when you just want to lounge in the cool hues of blue. Expect plenty of sunbeds for wiling away the hours and a well-stocked bar flanking the waters so that your day can be punctuated with fruit smoothies, icy beers, and signature cocktails.
With a special emphasis on the ancient healing art of Hilot, the fairy-tale esque forest village where treatments take place makes for a perfect setting. Follow the meandering wooden walkways that cut through the towering mangroves where thatched roofs wait to welcome you to a world of wellness. Spa treatments at Nay Palad penetrate deeper than your usual pampering. After rebalancing massages and dedicated treatments, you can contemplate serenity as you sip tea in the spas own treehouse.
Yoga and Meditation also play a major role in the Zen like vibes that echo like birdsong through the Nay Palad Hideaway. The Boathouse Yoga Pavilion invites perfect poses overlooking the sea.
Even in the most grown up of guests, the Nay Palad Hideaway evokes a sense of child-like wonder. Whether it’s the joy of dining in a treehouse, the crackle of a campfire, or wading knee deep in the shallow reefs – every experience brings out that innocent pleasure. With a dedicated Children’s Village and complimentary babysitting services, parents too, are invited to venture out into the wild and invoke their own free spirit.
The Nay Palad Hideaway stays true to its name, with only ten expertly crafted villas, privacy in paradise is assured. Local Filipino carpenters and crafters have been called upon to help create these sublime sustainable homes designed to enchant and amaze at every turn. Villas are bright and airy and whipped up so that you can always gaze in wonder at the star-flecked sky, the lush boughs of the trees, or the murmur of the ocean. Outdoor terraces invite lingering evenings, swinging day beds entice you in for after surf snoozes, and lashings of local woods and white gauzy linens echo the epitome of that bespoke barefoot luxury vibe.
Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults and 3 children
With four deluxe villas available, those wanting unrivalled ocean views, a spacious, airy porch, and 2 loft style bedrooms will fall hard for this prism of perfection. Woven hints of wicker, wood, and billowing pale fabrics encourage a rare and restful environment. Added touches like soothing aromatherapy burners, dried fruit platters, and outdoor rainfall showers lift the deluxe villa to dreamy new heights.
Maximum occupancy: 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child
Guests who want to immerse themselves in the glory of green surroundings are sure to be enchanted by the four garden-view superior villas. With one bedroom and one bathroom, these villas are the perfect choice for couples wanting a charming bolthole in the midst of island nature. Organic bathroom products, mini-bar, beautiful porch, and i-pod touch with docking station thoughtfully brings the 21st century into the ancient realm of the forest.
Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults and 3 children
Families wanting added space and serenity should book the superior family villa fast as there is only one available. Offering two bedrooms on the first floor, and lashings of space – those with Little Wayfarers in tow will adore having their own spacious and elegant hideaway. Sleep in sublime bliss in your own room with tumbled white sheets protected by swathes of gauzy mosquito net. Come together on the terrace for long talks and games and to share the delights of a day well spent.
Maximum occupancy: 6 guests
The piece de resistance of the Nay Palad Hideaway, the Perlah Master Villa sits at the center of its very own world. Boasting its own private beach, cabana bar, al fresco dining pavilion, treehouse hideaway and shimmering pool – luxury doesn’t come any more jaw-dropping than the magic of the master villa. Visionary architect Daniel Pouzet set a brand-new bar for wonder when he created this village surrounded by peaceful ponds, shadowed by conical thatched roofs and connected by dreamy wooden bridges.
Elite guests can choose to bed down in the sanctuary of the nest like treehouse, or head indoors to sprawl on endless lounging spaces watching movies on the projector. The cabana lounge circling the gigantic swimming pool comes with its own bar and grill for summer parties, and your own dining pavilion sits only steps from the waters edge for those sweet suppers punctuated only by the falling of stars.
Family friendly excursions
Complimentary cribs are on hand for sleepy Little Wayfarers and high-chairs are also provided.
Siargao’s district hospital – 40 minutes
Little Wayfarers will find no better place in paradise than the environment offered by the Nay Palad hideaway. Running wild in the tropical gardens and jungle, splashing in the sea or shallow infinity edged pool, and springing and swinging in the dedicated shady space of the Children’s Village is just the start of the fun to come. Parents too, despite there being no kids club will be wooed by the dedicated babysitting services on offer.
Without a doubt, the superior family villa makes for the finest family hideaway on this edge of the island. With two different bedrooms both boasting endless space, its ideal for those travelling with older children who truly want to blend close-knit time with breathing space. Those with Little Wayfarers will also feel right at home in the comfort and style of the Deluxe Ocean View Villa thanks to the loft-like bedroom. Of course, families travelling together can carve out their own dedicated oasis at the majestic Perlah Master Villa.
The Children’s Village offers Little Wayfarers a dedicated space to run riot – with trampolines, swings, treehouse platform and sweeping slides into soft sand pits. Best of all – this all takes place beneath a shaded woven hut, so parents don’t have to worry about their kids being exposed to the sun. With endless family fun excursions on the menu, those travelling with kids of any age don’t need to worry about keeping their saltwater brood entertained. From simple cycling adventures to kayaking and island hopping – the world is your oyster when you want to venture out of your own private hideaway.
There may not be a dedicated kids pool at the Nay Palad Hideaway, but the newly designed infinity pool takes Little Wayfarers well into account thanks to their spacious shallow end and plethora of floating toys.
Meal tweaks are certainly on the menu at Nay Palad for those fussy Little Wayfarers who can be hard to please. Luckily, the chef is well versed in the world of tiny taste palates and can create comfort foods for those who crave familiar flavours.
Get in touch with your local Travel Doctor for up to date health information, precautions and travel advice for your destination, including information regarding clean drinking water.
Siargao’s district hospital is in the island’s largest town, the port of Dapa, forty minutes’ drive from Nay Palad Hideaway. In case of serious accidents or emergencies, sophisticated medical care is available in Cebu, about three hours away by helicopter. The flight itself takes approximately one hour and fifteen minutes, but the helicopter must first come from Cebu.
For peace of mind, Wayfarers Atlas recommends travel insurance that includes medical evacuation. Let us organize this for you.
Mozzies can be found in paradise too.
While there is no malaria in Siargao, dengue fever, an occasionally fatal disease spread by mosquitoes, is a remote risk. While cases of infection are rare and reportedly limited to the north of the island, there is no vaccination against dengue fever, which is generally contracted during or just after the wet season. Conscientiously protecting yourself from mosquitoes is the best safeguard against infection.
Refer to the World Health Organisation or the US CDC for information on Mosquito-borne and other insect-borne diseases.
Cloud Nine – Surfers prepare to be awestruck by the heavenly delight of Cloud Nine. Celebrated as being the perfect top to bottom peak, this is the holy grail of the Philippines surfing scene. Pro surfers will be smitten by the break that makes the front pages of all the magazines, and even beginners and intermediates will find this pretty peeler fascinating.
Sustainable Style – The Nay Palad Hideaway believes that paradise can’t be found if it doesn’t have an eco-touch. The resort takes sustainability serious with a solar-heated water system, a plastic reduction scheme in place, local materials used in the creation, and all food and fragrant herbs grown and picked locally.
The Master Villa – Nothing will prepare you for a stay in the kingdom that is the Master Villa. The flow of finely tuned space makes you feel as though you have been transported into a dream. Raised bridges, treehouse hideaways, secluded strips of sand, cozy cushioned corners, and beautiful bespoke furnishings pull everything together.
The Sea Pagoda – Drifting deliriously at sea, the Nay Palad’s very own sea pagoda should be your go to when sailing, swimming, kayaking or paddle-boarding. From this signature platform, you can start your snorkelling adventure, bobbing back up to enjoy cool drinks and snacks when tired.
The chef adores throwing a cooking party for all those who are moved by food. Learn how to beautifully fry a fish, load up on your sensory spice knowledge, and roll up your sleeves to get involved. Children are more than welcome to join especially when ice-cream making is on the cards.
Days are given to endless discovery and adventure at Nay Palad, but there is n simple pleasure quite like your favourite film beneath the stars. Against the glorious ocean backdrop, you can sprawl out beside the pool for evening showings of the best entertainment on a cinema screen between two palms.
There are endless ways to discover the grace and glory of Siargao. Take one of the many cycling trails and disappear into the trees. Go for a chauffeured drive or head into market with the chef. Take a small boat to cut through the dense mangroves, visit ancient churches, explore rock pools and even go deep down into an underground cave.
Those who want to explore the blue ocean will find plenty of boat trips on offer. Adventures at sea will take you island hopping; from whimsical slips of sand to snorkelling on Daku, rock jumping at Sohoton Cove and dropping anchor to hike at Janoyoy Island.
Sun salutations amongst the treetops, hovering above water or test your skills on a SUP. Nay Palad Hideaway offers dedicated yoga sessions and pavilions to suit your style.
Indulge in world-class spa treatments that will leave you floating on cloud 9 and surrender to the healing abilities of Hilot, a Filipino massage tradition.
Siargao offers an intoxicating mix of laidback island chill, friendly locals and pumping waves. You’ll find some of the most impressive waves on the planet here. The ideal time for waves is in between October and February, when northeast monsoon winds blow down from China however it is possible to score waves the whole year round. The hot summer months (May to early June) usher in calm breezes and smaller waves, perfect for beginners or a touch of snorkelling, diving and windsurfing.
There are over twenty surf breaks on Siargao to fit any level. Included in your stay at Nay Palad is expert guiding and coaching, transfers to surrounding breaks and boards. Their local guides will have you slotting into the best waves on offer.
Cloud 9: This world famous wave is located only 15 minutes by road from Nay Palad. photographers and surfers alike flock to Cloud 9 – a short, top to bottom, perfect barrelling peak over shallow live coral with a majestic right-hand reef break that makes for an epic shot. Not for the faint hearted, the razor sharp reef at the bottom makes this wave more suitable for confident, advanced surfers.
September to May
Beginner to Advanced
Medium to High
No direct access to waves
Land transfers to surrounding breaks
Coaching & Guiding