You can’t really call yourself an island lover and not have Siargao in your list of most favourite or must-visit destinations in the Philippines. This teardrop-shaped tropical island has been getting more and more recognition over the recent years, thanks in part to last year’s release of Siargao, Filipino director Paul Soriano’s 43rd MMFF entry, its vibrant culture of surf, beaches, nightlife and food, and its very tight-knit community that feels like one big island family—spend a weekend in this gorgeous island and you will come across the locals that run this paradise: the owners and workers of the hotels and resorts, the bartenders and chefs of its beach bars and restaurants, expats who have relocated to the island for six months to a year because they fell in love with its beauty, surfers, other business owners and residents—get to know them and you will feel right at home here.

Last month, we kicked off our On the Fly travel film series, with the intent to tackle and put emphasis on the modern nomad’s act of flying to journey into new locales and explore the beauty of the Philippine islands. In the first film, we present what Coron is all about: the island hopping, gorgeous caves, historic shipwrecks and loads of underwater adventures. Now it’s Siargao’s turn—while this top tourist island is known for its surfing scene, we dig deeper and tell this tropical destination’s story from a different angle, but still highlighting its pristine beaches and glorious sights. Scroll down to know more.

Treat your eyes with this visual feast—shot and directed by our very own Founder, Stephen Ku—and get to know a different side of Siargao—beyond the surf:

A film by Stephen Ku (@stephen_ku)

Produced by Dan Buenaventura (@danbuen)

Video editing by Joseph Enero and Nina Buenaventura

Featuring Polina Trusova, Olga Garcia, Jennifer Jimenez, Monika Rivilla, Madi Ross, Rachel Peters, Divine Smith and Natasha Bautista

Special thanks to Niño Barbers and Siargao Inn Beach Resort

Shot using GoPro Hero 7 Black and DJI Mavic Pro

Music by Liam Aidan

Photos by CVMN


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