Cozy up with your significant other at the Canjahawon Nipa Hut Homestay // Photo Source: @nikki.in.wanderland (IG)

Whenever we hear the word Siquijor, probably the first two things that come to mind are witchcraft and white sand beaches. A lot of Filipinos consider Siquijor as a mystical island because of its mountain-dwelling spiritual healers who make traditional medicines for different kinds of ailments. However, the island has plenty more to offer when it comes to natural beauty and natural attractions. Natural attractions include not only white sandy beaches but also waterfalls, caves, and forest walks in the hills. 

Aerial view of the Canjahawon Nipa Hut Homestay in Siquijor // Photo Source: Canjahawon Nipa Hut Homestay Facebook Page

Speaking of the hills in Siquijor, there’s a nice cozy place where you guys can stay, right in the middle of the island – the Canjahawon Nipa Hut Homestay. It’s a Bed & Breakfast accommodation with a nice balcony where you can have a splendid view of the mountains as well as a nice garden view. 

Look at this calm and beautiful view from one of the huts // Photo Source: @nikki.in.wanderland (IG)

The place is very different from the usual hotels that travelers stay in when going on a vacation. Canjahawon Nipa Hut Homestay is run by awesome, friendly, helpful people! It’s a quiet, cool place, surrounded by forest, fields, hills, caves. The huts are traditional Filipino kubo style made from strong wooden materials and give it a much more primitive vibe.

The inside of one of the huts at the Canjahawon Nipa Hut Homestay // Photo Source: @nikki.in.wanderland (IG)
Wake up to this // Photo Source: @nikki.in.wanderland (IG)

The rooms have has a nice seating area and a kitchen for guests to cook their meals in. Guests who stay here can enjoy hiking around and you guys can even ask the management to take you to different hidden gems of the island. 

Cuddle and lay on this nice hammock // Photo Source: @nikki.in.wanderland (IG)
The entrance to the place // Photo Source: @nikki.in.wanderland (IG)

You guys can do so much here, do things that don’t include using the internet because the place does not have an internet connection – which is great. It’s ideal for total relaxation and disconnection from the virtual world. Take this time to really connect with nature and with your loved ones. 

A nice cup of coffee and this view. Yas, please // Photo Source: @nikki.in.wanderland (IG)
More of the place // Photo Source: @nikki.in.wanderland (IG)

Canjahawon Nipa Hut Homestay offers a breathtaking view and a calm environment, with very welcoming hosts who are friendly and nice. You can arrange for them to give you a tour around the island and also take you snorkeling on the nice beaches around. Also, discover hidden waterfalls, go on hikes and just get lost (not literally though) in all that beautiful nature. 

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Take an afternoon nap here // Photo Source: @nikki.in.wanderland (IG)

Rates 

The rates at the Canjahaw Nipa Hut Homestay starts at Php 450 a night, up to Php 1,450 a night – depending on the type of hut/ kubo you choose to stay in. These are their following accommodations: 

Apartment with Terrace (3 people) 

  • 1 double bed 
  • 1 sofa bed 
  • Patio 
  • Safe 
  • Separate entrance 
  • Balcony 
  • Sitting area 
  • Hardwood/ Parquet floors 
  • Toilet 
  • Toilet paper 
  • Located on the ground floor 
  • Dining area 
  • Fridge 
  • Kitchenette
  • Kitchenware 
  • Stovetop
  • Shower 
  • Towels 
  • Mountain View 
  • Garden View 

One-Bedroom Apartment (1 person)

  • 1 single bed 
  • Patio 
  • Safe 
  • Separate entrance 
  • Balcony 
  • Sitting area 
  • Hardwood/ Parquet floors 
  • Toilet 
  • Toilet paper 
  • Located on the ground floor 
  • Kitchenette
  • Kitchenware 
  • Stovetop
  • Shared bathroom 

One-Bedroom Apartment (2 people) 

  • 1 double bed 
  • Patio 
  • Safe 
  • Separate entrance 
  • Balcony 
  • Sitting area 
  • Hardwood/ Parquet floors 
  • Toilet 
  • Toilet paper 
  • Located on the ground floor 
  • Fridge 
  • Kitchenette
  • Kitchenware 
  • Stovetop
  • Shared bathroom 
  • Mountain View 
  • Garden View 

Queen Room with Balcony (2 people)

  • 1 large double bed
  • Patio 
  • Safe 
  • Separate entrance 
  • Balcony 
  • Sitting area 
  • Hardwood/Parquet floors 
  • Toilet 
  • Toilet paper 
  • Located on the ground floor 
  • Fridge 
  • Kitchenette
  • Kitchenware 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Mountain View 
  • Garden View 

Check-in time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM 

Check-out time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM 

House Rules 

  • Not suitable for children and infants
  • No pets
  • Smoking is allowed
  • Parties and events are allowed
  • Guests are not to wear shoes inside the hut

Note: There is no internet access available in the area, so disconnect with the virtual world and connect with nature and your loved ones. 🙂 

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Amenities 

  • Free parking on premises
  • Cooking basics 
  • Dishes and silverware
  • A kitchen where guests can cook 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Stove
  • Private entrance 
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Bathroom
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Towels
  • Guest bathroom
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Toilet paper
  • Garden view
  • Mountain view
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Dining area

How to get there 

Canjahawon Nipa Hut Homestay is located in Cantabon, Siquijor. 

From Cebu City, head on to Cebu South Bus Terminal. Take a Ceres Bus to Dumaguete and then you will get on a Ferry in Bato. The travel time would be 4 to 5 hours. 

The bus will stop in the Ceres Bus Terminal in Dumaguete. 

Then, take a tricycle to Dumaguete Port. 

At the port, get on a ferry or fast craft to Siquijor. Travel time for ferries is almost 2 hours, and for the fast craft is roughly 1 hour. 

When you get to the Siquijor port, you can then take a tricycle or habal-habal (motorcycle ride) to Canjahawon Nipa Hut Homestay. The ride going to the place can be a bit bumpy so prepare yourselves ahead. 

You can also inquire about getting picked up at the port with the management. 

Information 

For more updates and information, follow their Facebook Page – Canjahaw Nipa Hut Homestay or call them at 0975 291 2479. 

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