Our Romblon Backpacking Trip had gifted us with several pleasant surprises. For the Sibuyan Island segment, it was the resort that we stayed in.

Sitting on rolling hills covered with plants and trees of various species, Sanctuary Garden Resort exudes natural calmness and serenity. For tired and weary bodies and souls, staying at the resort is a welcome respite and a rejuvenating experience. From different rooms and points of the resort, you can have a magnificent view of Mount Guiting Guiting Natural Park.

The resort was made of materials abundant in the island and the owners spared no expense in its construction. It thus helps create a sense of luxury and blissfulness.

Sanctuary Garden Resort should be your go-to place in Sibuyan Island.
Sanctuary Garden Resort is the go-to place in Sibuyan Island.
At the edge of a hill, the Hibiscus Room has a balcony.
At the edge of a hill, the Hibiscus Room has a balcony.
The dormitory offers different room setups.


Each of the rooms have different in-room amenities. For example, the duplex Hibiscus 1 Building, the rooms have hot and cold shower, a refrigerator, and a satellite TV. All units have balconies while the dorm has a huge lounge. All guests are provided with clean and smooth towels.

Hibiscus 1 Room is one of the biggest and most spacious.
The spacious balcony at the dormitory building.


Providing the Resort with more relaxing and rejuvenating experience for its guests are the camping ground, open air huts, the natural pool of Pawala River and the hiking trail beside it. The resort also has convention hall which can accommodate up to 300 persons and a billiard hall. One can sit, sleep, meditate, relax, read books all day in one of those open huts undisturbed.

One of the open-air huts with an unobstructed view of Mount Guiting Guiting.
Pawala River is a great place for swimming, diving, and kayaking.

The resort also rents out mountain bikes, motorcycles, multicabs, jeep and kayaks.

Room Rates:

Rates start at P250 per head a night (dorm, two double deck, fan room). You can check their rates here.

How To Get There:

  • Tablas Island: via Montenegro Lines (M/V Maria Querubin), ETD San Agustin 0600, ETA Romblon 0700; ETD Romblon 0730, ETA Magdiwang 0930
  • Lucena City: via Star Horse Shipping Lines, ETD Lucena 0200 (Tue/Sat), ETA Magdiwang 2000 (Tue/Sat)
  • Roxas City: please check with the resort for updated sailing schedule
  • Masbate City: please check with the resort for updated sailing schedule

From Magdiwang (Ambulong Port), the resort can pick up the guests.

For more info, please check their website at http://sanctuarygardenresort.com.ph/.

Note: This is not a paid post. This is part of LegendHarry‘s seven-day Romblon Backpacking Trip.



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