K.I.S.S. - Keeping It Simple to Siquijor

 

Unfortunately there are times today's travelers may encounter snags that interrupt their itineraries. Such interruptions have the possibility of being more than inconvenient and may result in altering an otherwise pleasurable trip to that of a stressful experience. In an effort to assist you in planning a stress-free trip MySiquijor.com offers the following information.


Traveling to the Philippines


Philippine Airlines as well as some others offer flights that enable passengers to pass customs and immigration in Cebu (Mactan International Airport), thus eliminating what can occasionally be a hectic experience at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila. Some airlines (such as Cathay Pacific) fly via Hong Kong or other cities outside of the Philippines direct to Cebu eliminating making a connection in Manila. Of course there is also the option of using a connecting flight out of Manila and flying into Dumaguete. Many travelers prefer to stay a minimum of one night in Cebu City upon their arrival, before their departure, or as a way to "break-up" their stay in Siquijor. Staying over in Cebu City is an excellent way to "freshen up" prior to traveling on to Siquijor. Also it is a wonderful place to pick up those last minute souvenirs and to confirm travel prior to departure.



While in Cebu

Kiwilodge
phone/fax (63) (32) 232-9550, 412-8005, 412-8004

1060 G. Tudtud St., Mabolo
Cebu City, Philippines
http://www.kiwilodgecebu.com

http://kiwilodge.org/

kiwilodgebookings@gmail.com

MySiquijor.com offers its full endorsement to the Kiwilodge conveniently located in Mabolo, Cebu City. The Kiwilodge maintains a consistent level of quality with a friendly staff. Kiwilodge is designed with the foreign traveler in mind. To simplify your travel they will not only pick you up at the airport but will also arrange for your transportation to the airport upon your departure. The close proximity of Kiwilodge to the major malls makes shopping easy. Another advantage to staying at the Kiwilodge is that it is located very close to the pier area making traveling by sea a snap. During your stay you can enjoy their bar-restaurant and select from a large European menu. You can exchange travel tips with other foreigners as you unwind with a cocktail.

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With over 30 years of experience in the Philippines, Dick (the owner) has developed countless contacts and a wealth of information that should prove helpful to all foreigners. Be sure to ask Dick about the local nightlife and entertainment in the Cebu area.

All rooms are furnished with aircon, fan, IDD phone, cable T.V. and a private bathroom with hot water. Catering to the foreign travelers, Kiwilodge will help you keep your trip simple and enjoyable. Please note that advance notice is required for transportation from the airport. Please supply arrival time and all flight data. Prices are subject to change without notice due to market and currency rate fluctuations. Email Kiwilodge for current rates/quote.

Prices as of August 2, 2012:

Standard Room 1198 php/ night (Double Bed).

Deluxe Rooms 1490 php/night (Queen Bed).

New Deluxe 1590 php/night (Queen bed, flat Screens, electronic safes and refrigerator).
Large Deluxe 1786 php/night (Larger room with Queen bed and refrigerator in new building).

Family Room 1786 php/night (Queen bed plus single bed, refrigerator, flat screen, electronic safe).

Superior Deluxe 1893php/night (Larger room with Queen bed and refrigerator in new building).

I strongly urge you to visit the KiwiLodge website for complete up-to-date information.  Click Here: http://www.kiwilodgecebu.com or here: http://kiwilodge.org/



The Emerald Isle Bar and Restaurant

Cebu's first and only Irish Sports Pub and Restaurant

Located in the Piazza Elysia shopping mall on the corner of Banilad Road and Maguikay Highway.
Martin and Antonet Bell
Tel. 32-421-3255

http://emeraldirishbar.com/index.php

Click on the clover for details and photos: 



The Sand Trap
The Sand Trap sports bar and family restaurant is definitely a little "Oasis" in the city. No need to go all the way to a beach, just drop in and relax, play tennis, have a swim, play billiards or board games, or just hang out in the air-conditioned restaurant, lounge outside on the patio or covered verandah. Tired of shopping or running around the city? …just pop in and relax all afternoon…let the kids fun around or play in the play area.
Open from 7 AM - 11 PM.
Maria Luisa Road Banilad, Cebu City
Phone/fax: 344-0063

http://www.sandtrapcebu.com/



Traveling to Siquijor

Ferry Schedules

Please note that the Ferry schedules are occasionally inconsistent due to weather conditions, required maintenance, mechanical and technical failures, etc..  Please contact them personally to confirm the schedules


Ocean Jet (Ocean Fast Ferries, Inc.)

Pier 1, Cebu City
Tel: 417-0646 / 255-7560 / Fax: 255-0115

http://www.oceanjet.net/

Email: marketing@oceanjet.net


Effective July 2009: Ocean Jet has sporadic service to Siquijor Pier.  Contact them personally prior to making travel plans.


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Delta Fast Ferries


Dumaguete to Siquijor Daily Schedule:
Departs at 6:00 AM, 9:15 AM, 1:30 PM, and 4:30 PM
Siquijor to Dumaguete Daily Schedule:
Departs at 7:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 3:00 PM and 5:30 PM
In Dumaguete purchase your ticket at Pier 3, Delta Ferries Passenger Terminal
(035) 225-3128 / 420-1111
In Siquijor purchase your ticket at the Siquijor Pier Area

(click here to view some pictures of the Delta Fast Ferries)

As of July 18, 2008 the fare was reported to be P200
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Cokaliong Shipping Lines

At the time of this posting they were offering service between Cebu and Larena on Mondays.

Please refer to the Cokaliong website for updated info.

http://www.cokaliongshipping.com

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Weesam Express

At the time of this posting they were making a daily trip between Cebu and Dumaguete.

Departing Cebu at 6:30 AM. 

Departing Dumaguete to Siquijor at 10:45 AM. 

Departures from Siquijor to Dumaguete are at noon daily. 

Please refer to the Weesam website for updated info.

http://www.zimnet.com/weesam/php/index.php

Weesam is not currently operating in the area.

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Please note that there are other pump boats that run between Dumaguete and Siquijor.  These include the "Siquijor II" and the " Mbca Prima".  The average fare is P100


 


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