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Sanctuary Garden Resort

Experience the Galapagos in Sibuyan Island

Sanctuary Garden Beach Resort Romblon
Location:Barangay Tampayan, Municipality of Magdiwang, Sibuyan Island, Romblon, Philippines 5511
Member Since: Dec 12, 2012


Sanctuary Garden Resort is located in one of the most exotic tropical islands in the country - Sibuyan Island, commonly referred to as the Galapagos of Asia. You wake up in a valley surrounded by ridges to an unobstructed view of the magnificent Mount Guiting-Guiting. The outdoor activities are endlesss. Discover the wonders of Sibuyan Island in the pampered comfort of Sanctuary Garden Resort.

  • 30-hectare property with forest and river environment
  • 360-degree view of the sea, the nearby islands and the surrounding fields
  • resort campground for mountaineers' assault on Mt. Guiting-Guiting
  • eclectic design and architecture using native materials with modern facilities in the interiors.
Special Kayaking on Pawala River

A portion of the famous Pawala River serves as the natural swimming pool, picnic ground and kayaking area for guests who want to relax and enjoy its refreshing waters.

Sibuyan Island Features:

  • Mount Guiting-Guiting Natural Park - densest forest in the country with flora and fauna biodiversity
  • scattered waterfalls and rivers
  • hiking trails on rolling grassy hills
  • Pawala River with big natural pool of crystal clear water ideal for swimming and kayaking


  • hiking
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • biking
  • billiard and darts

Tours and Destinations:

  • Firefly Watching & Floating Restaurant - 1-hour night cruise on boat, flocks of thousands of fireflies
  • Magdiwang Beach - by biking or walking, 3km stretch, fine sand, swimming beach
  • Snorkelling at the Magdiwang Fish Sanctuary - includes fees, guide, boat, and snorkelling gears
  • Lambingan Falls - rock climbing, swim or simply bond with nature
  • Cataja Falls - hike through rice fields, river crossings, coconut plantations, and forest canopy
  • Dagubdub Falls - hike on trails, bridges, hardwood-steps and rapids
  • Cantingas River - touted as the cleanest river in the Philippines, swimming, diving decks and zip line
  • Cresta de Gallo Island - uninhabited island, meet fisher folks, swimming, beach lunch (summer tours only)
  • Gaong River - day hike, river crossings, forest canopy, swimming, rock formations, gorges and pitcher plants
  • Mount Guiting-Guiting - prepare to have a fit body, a tent, a cook set, and appropriate reliable footwear


  • Sampaguita 1 - 8-bedrooms with 4 aircon rooms for 2 to 3 persons, 2 fan rooms for 3 persons, and 2 double deck fan rooms for 4 persons
  • Sampaguita 2 - single air-conditioned room unit with a double bed and an optional pullout single bed, 2 to 3 persons
  • Sampaguita 3 - 2 rooms each with 6 person capacity, big balcony, hill top, view of the Mount Guiting-Guiting
  • Hibiscus Building 1 - 2 units, each with own large balcony, air-con, cable TV, DVD player, refrigerator, and hot & cold shower
  • Hibiscus Building 2 - single detached unit, higher elevation, best view of the mountain and the resort, big balcony, aircon, cable TV, DVD player, refrigerator, and hot & cold shower
  • Hibiscus Building 3 - single detached unit, DVD player, hilltop, overlooking Mt. Guiting-Guiting
  • Function Hall & Restaurant - multi-purpose building for special occasions like weddings, parties, seminars, meetings, trainings, conventions, retreats, etc., includes bar and restaurant
  • Billiard Hall - billiard pool and darts - free for registered guests
  • Camping Ground - grassy rolling hills as the camping ground for mountaineers, for scout jamborees, garden weddings and parties
  • Natural Pool - portion of the Pawala River serves as the natural swimming pool, picnic area with cabanas, benches and tables
  • Hiking Trails - river side trails, forested environment, various species of trees, plants, and birds within the resort property


  • Dormitory Units (Sampaguita 1)
    • Php 250/person/day Hostel Rate: double deck fan room
    • Php 700/day for 2 to 3 persons, Semi-Private Fan Room
    • Php 900/day for 2 persons and Php 1,150/day for 3 persons Semi-Private aircon room
  • Private Units
    • Php 1,100/day good for 2 persons Sampaguita 2: aircon room, one double with optional pull out bed for an extra person
    • Php 2,300/day for 6 persons Sampaguita 3: family aircon room
    • Php 1,400/day for 2 persons Hibiscus 3: 1 queen bed aircon room, DVD player, overlooking
  • Executive Units
    • Php 1,800/day for 2 to 3 persons, extra bed at Php 350/person/day Hibiscus-1: duplex unit, big balcony, aircon room, DVD player, cable TV, private refrigerator, hot & cold shower
    • Php 1,800/day for 2 persons Hibiscus-2: single detached unit, overlooking, aircon room, DVD player, cable TV, private refrigerator, hot & cold shower
  • Php 3,000/day Function Hall - restaurant convertible to a function hall up to 96 pax. For meetings/seminars, up to 130 chairs in theatre arrangement, audio and video equipment, LCD projector and screen
  • Php 300/day Picnic Cabanas - thatch roof and bamboo benches and tables, ideal for family picnics (free for registered guests)
  • Php 200/day Bicycle
  • Php 600/day Motorcycle (fuel not included)
  • Php 4,500/day Car and Jeepney (includes fuel and driver)
  • Php 50/pax/day entrance fee Campground, Picnic and Swimming Area (free for registered guests)


  • Garden Weddings
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Parties
  • Trainings & Seminars
  • Meetings, Conferences, & Retreats
  • Camping and Scout Jamborees
  • Educational Trips

Picture Gallery (click the images)

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Location: Live Interactive Google Map

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Sanctuary Garden Resort


Vehm ReyesVehm Reyes star rating star rating star rating
(Aug 23, 2014) Beautiful landscape with a Zen feeling around the whole area. It has its own natural pool-lake in the backyard where it is perfect to chill, relax and build a bonfire in the evening. However, what I love most about this place are the animals especially David and JR - their two adopted monkey-babies, even sweeter than a human baby.

Maxim Van TendelooMaxim Van Tendeloo star rating star rating star rating
(Aug 23, 2014) Neat and peaceful place. Beautiful surroundings and views. Lovely spot to swim and chill by the river. Rooms are clean with beautiful marble bathroom. Staff is friendly but very shy (or lack of English/Tagalog skills), only one person to talk to for information/ordering food/... Loved the presence of the monkeys.