Sugar Beach, Philippines

Sugar beach on Negros island is a really secluded beach located 5km from Sipalay town and locked in between several huge rocky cliffs. We were coming from Bacolod, so we took a bus to Sipalay and asked the driver to drop us off by the local road that leads to Sugar beach. When the water level increases it's very difficult to get there as first you need to take a tuk-tuk on a very very bad road that constantly gets flooded, then take a small boat to pass a canal to the beach village, then climb a cliff on your own to get to the accommodation on the beach.

There are about 5-7 accommodation places with bungalows on the beach and in the garden ($12-15 per night with hot water and private bathroom), but due to the location there are not so many visitors there. We stayed at Driftwood Village, and had a really good time with the owner Peter, his friend, their staff and dogs. Food is a little bit more expensive on Sugar beach than in other places in Philippines ($2-5) but the beach itself is definitely worth a visit. Here is our little bungalow. 

The beach itself is really relaxed - almost no people, hammocks, driftwood, nice breeze, peace of mind. 

While we stayed there Peter, the owner, saw on TV that a 900km large typhoon has struck the Eastern part of Philippines, and said we might feel it as well - awesome news for anyone on a secluded strip of beach with jungles behind it! We were lucky it was moving toward the North Luzon and Vietnam. Even though geographically it touched us indirectly the storm we got was a pretty scary one, the sea just looked horrifying, and in the night it felt like we're gonna be blown away by the wind.

A much bigger problem for us was the increasing water levels, the cliff you're supposed to climb to get out of the beach was unclimbable because the waves hitting it got too high, and the local road on the way to the main road was flooded. People who tried to get out of there right after the first day of the storm were just returning back with no luck.

All in all, it was a very cool experience that combined both relaxing and worrying for your life :) definitely recommend! 

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