Tourists come from all over the world to swim with the whale sharks, but not too many know about this inspired hideaway along the road...
Siama - Now one of my Favorite Hotels in the World
This is the work of acclaimed designer Milo Naval.
Drawing inspiration from the iconic bahay kubo (traditional Filipino house), Milo's vision has been perfectly executed.
Sleek, contemporary lines accent the elegant, native-inspired design.
Down to the tiniest details, everything is just perfect.
Even the pool is designed to work in harmony with nature - it's cool during the heat of the day, but gradually warms for a perfect evening swim.
Siama features locally-sourced Bicolano dishes such as "kinunot" and "lato" (sea grapes). They also serve a famous "kilig" tinola (chicken
A World-Class Hotel Featuring Native-Inspired Design
In my opinion, Siama is one of the few upscale resorts in the Philippines that is actually worth the price - I wouldn't change a thing about this place. I was impressed that such a simple, artistic space could still feel so warm and inviting. Truly inspirational.
With his use of organic and reclaimed materials, Milo's love for the environment is also very apparent.
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I Can Only Take You So Far...
That's because at the end of the day, Siama is an experience. More than just an eco-resort...it is a work of art - one you can savor with all five senses.
Yes, Siama Hotel is just my style...is it yours?
You will have to see for yourself.
Oh...one more thing.
...how cool is
Milo's famous rattan pedicab?
(Yes, you can take a picture in it.)
For more information about Siama, click HERE
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- Nathan Allen
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