THE WORLD’S GREATEST HOTELS, RESORTS + SPAS

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A legendary surf break brought globe-trekking parisians Fred Debacker and Pierre Zappavigna To Siargao island in 2005. Once there, the two designers decided to forsake big-city life and open Kalinaw Resort, which means “peaceful” in the native Visayan dialect. The intimate hideway blends A laid-back, beach-friendly atmosphere and high-end design, appealing to surf bums and urbanites alike.

LP PHILIPPINES

FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2009
LONELY PLANET 2009

Photos of this French-owned resort could make the centrefold of any comtemporary design magazine. Creative and whimsical bathrooms are the highlight, but minimalism reigns trhoughout, including in the attached restaurant that does the best brick-oven pizza on the island...

Kalinaw resort in T+L sea

SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2009
T+L Southeast asia

Created by two Parisian transplants, Kalinaw Resort is easily the most polished offering in this surfing destination located in the southeastern corner of the archipelago. Understated chic mingles with Filipino pastoral at this 1 1/2 year old retreat : the five beachfront villas are made from locally sourced materials such as nipa leaves and doyok doyok wood, while interiors - platform bed shrouded in white linens, polished wood and concrete floor - are tastefully minimalist.

Kalinaw resort in SMILE magazine

SMILE MAGAZINE

Fred Debacker and Pierre Zappavigna are two designers who left the glitz of Paris to set up shop in Siargao. Their resort/restaurant is called Kalinaw, wich fusestropicalia and skater chic effortlessly. Their menu is as sophisticated as their cabins ; with their italian wood-fire oven they are able to bake authentic French bread and pizza like the Royal Kalinaw. The medley of ham, mushrooms and mozzarella is topped with an egg the way it is prepared in France. They also serve the best - and possibly the only - espresso in Siargao.

Kalinaw resort in easyvoyag

EASY VOYAGE

Situé sur l'ile de Siargao, Kalinaw resort a choisi un emplacement considéré comme le petit bijou des philippines. Le nom de Kalinaw n'a pas été choisi par hasard : il signifie en dialecte local "calme et tranquilité". C'est pour cela que l'on peut dire qu'il porte bien son nom... Qu'on ne s'y trompe pas, le Kalinaw resort est un établissement de luxe.

Kalinaw resort in vacances deluxe

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2009
VACANCES DE LUXE

C'est l'histoire de deux designers francais qui décident un beau jour de quitter Paris pour réaliser leur rêve : construire un hôtel sous les tropiques. Ainsi naît Kalinaw, dont le nom signifie calme et tranquilité en dialecte local. Inspirés par la street culture et le skateboarding, le resort est constitué de cottages individuels, alliant idéalement tradition et modernité. L'intérieur bénéficie de tout le confort moderne, tandis que l'extérieur s'intègre parfaitement à l'environnement local. Le restaurant offre un subtil mélange entre saveurs locales et gastronomie francaise. Mais la grande attraction de l'hôtel, c'est le spot de surf Cloud9. Chaque année Billabong y organise une compétition professionnelle, où se retrouvent les meilleurs surfeurs de la planète.

Kalinaw resort Deluxe Villa
Kalinaw Resort Deluxe Villa
Kalinaw resort Pool Suite Villa
Kalinaw Resort Pool Suite Villa