Huni Sicogon is a hidden gem off the coast of Northern Iloilo

The pool area at night

Named after “the hum of the sea (huni ng dagat),” Huni Sicogon is a beautiful boutique resort situated off the coast of Northern Iloilo.

Huni prides itself with having a warm, personable service of a bed and breakfast, but with the reliable standards of an Ayala brand. 

With 52 rooms, ranging from the 28-sq.m. standard room to the 41-sq.m. family room, Huni is ideal for solo travelers, couples, or families. It has an all-day dining facility, a pool, and several lounge areas—perfect for an intimate chat with a special someone, for reading a book, or playing board games with friends or family.

One of the 52 spacious rooms

Illustrating a deep respect for the environment, structures in Huni are no taller than the surrounding coconut trees. This ensures that the design will blend seamlessly with its environment.

Structures are built at least 40 meters from the highest tide to ensure resilience against typhoons and encourage unimpeded pedestrian traffic. These guidelines will also be observed in future developments in the island.

In fact, the island of Sicogon has benefited from the various plants and trees that have been planted around the area since development of the island began. The birds seem to agree—tweets could be heard all day from anywhere in the island.

Sicogon Island’s 282-hectares of protected forest is home to the 350-meter high Mt. Opao, which remains a sanctuary for the flora and fauna that continue to thrive in the area, in line with the island estate’s vision of responsible tourism.

The resort’s dining area

Getting to Huni Sicogon is much easier now, thanks to the newly opened airport in the island. Previously, guests would need to take a 45-minute boat ride from Estancia, the nearest port on the Panay mainland, and another 90 minutes from the Roxas City airport, to reach Sicogon Island. Or they could take a two-and-a half hour ride from the Iloilo International Airport.

Once development is finished, Sicogon Island will feature a balanced mix of resort town center, hotels and resorts, as well as commercial and residential establishments, supported by an on-site airstrip. Touted as the newest tourism hub and gateway of Western Visayas guided by sustainable development through environmental preservation and active involvement of the local community.