citrAyus 

[ch t’r y u s] means possessed of wonderful vitality

integrating fluidity in life through movement . levity . vibrancy . wellbeing .

Translating comPassion into Experience.

THE LOCATION

Siargao Island's General Luna, where the retreat is located, boasts diverse cuisines and a great music scene. Our culture is one of respect for nature and a life of surf and joy. Filipinos are warm and our community helps each other thrive. Many visitors never leave. Just a 2.5 hour flight southeast of Manila.

Photo courtesy of:  KUDOSURF Pro Team member, Athlete, Pro Surfer & Siargao Island girl Ana Mae Alipayo and Photographer Matt Power 

Although best known for its world class surf breaks and the famous Cloud 9, you can also take a SUP to Sugba Lagoon or into the mangroves, go island hopping on a bangka (outrigger), ride a motorbike through the coconut forest to beaches up north, or just chill on the beach.  

 

In the surroundings of Siargao Island, there is a surf break for any level of experience to discover.

 

A blend of Filipino and Japanese architecture, the 2 bedroom villas are a great option for couples, groups of friends or small families.  Air- conditioning is available on the ground floor and toilet and bath ensuite. Additional amenities include: tea, air purifier and bed & bath products.

The private rooms have ceiling to floor windows to let the light, wind and sounds of the jungle into your room in the daytime.  At night, black out curtains may be drawn to encourage deep sleep. The minimalist architecture and well-thought of accents create an atmosphere of comfort and clarity. Featuring bath en suite and air-conditioning.

THE ISLAND

THE RETREAT

Lotus Shores was founded on the goal of Yoga, the realization of the unity of Being, often experienced in the act of wave-riding.  

 

Life at the retreat is a celebration, exploration and preservation of the sacred wisdom that yoga and surfing have to teach us about ourselves and the world around us.  The commune is home to the island’s only yoga center, Yoga Dojo, and Kali Ma Cafe, a plant-based kitchen and restaurant.

TRUE FOOD - FARM TO TABLE

The Kali Ma Café is a whole-food, plant-based café and restaurant within the commune.  

 

We source our produce from our growing vegetable garden and the island’s organic farms. Meals are made from scratch. Nothing from a can or plastic bag.  We work with time (e.g organic farming methods, fermentation, etc.), nature, high vibrations, and loving hands.

Each time we respond to the body’s need for nourishment, we hold the key to ending world hunger, diseases of affluence, environmental degradation, and the unnecessary suffering of beings that like us want freedom and happiness.

This power is embodied in the Hindu tradition as the goddess Kali.  Kali is power, life, and energy personified.  She represents the life-giving force, the all-pervading essence that gives rise to the animate world, and the power behind all male deities.  Kali, herself, is the power of transformation and spiritual evolution, delivering us from the suffering that is caused by the ignorance of ego-identification, to the realization of the true Self and the unity of all being.

 

The research on a plant-based diet and vegan life-style is unanimous: it is the single choice an individual can make where the effects are the most far-reaching and immediate.

 

A plant-based diet and vegan lifestyle is the only sustainable way to live on the planet where our choices reflect our spiritual nature and honoring the truth of our connected and divine existence.

THE VILLAS & ROOMS

ACTIVITIES -

EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES

Surfer's Paradise:

Cloud 9, Tuason's Point, Stimpy's Caridad, Cemetary, Pilar, Jacking Horse and Daku Island.

Island Hopping Daku, Naked, Guyam

Island Hopping to Mamon and Hike Corregidor

SUP the Mangroves or Sugba Lagoon​

Magpupungko Rock Pools

Motorbike ride north to Pacifico and Burgos

Take a weaving workshop at Lokal

Relax on the Beach

Photo courtesy of:  KUDOSURF Pro Team member, Athlete, Pro Surfer & Siargao Island girl Ana Mae Alipayo and Photographer Matt Power​ 

Siargao Island, Philippines

Nestled within the jungles of a wave-fringed island.

A tropical, teardrop shaped island with lagoons, mangroves, coconut forests & white sand beaches. 

A space dedicated to the remembrance of our true nature.  

A commune for yogis, seekers, surfers, and conscious adventurers.

LOCATION

HOW TO GET THERE

Siargao Island, Philippines

GETTING THERE

 

Most International flights will connect through Manila (NAIA) from. Give yourself time to make your domestic transfer, ideally 3 hours minimum between your arrival time in Manila to your domestic departure flight to Siargao. The flight from Manila to Siargao is about 2 hours.

 

From Sayak Airport (IAO) in Siargao, the drive to our retreat center in General Luna is about 30–40 minutes, we can arrange a van pickup for you.

 

Feel free to contact us with any questions, we are here to help​.

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GETTING AROUND​

The main form of transportation on the island is by motorbike. We can assist you with both moped and motorbike rentals, with or without board rack for about 400pesos per day, with discounts for longer stays. Otherwise, tricycles or habal-habals are plentiful and an easy way to get around. You can easily hail one from the main road, about 5 minutes walk from our retreat center, or our reception desk can always call one to pick you up.

BOOKING YOUR FLIGHT

TO SIARGAO, DEL CARMEN (IAO)

 

FROM MANILA INTL AIRPORT:

Skyjet

Cebu Pacific Air

 

FROM CEBU MACTAN INTL AIRPORT (CEB):

Cebu Pacific Air

Philippine Airlines

 

FROM DAVAO INTL AIRPORT:

Philippine Airlines

 

FROM CLARK INTL AIRPORT:

Skyjet

Philippine Airlines