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Home away from home!

We stayed at Balay Kogon and the staff was very accomodating, friendly & family oriented. You don't... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Chrissie Ann D
Unplugged Relaxation

Sicogon used to be the "in" place for the jetset in the 70's and 80's. The entire island was... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Quezon City, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 December 2018

There is not much to see in Sicogon. Other than a swimming pool by your hotel there is nothing else here. The beach is not that great. The only plus is it is always windy here so if one is into wind surfing this is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank evelyn s
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This used to be a famous island resort for the rich and famous. But that was a long time ago. Now it has become a rather neglected island deprived of world-class amenities. There are plans to rehabilitate the island, I heard, but not until such...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We stayed at Balay Kogon and the staff was very accomodating, friendly & family oriented. You don't have to do anything, they anticipate what you need. The menu is very limited though, and the fish wasn't that fresh. You can also eat and ask the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Chrissie Ann D
Reviewed 17 July 2018

I went with my friends to Sicogon Island and there are a lot of activities such as island hopping, trekking at Mt. Opao, kayaking, SUP, snorkeling and cliff jumping at Tumaquin islet. There are already two resorts in this island - Huni Resort and Balay...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank maki0102
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

This is a less-known destination but I'm pretty sure few months from now, people from nearby provinces and people from manila will know more about this hidden gem. Its long turquoise beach is so inviting. We also loved watching the sunset at the beachfront- just...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank adrielesmama
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Sicogon used to be the "in" place for the jetset in the 70's and 80's. The entire island was recently acquired by the Ayala Group and is now developing the entire island as a resort destination complete with it's own airstrip. The only completed facility...More

Date of experience: April 2018
7  Thank eriksgv
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Sicogon used to be the Balesin of the 70s and 80s. For some reason, it was abandoned and the island was resettled by local fisherman. Now, Ayala Land has taken over the island and has put up a beachhead with a small resort named Balay...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank hizonfire
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Probably the most romantic time we've had together. We stayed in the only resort on this remote island, called Balay Kogon. Amazing resort with extremely pleasant staff. Pristine beach with crystal clear water. We did some island hopping, snorkelling, and star-gazing.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank umag2013
Reviewed 17 February 2018

If you want to get away from it all, this is the place for you. Absolutely no wifi and cash only. The view is spectacular, you can spent your whole day at the beach. We were fortunate that it was sunny. If it rains, I...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Lasyer
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Those seeking for another Boracay will be disappointed here. But for those who appreciates peaceful and tasteful interiors will feel right at home. Balay Kogon is a resort where you can tell careful planning on the design and interiors were well thought of. Very tastefully...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank DanielleWong
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