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Sicogon Island

Carles, Iloilo Province, Philippines
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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 April 16, 2018
eriksgv
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Quezon City, Philippines
Go before it is fully-developed

Sicogon used to be the Balesin of the 70s and 80s. For some reason, it was abandoned and the island... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2018
hizonfire
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Luzon, Philippines
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Carles, Iloilo Province, Philippines
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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

7  Thank eriksgv
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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

2  Thank hizonfire
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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.

2  Thank Uma G
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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

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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

1  Thank DanielleWong
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

If you want a tourist-free getaway, peaceful and away from busy city, this is the best place to go. Me, my partner and my friends stayed in Balay Kogon. The place was amazingly beautiful especially in the balcony area where Islas de Gigantes can be...More

1  Thank Kizha K
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

The place there is absolutly amazing. The Stuff very friendly and the Rooms very nice and clean. Happy that we have Beachfrontbungalow :) Food is also very yummy there. We enjoy the Place so much. Big Thanks to the Resortmanager "Jazz" for the late Checkout....More

2  Thank eifach o
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

I was with my friends when I visited the place and we're there to conduct a feasibility study. The turquoise water captured our hearts immediately and added to it is the complimentary beauty of the Tumaquin Island. We rented out tents courtesy of one of...More

3  Thank Eljon_Van
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

This new property developed by Ayala Land opened Dec.27, 2016. We were one of the first guests the first week of 2017. There is no wifi yet, but for two nights stay, we did'nt feel it, in fact my 19 year old daughter and I...More

14  Thank mary anne t
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

As a continuation of our day trip, we made a stop at Sicogon Island - not much to see there. We tried snorkeling on the island facing the main island and there were a few fishes, lots of rocks but the water was clear. In...More

6  Thank JEAN G
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from manila to iloilo via airplane then iloilo airport to tagbak jaro terminal find the ceres or L300 van going to estancia from estancia port you can find the boat going to sicogon island or from manila you ride roro going... More
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