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Antulang, Siit Siaton, Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental 6219 Philippines
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#1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Zamboanguita
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More than one hundred steps lead down to Kookoo’s nest Eco-lodge, which comprises of six simple, comfortable, native-style bamboo beach cottages and rooms, with a central restaurant. They are set in a pocket of woodland that slopes steeply down to the edge of a small secluded sandy cove, facing the sunset. The buildings have been beautifully constructed by artisans from the village using traditional techniques, from locally sourced bamboo and the leaves of the Nipa-palm. The ladies from the village prepare excellent fresh food for the restaurant and see to guest’s everyday needs, while their husbands tend the herb gardens, carry provisions, and drive the boats. A small dive-shop offers tuition and diving on the beautiful coral reefs that surround the peninsula. Snorkeling gear is available for those who do not dive, and Kayaks can be rented for exploring Tambobo bay, fishing village and remote beaches.
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Free parking
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Restaurant
Beach
Canoeing
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Massage
Secured parking
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Diving
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Mosquito net
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Private beach
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Private balcony
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino

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Antulang, Siit Siaton, Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental 6219 Philippines
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Dumaguete Airport37 kmSee all flights
Dipolog Airport56 kmSee all flights
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paradisehunter wrote a review May 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates5 contributions7 helpful votes
Stunning relaxed hideaway. Beautiful beach and house reef. Excellent home cooked food. Stayed in the new ‘Heron’ cottage: set at the far end of the beach up some steps it is delightfully peaceful, well appointed and has incredible full sea views. Highly recommend coming to stay at Kookoo’s.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Rosie S wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom12 contributions1 helpful vote
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We stayed midweek in March and had such a wonderful time and I am seriously craving another stay! The hosts Nikki and James were lovely and the staff cooked up some amazing food! The cabin was clean and the beds super comfortable, was glad for the fan and we slept really well. The boats can return from night fishing around 4.30am so ear plugs are good. We rented some snorkels and wetsuits and had a great explore of the reefs. My favourite was seeing the clown fish guarding their sea anemones - so cute! I noticed most mornings between 9 - 11am that there were some small jellyfish passing through at the end of the jetty, I've been stung before so I didn't go out deep at that time but in the afternoons we couldn't see any. Was grateful for the wetsuit to ease that anxiety. The dogs were super cute and loved giving them belly rubs throughout the stay! The food was all really tasty, I feel that we basically tried most things on the menu and were never disappointed. The salads were great for lunch. The sunsets every evening were so different and it was just so lovely to sit on the beach and chill with a cocktail or beer and watch the sun go down. We'll definitely be back!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: There's lodges tucked away in the trees that have more privacy.
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Julian P wrote a review Nov 2020
Dauin, Philippines6 contributions1 helpful vote
Absolutely awesome...loved every minute of our day/night stop. Nikki and Jamie were amazing hosts. The staff were fantastic and looked after us so well. We did not want to leave and we will definitely return. In summary amazing. Nikki thank you for the coffee cake...Jamie watch out for lemons. Jules x Thanks guys.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Barb H wrote a review Oct 2020
Cape Town, South Africa5 contributions3 helpful votes
In February of this crazy year 2020, I was fortunate to spend two nights at this amazing resort during my brief trip to Philippines. Special thanks to Nikki and Jamie for being such good hosts. I think the collage I made with pics I took will say it all. Really hope to make it back for another visit one of these days.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Thomas H wrote a review Apr 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
This magic, laid back resort does not lack in anything, provided you like secludedness, excellent food and tranquility. Its hidden on a private beach that is daily cleaned. The owners, Jamie and Nikki, and their charming staff are a fantastic team fulfilling all wishes possible. Food is a major point of attraction here, as it is carefully and freshly prepared. (If full up, plan in some time for the preparation. It is defenitly worth waiting than!) Did I mention the outstanding house reef and the well equipped dive center? The material is excellent and the instructors very professional. Don't miss out a dive here! During the lockdown due to Corona Virus we were the last guests in the resort. The friendly service was delivered till our departure. Everyone was very, very supportive. As you can see on the pictures the Napa huts are simple but have an amazing layout. Far more important: they are sparkling clean and the mattresses (plus topper) are veeeeery comfortable. During out stay Jamie and Nikki started to install new mosquito nets in all rooms. They constructed rectangled frames over the bed so the net doe snot disturb at night. Thanks to the size of the resort things are very individual and creative. It is a very special place, a gem in hospitality that should not be missed out!!!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Phil d wrote a review Feb 2020
Siquijor Island, Philippines88 contributions75 helpful votes
Just to begin ... Yorkshire tea for breakfast. This is enough to give the Nest 5 stars alone. Charming hosts, a really excellent kitchen (I highly recommend the Friday dinner), superb snorkelling, secluded and a gorgeous, rustic cottage. Falling asleep to the sound of waves lapping a few metres from your bed is a truly memorable experience!. Note: there are 100 steps down to the accommodation though there are sherpas to carry your luggage
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Peter Molnar wrote a review Feb 2020
Budapest, Hungary100 contributions38 helpful votes
Positive This accommodation is exactly, how you imagine in your dreams. If south Negros is the crown of Philippnes, Kookoo's Nest is the diamond on the crown. Located in a private bay, just six bungalows with an amazing view and conditions. Owners and the staff are extreme kind and helpful, food is amazing, chill out is on maximum level. What else do you need? Oh yes, they have a diveshop as well. So if you'd like too see the underwater world in the bay, or go to the beautiful Apo Island, owners can give a perfect guiding for you. This is your place if you travel to this area!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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MKells wrote a review Dec 2019
Hong Kong Island, China107 contributions62 helpful votes
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We enjoyed 5 days of eating, reading, swimming and snorkeling with the Kookoo’s nest. Same quality and service as we experienced 9 years ago! We actually slept in the same bamboo hut too! Staff were very friendly. So many fish and coral to see.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Christine Asuncion wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore33 contributions14 helpful votes
It was a great choice picking Kookoo's Nest out of the many options in Negros Oriental. It was exactly as how it was described - an escape from the city in simple yet tastefully designed eco-friendly cottages. The food was healthy and delicious, and Jamie and Nikki were hospitable and welcoming hosts. We also did a dive at Apo Island and Jamie was a patient and attentive dive master. Facilities are great (no aircon though so you'll have to be comfortable with that - along with the wildlife :D), the staff were very efficient and friendly, their house reef was teeming with marine life, and overall was great value for money! Bonus was a small cliff you could easily climb up to (~10mins) get a spectacular view of the area. Thank you, Jamie and Nikki!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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dghk wrote a review Dec 2019
Hong Kong28 contributions5 helpful votes
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If you’re looking for a place to relax and re-charge in a rustic, yet comfortable, and environmentally conscious setting then KooKoo’s Nest is your secret spot. This was a little slice of paradise that exceeded our expectations. Yes, there are things one has to be aware of: the steps getting to/ from the resort; beds are double size; no AC in the bamboo cottages and it is isolated but if these things don’t bother you, or you’re seeking this kind of experience, then KooKoo’s Next is a perfect getaway. Despite their simplicity the cottages are very clean and well made; the bed was more comfortable then expected, the view and setting outstanding. It’s hard to top being lulled to sleep by the sound of the ocean and waking-up to birdsong and an amazing view. The food and drinks (for a hotel of this size and location) were great; the snorkeling and diving on their house reef was spectacular. Jamie and Nikki were wonderful hosts and great dive instructors. This is a fantastic spot to do a Discover Scuba dive and their pricing was very reasonable. Their location in Siaton (near Tambobo Bay) was arguably the best on the island with calm, clear water and incredible sunsets. I cannot say enough about this place and will definitely be back. This is a special spot that warrants a visit if you’re in the region. Add a trip to Apo Island during your stay and you’ve got the perfect getaway. Thank you to Jamie, Nikki and everyone at KooKoo’s Nest for creating such a wonderful spot and memorable experience.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
US$29 - US$33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesVisayasNegros IslandNegros OrientalZamboanguita
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kookoo's Nest
What are some of the property amenities at Kookoo's Nest?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Kookoo's Nest?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Kookoo's Nest?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Does Kookoo's Nest have airport transportation?
Yes, Kookoo's Nest offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Kookoo's Nest?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kookoo's Nest?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Does Kookoo's Nest have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.