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Antulang, Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental 6219 Philippines
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#1 of 5 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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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool / beach towels
Restaurant
Beach
Canoeing
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Massage
Secured parking
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Diving
Hiking
Snorkeling
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Room features
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
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Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gem
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino

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Antulang, Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental 6219 Philippines
Getting there
Dumaguete Airport37 kmSee all flights
Dipolog Airport56 kmSee all flights
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vanelatorres wrote a review Nov 2019
Cebu City, Philippines6 contributions
You have to book ahead of time in order to come for lunch or dinner or a massage. I like the ambiance of the area since it will ultimately give you privacy. The food is excellent! and coffee by the beach is a much. If you miss looking at the sunset. this is the place to be. I still have not stayed over night but its in my bucket list.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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grea0utd00rs wrote a review May 2019
Melbourne, Australia10 contributions
The location is quite magic. A bit like disappearing on a forgotten island somewhere with meticulously built bamboo hut style accommodation needing no aircon owing to the cooling breeze. Hot water was not missed especially given a daytime shower would be quite warm anyway. The food at Kookoo’s is quite exceptional and all reasonably priced. Try both local and western dishes. Even a hearty tomato soup works here if you miss western food or do the Kinilaw and other fresh tuna dishes when on offer after market run. Nightly buffets are a good way to meet the hosts and other guests. Diving is terrific. You can step straight off the house jetty or take a trip to Apo on the Kookoo boat. But do note the diving is seasonal and you should do your research for the month you intend
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Brian G wrote a review Apr 2019
Seville, Spain25 contributions14 helpful votes
This is a small resort, privately run by Jamie and Nikki. They are forthright and welcoming hosts who are both also involved in leading the dives if required. The food is truly excellent.. the staff are friendly and efficient. The rooms are traditionally built, open and airy. They are clean, with mosquito nets in the absence of air conditioning which is not needed given the breeze. I stayed for 8 nights and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The diving was interesting and I saw several things which I have not seen before despite several decades of diving. The muck diving at Dauin was fascinating. I would certainly recommend this quiet spot to anyone who does not require luxury.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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the auspicious monkey wrote a review Apr 2019
58 contributions13 helpful votes
The beach was nice, service was so so, the food was nothing special. But the privacy is a 👍🏻 .. steps going down to the resort is a bit tiring (especially going back up😬) the rooms are nice enough for a tropical experience. Nice place to get out of the city for a day or two.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Lynce wrote a review Apr 2019
4 contributions4 helpful votes
This place is litteraly a little paradise. Up to five or six cottages by the beach (one of them is close to the reception and the restaurant so it might be uncomfortable regarding your privacy, so choose the good one). The beach is not huge but beautiful and you must do the excursion on Apo Island to get the most of it. The Cottages are pretty neat, but it could be better. The bathroom offers an amazing view, but no hot water available, which is ok since the weather. The beds are bad, they should change them (too small for two, and too hard). The owners are the only big problem there. They should do another job since their lack of hospitality. They give you zero info or recommendation and when you ask for a cocktail at 9:30 pm, they tell you no, even if the kitchen is still
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Date of stay: March 2019
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PRICE RANGE
US$33 - US$43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesVisayasNegros IslandNegros OrientalZamboanguita
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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