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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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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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euniceg273 wrote a review Jan 2019
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My partner and i visited Kookoo's Nest in January 2018. Loved every bit of our experience there. We arrived near sunset -- it was magical! Food was good, hosts were warm (really helpful + they arranged a diving/snorkeling tour/ transportation for us), the beach was private, the accommodations were basic but ticked all the boxes (no need for AC! the seabreeze is the best), everyone in the place felt like family. Would love to visit again!
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Date of stay: February 2018
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BrianCLondon wrote a review Dec 2018
London20 contributions12 helpful votes
Average looking by Thai standards, tiny beach, felt unwelcome. Strange policy of 200 peso per head to use (or not?) the resturaunt (why not have fully booked/no reservations sign at the top of the steps)? The staff ingnored us for 10-15 minutes so I walked around and took some photos with the view of booking a week or so there during January (I live an hour away) for a change of scenery. I didn’t like the atmosphere - we weren’t offered a cold drink or a “hi” after our journey despite there being just a few customers. Location is important and it’s a nice enough place but a welcome and good service is also important. After reading some of the reviews and visiting I get the impression the place is a bit hit and miss. They don’t make any reference to their limited numbers
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from JamieandNikki, Owner at Kookoo's Nest
Responded 23 May 2019
Thank you for comparing ours to the fantastic beaches of Thailand, but I wonder how helpful this is in the Philippines. More relevant might be to compare ours to the nearby beaches of Dauin and Zamboanguita. I'm sorry if we seemed unwelcoming. If you said "Hi" when you arrived, our staff would have been very welcoming, but as it was, we didn't know you had been here until we received this review. On our website <kookoosnest.com.ph>, in the the "Day-visitors" section, you can see details including the entrance fee (which is P300 per person, of which P200 is consumable) and our policy of limiting the number of day-visitors to preserve the peace and tranquillity. For this reason we highly recommend making a reservation in advance.
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Trendpunk wrote a review Dec 2018
Dauin, Philippines149 contributions53 helpful votes
This place was rumoured to have some of the best food and one of the best sunsets in negros. One of those very pleasant times the rumours were true! I stayed with a ‘friend’ In a cottage and it was super cool. At night when all the lights are off, you can sneak down to the restaurant/ beach and see 1000s of hermit crabs! I hope it stays small and quiet forever it’s amazing and I rate it higher then any of the resorts I went to on negros.... as always with the Philippines customer service can be..... well bad but it’s no worse then any other place and the standard for here was more then met if not exceeded.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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som1so wrote a review Dec 2018
London, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed for two nights at KooKoos - right from the beginning it felt like staying at a (very lucky) friends house. The rooms opened out to the beach with comfortable beds and good quality mosquito nets. The food was high quality (recommend the Kinilaw and the veggie Thai curry) and the drinks (especially margaritas!) were great. We snorkelled off the jetty and saw lots of coral, a sea snake, lion fish, barracuda... watching sunset from the end of the jetty with a drink in hand was spectacular. Highly recommended if you want to get off the beaten track and unwind. Not recommended if you need creature comforts like air conditioning or if you’re freaked out by potentially meeting a creepy crawly.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Matthew L wrote a review Nov 2018
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed the other night. My family with lots of kids. The cottage was beautiful, open, and airy. Enough space for 3 adults and 4 kids. The beach is beautiful and secluded so it's nice and private. The food in the restaurant is really good. Everything was fresh. They took our food order and while cooking it we went and hung out on the beach. They would let us know just as everything was being plated. Would definitely recommend and we will go back the next time we have a break.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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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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