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Kookoo's Nest

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Antulang Peninsula | Tambobo Bay , Antulang, Zamboanguita, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Kookoo's Nest
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent 3 nights at the wonderful Kookoo's Nest. Owners Nikki and Jamie made us so welcome and gave the place a really relaxed, friendly and homely feel. We stayed in Toko which had amazing sea views and felt like a secret hideaway. The private beach and secluded feel of the place felt very special. Communal dining one night while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly relaxing, laid back place. This is how the Philippines used to be when you went to the beach. There is an abundance of wild life to watch and listen to, gorgeous sunsets, plenty of stars (no light pollution) and peace and quiet with no karaoke or loud music anywhere near. Jamie and Nikki have kept it rustic which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Just got back from our trip to Kookoo's nest and I can't say enough about how much I love this place. I stayed with my wife and 4 other friends at the Driftwood cottage (two storeys). The whole resort is a hidden gem, very laid back in a perfect setting. I was amazed that much of the food that was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We came as part of our honeymoon, unfortunately we had bad weather (check before!) so we couldn't make the most of it - but the stunning all-bamboo construction, located on the beach is a winner indeed.

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Lac La Biche, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stayed at Kookoo's Nest for a total of 14 nights (11 in Jan. and 3 in March). The hosts, Nikki and Jamie have made this place our favorite after 3 months in the Philippines with the friendly service and advice. They responded quickly to our calls and emails to arrange our stays. The meals are fantastic and the diving... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Kookoo's Nest 4 years ago and always wanted to return. In January we did and had no regrets at all. It was great to see Nikki and Jamie again and the things we had loved before were still the same. Kookoo's is a very special place and the setting is spectacular. When we had booked, there was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We have the habit to always read the reviews here on TripAdvisor before we decide where we should stay. In general, we feel "at home" with the ratings fellow travelers have given the places we stayed at. Kookos Nest is an exception. We fully understand that the vast majority give five stars.We have an equal understanding that others just put... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Fly into Dumaguete airport, get met by a lovely taxi driver who journeys you along the main road, through the crazy traffic, turning off the main road with 11km to go the road is off track in parts but mostly it's pretty smooth. Arrive at Kookoos Nest to then descend the 107.5 big steps.. Landing safely in the restaurant reception... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Rural, natural.....back to nature. Rough track followed by 107 steps (for giants ;) down to the beach and the traditionally built bamboo cottages. If you are used to proper windows & doors, air conditioning and a pool you may find this to be a little different ! The fresh cold water showers and the open air accommodation can take a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Once you turn off the main road it is 11k to the headland above the beach; the last 10 are rough track. You then have (according to the sign) 107.5 steps to go.- hence it is remote. The journey is through farm and scrub areas - hence it is rural. The accommodation is bamboo, as is the furniture and about... More 

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