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Kookoo's Nest

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Antulang Peninsula | Tambobo Bay , Antulang, Zamboanguita, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Place is amazing,foods is average no enough choice,cottages is dirty lack of management as usual ,staff is not looking presentable looks dirty ,kitchen such a dirty place for foods lots of UMANG) and guys be careful ,all your bills need watching as I said Nikki and Jamie cheating, and please if u leave tips for the staff give it to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Living nearby, Kookoo's is a little gem - the restaurant serves absolutely delicious food, and the beach is just lovely. The hosts are caring and kind and the surroundings at kookoo's are outright charming. Good diving to be had there too!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Kookoo's Nest is over an hour journey from Dumaguete City Airport with the last part of the journey via a dusty track in the midst of a concrete road upgrade (in June 2015). A transfer to and from Kookoo's Nest can be arranged with owner's Nikki or Jamie. The nipa palm huts of various sizes (we stayed in Driftwood) blend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Jamie and Nikki built their own little paradise on a Philippine beach and are happy to share it with you. We stayed in february. The beach cottages all have very personal and private feeling with ocean view. Spotless clean with a nice sea breeze. They are best discribed as basic luxury. If you don't mind lack of tv and rather... More 

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Manchester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

I booked Kookoos nest well in advance after a recommendation from someone I met at another resort on Siquijor the previous year.... What an amazing recommendation. As a solo traveller I am used to doing my own thing but I was welcomed into the fold by Jamie and Nikki and their family members as soon as I arrived and very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights in a cottage called Toko as mentioned in other reviews but our experience was amazing beautiful and very relaxing no bugs amazing shower best water pressure ever so much charm to the whole resort no need to say any more come and discover for yourself all the staff where fantastic thank you Nikie and Jamie

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

It's really quite a challenge to reach this place but if your intention is to have that vacation away from the noise and crowd, Kookoo's is all worth the long distance trip. Jamie, Nikki and their dogs were all very lovely hosts to us. Food was also yum! And ice-cold beer is just a pick away from their cooler. Aside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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 May 3, 2015

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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Bacolod, Philippines
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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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