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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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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Godalming, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Cebu City, Philippines
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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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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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