SIQUIJOR | Coco Grove Accommodations at San Juan | Lakad Pilipinas

Being budget travelers almost always means any room will do; unfortunately we’re not really hardcore backpackers. Although we could’ve just chosen the cheapest accommodation possible in Siquijor, we still tried to look for a cozier one and mightily tried to fit it within our measly budget.

Coco Grove’s prices range Php2,400.00 to Php8,700.00 (click here for the full details on room rates). Definitely way over our resources, it’s only unfortunate that we’re easily charmed by beautiful rustic architecture, lush gardens and nice rooms; we’re a shame to the backpacking community we know.

­­­­The resort has a total of 44 cottages scattered throughout its 800-meter long beach frontage. They have two standard, deluxe and executive rooms, four family deluxe, executive deluxe rooms and executive deluxe cottages, two executive special and royal & golden orchid cottages, four sunset vistas, six executive family deluxe, four suite villas with bathtub and four suite villas with Jacuzzi. I’m not sure what those impressive sounding rooms look like but judging by their prices, I’m sure they’re quite remarkable in real life.

We were looking for cheap beach front accommodation and the most affordable one they recommended was their Frangipani 1. It wasn’t literally beach front, located ten meters from the shore, but for its price we’re not complaining; well okay, almost not complaining.

The room has clean white walls punctuated with ornamental tapestries, wood plank floors reminiscent of old houses, a nice soft bed, a cable TV, some rattan chairs and table, a small ref and a clean and moderately spacious toilet. Everything is lighted by warm charming lamps suspended on its lofty pitched ceiling.

But the best thing really is that all their cottages have their own veranda furnished with chairs and table. We’d take any room as long as it has a balcony where we can have a cup of inexpensive 3-in-1 coffee any time of the day.

Coco Grove’s prices include breakfast for two and unlimited hot water free of charge. For your normal uncaffeinated drinking needs though, you’d have to buy their bottled mineral water. No service water for cheapskates like us. To work around this, we bought a six-liter jug of water from a water station a few steps from the resort’s gate and just plunked it in the mini-ref. Php60.00 for 6 liters of mineral water versus Coco Grove’s Php30.00 for 350milliliters, you choose.

On the second day, we transferred to one of the farther rooms since the one we were currently occupying was already booked for another guest ahead of time. We really didn’t mind as the resort’s courteous staff helped us moved our things. The new room was almost identical to the previous one, only difference was it was tucked on a corner of their forest-like garden.

All in all, we did like the accommodations offered by Coco Grove. It’s not the best we’ve seen and we feel it is a bit overpriced for its type but the resort’s overall charm and beauty more than made up for the rates that would surely turn of true-blue backpackers.




COCO GROVE RESORT
SIQUIOR CIRCUMFERENTIAL ROAD
BRGY. TUBOD, SAN JUAN, SIQUIJOR

TELEPHONE: (0927) 362-8731 | (0939) 915-5123
EMAIL: COCOGROVERESORT@YAHOO.COM
WEBSITE: HTTP://WWW.COCOGROVEBEACHRESORT.COM

GPS COORDINATES: 9.142435,123.510897

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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Thursday, July 5, 2012

10 comments:

  1. even its not beachfront, very cozy ang place, ang sarap sa mata ng paligid. :)

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  2. Ang cozy ng place even the garden, looks very relaxing. More pics! Ang dami nilang rooms pero sana okay din ang price.. very inviting kasi ang pics mo, as usual!

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  3. Wow! It makes you feel like you just wanna stay the inside the room the entire stay. hehehe Awesome!

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  4. Despite the negative reviews on Coco Grove (there are few on the net) which we didn't experience, I'm glad to know na ok din ang naging experience nyo... the staffs there are really nice!

    I usually don't go for expensive accommodations as well... but since I have friends with me when we went to Siaquijor, I let them choose where to stay... kahit expensive pa.. ako na lang nag aadjust...

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  5. Not bad. For the price anyway. Us? We don't like staying in musty rooms lang (you know the smell of wet clothes that wasn't dried properly.) Don't care if it the place is old or new. As long as it doesn't smells, we're good to go. =)

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  6. Adventurousfeet
    Ca, I agree ang sarap sa mata ng paligid, puro puno :)

    Mitch
    Medyo mahal ang price nila, pikit mata na lang namin binayaran hehe

    Justin
    Haha I bet you'd just deposit your bag and head to the beach at once pag nandun ka na

    Pinoy Adventurista
    Unfortunately we did experience discrimation from the staff of their restaurant Mervz, grabe ang pangit ng service when it comes to Filipinos pero pagdating sa caucasians, super friendly sila.

    Tin
    Haha shempre naman, pero ako, basta mura at walang ipis, okay na ko :P

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  7. sorry but i have to put this one down: i remember when we requested 2 cups of hot water for our coffee, we had to get them ourselves from the resto, and they even told us to bring the cups back down ourselves! and our room is located at the hillside! so iaakyat at ibababa talaga naten?! talk about customer service!

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  8. it can sure get pricey.. but looks really nice.. :)

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    1. Coco Grove's really nice! Prepare to shell out some pesoses lang talaga :)

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