Coco Grove is a resort that doesn’t need to be promoted anymore, to be honest. It is easily one of Siquijor’s best resorts and it has been consistently on top of the game for decades. When I was young, I remember Coco Grove being the “it” and most high-end resort in Siquijor. If you go there or have been there, people will say “Wow” for sure. Fast forward to today, which is over a decade later, a lot of other resorts have sprung — from budget to luxury — and still, Coco Grove is a superstar. So in this blog, I’m going to share (updated) answers to important FAQs, photos, a compiled video of our most recent experience, and the entire list of rates and services offered by Coco Grove.
Our experience with Coco Grove is amazing, as usual. Their staff is super welcoming, helpful, polite, and friendly. Since we were on a tight schedule for this Siquijor trip, we only stayed at our ancestral house (Gotta spend time with family because #familyfirst ) and so we only went to Coco Grove for breakfast and half a day to lounge around. So yes, bitin. That is why we are definitely going back! Our short stay in Coco Grove was quite compendious, though. We were able to eat at all 3 restos, go around the entire resort, and I was able to get their updated list of services and rates. Yay!
✔︎ Long stretch of white sand beach dotted with native huts that are far apart from each other, enough to give you the exclusivity you deserve
✔︎ Coconut trees everywhere plus other well-maintained plants and flowers that add beauty to the place.
✔︎ The great thing about Coco Grove is that even though the resort gets fully booked, the area is so huge and cabanas/rooms are strategically located in “private corners” and so you will still feel “secluded” and the beach resort still won’t be crowded.
✔︎ Indeed a place to unplug, unwind, and spend some quality time with loved ones (or even have a well-deserved alone time for those who are traveling solo).
Giving it a 4 because I personally think their food lacks a certain wow factor but still, it’s very appetizing and I’d always want to come back for more. I especially love their breakfast spreads and of course, their cakes most especially the mango cheesecake (Php 145 / USD 2.77), which is a MUST to order!!! So heavenly!!!
This mango cheesecake and all their other sumptious cakes, by the way, are available in Sunset Restaurant, which is very near the Beach Side Pool and Entertainment area, and most accessible via Gate 1.
For breakfast (6am to 10am), here are the sets available…
✔︎ 3 swimming pools including an Olympic-sized swimming pool
The resort covers a large area including 800 meters of white sand beach. Because it’s huge, the staff can provide you a map of the resort. Just go to the front desk and ask for one. I still have a copy of the map but it’s black and white and not very clear anymore but you can print this RESORT MAP which I got from their website.
Also, did you know you can set up a special dinner with your loved one? Of course, you just have to tell them in advance so they can set it up for you.
Evenings are also memorable in Coco Grove. On some nights, you can enjoy watching fire dancers while you dine under the stars and just by the sea. They also offer acoustic nights during Fridays and/or special occasions.
If you’re traveling on a budget, this resort might not be for you. But, you are very welcome to visit for breakfast or a day tour (which I suggest you do) so you won’t have to spend a lot. Their breakfast comes in sets and it’s pretty substantial, too. For around Php 200 (Price may vary depending on which breakfast set you choose), you get to pick between Continental, Filipino, American, Omelette, and Light Breakfasts (set menus are posted above). The resort’s rates may be quite expensive but honestly, it’s worth every cent so I don’t see any problem.
It is a perfect 5-star for me. Hands down. From the services offered to their crew’s customer service, I would really say this resort is fantastic.
Here’s the list to Coco Grove Beach Resort’s services and rates as well as room rates and tours offered:
✔︎ Kayaks or canoes: FREE for In-House guests
✔︎ Glass bottom boat: Php 200 ($3.80) per person for 1 hour of us (minimum of 4 persons)
✔︎ Snorkeling at Tubod Marine Sanctuary: Php 50 ($1) for Sanctuary Fee + Php 200 ($3.80)/day for Equipment Rental at Watersports Center
✔︎ Diving and Courses: Visit Dive Shop for information or contact them here.
✔︎ Coastal Scenic Tour:
❥ Via TUKTUK: Php 1,500 ($28.50) per tuktuk (max of 4 persons)
❥ Via VEHICLE: Php 3,500 ($67) per vehicle (max of 8 persons)
✔︎ Siquijor Island Adventure Tour:
❥ Via TUKTUK: Php 1,800 ($34.24) per tuktuk (max of 4 persons)
❥ Via VEHICLE: Php 4,000 ($ 76) per vehicle (max of 8 persons)
✔︎ Trip to Cambugahay Falls:
❥ Via TUKTUK: Php 900 (17.12) per tuktuk (max of 4 persons)
❥ Via VEHICLE: Php 2,000 ($ 38) per vehicle (max of 8 persons)
✔︎ Mountain View & Butterfly Garden: Php 3,500 ($66.58) per vehicle (max of 8 persons)
✔︎ Trip to Cantabon Cave & Mount Bandilaan: Php 3,000 ($57) per vehicle (max of 8 persons)
✔︎ Day Trip to Apo Island: Php 1,950 ($37) per person (minimum of 12 persons)
✔︎ Swim with Whale Sharks: Php 4,500 ($85.60) per person (minimum of 12 persons)
✔︎ Daily Rental (with 1-2 helmet/s; excludin gasoline): Php 550 ($10.50) per day (7am to 10pm)
These rates are effective until November 30, 2020 as per resort’s official website but rates are subject to change without prior notice. During high season (November-May), the minimum stay is 3 nights/4 days over Christmas and New Year (including Chinese New Year) and 4 nights/5 days stay over Holy Week.
✔︎ Standard: Php 4,200 ($80)
✔︎ Deluxe: Php 5,600 ($106.50)
✔︎ Superior: Php 5,800 ($110.30)
✔︎ Executive: Php 7,200 ($137)
✔︎ Villa Suite: Php 8,500 ($162)
✔︎ Villa Premier: Php 9,800 ($186.50)
✔︎ Casa Coco Penthouse: On Request
✔︎ Extra Person
❥ Children (4yrs & under): FREE
❥ Children (5-11 yrs old): Php 500 ($9.50) per night
❥ Adults (12 yrs & older): Php 1,000 ($19) per night
✔︎ 1 Hour Full Traditional Body Massage: Php 850 ($16.17)
✔︎ Foot Spa: Php 450 ($8.60)
✔︎ Foot Massage or Foot Reflex: Php 300 ($5.70)
✔︎ Manicure: Php 250 ($4.80)
✔︎ Pedicure: Php 250 ($4.80)
✔︎ Nail art (Subject to availability): Price depends on the design
❥ Where is Coco Grove Beach Resort located?
Coco Grove Beach Resort is located in Tubod, San Juan, Siquijor.
Yes. Visitors are very welcome but they need to pay a consummable entrance fee. Also note that visiting guests are not allowed to use any of the facilities, activities and services as these are especially for in-house guests only.
❥How much is the day tour rate?
Visiting or drop-in guests need to pay an entrance fee of Php 250 per person. This fee is consummable, which means you can use this as credit for your food/drinks.
❥ Can day tour guests swim at the beach? How about the swimming pool?
Yes and no. Yes, day tour guests can swim at the beach; but no, they cannot use the swimming pool. These facilities are for checked-in guests only.
❥ How do I contact the resort for inquiries and/or reservations?
There is one downside that I can think of about this resort: No service coverage or very very weak signal. Outside the resort, you can easily get phone reception. When you get in, however, it will be so hard for you to get a signal and when you do find one, it can be very spotty.
This is everything you need to know about Coco Grove, Siquijor. Please take note that this is UPDATED as of April 2019. Hope you find this blog useful!
Ai, first time to read your blog. You have a way with words.
Awww. Thank you!!! 🙂 Miss you and our random nightouts in NYC! ♥