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Coco Grove Beach Resort Review: Exquisite Paradise Found in Siquijor, the Philippines 2023


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Brian Kennett

Amateur Chef and Traveling Foodie Extraordinaire

Coco Grove Beach Resort: Welcome to this tropical paradise in Siquijor! Picture yourself lounging on pristine white sands, surrounded by lush gardens, and savoring the gentle ocean breeze. If you’re craving a delightful getaway that combines relaxation, adventure, and exquisite hospitality, then this is the place for you. Coco Grove Beach Resort offers an idyllic escape from the everyday hustle and bustle, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature while indulging in luxurious amenities and activities.

But what sets Coco Grove Beach Resort apart from other beach destinations? It’s not just the breathtaking views or the top-notch facilities; it’s the unique blend of tranquility and excitement that awaits you. Whether you’re seeking a romantic retreat, a family-friendly vacation, or a thrilling adventure, this resort has it all. From snorkeling in crystal-clear waters to pampering yourself with rejuvenating spa treatments, every moment spent here is a treasure to cherish.

So, why should you keep reading? Well, apart from discovering the secret to ultimate relaxation, we’ll unveil the hidden gems of Siquijor Island, where Coco Grove Beach Resort is nestled. We’ll guide you through the must-visit attractions nearby, and mouthwatering local cuisine available at their Salamandas Restaurant: voted #1 in Siquijor on TripAdvisor.

You’ll also gain insights from guest reviews, making sure you’re well-informed about the experiences and memories that await you.

Intrigued? Then join us as we dive into the world of Coco Grove Beach Resort and Siquijor Island, where paradise becomes a reality. Whether you’re an adventurer, a sun-seeker, or a lover of all things tropical, this article will be your guide to an unforgettable vacation at Coco Grove Beach Resort in Siquijor.

So grab your sunglasses, pack your swimsuit, and get ready to embark on an enchanting journey like no other. The answer to your tropical dreams is just a few paragraphs away!

coco grove beach resort orange towers

Coco Grove Beach Resort is a popular beachfront resort located in Siquijor, Philippines, one of the very best Siquijor Island resorts, in fact. Situated along a beautiful white sand beach with turquoise waters, the resort offers a range of accommodations including native-style cottages and villas. The resort provides a tranquil and relaxing environment for guests to enjoy the natural beauty of the island.

It really doesn’t get much better than this, this truly is paradise-found. Yet again, this boy from Margate in the UK is pinching himself. I am so very lucky. It’s seriously so beautiful here with nothing really high-rise like other resort hotels, we had a sea-view beachfront cottage, and you literally wake up to views of the sea, and take a wee walk along the beach to breakfast. Very akin to one of our favorite locations on Panglao Island, South Palms Beach Resort.

Oh man, the serenity!!!

The Spaniards called Siquijor the island Isla del Fuego (“Island of Fire”), because the island gave off an eerie glow, from the great swarms of fireflies that lived in the numerous Molave Trees on the island.

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Coco Grove Beach Resort Reviews

In the main, the Coco Grove Reviews are exceptional for everything from accommodation, facilities, staff, food, location, and such. Salamandas Restaurant commands a perfect 5/5 on TripAdvisor across 560 reviews, with it being the #1 restaurant of 20 in Siquijor Island. Coco Grove Beach Resort itself is also rated as the #1 resort, with an impressive 4.5/5 across 1,695 reviews.

It surely got my vote, and some!!!

Coco Grove Beach Resort Reservations can be made simply by clicking the blue button above. Of course, Coco Grove Beach Resort room rates will vary, but we got a cracking deal for a family 2-bedroom bungalow, and sea view cottage on the beach.

20 minutes away from the Coco Grove Beach Resort is Siquijor Sky Diving: a MUST for you thrill seekers and daredevils. This is bucket-list stuff in the making

The resort is known for its friendly and attentive staff, who provide excellent service to guests. Literally, I have coined this place The Resort of Smiles. With its picturesque setting and serene atmosphere, Coco Grove Beach Resort is THE ideal destination for those seeking a peaceful family beach getaway in paradise.

We arrived on the ApeKop ferry from Bohol at about 13:00, so ideally a time for lunch. We sat under one of the beach tiki cottages, at a huge family dining table, with toes in the sand, warm sea breezes gently wafting us, topaz waves crashing, surrounded by 360 degrees of the most beautiful scenery, and ambient tunes circling through the air. It was magical, truly magical.

coco grove beach resort siquijor the beach

Coco Grove Beach Resort is a popular beachfront resort located in San Juan, Siquijor, Philippines. It offers a stunning 800-meter white sand beach surrounded by turquoise waters, making it an ideal destination for a relaxing beach vacation. The resort features a range of native-style cottages and villas, designed to provide guests with a comfortable and authentic island experience.

One of the highlights of Coco Grove Beach Resort is its beautiful natural surroundings. Guests can enjoy swimming in the clear waters, lounging on the beach, or exploring the vibrant coral reefs just off the shore. The resort also offers various activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, and boat tours, allowing visitors to fully immerse themselves in the island’s natural beauty.

The resort aims to create a peaceful and serene atmosphere for its guests, with amenities such as air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and private balconies or terraces in some rooms.

Guests can also indulge in a variety of dining options at Coco Grove Beach Resort. The Salamandas Restaurant offers a menu of delicious local Filipino cuisine and international dishes, and there are also beachfront bars where visitors can enjoy refreshing drinks while taking in the most amazing sea and beach views, be that day or night.

coco grove beach resort 800m beach

I have to say for what you are going to be paying they are seriously up there with the best of the best, if not the best of what we have experienced in our many Filipino staycations.

We booked a Villa with Sea View and a Family Room with Sea View. Both were wonderful, with patios, loungers, and incredible views of the sea to indulge in at your leisure.

coco grove beach resort bedroom

This is our Sea View Villa. Massive double bed, heaps of space, lounge, and seating area. The bathroom was colossal with bathtub, shower, and twin sinks. 

coco grove beach resort room view

Stunning views from the patio, as in STUNNING. Literally every morning we’d wake, and walk out to this view. A short five-minute walk along the beach with our feet in the crashing surf to the Salamandas Restaurant for our breakfast on the beach. What a cracking room this is. Blessed!!!

Coco Grove Beach Resort offers various amenities and facilities to ensure a comfortable stay for its guests. The resort features two outdoor swimming pools (our favorite was the one with the swim-up bar on the beach), free Wi-Fi access, complimentary breakfast, and free parking. Guests can also enjoy beachfront dining at the Salamandas Restaurant, which serves a variety of local and international cuisine.

Coco Grove Beach Resort Siquijor Review Map
  • Total of 96 rooms
  • 3 swimming pools
  • 3 restaurants
  • Garden and Pool Bars
  • Spa
  • Wi-Fi area
  • Functions Room
  • Dive Shop and Dive Center and more…
coco grove beach resort bottom beach pool

This is the Olympic-sized swimming pool down on the beach. Salt-water pool as well, which I love. Just check those views out, it is a pool in paradise. I am actually taking this photo from a seat in the swim-up pool bar: Coco Palm Bar. Yes, it is all rather relaxing and just inequitably stunning. 

coco grove beach resort pool bar

And here is Coco Palm Bar from the other way, this is a great spot for sundowners for happy hour every day, just before that so laborious (not!) of walks along the beach to get your teeth sunk into something delicious at Salamandas Restaurant. I think you’ll agree, this is not your usual concrete jungle, high-rise resort: far from it, Coco Grove Beach Resort is designed with nature in mind first, the hotel blends with the beach and surrounding fauna. It’s quite amazing.

coco grove beach resort top pool

Up near the resort’s main entrance is another pool. I have to admit we did not frequent this one, as had a major preference for the sea and beach view, proximity to the bars and restaurants, and the sea and beach of course. Still, it is rather elegant is it not? This is the Casa Coco Pool.

coco grove beach resort beach hut and bars

And then there is that 800-meter long beach with its white talcum sand, and topaz seas. Dotted everywhere are small huts to provide some much-needed respite from the sun. These are perfect for upping stumps, and just relaxing over an awesome cocktail, reading a book, or in my case, writing a blog or two about the wonderful experiences of our stay.

coco grove beach resort spa buddah

Temple Spa is a relatively new addition to Coco Grove Beach Resort, offering its guests a most-excellent spa and wellness haven nestled in the resort. Guests can choose between suites and rooms designed for couples or single travelers looking for quiet relaxation and spa pampering right at their doorstep.

The spa treatments include full body massage, body scrubs, and spa indulgence packages. Peace and bliss. Body, mind, and soul as they say on their website. We had the traditional Swedish massage and my oh my it was good. You just walk into the spa and immediately feel relaxed from the ambient tunes, beauty and calmness of the surroundings, and aromas of the various oils and scented candles.

Open from 10am to 10pm.

coco grove beach resort spa gardens
coco grove beach resort lunch on the beach

Salamandas Restaurant specializes in catch-of-the-day seafood offerings (try the White Snapper), international cuisine with an island influence, signature dishes, and local Filipino favorites. All this is served in an al fresco Filipino Kubo, or right on the beach with your toes in the sand.

Watch this blog for a separate blog review of the food we enjoyed at Salamandas Restaurant. Sadly, they don’t offer up any links to Salamandas Restaurant Menu offerings. 

Opening Hours: 6am – 10pm
Breakfast Hours: 6am – 10am only

coco grove beach resort salamandas restaurant breakfast

I went for the American Breakfast, which is included in the room rate. They also have Filipino breakfast offerings with Tocino, Corned Beef, Dried Fish, and so on. Each breakfast comes with a platter of fresh fruit, a juice of your choice, and copious amounts of coffee. Very delicious, and made even more so as you sit and gaze over blue skies and turquoise seas with those toes in the sand. Heavenly dining!!!

coco grove beach resort anniversary dinner

It was my wife’s and my Wedding Anniversary whilst there, so I pushed the boat out in a big way and went for the special Salamandas Restaurant Romantic Beach Dinner:

  • Private dining on the beach,
  • Rose petals,
  • Beach candles and native flowers,
  • Bouquet of flowers,
  • Champagne, and so on.

Oh yes. This was a winner. Again, check out the hand-written board. That alone made this dinner and our anniversary such a special occasion. This was a WOW dinner, and highly recommended no matter what your occasion is.

coco grove beach resort birthday dinner

And then my Wife got me back. Yes, on the same trip, it was also my birthday and my daughter’s birthday (same date). So Wifey booked another special dining experience at Salamandas Restaurant with this massive family dining table on the beach, with flaming torches, flower petals everywhere, and tapas-style sharing platters for us all.

I am blessed, truly blessed. What an incredible way to celebrate your birthday. We even had beach games for the kids after we finished dining. It’s the end of a birthday I surely won’t be forgetting any time soon. Just: WOW!!!

Activities at Coco Grove Beach Resort, Siquijor

Coco Grove puts on many recreational activities from their games room with billiards, darts, or Foosball to our outdoor activities such as swimming in their three swimming pools and snorkeling.

For underwater lovers learn how to dive in 3 days. Coco Grove’s Dive Shop and Diving School which is operated from the resort, is fully equipped with hire equipment and a dive instructor/dive master to guide you on your dive.

Siquijor Island has 23 wonderful dive sites, some right in front of Coco Grove Beach Resort. Tubod Marine Sanctuary also lies directly in front of the resort.

There is also, so much more a skip and a step away from Coco Grove, and the concierge can help book tickets, tours, tour buses, and so on to add even more memories to your stay. Whilst we were here we tried the following Siquijor Attractions:

coco grove beach resort siquijor skydive exiting

Siquijor Skydiving Experience

Siquijor, known for its pristine beaches and captivating landscapes, offers an exhilarating skydiving experience that will leave adventure enthusiasts in awe. Skydiving in Siquijor provides a unique opportunity to witness the island’s beauty from an entirely new perspective. As you soar through the sky, you’ll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of the turquoise waters, lush forests, and stunning coastline below.

Yes, and that view is from 3km up, whilst traveling at 195 Kmh. It’s a rush alright!!! And, yes, that is me in the photo.

The skydiving experience in Siquijor is professionally organized and adheres to the highest safety standards. In fact, it is the ONLY UPSA Accredited facility in the Philippines. Expert instructors guide you through every step, ensuring a safe and unforgettable adventure. The adrenaline rush as you exit the aircraft and freefall towards the earth is unmatched, and the feeling of weightlessness is simply indescribable.

Once the parachute is deployed, you’ll glide gracefully through the air, allowing you to fully appreciate the incredible scenery around you. Just check out the video above, it really is a WOW!!!

Whether you’re an experienced skydiver or a first-timer, Siquijor Skydiving offers an extraordinary and thrilling experience that will leave you with lifelong memories. It’s an opportunity to conquer your fears, challenge yourself, and witness the natural beauty of Siquijor in a way that few others get to experience.

So, if you’re seeking an adrenaline-pumping adventure that combines breathtaking views with an unmatched sense of freedom, look no further than Skydiving in Siquijor. It’s approximately 30 minutes from the resort.

coco grove beach resort jude on Sabas Beach Swing

Sabas Beach 

This is a public beach located in Lazi, Siquijor, Philippines. It is known for its scenic beauty and tranquil atmosphere, making it a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. The beach features soft white sand, clear turquoise waters, and stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

The beach is a great spot for swimming, sunbathing, and beach-combing. Visitors can relax under the shade of coconut trees, take long walks along the shoreline, or simply enjoy the serenity of the surroundings. The crystal-clear waters are also ideal for snorkeling and diving, allowing visitors to explore the vibrant underwater world.

We stopped at Sabas Beach this day to get some drinks and a late lunch, but guess what…? The Chef had not turned up that day, so the kitchen closed, and we made our way to a really cool place. For that place, I’ll be writing up a separate blog.

coco grove beach resort waterfalls

Cambugahay Falls

Wow, what a stunning natural attraction located in Lazi, Siquijor, Philippines. It is a three-tiered waterfall with crystal-clear turquoise waters, surrounded by lush greenery. When I say turquoise I really mean it, none of the photos have been photo-shopped – that blue is the real blue. It’s incredible.

The falls are famous for their picturesque setting and inviting swimming holes, making it a popular spot for both locals and tourists.

To reach Cambugahay Falls, visitors need to hike down a flight of stairs (like 185 of them – going down was OK…), which adds to the adventure and charm of the experience. I say that with tongue in cheek because after having to walk back up the 185 steps I had a completely different word or two at the front of my mind to explain the experience…

The falls are known for their cool and refreshing waters, inviting visitors to take a dip and relax amidst the natural beauty. The tiers of the falls create natural pools where visitors can swim, play, and enjoy the serene ambiance.

One of the highlights of Cambugahay Falls is the rope swings that hangs from a tree. Visitors can channel their inner Tarzan and swing into the clear waters below, adding an extra element of fun and excitement to the visit. The swinging rope has become an iconic feature of the falls and is a favorite activity for many visitors: all my kids got into this in a big way, as you can see on our YouTube.

In addition to swimming and swinging, there are bamboo rafts available for rent, allowing visitors to float on the pools and appreciate the beauty of the falls from a different perspective. The serene atmosphere, combined with the natural beauty of the falls, creates a tranquil and unforgettable experience. 

coco grove beach resort siquijor broomstick jumping

The Broomstick Experience

Siquijor, a small island province in the Philippines, is known for its mystical and enchanting reputation. One of the popular tourist attractions on the island is the “broomstick” experience at Hapitanan in Lazi, Siquijor. The broomstick ride offers visitors the opportunity to have their photos taken while posing as if they are flying on a broomstick. It’s a fun and whimsical activity that adds to the island’s charm and allure. Participants are usually asked to make a donation in exchange for the experience.

The broomstick experience at Hapitanan is located on Siquijor Circumferential Road in Lazi.

coco grove beach resort ballette tree foot spa

Century-Old Balete Tree

This 400-year-old Balete Tree, which is situated in the barangay of Campalanas in Lazi, is regarded as the oldest and largest in the province of Siquijor. The fact that a natural spring runs just underneath the trees adds to its mysterious appeal. Locals only know that the water is clean and safe, but they do not know where or why it flows.

The man-made pool, where fish swim, receives the cold spring water from the tree. If one feels the need for a quick foot spa, they can simply put their feet into the water, where the fish physicians will eat away any extra skin. The entrance to this tourist attraction is free, but everyone is urged to make a donation to help keep it up.

In Filipino folklore, the Balete Trees are known to be the home of mysterious and mythical creatures at night. Some folk stories say that these creatures do their rituals in front of the trees as a sign of worship or thanksgiving for home and protection.

Creatures like (Dwende) elves, (Tikbalang) horse demons, (Diwata) fairies, and my favorite and look-a-likey The Kapre are some of the said mythical creatures that live within the Balete Trees.

Getting to Siquijor, the Philippines

ApeKopTours Ferry Bohol to Siquijor


Do not just look at OceanJet Fast Ferry to Siquijor, also check out ApeKopTravel.

Go with ApeKopTravel and gain a whole extra day in Siquijor compared to traveling with Ocean Jet. With ApeKop you leave Tagbilaran at 10 am and get in for a late lunch, and also leave a monster 6 hours later on your return. It’s also cheaper, and as you’ll see above, we really enjoyed it aboard.

Apekop Ferry

Offers transportation services between Tagbilaran (Bohol) to Larena, a town in Siquijor, in both directions. The service operates on a book-and-buy basis, and seats are limited and subject to availability. Be sure to check their website for more information.

DestinationEstimated Time of Departure
Tagbilaran (Bohol) to Larena1000
Larena to Tagbilaran (Bohol)1300

Ocean Jet Ferry

You can travel by sea on the Ocean Jet Ferry which operates daily directly to Siquijor fromTagbilaran, Bohol.

DestinationEstimated Time of Departure
Siquijor to Tagbilaran (Bohol)0820
Tagbilaran (Bohol) to Siquijor1520
siquijor coastline from the ferry

About one and three-quarters from Tagbilaran Port, Bohol, and you’ll see the beautifully lush coastline of Siquijor. Blue skies, stunning oceans, and lush greenery: yep things are looking very good so far. Wowser!!!

coco grove beach resort arrival at sequijor sign

I seriously love the welcome board from Coco Grove Beach Resort. No little photocopied A4 sheet from this resort, oh no… This is handwritten artwork. It really made you feel special and very welcome at the Sequijor Port. Brilliant.

What does Coco Grove Beach Resort have to say about itself?

Welcome to Coco Grove Beach Resort, Siquijor, Philippines: With 800 meters of white beach surrounded by turquoise water, Coco Grove Beach Resort offers complete relaxation and rejuvenation. Enjoy and relax in surroundings of complete nature, from tropical gardens, crystal blue sea to spectacular marine life and unbelievable sunsets all on a long white sandy beach

Telephone: +63 917 314 1415
Address: Casa Coco, Siquijor Circumferential Road, San Juan, Siquijor, Philippines
For Bookings / General Queries:

Question: What are the room rates at Coco Grove Beach Resort Siquijor?

Answer: Coco Grove Beach Resort offers a range of room rates depending on the type of accommodation and season. It is recommended to visit their official website or contact the resort directly for the most up-to-date information. Plus don’t forget it is so easy just to push that blue button above and book there.

Question: What are the amenities offered at Coco Grove Beach Resort Siquijor?

Answer: Coco Grove Beach Resort offers various amenities such as an outdoor swimming pool, complimentary Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking, and air-conditioned rooms. Additionally, they have native-style cottages and villas, a restaurant, and a beachfront location.

Question: Are there any special offers or discounts available at Coco Grove Beach Resort Siquijor?

Answer: Coco Grove Beach Resort may offer special deals, discounts, or packages on its website or through online booking platforms. It is recommended to check their official website or popular hotel booking websites for any ongoing promotions.

Question: What is the contact number for Coco Grove Beach Resort Siquijor?

Answer: The contact number for Coco Grove Beach Resort is +63 917 314 1415. You can use this number to inquire about room availability, reservations, or any other inquiries you may have.

Question: Is breakfast included in the room rates at Coco Grove Beach Resort Siquijor?

Answer: Yes, Coco Grove Beach Resort offers a variety of complimentary breakfasts as part of their room rates. Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast to start their day during their stay at the resort. Options include local Filipino cuisine and American-style Breakfasts. This all comes with a serving of fresh fruit, juice, and constant coffee – oh yeah, all served on the beach.

coco grove beach resort the beach

We absolutely loved it.

Coco Grove Beach Resort in Siquijor is a delightful tropical getaway that offers a serene and picturesque experience for travelers. Nestled along an 800-meter stretch of white sandy beach, this beachfront resort provides a tranquil setting with turquoise waters that invite relaxation and rejuvenation.

One of the highlights of Coco Grove Beach Resort is its range of native-style cottages and villas, which blend seamlessly with the surrounding landscaped gardens. The rooms are well-appointed and equipped with modern amenities, ensuring a comfortable stay for guests.

The resort offers a host of amenities, including two inviting outdoor swimming pools, complimentary Wi-Fi, and free breakfast to start your day on a delicious note. The friendly and attentive staff provide excellent service, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for guests.

Coco Grove Beach Resort has received high ratings and positive reviews from visitors, who praise its stunning beachfront location, well-maintained facilities, and the professionalism of the staff. It is an excellent choice for those seeking a peaceful and idyllic escape in Siquijor. It’s also so central to all the attractions around the island, so a perfect base to bounce in and out of.

To make your stay even more enjoyable, Coco Grove Beach Resort offers various deals and discounts, which can be found on popular booking platforms like Be sure to check their website or contact the resort directly for the most up-to-date room rates and availability.

Overall, Coco Grove Beach Resort in Siquijor is a hidden gem that promises a memorable and relaxing vacation experience. It is absolutely one of my favorite resort locations of all time.

Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a peaceful retreat, this beachfront resort is sure to exceed your expectations.

Get in there at Coco Grove Beach Resort. This place is’s BIG recommendation of where to stay in Siquijor!!!

To caveat: this is NOT a sponsored blog, this is our personal review of just a wonderful stay in a beautiful locale.

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