Where to Stay | Siquijor | Coco Grove Beach Resort

During the recently concluded 2015 Cebu Pacific’s Juan for Fun Backpacker’s Challenge Media Edition held in Siquijor Island, the sprawling nature-laden grounds of Coco Grove Beach Resort became our home for three days. Definitely, the fitting island abode to play host to our weary bodies – which were tested with a few action-packed activities, after competing in a day-long mini Amazing Race covering a large part of this so-called Island of Fire (Isla Del Fuego).

As soon as our boat docked at the resort’s small jetty, I immediately noticed the long shoreline fronting the whole property – said to stretch out almost a kilometer long and quickly entertained the thought of into wading through the turquoise colored water.

Upon seeing the welcoming party composed of the resort’s staff, I shelved the idea for the next day. Sensing a sumptuous lunch awaits us, I excitedly hurried to our assigned rooms. The path leading to the rows of villas mirrors the environment of the whole island. Staying true to its surrounding settings; towering trees lines up the pathway filled with plants blooming with colorful flowers and well landscaped lawn grounds.

The villas and cottages dishes a native-style look with mostly wooden furniture and wide glass door windows, thereby allowing you to get a peek of the majestic sunset that is viewed clearly from the resort.

There are three spacious swimming pools located around the resort. One fronts the beach while the other one situates in a more isolated part of Coco Grove. The resort’s main two restaurants; Sunset Restaurant and Salamandas Restaurant serves a wide array of oriental and western cuisines with a lot of specialty seafood dishes.

Known as a diver’s haven because of its close proximity to the island’s best dive sites, it is also a perfect place to just unwind and spend a few days to recuperate from the big city’s hustles and bristles.

After our mini-challenge that day (which you can read here), I just spent the next two days chillin by the beach and walking my bare feet over the fine white sands in front of the resort. We also did some snorkeling not far from the beach – where we spotted hordes of healthy coral reef system.

Over-all, this short Siquijor trip provided me with yet another wonderful experience – thanks to the exciting activities we did in the island and partly because of the wonderful vibe Coco Grove bestowed upon us during our stay there.