- ► Tour to Apo island Was arranged through Coco Grove. From my hotel (Garden Bungalows resort) they called to Coco Grove. Because the tour is busy, they want you to pass by the resort and confirm (pay) your booking the day before. Don’t forget to do so!
Or they might give your spot to someone else… Price when I visited: just under 1900 pesos per person, including lunch. Excluding transport to Coco Grove on Siquijor where the tour starts. You need to be there 7.30 in the morning, or 7.00 if you want breakfast here first. Breakfast is quite nice here! And big, it will definitely get you full till lunch 😉
You can also reach Apo Island from Dumaguete or Dauin, which is actually a shorter boatride. What I liked about Coco Grove is that they have a resort on the island, where you have your lunch. It’s a secluded little beach, perfect to relax for an our or so!
DIVE TRIPS There are multiple places organizing dive trips to Apo. I think when you are a diver, this is actually the best way to fully explore the beauty that's hidden under water here!
► WHERE TO SLEEP? Apo Island: There are a few homestays on the island, if you’re on a budget. The resort linked to Coco Grove is this one: http://www.apoislandresort.com/ And then there’s this one as well: http://www.apoisland.com/
Siquijor: GARDEN BUNGALOWS RESORT I stayed in Siquijor island, and if you stay there this place is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Loved it. A resort with 4 places only, and a pool in between. Of course situated in a lovely garden. The owner and members of the resort took me (and other guests) to some amazing places, I wouldn’t have found myself! You can arrange motorcycles and a tour over the island with them as well. Check Garden Bungalows Resort (aff.) http://www.booking.com/hotel/ph/garde...
► WHERE TO EAT? USTORY Quiet, at the beach, romantic. Good choice. Got this place recommended at Garden bungalows resort. Good one! SAKI This is the place you see in the video! It’s a Japanese restaurant up hill. Hidden gem truely! They also have rooms for rent. The food and drinks are great, the owner is very sweet.
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