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Restricted aquatic activities in Tubod Marine Sanctuary

Published on: January 1st, 2024  •  Comments closed

To improve your stay and honour local environmental regulations, we advise all guests planning a visit to familiarise themselves with the new fishing ban ordinance in place for the entire year of 2024.

According to local ordinance 2023-23, there will be a temporary halt on certain aquatic activities in the municipality of San Juan.

  • Diving is prohibited in municipal waters of San Juan for three days following the new moon
  • Snorkeling and swimming within the Tubod Marine Sanctuary are also restricted during this period

But don’t worry if you’re looking forward to swimming in the beautiful turquoise waters. You can still swim in the areas with white sand from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The ordinance highlights a commitment to protecting the marine ecosystem of Siquijor Island, ensuring that guests can still enjoy the natural beauty and serenity the island offers.

The ordinance will take effect on the following 3 days following a new moon:


January 12 13 14
February 10 11 12
March 11 12 13
April 9 10 11
May 8 9 10
June 7 8 9
July 6 7 8
August 5 6 7
September 3 4 5
October 3 4 5
November 2 3 4
December 1 2 3


Guests are encouraged to plan their stay and activities accordingly, and encourage exploring the island’s rich cultural heritage and stunning natural landscapes, all while contributing to the sustainability and protection of its marine environment.

Wi-Fi Update: Great News!

Published on: April 8th, 2016  •  No comments yet

Great news for all our guests!

We recently installed a dedicated fiber optic cable for our internet connection. A much more reliable and fast wi-fi connection is now available in our Casa Coco building.

Soon, we will be installing wi-fi hotspots throughout the resort.

For all our guests, please know that your concerns will always be our priority. Thank you so much for all your patience.

Featured in Bed and Dine Asia

Published on: April 8th, 2016  •  No comments yet

Complimentary Pure Spring Drinking Water Now Available

Published on: October 17th, 2015  •  No comments yet

Complimentary pure spring drinking water now available at water stations throughout the resort.

Enjoy fresh, Siquijor mountain spring water, safe to drink and free from any chlorine and other chemicals. The water is sourced, filtered, bottled here and approved by water experts at Silliman University.

Coco Grove Goes Organic!

Published on: September 23rd, 2015  •  No comments yet

This year we started cultivating our very own Coco Grove Home Grown Farm right near the resort – with a wide variety of vegetables and herbs! Fresh daily and 100% organic.

Featured: Lonely Planet (May 2015)

Published on: September 16th, 2015  •  No comments yet

“This might just be the best-value upmarket resort in the Philippines”

Thanks Lonely Planet for your wonderful review and the comments at the end as featured in this year’s edition! (Published May 2015)

Featured: Manila Bulletin 2015

Published on: January 5th, 2015  •  No comments yet

In case you missed last weekend’s Lifestyle section of Manila Bulletin (4 Jan 2015) we have a copy for you!

The resort was highlighted as 1 of 3 best tropical island destinations for www. (more…)

Donations for Super Typhoon Yolanda

Published on: November 15th, 2013  •  No comments yet

Many of us have felt the Bayanihan spirit (meaning cooperative effort and unity) towards our fellow Filipinos who have been affected from Typhoon Yolanda. We at Coco Grove Beach Resort, and at Coco Grande Hotel and Coco Amigos in Dumaguete, are currently accepting donations from guests, family, friends and staff members. (more…)

No damage from Super Typhoon Yolanda

Published on: November 11th, 2013  •  No comments yet

Thank you for all your kind emails, messages of concern and support regarding Super Typhoon Yolanda.

We would like to let everyone know that we are all okay and that Siquijor as well as Apo Island were not impacted by the storms.

However, as you may have seen on the news, other areas in the Philippines were severely devastated. If you would like to help donate to those who were affected and their families, you can visit: Red Cross Philippines.

The Philippines is a beautiful and resilient country. We will get through this together. We will keep you updated for any further weather reports and news.

Affects from Bohol Earthquake

Published on: October 26th, 2013  •  No comments yet

On October 15, 2013 we experienced the affects of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Bohol in the Central Visayas. We want to let everyone know that we are all safe and unharmed. Fortunately, also none of the buildings and facilities in the resort were damaged.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences for those who were affected by the earthquake.

Thank you so much for all you kind messages and letting us know your concerns for our staff and the resort.

If you are travelling from Dumaguete, it should be safe to travel to Siquijor. If you are travelling from Cebu, please take care as there may still be some aftershocks.

Most of the transport services including Buses and Ferries are running again.