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    A diamond in the rough
    A diamond in the rough – escape the dirt and noise and relax on a cliff overlooking the ocean.
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    Best place ever!
    Best place ever! Extended our stay with 4 days. It is the only place i would stay in Siquijor.
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    Excellent!
    Kawayan hotel resort is the best place on the whole island of Siquijor. Great service, neat bungalows and the food was great. Best way to finish a trip to the Philippines!
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    Amazing Experience!
    Incredibly friendly staff and personalized service. Great food and drinks. Luxurious comfortable accommodations & amenities. Amazing views and sunsets. Direct access to great snorkeling and diving. Professional dive shop and guides. Perfect for couples wanting a good mix of adventure and a romantic and luxurious experience!
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    Few steps in heaven!
    Every second spent there is a treasure! Place, views, food, swimming pool, sunset, services are part of the best experience that I’ve had traveling. You feel like crossing the heave’s door. Congratulations for the customer care! Congratulation to the managers and employees: Cherissa for the best presentation of the dinner and infos, Christel for the real customer care, Jessa Mae for the nice welcome that we had, Ceniza and Cecil for the best preparation of the breakfast. We will remember with pleasure all the nice moments spent there.
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    Serenity, tranquility, diving and service at its best
    I write this from Kawayan holiday resort. We have been here for four nights and have four more to go. I do not want to leave. Everything here is perfect, the attention to detail is top notch.

    Food is some of the best we’ve had in the Philippines!
    Wine list, beers and liquor selection is extensive, they even offer cigars for those that like to indulge.

    The rooms are beautiful, mattress, bed lines, pillow and towels are 5star quality. Water pressure is strong and if you like hot water it is readily available. WiFi is available in all rooms and outdoor spaces. A/C and tv are in rooms although we have not used them.Plenty of shade on oversized porches with comfortable large outdoor couches.
    Toiletries are provided this includes slippers. The ocean front units have large outdoor bathrooms that are beyond beautiful!

    The outdoor area is breathtaking, view forever. Plenty
    of cushioned sunchairs are available as are umbrellas. The infinity pool is amazing with a swim up bar, where you can have a cold drink during anytime of day. They have a top notch pool table is you feel like a game, although I must admit I haven’t picked up a pool cue yet.

    The sea is crystal clear, as I write this I am looking down into the water and can see corals and fish. Oh and the sunsets, spectacular!

    The staff is top notch, very attention, kind and with great sense of humor. The owners whom live onsite, are wonderful, never intrusive and very kind.

    The diving crew and boats are top notch. A waitress is even on board the boat to ensure your every need is taken care.

    Kawayan is a hidden gem, perfect for those seeking a romantic, relaxing beautiful place to unwind, explore the island from, dive, snorkel, swim or just chill out.
    I’m not looking forward to leaving and will plan our returned for the near future..

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    Lovely property, on an amazing island
    We stayed for 3 nights. Scuba dived, ate great food, relaxed by the pool and explored the island. The whole team was friendly and hospitably, and made the experience highly recommendable. Would definitely return to the resort and to the island when next in the Philippines.
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    Amazing
    What a place !

    We have been astonished by the scenery of the boutique hotel. Placed on a cliff overlooking the sea. West oriented for a perfect sunset view. You’ll discover stairs that will lead you down to the sea, an amazing snorkeling spot right under your feet.

    Sea view villas are just perfect. Cosy and chic with very good taste. Infinity pool is gorgeous.

    You’ll meet the boss, Sylvio and he’ll share with a friendly attitude the perfect tips for a motorbike road trip around the island. Staff is very friendly and nice, always caring about your comfort.

    A big plus is the dive club. They have their own boat and Joey the dive guide will take you to their own private spots. Garden corals, tons of macro and fishes. A heaven underwater.

    Thumb up !

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    Peaceful resort with excellent diving!
    We loved our 5 nights at Kawayan Holiday Resort. It’s a very peaceful resort, on the cliff overlooking their house reef. Great sunsets to be enjoyed from the infinity pool (with bar).

    The staff are excellent, very attentive and good humoured. Jan and Cherry kept us entertained in the evenings! The food was great, with a different menu every evening.

    We did a SCUBA pool refresher and 7 dives with Joey, an excellent instructor and dive guide – thanks! Great life and colour on all the dives; we saw several sea turtles, lionfish, sea snakes, frogfish, triggerfish etc.. The dive boat is real luxury and they also have a newer boat under construction. Cherisa had fresh fruit and drinks ready when we came up the steps after each dive. The resort is to be commended for going plastic bottle free, refillable bottles provided.

    Our flight to Siquijor was cancelled at the last minute and the resort organised a chartered flight from Cebu, with van transfer on arrival.

    Highly recommended!

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    A wonderful visit!
    We had an amazing time at Kawayan Holiday Resort. From the first moment arriving on the island, two staff members were there to meet us, along with a very nice van, cold drinks, and a clean, cold towel to wash away all the stress of travel. The trip to the resort was less than an hour, and only the last few kilometers were unpaved and quite bumpy…but that’s not the fault of the resort. The place itself is stunning, with a beautiful design of restaurant and bar, pool area, and wonderfully relaxing bungalows overlooking the ocean. The resort is situated at the top of a 30-meter cliff, and the views, rocks, coral reef below, and landscaping all come together in very picturesque scenes. The staff were all extremely nice and professional. They did their jobs exceptionally well, and we felt a bit sad on leaving because we felt we’d made some new friends. We had some very nice dives with their dive master and crew. The owners, were the best of hosts. They really made us feel at home, and went out of their way to surprise me on my birthday. We will definitely be coming back! Thank you, Don Papa! =)
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    Rooms with a view!
    My wife and I spent 3 nights here and loved every minute. The staff are extremely friendly and ensure you get the most out of your stay. The island has plenty of attractions to see and enjoy but you need to organise a local van or use the resorts scooters to get out and about. This at first felt a little daunting but by the time you hit the main road you get a feel for the scooter and road rules here. It’s worth the effort!

    The house reef at Kawayan is quite good and the resort has quite a good dive shop too. Very healthy coral and water clarity/temps are great. This reef has loads of colourful sponges, hard and soft corals. In fact the amount of Clown fish was astounding. Plenty of small reef fish and bait schools to follow around too. But not much in the way of larger reef or pelagic fish. We did see Banded Sea Kraits and Morays though.

    The resort rooms are tidy, clean and comfortable and would be some of the nicer accom in Siquijor. The food and drinks here are top notch and priced well for a private resort. The view and access to the ocean also gives Kawayan a great outlook whilst relaxing or eating.

    We highly recommend a stay here.

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    Great base to relax or adventure in paradise
    I have actually never left a review for a hotel before but made a trip adviser account specially to leave this review.

    Our 3 night stay here in June was by far the best accommodation experience we have ever had.

    The location was fantastic, views amazing, but the food and the staff were what really made our stay fantastic. A bit of a long trip to get there, but the size of the island means nothing is actually more than an hour away.

    Anything we requested or mentioned an interest in the staff were very happy to make suggestions or help arrange anything we needed.

    The worst part about our stay was having to say goodbye to the staff when it was time to leave.

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    If only I could give it 6 stars
    This is the best resort experience I have ever had in the Philippines. We were the only guests and definitely felt spoiled – though it was a bit awkward too when we wanted to see other places and restaurants, we were so sorry to disappoint the lovely staff ?

    Where to begin… The villas are beautifully designed, clean, spacious. The shower is excellent, thoughtfully there are two washstands, the amenities are very nice. Quiet, modern aircon. The gardens are well-maintained. The location on the cliff is quite scenic, the private, nice coral reef right next to the hotel and free snorkeling equipment rental – just wow. Oh, and how about a beautiful pool with a very deep spot to practice diving and with floating candles at night. I cannot even begin to describe how lovely the staff is as well, we felt extremely welcome. At night it’s quiet and the sky is lit with stars.

    The in-hotel restaurant is pricey for local standards but wow will I remember the food for a long time. The best I’ve had in the Philippines, full stop.

    The only cons: you’ll have to accept some bugs in the open-air bathroom; the road to the resort is really bad, watch out; and the extra services, especially laundry and massages, are rather expensive.

    Overall, an amazing place that makes me want to visit Siquijor again.

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    This is a 6 star resort
    We stayed at KHR for one week in january. As soon as we came to the resort I felt peace. The only noise you hear is cows, roosters and gekkos. This place is a paradise on earth and the best hotel experience ever. We enjoyed every minute here, its so calm and the staff is AMAZING.

    Food is great, breakfast pancakes are to die for, i had the same chicken for lunch many times since it was so tasty, dinner changes every day and its always great.

    Will come back here again, loved the pool, the sunsets, the sea for snorkeling and the villa was so nice!

    Since the resort is small and has only 7 villas, it means there can be a maximum of 14 persons at once. We were lucky to be the only customers for two days. Felt like a princess and we got special dinner and prosecco in the garden while watching the sunset.

    Cant say enough good things about this resort, was so great. I can recommend KHR to people who appriciates calm, excellent service, good food and amazing views.

    Thank you again to the owners Barbara & Silvio for your hospitality and the staff for making our stay PERFECT! We will be back.

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    Amazing place!
    We stayed at Kawayan for a couple of days in February 2018, this is fantastic place! This is one of the best hotel experience ever, the view over the sea, fantastic food and service, the diving – word class! Thanks for your hospitality.
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    6 Star
    We originally wanted to see Siquijor, because it looked and promised a little different to the rest of the Philippines, and we also wanted to spend time on some nice beaches. So we were recommended to stay at CoCo Grove but they were full, so we chose Kawayan.

    This was our very good luck because this is definitely the best resort on the island. It’s not actually a resort it’s a boutique hotel, with exclusive accomodation for guests so you never feel that it’s too busy. We happened to be very lucky and were the only people at the resort so we decided to stay for another few days. The views and the accommodation is excellent. There is no beach, which actually is OK because there are no good beaches in Siquijor. You can access the sea directly from the hotel by private staircase and private Deck which leads down to the very nice “house reef” and there are many caves and rocks to explore, which makes the swimming better than anywhere on the island.

    We wanted also to relax and this resort was perfect for that. After we explored the island a little using the owners personal motorbike, we felt that we were very happy just staying at the resort. The food was very well prepared, and very tasty, the staff was professional and very attentive. The housekeeping was excellent and we always felt that our privacy was respected.

    We visited coco grove just to see if we wanted to spend some time on the beach and we ran so quickly back to Kawayan. This is obviously personal taste but we enjoy the exclusive feel of Kawayan and the views to just completely relax. The island of Siquijor doesn’t have many attractions that we felt we wanted to explore so this made finding this hotel even more special. Because the resort was quite the week we visited, the staff organized a special dinner on the cliff edge overlooking the ocean. Thank you for making our stay so special and memorable.

    I might just add that this hotel is European standard not Philippine standard, and also it’s a little more expensive so it’s not a budget option. It would suit more exclusive travelers who are looking for something special. In my opinion this resort is the only good reason to stay in Siquijor.

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