Bohol’s Best: Panglao Island Nature Resort

Looking for the perfect getaway from all the work-related stress? Searching for that perfect honeymoon spot? Imagine yourself lying on a pristine white sand beach dotted with lush greens and grass thatched cottages, a cool tropical breeze kissing your suntanned cheeks, the sound of rushing waves from the clear blue ocean beckoning you to dip into it’s cool, soothing waters. And then head back to your private villa to relax and enjoy the scenic view. Experience all that bliss and more in Bohol’s Panglao Island Nature Resort.

Located in Bingag, Dauis, Bohol, all it takes to get there is a one and a half hour plane ride from Manila to Tagbilaran. The resort offers free shuttle bus transfers to and from the airport which only takes around 30 minutes.

Upon arriving at the resort, guests are treated to a welcome drink and a cool towel to freshen up.

Choose from either a beach front or garden view guestroom, with each cottage having its own private lanai. Or opt to have your own bungalow nestled atop the cliffs, with a private jacuzzi and a spectacular view of the sea.

The rooms in themselves are already a mini-paradise for the weary. Each room is equipped with an in-room coffee and tea maker, remote controlled air-conditioning, satellite cabled TV, IDD/NDD phone service, refrigerator, personal café, hairdryer, veranda with drying rack, and a private bathroom with hot and cold shower, (bathtub in the De Luxe rooms and outdoor Jacuzzi in the Bungalows). The large glass windows allow you to enjoy the view outside, even while taking a shower in the bathroom. Wi-fi internet access is also available throughout the resort; just take note that all electrical outlets are 220 volts.

Even dining is a delight to the senses. The restaurant features the best of Filipino and Western cuisine in an elegant yet relaxed beachfront setting. Breakfast and dinner are complimentary.

If you’re up for some fun, you could visit the resort’s natural underground Cambagat Cave, which is just a 5 minute walk from the hotel lobby. Feel free to use the fitness gym, and the lap pool at the spa or take a dip in the cool waters of their infinity pool. A game room complete with facilities for darts, chess, table tennis, and billiards is also available.

For the more adventurous, there are a variety of activities and guided tours to choose from including: scuba diving, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing, Island Hopping Tour, Sunset Cruising, Bohol Countryside Tour, cave diving and swimming, Loboc River Cruise, Chocolate Hills Tour, Old Churches Tour, and Antique Shopping.

You are sure to get excellent service and exquisite pampering from the resort’s staff and crew with the 24-hour room service, laundry and dry cleaning service, and dining service.

The rates are reasonable, with a Superior Room at $143 per night, De Luxe Room at $168 and the Bungalow for $183. For more information on their rates and services or to make reservations online.

The fine amenities, spectacular views, and excellent service make this island resort a natural paradise where one could simply relax, be pampered, and leave all their cares behind. A perfect getaway for families, couples, and a great venue for business gatherings, Panglao Island Nature Resort is definitely one of the best resorts in Bohol that is worth including on your list of dream vacations.

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