Review

The Perfect Beach Getaway – Bohol Beach Club

As much as I love hiking and being surrounded by mountains, my heart still belongs to the ocean. I’m a sucker for white sand beaches, palm trees and crystal blue waters. I mean who wouldn’t be? On my recent trip to the Philippines, I may have found the perfect place to enjoy these. Located in Panglao Island, Bohol Beach Club is the first luxury resort built there. When James and I were looking for accommodations in Bohol, we knew right away this is where we wanted to stay.

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

Transportation and Arrival

Bohol Beach Club is roughly 30 minutes away from the Tagbilaran pier and airport. You can either arrange your own transportation or better yet, have them pick you up to avoid the hassle. Just make sure you contact them beforehand and inform them the time and date of your arrival. If you’re not familiar with public transportation in the Philippines, then this is your best bet. Upon arrival, we were greeted by friendly faces and yummy pandan flavored iced teas. Check in was super quick and easy – none of those “I’m sorry your room is not ready”. As we were escorted to our room, I couldn’t help but notice how beautiful and well kept the grounds are.

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

Rooms

Bohol Beach Club underwent a major renovation in 2013. Included in the revamping are the 88 rooms – 80 deluxe rooms and 8 beach view suites, all have unique views of the pool and the beach. On our first night at the resort, we stayed at one of the deluxe rooms. The room was well lit, spacious and clean. I love how they kept a relaxed feel throughout the room despite the modern touches. Furnished with a queen and single bed, the room is fully equipped with anything you might need – flat screen tv, safety vault, mini bar, hairdryer, toiletries, complimentary wi-fi and bottled water. It also has an outdoor porch where you can enjoy your coffee in the morning.

During our first night, we had a minor problem with the A/C. Within a matter of minutes, the staff addressed the issue and was quickly resolved. The next day, we received a note from Mr. Allan Santos, manager of Bohol Beach Club. He apologized and offered a room change just in case the A/C acts up again. Much to our surprise, we got upgraded to the beach view suite!

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

The beach view suite was super amazing! The layout was nice and the space was more than enough for the two of us. Adorned with wooden furnishings, the room is bright and airy. My favorite part of the room? The sliding doors that open right out into a private veranda that boasts impressive beach views. Waking up and having that view in front of me was priceless!

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

Food

The resort has one in-house restaurant called Agotata. They serve International food as well as local favorites. A few of the items we ordered throughout our stay were: Kare kare, Sinigang, Lechon Kawali, Bulalo & Beef Caldereta. Portions could be better for the price but the flavors were pretty good! If you’re craving for something other than Filipino food, they also have Gourmet Sandwiches, Pizza and Asian noodles. As for Desserts, you guys have to try the Fried Mango Ice Cream. So yummy! Oh, and they also have a nice breakfast buffet, complete with an omelet station that we both enjoyed.

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

The restaurant had nightly entertainment. On our first night, we were serenaded under the stars by a local band. The next night, they had a cultural show where performers danced Tinikling, the traditional bamboo dance of the Philippines (see video).

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

Amenities

Aside from the restaurant, they also have a video and sports bar called Taclobo, that’s open from 4 pm – 12 midnight. They serve bar favorites and cocktail drinks. After dinner, James and I came here to play ping pong & pool. It’s definitely a nice place to unwind after a long day. I don’t think the guests are aware of this place though because we came here twice and the place was completely empty. I think they should look into adding a sign outside to make it more inviting for guests to come and check the space out.

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club
the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

I didn’t really spend much time in the pool area just because I preferred lounging beside the beach. But since we couldn’t swim at the beach at night, the pool came in handy. The warm water was definitely inviting!

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

One of the highlights of our stay was getting a full body massage right by the beach. It was so relaxing and peaceful. Hearing nothing but the sound of the waves was pure bliss! I recommend you guys to schedule a massage right after sunset. There’s fewer people by the beach, hence it’s quieter.

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

They have several aquasports available for guests to enjoy. There’s a glass bottom boat tour available for hotel guests (free for 20 minutes). Aside from the fun rides and rentable kayaks, you can also rent gear if you want to go snorkeling. Before we left, James and I went on a Delta Wing ride. It was quite the experience! They also have dolphin watching tours that I wish we had the time to do before we left.
the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

Bohol Beach Club has the best beach front in Panglao Island. They have the clearest waters I’ve ever seen! Snorkeling here was amazing. I couldn’t get enough of it. I enjoyed it so much that I was still snorkeling 2 hours before we checked out! 😀

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

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the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

the perfect beach getaway - bohol beach club

If you’re planning on visiting Bohol and are looking for accommodations, then you have to check out Bohol Beach Club. Aside from having the best beach front in Bohol (white sand beach, crystal blue waters, perfectly lined palm trees), their service is impeccable! Every staff we encountered during our stay were very kind and friendly. Special thanks to Mr. Allan Santos for our accommodations and Ms. Belle Logroño for assisting and giving us a tour of the property.

What are some of your must haves when looking for accommodations?

Let me know in the comment section below.

 

Bohol Beach Club

Bo. Bolod, Island of Panglao

Bohol, Philippines 6340

(63-38) 502-9222

reservations@boholbeachclub.com.ph

inquiries@boholbeachclub.com.ph

Thank you Bohol Beach Club for hosting our stay. We can’t wait to visit again!

DISCLAIMER: This is a sponsored post and was written in collaboration with Bohol Beach Club.
As always, all opinions are my own and unbiased. All media (photos & video) are mine.


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58 Comments

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 17, 2016 at 1:11 am

      So gorgeous! I miss it already! 🙁

  1. Gretchen

    March 13, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Sounds like a fantastic stay!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 17, 2016 at 1:11 am

      It really was. I had an amazing time!

  2. Gemma

    March 13, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    What a romantic destination! You are right, sometimes we just need a downtime break from hiking etc. I like the fact there is so much space. Looks like a good time of year to go.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 17, 2016 at 1:13 am

      That’s exactly what I liked about it. It wasnt too crowded and had enough space to relax and unwind. I actually went on a weekend, but surprisingly it wasnt as busy as I thought it would be.

  3. Laura

    March 13, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Looks so gorgeous! I only had the chance to go to Alona Beach on Bohol. This beach blows Alona right out of the water!! (Literally…haha). Amazing!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 17, 2016 at 1:25 am

      It is gorgeous, isnt it? I’ve heard of Alona Beach. Isn’t it crazy busy there? Yeah, I’ve seen photos and Bohol Beach Club’s beach front is waaaay better! 🙂

  4. Pinay Flying High

    March 13, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    It’s beautiful! You make me want to go back to Bohol! 🙂

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 17, 2016 at 1:26 am

      Soo beautiful! I couldn’t believe it! I actually want to go back too! Let’s!! 😀

  5. Jo

    March 14, 2016 at 12:29 am

    This is great Jana. I love the pictures and this makes me want to visit Bohol – Sadly, I missed it last year.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 17, 2016 at 1:27 am

      Thanks Jo! Aww I’m sorry to hear that. Hopefully, you get to visit soon!

  6. Jamie Italiane

    March 14, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Beautiful photos and hotel!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 17, 2016 at 1:27 am

      Thanks Jamie! It’s one of the best one’s I’ve stayed at!

  7. marie

    March 14, 2016 at 8:28 am

    It looks heavenly, and great for a relaxing holiday.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 17, 2016 at 1:28 am

      Definitely! It was so relaxing. Especially when we had that full body massage by the beach. The best!

  8. Tania Mukherjee

    March 14, 2016 at 9:03 am

    I want to go to this place right away! Breathtaking photos!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 17, 2016 at 1:29 am

      You have to! The beach itself will make you fall in love. Thanks Tania for liking the photos!

  9. Tammilee Tips

    March 14, 2016 at 10:11 am

    I love how the club looks so maintained! The views from your room are amazing and I love how bright and open the room is as well. I am in need of a getaway, looks like you guys had an amazing trip!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 17, 2016 at 1:30 am

      You have to check this one out Tammielee! The rooms, the grounds, the beach – everything’s amazing! 🙂

  10. Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma)

    March 14, 2016 at 11:18 am

    You pretty much had me at beach vacation. 🙂 The beach is my favorite place to go and relax. Wow, did your stay look fantastic! Everything from the views to the food, looked amazing!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 17, 2016 at 1:31 am

      Haha I know right? Gotta love me some beach vacation! It really was amazing. We had a great time in the resort.

  11. Rachel

    March 14, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    What a lovely getaway! The photos you’ve posted make this place look super relaxing and luxurious. I’d love to go there for a beachside massage!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 17, 2016 at 1:32 am

      The beachside massage was the best! It was so calming that I dozed off a couple of times. The sound of the waves really relaxed me. 😀

  12. Doreen Pendgracs

    March 14, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Your photos are spectacular! I would definitely enjoy a stay at the Bohol Beach Club. Let them know I’m coming! 🙂

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 17, 2016 at 1:32 am

      AW thanks so much Doreen! Glad you liked it. Oh that’s good to know! You won’t regret it. 😀

  13. Cassie

    March 14, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    The Bohol Beach Club looks to be the perfect beach getaway! As lovely as the hotel and grounds are, I was really impressed by the service. The fact that you had a suite upgrade waiting on you due to your A/C issues just speaks volumes about the management.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 17, 2016 at 1:35 am

      I was really impressed with the service too. Everyone was very kind and helpful and I couldn’t believe it myself when we got upgraded to a beach view suite! It was unnecessary but greatly appreciated! I cant wait to go back!

  14. Nancy L.

    March 14, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Bohol Beach Club is truly a tropical paradise! Absolutely stunning! My jaw dropped when I saw you holding the starfish. This place seriously has it all: pristine beaches, sparkling water, sunshine, amazing rooms and the food looked wonderful too! It would be a far trip for me to take, but after seeing this, it would be soooo worth it!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 17, 2016 at 1:38 am

      So cute right? I thought it was poisonous at first but one of the staff assured me it was harmless. It really has it all, you’re right! If I had more than 2 days to spare, I would’ve certainly extended my stay!

  15. Brittany Bly

    March 14, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Wow this looks like heaven. I hope it was a great vacation. The straw capped rooms are so darling and the restaurant Agotata sounds fun too!
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    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 17, 2016 at 1:39 am

      It was a great vacation. I wouldnt stay anywhere else when I visit Bohol. 🙂

  16. Chris

    March 14, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Such beautiful looking water.

    Is it possible to SCUBA dive here as well?

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 17, 2016 at 1:44 am

      So beautiful right? I believe so. I read in their website that they have designated areas to Scuba dive. http://www.boholbeachclub.com.ph/aquasports.html

  17. Echo

    March 14, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Oh my goodness, what a beautiful place! That water and sand is the stuff of dreams! I would love to be able to travel and visit places like this someday. It also looks like they did a great job on the renovation!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 17, 2016 at 1:48 am

      It’s dreamy, isnt it? And yes, they did a phenomenal job with the renovation. I’ve seen some old photos of the resort and wow what a big change!

  18. Censie

    March 14, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    What an amazing resort. The water and sky are so blue!! WE are supposed to get snow this week in Colorado, I could use a beach and an umbrella drink instead! LOL!!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 17, 2016 at 1:49 am

      Haha! I feel ya Censie. Its still cold here in Vegas and Im dying to get back to the beach!

  19. Roch

    March 15, 2016 at 3:21 am

    Wow! Bohol Beach Club looks absolutely beautiful. I love the scenic views as well as the room ambiance inside the suite. Watching cultural shows will make the trip more interesting especially for foreigners.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 17, 2016 at 1:52 am

      I like that you mentioned the cultural shows. I really appreciate the fact that they have nightly entertainment, which makes it more enjoyable for guests. My husband and I loved watching the performers dance the tinikling!

  20. Christina Wagar

    March 15, 2016 at 10:38 am

    The resort looks lovely and the water amazing! Do you see a lot of children around? I am wondering how family friendly the resort is.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 17, 2016 at 1:53 am

      I did see some children around. The resort is definitely family friendly! 🙂

  21. Tami

    March 15, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    I prefer the ocean over the moutains any day. I’d love to visit the Philippines sometime in the near future. This looks like such a beautiful place to relax and enjoy some offline time.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 17, 2016 at 2:21 am

      Its hard for me to choose sometimes thats why I loved Kauai because they have beautiful beaches there and the mountains are gorgeous as well.

      You should definitely visit the Philippines. Try to avoid Manila and go straight to either Bohol or Palawan. I didnt like staying there in Manila. So crazy!

  22. rajasthan tour operator

    March 15, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Bohol beach is world famous, clean with soothing environment. Quite interesting post with beautiful images.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 17, 2016 at 2:22 am

      Thanks so much! Glad you liked the photos. I agree with you. Bohol is amazing! The environment is clean and it felt safe. Well, at least in Panglao Island it was.

  23. Mar Pages

    March 16, 2016 at 12:01 am

    I can’t remember the last time I saw waters that clear, its been too long! Dinners by the beach are always perfect, and the entire beach club looks impeccably well kept. Great pictures too! Love the starfish shot 🙂

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 17, 2016 at 2:23 am

      Me too! Last time was in Kauai. Thanks for liking the photos. I love that pic with the starfish too. I couldnt get enough of it! 😀

  24. Tiffany Haywood

    March 17, 2016 at 7:52 am

    This loks beautiful. The views and the rooms are amazing!! I would love to ad this to my places I want to go. Thanks so much for sharing your experience and beautiful photos.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 24, 2016 at 12:16 am

      You should def add it to your list Tiffany! I’m glad you loved the article! Thanks for visiting. 🙂

  25. Jennifer McMillen

    March 18, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Absolutely beautiful resort! Do you think it would be kid friendly?

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 24, 2016 at 12:13 am

      Yes! Absolutely! We saw some families during our stay.

  26. Elizabeth @ Compass & Fork

    March 20, 2016 at 12:44 am

    That beach looks amazing. It sounds like a great place to just relax for a few days. the food looks nice and there is plenty to do. We will definitely keep it in mind!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 24, 2016 at 12:12 am

      I wish we had more than 2 days here. It’s so peaceful and relaxing. And yes the food is really good! I’m glad they have an in house restaurant. So convenient for the hotel guests!

  27. Trisha Velarmino - P.S. I'm On My Way

    March 21, 2016 at 2:51 am

    I’ve been to Bohol before but I’ve never experienced staying in Panglao Beach Club! Would you have more information regarding the dolphin watching tour? That would be a wonderful thing to experience. Great post about one of our archipelago’s treasures! More power to you and your travels, Janna!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 24, 2016 at 12:08 am

      Ooh you have to Trisha! It’s the best place to relax and unwind. Yeah, I believe the dolphin watching tour takes place in Balicasag Island. I’m not sure exactly how much the boat rental is but I think its around P4,500 for a group to rent a boat. I would have to double check that though. Thank you Trisha! More power to you as well. Love the blog btw!

  28. Cai Dominguez

    March 23, 2016 at 8:59 am

    You made me miss Bohol even more! The place looks so relaxing. Ohhh the beach of Bohol is still stunning. It’s actually included in my top places in the Philippines lat year.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      March 24, 2016 at 12:05 am

      Oh nice! Yea, I couldn’t believe how nice the beach is there! Ive heard so many nice things about Palawan and Boracay but never Bohol. I’m so glad I was able to experience it even though it was only 2 days. 🙁

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