Bohol Beach Club
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... we might as well stay put in Bohol for one more day and then push on to try our luck in Donsol, where we intended to swim with whale sharks.
Our hopes of biking to the Chocolate hills on the next day were once again dashed as it rained all night and still looked like lousy weather in the morning. We were stuck in Alona Beach with nothing to do but spending a lot of money in the meantime on room and food. We decided not only would we leave the area the next ...
... We headed to bed, taking our rucksacks down the steps in the pitch black and got to our hut on stilts in the middle of the jungle. We could hear all kinds of unrecognisable animal calls and regretted leaving it until dark to navigate our way to the hut. The bed was huge and most importantly we had a FAN! We watched another episode of 'Entourage' before we went to sleep in an attempt to try to distract ourselves from the loud, ominous rustling in the bushes behind our ...
... eat. We take a moment to consider our food, where it came from, how it got here, and say a thank you to the animal. It may sound cheesy but it's better than just blindly consuming food as something that it is not.
Back at the cottage we sit out in the dark night, enjoying each other's company under soooo many stars. There is only one other cottage on the rocks next to ours and it's empty. We have the sky ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBohol Beach Club Panglao
One of the most beautiful beach front :) I had a great time staying here, the environment is very relaxing and the food here is the best!!! =) Services and facilities are up to date, personnel are friendly and polite at the same time. And yes, I would recommend this to others because it is just so good to be here =D
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Historical Traveler Reviews Bohol Beach Club Panglao
A very nice resort
My family (my wife, 2 year old daughter and I) stayed at the Bohol Beach Club for 4 days and 3 nights. And I would say that we really had a great time. The resort itself was very beautiful. The beach front was spectacular and had a very nice view. The food served in the restaurants of the beach resort, both old and new, was priced reasonably yet sumptous. My daughter enjoyed the beach and played on its powdery sand. We also loved swimming on the resort's pools.
The resort has a very friendly, accomodating and courteous staff.
My only regret is that we should have transferred to the old resort. Although the new resort was nice, the old resort had a naturely and more calming appeal.
We would like to go back to Panglao and stay again at the Bohol Beach Club.
As much as I would like to share our wonderful pictures of the place, I believe that it would be better if you would discover the beauty of it on your own. Have a great time at the resort!
Nice, Quiet Resort with Long Beachfront
The Bohol Beach Club is a nice resort for a quiet getaway. It is a large property, recently expanded, at the end of a long, winding road. You cannot really walk from the BBC to other resorts and it is a long walk to the front gates. Once at the BBC, you should expect to stay there for all your meals and entertainment so a short 2 or 3 night stay is perfect.
The property consists of two wings, the old and the new. We stayed in the new wing which is a 2-storey structure of standard if somewhat sterile rooms with 2 single beds. Each room has a balcony, a tiled bathroom with walk-in shower, and good air conditioning. The new wing also has its own large pool with waterfall, beach volleyball court, and two dining facilities. The breakfast buffet was good and varied. For dinner, we prefered to venture to the dining facility in the old wing. Overall, the food was average.
The old wing consists of attached bungalows, some larger and well equipped for families. There is a smaller pool with hot tub, and a very nice tropical pool with bridge and poolside bar. I would have preferred to stay in the old wing as it is more lively and the grounds are older and more lush.
The staff and service at the BBC were good. With a bit more experience, I think they could be great. The Bohol area has only been promoted as a tourist destination since 2004, so I'm sure it will improve with age.
The grounds and facilities are the best part of the BBC. The beachfront is white sand and generally well kept. Large palm trees with attached hammocks are a great place to enjoy the view. There is also a games room with pool table, ping pong, and tennis court. The grounds are pretty with flower-covered trellises and trimmed lawns. We walked the length of the beach and the BBC definitely seems to have the best facilities and largest property.
If you are looking for a quiet getaway, the Bohol Beach Club is a good choice.
Great place to relax
We stayed there for about 10 days during the Chinese new year period.
We found it was a very relaxing hotel which deserve better than its current website !
Service is excellent, location is excellent, food is great, swimming pool is nice and very clean, people are kind and polite and no... I am not paid by the hotel to say so. The only thing is that you should not expect a 5 stars hotel bedroom as it is much like a simple bungalow where you can still get hot water and air condition which is not so common in this area. The only thing which disappointed us is the hotel diving club have a poor equipment and is clearly overpriced (but you can find at a very short distance of the hotel (5/10 minutes walking) a brand new club better and cheaper). Also some nights, it was not as quite as we could expect as bungalows are not really sound proof so when there is a party on the beach, even not too close to the hotel, you hear it loudly. Also, security is very good but for some reasons, they did not prevent for some abuse by hotel guests or not (I do not know) to swim, scream and make a lot of noise in the swimming pool area (which is in the center of the bungalows) right in the middle of the night !
Overall it is a very nice resort, our child (2 years old) love it and we shall surely return there again !
Relaxing Place to be!
My boys and I stayed for a week at the Hotel. We loved the beach so clean and white. The rooms are clean and confortable but many mosquitos.
The food was ok, mostly buffet, many choices but the service was very very slow.
The reception is also slow when checking inn and seems that they need more training.
We have a wonderful time although and the resort is a very quite and paceful place to relax. The people was very kind, friendly and polite as Filipinos are in general.
Great escape from the hustle and bustle of city living
our family stayed at bohol beach club for a week and we enjoyed every single minute of it. the beaches were great!!! powdery white sand beaches are there to welcome you (except for sea urchins). great dive sites too!!! the food was not too good and service was slow and not what i expected in such a beautiful resort. but all that was overtaken by the nice and relaxing ambience we had during our stay. rooms were clean although you could hear the voices and footsteps of guests waliking past your room... but overall, we were all satisfied and would definitely go back to bohol beach club.
Classy but Expensive
As a seasoned Philippines traveller, I was impressed with the Bohol Beach Club on several levels.
First of all, the service is TOP NOTCH- Somebody has put alot of effort into training the locals. Anyone who is used to travel in the P.I. can appreciate this. The staff will even run out and fetch a personal fan if they see you sweating! Sweet and helpful.
The grounds were well kept, the beach raked, the pathways tended and the rooms clean & adequate with good water pressure- another anomoly in the PI. The 2 pools were nice but nothing special- the jaccuzi was "broken" (annoying!)
I went on 2 dives here for $45, not bad and incredibly easy- They carry your gear, put your equipment on for you, etc. The reef is only a 5 minute boat ride away All you have to do for yourself is kick when you are in the water! Some interesting things to see- Lionfish, Scorpionfish, Pygmy Seahorse & the ever popular Banded Seasnake.
There was even a glass bottom boat tour included free with the rooms- lotsa fun.
The food was great- They give you a lame western menu to start but they can make anything you want in the kitchen- especiially filipino dishes- I recommend the Chicken Sinigang and Cheese Lumpia. The tropical drinks were darn good.
Another nice thing is that the Bohol Beach Club is actually Filipino owned. I don't know about you, but I would rather support the locals than a Chinese or Korean business cartel any day.
Alas, however, the price. I am sorry, but the $90 for a nite in Philippines is outrageous, period. When you add the %10 VAT tax the corrupt government has recently imposed, it is even worse. The PI has nothing but beaches and no shortage of resorts; I have stayed a places on the beach almost as nice on Camiguin and Mindoro for less than $35. If price is not an obstacle, Bohol Beach Club is for you.
Its a nice quiet peaceful resort
We checked in last July for a short get away... its nice to go back there and chill specially when you want a quiet and peaceful environment. I love the food they serve at night, the rooms are clean, sand is white and clean.... the view at night is lovely and also the people are very friendly.... i miss it when they serenade me at night when i had my dinner with my mom...
The rate is affortable, you will like all the privacy in the world you want.. get the chance to explore the mamals in the ocean in dolphin watching, enjoy relaxing in the hammock....
they got internet but dang man its a bit high for a local.... No party at night that made me crazy i have to go to other resort jsut to party...lol.. Bohol beach resort will improve more i bet... its a family place... for a youngster like me who wants a little fun its just OK... just fine
Great Beach....but has 'room' for improvement
We stayed in Bohol Beach Club from March 13, 2005 to March 15, 2005.
Paid about $200/person for 3days/2nights package, inclusive of plane fare.
The resort's beach is very, very nice. Long, powdery white sand with calm water
that is good for families with small children. According to a local tour
guide we hired, Bohol Beach Club has the longest and best beach in Panglao Islands.
Nice to have cabanas along the beach too.
Very impressed with the beach. It is like Boracay without the crowd.
If you're single and looking to meet some people, go to Boracay.
If you're on a honeymoon or with family, go to Bohol.
Decent. My main complaint is that the staff sprays a ton of insect
repellant to the room prior to letting us in. The room reeks of
Baygon insecticide! They do that when they make up the room too.
That is the last thing I want to smell when I go inside the room.
Very nauseating. Tip to the staff -- find ways to get better air
circulation to let the odor out first. And install door screens
to keep those mosquitoes out! Current set up is just unacceptable
and a big turn-off!
Very nice and well-kept. I like the foliage around the pool too.
I love the orchids hanging on the overhang covering the walkway.
That's very lovely. And the young bamboo shoots lining up the
Breakfast buffet was very good.
But lunch and dinner food are mediocre.
Tip: If you happen to be there on a Sunday, go to the
adjacent public beach where they sell lechon. Boholanos
cook the tastiest and best lechon. That was a very pleasant
None. Nada. Zilch.
Got a room massage service instead. They weren't very good
and not a very relaxing experience but for $10 for an hour
of massage, I don't have any rights to complain.
Definitely hire someone to drive you around Bohol. For $50,
you can rent a van for a day with the driver/guide and the driver will
take you to the Chocolate Hills, churches, river tour, mall,
etc. Definitely a must-do.
Bohol is a great place to see. Lots of attractions, nice beaches &
dive spots. People are nice too.
I was very impressed with Palawan's
cleanliness when I went to visit the place four years ago. Bohol's
almost as clean. As for the resort, reasonably priced for non-local
tourists but a bit pricey for Pinoys. I definitely recommend Bohol as a tourist destination.