Travel Blogs from Panglao
... shelter at the roadside and 45 minutes later we were on our way again. Let's just say after 5 hours driving a scooter on unfinished roads our bums were a bit sore afterwards but needless to say it was a great way to see the island. Other than that we just relaxed on the beach in Alona. We did manage a night out, we met an Aussie an Israeli at the guesthouse bar. Bit of a weird mix of nationalities, we headed into town for some food, drinks and table football. Was ...
... tide of prostitutes so now have imposed tight controls on who can leave the Philippines and under what conditions. There is a sense in which this approach bites at the rear end of the problem. Certainly it has resulted in untold numbers of Filipinas, especially in the "desirable" age bracket, being leaned on by the authorities. The blog sites are awash with stories of girls being refused access to their outbound flights. This for an affluent Westerner would ...
... I was THIS close to barfing. It was an awful trip.. Our seats were front row and we could feel the boat going up and then slamming back down. I pretty much had my eyes closed and head between my legs. Eventually I popped 2 gravol, only to arrive 20 minutes later. Gah, I'm gonna be tired! We hopped into a Jeepney and arrived at Alonaland Resort and Chantelle, Mandi, Maya & I scored a 4 person two story bungalow. We had a little kitchen (we stopped at ...
... Island and then across the strait to Bohol Island, soaring over the interior of the island to the east coast, going out over the ocean, then banking right, passing over Panglao Island, and coming in for landing at TAG at 1:55 on Runway 35. Our flight time was 1 hour 3 minutes. Since there are no taxiways at the tiny Tagbilaran airport, we made a U-turn at the end of the runway and then taxied back to the little terminal, arriving at 1:59 (44 minutes late).
... being thrown a us but I doubt
we would have had such a friendly response in the Down Town slums!
finally found our way to the Ayala Centre Mall where we sucked the
chilly air into our baked skin before venturing out once again to the
Terraces area, a clean (!) green space surrounded by a selection of
restaurants and coffee shops. Our dinner, though expensive, was
delicious and we later waddled over to the taxi rank before heading
back to our hotel.
How has this resort rated in the past?
Such a nice place. Very private set on a hillside with great views and its own private beach. Amarela Resort is a small place with only 24 rooms and suites but feels much larger. The restaurant is fabulous with a good verity of dishes. It has snorkeling gear, kayaks, ping pong, darts and a small art gallery. You can lounge at the pool or take a stroll on the beach its up to you. This place really takes care of you. Visit the gift shop too! It is away from Alona Beach so you need a tricycle to get back and forth if you want to go there. The wonderful staff will arrange a pick-up for you. But to be honest once you get there, there is no reason to leave.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.