Friday, October 10, 2014

Hotel Review: The Different Hues of Bluewater Panglao


SAD, separation anxiety disorder, that's what I had after parting from such a beauty.  

Happy!  I couldn't have asked for more from Bluewater Resort Panglao, from the amiable welcome of the staff to the top class hospitable service that is truly Boholano.  This has been my home-away-from-home during the media familiarization tour in Bohol, which was sponsored by the Department of Tourism in the hope of showing off what Bohol has to offer in lieu of the last devastating earthquake that stuck some parts of Bohol.  


Panglao Island is entrenched on the southwest part of Bohol and is divided into 2 municipalities - Dauis and Panglao.  Illustrious for being listed as one of the most choice beach destinations in the Philippines, for its stunning coral reefs, dive spots and diverse islets seemly for beach-junkies. 


Its proximity to renowned sites like the Chocolate Hills, Loboc River, Tarsier Sanctuary and the myriad of falls, springs and caves make this unblemished island an impeccable must-see tourist spot. Whether you are looking for a serene place that's away form the crowd or a place to start jumping off from one island to another, Bluewater Panglao delivers in all the facets of luxury.



After spending the day of countryside tour (which included my CHAP Bike Zipline adventure), the part unscathed from the earthquake devastation, our day ended with a rejuvenating slumber here.  We reached the resort already dark and dead tired, but with the gracious greeting from the Bluewater's staff, a clean and freezin' cold towel, a glass of refreshing lemongrass tea and an adorable night view of the pool awakened our senses.


Upon getting our room keys, we were led to a room with a becoming view of the pool.  


The Rooms Division Manager, Mr. Leo P. Go, personally assisted me and my room-mate, Julia Wimmerlyn to our Premier Deluxe room.  The surrounding buildings host these modern minimalist designed rooms.  

The room can either have a king-size bed or two queen-sized beds.  The elegant design goes so well with splashes of ethnic red accents, re-purposed wood for the furniture and beams in the rooms. 


Apart from the abstract paintings of blue hues from a Cebuano artist, one major feature of the rooms' interior are the cantilevered beds and tables.  ‘Cantilever’ structures have acquired a design where to a beam or structural framework is anchored at one end yet free at the other, like a, overhang concept. This makes the furniture seem to float on air but sturdy enough making it so functional.


A coffee and tea service area is also present and below it is the mini bar hidden inside the cabinets. 


I'm a sucker for a good-looking bath room!  So seeing a spacious one really piqued my interest enough to cure my home-sickness.  The wide louvered doors opens to an earth-toned comfort space where an oval-shaped bath tub entices you. 




Hidden from first sight is a shower area with dark gray Italian stone tiles on the walls and flooring while white river rocks surrounds the shower's perimeter.  That area makes use of a telephone head and rain shower.  


Making the room more eco-friendly, a sunroof is installed at the wall edge so you still can bask in the sun while taking a shower or a dip in the tub, makes you feel like bathing outdoors.

I've noticed their love for all that's natural and organic in the province, as they also have customized bar soap in exhilarating lemongrass scent.

The toilet section

They have rooms big enough for the most romantic needs or for a well-spent family vacation.  Aside from the deluxe rooms, they also have Family Loft, 

Comparative room specifications at this LINK.

On another note, they did make sure you also partner with them in their goal for preserving nature by not wasting on materials.  You can find simple notes on how you can tell them whether you need to change towels or not, or just letting you know that they do intend to take care of you and your belongings while you stay with the resort.


A hosted dinner set up on the beach front area awaited us, as we got freshened up.  A lovely dinner with some nice stories from clients saying "I do's" on the beach complete with dramatic and romantic set ups from Bluewater management and staff.



Let me share you more photos from my short but sweet three-day stay at Bluewater Panglao.

Infinity pool facing the beach 

Aplaya Restaurant, in house buffet restaurant of Bluewater Panglao 





The Aplaya Restuarant from the beach



Where you will be brought riding on a golf cart



One of the cabanas for the outdoor-feel spa and massage



Social area from the pool bar


Pools are safe even for kids:)
















Ready to book your room...



Bluewater Resort Panglao 

Address:  Bluewater Rd, Sitio Daurong,
                Brgy. Danao, Panglao, Bohol
Contact nos.:  (038) 416-0702 and (038) 416-0695 to 96
Fax: (038) 416-0697
Email: panglao@bluewater.com.ph
Website: www.bluewaterpanglao.com.ph

Manila sales office:  Rm. 704, Cityland Herrera Tower,
                                 Rufino cor. Valera Sts., Salcedo Village,
                                1227 Makati City, Metro Manila
Tel: (632) 817-5751 and (632) 887-1348
Fax: (632) 893-5391

1 comment:

  1. Ganda! Would love to go back in Bohol and stay here. :)

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