Bellevue Resort Panglao Bohol

A luxurious stay at The Bellevue Resort Panglao

White sand beach and lounging chairs face a tranquil sea

White sand beach and lounging chairs face a tranquil sea

Ah Summer. With the heat soaring to the 40s in Metro Manila, you would want to just spend it somewhere invigorating. Like a five star luxury resort in Panglao. Great food, great weather (well, you can always retreat to your temperature controlled room), pristine beach and just do nothing all day. Vacation.

The Bellevue Resort Panglao in Barangay Doljo, Panglao, Bohol is an oasis, a refreshing resort that not only is far from the maddening crowds of Alona Beach but it’s a great place to stay if you want some peace and quite, although if you want beach action, you can always motor to the other side where the crowd is.

But here? It’s perfect. For one who prefers peaceful retreats, I love the place. The deluxe suite room with a comfortable king sized bed that I had was quite spacious at around 45 sq. meters. It has a great view of the sea and the pool below. The wifi is fast and amenities are great.

For food, ala carte dishes are available at the different restaurant venues, be it at the Lamian World Restaurant where buffet fare is served morning, lunch and dinner, to that beautiful and massive tropical hut that houses Marea and Cena open air restaurants. During nights, you can have cocktails at Flujo with live music during weekend nights.

You can have a relaxing massage at Azurea Spa, or just have a swim at the beach with less the crowd. The infinity pool is also inviting. But if you prefer to explore Bohol, the resort can always help you with their tour packages.

But what I like most other than the comfort, peace and privacy? It’s the well designed interiors of the resort that really makes me smile. It’s well designed, especially the lobby with many indigenous materials and crafts that exudes a true tropical vibe. And of course, the warm and friendly staff who goes out of their way to make you feel at home.

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Bellevue Resort Panglao's view from the pool

Bellevue Resort Panglao’s view from the pool

The sky reflected at the infinity pool

The sky reflected at the infinity pool

You won't be disappointed when you stay with Bellevue Resort Panglao. Here shown are different views of and within the pool area

You won’t be disappointed when you stay with Bellevue Resort Panglao. Here shown are different views of and within the pool area

Different views of the beach area at different times of the day: early morning and late afternoon

Different views of the beach area at different times of the day: early morning and late afternoon

Desserts galore! Lots of choices at the buffet restaurant

Desserts galore! Lots of choices at the buffet restaurant

You can have your choice of ala carte meals or try the extensive selections at the buffet

You can have your choice of ala carte meals or try the extensive selections at the buffet

Front and corridor of Bellevue Resort in Panglao

Front and corridor of Bellevue Resort in Panglao

At night, the resort is all aglow while a live band performs

At night, the resort is all aglow while a live band performs

The different areas of Bellevue Resort Panglao, clockwise from top right: main lobby with its contemporary interior design using Philippine native materials; Azurea spa; jacuzzi at the Presidential Suite overlooking the beach and pool, and the huge hut where Cena and Marea restaurants are located

The different areas of Bellevue Resort Panglao, clockwise from top right: main lobby with its contemporary interior design using Philippine native materials; Azurea spa; jacuzzi at the Presidential Suite overlooking the beach and pool, and the huge hut where Cena and Marea restaurants are located

Thanx to Bellevue Resort Panglao for the staycation

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The Bellevue Resort
Barangay Doljo
Panglao Island, Bohol 6343
+63 38 4222222
http://thebellevue.com/bohol/

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications.

He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces.

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2 Comments

  1. Estan Cabigas (@EstanCabigas)
    May 22, 2015 @ 10:08

    A luxurious stay at The Bellevue Resort Panglao: White sand beach and lounging chairs face a tranquil sea
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  2. Estan, Ang Langyaw (@LangyawMedia)
    May 23, 2015 @ 19:05

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