There’s no question about it. There are days that you just have to stop, go somewhere to relax and have yourself pampered. And for the weary soul, Bohol beckons. Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort is one of several resorts in Panglao Island for relaxing and cocooning, that concept of just staying at the hotel doing nothing is where it is best of. But it’s also a good enough base to explore the province. Either you’re alone, with your partner or with your family, the resort has…Continue Reading “Having a great time at Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort”

It’s a shame that in the 20 years that I’ve been living and visiting Metro Manila, it was my first and only time to visit the grand Manila Hotel last month. And when I did enter it’s historic halls, I was in awe. Such opulence, such history and such beauty. If not for the invitation of Lloyd, I would’ve totally missed this! The lobby is grand! It’s one of the best ones that I’ve seen: beautiful arcade at its flanks, those massive chandeliers, the wooden…Continue Reading “Unexpected surprise at Manila Hotel!”

It has been quite a while since I’ve been to Crimson Resort and Spa. Back in 2011, I visited the resort to write and photograph it for Bluprint magazine. It was memorable and interesting as it was also my first resort assignment and I had a great time there. The article was published in the same year. I was there again in 2012. When an invite to go back to Crimson Resort and Spa to celebrate it’s fifth year and its Azure Beach Club’s first…Continue Reading “Crimson Resort and Spa, Azure Beach Club celebrate milestones”

The bed. The lush carpeting. The mildly but pleasingly fragrant leaf shaped soap. Funny how these small things, little things that one tend to just overlook especially in a very busy and vibrant city like Bangkok can be interesting and make me notice. And these little things, among many other aspects made my stay at Westin Bangkok’s deluxe room memorable. It has been 15 years since I’ve last been to Bangkok and coming back to this city has been kind of a surprise with so…Continue Reading “Luxurious comfort at a Westin Bangkok suite”

Come to think of it that after the long drive to Baler, all you can think of is being fed, pampered and rejuvenated as you arrive in Costa Pacifica, the town’s only recommended four star rated resort that is facing Sabang Beach. But then, after spending a few days, you realize that that’s really not the whole point of staying in all those luxurious setting with interesting architecture. READ MORE: Costa Pacifica: A refreshing getaway in Aurora It’s all about the little things that becomes…Continue Reading “Discovering Costa Pacifica’s allure”