Friendly staff at the front desk
If you get the Deluxe Poolside room, well, the pool is literally just a few steps away. 😀
Baroto Poolside Bar on the other end
There are a total of 54 rooms with 46 Deluxe Rooms (21 Poolside and 21 Poolview), 4 Family Lofts, 3 Honeymoon Villas and 1 Family Villa.
If you want more space and privacy, they have 3 Honeymoon Villas with its own dipping pool and a Family Pool Villa; 2 bedrooms (1 room with 1 king-sized bed and 1 room with 2 queen-sized beds), both with its own freestanding tub with TV, and a dipping pool and sundeck at the middle!
Clockwise: 2 queen-sized beds, freestanding tub with TV and private dipping pool and sun deck
The restaurant is a bit of a walk from the rooms, but the golf cart can always take you there if you’re too lazy. It’s just a 2-3 minute leisurely walk anyway. A nice way to burn off some calories after every meal. 😉
Lush foliage add to the serenity of the resort
Unlike in Maribago, there’s no in-house spa, but you can have a massage at one of two cottages or request for an in-room massage.
While it’s true the resort does not have its own beach, they have a marine sanctuary where you can snorkel and/or ride the glass-bottom boat. They also have a free scheduled shuttle service that can bring/fetch you to and from Alona Beach which is just 10-15 minutes away. Additionally, you can sign up for their stand up paddle board lessons. Too bad we were not able to try these activities because of the bad weather brought about by the typhoon.
If you’ve already seen the countryside, you can also try the variety of free and paid activities the resort offers like exploring Panglao island by bicycle or go on an offroad adventure by ATV/Quad Bikes. Kids will enjoy the Arts & Crafts lessons and moms can learn new dishes through their Cook With the Chef sessions. Surely, there is always something for everyone.
Sit back and relax at these loungers facing the sea
More than the facilities and activities, what we loved most was the excellent service. Everyone was very nice and friendly, and is always genuinely interested if we’re having a good time. We really felt at home here.
We were warmly welcomed by the Duty Manager, and a staff handed us drinks and cold towels while the bellhop took care of our bags.
Just walking through the spacious open-air lobby tastefully decorated with Filipino-inspired pieces, one can immediately get a sense of a relaxing and luxurious stay.
We were also met by the Room Division Manager and got a pleasant surprise that we were upgraded to a Junior Suite! Sweet! 😀
The bathroom was just divine! There’s a separate tub and glass-enclosed shower with rainshower head. The Kudos Spa toiletries were really superb, too.
The room interiors and overall aesthetic of the resort is modern yet still very Filipino evident in the design and materials used. I like the fact that they played not only with colors, but with textures as well.
The pool looks mighty inviting so it’s inevitable that it can be crowded. We found out the best time to go here is early in the morning when everyone else is having their breakfast.
They have 2 restaurants and a bar. Lamian serves traditional Filipino and international fare using the ingredients the region has to offer. Indoor and al fresco dining options are provided in this welcoming yet sophisticated space. I will be writing a separate post about our dining experience at Lamian.
Marea is perched on a spectacular seaside beach front and serves a la carte creations made fresh from the market.
Lastly, Flujo is their chill-out sunken lobby bar that serves refreshing summer cocktails, mock-tails and tropical shakes.
In-room service is also available.
Underneath the amenity building (where Marea Restaurant is also located) are several facilities like the gym, Azurea Spa and the Kids’ Area/Game room.
The resort also boasts a 250-meter private white beach with plenty of shaded loungers. Guests can relax and frolic to their heart’s desire without worrying about privacy or battling with a crowd. During high tide, it’s nice to just lounge by the sandbar.
The Emerald Green Diving Center located at the beach area offers non-motorized aqua sports activities, island hopping and diving lessons.
For guests’ convenience, there is also a tour desk that can arrange for a countryside and/or Panglao tour.
With the facilities, amenities and Boholanon hospitality, it’s not hard to see why it’s quickly becoming a favorite of foreigners and locals alike. The Bellevue Resort Bohol truly is a world-class resort.