The past two months have been the hottest experienced by Filipinos, with temperatures averaging between 36 and 38 degrees Celsius. It also doesn’t help that Metro Manila has become so congested as of late that the sweltering heat and sweaty feeling brought by urbanization have become even more unbearable.
To recharge and be relaxed, why not escape to the Visayan region — particularly to Bohol. Bohol offers travelers a wealth of experiences to choose from including a trip to Panglao Island. One can easily travel to the island via the Panglao International airport, dubbed as the country’s first eco-airport and the gateway to Bohol and all its splendors.
Panglao is a popular tourist destination known for its diving, island-hopping and world-class resorts, including BE Grand Resort. The BE Grand Resort in Bohol is the perfect luxury hideaway. It is an idyllic oasis that boasts of diverse amenities and services, dining options, and a blissful spa experience — perfect for couples and groups of friends who want to get away from it all without having to leave the country.
Escape from the smoldering sun and take a dip in BE’s river-like lagoon pool when staying in the villas. Or jump in to the only dive pool in the island with portholes. Get introduced to the magical world of diving; the pool is created with an atmosphere of safe and fun learning with a certified diving instructor. For more experienced visitors, the BE offers a variety of water and diving activities in numerous dive sites that Panglao Island is famous for.
And after a day full of water activities, retreat to BE Grand Resort’s spa — a true sanctuary for the senses. Request for the BE Signature Aromatherapy massage, a fusion of Eastern and Western techniques that uses a special blend of essential oils to release tension and relieve stress.
Hang out with friends at the swim-up bar called the Bridge, it offering a wide range of Western comfort food and Filipino favorites that go well with your choice of refreshing beverages and cocktails. For a more romantic setting, go up to the rooftop and enjoy the panoramic views of the sea, islands and sunset from Lune. The al fresco lounge offers numerous cocktails while the cool sea breeze makes it the perfect setting to unwind or to celebrate major milestones.
For a more hefty and substantial meal, The Monkeybar is offering a seafood buffet — a generous spread of seafood specials that include crabs, prawns, tuna, squid and a variety of seashells steamed, grilled, or stir-fried.
And after a day filled with activities and gastronomic delights, retreat to one of BE Grand Resort, Bohol’s 208 rooms and villas. All 189 guestrooms and suites of the resort are furnished and designed for the guest’s convenience including an expansive king-sized bed or two large queen beds, and offer stunning views of the ocean and pool, or of its expansive gardens with indigenous trees and vibrant bougainvillea flower trees. While the 19 residential-style villas are the perfect blend of seclusion and relaxation with the resort. A stay in the villas promises the ultimate BE experience with personalized care around-the-clock to keep the villa in perfect order and to ensure the peace of mind of its guests according the BE’s own standards. After a stay at the BE Grand Resort, Bohol, visitors can come back to Metro Manila feeling relaxed and ready to conquer the world.
BE Grand Resort, Bohol aims to delight with its perfect combination of elegant and stylish amenities, spacious and comfortable accommodations, exciting dining options and activities. It is these novel experiences that can make moments enduring and memorable. Speaking of moments, to celebrate the upcoming Mother’s Day, BE Grand Resort is offering mothers everywhere a special treat. Moms are welcome to dine for free when accompanied by four paying guests. Children up to four years old are free of charge, while five to 12-year-olds get 50 percent discount.
* * *
For more information on BE Grand Resort, Bohol, visit www.beresorts.com, call (32) 239-0888, or email [email protected].