Photos From The Road: The Amorita on Panglao Beach In Bohol
It’s been a few weeks since I posted a Photos From The Road update on the blog, and that’s because I’m back home in England, enjoying the summer sunshine while it lasts for a few more days and furiously writing blog posts from every country, city, waterfall or beach I’ve travelled to in the last few months.
There’s a lot of content being published on the website right now, and I hope it’s inspiring you to travel and to get off the beaten track wherever you are!
This week though, I’ve been running through my photos from the Philippines, and I’ve been longing to get back to this incredible archipelago. I’ll admit it. I miss you the Philippines!
So today, I’m taking you on a trip back to the Philippines with me, and in particular, to the last island I visited in May after my 4 weeks of travel across the country. I’d been island hopping in Coron, and motorcycling in Mindanao before exploring volcanic Camiguin. After a few weeks of epic adventures, I was a bit worn out. Luckily, my last stop was Bohol, and even more conveniently the Amorita Resort on Panglao Beach invited me to stay for a few days to chill out.
It was just what I needed and to give you a taste of the relaxing experience in Bohol, here are the latest Photos From the Road. Here’s the Amorita Resort on Panglao Beach!
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The Amorita Resort on Panglao Beach In Bohol
Rather unusually on my travels, my whole trip to Bohol was turning into a luxurious affair. I’d just been staying at the Momo Beach House, a marvellously quiet and off the beaten track resort on an almost always empty beach on Panglao Island.
I’d thought I was spoilt there. I wasn’t used to this level of luxury. I’m usually slumming it in hostels or dingy, cheap hotel rooms to keep me on the road longer. And of course, I couldn’t resist an offer to stay somewhere nice for once! Who could?!
But despite my two nights at the Momo, I still wasn’t prepared for the luxury awaiting me at the Amorita just down the road on Panglao Beach.
Panglao Beach is one of the nicest beaches on Panglao Island and in Bohol. It’s also one of the busiest though too unfortunately, and it’s the main scene for most tourists and travellers heading for a beach getaway in Bohol. There are clubs, bars, cold beers and coral reefs all within five minutes walk or swim of most of the hotels.
I was slightly worried that with the Amorita overlooking the beach that it would be a similar scene, but I soon found that the resort was secluded and out of the way. Overlooking the beach, but not really part of the beach. If I wanted a bar at a cheap I could go get it, I could enjoy the epic sunsets too, but then I could retreat to Amorita on the hill if things got too much and relax the rest of the day or the evening away in peace.
I Can Never Stay Anywhere That Nice Again!
It was really was an insane place to stay. Beautifully isolated, with a private beach cove beneath the cliffs that could only be accessed by guests. There were two swimming pools, a ridiculous buffet breakfast and the room was larger than anywhere I’ve ever lived or stayed.
I’m slightly worried that the Amorita Resort will make any other hotel that I ever stay in seem shabby and cheap no matter the cost, but I’m glad that for my last few days in the Philippines I had the real pleasure of being able to relax at this excellent resort, even if I can never stay anywhere nice again because it was just that excellent!
All Photos and Words by Richard Collett
Disclaimer: The Amorita Resort in Bohol provided me with a complimentary two night stay, however all opinions are that of the author.