Last July, on my birth month, me and my boyfriend Lars went to Bohol for a much needed 3-night get-away from the city. We booked our tickets to Tagbilaran Bohol 8 months in advance (during a seat sale with Air Asia), paying only around Php 2,500 round-trip airfare for the both of us!
After 8 months of waiting, we were finally able to take-off to Bohol. For our accommodation, I booked with “Veraneante Resort”, which is located in Panglao Island, and about 12 minutes drive to Alona Beach.
Their bathroom was basic: no-frills shower and toilet, with complimentary shampoo and soap. I admit, that they weren’t my first choice, as I was planning to book with Vanilla Sky Resort. But in a twist of fate we ended up with Veraneante Resort and no regrets! Customer-service is important to me. I won’ t enjoy a vacation if I was going to get disappointed with bad customer-service, but they definitely did not disappoint 🙂 The staff managing this charming small resort is very accommodating and polite, with a smile on their face all the time. We actually checked-in earlier (before lunch time) than the check-in time and they didn’t charge us extra. And for any requests or concerns, they would gladly try to accommodate or assist.
For the ambiance, it is peaceful and relaxing. The rooms, reasonably-priced.
Booking from hotels.com, we paid Php 6,600 for 3 nights, including free daily breakfasts and free airport transfers. Speaking of breakfast, Breakfast here is Amazing! I Loved the Dangsilog (daing, egg and fried rice/sinangag), as well as the Bangsilog (bangus, egg and fried rice/sinangag).
Their coffee or hot choco was amazing as well. It is not instant, that’s for sure… From the restaurant of the resort, I really enjoyed their creamy carbonara. It was rich, it was flavorful, it had bits of bacon/ham (which I removed) and bits of bell pepper. It was just perfect for my taste. Not the Italian style carbonara which I read somewhere was rather dry. The carbonara from Veraneante Resort was creamy, sauce-y, and just so good. I forgot to take a picture as I munched it down after our Chocolate Hills-Tarsier tour ^ ^
For tours around Bohol, Veraneante Resort arranges tours by car/van, and can call for a tricycle to get you around. Take note – traveling here is not cheap. For example, by tricycle, a round-trip transfer (resort-destination-back to resort) will cost around 400-500 pesos already.
That’s why we really appreciate the free airport transfers, and the free shuttle service to Alona beach everyday at 5pm, arranged by Veraneante Resort.
[More of our Bohol adventures on a separate blog entry].
If a quiet, relaxing, intimate time is what you are seeking, and you don’t want to break your budget, this is a great Resort to be in, in Bohol.
Below are more pics from the charming Veraneante Resort.