The Philippines has been on my bucket list forever and we had the opportunity to visit 2 beautiful islands there recently. It was a dream come true in every way and I will be recapping out trip in my travel guides next week. We chose to split our time over two islands – Bohol and Coron so that we get two diverse island experiences. In this blog post I am recapping our stay in the first island we visited during our trip.
During our time in Bohol – we stayed at the beautiful Amorita Resort located in the tiny island of Panglao, at the south of Bohol. Amorita is a tranquil boutique resort set on a limestone cliff overlooking the most beautiful beach in Panglao – Alona beach.
They have 98 rooms on property. We stayed in a one bedroom suite and it was so spacious and luxurious! It had 1 king bed, a spacious bathroom with bath tub, an elegant living room ( with daybeds that can also double as extra beds for 2 additional guests) and a dining area to enjoy room service meals.
In our one bedroom suite
There are 2 picturesque infinity pools on property – one at the entrance near the lobby that overlooks the stunning Alona Beach. This was my favorite spot in the resort handsdown. Loved spending our mornings here poolside as well as catching the sunsets over Alona beach in the evening from this spot too.
They also have sunset cocktails here once a week which coincided during our time there. Sipping on a virgin mango mojito and watching the sun dip across the horizon creating this magical pink sky over Alona was such a treat!
Dress c/o Tiare Hawaii
Sunset overlooking Alona Beach
The second pool is near the restaurant Saffron and overlooks the Bohol Sea. This pool also has daybeds and lounge chairs around perfect for spending an afternoon out in the sun.
Second pool area
Speaking of restaurants – Amorita has 3 dining options : the main restaurant Saffron, a tapas bar called Tomar as well as a pool bar. We loved breakfasts at Saffron; they had a good mix of both continental and Filipono delicacies.
Breakfast at Saffron
One thing I absolutely loved about Amorita is how lush and green it was everywhere! The entire resort felt like the perfect tropical escape.
Around the lush tropical property
Anush and I loved the hammocks and lounge day beds by the Bohol Sea – it was ideal for an afternoon siesta!
Hammock and lounge area
Dress : c/o Rue stiic
Right by this area is the path to their secret “hidden” cove which is seriously breathtaking. This little rocky cove was secluded and private and has a rustic charm to it ; here we felt like we had out own little private slice of paradise here.
Gorgeous secret cove
Other activities on property include a gym (which we went to everyday!) , the sea tree spa (where we got a raja oil massage and loved it!), yoga and more.
Sea tree Spa
The best part about Amorita is its unbeatable location – not only is it located just 10 min from the airport but is also perched right on Alona beach with a private entrance right to the beach. We loved the easy access to Alona so that we could come and go as we please. Alona Beach in Panglao is one of the best beaches on the little island. This mile long sandy beach is lined with palm trees, shacks and other fun stuff! We walked the stretch multiple times everyday cos this beach is such a vibe – whether you choose to soak in the sunshine during the day or catch the sunset at night with a cold one.
On Alona Beach
Suit : Acacia c/o Society Bikini
Should you also wish to go on any tour to explore Bohol, the concierge at Amorita will be glad to assist you with it. We did the countryside tour on one of the days and they helped us map our tour and book it easily with them. Ill also be sharing more details of this tour in my Bohol travel guide.
Overall we had such a wonderful experience at Amorita Resort and highly recommend it if you are every visiting Bohol in the future.
Thanks for stopping by! xoxo
**This stay was in collaboration with Amorita resort and The Asia Collective, but all thoughts an opinions are my own.