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Bohol’s premiere destination for luxurious accommodations

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LAMIAN Restaurant at Bellevue Resort

Properties along the sun-bleached, sandy coastline of Bohol are becoming scarce. The island of Panglao in the Western Visayan province of Bohol has become one of the world’s most desirable destinations for travelers who want resort living without losing the charm of an island setting.

The Bellevue Resort, the newest venture of brilliant entrepreneur Johnny Chan, recently opened its doors as the island’s premiere destination for luxurious accommodations and topnotch hospitality.

The entire island of Panglao is ringed with resorts, from its northern shores to the famous Alona Beach on its southwest end. The Bellevue Resort is quietly tucked away in a sliver of secluded beach along the western side of the island, just a few minutes from Panglao town itself.

Perfect getaway

The Bellevue has 159 luxury suites overlooking its picturesque Doljo Beach. The resort combines contemporary design and tropical lifestyle to create the perfect getaway in Bohol.

THE BELLEVUE Resort in Bohol

The large and welcoming lobby opens into an expansive infinity pool in front of the beach. Several koi ponds are designed around the sprawling garden leading to the pool area.

Rooms at the resort’s north wing are specifically designed with families in mind. With two queen beds in every masterfully designed guest room, The Bellevue Resort’s spacious rooms can easily accommodate up to four adults. With an addition of a rollaway bed, families of up to five can rest comfortably, and still have room to move about freely.

Rooms, pools

Couples have an option to stay in the resort’s deluxe rooms at the south wing which range from 35 to 45 square meters, or opt to indulge in any of the resort’s luxurious suites which range from 65 to over 170 square meters. The suites are all equipped with king beds and creature comforts like large LED TVs, and iPod-ready stereos.

Guests will also find it difficult to resist the temptation to swim in the resort’s magnificent infinity pool, which also has a kiddie area for toddlers going for a dip. The pool also has a diving area for those who really want to make a big splash. There is also an indoor playing area where children can enjoy themselves, while gym buffs need not to worry about skipping their routine while on vacation as the resort offers a well-equipped gym for guests to work on their muscles.

Restaurants, bars

The resort features several restaurants and bars, each with its own distinctive taste and style. Whether a quick snack, a buffet feast, or a special romantic dinner with a private table overlooking Doljo Beach, The Bellevue Resort offers various dining outlets to suit any appetite.

Flujo offers refreshing summer cocktails, tropical shakes and other bar chow, while Western and Filipino fusion cuisine takes center stage at Cena. Lamian offers a buffet of the best dishes from around the world, while seafood fans are in for a treat at the resort’s signature seafood restaurant, Marea, where the fine-dining experience is complemented by the stunning seaside ambiance.

Ideal sanctuary

John Patrick Chan, managing director of The Bellevue Hotels and Resorts, told me that the resort’s special location makes it an ideal sanctuary for privacy and indulgence. “The Bellevue stands for dedicated service, uncompromised quality and a penchant for innovation.” Check it all out at www.thebellevue.com or call (02) 771-8181 for info.

Personally I think it is amazing that we get entrepreneurs to invest in such great resorts for the increasing number of tourists coming to our country. I also discovered that the team behind The Bellevue Resort is the same group that put up The Bellevue Hotel in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Guests familiar with the five-star luxury and amenities of the preeminent hotel in the southern hub of Metro Manila can now be assured of the same quality, comfort and pampering level when they venture to Panglao.

Follow @tessavaldes on Twitter or email her at seaprincess@inquirer.com.ph.


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Tags: Bohol , column , panglao , property , tessa prieto-valdes

  • Vincent Caballo

    Correction Bohol is in Central not Western Visayas. Thanks

  • Pwe Jade

    This hotel is really fantastic.  Been there only a month after it opened.  Really good experience!

    Home buyers, stay away from Christine Pujeda-Perez (Check her FB).  She is representing Pujeda BUilders & Construction Supply of Tierra Pura, QC.

    Illegal buildings/houses, fake documents and unsafe houses.  Houses include Jems 2 and Gloria 4 in Pasong Tamo, Tandang Sora, QC.

    Check the Pujeda records from the Culiat Barangay Hall and Home owners Associations.

    Never, never buy any property from Pujeda.



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