Wedding Destinations

Bohol Beach Club

by Mathel Ong

Sitting on a 60-hectare beachshore property, Bohol Beach Club offers the longest stretch of fine, powdery white sand. And since its beach is exclusive to resort guests, I really had my much needed space and serenity.

After an early morning flight and whole day tour, we had an early dinner in one of its al fresco restaurants. I enjoyed their sumptuous buffet, with the sunset as my view, and the locals serenading me with their music.

Afterwards, we walked down their little version of Bilar man-made forest. Lit sea shells serve as its lamp posts. I can already imagine how this would make a nice backdrop for wedding pictorials.

Bohol Beach Club

My lovely beach front cottage, with its glass doors and little veranda, provided me with a picturesque sight of the beach's pristine blue waters when I woke up in the morning. I was torn between lazing in my soft bed, enjoying the cool breeze in my room, or jogging in its 1.5 km. stretch of private white sands. The latter won over, and before long, I was already wading in the beach's clear blue waters and having the time of my life floating in the waters, watching the sun rise.

After a big breakfast (I can't seem to have enough of their freshly baked soft little buns), I decided to try scuba diving. Since it was my first time, I had to undergo a little scuba diving lesson from the resort's ever-patient PADI certified instructor Manong Edgar.

Did you know?
Bohol Beach Club has different types of accommodation:

  • Superior cottages facing the garden or swimming pool
  • De luxe beach front cottages
  • Executive suites feature a parlor area leading to a bedroom, and private veranda
  • Family suites feature a parlor area leading to 2 bedrooms, and private veranda with jacuzzi

  • With its new wing, it offers standard room accommodations for the budget-minded.
    All rooms have air conditioning system, hot and cold shower, cable television, and mini-bar.

    And what an experience I had underwater, seeing up close a kaleidoscope of marine life! Different colors of sea stars, urchins, anemones, nudibranches, and different kind of fishes - clown fish, lion fish, angelfish, groupers. (forgive my superlatives, I was just a happy snorkeler before).

    Corals

    Corals

    The almost 1 hour underwater tired a beginner like me. And after a

    quick shower, I immediately rested in one the hammocks in front of my cottage and let the cool breeze, soft sound of the rolling waves lull me to sleep.

    Aerial View of Bohol Beach Club

    After a quick nap, we decided to eat a late lunch in their al fresco mini-bar facing the beach. Time passed by as we enjoyed the resort's fresh seafood and talked about anything under the sun.

    As the day draws to a close, I rewarded myself with a massage in the open hut facing the beach. I let the masseuse works its wonders on my tired, stressed limbs as I watch the sky romantically fades to the colors of orange, pink and lilac.

    Other services I personally tried in the resort are:

    Snorkeling - For just PhP 500.00 boat rental , you can already have one hour of snorkeling with your family or friends. Just inquire with the lovely Mi Amor in their dive shop.

    Glass Boat Ride - The resort offers FREE 15-min. glass boat ride at around 11:00am. A part of the boat's bottom panel is made of glass, so you can see the coral reef, marine life underwater. This is enjoyable especially for kids and elders, or simply those who cannot or do not want to go snorkeling or scuba diving (my aunt vouched that the glass boat ride is the one she enjoyed the most during our trip).

    Glass Boat Ride

    Bohol Beach Club Pool Bar

    Did you know?

    Bohol Beach Club has pool bar, beach bar, restaurant, swimming pool, outdoor jacuzzi, scuba diving, glass bottom boat, tennis court, billards, darts, chess, table tennis and backgammon.

    With the resort's complete amenities and the natural beauty of the place, it was not difficult to imagine living there forever. What is more difficult is saying goodbye to the place and wondering when I can find the time to come back again. So as I thanked the resort for its warm hospitality, I bade instead, "till

    we meet again," for I know I shall be coming back again and again to this resort I already consider my home in Bohol.Bohol Beach Club.