Relax, just do it in this space

Bohol was one of the provinces gravely hit by typhoon “Odette” in December 2021. Its damage added to what was already caused by the economic crisis due to Covid-19.

Reports of damaged private properties and resorts as well as lives lost were prevalent during that time.

Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort was not spared from Mother Nature’s wrath.

This writer recently joined a media familiarization tour of Bohol. We were accommodated by the aforementioned resort for four days and three nights.

During a casual conversation with Margie Munsayac, sales and marketing VP of Bluewater Resorts, as well as other Bluewater executives, we found out that they were still rebuilding the villas and other facilities that were damaged during the storm.

Our almost-full flight to Panglao International Airport was a good sign that Bohol is recuperating well seven months after “Odette.”

For Bluewater, Munsayac added that they are receiving a high volume of reservations with most of them being domestic travelers.

Cantilevered beds at Bluewater Panglao’s Premier Deluxe room. | photograph courtesy of bluewater resort panglao

Tranquil space in the south

Bluewater Panglao is a 6.2-hectare property a few minutes away from the airport and accessible to most of Bohol’s must-see places.

Situated on the coast of Panglao Island, it is the perfect base for tourists of all kinds.

Those who prefer to stay within its confines already have everything at arm’s reach.

Goodies from Bluewater Resort Panglao and Department of Tourism Region 7. | photographs by raye sanchez for the daily tribune

Its rooms are spacious and thoughtfully decorated.

This writer was able to stay in one of its poolside rooms with wide, cantilevered beds and a spacious bathroom with a glass-slit window on the ceiling that lets a lot of daylight to come in. It also has a bathtub past its threshold and its shower was designed to make tourists feel they are bathing outside (with privacy, of course).

It has two separate outdoor swimming pools — one is just past the lobby and the other is near the sea, making it look like an infinity pool.

The resort connects land and sea as it has both a vast garden and a beach.

While only three hectares are being utilized at the moment, guests still have a lot of breathing space among its vast garden.

For food and drinks, it has its seaside restaurant Aplaya that offers a wide array of delectable Filipino dishes; and poolside bar Baroto for those who are looking for a place to wind down as it offers alcoholic drinks and scrumptious snacks.

The highlight of my stay was the tranquil space that allowed me to reset — something that I was unable to do during the pandemic.

While the property has received good reviews from travelers online, still best to experience Bluewater Panglao yourselves.

Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort is located at Barangay Danao, Panglao Island, Bohol Philippines. Make your reservations via

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