FALL IN LOVE WITH AMORITA

Fall in Love With Amorita


A honeymooning couple discovers the delights of the Amorita Resort in Panglao, Bohol.

By Sunshine Selga-Funa
May 05, 2011


Editor Sunshine Selga-Funa spends her honeymoon at Amorita Resort and falls in love with their Romancing Amorita package.
 
bohol_amorita_poolside_shine_selga.jpgIt was love at first sight when I stumbled upon Amorita’s website. When I saw how lovely their infinity pool is and the view it offers, I knew it was the honeymoon place for me and my husband.

Amorita, just three years in operation, is a 30-minute drive from the Tagbilaran Airport. There’s actually no need to bother hailing a cab as the resort offers free pick-up / drop-off service. Upon checking in, we were greeted by a warm welcome and a very friendly staff, plus a glass each of cool and sweet sago and gulaman drink for refreshment.

We stayed in a deluxe room, which was really a good deal, compared to ordinary standard resort rooms. Our stay was made even more memorable and pleasing by the very hospitable and polite staff of the resort, who greeted us every chance they got.

There are, of course, other accommodation options: the Garden Villas and the Ocean View Villas, both giving the guests a wonderful view of the place. The villas also have a plunge pool each, so guests can enjoy a dip in the privacy of their own room. A new addition at the time we visited was the selection of Sky Rooms.

Aside from its impressive accommodation, Amorita also boasts a good location atop a low cliff. This offers a great view of the Panglao shoreline especially from the resort’s infinity pool.

bohol_amorita_saffron_resto_shine_selga.jpgMeanwhile, the Saffron restaurant treats guests to a great dining ambiance.

Their menu is a bit pricey, though, but I would recommend ordering their Turones de Bohol (Php65 for dine in, Php75 if ordered through room service) for dessert. It’s good old turon with a yummy twist, and my husband and I really got addicted to it. (Turon is made of banana slices in egg roll wrappers fried in brown sugar.) In case you decide to look for other dining options, the resorts lining Panglao beach can offer varied choices.

Amorita also has its own dive shop, called Bohol Aquatic Adventures. It offers scuba diving lessons and dive trips, as well as dolphin watching and sunset cruises, with friendly divers taking care of your needs.

With its lush surroundings, breathtaking view and unhurried atmosphere, Amorita is indeed a perfect honeymoon destination as well as a place for a family vacation. There are various packages to choose from: Slumber, for those who just want to stick around and lounge in the resort; Diversion, for guests who want to experience the clear waters of Panglao, Bohol; Tourific, which includes a whole-day tour of the Bohol countryside; and of course, the honeymoon package, Romancing Amorita.

The surprising thing about Amorita is, even if local and foreign tourists flock here, it still manages to remain serene. This, among other wonderful things, is enough to make us come back.

Amorita Resort is on Easter A. Lim Drive, Brgy. Tawala, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines 6340. For inquiries and reservations, call (+632) 687-3641 / (+632) 914-0585; (+632) 914-1728 / (+632) 914-1527; Fax (+632) 914-0584; Mobile (+63917) 861-9441/ (+63922) 859-340.

How to get here:
Amorita offers escorted transfers (30-45 minutes) from the airport or the pier in Tagbilaran (the capital of Bohol) to the resort.


From Manila:
Domestic carriers such as Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific have direct flights to Tagbilaran City daily.


From Cebu:
Fast craft sea vessels such as Ocean Jet, SuperCat, and Weesam have daily trips to Tagbilaran City with approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes travel time.


Browse through the gallery below for more scenes from Shine's trip.