July 16, 2018 • 2 Comments
WHERE TO STAY IN BOHOL: My Amorita Resort Experience
My Amorita Resort Review
Whenever people ask me where the best beaches are, without batting an eyelash I always say “Philippines”. It’s not even just about the beaches, it’s about the warm service and the resort staff that’s always all smiles. Recently (thanks to the help of AirAsia’s affordable Manila-Tagbilaran flights), I hopped on a plane to spend 3 days and 2 nights in the very luxe Amorita Resort.
Finally arrived in Amorita Resort, Panglao Bohol! | How to Get There
First off – let’s start with flights! There are daily direct flights to Tabilaran via AirAsia starting from Php1,990!
How To Get There (From Manila) – 80-minute flight
Name of Airport: Tagbilaran Airport (TAG)
Distance from Tagbilaran Airport to Amorita Resort: Around 40 minutes car ride
Mode of Transportation and Estimated Cost: From the airport, we were collected by the Amorita Resort team and you can arrange this with them when you book your accommodations.
Highlights: The yummy food, tapas, Alona beach, the cove
Insider Tip: Wake up early for the breakfast and try the spa. The villas, cliff and cove are so pretty so when you do book one – it would be pretty for drone footage. Hehe!
Top: Florence Fling | Bag: Kahon macrame bag from AirAsia x Style Cat
While there are lots to see in Bohol (the beautiful chocolate hills), this post will focus solely on our experience staying the full 3 days and 2 nights in Amorita. The resort alone sits on a five-hectare property – so there will definitely be a lot of things to keep you busy. So let’s start!
P.S. You can purchase this Kahon abaca macrame bag on any AirAsia international and domestic flight!
Nested on top of a cliff overlooking the Bohol sea and Alona beach
As soon as we arrived, we were immediately greeted by a gorgeous infinity pool looking down Alona beach. Look at the beautiful viewing deck! The resort is secluded atop a limestone cliff and immediately, it made me feel tranquil and relaxed.
Dress: Zalora | Earrings: Style Cat
Our Room: A Luxurious Pool Villa | Greeted with a Welcome Kit
After a quick escorted tour of the resort, we were taken to our villa – this luxurious 120 sqm. Garden Pool Villa! I couldn’t wait to sink in what seemed to be such a soft King bed furnished with a flat-screen cable TV, Nespresso machine, speakers and most importantly – our very own pool and patio.
Can I just stay here the whole day? Hehe
Complimentary fruits | Bag from Style Cat
It couldn’t feel more tranquil just lounging around by the pool. Although the main goal is to relax from the hustle and bustle of the city – its a bad habit of mine to always take work even while on vacation. For those like me, you’ll be pleased to know that Amorita’s Wi-Fi is very fast and reliable! It’s complimentary too – like these yummy fruits and our room mini bar.
Bathroom of the Garden Pool Villa
The bathroom is nice and roomy – with a separate toilet cubicle and bath area. Equipped with a rainfall shower, the pressure was lovely with hot and cold options, of course. What Rhea and I noticed is how fragrant the bath amenities were. Even better when we learned it is organic soap and shampoo.
Work – Life Balance | Yep, there’s fast Wi-Fi everywhere! | In our pool villa
The Dining Area | Saffron Restaurant
One thing I look forward to while on vacation – eating of course! We had breakfast and lunch here in Saffron Restaurant. I immediately fell in love with its interiors and eating by the poolside was such a treat. They highlight whats in season and local availability but it also offers a wide range of Continental and Filipino favorites.
Tropical meets modern interiors
Distinct island ambience merged with organic modern aesthetic.
While at the resort, we attended an intimate media launch as AirAsia launched their newest menu and in-flight merchandise held in this outdoor area by Saffron. Read all about the exciting news here!
Amorita Resort private cove
Rhea and I took a wander down the resort’s private cove. It was like discovering such a private spot and having it all to ourselves!
Island doggos and soft white sand
At the private cove, you’ll see a cliff deck with lounge chairs to enjoy a spectacular sunset view.
Swimsuit, bag and earrings from Style Cat
The Sea Tree Spa
Tired from our flights and to cap off the day, I signed up for a 90-minute aromatherapy oil massage at Amorita’s Spa.
Let’s just say the experience was drool-worthy. Literally.
Relaxing my mind, body and soul
We’d come back to our villa with our rooms kept twice daily. While we were lounging in our pool, we had fresh coconuts delivered to us! I love how the service was so personalized. It definitely felt like a getaway with superb service married with the signature Filipino hospitality.
Mini-bar snacks and after dessert sweets
Relaxing in our patio
Cheers! | Tapas Night with fellow bloggers
Tomar! Tapas x Bar
We cheered away as we ate dinner tasting classic tapas, gambas and paellas – such a delicious selection of Spanish cuisine. Aside from the delicious food, Tomar! also houses carefully curated wine and whiskey selections. Yummy!!!
A meaty selection of tapas, gambas and paellas
Laureen Uy and Lissa Kahayon
Going home with happy tastebuds and a satisfied curiosity – I definitely had a wonderful experience staying in Amorita. It was such a pleasant boutique resort experience and I already look forward to my next trip back. Thank you to the Amorita Team (Ms. Lyba and Kata) and the AirAsia team for hosting us!
Fly to Amorita Resort via AirAsia!
Amorita Resort is managed by boutique hotel group One-Of Collection.
Amorita Resort is located at #1 Ester A. Lim Drive, Barangay Tawala, Alona Beach, Panglao Island. For more information and to inquire rates for Amorita Resort, call +63 38 502-9003 or visit their website at www.amoritaresort.com/.
It’s meow or never!