The poolside view at the Amorita Resort, Alona Beach in Panglao, Bohol.
My family and I spent a gloriously relaxed and lazy four days at the Amorita Resort last week! Suffice it to say, it was an all out “bless fest,” as we never expected to go on vacation so close to Christmas. But, when the kind people of Amorita invited me to come over for a few days as a belated birthday holiday treat, it seemed that God wanted us to take things seriously and “come away by yourselves to an out of the way place and rest a while” (a verse in the Bible from Mark 6:31, when Jesus commanded His disciples to rest from work.)
Well, when God sends divine appointments, listen!
So, November 29 to December 2 found me and my family in Panglao Island, Bohol, as guests at the Amorita Resort. Ton and I had contemplated coming here as part of our honeymoon, but we opted for another destination that time, so we were excited to finally be going to Amorita.
We arrived via Philippine Airlines at 10:40 AM, and the resort had sent a transfer to fetch us. We were in Amorita a little after 11, and were checked in swiftly by their very efficient staff.
Amorita Resort is a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence winner and winner of TripAdvisor.com’s Traveller’s Choice Award. So from the get-go, we knew we were going to get world-class service. In fact, upon our arrival, resort manager Ms. Hermie welcomed us warmly, and even had an origami swan for Vito! Cute!
We were lodged at the Sky Suite, one of the resort’s best rooms, which offered a fabulous view of the entire resort, and of the Alona Beach.
The Sky Suite has a king-size bed, walk-in dressing room, and a balcony with a panoramic view of the resort and beach.
I loved that the room allowed for lots of natural light. That’s the beauty of the Sky Suite: you get sunlight throughout the day, but you’re high up from the rest of the resort so you can still keep your window shades open throughout the day.
We were welcomed with fresh dalandan slushies as we settled in.
Aside from the satellite TV and complimentary WiFi, each room at Amorita also has a Loud Basstard iPod/iPhone dock for guests’ use.
The walk-in dressing area has ample space for suitcases and luggage. The minibar is here, and in the closet, there is a safe for valuables.
Nice and spacious bathroom that also lets in lots of natural light. Love that they have huge containers of shampoo and bath gel (and it smells really good, too, kind of like Ilog Maria toiletries.)
I’m all about comfort and cleanness when it comes to hotel rooms, and Amorita’s Sky Suite delivered on all notes. I would have liked the water pressure in the shower a bit stronger, but perhaps it was because the suite was on the third floor? Other than that, the room was excellent.
And with a view like this, you know it’s worth the two flight walk up.
The Sky Suite (as with all the resort’s premiere rooms) has a king size bed. However, we had an extra bed brought in for Vito, so he could have his own space. Of course, that didn’t stop him from squeezing himself in between Ton and me halfway through the night!
I was going to do a “day 1,” “day 2″ type of series, but I figured we did the same things each day (swim, sleep, beach, eat, sleep, swim, eat… you get the picture!)… so I’m breaking the posts down another way. I’ve got loads of photos, so I hope you don’t mind if they tell the story most of the time!