Hotel Reviews: Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort in Bohol

Bluewater Panglao Pool near the Beach

As part of the Bohol Familiarization Tour sponsored by the Department of Tourism, me along with fellow travel writers and online publishers were privileged enough to have been in one of the best beach resort in Bohol – the Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort.

Inside Premier Room
Inside Premier Room of Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort

The Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort Experience

Bohol is renowned as one the best tourist destinations in the country for its natural landscape preserved for its beauty is a destination travel writers and online publishers such as ourselves cannot pass up. This island destination one of the few places to visit for a wonderful travel review experience, at least at one point in our lives. This can be dreamy for some, including ourselves. With thanks to the Department of Tourism’s generous sponsorship, the dream has not just been remained a dream for us, but a reality.


From Manila, the travel can take you an hour and a quarter when boarding an airplane flight to Bohol. But if you are in Cebu, getting to Bohol via a ferry boat may take you an hour and a half to get to the Tagbilaran port. The Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort (get discount) is 24 kilometers and approximately 30 minutes by taxi, possibly even faster if you have your own ride from Tagbilaran Airport.

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Bluewater Panglao Pool
Pool in Bluewater Resort in Panglao Island

Located southwest of Bohol and east of Cebu, Panglao Island has gained the reputation as one of the most visited destination in the country for its stunning coral reefs, dive spots, and a multiplex of islets. Its serene ambience complemented by its close proximity to some other known tourist destinations in the area namely the Chocolate Hills, Loboc River, and Tarsier Sanctuary in addition to the myriad of falls, springs, and caves makes it an impeccable must-see destination for tourists, both foreign and local.

Bluewater Salad
Bluewater Salad

Nestled in an island known for its white sand beaches, pure waters, marine life and marine sanctuaries, Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort makes a luxurious escape from the daily stresses of life, one of which that abide by the natural beauty of Bohol. Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort’s Filipino architecture and design are a complement to Bohol’s culture, inherent warm hospitality, and eco-focused initiatives. It is a sister resort to both Sumilon Bluewater Resort in Oslob and Maribago Bluewater Resort in Mactan, Cebu.

Washbowl area
Washbowl area

Hows my Room?

I love the room especially the hanging bed, you have to see it for you to understand why I called it “The Hanging Bed”. The interior design only proves that filipino artistry is really something that we can be proud of. The wooden door leads you to yet another important part of a hotel room – the Bathroom. I love how the bathroom was arranged and of course the bath tub in the middle of the enclosed room made it more elegant.

The Hanging Bed
The Hanging Bed

Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort (hotel info) comprises of 54 guestrooms and villas which are elegantly furnished to accommodate its customers for a luxurious experience with the place. Guests may have a variety of room types to choose from whichever fits the needs and the budget. The guest rooms may vary between premier deluxe room and family loft room while villas may vary between honeymoon villa and family pool villa.

Premier Deluxe room is good for two guests. However, it can also accommodate two more extra adults at an extra cost. At a size of 68 square meters, the room is air-conditioned and offers 2 Queen-sized beds with complimentary Wi-Fi access. It also has its own bathroom with toilet, shower, and bath tub.

Bluewater Panglao Amuma Spa
Bluewater Panglao Amuma Spa

Similarly to the Premier Deluxe room of all its amenities and service, you will find a better offer in terms of price with Family Loft room if you are in 4-person travels. The room can accommodate for four individuals with an option to accommodate for two more at an extra cost.

Ideal for a couple on a honeymoon vacation, Honeymoon Villa accommodates for two person-only. The only difference it has with the former two mentioned is that instead of a two Queen-sized beds, it had one King-sized bed to be shared by a couple and whose room is bigger at a size of 142 square meters.

Bluewater Panglao Family Loft
Bluewater Panglao Family Loft

The biggest room at the size of 224 square meters, Family Pool Villa can accommodate 4 persons and additional 2 persons at an extra cost. This, too, uses 2 Queen-sized beds for its guests to share of. Availing of this room, along with the rest of the room types, automatically entitles you for free breakfast in the morning.

For two consecutive days, we enjoyed their buffet breakfast at their al-fresco restaurant. From bread basket to fruits and wide selection of filipino dishes, everyone enjoyed their breakfast spread. My favorite would be their Ube Ensaymada and their version of Boholano’s favorite Puto and Sikwati.

Bluewater Panglao Pool near the Beach
Bluewater Panglao Pool near the Beach

Not just appreciated for its natural beaches, the resort also offers pools which all ground-level rooms have direct access to. But for those who may prefer a more luxurious accommodation, such guests may opt for premium rooms which have its own private outdoor dipping pool.

Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort (check rates)
Address: Sitio Daurong, Danao, Panglao Island Panglao, Bohol, 6340, Philippines
Phone:(038) 416 0695

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