If you’re bound to go to the island of Bohol in the Philippines and you’re looking for a hotel to stay in, you might have come across all the rave reviews about Amorita Resort which will make you want to stay there. That’s what happened to the Greek Mister and I as we were looking for a property to stay in during this leg of our trip. It was a little bit beyond our budget considering that we were planning on staying in the island for 6 days and 5 nights but, no matter how good the reviews are in all the other cheaper resorts around the area, somehow our hearts were being tugged towards booking Amorita Resort instead. And so we gave in and boy, was it the best decision we’ve ever made.
The resort did not fall short to our expectations, in fact it has exceeded it even so. The location, the service, the facilities and the whole property itself will make your holiday in this little piece of paradise a memorable one. I must say though that it’s the service of their staff which made everything worthwhile. From the moment we were picked up from the pier upon arrival and dropped off at Tagbilaran airport for our departure, the service provided by the staff of Amorita resort was impeccable.
The resort grounds was wonderful, set atop a cliff with the commanding views of the whole stretch of Alona Beach, I don’t think any other resorts can beat that. Greeneries surrounding the whole property adds that touch of nature in an otherwise very modern facilities of the resort.
We booked a deluxe room which out of our own silliness, we overlooked that it was a twin bedded room. So we ended up having two double beds for the two of us, not that we mind sleeping in separate beds because that’s actually quite a welcome treat for the Greek Mister and myself. Lol. The rooms were huge with a minimalist and modern design. A plush couch at one corner which overlooks the hotel grounds adds warmth into the design. The only thing missing was the presence of an in-room safe which for a 5-star property, I was expecting to be available. Also, the promise of free wifi inside the room was non-existent as we can only access the wifi in public areas.
Breakfast was served at Saffron restaurant which focuses mainly on Filipino fare. It works well for me but didn’t quite work for the Greek Mister who’s not very keen to eat such a heavy meal early in the morning. Another concern I have was that the breakfast timing was quite too early for me, from 6:30am to 9:30am. How do you expect someone on a holiday wake up that early for breakfast? Specially someone whose body clock is 5 hours late due to the time difference that we’re used to, like us.
Amorita resort has 2 pools, the main one in front of the famed Saffron restaurant was huge with a kiddie pool. Temperature was just right and the water doesn’t reek of chlorine. The second pool was by their bar which offers a stunning view of Alona beach. A great place to be during sunset. They also have a spa which I was able to try and an in-house diving facility as well.
The location I must say is Amorita’s prime selling point, it gives you immediate access to one of Bohol’s most pristine beaches – Alona Beach and the restaurants/bar that lines up this popular tourist area. Having dinner and drinks at one of the beachfront restaurants wasn’t ever a problem for us during our entire stay there.
Our supposed 6D/5N stay was shortened by one night due to a mishap we faced with our flight. That one night we missed really made a difference as we really can easily stay for a week or even two in Amorita Resort. It was that wonderful.
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What a beautiful place! It looks like such a relaxing get-away; I could use a little of that right now 😉
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Take me with you if you’re going! 🙂
Seems like you had lots of fun there! Loved the sunshine & beach in the Philippines 🙂
That’s what I miss about it! 🙂
The Philippine islands are so amazingly beautiful, I wouldn’t mind being there now to escape the winter blizzard we’re having here today. I could sink into that pool and forget everything.
I always pass on the breakfast because, like you, I don’t want to wake up at those only-when-I-go-to-work-hours.
Don’t they understand that people on vacation want to sleep in? Especially when they’re with their significant other.
I know right? Breakfast should be served all throughout the day. :p
Noemi, What a beautiful place! Gorgeous photos.
It’s a paradise! 🙂
Beautiful photos of the beach! I can see why you had such a wonderful time at this resort.
It’s definitely one of the best I’ve seen! 🙂
What a pity you had to leave early. Were you offered a refund? The setting is spectacular and the pool gorgeous. As you say it is the staff that make the difference. 🙂
No, no refund. 🙁
This place has the best combination when it comes to having the perfect holiday. 🙂
What a beautiful beach and that pool … WOW!
It is! 🙂
Looks beautiful. As for the in room safe, I’m never a fan of them – fear the staff know how to break into them – so I always create my own safety system.
Own safety system? Do share! 🙂
Looks like a wonderful place for vacationing.
It definitely is! 🙂
It does look like it’s world-class, but unpretentious at the same time.
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Exactly what I thought! 🙂