Bohol is one of the closest places of my own hometown, Cebu! It has a special space in my travel box heart because this is the first place I step foot into outside Cebu! My first time was during the wedding of Ms. Lisa’s brother; let’s say around 2008 I guess. I was with GEOS Teachers!
This time is another special chance to visit this place, this time, I am with my one and only Kokobear ♥.
Preparation took place as earlier as January of 2015 – as we planned the whole December vacation. Bohol is scheduled on – – 2015.
Our stay at Astoria Plaza Bohol was a blast! Away from the noise in the city, is this beautiful exclusive hotel – which we are a member! So this accommodation is free! The same with Palawan and Boracay! Wanna know about it? Stay tuned.
|Astoria Bohol’s reception stares…
The short yet memorable 3-night – 2 days stay was spent this way:
Day 0 – Arrival
We purchased a boat ticket at Colonnade mall (cinema side – booked it at least 1 week before our departure) based on our planned timing and off to Cebu Port as scheduled. We paid around 1800/- Php per person two-way. Upon arrival at Tagbilaran Port, we simply took a tricycle and asked the driver to drop us to Astoria.
Arrived at around 2:00 pm, the travel from Cebu to Bohol took around 2 hours…
Since it was a special trip – 30-minute ride – we paid one way for 100/- pesos. With the hungry tummy, we tried Kris A’s pizza and indeed it tasted good! We enjoyed the beach front and it’s sunset then contacted our tour provider for the next day.
Day 1 – City Tour
Chocolate Hills, Tarsier, Loboc River, Hanging Bridge, Man-made Forest, Baclayon church and the Python/birds and butterfly sanctuary.
A fully booked day and it rained! Such a blessing. Paid around 1500 Php for this trip inclusive of the Loboc river cruise lunch and the entrance tickets and pasalubong!
Day 2 – Was planned to go to Danao Adventure Park or Panglao Tour.
But instead of traveling – we chose to enjoy Astoria Bohol’s peaceful ambiance.
We enjoyed the infinity pool right in front of the 8 rooms’ villa. We also spent sumptuous breakfast, lunch and dinner at their restaurant that serves almost all thumbs up food in their menu! (Prices were bit high, though, but we got 10-15% discount as member… ;) ) Appreciated the time together and enjoyed the sunset that covered the sky with yellow, orange pink colors splashing although the skyline of the mountains nearby. Koko also tried to take some photos of the moon and stars. I can hear nothing but the sea waves, and the sound of crickets! Such a lovely night to spend with someone precious!
Day 3 – Back to Cebu
Check out at 12 noon, but we tried a nearby pizza/breakfast house just outside the compound of our hotel. Unfortunately, the food was not good! Not a happy tummy at all! So we go back to Astoria’s restaurant and had a great lunch before leaving Bohol!
I enjoyed this trip! Simple yet memorable. If you wanna know the details of this journey, feel free to comment below J I will be very happy to assist you!