Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A truly relaxing beach vacation at Amun Ini Resort & Spa in Bohol

There are so many advantages in living in Southeast Asia. One is definitely the plethora of beach vacation options. There are countless islands filled with resorts to take you away from the bustle and chaos of city life.

I have yet to explore the countries outside of my own because the Philippines is filled with beautiful, pristine destinations. From Manila, these getaways are a mere hour’s flight.

Originally my best friend and I had our minds set on Palawan. But, since it was peak season, flights were difficult to book and we had to make last minute plans if we wanted to proceed with our desire for a beach resort vacation. After hours of research, we found ourselves back in Bohol.

Two years ago, we took a day trip around Bohol from Cebu. We did the usual tourist highlights: the Chocolate Hills, pictures with tarsiers.. you know, all that’s on the Bohol postcards.

This time around, we found a resort away from the usual tourist destinations. Most Bohol resorts are located on Panglao Island, just off of Bohol. When my best friend and I travel, we look for places that peoples don’t usually go to. We want to really relax and we want that quiet time that not all beach resorts offer.

An hour and a half drive eastward from the Tagbilaran airport in Bohol is Anda. The quiet side for a few of Bohol’s beach resort. Perfect.

Amun Ini is a family run resort that mixes a rare combination of five star quality with a quaint, intimate, you’re-part-of-our-family feel. From the moment you enter, you are greeted as a welcomed guest. When you leave, you are saying goodbye to family and friends.

The whole resort is meticulously landscaped and decorated with local, Philippine material that makes you really feel like you are on a quality resort in the Philippines. The rooms are spacious and clean and give a vibe that you are at home, on the beach.

In our research for this resort, we chose it for two reasons. First, it has it’s own private beach. That’s exactly what we were looking for! The beach is pristine, blue, and serene. Plus, guests are give complimentary access to kayaks, paddle boards, and snorkeling.

And second, as with all our trips, the food! We read reviews that guests were more than satisfied with the food at the resort. We were beyond satisfied. It surpassed any expectations that we had. We were not expecting five star presentation and execution at a quiet, little resort like this. But more on the food in my next post..

For now, here are pictures of the beach resort.
If you can't see the slideshow here, check out my Flickr album: Bohol Resort

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