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Honeymooning in Bohol: Where we stayed

The hubby and I chose to spend our honeymoon in Bohol because (1) neither one of us has been there and (2) the tickets were on sale. Also, we lucked out… the resort Ananyana held a sale for Philippine residents at the time we were looking for places to stay at. We ended up booking a 4 days- 3 nights stay for a little over P18,000.

We arrived a little after lunch on a beautiful Tuesday and were greeted by the driver Ananyana sent. Ananyana is a relatively new resort located in Panglao Island, Bohol’s premiere beach tourist destination. It’s located in a quiet area, a good distance away from Alona Beach, the island’s busy party center.

Ananyana is the kind of resort perfect for honeymooners. It’s quaint but luxurious, with yummy food and awesome ambience. Also, there’s no Internet or television in the rooms. If you want to use the Internet, you’ll have to stay in the lounge or in the work center. The pool is small but lovely and is surrounded by a beautiful deck- perfect place to have merienda, There’s a spa but it was a bit expensive so we skipped it. We did rent a kayak for 250 pesos an hour (the husband did most of the paddling. Hehehe). Panglao is surrounded by meadows and meadows of sea grass. I don’t like walking on sea grass because I don’t want to disturb any creatures hiding amidst the grass. Fortunately, Ananyana has a nice sand dune (with a path clear of sea grass) where you can hang out. They also have a little floating kubo if you don’t want to sit in the sand. If you want to swim, you’ll have to go farther out and brave the sea grass.

You don’t have to be a guest at Ananyana to enjoy the beach there. For 300 pesos you have access to the beach and the amount is consumable.

Here are some pictures of Ananyana:

This is where you enter upon arriving. Guests are greeted with a cold towel and fresh mango juice.

The pool and the restaurant. If you want to stay outdoors even when the sun gets too hot, this is the place to be.

The rooms are located in bahay-kubo like buildings.

Simple room but tastefully decorated. I loved the king sized bed with fluffy pillows.

The balcony with our hammock. Sometimes, we managed to catch the wi-fi signal from the lobby.

Ananyana’s beach front. The dark areas in the water are sea grass patches.

Sun, sand, and surf. The waves were always mild and gentle — great for swimming, kayaking, or just hanging out in the water.

Hubby and I have one pair of decent beach slippers each. You’ll be seeing these in almost all my beach pictures. I love mine–Havaianas with the Philippine flag and colors. The VS stands for Visayas, my home region.

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