A Panorama of Blue and Green

The Belle­vue Re­sort Bo­hol is a sanc­tu­ary of lux­ury as well as a sanc­tu­ary for Mother Na­ture.

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Rest­ing on the south­ern­most tip of the bio­di­verse UNESCO site Panglao Is­land, the Belle­vue Re­sort Bo­hol is a leader in luxe get­aways that main­tains an un­ob­tru­sive pres­ence and aes­thetic, build­ing around na­ture rather than over it. Noted for its en­vi­ron­men­tally-friendly sys­tems, pro­grammes, and over­all de­sign, the ho­tel has re­cently been ac­claimed by the ASEAN as a cer­ti­fied Green Ho­tel.

Af­ter a restora­tive morn­ing at the spa, gear up for div­ing, water­sports, or trips around the is­land. For an ac­tive stay-in day at the ho­tel, a game of Ul­ti­mate Fris­bee or beach soc­cer is per­fect. The re­sort has also in­cor­po­rated its en­vi­ron­men­tal thrust in its ac­tiv­ity line-up. To­gether with ho­tel staff, guests may help at the reg­u­lar coastal clean-up drives and tree plant­ing pro­grams.

With earthy and syl­van ve­neers and soft light­ing, each well-decked room re­flects har­mony be­tween man and na­ture by main­tain­ing mod­ern, com­fort­able ameni­ties all while util­is­ing tech­nolo­gies that keep en­ergy con­sump­tion low. True to its name, the premiere 102-sqm Belle­vue suite of­fers a vis­ual and tac­tile treat with its bal­cony fea­tur­ing an out­door Jacuzzi.

Tuck in at pre­mium din­ing es­tab­lish­ments that main­tain farm-to-ta­ble prac­tices where in­gre­di­ents are sourced from the ho­tel’s very own veg­etable and herb gar­den. Al Fresco-style meals at the open-air Marea fea­ture the fresh­est catch of the day from the fish­er­men of Panglao Is­land and the rest of Bo­hol. Must-tries are the ha­lang-ha­lang style chicken and ni­la­rang pagi or ex­otic st­ingray.

In­ter­na­tional clas­sics find lo­cal ex­pres­sions along­side Filipino favourites at the Lamian World Cui­sine break­fast buf­fet. Mixol­o­gists at the Flujo Bar serve up their sig­na­ture mo­ji­tos, piña co­ladas, and daiquiris to ei­ther un­wind af­ter a day’s dive or spice up the mood be­fore rounds of sto­ry­telling.

The re­sort holds true to its green re­pute. The re­cy­cling and reusing of non-biodegrad­able waste min­imises the ho­tel's en­vi­ron­men­tal foot­print. Here, sus­tain­abil­ity is more than a buzz­word as biodegrad­able wastes are shred­ded and fer­mented and un­dergo anaer­o­bic com­post­ing un­der­ground for two weeks. The rhythms of na­ture per­me­ate the re­sort as this com­post nour­ishes the ho­tel’s gar­dens, in­clud­ing its veg­etable sup­ply.

Whether stay­ing in or ex­plor­ing out, the Belle­vue Re­sort Bo­hol truly of­fers a belle of a world-view, lit­er­ally and fig­u­ra­tively. Like a bee

“The Belle­vue Re­sort Bo­hol main­tains an un­ob­stru­sive pres­ence and aes­thetic, build­ing around na­ture rather than over it”

tak­ing pollen with­out harm­ing the flower, the ho­tel looks for­ward to co-cre­at­ing your warm­est mem­o­ries.

Great Escape Above, the re­sort is both in­ti­mately tucked in na­ture and con­nected to civil­i­sa­tion; Right, the ocean-view deluxe room

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