The Blue­wa­ter in Panglao

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The Choco­late Hills and tar­siers, Ba­clayon and Loboc Churches, the bee farm and the Loboc river cruise, and gor­geous beaches of Panglao Is­land, these are some of the most pop­u­lar at­trac­tions in Bo­hol. Have you ticked these off your bucket list?

When was the most re­cent travel to Bo­hol? With a Davao to Tag­bi­la­ran di­rect flight re­cently launched by Philip­pine Air­lines, there’s just no rea­son why we shouldn't visit or re­visit the place.

Yes, you’ve cov­ered pretty much what there is to do in Bo­hol, but here’s an­other good rea­son why we should hop on that plane and spend some time in this Cen­tral Visayas prov­ince—to em­brace the charm of is­land liv­ing at Blue­wa­ter in Panglao.

Dive into the Blue­wa­ter ex­pe­ri­ence. It starts with an “Amuma” wel­come.

“With an un­wa­ver­ing smile and a heart full of ‘amuma’, the feel­ing of warmth that ra­di­ates from the com­forts of a time­less Filipino home; the very feel­ing that stirs in­side you when­ever you find your­self in ours. There is noth­ing like a Filipino wel­come – and it’s the only way we know how to wel­come our guests,” shared Manuel Sandagon, Blue­wa­ter Re­sorts’ As­sis­tant Di­rec­tor of Sales, on his re­cent visit to Davao.

Amuma is a Visayan word that has many mean­ings and as­so­ci­a­tions. It means car­ing, nur­tur­ing, tend­ing, feed­ing, and associated with a mother’s car­ing for one’s child or pro­vid­ing the needs of one’s kin.

“Spread over an area of six hectares, Blue­wa­ter Panglao cre­ates a lux­u­ri­ous es­cape that hon­ors Bo­hol’s nat­u­ral beauty. Nes­tled in Panglao is­land with white-sand beaches, pris­tine wa­ters and marine sanc­tu­ar­ies, the re­sort’s Filipino ar­chi­tec­ture and de­sign com­ple­ment Bo­hol’s cul­ture, in­her­ent warm hospitality and eco-fo­cused ini­tia­tives. The de­sign con­cept matches well with the en­vi­ron­ment - or­ganic yet el­e­gant, in­no­va­tive and func­tional.”

These are great rea­sons not to stray far from the blue wa­ters of Panglao and get the re­lax­ation and pam­per­ing we de­serve.

First, guests don't stay in rooms at Blue­wa­ter, but in “homes” they pre­pare for ev­ery­one visit­ing. And these homes are quite spa­cious for a fam­ily.

Sec­ond. Blue­wa­ter has a line-up of ex­cit­ing ad­ven­tures above and un­der wa­ter. From scuba div­ing to fish­ing, is­land boat tours to whale and dol­phin watch­ing, these are on the menu. Or you can work for the per­fect tan at the shore­line, that’s an achieve­ment.

The fun is not limited on wa­ter though. The ac­tiv­i­ties on land can be as ex­cit­ing as the ones on sea.

Third. Noth­ing beats food pre­pared with fresh in­gre­di­ents and feast­ing on it by the sea­side over­look­ing the Bo­hol strait. Aplaya, which means sea­side, of­fers in­ter­na­tional cui­sine and au­then­tic lo­cale fare with a mod­ern twist of Filipino-Asian fu­sion fea­tur­ing ex­otic fla­vors made with fresh lo­cal prod­ucts.

Fourth and sav­ing the best for last. How do you want to end an ad­ven­ture-filled day? How about some royal pam­per­ing at Amuma Spa?

The spa of­fers ser­vices that in­cor­po­rate an­cient and mod­ern ther­a­pies from Visayan-Filipino, Asian and western cul­tures. Choose which one suits your cur­rent mood best.

To heighten the Amuma Spa ex­pe­ri­ence, the spa only uses lo­cal, fresh, and nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents that en­hance and pro­vide re­ju­ve­nat­ing ben­e­fits to the well­be­ing.

You are in for a uniquely fresh and thor­oughly or­ganic spa ex­pe­ri­ence.

Your Blue­wa­ter ad­ven­tures may start at Panglao but it doesn’t have to end there. On your next va­ca­tion at the beach, head off to Cebu and stay at Bluwa­ter Marib­ago in Mac­tan Is­land or at the Blue­wa­ter Su­milon Is­land Re­sort. Su­milon Is­land is one of Cebu’s best-kept se­crets.

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Tran­quil­ity at day's end. Sun­set at Blue­wa­ter Panglao.

THE PER­FECT way to end an ad­ver­ture-filled day. Bliss at Amuma Spa.

WHERE to take a dip? This pool or the ocean?

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