If reading 50 shades of grey on flight is such an intimidating story to disclose, the 50 shades of blue at Bohol is too good to be true.
Not to say Grey wasn’t good, it’s just… I always bring along a book during flight, this time happens to be an imaginative one, no clue or read the review what the plot was about and lead me to on a flight, this was a flight story few years ago and Grey is better than the movie, don’t you think?
The definition of a ‘holiday’ in my perspective points of view is ‘beach and books.’ It’s so hard to cut off from mobile living in this fast pace digital world, the slow wifi at hotel somehow comes as blessing in disguise at this kind of a moment.
Scattered as one of the touristy island in Visayas of the Philippines, an hour away flight from the capital Manila is Bohol, an island I would want to visit once again as I’ve not finished my adventure.
I snapped a great deal with Expedia together with my AirAsia flight for 2 nights, no worries that I’ll bleed your pocket, as I have no clue where to find my own bandaids myself.
In my dreams I would open the window and hear the bird crisp, here I opened the Mindanao craved wooden door gleaming sunshine waving to the beach. It’s as if time has stopped with the children rise and shine getting boat ready for their pap to start the day. No matter how much things we did hanging around the resort- up and down, reading, napping, swimming, the sun seems to never go down which shock us what a hectic fast pace life we were running back in the city. And when back in the city, we wish we could throw away our phone or clock to forget about the time.
Astoria Bohol is a 15 mins ride from the airport, with only 8 rooms having it’s own beach and swimming pool. Welcome us with fresh pandan coconut milk, the grassy green drink outshine the blue bliss in the back, where wooden aesthetic necklace was greeted upon us for a wonderful layback stay in the resort.
Sometimes its a blessing in disguise, I’ve lined up another island hopping tour for us, however my sister got sick from the previous day with having too much fun in the water and drank some seawater(?!) that she got dehydrated that I had to canceled our tour trip, and had a day laying on the bed and the sand, also to check out the biggest mall on the island. There’s always a reason to come back to a place isn’t it?
Didn’t choose to stay at Panglao Island or Alona Beach is cause I just dislike to be in the touristy area and always in the hunt to find somewhere unique and unknown to stay. I do find Astoria Bohol a hidden treasure as it seems not much people know this place. Well, I am sure more of you know now…..as here’s my reveal and list of place to stay in Bojol!
Highly recommend to stay here for it’s serene, good food, awesome bathroom, super smilely nice staff of their passionate and generosity, it’s a perfect destination for vacay.
I just realize as went through photos, it rained heavily when we left Astoria to the airport. Actually everywhere rained when we were about to leave during this whole Philippines trip, this is life.
The high and low of tide of the sea amazes me between day and night, it reminds me that one summer I went to Nauru in the Southern Pacific. What astonished me was how the wave rolled with the clouds just an hour the same spot I was standing and it seem melted far away where it hit me on the sand.
Wonder how’s food here? Be easy and patient, food boom will be here soon!
Have not plan out what to do on the island? Astoria Bohol can provide tour itinerary upon your request, no worries not know what to do at Bohol! There’s so much to explore 🙂
Oh, oh, I believe most of you wonder about the room fare. As internet is so convenient these days, I highly recommend to compare a few booking site before clicking the enter button. We deal a 2 nights+ 4 AirAsia route trip tickets MNL-TAG with Expedia Philippines at around 32,000peso excluding meal and luggage as AirAsia is a low cost carrier. We minimum our trip by top off 2 check-in luggages and 2 carry on, did munch some good ramen instant noodle on the flight, but hey, it’s just an hour flight, no worries. However, if you ever think of booking with AirBnb, here’s my friend referral link:www.airbnb.com.tw/c/tang2?s=8, 25USD off on your first trip, and if wanna know my experience with AirBnb, can head on clicking this link, and read my reviews. There were actually some nice stay of AirBnb at Bohol, I’ll try to finish up mesmerize my trip sooner to reveal how to choose accommodation while traveling.
Photograph: Canon S100
還沒想到在薄荷島上做什麼嗎？ Astoria Bohol可以提供您島上行程安排，別擔心不知道要做什麼，記得可以寫信詢問，因為島上有好多事情值得去玩樂探險！
噢對了，我想大家很想要知道的是住在這兒一晚要準備幾兩荷包吧？在網路這麼發達的現在，建議大家先上各大住宿平台做功課找尋最好的優惠方案。我們是透過Expedia Philippines 訂了兩晚住宿+4張 AirAsia馬尼拉-薄荷島來回機票共約32,000菲幣，但這部包含行李及餐點，因為AirAsia是廉價航空。我們也精簡的只帶了兩件托運及兩件手提行李，肚子餓的時候有在機上買了泡麵來吃，但說真的這一趟飛行也才一個小時，別擔心會餓到發抖。若想要用AirBnb訂宿，可使用我的好友推薦連結：www.airbnb.com.tw/c/tang2?s=8，第一次使用可省下USD25，想要知道我的AirBnb經驗可按此連結就有我之前到峇里島住宿的分享。說真的，那時在找住宿時，薄荷島有蠻多不錯的AirBnb，看了都很心動，我近期會盡快把文章寫寫再來分享旅行時怎選住宿好了。
相機: Canon S100