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Bohol Bee Farm Resort and Restaurant Reviews
An extraordinary find in the paradise island of Bohol :) May 20, 2008
Located in Panglao Island, Bohol Bee farm is an extraordinary find indeed.
After a very extensive Trainers' Training, our trainers and organizers treated us to a wonderful dinner at Bohol Bee Farm. It was a good timing too since one of our colleages is also celebrating his birthday.
Since most of us were new to the place, we were so delighted to find out that the place was more than a 'farm' but a wonderful resort overlooking a very beautiful beach.
The food were all organic offering offers an alternative lifestyle, an experience of interesting smorgasbord of organic delights. The freshest of ingredients are combined to produce a sumptuous food never seen in the market. A healthy option, indeed!
Ah.. i love the swings - the 'hilot' area - the feel of relaxation the farm offers.
They also have wonderful accomodation - ideal for honeymooners :)
Roundtrip Shuttle From/To Pier/Airport
PhP 420.00/EXTRA person with Breakfast
The Barn (P2,000)
Garden Bungalows (P2, 500)
Banana Room (P3, 500)
Beehive Suites (P3, 000)
Honeycomb Suites (4, 000)
Colony (P5, 000)
When you are in Bohol, never miss this one!!!
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Enjoying Nature without the Guilt Nov 27, 2008
The Bohol Bee Farm in Bohol, Philippines is definitely an environmentalist's paradise. Situated within the beautiful island of Panglao, this hotel resort and restaurant probably has it all for the green-at-heart.
On arrival at Tagbilaran, we were fetched by an old yellow minivan from the hotel. It was a disappointment at first because it was so hot and the aircon inside the van was no match to the heat outside, but the long drive which took us 30-45 minutes, took my mind away from the heat as i busied myself checking out the view outside,(or maybe because the aircon was fully functioning after-all). Plus, the driver was definitely very gracious, and was very polite to answer all our questions though i was sure he was struggling to not speak in his native dialect.
When we finally got to the farm, we were welcomed by the equally gracious staff. They even made sure that they handled my laptop bag with care while they helped us with our things. They were also very trustworthy as i had left my cellphone once under my pillow and when i got back after 1 whole day of touring, i found my cellphone neatly placed on the table beside the newly made bed. We also got wake-up calls from the staff to remind us of our trips ahead. The owner, Ms. Vicky Wallace was also around a lot. I knew it was her because i had seen a documentary with her on it. She was very hands-on and I must say that I felt comfortable at once.
We were given the room, beehive 3. Outside, it looked rather very ordinary, but inside, it was just like a house, spacious and well-equipped. There was a double bed and a single bed, a small dining area (or work place), a toilet and bath (with a bathtub), with working cold and hot faucets, plus the room has its own veranda. We also had a fridge and a cable tv. We just couldn't believe how lucky we were. Everything was beautiful, and natural and recyclable. The fixtures were also very unique. Handicrafts were found everywhere, adorning the place. We were even given welcome drinks and carrot muffin to match.
For most of our lunches, we chose to eat in the restaurant, where they served us free corn bread to taste, with 3 different spreads to try while we waited for them to serve our meals. The food were priced reasonably, and the servings were huge, considering that the food can be considered quite exotic. (we had flowers in our salad)
The restaurant also has a deck that provides a great view of the Bohol sea. In the mornings, during low tide, one can even go down the shallow part and take a swim, or or walk over the exposed sea grass, just like I did.
Inside the resort, there was a pool, a spa, and a shop that sells all the edible organic beefarm products (spreads, breads, honey, etc) and the beefarm handicrafts (mats, baskets, the works). The resort also provides guests with a free tour of the bee farm where one gets to meet the queen bee (literally!). They also arrange tour packages (Countryside tour which includes the Loboc River Cruise and a trip to Chocolate Hills, Dolphin watching, and Balikasag Island snorkeling, among others) which makes it more convenient for first time Bohol tourists. The hotel also rents out vans, driver included, if you want to check out the nearby beaches, like Panglao Island Resort and the Bohol Beach Club. The only thing heavy on the pocket is that it was priced quite high, as the hotel charges 800 pesos per trip, and there are no other means of transportation, unless you count the tricycabs which are very rare in the area. And then again, there was no way we could get to the other beaches because they are situated quite far and i doubt that local tricycabs could endure that sort of trip, even if we had chanced upon one. Anyway, the vans they provided for our trips were new, not like the one they used to fetch us with, so i guess it was okay.
I consider Bohol Bee Farm as an environmentalist's paradise because the structures seem to have been built without messing much with nature. the trees were preserved and left where they should be and the houses (the "beehives") were just built around them. Its just like living comfortably and luxuriously within a forest.
But a warning to those who love the white sands, there is a reason why i had to go to see the other beaches as the bee farm does not have the white sand and the shores. But all in all, it was the most comfortable place to stay in Bohol and i would definitely stay there again.