Bohol Beach Club 1
These photos were taken on 24-26th of May 2006 at Pamilacan Island, Bohol.
We arrived in Bohol a few days after the storm/typhoon have passed. It's usually very sunny in the morning & it gets cloudy in the afternoon and then it rains at night. We went on a weekday so it wasn't packed, which is actually a good thing. On our last day, the resort was teeming with guests (huge families) checking in. Seems to be an ideal family getaway in Panglao Island.
The resort has its own private beach with white sand, clear blue water & shells/corals along the shore.
Bohol Beach Club 2
During low tide, you can walk hundreds of metres away from shore and the water will still be below your knees. There are hammocks on every coconut tree. The resort has two pools & jacuzzi. My brother & I met 3 other youths during our stay and we spent our free time with them when we weren't with our respective families. We killed time relaxing on their hammocks, playing volleyball or taking advantage of their water sports facilities (extra charge applies) and even getting a beachside massage.
On day 2 - we left the resort at 6am to make our way to Pamilacan Island for our dolphin & whale watching tours. As far as I know the only way to get to the island is on an outrigger (banca) & from what I can remember, it was almost a 2-hour trip to Pamilacan Island. We had the hotel pack our breakfast & we ate it during our ride.
6am - on our way to Pamilacan Island
There were no whales to be seen but we did see a lot of dolphins. Quite playful creatures, they responded quite well to our guide. Upon arrival to Pamilacan Island, we were greeted with wide smiles & a lei of plumeria flowers (these flowers are called something else in Australia but I can't remember the name). Oh wait I just remembered it now, it's Frangipani (hope I spelt it right). Welcome drinks were provided too. The inhabitants of the islands explained their living conditions, they only get 4 hours of electricity a day and they get most of their supplies from the main island. They do grow local vegetables and also tend to a few animals i.e. native chickens & goats. We opted out of exploring the island because we were so hungry. I'm kind of regretting it now because it was a really pretty island, apparently it's good for snorkelling too. After 30mins wait, we were served their native lunch consisting of rice, vegetables and native chicken. Simple yet oh so delicious. Nothing beats comfort food.
Two hours later, it was time to make our way back to Panglao Island. We were dropped right on Bohol Beach Club's shores. The trip home seemed shorter than going to Pamilacan Island. With the rest of the afternoon free, my brother & I decided to pass away time with hanging out with our new-found friends.