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Bohol - Relaxing on the Beach

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The dazed dove from last night is no longer on our doorstep when we go out this morning. I try not to think of it being gone for any other reason than it flew off. There are a few birds around the grounds, but not as many as I would have hoped.

Domesticated Tumbler Pigeon

Zebra Dove

The restaurant here at Bohol Beach Club has a great breakfast buffet, with crispy fried bacon and the softest wholegrain bread. I am in breakfast heaven.

Today is a completely free day, and surprisingly, I am very happy with that. I guess after travelling for 46 days non-stop, a little R&R is very welcome. While we are not normally very keen on large resort hotels, there is something about this place that has captured our hearts.


We spend some time on the beach time this morning, sitting in the shade watching the comings and goings all around us. With many spare sunbeds and an uncrowded beach, I really don’t think the hotel is full at the moment.


Chocolate Milkshakes on the Beach



We ask the security guard about using the drone, and he confirms as long as we don’t fly over the pool, that is fine.

Me flying the drone


The hotel boasts a one-kilometre private beach with pure white, fine sand.


The water is very shallow for a very long way out, making it popular with families with small children.



The pool is our next destination. As it is completely in the sun, we just take a few pictures and retire to our air-conditioned room for a few hours.



Again we order in from room service.

Crispy Breaded Bacon Strips with Aioli Dip

David's BBC Burger


We ask if we can sit outside, but there are no spare tables, so the waitress splits a table for four which already has two patrons on it. They are not happy about it, but we notice as the evening goes by that they both seem really miserable anyway. We are facing the sea, where we can see an amazing lightning storm through the trees.

Pre-dinner nibbles - breadstick served with sweet butter, almost like custard

My teriyaki chicken sandwich

David has chicken teriyaki with rice

David chooses ice cream for dessert

While I have a very nice mango crème brûlée

By the time we finish eating, the lightning has stopped, much to my disappointment as I was hoping to photograph it, and much to David’s delight as the tripod is in the bottom of his suitcase.

The pool is looking nice all lit up at night.


Back in the room, we try to apply for an e-via for Brunei, our next stop on this grand tour, but can’t find the piece of paper with the wifi password on it. David goes up to reception and comes back with the magic word, and I log in while David goes into the in-room safe to get the passports out. Or rather tries to – he can’t get in and having used the incorrect code too many times, he is locked out. We call reception and the maintenance man comes out. He can’t open the safe either and sends for the engineer. They are very very customer service focussed, replying “Please don’t worry, it is no problem at all” when we apologise profusely. The engineer has the secret code and manages to get in in less than two minutes.

Oh, and we had already applied for, and received, the Brunei e-visa. Doh.

This incredible Grand Tour of South East Asia was arranged by Undiscovered Destinations.


Posted by Grete Howard 10:11 Archived in Philippines Tagged beach philippines pool pigeon lightning bohol safe dove drone undiscovered_destinations e-visa drone_photography dronography bohol_beach_club in_room_safe locked_out_of_safe bohol_beach room_serve

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You made me laugh with the last part! It is fine to read when things end well! Your hotel looks amazing!

by Ils1976

Thanks, Ils, it was a gorgeous place ♥

by Grete Howard

I'm not a beach person either, but it's good to relax somewhere this lovely as a break from travelling and seeing the sights. The hotel looks great, as does the beach!

by ToonSarah

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