Bohol

Calamay Festival: Celebrating Bohol’s Iconic Dessert in Jagna

Posted on May 22, 2017

As iconic as Chocolate Hills and Yoda-faced tarsiers is Bohol’s calamay – the quintessential pasalubong (souvenir) from the island next to Peanut Kisses (peanut cookies).  Calamay is a sticky dessert made of coconut milk, glutinous rice and brown sugar, packaged in coconut shells sealed with red crepe paper. The finest calamay on the island hails from the town of Jagna, along the southern coast, where the dessert originated in the mid-1800s, introduced by parish priest Fr. Mariano Gutierrez. Scooping up the sweet,Read More

Tomar Tapas X Bar: A New Reason to Love Amorita Resort in Panglao, Bohol

Posted on August 24, 2016

Leveling up its guest experience, Amorita Resort introduces Tomar Tapas x Bar, a wine and tapas bar, located above the resort’s poolside restaurant, Saffron. The award-winning luxury boutique resort at the southeastern end of Bohol’s famed Alona Beach is the flagship property of One-Of Collection. Located right above the restaurant, the bar (which takes its name from the Spanish for “to take”) was only opened last April, completing the second phase of its expansion. The launching of AirAsia’s latest inflight merchandiseRead More

AirAsia Now Offers Sunnies Sunglasses and Other Trendy Travel Must-Haves!

Posted on August 23, 2016

Travel in style with the newest inflight merchandise when you fly AirAsia – the world’s best low-cost carrier for eight consecutive years! The airline has unveiled its latest inflight products, which includes almost every millennial jetsetter needs. In partnership with Sunnies Studios, AirAsia is now offering sunglasses for only P399 and they come in trendy colors and designs. To celebrate the partnership, marketing officials from Sunnies and AirAsia held a media launch in Amorita Resort in Bohol with the airline crew showingRead More

Sandugo Festival 2015: Commemorating the Historic Blood Compact of Bohol

Posted on August 6, 2015

Every month of July, Tagbilaran City – the provincial capital of Bohol – rouses for a festive celebration called the Sandugo Festival, commemorating the historic sandugo or blood compact between Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and local chieftain Datu Sikatuna on March 16, 1565. A traditional way of forging alliances between pre-colonial Filipino leaders, the sandugo was executed by drawing blood from the left arm of both leaders with a dagger and adding a few drops into a cup of wine, whichRead More

Henann Resort Alona Beach: Luxury at Large on Panglao Island, Bohol

Posted on July 31, 2015

The newest luxury resort in Bohol is also the biggest. Aiming to bring the hotel brand nationwide, the Henann Group of Resorts has opened Henann Resort Alona Beach on Panglao Island  – its first property outside Boracay. The resort will have its grand opening in August 2015. While enjoying the festivities of the Sandugo Festival 2015, courtesy of AirAsia and Bohol Provincial Tourism Office, our group enjoyed a three-night stay at the brand-new accommodation, which is currently in its soft opening period.Read More

Anda, Bohol: The Spooky Mystical Tour of Lamanoc Island

Posted on June 26, 2015

Recognized as a “cradle of civilization” in the province, the uninhabited island of Lamanoc (sometimes spelled Lamanok) in Anda, Bohol – a two-hour drive from Tagbilaran City – consists of limestone outcrops with fascinating cultural and archaeological sites. Evoking an eerie atmosphere, the mystical island is cloaked in tangled foliage and obscured by thick mangroves that stretch back to the mainland. For an island its size, Lamanoc Island surprisingly brims with so much history and folklore. Archaeological artifacts discovered here revealRead More