Saturday, December 17, 2011

2011 December: Philippines: Bohol: Alona Beach

Our flight from Manila is delayed by around 30 minutes due to busy departure schedule. Travel time going to Tagbilaran is 1 hr and 5 minutes. "Your flight is not complete, without the Fun Games," - I won a tumbler for being the first one to raise a family picture.

We already booked the airport transfer from the hotel, it is 500 php from the airport to Panglao for about 30 minutes without traffic.

On our previous trip, we stayed at Dumaluan beach. Now we are staying at Alona beach – specifally at Lost Horizon Hotel. We booked the Modern Standard room for 2500php/night, plus 400php for the additional person. We opted not to get the extra bed as the queen size bed is enough for the three of us. I'm very satisfied with the place, good sea and pool view from our room. It is well lighted and I like the glass wall. The bed is soft and with clean sheets. The room has electric thermos, cups and complimentary coffee set and bottled water. Also, has a television with less than 30 cable channels (diversed from English, Korean, Macanese, etc.). They also provide a cabinet with hangers, table with monoblock chairs, refrigerator and full body mirror. The bathroom is spacious, well provided hot and cold water, and offers basic toiletries and towels.

Lost Horizon Beach Resort
Location: Alona Beach, Tawala, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
Email:losthorizonresort@gmail.com
Website: http://www.losthorizonresort.net/
What they can add on their service is having a foot rug either at the room or bathroom door step and room slippers.

The swimming pool is bit small for the range of 3ft-7ft deep.

The bar/restaurant has expensive menu and has no service water.

For lunch, we paid 490php for sinigang na hipon, pork meat balls, rice, and 1.5L mineral water.

For dinner, we paid 295php for barbeque, grilled hotdog and cheesedog, rice and corn.



Alona Beach is like a very small Boracay. At least lively than Dumaluan and Bohol Beach Club area. There are small stores and a mini grocery that is 24hrs open and lot of restaurants which you can choose from. Just in front of the main street there is bakery and a Korean Restaurant. At the intersection is a club sandwich (90php a la carte, 320php for set meal) and coffee shop.



At the end area of the Alona beach is a Thai Restaurant owned by Ibis Bungalow Resort.

Isis BungalowLocation: Alona Beach, Panglao Island