With its clear blue sea and fine sandy beach, luxurious suites and villas, and wide selection of food and drinks, the Be Grand Resort Bohol in Panglao Island has all the ingredients for an enjoyable getaway in the island of Bohol.
The resort has 188 rooms and suites with a view of the pool, garden, or ocean that cater to a range of visitors and plans to open soon its 19 exclusive villas, said Be Grand Resort Bohol front office manager Pearl Lorraine Yang.
“We’re just waiting for the villas to be completed before we do a full opening. The exterior is done but we still need to put the finishing interior touches,” she added.
Guests will have access to five restaurants with different menu concepts once Be Grand Resort Bohol fully opens, according to executive chef and director of culinary arts and production service Valerio Malucelli.
Be Grand Resort Bohol rates
The Oceana wing has three levels of rooms and suites with a view of the Bohol sea. Deluxe Oceana rooms measure 38 square meters while suites are bigger at 78 square meters and come with a living room, mini office, kitchen, and plush bathroom.
Accommodations in the other wings only differ in the kind of view from their windows. Overnight rates range from P15,500 to 25,500 for the rooms and suites.
Yang said they’re positioning the resort to be a destination where guests, especially families, can relax and have fun.
She added that they’re cultivating both domestic and international visitors, especially those from South Korea, the US and Europe.
When it comes to food, the resort currently has three dining facilities open: the Food Hall, Bridge Bar, and Lune.
Malucelli said the Food Hall is a multi-function resto that serves the day’s main meals and converts into a gastropub at night, adding that a smorgasbord of food choices from Filipino to Western is available in the menu.
The Bridge Bar serves light refreshments such as sandwiches, sodas, and even cocktails. It is primarily intended for guests enjoying a cool dip in the pool.
Lune, which is aptly named after the moon, is for after-dinner drinks located at the rooftop of the Oceana wing. The cocktail bar serves Spanish canapés or finger food known as tapas and offers panoramic sunset views of the Bohol coastline and sea.
Opening soon, according to Malucelli, are the Monkey Bar for seafood dinners out on the beach and fine dining restaurant Boathouse that is exclusive to villa guests and open for reservation to other resort customers.
Be Grand Resort exclusive villas
Be Grand Bohol’s exclusive villas have their own entryways and facilities including a private, continuous pool that snakes around the property. Only villa guests are allowed to use it.
According to Malucelli, the menu will change daily for the villa’s exclusive restaurant, the Boathouse, depending on the fresh produce and catch of the day.
There are villas for couples and families, and the honeymooners’ villa sits privately by the beachside.
The resort offers a host of activities for its guests: from fitness routines like aqua-zumba to cooking and swimming lessons, Bohol tours, and such sea activities as parasailing, jetski and banana boat rides, and scuba diving.