[January 22, 2012]
The fun part about being a freelance writer is that I get to be online all the time. Other than using the internet to supply the necessary resources for my 'work', the world wide web has also helped me find the best travel deals online, much like Cebu Pacific's PISO SALE.
Cebu Pacific typically hosts this particular promo a few times in a year (probably 2-3 times annually). And I was actually lucky to get two piso slots last year (April 2011 to be exact) considering the traffic that goes on after it is posted. I also availed of the promo for a trip to Bohol. Now, the piso sale that applied to my booking was only one-way (MNL-TAG only) since most of the schedules were already purchased. Nonetheless, it was still a big help to a budget conscious traveler like me.
I booked the trip for January 2012. And since I paid for the tickets on April, it gave me 9 more months to save up for the trip. I also bought the tickets as an advance birthday gift for my boyfriend, who was celebrating his 30th on January. I wanted to surprise him but failed at keeping it a secret. =P
Now, the 9 months gave me not just time to save up. It also gave me the chance to book our accommodations in advance. And as I was doing my usual research, I came across this very organic resort. True to its word, Bohol Bee Farm is a resort like no other. I loved it instantly!
The staff of Bohol Bee Farm have been courteous towards all of my email inquiries. Up until our actual check-in at the resort, the staff were polite, on time, and were very attentive to our needs. They picked us up at the airport (free pick-up & drop-off by the way), gave us a quick briefing, provided us with a rustic and very homey lodging, and more!
I was mesmerized with the whole ambiance that BBF offered its guests. I instantly fell in love with our Barn Room too. Moreover, I loved the nature-inspired facilities of the resort. Their restaurants all had a good view of the sea, and the food that they served were all organic (surprisingly delicious too!).
Now the food that they offered may have been pricey for us. But the taste and the execution compensated for it. But in my opinion, the food that they served were quite limited. Rubel and I were actually hoping to find more Filipino food in the menu. But there weren't much, so we settled for the familiar cuisines.
The best squash bread and pesto spread!!
|Bohol Bee Farm is also known for their salads and edible flowers :D|
Anyhow, our stay in Bohol Bee Farm already welcomed us just that one night alone. We took lots of photos by their Sun Bathing and Lounging Area, before heading to dinner. We also comfortably slept in our room, and was welcomed with a beautiful sunrise by the seaside the following morning.
Anyhoo.. Day's 2 & 3 are coming up next. We spent most of both day's basking in the clear blue waters of Dumaluan's shoreline. =) Until then..
Explore & Be Free!