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This 16-Hectare Resort is All About Filipino Luxury

by Angie Garcia
February 23, 2018

In an unspoiled side of Panglao where the sky meets the sea rests a 16-hectare luxury resort.

Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa has become a go-to paradise for guests from all over the world for its exclusivity and distinct 5-star luxury. Local celebrities such as Nadine Lustre and James Reid have been regularly spotted there as well!

Nadine Lustre and James Reid in the beach

With their friends at the infinity pool

Richard Gutierrez, Sarah Lahbati, and their son Zion spent their summer vacation in Eskaya, too.

The family spending quality time at the pool

Eskaya is a bold gesture of Bohol's culture, heritage, and values. From the warm hospitality extended by their staff to the gorgeous architecture intricately crafted by none other than the renowned architect Francisco Mañosa!

Eskaya is certainly no stranger to international acclaim. It was awarded the 2018 Travelers' Choice Awards and currently ranked as one of the Top 25 Small Hotels in the Philippines by TripAdvisor.

They are also part of the elite Small Luxury Hotels of the World group and the only resort in the Philippines that was featured in National Geographic Traveller (UK) Spa & Wellness Collection 2017.

The infinity pool is definitely one of Eskaya's highlights

Once you enter Eskaya, there is one spot that will automatically draw you in: the resort's gorgeous infinity pool.

Take a front row seat to nature’s grandeur (and an IG-worthy summer picture as well. Who wouldn't want to see the magnificent sunset at this infinity-edge paradise with a cold drink in hand?

But if privacy is your utmost priority, you'd be glad to know that most of their villas have their own private pool! A refreshing dip is only just a few steps away from your luxurious abode.

Most of the villas have their very own pool!

Most bathrooms comes with a private luxe bathtub

Most of Eskaya's villas are bahay kubo or nipa hut-inspired. Natural materials such as cogon, bamboo, and wood are used to create its homey exterior. Bamboo fences and teak wood flooring add a touch of traditional Filipino charm.

A look inside the Deluxe Villa

The Deluxe Villa from the outside

Each villa is tastefully designed and well-appointed with all the modern amenities you need. For a slice of true blue privacy, splashes of luxe amenities—a private pool, indoor and outdoor showers, and a whirlpool tub—are there for your ultimate wind down.

The Grand Villa from the outside

Luxe amenities include a flat-screen TV and quality furnishings

The Grand Villa's semi-outdoor bathroom

The Grand Villa takes it up a notch with a fully equipped kitchenette and a spacious bath with his and hers dressing area. A beautifully kept pocket garden within your villa offers a sense of serenity.

The Infinity Pool Villa is a 90-sqm playground that boasts of its very own infinity pool overlooking the sparkling blue ocean.

One of Eskaya's most recent additions is their Family Villa, a 2-storey stay that can comfortably house 10. Compared to the original villas, the architectural concept is more modern, exuding elegance and class with its minimalist approach. This postcard-pretty paradise is best enjoyed with your closest family and friends.

View of Lantawan Restaurant from the outside

Lantawan Restaurant, which means to view in Visayan, is a feast for the senses and offers an extensive selection of both local and international fare. You may also opt to dine under the stars over a candlelit dinner by the poolside. If you're with a larger group, you can eat boodle fight-style by the beach!

Handuraw Spa is perched on a hill with picturesque views overlooking the sea

The world-class Handuraw Spa offers traditional Filipino and Asian pampering treatments sure to rejuvenate your senses. The Visayan word handuraw means to evoke sweet memories and imaginations.

With picturesque views of the ocean, this tranquil haven is guaranteed to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. It also boasts of a splendid ocean view in front with its own infinity pool if you want to take a dip right after your spa treatment is done!

Enjoy the beach without having to worry about the crowds

Eskaya is also home to a pristine stretch of beach along the southern tip of Bohol. Here you can enjoy a private beachfront and spend a lazy day lounging in one of the sunbeds.

And if you're willing to step out of the resort, you should know that Panglao is best known for its rich marine life with first-rate diving spots such as the Balicasag and Pamalican islands.

Bohol is truly a paradise for scuba divers

Non-divers can enjoy a variety of water activities like snorkeling, jet skiing, island hopping, dolphin watching, and paddle boating to an oyster farm!

If luxury and privacy are your top 2 standards for your next vacation, Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa is the perfect paradise for you. Let the resort's natural tranquility ease you without the public crowds.

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Photo credits: @james, @richardgutz, and @eskayaresort.

About Angie
Angie is a third-culture kid with a voracious appetite for adventure and street food delicacies. She has a hard time deciding whether she's more of a beach or mountain person, but she's thankful that the Philippines has a good amount of both.

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