One of Bohol's best-kept secrets is about to be revealed.
With its lush gardens and breathtaking sea views, entering the Donatela Hotel (formerly Tarsier Botanika) is like stepping into your very own 7.5-hectare playground.
Tucked in the tropical island of Panglao, this sprawling cliff-side sanctuary features only 12 luxurious villas, each one promising a magical retreat in paradise.
In Donatela, luxury is intricately entwined with nature and art. Both elements are seamlessly married into its verdant landscape. It's a treasure trove, filled with unique art pieces and rare artifacts collected from around the world by the owners!
Discover pockets of peace, wander through enchanting secret gardens, and find solitude and rest as you cocoon yourself in one of the resort's villas.
Did you know that co-owner Nicholas Moussempes is a renowned architect himself? His talent and art exude in the luxurious villas that are inspired by the traditional Ifugao Tribal House.
Donatela Hotel's villas boast their own private garden, terrace, living area, and a spacious en-suite bathroom and dressing room.
If you're looking for a sweet escape, our 4D/3N Garden Villa for 2 offer comes with breakfast, a 90-minute massage, and shuttle service at 46% OFF. Planning a group vacation? Our 3D/2N Garden Villa for 3 offer comes with breakfast, P2,000 worth of F&B credits, and shuttle service is at 53% OFF!
Each villa is fitted with custom-made furnishings, ultra-plush beddings and thoughtful details that will beckon you to cocoon yourself throughout your stay.
Level up your family or barkada getaway with a 3D/2N Pool Villa Stay for 4 that comes with breakfast, P4,000 worth of F&B credits, and shuttle service at 54% OFF!
While it’s tempting to stay in your own villa, Donatela Hotel has plenty for you to discover. Take a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool overlooking the tranquil gardens or book a pampering session at the The Spa Village.
Meet friendly animals at Donatela's in-house spacious animal sanctuary. It's a safe habitat where peacocks, parrots, monkeys, and other animals live.
Another rare you probably won't find anywhere else in Bohol are the purebred horses you'll encounter that include Thoroughbreds, American Quarters, and Lusitanos at the Equestrian Center. Donatela Hotel offers horseback riding lessons for beginners to advanced riders.
Fun fact: Co-owner Patricia Moussempes is an equestrian expert!
As far as dining goes, ask any of the locals in the area and they’ll tell you that Donatela Hotel houses one of the most popular restaurants on the island, Paprika. Savor fine cuisine of Asian and European influences paired with fine wines from their cellar as you dine cliff-side with a breathtaking backdrop of the Bohol Sea.
Although Donatela Hotel does not have a beachfront, its private and pristine cove very well makes up for it. Bask in the sun, swim, or snorkel in the Coral Garden marine sanctuary.
Chill by the sea with a signature concoction or two by The Vinoteka Cove Bar that they set up in the afternoons.
Donatela Hotel is a treasured gem that's waiting to be discovered. Let this enchanting paradise captivate you and experience the magic for yourself.
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This article was last edited on January 29, 2020 by the DG Traveler team.
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