11.03.2008

Panglao Bohol Resorts - Dumaluan Beach Resort

If you're looking for value accommodation among the wide selection of Bohol resorts in Panglao, then you should check out Dumaluan Beach Resort. It's actually beside Bohol Beach Club, the more popular among island resorts in Panglao, yet Dumaluan offers rooms at more affordable rates.



Location
Dumaluan Beach resort is located at a more serene side of Panglao. The view from this Bohol resort is picture-perfect. Any tourist would love basking in the fine white sand, enjoying the sight of the sky merging with the sea with huge white clouds looming over the horizon. Unlike Boracay, people here are lesser in number. One could easily read a good book and relax under the shade of nearby trees.

Accommodation & AmenitiesRoom rates start at Php1300 for a Standard Aircon Room, Php2150 for a Deluxe Room, and the suites start at Php2500. At the time we got a reservation, most of the resorts in Panglao were fully booked. In Dumaluan, we were able to get a family room for Php3500. The family room did not offer much, except a LOT of space and a heater in the shower. The room and the bathroom were very spacious, and the bed was probably bigger than normal.

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What I liked is that I get to have breakfast by the sea, even if the breakfast selection is not too amazing. They simply offered us a choice of longganisa or hotdog with egg, and beverage choices of coffee, tea or juice.

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I also liked their big pool. The water went as deep as 8ft, and there's a small kiddie pool on the side. If you're like me who gets to catch up on her exercise only when swimming, then you'd really enjoy this pool. I got to do a few laps in the morning sun, and there weren't a lot of people yet. Pool is open until 10pm, and the rooms are just nearby so it's a short walk to a quick shower after a dip.

Food
I'm not too enthralled with the food that the resort offers. What I liked though is that there's a small dining place nearby wherein you could have the freshest catch cooked for you. Choose from a variety of fishes like lapu-lapu, blue marlin, and bangus and they will cook it to your liking. They have meat selections too. Prices are cheap. I ordered grilled blue marlin (Php120) with rice and mais con yelo (Php45) and I got it for less than Php200! You get to dine in nearby cottages, and enjoy the view of the sea. This is definitely a unique Panglao island experience.

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Service
The staff at Dumaluan Beach Resort in Panglao are helpful, but they're not cheerful nor polite. They did accommodate our requests like taxi and dolphin watching, but it seemed like they weren't happy doing so. It would be a big plus if their staff learned to smile once in a while.

How to Get There
Hire a taxi from Tagbilaran City in Bohol to get to Dumaluan Beach Resort in Panglao. The usual rate to Panglao is double the meter rate, which is approximately Php350. You are free to haggle with the driver on the best rate. It's more economical to travel in a group so you could spread the cost among you. Travel time from Tagbilaran to Panglao is about 30 minutes.

Dumaluan Beach Resort
Bolod, Panglao, Bohol
Tel No. +6338-5029092/9081
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12 comments:

Ar-wee-der-yet said...

Hello Mitz! no problem with the link exchange. I already added your link in my blogroll. I'll be back soon! Ikaw rin ha ;)

Mitz said...

hey kegler. how do i call you? thanks for the link. i added yours too :)

Ar-wee-der-yet said...

I don't mind khit kegler or ar-wee-der-yet or even carlo. My blogger friends call me either 1 of those.

Honney said...

Hi, Mitz! Thanks for the info. Actually, I heard about Dumaluan Beach. I didn't know they have a swimming pool though. Do you know if they a playground too so my son can play? I'll check out their website later. Btw, from Tagbilaran to Panglao, we only need to take a taxi? No boat ride whatsoever to get to the island?

Mitz said...

@honney: hi honey. they have a big yard near the restaurant pero basketball court lang ata yun.

for travel to panglao, most travellers take the taxi or hotel shuttle. the boat docks only at tagbilaran port, then you can travel by land to panglao. it's a short trip. it'll take about 30-45 minutes lang :)

JepayD said...

Hi! Does Dumaluan Resort offer Bohol Tours and do they have a rent a car? By any chance, do you have a contact person or someone you can recommend for the Bohol tour packages?

Mitz said...

@jepayd: yup they do have tour packages :) you could have it arranged at the front desk and they'll take care of everything for you. please see the number of dumaluan in this post :) thanks for dropping by!

M I N G said...

hello :) sa 1,300 na room. pede na makagamit sa pool dd2? hehe. planning man gud with my friend to go there and it's our 1st time :)

Mitz said...

Yup, you could use the pool na. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Mitz how much the total cost of a 3 days holiday /vacation to Bohol Panglao Island including hotel and airfare from and return to Manila? By the way i like your sharing in your blogs
Manny

Mitz said...

hi manny. 3days 2 nights on twin sharing standard accommodation in dumaluan will cost about Php4000+. More info can be found here http://www.dumaluanbeach.com/specials.php.

For plane fares, it pretty much depends on how early you book and which promos you get. Be on the lookout for great deals.

Anonymous said...

hi! we're going to bohol on april but we can't decide to which resort should we book since our choice (BBC) is already fully booked. Dumaluan is our next choice but there are various bad reviews regarding their rooms. Are they clean, especially the toilet and bath? Help us please we need to decide right away. Thanks in advance!

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