Bohol Island, Philippines
19.12.2011 - 22.12.2011
This is the Philippine Tourism logo for 2012 which came out early January. My post is a living testament to this bold claim.
Bohol! Who doesn't dream of visiting this island of hills likened to chocolate drops, primates smaller than rats, churches dating back to the 17th century and resort hotels that pamper and treat you like real royalty?
God's Little Paradise, one writer puts it. My Little Paradise, i put it. :-)
So let me tour you around in a two-part post hoping that through my lenses you would see that it truly is more fun in the Philippines!
This is Peacock Garden Luxury Hotel and Spa, a German-inspired sanctuary owned by a German entrepreneur named Hans and a Boholana.
The view from their premier infinity room is heavenly! Check out their website. www.thepeacockgarden.com
The room's balcony.
Peacock Garden prides itself as the only 5-star luxury resort in Bohol (outside of Panglao Island).
The name of the hotel's main restaurant. Very German! :-)
This may look like a small chunk but boy, it's heavy in the stomach!
a pocket-size map of an 8-hectare wonderland.
Hence the name.
I say this with all honesty, Peacock Garden's staff- crew, waiters, drivers, janitors, are the most caring, courteous, friendly, excellent staff I've ever met!
One of the best things to do in your own balcony, sip your first morning coffee.
Buffet breakfast every single morning of our four day stay. And even though most of the menu don't change, they're still a wonderful and worthwhile treat.
One awesome freebie you shouldn't miss in Peacock Garden is their free jacuzzi plunge and their steambath. Their spa treatments come with a price, though, a quite overwhelming price but it was worth trying. (Thank God for my mom's magic card a.k.a senior citizen card. hehe)
Wine Cellar- Hans's own collection of the finest wine kept in three cellars! Since we couldn't afford the best wine they have, we settled for their house wine- Chardonnay, priced for Php 680 a bottle. It tasted good, too. :-)
Our cheap wine tasted priceless with my Mom's superb piano playing. :-)
Cigar Lounge- another storage room of the owner's priced cigars. And again, we went for the cheapest cigar in the list- Pleiades Paris Cigar from Dominican Republic at Php 500 per stick.
Note: My Dad doesn't smoke. But he's happy with his cigar. :-)
In fact, he packed it and brought it home! :-)
Among all the perks Peacock Garden throws in for its guests, my most favorite is three packs of this delight on my bed every single day of our stay! And they really really taste good! :-)
P.S. I can't seem to rotate the horizontal pictures in a vertical angle. Bummer. So bear with them, viewers. Anyways, Part 2 coming up soon. Cheers!