Living in the Philippines, many assumed we (my wife and I) lived the life of paradise daily because of photos like these. Not so. But coming to South Palms Resort in Bohol for the first time reinvigorated our spirits like no other place had done yet before.
South Palms Resort boasts the undisputed best beaches of Panglao, shared alongside its neighbor property, Bohol Beach Club. But South Palms has a much different vibe. A chic and modern themed property with super-powder-like white sands, clear ocean waters, and among the most breathtaking sunsets I have ever witnessed.
How'd this journey to Bohol start?
We lived in Makati, Manila....20 minutes from the airport, but real far from the best beaches in the world. Living there was very different than say, Panglao Island...almost the equivalent of opposite of spacious skies and blue waters. The closest thing in common while living in Manila was the tropical weather. And summer was year round. Everyday was (almost) exactly the same. #laptoplifestyle inside coffee shops, walking everywhere. Reflecting back, it like living in a small-town but within a mega city, and it was kinda nice.
So when we did frequent The Philippines' wondrous tropical islands, it was on business trips. Every tourist was there on vacation except me and my wife. But it didn't bother us, because we're passionate about what we do. (but transit is the least favorite part of it),
We were invited to experience the resort and its amenities as a potential partner for destination weddings. Again, there on business, but a different kind of fun. And we absolutely loved staying at South Palms Resort. Oceanica has some of the tastiest seafood in Panglao Island.
What's best about South Palms Resort?
The sands of South Palm are arguably the best in Bohol, complimented by its pristine turquoise waters, and less endowed with seaweed than Alona Beach. Not to mention their palm tree forests, free bamboo bicycles, and sporting facilities
This picture was taken right when we arrived. I was nearly blinded by White Beach, both metaphorically and visually, when I stepped onto it for the first time. Their beach was the epitome of a breath of fresh air after months of a city-crammed lifestyle in Manila.
PS we ❤ you South Palms, and hope to come back someday soon.
FAQ's about South Palms Resort in Bohol
1. How to get to South Palms Resort in Bohol?
To get to South Palms Resort in Bohol, you can follow these steps:
- Fly to Tagbilaran Airport, which is the main airport serving the island of Bohol. There are several airlines that offer flights to Tagbilaran Airport from major cities in the Philippines, such as Manila and Cebu.
- From the airport, you can take a taxi or hire a private car to take you to South Palms Resort. The resort is located in Panglao Island, which is about 15 minutes away from Tagbilaran Airport.
- Alternatively, you can also take a ferry from Cebu City to Tagbilaran City. From there, you can take a taxi or hire a private car to take you to South Palms Resort.
It's recommended to arrange transportation with the resort in advance, so that they can pick you up from the airport or ferry terminal. This will make it easier for you to get to the resort, especially if you are not familiar with the area.
2. What kinds of rooms does South Palms Resort in Bohol offer?
- Deluxe rooms: These rooms have a king-size bed or two double beds, and are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a mini-bar, and an en-suite bathroom with a shower and bathtub.
- Family rooms: These rooms have a king-size bed and two single beds, and are suitable for families or groups of friends traveling together. They are equipped with the same amenities as the deluxe rooms.
- Premier rooms: These rooms are larger than the deluxe rooms and have a king-size bed, a sofa bed, and a balcony with a garden or pool view. They are also equipped with the same amenities as the deluxe rooms.
- Suites: The suites at South Palms Resort have a separate living area with a sofa bed, a kitchenette, and a balcony with a garden or pool view. They are equipped with the same amenities as the deluxe rooms.
It's worth noting that room amenities and features may vary depending on the specific room type and availability. It's recommended to check with the resort directly for the most accurate and up-to-date information about the room options and amenities available.
3. What activities and amenities does South Palms Resort offer?
- Swimming pools: The resort has two outdoor swimming pools, one of which is for adults only. There is also a children's pool. There are no indoor swimming pools on the property.
- Spa and wellness center: The resort has a spa and wellness center where guests can enjoy a range of relaxation and beauty treatments, such as massages, facials, and manicures.
- Fitness center: The resort has a fully equipped fitness center with cardio and weight training equipment.
- Water sports: The resort has a dive center where guests can learn to scuba dive or go on a dive tour. There are also kayaks and stand-up paddle boards available for rent.
- Land sports: The resort has a tennis court and a basketball court, as well as a small putting green.
- Kids club: The resort has a kids club where children can participate in a range of activities and games supervised by trained staff.
- Dining options: The resort has several dining options, including a buffet restaurant, a beachfront grill, and a pool bar.
4. What are the dining options at South Palms Resort?
- The Sandbox: This is the resort's main buffet restaurant, serving a range of local and international dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- The Beach Grill: This is a beachfront grill serving a selection of grilled seafood and meats, as well as salads and sandwiches.
- The Pool Bar: This bar is located by the pool and serves a range of refreshing drinks and light snacks.
- In-room dining: The resort also offers in-room dining for guests who prefer to dine in the privacy of their own room.