Trippin’: Bohol Beach Break

Last December, not even four days had passed since I returned from my trip to Malaysia when I hopped aboard a plane again. This time, I was bound for Bohol to attend a high school friend’s wedding with Julia.

Trippin' to Bohol: Flying

I love flying!

This trip was planned way in advance so I had no idea both trips would be that close together. As a result, I was still tired from Malaysia. Got to tell you, though, Bohol was the vacation I needed.

Trippin' to Bohol: Bohol Beach Club
Trippin' to Bohol: sunbathing

kicking back at Bohol Beach Club

Thanks to a family friend of Julia’s, we were booked at the Bohol Beach Club on Panglao Island. After my frequent visits to that other island whose name also starts with “B”, Bohol Beach Club’s long stretch of white sand beach without the annoying hawkers trying to get you to go parasailing was very welcome. The water was also unbelievably clear and calm; it was a shame I forgot my goggles because I would have loved to swim a few hundred meters back and forth along the beach. I think I’ve found my new favorite place.

Trippin' to Bohol: swimming
Trippin' to Bohol: starfish
Trippin' to Bohol: Bohol Beach Club
Trippin' to Bohol: Bohol Beach Club

Trippin' to Bohol: zzzzzz

Bohol beach break

Julia and I spent a day and a half just snoozing on the beach and getting sun-kissed skin. (We also tested Benefit Bathina Body BalmΒ for some additional glow.)

After getting that much-needed rest, I was ready for our friend’s wedding. It would be held at a much smaller resort about fifteen minutes away from the BBC, but that didn’t make it any less dramatic. In fact, it was the intimacy of the whole wedding party that struck me the most. Only those people who were important to her and those people who wanted to be there were present.

Trippin' to Bohol: flowers

Trippin' to Bohol: the wedding party
Trippin' to Bohol: Here Comes the Bride

Trippin' to Bohol: the beautiful bride
Trippin' to Bohol: the happy couple

Julia called this THE ISLAND WEDDING

Our friend had married into an Italian family, and the groom’s parents and family were barely conversant in English. Still, love and joy overflowed, needing no words to be felt.

Julia and I flew back to Manila the next day, which was Christmas Eve. It was just too little time to enjoy Bohol. In fact, the only creature I saw resembling a tarsier was myself after catching the bouquet.

Trippin' to Bohol: I caught the bouquet


0 thoughts on “Trippin’: Bohol Beach Break

  • January 16, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    I’ve been to Panglao and the small islands surrounding it and god it’s beautiful. Unlike bora, it’s not a party place. It’s really for those who want to find peace and solace, beauty and nature. Congrats to the newly weds πŸ™‚

    • January 16, 2012 at 10:55 pm

      I guess I’m really just tired of partying at the beach. Definitely loved the peace and quiet, going to bed early and waking up with the sunrise. πŸ™‚

  • January 16, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Love the photos πŸ™‚ Sigh! It’s been too long since I’ve last gone to the beach. Must be nice to just sit down and watch the shore.

    • January 16, 2012 at 11:08 pm

      It’s super calming and relaxing! You mentioned in your blog you’ve already got one beach trip planned out. I hope it’s soon! πŸ˜€

  • January 16, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    I’d take Panglao over Boracay any day. πŸ˜€

  • January 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    sige kukulitin ko america canada .. get together tayo nila camille steve sa bohol soon … love you …. haha lahat ng site mo nandito ako ..TITA

  • February 4, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Great and beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing your experience about Bohol island.


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