Are you a music lover? Wait, let me rephrase the question: Do you love reggae music? In specific, are you a fan of Bob Marley?
^ play this song 😛
If your answer is yes, you will surely enjoy your stay at Reggae Guesthouse in Panglao, Bohol.
Ada and I found this new guesthouse when we were cramming a night before our trip to Bohol. We were hoping to stay in a well-known resort, but it seems like we are destined to stay somewhere in a place that is not YET that popular and have fun by celebrating simple blessings.
We found Reggae Guesthouse thru TripAdvisor. Although it only contained one review, we thought that the place is interesting. We saw the website (in French) and found out that it is owned by a French couple who fell in love with the beauty of Bohol. We also saw some pictures of the place at night. I grew up listening to Bob Marley’s music because of my dad. It is also a dream of mine to have a music-inspired guesthouse so this one made me really curious.
I sent a text message to the owner then he confirmed our booking much to our delight. Last minute search for accommodations can be stressful especially if it is your first time in the place and you’re arriving at night on a peak season. Whew! Some hotels charge higher during peak season.
Straight from our two hours ferry ride from Cebu to Tagbilaran, we hired a taxi for Php400 to reach Reggae Guesthouse in Panglao. Thanks for its Jamaican-inspired colored sign, we were able to locate the place. We were just thrilled upon entering the place as it automatically brought us to Reggae World. We were so amused that we forgot to take night pictures of the place. Too bad LOL.
The French owners welcomed us and gave us a little tour on the room choices. For Php1000, you can avail either of the following: (1) Air-conditioned room good for 2-3 persons or (2)Â a fan room good for 3-4 persons. We choose the latter and requested for extra bed.
The second day of our Bohol Trip was a hectic one. When we arrived back in our room, I slept in an instant and the rain made me lazy to get up. Again, the plan to do a Reggae Night turned into a sleeping session.
For our last day, we decided to eat breakfast at Reggae Guesthouse before heading to Alona Beach (just 15 minutes away by walking â€“ or it depends on your speed haha) .
We found out the story behind the place. They are real reggae fans and they moved to the Philippines to start this business. I can see myself having one soon. Give me a few more years 😛
Our checkout time is supposedly at 12pm, but we requested if it is possible for us to stay till 3:30pm. I’m glad they agreed hehe and they were nice enough to call a cab to take us to the port area. Nice 😀
So there. Maybe now you know why I call this specific trip as â€˜Biyaheng Reggae’. Aside from the continuous loop of reggae music at the guesthouse, the place gave us the positive and laid-back feel that we all need. I think Ada, Maire and Dylan needed a break from the usual routine. Even I need it!
Do I recommend Reggae Guesthouse? Of course! Time to give this chillax place some lovin’ 😀
REGGAE GUESTHOUSE (check and book discounted rates)
Alona Beach, Tawala
Panglao, Bohol 6340
Official Website: http://www.reggaeguesthousephilippines.com/
FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/reggae-guesthouse/165736573517511