Where to Stay in Bohol: Reggae Guesthouse

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 πŸ˜›

If your answer is yes, you will surely enjoy your stay at Reggae Guesthouse in Panglao, Bohol.

Sunny Morning @ Reggae Guesthouse

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.

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Mica in Bob Marley Shrine – I belong!

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.

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Ada and Maire… and Bob Marley

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.

Stolen snapshot by Maire. Gulo ng gamit!

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)  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.

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Black Coffee for Energy

For our last day, we decided to eat breakfast at Reggae Guesthouse before heading to Alona Beach (just 15 minutes away by walking Γ’β‚¬β€œ or it depends on your speed haha) .

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Good morning! EGG-citing day ahead!

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 πŸ˜›

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Dylan, Maire and Ada – Never a dull moment

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 πŸ˜€

So there. Maybe now you know why I call this specific trip as Γ’β‚¬ΛœBiyaheng 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!

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With the owners of Reggae Guesthouse Bilbo and Chhati πŸ˜€

Do I recommend Reggae Guesthouse? Of course! Time to give this chillax place some lovin’ πŸ˜€

CONTACT DETAILS:

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
Mobile: +639493191946

 

21 Comments

  1. FlashPack said:

    Recently stayed in a couple of places in Bohol whilst traveling round the Philippines. Stayed in some rubbish cottages with free motorcycle hire. Wish I’d known about this place, as I passed it a couple of times on my travels. Happy blogging.

    April 20, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      You can still visit Reggae Guesthouse once you go back to Bohol πŸ˜€ Happy travels to you too!

      April 23, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Nope, pero malapit lang siya. Pwede lakarin or habal-habal kung tinatamad πŸ˜›

      April 23, 2012
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  2. wandershugah said:

    would love to visit this soon. I hope we could insert bohol in our cebu trip this may. prang ang saya dito. laid back na laidback lng D:

    April 20, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      kung kaya pa ng budget, go lang! πŸ˜€ marami din maganda sa bohol. too bad we missed Bohol Bee Farm and the Island Hopping

      April 23, 2012
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  3. Traveling Ted said:

    Very awesome. I love guesthouses and I love Bob Marley and reggae. This place looks so cool.

    April 22, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      I’m sure you will love it here in Reggae Guesthouse πŸ˜€

      April 23, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Go Go Go πŸ˜€

      April 23, 2012
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  4. Dylan said:

    Mica, I remembered the owner told us Alona was just 10 mins walk.
    But then again, we found out that they just walked too fast. lol
    We never got to play table tennis there…

    April 23, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Haha it will only be 10-15 minutes for me. Bagal niyo lang maglakad =))

      April 23, 2012
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  5. rdsean said:

    parang naramdaman ko ang wagas na pagkarelaks dito.. at the same time, pinoy feel dahil sa kubo theme.. i like.. πŸ˜‰

    April 24, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Nice combo, right? πŸ˜€

      April 25, 2012
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  6. kura said:

    wow! nice find. Never heard of it. At ang cheap pa ha. Siguro it would be nice if nagkalat ang congas. hihihi! perfect paghahampasin.. Babatuhin siguro ako ng mga ibang naka check-in dun if ever. lol!

    April 24, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Nung November lang sila nag-start kaya hindi pa masyadong kilala πŸ˜€ Kami nga lang guests nung andun kami. Siguro dadami na rin clients nila soon hopefully. Kung gumawa ka ng kalokohan dito sabihin mo lang =))

      April 25, 2012
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  7. EJ Juen Jr said:

    Hi Senyorita, Great pictures and interesting place. I like its bamboo motif. πŸ™‚
    We’ve been to Panglao last November. We had our snorkeling experience of a lifetime in Balicasag which is full of colorful fishes. This place is truly awesome.

    May 11, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Hi Ej!

      Too bad we weren’t able to do the Balicasag tour due to laziness and lack of time hehe. Will go there soon and yep, check out this cool guesthouse too! πŸ˜€

      May 14, 2012
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  8. Trip@dora said:

    looks nice. i tried calling the number pero di sumasagot. nag-email na rin ako. perfect ito para sa amin. kasya kaya 5 sa kwarto?

    July 9, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Try mo na ulit baka sumagot na hehe or try sending a message via the Facebook page..

      July 13, 2012
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  9. Catherine said:

    It’s unfortunate that they’re fully booked on the dates that I’ll be in Bohol! Sayang talaga!!!

    April 4, 2013
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