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
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.
You can still visit Reggae Guesthouse once you go back to Bohol 😀 Happy travels to you too!
beach front ba sila Mica?
Nope, pero malapit lang siya. Pwede lakarin or habal-habal kung tinatamad 😛
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:
kung kaya pa ng budget, go lang! 😀 marami din maganda sa bohol. too bad we missed Bohol Bee Farm and the Island Hopping
Very awesome. I love guesthouses and I love Bob Marley and reggae. This place looks so cool.
I’m sure you will love it here in Reggae Guesthouse 😀
oooh 15 minutes walk lang from alona beach and bob marley theme pa. matry nga to when we visit bohol on december
Go Go Go 😀
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…
Haha it will only be 10-15 minutes for me. Bagal niyo lang maglakad =))
parang naramdaman ko ang wagas na pagkarelaks dito.. at the same time, pinoy feel dahil sa kubo theme.. i like.. 😉
Nice combo, right? 😀
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!
Nung November lang sila nag-start kaya hindi pa masyadong kilala 😀 Kami nga lang guests nung andun kami. Siguro dadami na rin clients nila soon hopefully. Kung gumawa ka ng kalokohan dito sabihin mo lang =))
Hi Senyorita, Great pictures and interesting place. I like its bamboo motif. 🙂
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.
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! 😀
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?
Try mo na ulit baka sumagot na hehe or try sending a message via the Facebook page..
It’s unfortunate that they’re fully booked on the dates that I’ll be in Bohol! Sayang talaga!!!