On Bohol island's famous Alona Beach, it doesn't get better than swanky Amorita Resort. Perched overlooking the stretch of white sand below, this is the ideal place to get that much needed rest and relaxation. With striking tropical-contemporary architecture, I love the way the modern design melds seamlessly with the lush green space that envelops it.
As for my room, it was just my style. I'm a huge fan of mid-century furniture, and I love how well Amorita made it work with a native twist.
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The space planning is excellent. It's essentially one giant room, but the layout makes it feel like a complete, well-sectioned unit. For a property to really win me over, my bed must be extremely difficult to get out of in the morning. Amorita scores in this department; the beds are heavenly.
The staff at Amorita never miss an opportunity to greet you with a warm smile. They do a fantastic job catering to your needs, and you shouldn't be surprised to find friendly notes and sweets left in your room when you return from lunch or dinner each day.
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One of my favorite things about my room was the cozy "reading nook". I love the way the sunlight lit up the green leaves of the tree outside the window....and how the light filters through the blinds in the morning.
I did not get to experience a massage at the spa, but I did take a look around, and it definitely looks like an option worth exploring. The atmosphere is super comfortable and relaxing.
I also enjoyed the little details, like returning to find my towels folded into a dog or an elephant...and using the creative "bamboo speaker" for my iphone. Nicely done!
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One of my pet peeves is hotels that provide a safety deposit box that is almost large enough to fit a standard-sized laptop. A laptop-in-tow is quite common these days, and of course it is also one of the most valuable items a hotel guest has with them. So, properties should always keep this in mind, right?
Well, thankfully Amorita thinks like I do:) Laptop-sized, and they even went one step further...they put a little light in there so I won't forget anything. Bravo!
Anyhow, let's move on to the outside of the property...in front of the infinity pool, you can enjoy dinner or drinks with a spectacular sunset! I enjoyed this view each and every day I was there.
Strolling around the property provides plenty of opportunities to connect with mother nature. The landscaping utilizes so much green space - not only does it help cool the area, but it also is quite pleasing to the eye. You'll find tropical plants, flowers, and butterflies just about everywhere you look.
Amorita's location is quite nice, because you can enjoy all the action on Alona Beach if you're in the mood, but easily get back to your tranquil hideaway afterward.
*One thing I should mention was the spotty wifi in my room. You know what they say, though, it's good to unplug when you're on vacation! Haha. Don't worry, it works in the restaurant area:)
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I didn't experience much the restaurant had to offer, but I can say that the breakfast buffet was the best I had anywhere on my Bohol travels! Special mention goes out to their Lugaw (loo-gow), which is a Filipino rice porridge. Congee, basically.
I believe the resort offers dolphin watching and island hopping tours to Pamilacan and Balicasag Islands...but you can also go snorkeling right at the bottom of the stairs going down to the beach!
Overall, I would not hesitate to return to this fantastic property, and I thank them for the opportunity to share my experience with all of you.
To me, Bohol is simply unforgettable - and in large part, I have Amorita to thank for that!
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- Nathan Allen
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