Friday, August 19, 2011

Whites and Greens Resort, an Accommodation Option in Panglao Island

If it is just me traveling, price comes first on my decision whether to book a room or not.  Needless to say, I'll choose the cheapest accommodation available. :D Our Bohol trip is quite different since I'm traveling with my family. My primary priority is to find an accommodation where everybody, specially my folks, will be real comfortable. A place conducive to relaxation and somewhere safe where they can feel at ease. I am really glad to have booked in this resort for a 2 night accommodation, the resort not only met my expectations, we experienced everything for a reasonable amount - well, that's comparing to the market price in the area.

Whites and Greens is a resort located in Brgy. Libaong, Panglao in Panglao Island, Bohol. It is a beachfront resort and shares the same stretch of beach with the upscale resorts like Bohol Beach Club and Dumaluan Beach Resort as well as the other budget resort, Bagobo Beach Resort.

We stayed at one of their native family cottages that can accommodate maximum of eight guests. It is real spacious with a veranda, living room area and dining area. It kind of looked bare though and the wood floor shakes a bit when somebody is walking. That's probably one thing that they may need to improve on.There are two separate bedrooms, each with AC and with two single beds and a mattress for the fifth person. We were charged  Php3500 per night including the Php300 additional for the fifth person. Considering the big space of the cottage and the comfort it brings, even I who is a frugal traveler consider the price a very reasonable amount, adding that also included free breakfast for all five of us, not to mention unlimited free drinking water and coffee. My parents are kind of coffee addicts.

For smaller groups, they have bungalows with either a double bed or 2 single beds for two but can accommodate maximum of 4 guests. There is an additional Php300 each for additional guests, inclusive of breakfast.

The resort has a restaurant located in the middle of the surrounding cottages. Don't expect too much, what they serve are just simple meals, like what is usually prepared in Filipino homes but it is delicious. We had one of our lunch, one dinner and two complimentary breakfast in their restaurant and I guess,we can always tell if the ingredients used are fresh. All the seafood we ordered have a distinct sweetness. What I like best is the ensaladang talong (Eggplant Salad). I'm wondering what their secret ingredient is, I'm craving for it now that I thought of it.  They serve breakfast in time, exactly the time that you tell them the night before. I think the staff are really attentive.

The beach in front of the resort is nice although it just seems impossible to swim during low tide. You'd walk for about half a kilometer and that's when you can dip in still shallow waters. In that area, the sand turns as fine as powder comparable to that of Boracay's. In the mornings, a lot of sea grasses are scattered in the shore but the resort's crew patiently cleans it up. On high tide, you can bask into the water which is just about 3 meters away from the resort's lawn. I didn't have much time to swim in this beach since we had island hopping and country tours where we spent more of our time. What I enjoyed the most in Whites and Greens is lying in their hammock tied in the growing coconut trees, feeling the cold night air brushing my skin under the bright full moon.

For two or three night stay in the resort, I feel that it will be a perfect place for me. For extended stay however, I might get a little bored and detached from civilization since there are no televisions even in the restaurant. If they add that then I'll surely choose this resort even for a week-long stay next time. For now, they have free Wi-fi access even in the rooms and they also have a collection of different books in the restaurant that guests can borrow.

With all that being said, I know one thing for certain. Whites and Greens is a beautiful and unpretentious resort where you can appreciate and experience the beauty of nature. The resort is fitting to be called its name because it is fronting the beach with a fine white sand and the surroundings is dotted with lush greens.


  1. Hi! What other restaurants are near Whites and Greens? Thank you! - K

  2. When you walk towards Bohol Beach Club, that is on your right from Whites and Greens, you'll pass by a part of the beach that's public. There are different food stalls there selling meals at a more affordable prices complete with picnic tables and chairs. Dumaluan Beach Resort is on the same direction and they have an awesome beachfront restaurant with live music at night. BBC also have their restaurant although I was not able to try it.

  3. Wow, that was quick! Thank you for the response! :) - K


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