Where To Stay In Bohol: Dumaluan Beach Resort

Published on September 06, 2011

After our honeymoon in Palawan, Boyet had been itching for another getaway. I didn’t know that there would be a long weekend in August so I was surprised when he told me that he’d be booking a flight to Bohol. I was hesitant because it wasn’t a promo fare. Nyaha!

Fast forward two months after we booked the flight, we found ourselves in NAIA 3 falling in a long queue of people trying to escape Manila. Our Cebu Pacific flight was delayed (our return flight was even worse). Our tripod got mixed up in Tagbilaran airport when another passenger mistakenly took ours. And with every spot in Bohol being crowded, almost all our pictures have other people in the background. Even with all these hassles, we still found ourselves singing “Balik sa Bohol… Balik…” Teehee!!! :)

We were supposed to go to Linaw Beach Resort. But I read online that Dumaluan is more secluded and perfect for busy people who wish to run away from the hustle and bustle of city life. I was initially having second thoughts of booking Dumaluan because of the number of negative reviews that I read. But ironically, three people who knew that we had plans of going to Bohol suggested the resort.

I suggested we book the Deluxe room because I would have wanted to sink in the bathtub and wash away all my stress. Nyaha! Some people say that travelers should not indulge on a good room especially if you’ll just end up making it your sleeping quarter. But I want to have a sound sleep in a nice and comfortable room after a tiring day. Much to our dismay, we found out that the resort was already fully booked so we ended up staying in their Superior room.

Ninang Liza (ehem... special mention :p) helped us in booking the room. We just deposited the down payment, faxed the deposit slip and presented it upon check in. Checking in was a breeze. We were personally escorted to our room by one of the staff. I was wishing for a beach front room. But we were still lucky because ours is facing the swimming pool. (I was really excited as if there are no pools in Manila!)

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The room is spacious and actually bigger that I imagined it. I was expecting a large bed. But we didn’t fall from the bed so I guess the size is just enough for us. Hihi!

I was about to put our bags in the cabinet. But I was surprised when I found out that there was none. There is a wooden top (which also looks like a chair) where we put our bags and clothes. At least there is a metal bar where we could hang our clothes. There’s also a clothesline outside where guests can hang their wet clothes. I really don’t get why a lot of resorts don’t have this.

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Surprisingly, the cable has really good reception and has more channels to choose from. I’ve been to more expensive hotels and resorts which only have local channels, HBO, AXN and PBO. The rest of the channels make you feel that Sadako is coming out of the television any minute. Watching TV in an air-conditioned room while lying on a comfy bed is PRICELESS! :)

Being fussy with bathrooms, it is important for me to have a clean and spacious restroom. The one in Dumaluan is definitely bigger than the one we had in Acuatico. The same thing with the other parts of the room, their restroom deserves some renovation. The bathroom hanger is missing and the soap dish is broken. Though not striking, the most important thing is it’s clean. I just think it’s better if it has a partition that separates the shower area because the whole room gets wet every time we take a bath.

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The flaws of the room became trivial the moment I saw the beach. The view compensated all the resort’s imperfections. I was blurting out a lot of OOOOH’s and AAAAAH’s while walking along the beach. They say that the sand is comparable to that of Boracay’s. I’ve never been there so I can’t say the difference.

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Even if the resort was fully booked, the place still provided the tranquility that we were yearning for. If I’m not mistaken, there are only 4 resorts along the Dumaluan strip that’s why cleanliness is still maintained.

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Aside from the powdery white sand, guests will definitely appreciate the clear seawater. It was the first time that I saw a large group of starfish. I got disappointed because I was hoping to see Spongebob. Nyaha!

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DSC_0692I was fixing the camera when he jumped... And then whoooaalaaa!

We didn’t have a scheduled tour on our first day so we spent our free time enjoying the serene picturesque beach.

DSC_0690 One of the few photos we have with nobody else in the background ^_^


Dumaluan Beach Resort
Website:
http://www.dumaluanbeach.com/
Email: dumaluanbeach@yahoo.com

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5 comments

  1. ikaw na nakapalda ngayon! i'm sooo proud of you. kahit naunahan mo kong magbohol!

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  2. Hahaha! 3 years old na yung palda, ngayon ko lang nasuot :p

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  3. ms.je, what type of room kinuha nyo?and how much po?thank u...

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  4. Hi Mommy Pig! We got the Superior Deluxe. I think we paid more or less 2k for that. :)

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  5. thanks for this! :) Dumaluan beach is a little bit pricey now. :(

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