Amarela, Bohol & Panglao Island, Philippines
One of our hand-picked accommodation options in Bohol, the Amarela was originally a private house but has expanded over the years to include an annex of additional rooms, with a total of 25 guest rooms now offered.
Guests may also stay in the Bohol House, a traditional wooden building set in its own gardens with a private pool. Built on a gentle hillside, the views from the main building of the Bohol Sea and neighbouring islands are stunning. The private white sand beach is just a short walk from the rooms through lush natural gardens, with guests able to relax in the sun on hammocks and loungers or explore the tidal pools at low tide.
The property is built from repurposed wood in a quaint Filipino design, with plenty of natural light. The owner is an avid antique collector, and his exhibits are displayed throughout the hotel, including huge, ornately-carved wooden doors, old hardwood floors, handcrafted latticework, antique furniture and artefacts, as well as outstanding local sculpture, basketry and paintings, some of which can be purchased from the on site boutique.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
This excursion sees you visit Bohol's famous Chocolate Hills, so called because they are perfectly rounded and change colour with the seasons - being deep brown in the summer months. You'll visit the Tarsier Sanctuary in Corella, home to the world's smallest primate, the endangered tarsier. Your tour ends at Bohol Bee Farm, where you'll have lunch.
This excursion sees you visit the Tarsier Sanctuary in Corella, home to the world's smallest primate, the endangered tarsier. Stop off at the charming Baclayon Church, once a UNESCO World Heritage nominee before it was badly damaged by an earthquake in 2013. Your tour ends at Bohol Bee Farm, where you'll have lunch.