Safe and sound stays at Bluewater Panglao

Bluewater Panglao

Travel bugs who missed the long, hot summer can still catch the sun, sea and sand in the island province of Bohol, one of the country’s top getaways in the pre-pandemic era. As it slowly opens up under stringent but systematic health and safety protocols, tourists can bask once more in the nature, adventure and cultural attractions of this idyllic province.

And for an even safer stay, one can check in at Bluewater Panglao, a preferred star-rated resort in the beach town which is now open to leisure guests of all ages from all parts of the country. A part of a three-decade old Filipino hospitality chain, Bluewater has put in place the BlueCARES protocols to help bring back travel confidence.

BlueCARES embraces five principles – Collaborate with the Community, Always Amuma (old Visayan word which means to pamper), Raise Awareness, Enhanced Safety Measures, and Safeguards, which is the brand’s commitment to its stakeholders and communities where it is situated.

Bluewater Resorts, which also manages the Maribago and Sumilon Island properties, was recently awarded by the World Travel & Tourism Council with the Safe Travels Stamp, and by the Department of Tourism (DOT) with the Safety Seal for its strict enforcement of the Staysafe App contact tracing protocols.

In addition, it has also partnered with ARC Hospitals in Cebu for enhanced cleaning methods of its facilities into hospital-grade.

Bluewater Panglao beachfront

Taking pride in its Filipino architecture and character, Bluewater Panglao complements Bohol’s culture, warm hospitality and eco-focused initiatives which blends with the ecosystem.

Even before the advent of the so-called new normal regime brought about by COVID-19, the sprawling resort has been known for its landscaped greeneries, wide open spaces, native-themed function areas, and physically distanced facilities, which make it an ideal staycation place away from the madding crowd.

The resort will keep guests occupied as they frolic in the sky of blue and sea of green, and admire its secluded sleepy shores on board a kayak.

For a consummate experience, Bluewater can curate a seamless journey around Bohol’s iconic sights, such as the Balicasag and Virgin Islands, Chocolate Hills, Loboc River Cruise, Tarsier Sanctuary, newly restored Spanish-era Baroque churches, and other spots within the provincial travel bubble.

Moreover, scuba divers can plunge into the resort’s house reef and Panglao’s lush underwater life which boasts of one of the world’s richest marine biodiversity belts.

Bluewater Panglao specialty dishes

Complete the pampering at Amuma Spa, Bluewater’s award-winning and home-grown wellness center inspired by indigenous Visayan healing and indulgence fit for royalty. This is a sanctuary where one can experience spa services which blend ancient and modern therapies from Filipino, Asian and Western cultures.

For an exclusive Bluewater lifestyle, the resort recently launched the ShopBlue (www.shopblue.com.ph) virtual platform for quick escapes and special events so guests can savor Aplaya Restaurant’s delectable specialties and Feasts-to-Go, both within and outside the hotel.

Amuma Spa exclusives can also be accessed in this portal for a home-based ultimate escape and relaxation.

The great news is guests can book Premier Deluxe Rooms at highly discounted rates for as low as P3,999 net and enjoy other exciting promos. For more information and updates, log on to www.bluewaterpanglao.com.ph.