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PARADISE IN BOHOL: MITHI RESORT & SPA


I heard a soft whisper within the depths of my heart and it led me to this PARADISE.

Bohol is one of the “MOST-VISITED” places in the Philippines.

The province of Bohol is located in Central Visayas, Philippines. It is known to be one of the most popular tourist destinations well-known with its numerous mounds of limestone formations called The Chocolate Hills and where the Philippine Tarsier, the world’s smallest primate, thrives in its natural habitat.

Bohol is not merely famous for its unique sceneries but also for its flaring hues of amber that can be seen on the beaches at the end of the day as well as the eye-catching resort where you can enjoy the freedom of tranquilty as well as the feeling of the sand softly caressing your feet. If you are into diving, snorkeling or basically just into basking by the beach, Bohol should definitely be on your bucket list.

Going to Bohol is a hour and 25 minute plane ride from Manila.

Bohol itself is a paradise on earth but nothing beats the resort where I stayed in. The experience brought me in complete awe. If you are looking for a beatitude to indulge in, MITHI Resort & Spa is the perfect resort for you.

I stayed there for a few days and that is when I realized that I have completely stepped into a different world. Yes, I can say that I have literally experienced heaven on earth! World-class amenities is undoubtedly experienced as well as the warm hospitality of its world-class staff.

(drone shot by: Mikhail Arce-Ignacio | @mikhailarceignacio)

Wonderland is what I’m gonna share to you in this post. Photos and videos couldn’t justify the beauty I have encountered and experienced but I will still share some photos (and videos soon) of my experience in MITHI Resort & Spa, from its view, its man-made island to their pool, beach, food, private cave and my villa!

(drone shot by: Mikhail Arce-Ignacio | @mikhailarceignacio)

The photos that I have shared doesn’t sum up the resort’s amenities. It has really huge pools! Not just one pool and not just simply a pool but an Infinity pool with its crystal clear water stretching towards the view of Panglao Beach to boot. In addition, they also have a whirlpool and a swim-up pool up.

Yes, it’s time to go pool hopping! (haha!) Dreaming of taking a dip, yeah?

(drone shot by: Mikhail Arce-Ignacio | @mikhailarceignacio)

Let me take you to the beach

MITHI Resort & Spa is located along the long stretch of Panglao Beach. Its fine sand, the soothing sound of waves hugging the long shore, crystal clear waters and the fishes swimming around is like candy to my eyes. Not to mention there are life guards roaming around and watching over so you won’t have to worry about safety. Just worry about how much you want to enjoy in this paradise!

I just wanna have that “sandy toes & sun-kissed nose”!

It’s not just the beach but MITHI Resort & Spa has a place called Dream Islet” 

It is a man made island where special occasion can be held like proposals, weddings, special dinner or any occasions, just name it and MITHI Resort & Spa will be your fairy god mother and grant that fairytale dream! There are also different venues around the resort where you can throw your parties. They have a Garden Square or the canopied Verdant Pavilion.

(drone shot by: Mikhail Arce-Ignacio | @mikhailarceignacio)

Click here for more inquiries about their venues.

I’m always starving after every swimming session. I don’t know about you but it’s so fulfilling for me to eat after my water therapy! It’s not bad to pamper oneself every once in a while, right?

Yes, I will be sharing some sumptuous food that made me fall into the sin of gluttony!

Bohol Pancake

(made from uni kinampay batter, scattered with baclayon peanut butter and garnished with caramelized bananas)

A good breakfast fuels you up and prepares you for the day” 

Bohol Pancake has beaten all of the food served in the breakfast buffet. The unique taste of the batter perfectly complimented the sweetness of the caramelized bananas while the baclayon peanut butter gave it an extra twist. MITHI Resort and Spa offers great breakfast buffet but since I have a tendency to indulge in sweets because of my sweet tooth, this pancake made it to my top list!

Grilled Whole Squid

(Marinated in calamansi and soy sauce)

I love seafood so much that whenever I dine in seafood restaurants, I usually order squid and this one is one of the best ones I had so far. The squid is served with a cup of rice and a side dish. It has the perfect texture that melts in your mouth with every bite and the blended taste of the calamansi and soy sauce would tempt your taste buds to ask for more!

Kinilaw

(Fresh tangigue marinated in citrus juices and local herbs and spices)

I grew up in the province so I am very familiar with Kinilaw but this Kinilaw had an extravagant and distinct taste that made me finish it all in complete bliss as the taste reminded me so much of both heaven and home at the same time!

Kare-Kare de Panglao

(Beef ribs braised in homemade peanut sauce served with mashed potatoes and local shrimp paste (bagging) on the side.)

Kare-kare is one of the signature dishes in the Philippines. In contrast with the original filipino Kare-Kare which is made from a base of stewed oxtail, pork hocks, calves feet, pig feet, beef stew meat, this is a huge surprise for your taste buds since Kare-Kare de Panglao by Chef Renel Dimacali has a unique way of making it as it is made from beef ribs!

As someone who is not so much fond of the original recipe of Kare-Kare, this is a perfect choice for those who wanted to try a unique way of eating Kare-Kare with a different twist.

Coconut Panna Cotta

(Coconut cream slow-baked in a bain-marie served with local coconut jam (kalamay) sprinkled with toasted desiccated coconut)

I’m a certified sweet tooth and this Coconut Panna Cotta is very special because it’s not made with gelatin but with coconut cream instead! Besides the creamy texture, the kalamay’s sweetness enhanced its flavor and the desiccated coconut sprinkles really added a lot of spark to this dessert. Its combination of coconut cream, coconut jam and coconut is splendid!

Filet of Salmon
(on baked potato served with Hollandaise sauce)

Felt I had to eat a little healthy so I ordered Filet of Salmon. The soft texture of the salmon  that melts in the mouth coupled with the rich and buttery Hollandaise sauce was impeccable! Not to mention, not even halfway I already finished the sauce! It was really good!

Head Chef Renel Dimacali did a superb job in curating these dishes! I couldn’t stop eating! This resort isn’t just a paradise in my eyes but also in my belly!

I feel so full now after writing about all these delicious food. I think it’s time for me to show you more of what MITHI Resort & Spa has to offer.

MITHI Resort & Spa doesn’t just offer luxurious venue and amenities but it also has it’s own hidden gem, a private cave just 2-3 mins away from the lobby.

So much beauty. It’s as though the rock formations are forming an incredible pattern as they reflected on the surface of the blue water. It’s so dreamy! On top of that, it’s not only for sightseeing but it’s also open for swimming (if you’re not a swimmer, no worries. They provide life vests). I’m pretty sure an underwater photo here will be awesome! Too bad I had no one to take my photos underwater.

Final stop (but definitely not the least), let me tour you in MITHI Resort & Spa’s most luxurious villa.

Yes, I stayed in their most luxurious room called MITHI Seaview Bungalow and goodness, it was such a bliss! No words could describe what paradise feels like but all I could say is: There’s no place much better than this one.

Scroll down and see it for yourself!

MITHI Seaview Bungalow Villa shot from the outside. It’s just a walking distance from the lobby or a golf cart can take you here.

MITHI Seaview Bungalow offers a 1 King size luxury bed and it’s perfect for relaxation after a long day.

MITHI Seaview Bungalow also has an indoor dining table and chairs and a LED TV swivel console.

If you wanna relax by the couch or just wanna chill after a long day, MITHI Seaview Bungalow has a three (3) seater sofa with a view or you can simply watch TV.

I’m very picky when it comes to bathrooms and toiletries but MITHI Seaview Bungalow‘s comfort room exceeded my expectations. It has a marble lavatory with dual faucets, and a separate room with a dual flush toilet accompanied with bathroom toiletries.

And the best party of MITHI Seaview Bungalow is the private outdoor mosaic tiles jacuzzi with a private garden and the majestic sea view.

MITHI Seaview Bungalow has a floor area of approximately 75.00 sq meters with it’s own private outdoor mosaic tiles jacuzzi, veranda, full glass panel rain shower with private garden view, indoor dining table, sofa and 40 inches LED TV swivel console.

Click for more details about  MITHI Seaview Bungalow.

But it’s not just about the Villa.

MITHI Resort and Spa made sure that you’re not just staying in a very relaxing Villa but also doubles your comfort by providing an easy access to its perfect beach. Yes, there are private stairs towards the beach! That long swirly stairs often seen in fairytales. I felt like a princess going down to her majestic royal ball!!!

This stairs will lead you to the beach with a beach perfect view of that beautiful horizon and since it’s the only villa on this area, it makes you feel like you own the beach. Not exaggerating, it really feels like it!

 I can assure you  that this paradise will satisfy your cravings of relaxation. MITHI Resort & Spa also offers a spa treatment to pamper your bodily needs and they can also arrange your activities for you to be able to see the beauty of Bohol.

They offer Bohol Tour, Dolphin Watching & Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Sunset Bay Cruising, Danao Tour, Tarsier Santuary, Line Fishing, Antique Shopping and Tour of Old Churches.

Due to my short stay, I wasn’t able to tour the rest of Bohol yet but I had an amazing first time experience in MITHI Resort & Spa. I would highly recommend this place to add to your bucket list.

I hope that this blog post helped you in deciding for your next “to-go” destination.

Do you agree that MITHI Resort & Spa offers world-class amenities? Comment down below and share what you think about the place!

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Drone shots by MIKHAIL ARCE-IGNACIO | @mikhailarceignacio
Photographs by ANGEL YEO | @imangelye
For more details, you can visit their website
http://www.mithiresort.com/
Email (Reservation): info@mithiresort.com
Email (Sales & Mktg): sales@mithiresort.com

Or you can visit or call their sales office,

Bohol Sales Office: 
MetroCentre Hotel & Convention Center                                 
C.P.G. Avenue, Tagbilaran City Bohol 6300, Philippines
Tel. Nos.: (63-38) 411-2599
               (63-38) 411-5878
               (63-38) 501-7288
Cebu Sales Office 
#88 F. Ramos Street, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
Tel. Nos.: (63-32) 412-5648
               (63-32) 412-5620
               (63-32) 254-0449
Manila Sales Office
#1 Sacred Heart Street, Horseshoe Village, Cubao, Quezon City 1112, Philippines
Tel. Nos.: (63-2) 724-0538
               (63-2) 724-1052

xoxo, Angel