An Overnight Stay At Dumaluan

So after a sumptuous lunch buffet at Bohol Bee Farm:

refillable spare ribs, chicken, and fish platter at Bee Farm


and overwhelming Scuba Diving experience in Balicasag:

trumpet fish in Balicasag

..there's still one more thing to do in Panglao area - that is enjoy the pristine beach. And the best to do this is to stay in an affordable beach front resort.


I think Dumaluan Beach Resort is like the buffet resto Yakimix. Both are popular yet inconsistent. Haha! I've read a couple of mixed feedbacks all over the web. Scary! And since I don't want to spoil this precious Bohol vacation, I tried avoiding Dumaluan.

Dumaluan Beach Resort 2 (DBR2)

But since RJ, my big time tourguide, arranged everything for FREE, who am I to complain when he booked a Deluxe Room in Dumaluan Beach Resort (DBR2). Transfers from airport to the resort and vice cersa is not free. Lucky me, RJ drove me wherever I requested him to. ^_^

the resort

I got surprised to see that the resort is good. The place is clean. The staffs are attentive too. Maybe swertihan lang talaga na matapat ka sa puyat na staff kaya masungit na sila. They even assisted us to our room. Check out our Deluxe Room, it's by the poolside.

Deluxe Room by the poolside
shot by janujennifer

Accommodation rates start as low as P1,300/night for a Standard Room (which is never available) and their Dumaluan Suite costs P7,000/night. The Deluxe Room where we stayed costs P2,600/night - with aircon, cabled tv, mini ref, hot and cold shower, bath tub, veranda, and breakfast for 2.

comfortable queen sized bed

spacious room - can fit up to 3-4 pax

hot and cold shower with bath tub


I can't complain about this accommodation, it surpassed the standards I set. Well, there's one thing: water supply all over Bohol tasted weird! Ang hirap mag-toothbrush using the tap water!

For dinner, we walked a little and found DBR Grill. It's so mausok (opcors Chyng, grilling station yan!) and crowded. So my friend Edzel and I decided to dine in the resort's resto.

all meat pizza - surprisingly good

chicken croquettes - nothing special


The waiters are courteous and attentive. The food was served fast. Price is a little more than the usual. Music is nice. The entertainers played and sang soothing jazz and bossa tunes. Overall, it's still a good dining experience.

dumaluan pool at night

It's been a very looong and tiring day. I haven't slept since my graveyard shift + I got drained after I tried scuba diving. Antok na antok na ko!


We woke up at 7am and went to the breakfast area. The buffet spread is very limited. Pero pwede na. Edible naman. ^_^

fried rice, egg, stir fried veggies, and meat
with coffee and juice

tiny pandesal with spreads, papaya, and watermelon

Satisfying enough.

And now it's time to check out the beach. I was so surprised to see how beautiful this beach is!

let's hit the beach!

low tide in the morning

sand is very fine and white. water is super clear.

who wouldn't be tempted to take a dip?


Actually I plan to do a day tour at the nearby resort Bohol Beach Club (BBC). But since I got very satisfied with this beachfront, why should I need to pay more? Right?


I really appreciated the beauty of Bohol in this 2nd visit. What more could you ask for a vacation spot - there's the wonder of nature, historic site, river cruise, rare animal, organic food, great beach, and superb underwater world! Bohol is a complete getaway package.

Super thanks to RJ ( rj.intano@gmail.com / 0907.711.9727 / 0927.349.6197) for this treat!
Big time ka na! You deserve it.

my all-year round tanned skin - and proud of it! ♥

Dumaluan Beach Resort 2
http://www.dumaluanbeach.com/index.php
Landline no.: (+63)038-5029092 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (+63)038-5029092 end_of_the_skype_highlighting / Fax no.:(+63)038-5029081
Mobile no. +639178834888 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +639178834888 end_of_the_skype_highlighting / e-mail: resort@dumaluanbeach.com



Hey you, where do you plan to do beach-ineering this summer?

43 responses:

Chyng said...

sensha na. nagkasakit ako. but anyway im back!! hellooo all! Ü

marxtermind said...

Hello Chyng! Antagal mo bago bumalik! Hehehe! Punta din ako ng Bohol bago matapos ang 2011, pero baka di ako makapag scuba diving, malabo mata ko! Hehehe! :)

lakwatserong tatay said...

wow...ang ganda naman pala ng dumaluan eh...hipag ko dyn ngstay nung magpunta din sila ng bohol...

so your very ok na....hehehehehe...^_^...

witsandnuts said...

Nice outfit! We stayed in another hotel in Panglao. We experienced Bohol Beach Club when we attended a wedding. Almost the same lang ang quality ng sand.

Diamond R said...

this is the only reason why i want to buy a good camera. para sa mga ganitong pagkakataon.At matutong kumuha ng maayos.

ang sarap naman ng spareribs.nagutom ako.

sa Bohol ba ito Chyng?Kakaiba.

hdm said...

Hi Chyng,

RJ was our tour guide too when we visited Bohol in December 2008. Hats off to him! We also had the same accommodation. I think we're lucky din that time kasi attentive mga staff sa DBR. Yun lang, wala masyadong night life unlike Boracay. Next visit namin we'd like to try the Bohol Bee Farm accommodation.

khantotantra said...

ganda ng white sand. crystal clear. at ang pic na may tanduay ice at san mig beer, priceless. :D

thepinaysolobackpacker said...

an dameng pagkain, nagutom lng ako! haha
I like the last pic a lot! gnada ng pose at ng outfit! :)

gillboard said...

dyan ako nakabook for later this year!!! ang ganda!!!

Cza said...

sexy! tan kung tan :P Namimiss ko na rin mamasyal.. inggit ako!

danda said...

kakamiss talaga panglao! :)

kg said...

mahirap talaga ang reviews...people have different opinions about things. like ako. i'm very tolerant about people, so what's masungit to some might not be to me. :)

i love bohol's beaches more than boracay's. great sand, great waters!

Tina said...

hi chyng! the more you say about bohol, the more I get excited for our trip! :D

blissfulguro said...

Nice sa dumaluan noh?ang bangis naman ni kuya RJ!free everything!:)

Chris aka C2 said...

wow ive been there also a year ago... bad memories pero i enjoy the place. thanks for sharing bumabalik alaala ko dyan huhuhuhuhu

Photo Cache said...

i'd like to stay here. ang ganda ng beach. never seen a beach like that before.

KUMAGCOW said...

Chyng hindi ako mahilig sa beach pero parang ang sarap tuloy hehehe

Makamura din kaya tayo ng 8pesos dyan? hahahah =)

Rizalenio said...

The best ang mga composition sa beach. :)

JeffZ said...

beach bumming has officially started... :)

truly, the best things in life are free chyng.. :D napagod ka siguro sa activities nyo sa bohol.. ang dami mo nagawa.. :D

empi said...

kaya nga siguro yong iba masungit dahil sa puyat. hehe

para na rin akong nsa bohol nito. :D

nice!

Mr. Chan said...

nagutom ako. namangha at naginggit! lol

ang gaganda ng shots! :)

for sure dito ako titingin kapag magplano ako ng travel :D this summer

rome said...

always a fan of your shots! more power

bang said...

SA Dumaluan ka pala nag stay. We also stayed there during our first visit. Tama ka, the cheapest room is never available. Pero ang ganda ng location nila kasi nga beach front. Medyo mahal nga lang talaga ang food sa Bohol compared sa Puerto Princesa.

Hay, parang gusto ko tuloy bumalik sa Bohol....

Anonymous said...

thanks for ur blog..i have been reading a lot of reviews about dumaluan..some good some bad..we r visiting bohol dis march 30-april 2 i already booked a superior deluxe room at DBR2 for our 4days/3nites stay there..so i guess swertihan nga lang and maybe think positevely na lang and enjoy d beauty of bohol since d reason of going there is to relax di ba?

lakwatsera de primera said...

In fairness ang ganda nung beach, pana-panahon at swertihan lang talaga kahit saang lugar tayo pumunta, merong iilang consistent and feedback pero mostly mix talaga ;)

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

di pa ako nakakapunta diyan..

Ian said...

Ganda ng beach! Yang Panglao ba meron parang station 1-3 ng Boracay? Excited na tuloy ako next week baka matuloy din ang Bohol Trip ko!

nina said...

Tsk, ano ba kasi pinag-gagawa mo sa Naga at nagkasakit ka.

Pinoy Boy Journals said...

di ko na kaya Chyng! gusto ko na bumalik ng Bohol!!!! Ang saya-saya dito! at dahil sa awesome photos ng pagkain, early lunch na ako dito sa office! ha ha ha

Ar-Ar said...

Nice that ur back from blogging! and as usual nice photos!

Pinoy Adventurista said...

great shots!!! thanks for sharing your experience with us!!! so chismis lang pala yung nabasa mo sa internet? rather, isolated case... hehehe...

Good to know you're back! I can't wait to read your next trip! Meron na ba? Saan? Hehehe!!! excited-ness ako... hahaha!!!

Yj said...

kelan tayo magsasama sa pagrampa?

kuya Dabz, Ics and I are going to Iloilo, last week ng May... eksena tayo dun... chot!

Precious said...

Hi Chyng, youre making me miss Bohol :) last time I stayed at Dumaluan also with my friends. I agree sulit ang stay dyan :)

goyo said...

ano ba yan! HAHA! nakakagutom ang mga pagkain, lalo yung unang picture! gusto ko tuloy uminom ng T-Ice, o san mig light! nakakita na naman ako ng alak. hahaha. diet pa naman ako.

nakakainggit ang mga travel mo.wew.

adventurousfeet said...

dati jan ko din sana plan magstay kaso fully booked na sila nun..

ishna said...

Kainggit naman yung photos mo. Sana makapunta din ako dyan, someday. And ang swerte mo sa tour guide mo. :) Kakagutom yung mga foods!

I still don't know where we're heading for summer.

pusang kalye said...

inviting ang pool at night ha. ikaw na ang pumupunta sa beach na fresh as if kalalabas lang ng sala ng bahay.lol

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

ang dami talagang pumupunta sa boracay..

BatangIskawt said...

wow! galing... sana makapunta ako sa bohol

jenny said...

really? never available ung standard room? ppnta pa naman kami sa MAY.

Roscel said...

i certainly agree with you ms. chyng. kakagaling ko lang sa bohol last monday and stayed there with my family till wednesday. super na-enjoy namin ang lugar. actually nabitin nga kami kasi ang dami pa naming hindi napuntahan. there were several places to see but so little time. at dahil jan, we promised to ourselves na babalik kami. yahooo!!! indeed, bohol is a perfect getaway vacation package. :)

Ash said...

ang ganda ng bathroom! infairness, i'm impressive tapos may bathtub pa!

maeci said...

hi ms chyng! so impressed sa mga post mo.. such a brave and adventurious lady! hope i can have the guts that you have to travel.. btw, can i ask permission to use your photos on this blog? anyway, have a nice day! and enjoy life.. coz with your blogs, you inspired other.. isama mo sa achievement you yun.. hehe! :)

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