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#tagLekwatsaBohol: Eskaya Beach Resort And Spa

And so our travel-filled 2016 continues. So far, we’ve been to Tokyo, Baguio, Singapore, and Bohol. We still have a few coming up, like Hong Kong in October and Boracay in November. Take my advice — if there’s anything that you’d want to spend on, it is traveling. It recharges you and gives you that sense of happiness that you need after the stress that your work gives you. Haha!

We went to Bohol because my mother-in-law’s company, BDO Alba Romeo, had their company planning there and Jeff was tasked to facilitate using Lego Serious Play. We flew there with my sister-in-law’s family. I was so excited for this trip that I even bought a second-hand GoPro camera hahaha!

Getting There


We booked our flights via Philippine Airlines (because Jeff won’t fly any other carrier hahaha!). Instead of driving and leaving our car in Park ‘N Fly, we just rented our neighbor’s van. We arrived Tagbilaran at around 11AM-ish, then the hotel had us picked up and driven to Panglao Island.

Eskaya Resort is in Panglao Island in Bohol.I’ve been to Bohol in March 2015 for a company event, and Jeff was there even before we’ve met. So it’s actually our first time together, and it’s more special because we got to take our son with us. From the airport, you need to travel for about 30 minutes to the island to reach the resort. I asked the manager why the name Eskaya and he told me that it’s one of the oldest tribes in Bohol.

First lunch at Eskaya. Their chicken inasal is super!

The Resort: Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa

Jeff started his session that afternoon, so there’s nothing better to do than take pictures of our villa. Each villa in the resort has its own pool. Yes, we have our own pool!

After Jeff’s session in the afternoon, we took a dip to their famous infinity pool! It was a bit gloomy that day, but it didn’t change the beauty of the place.


And of course, in our own villa pool haha! Eskaya even reposted my photo on their official Instagram page!

They beach is equally awesome. Too bad we weren’t able to enjoy it as much because 1.) I don’t know how to swim and 2.) Jeff can’t join us because of his sessions.


Before leaving for the airport, we decided to take a short trip to Bohol’s tourist attractions. We went to the Bohol Bee Farm, Chocolate Hills, the Man-made Forest, Loboc River, and Baclayon Church.

I wasn’t able to take a lot of photos because I was technically Taglet’s yaya the whole time, plus I brought my work there as well. Haha!

You can check out their website at for their rates, because we relatively went in this paradise for free because of my husband’s work. Oh the perks!

Have you been to Bohol? Which places will you recommend as kid friendly and what activities can families do here? Please share on the comment box!

Joy is a freelance copywriter, social media manager, and web developer. She majored in Journalism in college, but never got to work as a journalist. She is the eldest among four siblings and loves to cook. She is married to Jeff who she met on Twitter in 2010. They now have a son they fondly call Taglet.

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