I was enticed by a soft opening offer I found while browsing through Amorita's (their sister resort) website last summer. I've stayed in Amorita twice before and had a good experience, so I decided to give Momo—what looked like a younger, fun, laid-back alternative to the luxurious Amorita—a try.
I travelled with my husband and my cousin from San Francisco, who also had her husband and 5-year-old son in tow. When we arrived, we were greeted with juices, cold towels, and a simple "Welcome Home". The warmth and sincerity of the service was evident from that moment on.
Momo Beach House is what it purports itself to be: a simple and relaxed accommodation by the beach. The decor is spartan (but still proffers a beach vibe, of course) and the amenities are also what you'd consider basic (small pool, free kayak use, etc.). What sets this place apart is the personalized and professional service. I credit the manager Jack for this; he sets a great example for the rest of his team.
Our meals were made by Jack himself, and during dinner he entertained us like we were old friends lounging in his home. Small details like offering us fruit popsicles and barbecue while we were swimming really made this place stand out. Another plus: you also get access to Amorita while staying here. We made use of this by booking one of Amorita's boat tours and swimming in their pool after.
I think this concept and execution should be made available to the other islands in the Philippines. You can't go wrong with a fun and relaxed resort with warm, impeccable service. Great value as well!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Momo Beach House is an eco-chic boutique resort set on the shores of Panglao Island, Bohol. Situated 20 kilometers northeast of famous Alona Beach, and only a 45-minute drive from Bohol's Tagbilaran Airport, Momo Beach House offers vibrant pastel rooms with stunning seaside and sunset views, plus a distinct nature-inspired architectural design theme incorporating white-washed furniture pieces, locally sourced organic bath products, wooden poolside lounge chairs, a repurposed wine rack made from an old fishing boat, and a beachfront bamboo bar. The shimmering blue pool looks out onto Panglao Island's tranquil Momo Beach, while a nap-friendly hammock hangs poolside between thick, tall palm trees. Managed by One-Of Collection, the Panglao Island boutique resort also features the Beach House pool, the child-friendly Beach Hut, equipment for water sports and activities, and delicious al fresco dining at homestyle-inspired Beach Tree Cafe. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Momo Beach House Bohol Province/Panglao Island