After several hours riding on a motorcycle from the other side of Bohol to Anda, my husband and I were ready for a break, but although we looked into several other hotels in the area we couldn't seem to find a nice place to stay until we bumped into Vitamin Sea.
This March 2012 the place was still under construction, with the rooms only partially furnished and the price way over our "backpacker budget", but we fell in love with it right away!
From the moment we first stepped in, the owners Buddy and Annie easily won us over with their welcoming smiles and their homey attention. Our large room was impeccable, with not only a wonderful view to the sea at our doorstep but also crisp clean blankets and a first class king-sized bed which gave us one of the deepest sleeps we had during our year-long trip.
Meals were delicious, and to this date my husband insists that the omelette Annie made him for breakfast is the best he's had in his life! I also greatly appreciated the special vegetarian meals she prepared for me.
The location is quiet and peaceful on a white sand beach with clear ocean water to swim in right at your doorstep. Service is friendly and very personalized, and there are many places around to explore for activities, like the fresh water swimming hole and the nearby mangrove reserve.
We were so happy we ended up staying an extra night, and we really hope more people can find this place and have as great an experience as we did. Vitamin Sea is a little treasure for travelers in the area. Thank you Buddy and Annie!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a small, cozy, but very comfortable beachfront resort located on the quiet "divers and lovers" side of Bohol Island in the Vasayas region of the Philippines. Bohol is serviced by several daily flights from Manila, the national capital, and fast ferries from Cebu, the regional center. The resort is located in the small and friendly municipality of Anda. It takes a little less than two hours along a good quality picturesque coastal road to reach the resort. We can arrange a car to meet you at the airport or the ferry terminal, or you could come by bus and "tricycle". With a total of only eight rooms - five Deluxe Beachfront Suites and three Standard Rooms - there will never be crowds. All our rooms face the sea and are only a few seconds walk from the beach. Our neighbors are local fishermen and farmers. We have lush green mountains behind us and miles of blue sea in front, as far as the eye can see. Our guests come from all over the world. Most are young couples, or young families, friends travelling together, expatriates relaxing, professionals recharging, and sometimes the occasional Hemingway stays for a while to work on a novel. Many are divers, but all enjoy the sea, or at least being close to it. And many friendships have been made at the Bar. All our guests praise the tranquility and beauty of the resort and its surroundings, and they are unanimous in commenting on the friendliness of the staff. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Island View Beachfront Resort Anda, Bohol Province