Bohol Bee Farm, Philippines – My New Favourite Place!

Have you ever visited somewhere that just felt like home? It might have been on the other side of the world, but the second we walked in we were part of the family.

Bohol Bee Farm was our home away from home on our travels through the Philippines. I saw a small box in my Lonely Planet guidebook noting that it makes a nice day trip, but also that it had rooms. When I looked on hotels.com and saw those rooms were only £45 a night – I was SOLD!

So we turned up for what became the most magical stay ever. And that’s with almost 3 days of heavy rain.. So read on for my review of the amazing Bohol Bee Farm and see why it stole our hearts!

bohol bee farm
The Farm

To clarify, Bohol Bee Farm is an organic produce farm – a bit of a novelty it seems in the Philippines. It’s on the Panglao part of Bohol in an area called Dauis. Everything the farm does is focussed on encouraging and inspiring their farmers to practice organic farming.

The owner, a lovely woman called Vicky, has built and expanded Bohol Bee Farm with a true love of community, organic produce and sustainable techniques. Vicky and her team of local staff endeavour to support an agricultural environment that leads to healthier soils and diverse ecosystems.

Everything on the family-run farm has been built upon Vicky’s vision for an eco-friendly, sustainable farm that supports the local community. She designs the landscaping, accommodation and public areas whilst contracting local suppliers and tradesmen ensuring everything is sourced from the island.

bohol bee farmIt is the most beautiful farm I have ever seen, with gorgeous plants, inspiring art and incredible views. It is just so homey and welcoming. I truly don’t think I have been anywhere like it.

Vicky and her staff offer regular tours throughout the day to visitors and in-house guests to learn about everything the Farm has to offer.

bohol bee farm

bohol bee farm

The Accommodation

It was beautiful. We had the most gorgeous room with dark wooden flooring, a huge comfortable soft bed with warm local furnishings and a huge bathroom and walk-in wardrobe area. Outside, we had our own terrace, rocking chair and vegetable patch. A short path led straight to a huge outdoor decking area with a series of sunken pools, loungers, hammocks and an open air spa area.

bohol bee farm

bohol bee farm

bohol bee farm

The Food

The food at Bohol Bee Farm is renowned all over the Philippines. However it is in Bohol and Cebu where you’ll spot smaller outposts of the Buzz Cafe offering favourites away from the Farm. Nothing beats eating the food at the Farm. Everything is organic and produced on-site – and is absolutely DELICIOUS! The mango and pesto dips served with all the meals is like nothing I’ve ever had before, the bread is so fresh and the salads are topped with vibrant flowers.

bohol bee farm

bohol bee farm

bohol bee farm

bohol bee farm

bohol bee farm

I loved the cassava lasagne so much, I couldn’t stop getting it. The ice cream in all its exotic flavours is fantastic – the purple yam is a particular favourite 🙂 Oh,  and of course I was a fan of the crunchy cassava cones too!. They also have a gorgeous relaxed coffee lounge and bar to relax in.  We really enjoyed the produce shop where we bought so many goodies (the honey is a winner) and locally made toiletries until our hearts were content. And our suitcase sufficiently weighed down!

The Spa

Possibly one of my favourite afternoons ever, and I definitely wouldn’t normally say that after days of rain. Yet another drizzly afternoon led us to the spa. Yes – the boyfriend got involved too! We enjoyed manicures and pedicures, followed by a sunset couples massage with the crashing moody waves behind us – magical!

bohol bee farm

bohol bee farm

bohol bee farm

Other activities

Bohol Bee Farm has a number of beautiful swimming pools and relaxing decks. While it doesn’t have its own stretch of soft sandy beach, there are some nearby. A little staircase at the back of the open air restaurant leads down to a secluded deck on the water where you’ll find a bar and the dive school. From there you can also pop straight in the water for some snorkelling – George spent many an hour swimming over the beautiful reef and brought back some impressive GoPro pics!

bohol bee farm

bohol bee farm

bohol bee farm

bohol bee farm

bohol bee farm

bohol bee farm

bohol bee farm

In a nutshell..

As I’ve written this, I truly wonder if I’ve managed to articulate just how much I loved it there. The atmosphere, the people, the beautiful setting, the room, the pools, the spa, the delicious food.. everything! Three days of rain, whilst not ideal, meant we soaked everything up that the Farm had to offer on site. I only wish we stayed longer and will certainly be returning in future!

bohol bee farm
bohol bee farmI hope you’ve found my review of Bohol Bee Farm interesting. And I really hope I’ve inspired you to visit and stay on your future travels!

If you’ve already been to Bohol or even this very Farm, let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you 🙂 x

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10 Comments

  1. April 4, 2017 / 5:38 am

    Such a laid back place. I love the ambiance of the place. So serene and peaceful.

  2. G. Gordon
    April 4, 2017 / 11:21 am

    Amazing place! Your pics really do the place justice and makes me want to go !

  3. April 5, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    I love it when you stumble upon home, leagues away from where you started. Nepal was that way for me. This place looks like a dream.

  4. April 6, 2017 / 11:43 am

    Did you try their organic ice cream in cassava-flour cones? They’re delicious! My favorite one was the ginger ice cream. And have you tried their flower salad? Mmmmmmmm! Bohol Bee Farm is one of the coolest place in Panglao, and it must be in a traveler’s itinerary if he/she plans to visit Bohol.

  5. steph
    April 8, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    Oh wow this place looks incredible! A little haven of your own to enjoy with a pool and beach 🙂 perfection! I haven’t been to Philippines myself but will def keep this place in the back of my head for when that time comes 🙂

  6. April 8, 2017 / 5:01 pm

    Bohol Bee farm looks absolutely amazing. This seems like a perfect paradise. Rain or not your pictures and experiences seem nothing shorting of amazing. The food looks great and the environment around you is nothing short of superb. This is definitely on our list of places to go to.

  7. April 9, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    I love bees, and as you can tell from the name of my blog, I am a busy bees who is always on the go, so of course I LOVE this post and would want to visit this place. The spa looks so relaxing. Just what I would need right now.

  8. April 10, 2017 / 4:15 am

    This farm in fantastic! Your description did so much justice to the place. I would book a stay there just to clear my mind and reboot. Nice pics !

  9. April 10, 2017 / 5:38 am

    Looks like such a beautiful place to stay! I’ll definitely look into it next time I’m in Bohol! 🙂

  10. April 12, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    I agree, Bohol Bee Farm is one of the healthiest and most relaxing spot in the country. Glad you are enjoying your Philippines.trip so far.

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