The latest addition to the burgeoning local tourism industry, the upscale Be Grand Resort, Bohol opened its doors last Thursday in a soft-opening phase until its grand launch set before the year ends. Located in Barangay Danao, Panglao, the upscale resort has a total of 208 rooms in a sprawling 7-hectare property.
In order to let local residents, particularly Boholanos savor the premium accommodation in this newly opened resort, its promo rate is at P6,500.00 only. It includes accommodation in a Deluxe Room, breakfast for two persons at the Food Hall, Free WiFi and use of the resortâ€™s available amenities and recreational facilities including the gym, the game room, three different swimming pools, and water sports such as kayak and stand-up paddle.
The resort is part of the aggressive expansion being undertaken by Enrison Land Inc., the developer of the chic Be Resorts in Mactan. The Cebu-based company owned by the Benedictosâ€™ is also working on two other resorts in Malapascua and Olango.
â€œThis property in Bohol is the one geared towards the upscale market. The owners are working to get the Department of Tourismâ€™s five-star rating and also for the property to become a Green Resort,â€ declared General Manager Anito L. Lanticse during an exclusive interview withÂ The ChronicleÂ yesterday,
The company supports the thrust of the local government towards promoting eco-tourism and the resort features local craftsmanship including the heavy use of raffia in the interiors. The overall architectural design of the property reflects the laidback ambiance that is distinctive of the island. General Manager Lanticse also revealed that of the resortâ€™s 180 employees, ninety five percent are locally-hired and comes from Bohol.
With the soft opening, guests can now enjoy a full range of modern amenities and facilities designed to make each stay a unique and personalized experience as 189 rooms are now ready for occupancy, namely: Deluxe, Deluxe Aqua (with pool view) and Deluxe Oceana (with sea view) and Oceana Suites, having sea view with living room, pantry and a working station.
The Villas at Be Grand Resort, Bohol will be open in time for the grand launch. It features 19 villas, with one bedroom or 2-bedrooms, ideally secluded and very private, connected by a lagoon-like exclusive pool and with a sunken bar.
The resort has five signature restaurants and bars, each offering a unique dining experience. The Food Hall located just below the main lobby serves diners ala carte and has an expansive menu with impeccable presentation. It has also private rooms for intimate gatherings or meetings. Another food outlet, The Bridge, offers a casual cafÃ© dining experience on the waterâ€™s edge being situated at the center of the pool. Al-fresco dining by the beach with the resortâ€™s signature seafood grills can be had at the Monkey Bar by the beach and garden area.Â Â The Lune is an open dining area at the roof deck of the main building, which is perfect for relaxing in the late afternoon or evening. An exclusive dining experience is afforded at The Boathouse; the signature restaurant at The Villas, which follows the Fresh Table philosophy.
All the restaurants, except The Boathouse, are now open even for walk-in guests.