Someone once said that, “A vacation is like love - anticipated with pleasure, experienced with comfort and remembered with nostalgia” This somehow describes a trip to Eskaya. Upon seeing the lush scenery, the clear blue sea, the white sand that expands for up to 5 kms and the world class amenities, it makes you think that anything is possible. Anything can happen. And it's the thrill that makes it all the more interesting. I would have to say that the place is definitely one for those who want to rest, relax, rebuild and bond on their vacation. People who are tired of the Boracay night scene should definitely head on to Eskaya, Bohol. I see it as a place for a honeymoon/couple's retreat or a family vacation, in a sense that it was built more for those who are searching for something more... For those who wander from place to place, craving for the marvelous.
Leonardo Di Caprio in this epic movie, 'The Beach' once said: "Trust me, its paradise. This is where the hungry come to feed. For mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven't tried before. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It's probably worth it." While the Eskaya experience didn’t hurt one bit at all, I have to say it was definitely worth it, every second of it. The accommodations exceed expectations and well, the resort, to put it mildly is simply just heavenly. Paradise in every sense of the word. There are five choices of villa types to choose from which are, specifically, Balai Villas Type 1,2 and 3, Balai Banai Family Villa and Balai Datu Presidential Suite. Each villa caters specifically to a vacationer’s specific need and expectation from the getaway, each equipped with specific amenities to fit what you had in mind for you vacation.. Aside from these, each villa is equipped with its own whirlpool Jacuzzi, and an Eskaya accommodation entitles its guests to free airport transfers, access to the infinity pool with swim-up bar and kiddie pool (a major attraction of the resort), free wifi services and complimentary use of pedal boat, mountain bike, board games, table tennis & DVD rental from the resort.
In terms of dining, the resort offers world class fare prepared by its well trained staff and served by its main restaurant, the Lantawan Restaurant. Guests may opt to dine in the warm ambiance of the air-conditioned restaurant but the resort also offers dining in-villa for those who prefer fuss free and more private meals. Also, by request, guests may opt to dine al fresco via a poolside bbq, under the moon and stars at a seaview deck romantic setting or a more casual bonfire setting by the beach.
If all these are still not enough to convince you that Eskaya truly is a paradise on its own, perhaps the resort’s pièce de résistance, the Handuraw Spa’s top-notch amenities and spa services will seal the deal. Situated on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful Bohol Sea, the spa’s experienced, dedicated and professional therapists are there to pamper and soothe your tired stressed out muscles with a fusion of Asian spa treatments and rich traditional Western spa rituals which will make you feel invigorated and refreshed, for a truly soothing getaway.
If only the walls of Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa could talk, it would probably boast that it invented BLISS. SOLITUDE. PASSION. SERENITY. SOLACE. As for paradise, it’s how you feel for a moment in your life when you're a part of something, and if you find that moment... it lasts forever...
And in Eskaya… the moments will definitely last forever.
Till the next destination vacation!
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