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Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

Since our family relocated in Panglao, Bohol, we spend most of our time exploring other places of the province. Luckily, we found this home in Loon area. The place is best for those who wishes to just stay there and relax as it has a homey feel and since it is located in a remote location, it is very quiet. But make sure to have everything you need as again, it is quite far from everything else.

They have a small beach but not sure if it is swimmable as it was low tide when we got there. I also saw a few kayaks but it was not on the beach area so again, not sure if guests could use them. The pool is big enough and nice.

The restaurant and lobby has a homey feel. I would only suggest that it would be better if they have some board games to play with while guests are there. The place is also ideal for families but it would be nice also if they have some toys (sand toys would be enough maybe) as they do not have a kids play area.

The room is small but nice. 2nd floor has a greater view. I would recommend windowscreens so we could open the big windows if guests opt for fresh air especially in the morning. A few attentions are needed though like the bathroom fixtures, our bidet fell of the floor without any of us touching it. The toilet flush also took a long time before refilling. But the coffee making facilities are nice too! I also suggest that if the guests already book in advance the extra person, it would be nice if they have a set-up for three already so the guests don't have to ask from time to time.

Lastly, I would like to commend a few people who who showed exceptional service during our stay. Gina of the Front Desk was very helpful with all our needs and inquiries. She even extended us a discount right away when we asked for local residents rate. Unlike when we called through the phone, we were told by another girl that she will have it approved by the GM first. Until the time that we arrived, she still has no feedback. But she was nice on handling our booking. :) Eric from the restaurant was excellent! My husband had a problem with his stomache and since there was no gatorade available in their menu, he first offered nearby stores since we have a car of our own. But after a while, he went back and offered that they will just be the one to buy. And we were very thankful of that! Richard from the Housekeeping for buying tge gatorade, my husband felt better after that! :)

Overall, the place is recommendable and we will still consider going back here. If they work on some of my suggestions, for sure many families/couples who were just looking for a place to chill will go to this place! :)

Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Traveled with family
2  Thank SweetVndy15
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Reviewed September 3, 2017

The food is OK, but servings are not generous. The island is awash with coconuts but none were available; only canned fruit drinks (apart from a lemonade which we discovered later). In many resorts the coconut "buko" juice is a complimentary welcome drink. The dining area is a long open room trying to give the appearance of an Oceanic long-house, but which, in fact, appeared more cathedral like. In the evening, the mosquitoes in the restaurant were vicious.

The room had no window that could be opened and the smell of cigarettes was ingrained in the wood and curtains. At the barest touch the hair dryer, which was positioned directly above the bathroom basin, collapsed, receptacle and all, into the basin. This could have been very dangerous, but we were saved by the fact that the tap in the basin was blocked and there as no water.

There is almost no beach but there is a large pool, although largely lacking in shade. The pool, complete with pool-side music and kids, was well underway by 7.30 am.

Upon arrival, all three of us checked in, and the room was paid for in full and a receipt issued. At checkout time an additional amount of P. 1,500 was added to the bill for the third person, despite having already been paid for. This was unpleasant and unnecessary.

Date of stay: August 2017
1  Thank Peter C
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Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

Went there as a walk-in client. I loved the place! Clean shower area and comfort room. Staffs are accomodating but they need to be more friendly and smile. That day I don't see a lifeguard on duty. Would love to visit again soon.

Date of stay: May 2017
Trip type: Traveled with family
2  Thank AnnKarenC
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Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

This resort is more likely private. You can just dine, stay or swim. Dine no entrance fee, swimming EF is 300/head. Nice place. Good ambiance. The pool is just 5ft deep at the middle.

Mode of transportation: I advise to rent a van/car or use your private car.

Food is delicious.

I think this is a good place to celebrate some events. :)

they don't have cakes for surprise bdays but slice cakes are available there for dessert purpose, I advise you to bring your own cake and candles for bday celebrations.

Date of stay: December 2016
Trip type: Traveled with friends
1  Thank May S
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Reviewed August 12, 2016

If you visit, you will pick up on the poor service; however, the quality of the facility is nice, modern with a native theme. Food is local cuisine and not local priced, tourist priced. BOFFO is actually located on Sandingan Island off of Bohol. Sandingan Island is connected to Bohol island with a causeway that is about two kilometers long that starts just after Moalong Bridge which is still under construction, but passable. After reaching the intersection of the causeway and Sandingan Island, turn left and the resort will be an additional 1 kilometer on the left, just before Basdio beach entrance. Other than a few local videoke nipa stands, Sandingan does not currently have any other tourist attractions. If you are wanting to see other parts of Bohol, transportation will have to be coordinated (plan in advance), which is normally high for tourist on the island. It is a nice place to stay if you want to be away from everything and don't plan on seeing the rest of Bohol. They do have security, although Sandingan Island is very safe, and possibly soon around October, a dive resort will offer some variety of outdoor activity. Currently Sandingan Island's main road that circles the island is under construction towards Mocpoc port which takes you to Cabilao Island that is only reachable by boat. Water and electricity on Sandingan Island has been regular for the last few months but BOFFO does have backup facilities. Once an attraction is present on the island other than BOFFO it would be much more nice of a stay as there are no bike rentals, no motorcycle rentals, and no car rentals, no restaurants (besides the food offered at BOFFO) no souvenir shops either. A trip to Tagbilaran City where there is shopping will be 2 hours round trip (travel time only) and normal vehicle hire starts at 3500 pesos daily in Loon (there are no vehicle rentals that is just working out a deal with some local owner). A Habal Habal to Loon Market from BOFFO is 25 Php per passenger; however, once you are identified as a tourist, the drivers will try to quote you a price around 200 - 300 pesos depending on how naive they think you are. Occasionally you can find a trike, if you want a taxi, it will be expensive because it is probably coming from Tagbilaran City and you will pay the cost of traveling 35 kilometers to Loon before the meter charge to where you are going, so plan transportation ahead. If you want to relax and not be bothered, this is the upside of BOFFO, no panhandlers and the island itself is pretty quiet, even a stroll around the island at night is safe, not well lit, but very safe place for tourist. There are native monitor lizards that are wild and can occasionally be seen, along with a crystal clear ocean with a variety of marine life that can be seen with snorkel gear.

Room tip: there are only 10 rooms to choose from
Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Mark W
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