Are "Chocolate Hills" Real? Let's Find Out! MY FIRST TIME in BOHOL, Philippines | PART 1

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BOHOL, PHILIPPINES
My First Time Visiting Awesome Bohol!


July 2017-- I ~finally~ visited Cebu's neighbouring island in the Visayas-- BOHOL! My Aunt and Uncle, together with their three lovely and cutie children, went here to the Philippines for a quick visit. Their family has been residing in the United States for awhile, and they sometimes visit the Philippines for a summer vacation. This was one of their visits. They have decided to go to Bohol, since their three kiddos have never been there. We were invited by our Aunt and Uncle to tag along so that it would be a more lively trip. I was so thrilled that I got an invite, I'd tell you that! I've been wanting to go to Bohol but there seemed a never good time to go. At that time I said to myself: And now.... Wow. Here it is! I can finally visit Bohol and cross it off my bucketlist!


CHOCOLATE HILLS
It is even better in person than in the postcard photos!


I was so excited to see the "famous Chocolate Hills" in person! I have always seen these hills on postcards and photos, as they are a trademark for Bohol. I finally got to see it face-to-face! The tourist guide told us that: In the 'dry season or during the summer heat, the hills get the darker, chocolate-tinted colours, thus its name. If it is gloomy or rainy, the hills are a lush green hue.

Chocolate Hills in Bohol is a famed tourist attraction in the Philippines which continues to draw attention for its unique and majestic characteristics. There are more than 1,000 symmetrical mounds, conical and dome-shaped that most people liken them to Hershey's Kisses Info from 2021 Chocolate Hills Guide.

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PHOTOS WITH THE KIDDOS:

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BOHOL BEE FARM
and their ultra-famous yummy Ice Cream!


Our tour guide said that a visit to Bohol won't be complete without visiting the famous Bohol Bee Farm! We went there and bought and ate the bestseller food for tourists-- ice cream! Their ice cream is homemade and made of fresh ingredients that's why they taste so good. Sadly we were not able to visit the bees because apparently, it was not a good time when we came (that was why I was determined to go back, and yehey I was able to, and I will post another blog about my Part 2 Bohol experience!).

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On the photo: Ate Bles, Jannela, Ate Joycie @morenatravels, me and KC.🍧

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MAN-MADE FOREST and SAGBAYAN PEAK
Nature Tree-rapy!


It was my first time to see a man-made forest! I was overwhelmed by all the tall trees surrounding me, and I felt like a tiny dot in this big universe. There is something about trees and the greenery that somehow soothes and relaxes me.

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We quickly stopped by Sagbayan Peak. I was not able to explore the place because of some circumstances. (During my second visit, I was able to really go around and about this place, I hope you'll stay tuned for my Bohol Part 2 blog post).

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HENANN RESORT
Alona Beach, Bohol


For me, this resort is the best place to be whenever you want to enjoy your stay in Bohol to the fullest! The place is huge and their buffet food selections are vast and not to mention, really really delicious. On top of that, the resort staff were all warm and friendly and quick to assist, too. (Disclaimer: This is not a paid post. I am recommending this resort because I had a great time!)

QUICK FACTS and HOTEL DETAILS:
ADDRESS: Alona Beach Rd, Panglao, 6340 Bohol
Set on 7 hectares of tropical grounds along Alona Beach, this upscale resort is 6 km from the Nova Shell Museum and 21 km from Tagbilaran Airport.
Featuring sitting areas and balconies, the island-style rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat screens and minifridges, along with tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms offer pool access. Suites include Nespresso machines, and living areas or separate living/dining rooms; some have sea views. Villas add private pools.
Breakfast is included. Drinking and dining options include a fine-dining restaurant, a buffet and several bars (3 poolside). There are 3 outdoor pools, plus a private beach area, a gym and a spa. You may check their Official Website for more details!

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HENANN RESORT
Rainy Day Photos | Night Photos


It rained the whole afternoon on our second day. Despite the rain, we still went to the swimming pool and enjoyed the fog and the view of the beach. It was a lovely experience.

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The Island of Bohol!
Night Photos


I loved the experience! I surely enjoyed our 3 days & 2 nights stay on this beautiful small island!

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On the photo: Me, KC @kcwonders, Andy, Ate Blessel, Janella, Tasha, Ate Gwen @gwenfinity, Auntie Marres holding Daniel and Uncle Rob.

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The face I make as I think of what to eat for our brunch buffet lol

Have you been to Bohol? How was it? Please do share in the comments below!😘

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