Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa in Panglao Island Showcases Filipino Heritage with Luxurious Rooms
Panglao Island offers a unique escape rarely seen even in the Philippines: it combines the serenity of a secluded island with a slowly ramping up nightlife.
There are several resorts on the island, yet one resort has had expats coming back and even extending their stay: Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE VIEWS. Eskaya may be one of only two resorts to offer the highest of high class in Panglao Island, but the views are something else.
Eskaya is a romantic getaway nestled along one of Panglao’s shorelines. A showcase of genuine Filipino architecture, heritage, and culture awaits guests once they check into one of its 24 luxurious private pool villas.
They don’t compromise on anything, as even your interiors are 100% Filipino, though they will be putting up more Western accommodations in the coming months.
OUTSIDE BALAI DATU. Also known as the Presidential Villa, it’s the cream of the crop for Eskaya.
The views you’ll get at Eskaya are some of the best on the island. Simply step out onto your balcony and be treated to either a relaxing view of their gardens or a stunning view of the sea.
From the “simplest” Deluxe Villa all the way to the uber-luxurious Balai Datu or Presidential Villa, you’ll definitely feel spoiled with personalized service every step of the way.
RELAXATION TAKEN TO THE NEXT LEVEL. Combine an uber-relaxing spa treatment with the views at Eskaya and you get paradise.
Going in-depth at Eskaya
Eskaya’s Deluxe Villa with private pool ($530+/night) offers you a choice of the landscape to wake up upon, whether it be the sea view, the garden view, or the creek view you are looking for. It accommodates a maximum of 3 guests in total.
Deluxe Villa with private pool ($530+/night)
Their Infinity Villa ($730+/night), on the other hand, also has its own private infinity pool to go with a one of a kind sea view.
For those looking for a bigger accommodation, stay in Eskaya’s Grand Villas ($960+/night) either with a garden view with a private pool or the sea view. These villas can accommodate up to 6 guests in total!
Large families need not worry as well, for Eskaya offers you the Balai Banai ($1,890) in front of the beach which can accommodate up to 8 guests and the Balai Banai 2 Family Villa with a garden view and a private pool which can rest up a maximum of 15 guests.
Family Villa guestroom
Finally, for what can be the most luxurious stay at Eskaya, give Balai Datu Presidential Villa a try, with the inclusion of daily cocktails at Lantawan Restaurant, Bohol Countryside Tour, and exclusive butler service for its guests.
Balai Datu Presidential Villa ($3,290+/night)
Looking for your next meal?
No need to head downtown for a nice dinner since Lantawan Restaurant, their in-house restaurant, a short walk away from your villa. Lantawan is the in-house restaurant of Eskaya, offering the best international dishes with re-imagined Filipino best-sellers, all in an enticing view of the sea.
AL FRESCO. Enjoy good food with fantastic views at Lantawan Restaurant.
Slow-Roasted Pork Belly (Php 440)
Kani Mango Salad (Php 440)
Surf & Turf (Php 715)
Binagoongang Lechon Kawali (Php 385)
Mango Creme Brulee (Php 275)
So for a luxurious stay at Panglao Island, stay at Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa!
How to get here:
- By private car: From the Panglao Island Circumferential Road, turn right after 500 kilometers to reach Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa.
- By public transport: From anywhere in Panglao Island, ride the tricycle which will cost you from Php 150 to Php 200, depending on your distance to the resort.
Address: Brgy. Tawala, Panglao Island, Bohol
Contact: 038-502-9516 / 0917-552-4077
Check in: 2 p.m. / Check out: 12 p.m.
A version of this appeared in Philippine Primer Japanese (Vol. 105) and English (Vol. 16) magazines.