North Zen in Panglao Island Brings Forth Boholano Artistry to Its Villas
North Zen Villas has gained the attention of vacationers from all around the Philippines with its bamboo walk, surrounded by mangrove trees that seemed to reach out and shield you from the clamors of the world. Little did we know that North Zen Villas is also home to many fruits of greatness– from its people, food, and restful areas.
The bamboo walk allows North Zen’s guests to pause from their routine and just enjoy nature.
Mangrove Viewing Deck
From the warm people smiling up to you to give you the most hospitable welcome, to the resort’s pleasing and refreshing ambiance, North Zen Villas in Brgy. Doljo, Panglao Island may just be the tropical paradise that embodies the true identity of Bohol.
Let beautiful smiles and friendly faces welcome you at North Zen Villas!
Described as the place where a soulful getaway experience can be achieved, North Zen Villas aims to refresh each and every guest from their wide, relaxing swimming pool surrounded by palm trees to give you shade, to their collection of tastefully designed accommodations.
North Zen’s pool area is surrounded by their luxurious villas, making it accessible for guests.
What’s more, is that North Zen incorporated Boholano artistry in their every villa by including materials such as Amakan or woven bamboo in its walls. The Hispanic heritage of the Philippines was also exhibited in each villa by using the Callado artful design attached to each roof.
The Callado pattern on its roof gives a sophisticated touch to the villas.
The ceiling inside each villa also has touches of the raffia mat made of palms weaved in the municipality of Tubigon in Bohol. The tiles also take the Machuca pattern from Cebu, while the walls hold a random pattern from the workers’ very own hands, complementing the overall design of each accommodation.
All these details work together to blend in the heritage of Bohol, making North Zen Villas as Bohol’s very own pride and joy.
For a relaxing stay on the island, you might want to take a well-meaning rest inside their Zen Deluxe with its 2 double beds which can be converted to one super king bed. It has a bathroom with a bathtub and an outdoor garden view.
Zen Deluxe (Php 13,000/night)
North Zen’s air-conditioned Zen Suite also holds an appeal, ideal for couples who want to enjoy a cozy living room together.
Zen Suite (Php 18,000/night)/ IMAGE North Zen Villas
Finally, their Zen Villas (Php 28,000/night) good for 4 people with its 2 semi-double beds and 1 super king bed, gives off a whole new offering with a dining room to boot.
Zen Villa’s Master Bedroom
Zen Villa’s semi-double beds
Their villas also offer you the luxury of a bathtub to soothe you at the end of the day.
Reviving the Zenses + SEADS
North Zen Villas may be a new resort in the island, but its world-class quality speaks a timeless appeal to Panglao’s visitors with its Zenses which offers you a serene escape from the stresses of the mind, body, and soul.
Zenses aims to revive your senses and offer you an escape from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
You may also try to get a spa treatment at North Zen’s Mangrove Spa along the bamboo walk!
What’s more is that North Zen also offers a healthy alternative with their seafood dishes combined with farm-to-table ingredients through their in-house restaurant, SEADS!
Try SEADS’ Healthy Blends for a refreshing treat to counter Panglao’s heat!
So, if you want to truly hide from the clamors of Manila, stay at North Zen Villas to revive and replenish your soul.
How to get here:
- By private car: From the new Bohol-Panglao International Airport, take the Dauis Panglao Road. From here, turn to Panglao Island Circumferential Road and go straight to Brgy. Doljo where you’ll see North Zen Villas’ mark on the road.
- By public transport: From any of your hotel in Panglao, Island, request for the front desk to contact a third-party tricycle ride to North Zen Villas. One tricycle ride costs Php 400.
This first appeared on Philippine Primer Japanese Magazine’s April 2019 issue.
Written by Chin Sanigan