Donatela Hotel in Panglao.
Hi babes! How are you? We are great, just flew in to Dubai for a few days, after a great trip to the Philippines. One of our favorite places to visit was for sure Panglao, and especially the Donatela Hotel. We had such a great time. The hotel was built with nature in mind, and you experience that everywhere around you. Nestled in a natural landscape of 7,5 hectare of botanical gardens, the private villas are a dream ❤ They are designed to give privacy, luxury and space for the guests, and they for sure do. Each villa has it’s own private garden, and we have for sure used it. One of the afternoons we decided to have a long picnic with lots of food. The staff was very happy to help us with the set up and arranged all the food. There were pastries, fresh fruit, sandwiches and a fresh coconut ❤ For sure one of our favorite afternoons in the Philippines. We also really like the design of the villas. It is based on the traditional Ifugao Tribal House concept found in the northern part of the Philippines, which gives a really cozy natural touch to the resort.
Since few of the villas has it’s own private pool (!), the main pool was not crowded at all during our stay. We had so many chances to be absolutely alone at the huge pool, with a bar and very good wifi ❤ While chilling at the pool, you hear lots of great birds. We walked around the property to see where the noises came from, and we found a mini zoo ❤ With lots of rescued animals, as cats, a bearcat, parrots and lots of other birds. Really awesome!
When you are visiting Panglao, you guys need to check out Donatela Hotel. The resort also boasts a fine dining restaurant, wine room, and a variety of activities, such as horseback riding, and spa treatments, apart form the tours and attractions of the island.