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Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club Yearbook Features Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa

Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa

Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa is featured in Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club Yearbook for 2015, joining a selected and few luxurious resorts selected all over the world for their opulence and elegance that befits royals.

The resort located in Panglao Island in Bohol is the only Filipino luxury resort featured in the 444-page glossy coffee table book published to mark the 90th anniversary of one Rolls-Royce’s most revered cars – the Phantom.

The book explores the origins of the Phantom, as well as the stories and personalities that go to make it the “best car in world” to this day. It also includes stories about the best luxury hotels, resorts and hotspots in the world; elegant fashion and fragrances; stylish dwellings and living spaces; essentials for globetrotting; finest jewelries; most sumptuous food and drink.

“Eskaya is a good fit for Roll-Royce. They are both the embodiment of luxury and opulence,” said Richard Lim Jr., Eskaya’s managing director.

Eskaya is in a good company. The book also listed 24 other luxury resorts and hot spots in the world such as Dhara Dhevi Chang Mai in Thailand, Four Seasons Resort Mauritius in Mauritius, Hotel Quinta do Lago in Portugal, The Mulia Resorts & Villas in Indonesia, and Park Hyatt in Maldives.

Lim said Eskaya has been selected to be part of the book because it is very active in the European market, luring a lot of holidaymakers from the continent into its white, powdery shores regularly.

“We are very honored to be associated with Rolls-Royce. Eskaya’s inclusion in the book will help attract more high-end guests – especially the Phantom car enthusiasts worldwide,” said Lim.

Rolls-Royce 2015 Yearbook

Eskaya’s membership in the Small Luxury Hotels (SLH), an organization based in UK, also helped the Bohol-based resort clinch a place in the coffee table book. Eskaya is one of only four luxury hotels from the Philippines that’s a member of SLH, which groups together more than 520 hotels in over 80 countries.

Eskaya sits on a 16-hectare facility in Panglao Island that boasts of private villas and swimming pools amid lush mountains and crystal-clear beaches.

Most of the villas have their own private pool, outdoor showers and whirlpool tubs, and a stunning view of the endless sea and sky, all blue and white all year round, especially during the summer season.

The resort also has an infinity pool, swim-up bar, mini library, and for the sport enthusiasts, facilities for beach volleyball, badminton, water sports and scuba diving. For those who want utmost pampering, its Handuraw Spa offers traditional Filipino and Asian spa treatments.

The Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club is an international organization of owners and admirers of Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars.

The 2015 yearbook is written by Rolls-Royce experts and motoring journalists.

In Photos: Highlights of the 1st Mt. Isarog CamSur Enduro Lite Challenge

The 1st Mt. Isarog Camarines Sur Enduro Lite Challenge happened last January 25, 2015. The program and awarding ceremony was held at Penafrancia Resort, Carolina, Naga City.

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Camarines Sur: Our Itineraries in Photos

Work on holidays and offset it on the perfect time. That’s exactly what I did to have a fun-filled weekend in the province of Camarines Sur. With friends from the blogging community and other amazing people, altogether we chased waterfalls, visited heritage/historic sites, ate great food and met new friends. So to give you a preview of our CAMSUR trip, here’s our itineraries in photos from January 23 to 26.

1. The Naga Manor: our home in Naga City.

2 Naga Manor

2. Chasing the easy-to-reach and mesmerizing Nalalata Falls.

4 Nalalata Falls

3. Rappelling at Nalalata Falls. Do it like a lizard or Australian style for more excitement and adrenaline rush.

5 Nalalata Falls
Photo by Kara Santos

4. Dinner at Calle Barlin, an ancestral house turned into hostel and restaurant)

5 Calle Barlin

5. Dropped by Penafrancia Resort. This is where we enjoyed the playground’s merry-go-round/spinning wheel.

6 Penafrancia Resort

6. Visited Hacienda de Naga. Pili shake, Karitela ride and zipline were the best combo.

7 Hacienda De Naga

7. Unique handcrafted accessories made of pili nuts only at Tints and Tones Fashion Crafts.

8 Tints and Tones Fashion Crafts

8. TIWHHADA’s Handicrafts made of water hyacinth.

9 TIWHHADA

9. Lunch at Woodstone Kitchen and Bar, newly-opened restaurant but definitely serving some of the bests in Bicol.

10 Woodstone

10. Trekked the beautiful cascading Engkanto waterfalls.

11 Engkanto Falls

11. Tried a bowl of Kinalas for the first time.

12 Kinalas

12. Dinner at Bob Marlin.

13 Bob Marlin

13. Went back at Woodstone to try their Chili Choco Coffee Beer Cocktail.

14 Chili Choco Coffee Beer Cocktail

14. Morning walk up to the starting point of 1st Mt. Isarog Enduro Lite Challenge, a cycling event.

15 Isarog Trek

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15. The 1st Mt. Isarog Enduro Lite Challenge. Wish I tried this one.

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16. Lunch at Naga Garden Restaurant and tried their best-sellers, FRIED SIOPAO at MAMI.

17 Naga Garden Restaurant

17. Dinner at Flavour Gastronomica where almost all the ingredients in the menu are freshly-picked from their farm according to Chef Gerald.

18 Flavour Gastronomica

18. Tried Turkish Coffee at Arabica. Love the vibe here.

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19. Midnight “sweet escape” at Red Platter. Their choco dome is irresistable.

21 Red Platter

20. Interesting stories and architectures during the heritage tour at Libmaan.

19 Libmanan

21. Forget sand beaches for now, the pebbled beach of Minalabac is also unbelievably interesting.

22 Minasacan

22. Aside from Bagolatao, there’s Bagapuso peak where you can watch the stunning sunset.

24 Bagupuso

23. Around Bagapuso Peak is a marine sanctuary.

23 Marine Sanctuary

24. Dinner at Chef Doy’s Gourmet Restaurant. I recommend to try their “laing” and “dinuguan”.

23 Chef Doy Gourmet Restaurant

So there, more stories and photos will be featured here soon. So please go back.

Thank you so much Naga City Arts, Culture and Tourism Office, Kaddlagan Outdoor Shop and Services, LGU of Libmanan, LGU of Minasacan.

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