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If you are planning to visit  Agusan del Norte, you can stay at the Ocean Bloom Beach Resort , a family-run boutique resort that fuses Me...

An Overnight Stay at Ocean Bloom Boutique Beach Resort

If you are planning to visit  Agusan del Norte, you can stay at the Ocean Bloom Beach Resort, a family-run boutique resort that fuses Mediterranean and rustic Filipino design. It's around 15 to 20 minutes drive from Butuan City airport ( Bancasi Airport ).

Located in the quite town of Buenavista, Ocean Bloom Beach Resort is one of the nice beach resorts in the province. It's a beach front resort that features spacious and comfy rooms, a main villa, an open air rooftop aptly named “Ocean View”, open cottages and a "Santorini" inspired structure.

I stayed in a Deluxe Room. From my door, I can the see the beautiful Santorini inspired structure with background of the open sea. The view is very relaxing. My air-conditioned room comes with queen size bed and a single bed with complete bedding, flat screen tv with cable channels, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker and wooden cabinet. The bathroom has shower facility, a spray bidet, fresh towels and complimentary toiletries. WIFI is only available in some areas.

The open cottages and beach area are open to all. Even you don't book a room, you can still enter the resort. Pay the entrance fee and you are allowed to go around. If you come with your family and friends, there are available rustic “Bamboo Houses” that can accommodate 10 pax each or “Open Cottages” for rent w/ a barbecue grill area.

Please be advised that their beach area has grayish sands and blue waters. It has simple yet serene beach area. It's a great place to chill especially when the weather is hot or during summer season.

At the moment, the resort has no restaurant. It's advisable to bring your own food. There's a "Karinderya" near the resort that sell Filipino dishes. There's also a mini store inside the resort that offers instant noodles, chips, juices, soda, bread and a lot more. 

For events, there are several open spaces such as the Lanai deck and extension, and the newly built “Love Dome”, that make the perfect setting for weddings, team buildings, reunions and other special occasions. The ‘Love Dome’ in particular, a Santorini-inspired structure with a circling veranda and large stage, has slowly become the landmark by which the resort is becoming famous for.

Overall, I love the serenity of the resort. It's far from the crowded city, pollution and traffic jam. I also love its green design and eco-friendly operations. Ocean Bloom Beach Resort  is surrounded with various types of flowers, plants and trees, as well as proper solid waste management/segregation, energy-saving light bulbs, naturally well-lit and well-ventilated rooms. 

Ocean Bloom Boutique Beach Resort
Location:Purok 4, Manapa, Buenavista, Agusan Del Norte, Philippines
Contact Number: 0918 449 0932
Email Address: oceanbloomphil@gmail.com