Just look at this view that greeted us when we arrived!
That's the view from our room, by the way. All we needed to do was look out our glass doors and we were instantly calmed by that azure horizon. I seriously wanted to wake up every morning to this!
My kids agree. Until now, they keep asking to go back to The Peacock Garden. That's how much we enjoyed our stay! My kids never ask to go back to anywhere (except places like Kidzoona and Active Fun) but with Peacock Garden, they ask to go back there nearly every day!
That's what my family enjoyed most—the privacy. Everything was so serene. Everything was so luxurious. I imagine this is how it feels like to live in a castle. Vast estate, manicured grounds, the most delicious food we've had in our life (and we've eaten in many fancy places), rooms outfitted in heavy, solid furniture, and dignified, attentive and discrete service. This hotel made us feel so grand.
And yet it also made us feel like we were just at home.
That's why my kids miss it so much!
But I still love it. I think it's even better than Sofitel's beds, which Sofitel is very proud of. The beds at Peacock Garden are impressive. That amazing mattress is couched in a huge and heavy, solid, wood-carved bed frame.
I know I'm waxing poetic but I love how the bed and the furniture and everything in the hotel actually is so far removed from the boring modern streamlined beiges of hotels nowadays. Everything was so old world and European. Just opulent!
See how comfy they are?
Anyway, here's Piero and me the next morning! Haha, I look so scary.
A stay at The Peacock Garden comes with free breakfast. While there is a buffet, you can order from the menu, since the buffet consisted mainly of breads, cold cuts, cereal and yogurt. If you wanted something hot from the kitchen, you order it.
Speaking of that table, it was another heavy hardwood piece. The chairs were embossed leather. The chandelier was large goblets of glass and gold. And there were peacocks everywhere—on sculptures, plates, furniture. I'll do a post on that! It was fun hunting for peacocks!
Okay, I have a gazillion more photos and stories about our Bohol adventure. For now, let me leave you with scenes from our stay that my husband Vince captured.
|Lady in the rain.|
|Koi swimming just beneath the rain-dappled surface.|
|Iñigo drawing on the condensation.|
|A bird and a goddess survey their kingdom.|
|Birds right outside our window.|
|I love this photo!|
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