The bee farm started off as a haven for Vicky Wallace and her husband, returning home from London where she lived and worked as nurse. A cancer diagnosis forced Vicky to re-evaluate her priorities and ahe decided to come home to her native Bohol where she pursued a lifestyle change to have less stress in life.
What started as a resthouse soon became a frequent place for friends to come and visit and a few huts were added to accommodate requests for overnight stays in the property.
Fast forward 11 years from 2004 and the place now boasts of gorgeous landscaped villas, an organic restaurant famous for serving flowers, a deli place where you can buy indigenous sweets made from cassava, pumpkin and other root crops, a home made ice cream joint, a gift shop that employs the locals, an herb garden and of course, honey that came from their own bee farm, hence the name of the restaurant.
They don’t have a beach front and if you want to go for a dip you have to go down the side of a cliff where they made some cabanas where you can lounge and jump right into the crystal clear waters.
They also arrange island hopping services and you can go to balicasag, the famous marine sanctuary for some snorkelling. You have to start early though as the trip back to the resort gets bumpy mid afternoon.
And as a bonus, the resort is situated on the southern-ish side of the island so you get to see a skewed view of both sunset and sunrise :–) just wake up early enough if you want to catch the rising sun.