J&R Residence Anda is located in a very quiet area, away from busy tourist beaches. With only 5 rooms it is a small, but exclusive residence… Ideal for anyone wanting something special. Is this just what you have been looking for? Read on to find out…
The J&R Residence has 4 room types:
- The Beach Villa – 60 sqm, King Bed + option for an an extra bed
- The Family Studio – 70 sqm, King Size Bed and two Single Beds
- Ocean Front Apartments – 25 sqm, + 12 sqm Terrace. King Size Bed
- The Garden House – 36 sqm + 15 sqm Terrace. King Size Bed, option for an extra bed
Having 3 days to spend in Anda we were hesitating over which hotel to book… You know the feeling.. Which is is the best value when so many resorts are so similar. I had heard a few good things about J&R Residence so we thought we would give it a try. I am glad we did as the location was good, the food was great and the hospitality was amazing. The owners, Jilo and Ralph (J&R) are one of the most charming and helpful couples we have met. Their hospitality is far beyond anything similar, even at the 5 star resorts.
The residences are approx 2.5 hours from Tagbilaran airport which seems like a long drive but watching the beautiful countryside as we drove made the time pass faster.
From the moment we arrived the staggering beauty of the place was revealed. We had a Beach Villa residence and it was spacious, spotlessly clean, comfy bed, crisp linen, air con, mini bar but most of all… a fantastic view!
All of the residences are 12 meters above sea level which keeps you safe and also gives you a fantastic sea view. Directly below you have access to one of the most beautiful beaches in Bohol which is great for snorkeling. The Resort also offers great snorkeling tours with the Resort Cruiser.
Looking back at the photos we have here, they just do not do J & R Residence justice. The location is even more beautiful in real life. There is no TV, but who needs one. It is so quiet and peaceful. The outlook to the sea is very calming, especially from the pool. Our room was twenty paces from the bar and restaurant 🙂 Whilst they had music playing, it wasn’t loud at all.
They clean your room as soon as you wake up and breakfast is served anywhere you like on the property (beach, garden or restaurant). The owners will really look after you and make sure you have the best stay possible.
The accommodations are great. The place is immaculate. The help works non stop to keep the place beautiful.
J&R Residence Anda Review
“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” ― Marilyn Monroe
If you don’t just want to hang out by the pool like I did, you can opt to take the snorkeling and sunset tour and don’t be surprised when you see the owner himself (Ralph) skippering the boat as he did for us. This definitely adds a personal touch to the whole experience and made being here more like vacationing at the home of a close friend or family member.
They also offer some half day or whole day tours (which means you get the car and driver to take you to different locations). If you are more of an active person, you can rent scooters and bikes and kayaks and things like that. I wasn’t feeling very active so I spent my time lounging in various chairs and hammocks, enjoying a book and the sea breeze (LOL).
In the evenings we had dinner at the Seabreeze Restaurant and bar. Simply beautiful food and atmosphere. Everything we had was tasty and reasonably priced. The menu is a mix of J (Fiipino) and R (German) so you will find adobo, kinilaw, lechon but also sausages, schnitzel and wheat beer. We were very happy with everything and didn’t even consider going anywhere else for dinner. We had a lovely time chatting and having a drink at the bar with fellow hotel guests and our hosts.
J&R Residence Anda is not so much a hotel but more of a friendly welcoming home stay experience. Even though J&R is a hotel and has all the usual hotel amenities, nice pool, a/c, bar, restaurant etc it feels like you are staying with the owners, Ralph and Jilo.
We loved our stay here. Everything from the food in the restaurant to the wonderful and beautiful secluded white sand beach and swimming pool.