Oops… I did it in Panglao!





One thing I look for in any accommodation in a tropical paradise, it has to match the setting – simple, basic, unsophisticated yet comfy. Along the southern portion of Alona Beach in Panglao Island, Bohol sits a gem of a place for those who want to stick with a tight budget but don’t want to sacrifice comfort.  It is called Oops Cottages. The entrance to the facility is seemingly plain and simple, no extravagant arch and façade. A beautiful garden of palms, ornamental and flowering plants, vines and shrubs, and a serene fountain on a huge earthen basin welcomes everyone to the miniature nipa hut village, a typical Filipino countryside setting.

Oops Bar, Panglao Island, Bohol

The garden at the entrance to the Oops Cottages.

There are a number of single-detach and duplex bungalows, which have private porch, toilet and bath. And to preserve the ambiance, there are no air conditioning units. Only fans keep the room at the right temperature.

I was personally amazed by the solitude Oops Cottages can bring. Silence can be deafening (no television set) but absolutely relaxing and rejuvenating, something you cannot have in the city.

By the shore just before the entrance to the cottages is Oops Bar. This place is awesome. Its atmosphere has raised the standard along Alona Beach. Have a sip of your favorite drink or cocktail and enjoy the rest of the evening. I personally enjoyed playing Liar dice with my friends and a French guy named Lawrence who also stayed in one of the cottages. Guests who stay at Oops Cottages can avail 10 percent off on all food and drinks in the bar.

Oops Bar, Panglao Island, Bohol

Oops Bar at the Alona Beach.

For caffeine lovers, nothing beats Oops Beach Café’s freshly ground coffee and their wide array of delectable and luscious mini cakes. Like they say, “Oops coffee is best partnered with Oops cakes.” Just imagine sipping your fresh cup of coffee while watching the setting of the sun and the gentle sea breeze caressing your bare skin. Who can beat that?

How to Reach Oops Bar

From Tagbilaran, you can take a tricycle or rent a car to Barangay Tawala, Panglao. Upon reaching the beach, take a left towards the Alona Kew Resort and walk just a few meters more then you’ll reach Oops. You can always contact them through their cellphone number, 0920- 461-7895 if you somehow get lost though.

10 Reasons why this bar is called Oops

… Oops, I did it again!

… I fell over again!

… I missed my plane again!

… I forgot your name again!

… I farted and shit myself again!

… I made myself look pretty stupid again!

… I forget the suncream, now I’m a lobster again!

… I dropped my drink again!

… I forget where I live again!

… I just touched you with cigarette again (tomorrow it hurts)!

Oops Bar, Pangalao Island, Bohol

The ambiance of Oops Bar at night.

Oops Bar, Panglao Island, Bohol

Let’s play Liar Dice!

Oops Bar, Panglao Island, Bohol

The artistic lamps at the Oops Bar.

Oops Bar, Panglao Island, Bohol

Have a sip.

About Jakeson Florido

Jakeson Florido is working for a Fortune 500 company engaging in engineering and technology. Writing is his passion. Nature, culture and heritage conservation is his advocacy. He is a traveler wannabe and also speaks and writes in three major Philippine dialects.Follow him on twitter @myplanetph or his Facebook Fan Page My Planet Philippines. You can also find him at Google+.
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14 Responses to Oops… I did it in Panglao!

  1. oppss i wanna try that sooonn…

  2. Jan says:

    How can I book a room… unfortunately the webside broke down. Any contact details available?
    Thanks in advance

  3. amy says:

    Hello, was wondering if you have any other contact info for Oops Cafe. Their website is down and the mobile number above can’t be reached. I’m trying to pre-book a dinner for a group. Would appreciate any help. Thanks in advance!

  4. Oops I missed that bar when I went to Bohol last month. I should go there the next time :)

  5. Debbie says:

    Going to Bohol on August 24 with a lot of friends.

    I saw high ratings for oops bar. so I must try this.

    Thanks for the post.

    In your travels btw, where do you recommend for a honeymoon?

    debbieannecastro.blogspot.com

  6. jacque says:

    hi… we will go to bohol on November 12-14 does Oops bar arrange some countryside tours and panglao island tours? and how much the countryside tours and panglao tours? please reply..thank you very much… for you help..

  7. oliver says:

    Hey,
    do you have an email address for oops? I’m not in the Philippines and would like to ask them if they have rooms available this december.

    Thanks

  8. Hi Oliver,

    Just try this email address, info@oopsbar.com.ph.

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