My eldest daughter, Jyma Sciezka, turned 5 last May 29. Since she wants to have a swim in a swimming pool (she is tired of taking a dip in the sea), we travel more than an hour to grant her request. Someone suggested that we to try Badjang Spring in Valencia Bohol and we took her suggestion. The place is approximately 60 kilometers away from Panglao, Bohol. The travel was worth it because the place is kind of unique.
Badjang Spring has two swimming pools, one for the kids and the other one is for the adults. Both pools are filled with cold underground spring water. Aside from the pools, quests can also take a dip in the sea which is just on the other side of pools.
Notice the water running down to the pool? This is the underground spring water filling up the pool. When we arrived, the pool is not yet full. But it only took less than an hour to fill the entire pool because the water is so strong.
From the kid’s pool, you will notice that the sea is just few steps away.
And the mini falls! The water falling is too strong that if it hits your head, you would feel like you were stoned!
Badjang Spring opens at 8 am and closes at 5 pm. They don’t have rooms yet for overnight stay yet but probably in the near future because I saw an infrastructure that is almost complete. The entrance fee is Php 20 for guest who is 11 years old and above and Php 10 for kids. They don’t have a restaurant so you must bring your own food. The cottage we occupied cost Php 120. The bigger one is Php 150. I failed to check the small cottages around the adult’s pool. But if your group has no budget for the cottage, you can stay on the sides near the pool or near the sea. So affordable, right?!
Badjang Spring does not have much rules unlike other resorts. Guests are allowed to swim in shirt and shorts! You can eat near the pool. You can bathe (as in with soap and shampoo) and wash the dishes near the mini falls. For me, it would be better if they have a designated place where dishes can be washed. They have also comfort rooms which are not new but clean. Most of the faucets are broken so the water is continuously flowing. The water is also from the underground spring so my hint is that the faucets could not take the pressure of the water.
The staffs of Badjang Spring are friendly, except for the guard (not a good person to welcome the guests).
If you visit Bohol and have plenty of time, you may want to take a look at Badjang Spring.
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