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Popular Bohol Beach Resorts

Updated on April 16, 2013

Tropical Island Paradise

Bohol in the Philippines is one of the major tourist-drawers in this tropical tourist destination. Aside from its world-famous Chocolate Hills, Bohol is known for its tropical beaches particularly in Panglao Island. This is one major reason why foreign and local tourists flock to this island all year round. The beautiful beaches offer a quite respite miles away from the city life. Tourists chose Bohol to unwind and spend some time to renew the mind and body in any of its beautiful beach resorts. Check out this list as a reference for your travel to this tropical island paradise.

Bohol beach in the central Philippines (Image protected with Attribution License)
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Alona Beach

Alona Beach, characterized by an 800-meter stretch of coral white sand shore is the most popular beach in Panglao Island in Bohol. It is the most developed beach area dotted with busy resorts and hotels thought not as crowded as in Boracay.

Alona beach is characterized by some rocky areas and sea urchins, those black spiky creatures are in abundance. Nevertheless, the varied beach activities in this island will fill up your schedule and make your stay worthwhile.

For spelunking enthusiasts, there are beautiful caves worth checking off Alona beach. Diving aficionados and snorkeling lovers will not be left out because a few hundred meters off the coast is a reef home to reefs with abundant fish population. Dive resorts can also be found in this area.

Alona Beach is home to the following resorts:

  • Alona Hidden Dream
  • Alona Kew
  • Alona Palm Beach Resort
  • Alona Tropical Beach Resort
  • Alona Vida Beach Resort
  • Alona Ville Resort
  • Amorita Resort
  • Aquatica Beach Resort
  • Beach Rock Resort
  • Bohol Divers Resort
  • Lost Horizon Beach Resort
  • Linaw Beach Resort

beach fronting Linaw Resort in Panglao
beach fronting Linaw Resort in Panglao | Source

Bikini Beach

Bikini Beach is a small beach located in Dauis about eight (8) kilometers away from the city of Tagbilaran. The area is frequented by locals and families to spend quality time during weekends. Picnics are common in this beach. There are no major resorts in this area as of this moment but there are cottages, tables and chairs which can be rented at a minimal cost.

Bolod Beach

Also located in Panglao Island is Bolod beach which boasts of the longest shoreline. It has about 1.5 kilometer stretch of fine white sand. This area is a couple of kilometers away from Alona Beach. It is a public beach and expect it to be crowded during the weekends. There are available huts and cottages in the area which can be rented for at least P150 (2009 prices) during the day and night swimming is allowed.

Doljo Beach

Doljo beach is likewise located in Panglao Island, near another beach (Momo). This part is free from sea grasses hence ideal for swimming. The upscale Ananyana Resort is likewise located in Doljo beach. One may rent private huts and cottages at minimal fees.

Dumaluan Beach

Dumaluan Beach is located in the more quite tip of the Panglao island. Located more than 2 kilometers way from Alona beach, it is a perfect location for divers. Dumaluan takes pride in its unique reef and coral rock formations. By renting out a banca, one may be even be lucky to get a glimpse of dolphins or whales off its coast.

Accommodations are available for a few days stay with Bohol Beach Club and Dumaluan Resort.

Momo Beach

Momo beach is located in the secluded part of Panglao island. Though shallow and still undeveloped, be enthralled by its clear blue waters. Since there are no cottages and tables for rent, visitors would have to make do with camping-style outing.


Top 10 Resorts (Trip Advisor)

To give you more ideas on what resorts to go to in Bohol, here are some of those who made it on the top 10 based on customer reviews and feedback from a popular travel site, Trip Advisor:

  • Amorita Resort (located in the sea side cliff of Alona beach)
  • Alona Golden Palm Resort (Alona beach)
  • Amarela Resort
  • Oasis Resort
  • Flower Garden Resort
  • Panglao Regents Park Resort
  • Hennan Resort
  • Ananyana Beach Resort & Spa
  • Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa
  • Panglao Island Nature Resort

Note that some of the island's pricier resorts are in the list. This is not surprising since the list was culled based on customer reviews based on the quality of accommodation, experience, and customer service in these beach resorts.

*Last updated on December 2012

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      Gei Moore 5 years ago from Pilipinas

      Hi jpcmc!Good to know you are planning to visit Bohol. You will definitely have a good time in the island and I'm sure it will be a different experience. Thanks for liking this hub. Make sure to visit the countryside of Bohol also.

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      JP Carlos 5 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      This is great. My wife and I have been planning to go to Bohol. But we just can't seem to get the timing right. We love to swim and snorkel and Bohol is a wonderful place for such activities. Your list will help us make our plans easier. Thanks.

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      Gei Moore 5 years ago from Pilipinas

      Thanks tips101! Bohol is really a tropical paradise and I'm so glad to be visiting it again this summer. I hope a lot of tourist will discover its beauty.

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      tips101 5 years ago from Canada

      Bohol how I miss Philippines great article

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      Gei Moore 5 years ago from Pilipinas

      Thanks lone77star for sharing that lovely story. Baclayon church is indeed one of the oldest church and a very historical one, a must-see for any traveller visiting Bohol. I hope you can find time to visit again, maybe for your anniversary?

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      Rod Martin Jr 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      It's beautiful. My wife and I were married at Baclayon Church and honeymooned at Ananyana Beach Resort on Panglao. We're looking forward to going back to Ananyana -- simple elegance.

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      Brittany Kennedy 5 years ago from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

      No problem! I can't wait to visit. I'm from Hawaii and always wanted to visit the Philippines. Looks like a beautiful place.

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      Gei Moore 5 years ago from Pilipinas

      hi Brittany!Bohol is in the Philippines, it has a resort island called Panglao. Hope you can come visit. Thanks for liking.

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      Brittany Kennedy 5 years ago from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

      To be honest, I have never heard of the Bohol Islands, but now I want to see them! I can't wait to visit Dumaluan Beach. It sounds amazing. Great work on this hub. I love the photos! Great work, thanks for posting, voted up, etc.