Popular Bohol Beach Resorts
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 in the map
Bohol is one of the top 3 tourist destinations in the Philippines
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
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.
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 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 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 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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