Photos by Mithi Resort & Spa/Amun Ini Beach Resort & Spa
Bohol in the Visayas islands is one of the most visited destinations in the Philippines, mainly because of its many natural attractions. One of the most popular is the Chocolate Hills, which are over a thousand cone-shaped hills scattered over 50 square kilometers of land across three towns. Bohol is also famous for being the home of Philippine tarsiers, the smallest primate in the world.
History buffs will also appreciate Bohol's many heritage sites, including Baclayon Church, the second oldest stone church in the country, and the Blood Compact Marker, a bronze sculpture by National Artist and Boholano Napoleon Abueva that recreates the pact between Datu Sikatuna and General Miguel Lopez de Legazpi.
Bohol is also host to many stunning beaches, including Alona Beach, Bolod Beach, Doljo Beach, Dumaluan Beach, Libaong Beach, and Anda Beach. Most of these Bohol beaches can be found in either Panglao Island or the municipality of Anda. These beaches are famous for their fine sand and clear waters where you can spend the day swimming in or just lounging around.
If you want to maximize your trip to the province, staying at one of the many Bohol beach resorts is recommended so you can come home to a relaxing place after a day of exploring Bohol's tourist spots. To help you decide where to book, we’ve compiled this list of the best Bohol beach resorts and grouped them according to their beach area:
Alona Beach is arguably one of the most famous beaches in the province and is often included in most Bohol beach tours. Located in Barangay Tawala at the southwest tip of Panglao Island, the beach has fine white sand, clear turquoise waters that are perfect for swimming, and rocky cliffs. You’ll find many commercial establishments along the beach, including restaurants, bars, and some of the most popular Panglao Island beach resorts.
Photo by Henann Resort Alona Beach
Henann Resort Alona Beach is the biggest Panglao beach resort, with 400 accommodations spread out in its 6.5-hectare property. Staying here will give you direct access to their 120-meter beachfront, where you can spend the day lazing around in their beach loungers, savoring food and drinks from their Beach Pool Bar, or taking a dip in the cool beach waters.
If you prefer to swim in a pool, you can choose to do so in one of their three swimming pools, all of which have their own pool bars. You can also dine at any of its four dining outlets, work out at its gym and fitness center, or have a massage at the Kai Spa. Henann is also one of the Bohol resorts that is known to host big events, as it has the province’s largest convention center, which can host up to 1,000 guests.
Photo by Amorita Resort
Amorita Resort is one of the Bohol resorts Alona Beach is famous for, thanks in part to its tranquil location, luxurious accommodations, and world-class service. Located in a secluded limestone cliff at the edge of Alona Beach, Amorita resort is perfect for those looking for a quiet and private retreat.
The resort has two stunning infinity pools, but should you wish to swim in the sea, Alona Beach is accessible through a staircase. Because of its location, you will likely find fewer people here compared to the other areas of the beach. For an even more special experience, you can book your own villa that has its own plunge pool.
Divers will also enjoy a stay here, as the resort has its own in-house dive center managed by PADI-certified instructors. You can also try stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking and then unwind after at their wellness spa.
Photo by Pyramid Beach Resort
Located right in the middle of Alona Beach, Pyramid Beach Resort is the place to stay if you want to be in the middle of all the action. It’s one of the Alona Beach resorts with rooms that have a view of the sea, as the resort itself is just a few steps from the shore. All of the spacious rooms have air-conditioning, WiFi access, a TV, a safe, and a refrigerator.
While the resort is close to many beachfront restaurants, you won’t have to go far to get great food, as Pyramid Beach Resort’s restaurant and bar serve delicious seafood and ice cold draft beer. Guests also have access to a big pool.
But one of the most notable things about the resort is its exceptional service. Previous guests have raved about the staff who go above and beyond the ensure that guests’ stays are comfortable and hassle-free.
Located in the southern portion of Panglao Island, Dumaluan Beach is home to many beachfront resorts in Bohol. Its fine white sand and clear waters have made it a popular destination for travelers, and it doesn’t hurt that there are many activities that can be enjoyed here, like swimming, snorkeling, and jet-skiing.
Photo by Bohol Beach Club
Bohol Beach Club has 80 Deluxe Rooms and 8 Beachview Suites, all of which have WiFi access, cable TV, a mini-bar, and a porch with chairs. The rooms are pet-friendly, so you can bring your small dog or cat to this resort. For a more luxurious stay, book the suites, which have a walk-in closet and a separate shower and bathtub.
But to truly appreciate one of the best beach resorts in Bohol, you have to step outside and take in the views of the Bohol Sea that it offers. The resort’s courtyard is dotted with tall coconut trees, and just a few steps away from it is the inviting beach.
You can also dive in the nearby waters with the assistance of Club Aquasports, the resort’s own dive shop. Special dive trips can be arranged to Balicasag Island, Pamilacan Island, or Bohol Beach Club’s own House Reef, which is part of a protected marine sanctuary.
Photo by South Palms Resort
One of the more popular Dumaluan beach resorts is South Palms Resort because of its vast and stunning beachfront. Its 90 rooms and villas are designed with a modern Filipino look, which adds to its homey and beachy atmosphere. All accommodations come with WiFi access, cable TV, a mini-fridge, and its own terrace.
Drop by the Oceanica Seafood Restaurant and have your fill of seafood specialties, or visit the Coast Pool Bar, where you can enjoy sandwiches or pizza. Tip: go to the bar late afternoon to get some drinks while taking in the sunset view of the beach.
The resort also has its own pool and a fitness center, but for an even more relaxing treat, you can book a treatment at Zenses The Spa, which has al-fresco cabanas so you can have a massage with a view of the beach!
Photo by Marilou Resort
For those looking to indulge in water activities, Marilou Resort (formerly Dumaluan Beach Resort) is one of the Panglao beach resorts you should consider. Here, you can enjoy banana boat riding, jet skiing, and even exploring the seafloor with the help of a seawalker. After you’re done with those activities, you can rest at the beachfront or take a dip at the resort’s pool.
The resort offers several types of accommodations, including suites and family rooms. If you want to indulge, book the Executive Beachfront Room, which faces the white sand beach. All rooms come with a TV, a mini-fridge, and WiFi access. For meals, you can order food and drinks and drinks at the onsite restaurant.
Panglao Beach is located in the municipality of Dauis in the northern part of the island and is a good spot for snorkeling. It may not be as long as the other beaches in Bohol, but its white sands, turquoise waters, and palm trees are more than enough to make your time here enjoyable.
Photo by Mithi Resort & Spa
The only beachfront resort in Panglao Beach and one of the most luxurious Bohol beach resorts in the Philippines is Mithi Resort & Spa. The 14-hectare property features a white sand beachfront that’s about half a kilometer long. It even has a small islet right in front of its beach, which has served as the venue for intimate events. Dream Islet offers a 360-degree view of the turquoise waters and the resort itself.
Mithi Resort & Spa offers rooms and villas with a garden or a sea view, all of which come with WiFi access, a mini-bar, and its own veranda. The Mithi Seaview Villa comes with its own private Jacuzzi.
Even if you just decide to stay in the resort, you won’t run out of things to do, as the property has its own tennis courts, a spa, a game room, a gym, and even its own cave where you can swim in.
Anda Beach can be found in the eastern portion of Bohol and is around 100KM away from Bohol’s capital, Tagbilaran City. The beach features powdery white sand, clear and cool blue waters, and coconut trees. There aren’t a lot of commercial establishments in the area, which makes for a more tranquil experience.
Photo by Amun Ini Beach Resort & Spa
Amun Ini means “this is ours” in the local language Ilonggo, and that is what you’ll feel about the resort after a stay here. Located in Barangay Candabong, Amun Ini Beach Resort & Spa is one of the few Anda Beach resorts in the area.
All 16 rooms in the resort are spacious and have floor-to-ceiling windows so you can take in all of the surroundings from your own private space. Each room also has blackout curtains should you want to sleep in.
When you do decide to leave your room, you can have your fill at the resort’s own restaurant, which uses locally grown ingredients, or have a massage at the on-site spa. There are also several dive sites located near the resort, which you can explore with the help of the resort’s in-house divemasters and marine biologists.
Photo by Anda White Beach Resort
Although Anda White Beach Resort is popular among couples and honeymooners, the resort also has facilities for groups and families. Apart from its Beachfront Rooms and the Honeymoon Suite, it also has a Family Room that can sleep up to four people. All accommodations have a private balcony. If you want a more luxurious experience, you can even book a special chartered service to the resort!
You can snorkel or kayak on the waters near the resort or swim in the pool while taking in a view of the beach. But if you’re looking for a more chill stay, you can enjoy a massage by the pool or play board games, darts, and billiards.
You don’t have to look far to enjoy delicious food as you can get your fill at the in-house restaurant and have drinks at the Fizz Buzz bar. Don’t hesitate to ask assistance from the resort’s staff, as they are attentive and are always willing to help.
Located on the northwestern tip of Panglao Island, Doljo Beach features white sand that stretches far out during low tide, clear waters, and tall coconut trees. There are many sea urchins in the water that you need to avoid, but don’t let that shorten your visit. Stay until late afternoon as the beach has amazing sunset views.
Photo by The Bellevue Resort
Because the beach is not as developed, there aren’t a lot of Doljo Beach resorts, but one you should consider is The Bellevue Resort. One of the biggest draws of the five-star resort is the privacy its location provides. You can freely sunbathe in the beach loungers lining the beachfront without any worry. The resort’s staff can even provide you with food and drinks from Marea Al Fresco Dining.
All rooms have WiFi access, cable TV, and a mini-bar, and if you want a good view to wake up to, you can book a Deluxe Ocean View room or any of the suites, all of which come with a balcony.
There are many activities that you can do at the waters near the resort, including parasailing, jet-skiing, glass kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. You can also go on an organic farm tour and see how they grow some of the ingredients they use in their dining outlets.
Danao Beach is located in the southwestern portion of Panglao Island and is famous for its fine white sand, coconut trees, and nearby dive sites. It’s more peaceful than nearby Alona Beach and offers a quieter and slower-paced retreat.
Photo by Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort
Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort has five different accommodation types, including a Family Loft and a Two Bedroom Villa with its own dipping pool, so staying as a group here won’t be a problem. All rooms come with WiFi access, a mini-bar, and cable TV.
Guests can lounge at the thatch huts and beach beds that line the shore or take a dip at any of the two pools that have their own waterfalls. If you want to see marine life in the nearby waters, you can also go on a scuba diving trip with certified dive instructors. When the mangoes inside the property are in season, you can also pick them and have them turned into a shake so you can enjoy it with your meal at the Aplaya Restaurant & Bar.
Should you only want a quick visit, the resort also offers day tours, which include access to the pool and beach and complimentary use of water sports gear like kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.
Photo by BE Grand Resort Bohol
BE Grand Resort Bohol is one of the Danao Beach resorts that have a private beachfront. It’s the perfect spot to spend a lazy afternoon in. The quirky beach loungers make for unique beach photos, while the cool waters are perfect for a refreshing dip.
The resort has 208 guest rooms, half of which have a view of the pool and the Bohol Sea. For a luxurious stay, you can book any of their spacious villas, which all have their own lanai. You won’t run out of things to do here, as the resort’s facilities include a water sports center, a game room, a spa, a gym, and its own dive pool where a certified instructor can teach you the basics of diving.
To re-energize yourself after all those activities, you can enjoy a meal at any of their six dining outlets, which induce a swim-up bar, a beachside restaurant, and a roof deck restaurant.
This white beach in Bohol can be found in the southern area of Panglao Island, near Dumaluan beach. Apart from its powdery white sand, you can also enjoy its clear turquoise waters, which are perfect for swimming. Libaong Beach is a public beach, so it’s likely that you’ll also see small boats beached or anchored a short distance from the shore.
Photo by Amarela Beach Resort
One of the Libaong beach resorts you should consider is Amarela Beach Resort. The resort’s location gives guests a quiet stay and a panoramic view of the Bohol Sea. Its private beach is the perfect spot for an outdoor massage, but it also has hammocks and swings where you can spend a lazy afternoon in.
Thanks to its modern Filipino design, the resort has a welcoming and cozy atmosphere that will easily make you feel at home. The helpful staff will also ensure that you have an enjoyable stay.
You can choose from seven types of accommodations, but for a more secluded stay, go for the Bohol House, which sleeps four and has its own sitting area and outdoor pool.
The Filipino theme also extends to this boutique resort’s restaurant, which serves delicious organic Filipino dishes in generous amounts. This environmentally friendly resort has also been a recipient of the ASEAN Green Hotel Award, which honors properties that employ sustainable practices.
Tawala is famous for Alona Beach, but there are also other beaches in this area, including the small beach in front of Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa. This short secluded stretch features fine sand, clear turquoise waters, and lush greenery.
Photo by Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa
Those looking for a luxurious and quiet getaway can find it at Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa, located in the southern area of Panglao Island. Apart from having access to a 600-meter private beach, guests at this resort can also indulge in the delicious food from Lantawan, the in-house restaurant, or pamper themselves with relaxing treatments at Handuraw Spa.
The spacious villas, which were designed by National Artist for Architecture Francisco Mañosa, are the highlight of a stay at this resort. Couples can stay at a Deluxe or Infinity Villa, small groups will fit at the Grand Garden View Villa or the Grand Infinity Seaview Villa, while large groups can stay at the Family with Loft Villa, which can fit up to 12 people! Most villas come with a private swimming pool, but guests can also take a dip in the resort’s picturesque infinity pool.
Momo Beach is located in the northern part of Panglao Island. It’s quieter than the more popular beaches in Bohol, but it’s not any less beautiful, as it features fine white sand, shallow, tranquil waters, and coconut trees. Tip: watch out for sea urchins in the water.
Photo by Momo Beach House
This is one of the more popular Momo Beach resorts. Momo Beach House is a small eco-boutique resort about 20KM from Alona Beach, so expect a stay here to be on the quiet side. While its location is secluded, you won’t have to worry because the property has amenities to cater to your needs.
You can enjoy al fresco dining at the Beach Tree Café, which serves home-cooked inspired meals. The café specializes in childhood favorites and breakfast food like fish and chips and crisp waffles. You can also take a dip at the pool at the center of the resort and bask in the sun.
Of course, you can also choose to spend your time at the beach, where you can take in sunset views, kayak, try stand-up paddleboarding, or have a massage. Come nighttime, you can enjoy a couple of drinks at the beachfront bamboo bar.
All guest rooms have direct access to the pool and the garden, but if you’re traveling with a group, book the Family Room, which can sleep up to six people.
San Isidro Beach can be found in the southern area of Panglao Island in the municipality of Dauis. This small beach cove features shallow turquoise waters and small rock formations near the shore.
Photo by La Pernela Resort
There aren’t many San Isidro Beach resorts, and one of the few is La Pernela Resort, which stands on an elevated area, giving you clear views of the Bohol Sea. There are only five double rooms and two suites in this resort, so you can expect to have a quiet stay. If you’re lucky, you may even have the pool and the whole property to yourself.
The food here is also delicious and reasonably priced, so you won’t have to go out of the resort to have your meals. The owner and the staff are known to be very hands-on and accomodating with all the guests to ensure that you will have an enjoyable stay. If you like animals, you’ll also have fun meeting the resort’s resident dogs and cats.
The best part of staying here is the access to San Isidro Beach, where you can spend a relaxing time wading in the waters or lounging in the sand.
Escape to the Best Beachfront Resorts of Bohol
A visit to the beaches of Bohol will leave you spoiled with choice when it comes to accommodations. Whether you’re planning a romantic retreat, a vacation with friends, or a family getaway, you won’t have trouble finding the place that’s perfect for your trip.
More than just places to rest in after a day of exploring, these resorts are actually tourist spots in themselves, offering stunning views and a relaxing atmosphere along with exceptional service. We won’t blame you if you decide to stay in the property for the whole duration of your stay in Bohol.