As the 10th largest island in the Philippines, it’s no wonder the province of Bohol is also one of the most diverse in terms of the travel opportunities it offers. From beach bumming at the white sand beaches of Panglao to visiting the heritage churches of Loboc, there’s plenty for everyone to do. Thinking of where to stay in Bohol? Here are our top picks of hotels throughout the province to get your adventure going!
Also read: 48 Hours in Bohol: What to See & Do
For eco-conscious travellers
Located in Panglao, BE Grand Resort adheres not only to the laws of luxe travelling but of the environment as well. A 2018 World Luxury Awardee as Regional Luxury Hideaway Resort, and 2019 Conde Nast Johansens Awardee for Excellence Reader’s Award in Asia, the resort sports local and handcrafted furniture pieces, some of them by renowned artists Kenneth Cobonpue and Johnny Alcazaren. It also has a 15-hectare marine protected area which guests can visit if they want to explore the rich marine life of Panglao.
With over 200 accommodations, BE Grand Resort has plenty of space for travellers looking for a way to spend a trouble-free vacation while contributing to the resort’s green efforts. All rooms come with a view of either the forest, lagoon or the Bohol Sea on top of amenities ideal for small up to big groups.
Address: Brgy. Danao, Panglao, Bohol
Rates start at ₱6,000++ per night
There’s no better way to experience BE Grand Resort than with your loved ones, specifically, your family! From only ₱15,000, you can enjoy a 3D2N stay at a Deluxe Room inclusive of daily buffet breakfast, round-trip transfers, use of kayak or stand-up paddleboard and 10% discount on food and beverages! Book the Discover Family Fun offer now!
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The Bellevue Resort Bohol has a lot riding on both of its environmental and social responsibility. The 5-star resort uses its resources to their full advantage by giving back to nature and the community that helped build it to what it is today. One of the really special things about it is that it has deaf and mute staff members, along with other locals. Now that’s true commitment to helping its own community!
The Bellevue Resort Bohol also plays a key part in the locality’s clean and green initiatives by using LED lights, recycling water waste, and planting corals, mangroves and vegetables in their own greenhouse. For this reason, the resort bagged the ASEAN Green Hotel Award. We don’t know about you, but it’s definitely a plus point for us!
Address: Brgy. Doljo. Panglao, Bohol
Rates start at ₱12,000++ per night
Now, you can join in The Bellevue Resort Bohol’s green efforts while pampering yourself with its Suite Delight offer. Stay in a Junior or Bellevue Suite with jacuzzi for two and enjoy additional perks like buffet breakfast, use of non-motorised aqua sports facilities, ₱1,000 F&B credits per night and up to 50% off on Azurea Spa massage services.
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Perched over a limestone structure south of Panglao, Amorita Resort has the perfect combination of luxury and nature that can dazzle the most meticulous travellers. Whichever room you choose, you will be rewarded with a refreshing view of lush gardens or clear blue waters. The resort houses Saffron Restaurant, a popular stop even for non-guests around Panglao, as well as its own marine sanctuary which you can explore through snorkelling and diving.
Recently, Amorita Resort took a step forward to become one of Bohol’s eco-friendly properties through Project ECHO, along with its sister hotels throughout the Philippines. The resort now uses organic modern architecture and green designs, and helps in the preservation of Bohol’s cultural heritage, to name a few.
Address: 1 Ester A. Lim Drive, Tawala, Panglao, Bohol
Rates start at ₱9,000++ per night
You know what’s more exciting? Amorita Resort has a special two-night package that includes daily buffet breakfast, a countryside tour of Bohol, a tapas platter with one round of sangria at Tomar and round-trip transfers to the resort! Book this promo now!
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For adventure seekers
When one thinks of Bohol, images of picturesque hills, exotic fauna and enthralling water activities would easily come to mind. And if there’s anything these things have in common, it’s that they are all products of nature. Journeying to see them is a feat on its own and there’s only one place that can help you with that, Loboc River Resort.
Here, you’ll find over 20 nipa accommodations that either give you a view of the river or the forest, which will immediately bring out your inner sense of adventure. Aside from playing with the animals like monkeys, ducks, chickens, and buffalos throughout the Loboc River Resort, you can trek or jog through its nine-hectare tropical greenery.
Address: Camayaan Road, Loboc, Bohol
Rates start at ₱2,900++ per night
Rooms and suites with a view are just the beginning of a knock-out stay at Loboc River Resort. From now until November 2019, you can enjoy complimentary treats for a truly memorable River Holiday Stay. These include free 30-minute use of kayak or native boat, access to the swimming pool, welcome drinks and breakfast. Make sure not to miss this offer!
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Measuring 16 hectares, Eskaya Resort provides the perfect location to let loose on a holiday in Bohol. Just like how its name was inspired from an indigenous group in the province, this exclusive boutique resort offers experiences that are also uniquely Boholano, including their modern Filipino style villas offering views of Bohol Sea.
Eskaya Resort is also a one-stop place to witness a cliff, ravine, caves and a 600-metre beach for your photo ops. If you’re looking for some real adventure, the resort has several packages that will take you to the island’s attractions on a luxurious road trip. Depending on which one you choose, you can experience seeing the Chocolate Hills and Hinagdanan Cave, meeting tarsiers, watching dolphins and island hopping.
Address: Tawala, Panglao, Bohol
Rates start at ₱15,000++ per night
If you’re into experiencing Bohol without the challenge of driving around the island for hours, know that you can experience this exact same thing at Bluewater Panglao. To start, the resort is only a 30-minute drive from Tagbilaran Airport, the most convenient gateway into the province. Feast in Bohol’s natural surroundings just by roaming the resort with its stunning gardens and pools.
However, Bohol’s natural surroundings are not the only thing Bluewater Panglao represents, but also its expert taste in food. At its restaurant, Aplaya, you can sample a wide variety of food in just a few days thanks to its nightly themed dinners. You can even harvest mangoes from the resort’s fruit-bearing trees and make your own salad or fruit shake from them!
Address: Sitio Daurong, Brgy. Danao, Panglao, Bohol
Rates start at ₱5,000++ per night
And since you love eating so much, Bluewater Panglao is treating you to a big Boodle Feast wherein you can taste more authentic Filipino dishes. For only up to ₱700, you can devour local Filipino favourites including Sinugba and Binalot!
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If I could combine the elegance of Santorini and the rich tropical scenery of the Philippines together, Donatela Hotel would most likely be the result. This boutique resort in Panglao has 12 Ifugao house-style villas set in a botanical garden. It’s one of the places in the country where you can meet some animals at an in-house hotel zoo too!
With all these treats, it’s still impossible to overlook Donatela Hotel’s scenic cliffside fine dining restaurant called Paprika, one of three dining destinations in the property. On top of the menu, the restaurant’s oceanfront location is one that many gastronomists will surely appreciate. A few must-tries include the Kingfish Carpaccio and the Tomahawk Steak.
Address: Brgy. Hoyohoy, Tawala, Panglao, Bohol
Rates start at ₱14,000++ per night
For luxe holidaymakers
South Palms Resort
South Palms Resort is not only one of the most luxurious places in Panglao, it also has the longest beach on the island! Along with this attraction are enchanting palm trees that give the resort that true tropical ambience that not a lot of resorts in the province tend to have. Hammocks and hanging beds are also provided for maximum relaxation.
You’ll also adore the resort’s infinity pool, farm-to-table restaurant, spa, and of course, its 90 accommodations which all come with a 32 to 42-inch LED cable television and electronic lock system, among others. From a 30 sqm Deluxe Garden View to the 152 sqm Panglao Villa, South Palms Resort is a luxury accommodation that will meet the needs of the most lavish travellers.
Address: Brgy. Bolod, Panglao, Bohol
Rates start at ₱11,400++ per night
Henann Resort Alona Beach
From Panglao’s longest beach to its biggest beach resort. Located right along Panglao’s most beloved beach, Henann Resort Alona Beach offers travellers with utmost luxury through 400 accommodations that range from standard rooms to pool villas. It also has three swimming pools, a spa, pool bars, Instagram-worthy cafes, a beach club and obviously, its own beachfront area stretching up to 120 metres.
In addition, Henann Resort Alona Beach is home to Panglao’s biggest convention centre that can house 1,000 people. To prove just how opulent it truly is, the resort is the 2018 recipient for Luxury Hotel and Conference Centre presented by the World Luxury Hotel Awards. Two years ago, it was also recognised as a Luxury Spa Hotel and Luxury Island Resort by the same body.
Address: Alona Beach Road, Panglao, Bohol
Rates start at ₱6,900++ per night
For budget travellers
Dao Diamond Hotel and Restaurant
Dao Diamond Hotel and Restaurant likes to brand itself as a luxury on a budget. A few minutes ride from Tagbilaran Airport, it has one thing in common with another hotel mentioned earlier — its passion for helping the deaf community. It also supports local children in need, while also maintaining affordability and unparalleled comfort for its guests.
With an economical room price, guests can already enjoy amenities like non-smoking rooms, WiFi, hot and cold shower, and satellite television. Dao Diamond Hotel and Restaurant also offers impressive facilities for business travellers. In their spare time, they can experience a fish foot massage, relaxing in the swimming pool and having a good time at the music room.
Address: 821 J.A. Clarin Street, Dao District, Tagbilaran City, Bohol
Rates start at ₱1,400++ per night
Domos Native Guest House
Who said beachfront accommodations are only for the ritzy? Less than a kilometre away from the famous Alona Beach, Domos Native Guest House features lodging spaces that come with private terraces, while other attractions like the Hinagdanan Cave and Panglao’s tourist centre are only few minutes drive.
Usually, staying in budget rooms come with the price of inconvenience, however, we’d make an exemption with Domos Native Guest House. Its accommodations feature an in-room safe, a mini-bar and a bathtub, and you can find amenities like miniature gardens and a restaurant throughout the resort. Convenient and affordable — that’s hitting two birds with one stone!
Address: Kalipayan Road, Alona Beach, Panglao, Bohol
Rates start at ₱1,200++ per night
What’s the holdup? Start planning your Bohol holiday to experience all that this stunning tropical island has to offer!
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