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Reader Comments on 'The Beaches of Bohol'

Bohol is blessed with a number of marvelous white beaches, which just await to be discovered and enjoyed.

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Happy to help wrote:
Wednesday, 11 September 2019 20:30:31 PHT
Can’t help but wonder how much plastic each negative contributor gets through, where do you think it ends up because it isn’t recyclable, that’s a Western illusion. Stop adding to Earths burden, it can’t take it. Say something kind or jog on. Love Bohol and its fearless defenders.
Daniel wrote:
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 10:14:16 PHT
Seriously, people saying Panglao is a nice place haven't been travelling much or they just have a really low sense of whats beautiful and nice. For example, how the hell can people say that Alona Beach is so nice? Its a crappy really worthless beach full of boats and seaweed. Only one small spot on one side of the beach where you can be. And the rest of the beaches is not worth visiting at all. You have to take a boat tour to go to other islands from Panglao to reach the beaches you've seen in the pictures. I would not recommend anyone to go to Panglao if they want beach life and just relax and enjoy.
rj_poy wrote:
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 08:10:47 PHT

This is a MUST VISIT attraction in Bohol. Fine white sand beaches in Bolod and Alona Area.

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Simon wrote:
Monday, 20 October 2014 07:44:29 PHT
Beautiful beaches. Beautiful country. It is hard to imagine how the native visitors to the beaches (and mountains and forests) in bohol have a tidy clean up policy. Because everywhere I have been in phils plastic and polystyrene non biodegradable junk is dumped everywhere. Only hope this can be fixed through responsible education this generation. Im gonna take my first trip to bohol next couple weeks, I know the people and place will be great. Lets see about the garbage on the beach AGAIN
Jim c wrote:
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:49:38 PHT
I have been to alona beach twice this year,,,and never saw any rubbish dumped. when you go down the hill and onto the beach, turn left and walk past all the cafe's etc and you will not find any rubbish. can I ask you roger just what beach did you go it was NOT alona beach.
Roger wrote:
Saturday, 1 February 2014 13:11:41 PHT
The most pulluted beach are Bikini Beach. I use to call it Basura Beach. No one can take a bath there. See for your self.
Roger wrote:
Saturday, 1 February 2014 13:06:45 PHT
I have been around in Panglao searching for a clean beach but couldnt find any. Are really all beaches used as a dump.
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Tuesday, 3 December 2013 23:48:57 PHT
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Nicholo wrote:
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 17:17:23 PHT
I've been in Bohol many times. I really enjoy dicing sites near and around Panglao.
Mirchel Ramos wrote:
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 10:55:10 PHT
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JM wrote:
Monday, 22 April 2013 16:23:54 PHT
Hi , can u give me a list of resort in bohol which is not too much expensive..thanks.. (same inquiry)
ShinCezar wrote:
Monday, 8 April 2013 19:58:24 PHT
I need Contact info of OOPS Bar and Cottages.. can anyone help me with this? thank you guys!!!
Monette wrote:
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 18:48:09 PHT
Visit to have an idea of the place and its activities and, hopefully, be able to choose accommodations. Details of accommodations shall be presented in another page.
Marga wrote:
Monday, 1 October 2012 16:22:42 PHT
Someone tell me if its easy to book a boat, to make visit Islands in Bohol?I have read that it is much cheaper, and as we are 4 people can compensate for? And to Coron, have some contact, for the same purpose? Email of RANYL? Thanks for the help
alex barera wrote:
Saturday, 29 September 2012 15:43:01 PHT
hi..can u give me a list of resort in bohol which is not too much expensive..thanks..
Thursday, 9 August 2012 22:01:08 PHT
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Jenny wrote:
Monday, 11 June 2012 17:59:50 PHT
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Merce Belbar wrote:
Friday, 11 May 2012 10:57:52 PHT
Hello!!! i need good but not expensive hotel accommodation for 5 persons, we will be arriving bohol on August 2 and leaving bohol on august 5,2012 sana ung malapit sa beach and near din sa airport with good food too....
Ivan wrote:
Monday, 16 April 2012 14:05:35 PHT
Hi ,, my name is Ivan male 32 yrs old! currently staying in Thailand for water fistival and planning to go bohol by myself , ive been to boracay and had nice time there so if you could give good ideas about bohol like night clubs hotels and some other adventures !!
Jen wrote:
Monday, 13 February 2012 16:54:06 PHT
Hi..can you recomend a place in bohol which is near to the city and clean beach?
kimz1431 wrote:
Friday, 13 January 2012 14:14:20 PHT
Hi! were planning to go to panglao bohol this month.were i5 and 7 children 8 adults.ung resort po na malinis malapit sa beach tsaka pwede mag luto anyone can introduce me?affordable din po.thanks

There are some resorts that offers bungalows and rooms with kitchen for families and groups. These are the resorts in Panglao that has kitchen: Banana Cottages, Sun Appartelle Corporation, Chiisai Natsu Resort, Flower Garden Resort and Panglao Tropical Villas. To know more information about these hotels you can visit our list of resorts and visit their own websites.

Randy Amores wrote:
Monday, 31 October 2011 13:33:39 PHT
Hi.I am a native Boholano and I am so Proud to be one. Bohol is sincerely one of the beautiful islands in the whole world! I love to travel and I started a family business doing tours around Bohol. I have visited every part of Bohol and I will never be tired of visiting and seeing this beautiful spots again and again. :) You can visit my site where I offer incredibly affordable tour packages.
Marco Rivera wrote:
Tuesday, 19 July 2011 04:53:59 PHT
Im inteterested in visiting canuba beach---white sand beach ba ito...,,Ano po bang magandang beaches malapit sa tagbilaran.
Brooke wrote:
Tuesday, 12 July 2011 14:49:01 PHT
I really disappointed on DUMALUAN BEACH RESORT we stayed there for about 4 days(july 8-11 2011) the room is full of cockroaches, the room smell bad,the service is poor, the food have F**Cking taste.They not concern of their guest satisfaction what important to them is you settle your account. If i rate this hotel ZERO.......Please do not stayed in DUMALUAN BEACH RESORT OR ELSE.... YOU WASTE YOUR MONEY TO NOTHING......
Jame Rose Zamora wrote:
Tuesday, 31 May 2011 16:43:08 PHT
Dumaluan Beach Resort/ Hotel is good and accessible location, white sand po ba dito? Thank You.

Panglao island has white sand beaches including Dumaluan beach resort. To get the impression of the hotels and beach resorts in Bohol, you can visit their websites. Details for resorts can also be found via our search interface. A list of hotels and resorts on Bohol is also available here.--Rodelyn

Ping wrote:
Thursday, 19 May 2011 13:58:31 PHT
I'm goin to Cebu City. from the City what will I take to go to Bohol? what beach resort with white sand which is near and as well near the hills and tarsier sanctuary. thank you
Ron wrote:
Monday, 18 April 2011 13:22:53 PHT
YoMr. A wrote: Thursday, 6 May 2010 14:43:32 PHT Bita-ug is a unique place in Panglao in that its tucked away from the main activity on Alona beach. Its located at the end of a dirt road around a few corners, and if you did not know where you were going, it would be difficult to find. Despite or because of its isolation, the area seems primed for more development with just a few resorts there at present. As far as the beach goes, its a bit of swimming disappointment when the tide goes out. Alona is better and even better are the beaches near Dumaluan and Bohol Beach Club. Rooms are fine for what you are paying. Same goes for service and food. Better and worse can be found all around Panglao island. Would I go back? Panglao, Bohol is one of those tricky places for hotels. There is no perfect place as far as price, location, service, rooms etc. Bita-ug would come close for us if they offered free motorbike rental (like some other places located far from Alona beach) and more importantly, if they treated all guests the same way. What do I mean by that? Paired with Bita-ug is a dive center which seems to cater exclusively to Korean divers, who then stay in the rooms at Bita-ug. When my wife and I stayed at the resort it was about 11 am on a Saturday morning. We dont go out of our way to look or act privileged or entitled, but it was perfectly clear we were paying guests. We made our way to the beach front and the 2 hammocks were occupied by some of the workers, who did not bother to even look up let alone vacate. We used the pool, which was a little dirty at the time. We carried our bags when we changed rooms. We had to go to the restaurant to order drinks with servers just a few yards a way. Despite pre-ordering breakfast, it still took nearly an hour to prepare as the cook was doing other things. Everything changed as soon as a van load of Korean divers came. The guys hopped out of the hammocks and rushed to haul their huge dive bags. A pool cleaner materialized out of nowhere. Waitresses were bowing and taking orders etc etc etc. It was a complete make-over of the resort that happened within seconds of their arrival. I would like to think that if the owner was on duty this would not have happened. We saw her once during checkout and then never again the entire weekend. But I get the sense Bita-ug knows to whom they depend on for their survival---and if you are not a Korean diver, its not you. RE MR A wrote: This is typical discrimination on fellow Filipinos. What a shame !! Well you have to have to tip them in return for good service I believe.
Shirley wrote:
Friday, 1 April 2011 12:59:02 PHT
Ano po bang magandang beaches malapit sa tagbilaran?

Panglao island is opposite to Tagbilaran city and it is about 18 kilometers away from the city. Panglao island has a number of beautiful beaches.---Rodelyn

kathy wrote:
Monday, 28 February 2011 07:15:52 PHT
would you know how far is alona from amarela? thanks!
Jessica wrote:
Friday, 7 January 2011 21:05:32 PHT
Please try Anda if you want a more private and secluded place to explore . The beaches are white and accomodations are affordable. GLOBAL INN AND BEACH RESORT located in the town center where it is accessible to the market and nearby stores and also the church. you can contact this number for pickup from the airport to the resort. 639157409209 and look for Jessica
Junbie Bongato wrote:
Tuesday, 21 December 2010 02:52:07 PHT
Its nice to swim in this areas during summer.Prefer Alona and BBC public Beach to go...Proud of Bohol..
Bianca wrote:
Monday, 4 October 2010 14:37:53 PHT
Hi im looking for a very good Bohol package for 12 pax. i need help.. email me.
Mr. A wrote:
Thursday, 6 May 2010 14:43:32 PHT
Bita-ug is a unique place in Panglao in that its tucked away from the main activity on Alona beach. Its located at the end of a dirt road around a few corners, and if you did not know where you were going, it would be difficult to find. Despite or because of its isolation, the area seems primed for more development with just a few resorts there at present. As far as the beach goes, its a bit of swimming disappointment when the tide goes out. Alona is better and even better are the beaches near Dumaluan and Bohol Beach Club.

Rooms are fine for what you are paying. Same goes for service and food. Better and worse can be found all around Panglao island.

Would I go back? Panglao, Bohol is one of those tricky places for hotels. There is no perfect place as far as price, location, service, rooms etc. Bita-ug would come close for us if they offered free motorbike rental (like some other places located far from Alona beach) and more importantly, if they treated all guests the same way. What do I mean by that? Paired with Bita-ug is a dive center which seems to cater exclusively to Korean divers, who then stay in the rooms at Bita-ug. When my wife and I stayed at the resort it was about 11 am on a Saturday morning. We dont go out of our way to look or act privileged or entitled, but it was perfectly clear we were paying guests. We made our way to the beach front and the 2 hammocks were occupied by some of the workers, who did not bother to even look up let alone vacate. We used the pool, which was a little dirty at the time. We carried our bags when we changed rooms. We had to go to the restaurant to order drinks with servers just a few yards a way. Despite pre-ordering breakfast, it still took nearly an hour to prepare as the cook was doing other things.

Everything changed as soon as a van load of Korean divers came. The guys hopped out of the hammocks and rushed to haul their huge dive bags. A pool cleaner materialized out of nowhere. Waitresses were bowing and taking orders etc etc etc. It was a complete make-over of the resort that happened within seconds of their arrival.

I would like to think that if the owner was on duty this would not have happened. We saw her once during checkout and then never again the entire weekend. But I get the sense Bita-ug knows to whom they depend on for their survival---and if you are not a Korean diver, its not you.

Anna wrote:
Saturday, 1 May 2010 02:07:09 PHT
Bohol is a paradise. If you've been to boracay.. I think you better go to bohol.. its better... great for family and friends. It would be wise to have a person who speaks the vernacular - local language.
Ittsong wrote:
Tuesday, 13 April 2010 08:11:27 PHT
Bohol is a safe....i been there once...and how i wish i live there specially in panglao, where lots of beautiful beaches..
kisses faith boltron wrote:
Thursday, 25 March 2010 19:25:12 PHT
i do like it..
Chin2 wrote:
Sunday, 24 January 2010 03:59:28 PHT
I have watched the movie " And I Love You So" < starring Bea Alonzo, Sam Milby and Derek Ramsey> I just want to know where exactly in Bohol did they shoot the movie coz I was amazed by the location < the beach >
Maria wrote:
Wednesday, 20 January 2010 00:27:04 PHT
Would you recommend Bohol as a destination for families with young kids? Is it safe for foreigners? How does it compare with Palawan?
Vic wrote:
Sunday, 10 January 2010 00:40:36 PHT
If you really want a good place to spend your next vacation try Panglao island in Bohol you will never regret it, I visited so many places already in the Philippines but I never felt so happy and excited the way I did there before, the tranquility of the place a beautiful white sands, the safe and secured beaches with friendly people and clean sea shores, I am not a Boholano, I am from southern Tagalog and I just want to share my experienced there...... there's lot more to say
JEN wrote:
Thursday, 10 December 2009 18:24:32 PHT
the beaches at Bohol really portrays can be proud of for it displays pride,culture and tradition of every Boholanos.
david wrote:
Monday, 23 November 2009 01:24:08 PHT
I love the positive comments! Wow! As a Canadian I will be travelling to the Philippines in July and August searching for the "perfect" retirement place. Someone had recommended Bohol so I am considering a visit there. Does anyone have comments on the suitability for retirement there? Thanks for any comments. All the best to everyone, david, ottawa (world's coldest capital city) canada PS here are some other areas that I may visit: Baguio, the "summer capital", (including Sagada): elevation, beauty minus may be mudslides? Tagaytay (beauty, elevation) Dumaguete Puerto Princesa (Palawan) brown outs have been issues Cagayan de Oro City
jerry wrote:
Tuesday, 17 November 2009 11:48:50 PHT
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Jeniffer Joy C. Pacudan wrote:
Monday, 9 November 2009 22:46:08 PHT
I was there in Panglao Beach last March 4-7 with my so fanatastic the white sand the beautiful sea its so clear. the people in Bohol are very respectful even were in airport.The foods are good the places and the views and nature especially Chocolate Hills,Tarsier,Loboc River,Baclayon Church,Butterfly Museum,Hanging Bridge,price are very low.i want to go back again to feel the good nature of our country.
Imelyn wrote:
Tuesday, 11 August 2009 20:32:22 PHT
I simply live in the beautiful island of Bohol.... I tour around the island and it is very nice there, the friendly poeple and the beaches are so nice. I have a lots of memories of that place, the chocolate hills, loboc river, Panglao island which covers many beaches and the hinagdanan cave, etc... There you can be at ease....
Wengzky wrote:
Friday, 12 June 2009 16:27:32 PHT
In Alona Beach Resort, we had a great time together with my love there for 3 days/ 2nights.... Those were such wonderful memories then....the fine powdery sand, so great!!!
mary rose murillo wrote:
Thursday, 11 June 2009 18:40:18 PHT
I have been to Anda Bohol last April 1996,there i visited my relatives at my father side,Rufino Murillo together with my family..We've spent a lot of good memories during the vacation specially in Anda Beach..
Kathie wrote:
Friday, 22 May 2009 17:33:44 PHT
We are planning to spend our anniversary at Bohol for 4days/3 nights. Am considering Amorita Resort. Saw the website of Ananyana Resort Beach which also looks nice. Can anyone give me a comment which is a nice place to stay. Which beach is clean and nice for swimming and snorkling. Has anyone stayed in Bohol Bee Farm? Heard the food is good but how about the accomodation? Any recommendation for private tour as I know its cheaper than resort package.
Vanz "Tata" Busano wrote:
Saturday, 18 April 2009 00:42:09 PHT
Bohol has a lot of worldclass beaches. After having toured several beaches in Panglao Island in the northern part of this province, I still can't forget the good times I spent at Pook Beach and Lumayag Islet in Baybayon, a promising barrio in the municipality of Mabini in eastern Bohol.(Baybayon used to be the town of Quilim in the Spanish era and is the only place in Mabini that has a wharf which is very close to Maasin city in the neighboring province of Leyte). These spots (Pook Beach and Lumayag Islet)if developed may become famous as beaches and diving spots. Pook has unblemished coral reefs yet to be discovered and Lumayag Islet is a white sand bar perfect for people who want a perfect relaxation and vacation. Just adjacent to Pook beach is a wide forest that is also home to the world-famous tarsier and different kinds of monkeys. I was fascinated having seen a tarsier and a white monkey in this eastern part of Bohol. I have high hopes that this place will be developed sometime soon.
Cornelia wrote:
Saturday, 11 April 2009 18:38:00 PHT
If you eat at Dumaluan's Resort Resto its expensive 'cuz its fine dining, but then at the center of the resort there is that turo-turo like resto, the owner of that is the mother of the resort's owner, so its more cheaper. I was there last April 7-9 just this week.... :)
traveller wrote:
Saturday, 11 April 2009 03:12:58 PHT
hi Salim, i've been to Bohol last year and i stayed at Dumaluan beach resort that is in Panglao island. the accomodation is cheap yet you get to experience the white sand and clear water since it's near the beach. though, the food is quite expensive.hope my comment will be of help.
Cornelia wrote:
Friday, 10 April 2009 19:43:26 PHT
Chocolate hills hotel right at the site had the cheapest rate of Php800/night or you could stay at Dumaluan beach Resort they got Php900/night accommodation in a bahay kubo like cottages, 3 common restroom are available yet it is very clean. They have also rooms accommodation as much as Php1,300-3,500. Still cheap...such a nice place.
Cornelia wrote:
Friday, 10 April 2009 19:42:55 PHT
Chocolate hills hotel right at the site had the cheapest rate of Php800/night or you could stay at Dumaluan beach Resort they got Php900/night accommodation in a bahay kubo like cottages, 3 common restroom are available yet it is very clean. They have also rooms accommodation as much as Php1,300-3,500. Still cheap...such a nice place.
lot wrote:
Sunday, 5 April 2009 10:41:42 PHT
Your Comment hi everyone!. I have a scheduled trip to bohol this coming 7th to 11 of this month. Can i find a cheap hotel in panlao island? we wont be staying in the hotel the whole day so i dont mind getting the cheapest. thanks for your help.
kaye wrote:
Friday, 3 April 2009 08:43:03 PHT
so nice! i really love it!
jun wrote:
Wednesday, 18 March 2009 16:52:52 PHT
for those looking for cheap hotels.. you can try the bohol bee farm and the bohol plaza. i was searching the internet and i find them both cheap.. you can stay for only 1,200 pesos per night. try searching the internet for available options.
viv wrote:
Friday, 13 March 2009 20:25:07 PHT
Good day! we will go there this coming may 24th 2009 but we haven't yet to find the cheapest hotel in bohol. is there any hotels that you may recommended. thanks and God bless!!!!
Salim wrote:
Monday, 9 March 2009 13:30:14 PHT
Hi, am from middle east, east african origin. planning to visit Bohol Isl. by mid-june,2009. Whats the best budget hotel where i can have almost all views and facilities. Will appreciate if someone can help/recommend. Cheers
janette wrote:
Sunday, 8 March 2009 21:24:50 PHT
my mother saw in tv patrol featured one of the beaches in valencia bohol, can you please tell me the exact place of the featured beach? we're planning to go to bohol this coming holy week since almost every holy week panglao is our favorite destination.. hope for the immediate response on this request so we can still book for the said place. god bless!!
Massimo wrote:
Friday, 6 March 2009 20:00:25 PHT
soon i am travelling to cebu and still dont know where to go. i have choosen to places bantayan or anda(bohol)who can tell me which one is better? Thanks Massimo
Grazzy wrote:
Friday, 6 March 2009 05:17:32 PHT
Hello, good day. can anybody please tell me where to stay in Bohol that has a good place with reasonable price. i like to have both beaches and nice view that is walking distance. i am planning to go back in the Philippines in 2010. i want to have a short vacation in Bohol with my family. thank you
Kim wrote:
Sunday, 22 February 2009 09:18:13 PHT
How will you get from Tagbilaran to Panglao? Are there cheap places to stay?
Kim wrote:
Sunday, 22 February 2009 09:17:54 PHT
How will you get from Tagbilaran to Panglao? Are there cheap places to stay?
lemuel verula wrote:
Saturday, 21 February 2009 17:07:48 PHT
alam nyo ang ganda talaga dito sa bohol, nag vacation kami ng famoly ko last summer, si nice place a paradise, a heden paradise, mabuhay kau lahat dito.
Rowel Augusto wrote:
Wednesday, 11 February 2009 02:58:20 PHT
The beaches of Panglao, Bohol are indeed great! You can truly enjoy the white sand beaches and the lovely sunset there. There are many things you can do in Bohol aside from swimming in the beach. You can take a countryside tour, island hopping, whale watching, horse riding and a lot more. Regarding the accommodation, there are so many hotels to choose from in the area. If you want a serene location, you can stay at Bohol Beach Club, Dumaluan or Amarela. Or you can stay at the Hotels in Alona where there are more people and night life. Should you wish to know more about the great things to do and nice places to stay in Bohol, call our office at (032) 236-1805 or email us at We will be more than glad to help you. We can arrange your trips and tours in Bohol to make your vacation hassle-free. Rates of the tours will depend on the season, the places you want to visit and how many are you in the group.
Dennis wrote:
Wednesday, 4 February 2009 07:35:58 PHT
In response to Arvin, I do not recommend staying in Dumaluan beach. There is nothing to do there except swim. Your best bet is to stay at Alona Beach and try Trudys Place. You'll have a great time snorkling and an exciting night life in Alona.
arvin wrote:
Monday, 2 February 2009 18:59:56 PHT
i just want to inquire or you can give me a good location and accomodation budget good 4 2perso preferably in dumaluan or nearest on beach with affordable price.thankz
cecille wrote:
Thursday, 29 January 2009 13:42:04 PHT
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Ryan Alivio wrote:
Monday, 19 January 2009 02:26:43 PHT
God truly is the greatest architect ever. Just look at how beautiful the beaches of Bohol are. I'll be back for sure.
Khristinne Araneta wrote:
Wednesday, 7 January 2009 11:59:36 PHT
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Paterno Rebosura Ruaya Jr. wrote:
Friday, 5 December 2008 09:12:56 PHT
When I was a kid there was no resort in Maribojoc. We took our Sunday picnics either in the town port in Dunguan area or on the beaches of Punta Cruz and Lagtangon. My question is: Is there beach resorts in Guiwanon, Lagtangon or at the Poblacion area? Please answer me. I will be retiring in my hometown 7 years or less from today.
mimie wrote:
Monday, 10 November 2008 16:18:47 PHT
i just want to ask how much is cost going there including our hotel staying for one week only
Cicel Lyn Clemea wrote:
Tuesday, 28 October 2008 15:04:58 PHT
Ive been there in Bohol and I hav a great day during my stay there. Hope I could go back there
Rowel Augusto wrote:
Friday, 25 April 2008 10:49:36 PHT
Good day everyone! For those who would like to travel to Bohol and experience wonderful service, you may call our office, Modern Era Travel and Tours and we will make sure to find the best resort hotel for you in Bohol. We will provide a friendly and courteous guide that will assist you in all your activities so that problems like those mentioned here will be prevented from happening. It is a better option to have a guide from a travel agency so that you can be sure to make your visit in Bohol wonderful. You can call us at (032) 236-1805 or email us at
Evs wrote:
Wednesday, 9 April 2008 14:24:55 PHT
Me and my friend wenny with lola and nanay, visited in bohol particular in Dauis last april '07. We we'r so swerte to have a tour guide, who's very accommodating and friendly at the same time even we have lunch at 2 or 3pm already its late in short but sulit.
Lyn wrote:
Tuesday, 18 March 2008 17:47:27 PHT
The food in Dumaluan Beach is not that good also!
Joseph wrote:
Tuesday, 4 March 2008 03:31:12 PHT
Bohol is the best and friendliest island I ever saw yet. It is the way the Philippines was intended to be dedicated to attending church and being polite and truthful in manner and respect for whats right.Its an island of peace and harmony and tranquility.It teaches the world that you can still have that simple happiness that abounds if you have a big heart for humanity.
Felix wrote:
Wednesday, 27 February 2008 14:02:54 PHT
Hi! For me, Bitaug Beach Resort is a good option better than Dumuluan. Small resort (seems like private resort) but the area is very nice and very relaxing, service is also good seems like very personal. The rates, cheaper than Dumuluan and the rooms are bigger. Try nyo!
Alison wrote:
Thursday, 21 February 2008 20:57:20 PHT
The beach in Dumaluan is beautiful but I cannot say the same about the Dumaluan Beach Resort. Their customer service is the WORST I have ever experienced - and I have traveled around the Philippines and the world quite a bit.

We had booked and prepaid for our rooms only to find upon arrival that they were not aware of our arrival and were asked to wait 30 mins while they cleaned one room. (We wanted 2 rooms) Check-in was at 2pm, we arrived at 3pm. The other room was ready. We were tired and asked to be brought to the room that was ready. It only had a queen bed for two. We had booked 2 family rooms for 4 each. We asked about the additional bed and the lady said that the room was actually an executive room for 2 (P3,800) and could only fit an additional single bed and they would put a mattress on the floor for the 4th person. I was angry. Why should we pay P4,300 for a family room and have to sleep on the floor? I was told that there were no other rooms so I demanded to speak to the manager. No manager came. Reception did nothing but huddle and whisper amongst themselves. There were 4 of them. I was brought to another room instead - one that smelled of the toilet. I am not fussy but even this I could not handle. I refused to stay there and again I was told that that was all there was. Again, I demanded to see the manager and after much fuss spoke to her. After much argument and having been shown 2 other rooms which equally smelled as bad (all were twin rooms) - finally we were shown to a family room for 4. Two hours later after our arrival we were finally able to get our rooms.

What a frustrating and unnecessary experience. The rooms were there all along - why give us the hassle of going from room to room and even trying to force us to stay in a room where one person would have to sleep on the floor. Such poor customer service!!! No discount was even offered for that alternative. They were already in the 'wrong' for not having our rooms ready even after having prebooked and paid. Good customer service dictates that you would try to help the customer resolve issues as quickly as possible NOT give them a hard time or try to compound problems.

Once, we were in our rooms - there was no hot water. I went back to the reception and complained to them. They sent someone up but at the time someone was in bathroom so the technician said he would return. He never did. I reported this again to reception and the lady insisted that it was fixed. I explained that it was not and that he did not come back - again she did NOTHING - insisting she was right. Finally, after more insisting, they sent someone up and it was fixed. Again - good customer service dictates that if a customer explains that something is NOT working - you check with the technician and get it sorted NOT insist that you are right and imply that the customer is lying.

If you are bringing guests or friends over - DO NOT GO TO THIS RESORT. Mapapahiya ka talaga sa customer service nila. Even if you are not going with friends - when you are paying for a service - you require at least basic customer service - not staff who will make things very difficult for you and act as if it is all quite normal and acceptable. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS RESORT TO ANYONE. No-one should have to endure such problems when they are on holiday and want to relax.

Yen wrote:
Sunday, 20 January 2008 11:40:19 PHT
Dimaluan beach is a nice option...and from there you can just hire a van to take you around the island. The driver can also be your tour guide.
Indie Over wrote:
Saturday, 19 January 2008 23:06:02 PHT
I was trying to look for some information. all i could read is people looking or asking for some information. No one have given or told their experience in Bohol. No one has given any tips on good places to stay, the cheap ones i mean. Well i am going there with my family. On feb 1 to 4. I really don't know where to stay. Hope that i could find one. Most place that i have seen have no more available rooms until next month. It is really hard to find reservations on good and cheap places.
Cora Demafeliz wrote:
Tuesday, 15 January 2008 12:39:05 PHT
Hi gud afternoon, my officemate & I together w/ our respective families are planning to visit Bohol this coming holy week.pls help us find cheapest hotel/pension house to stay, pls also giv us an idea wer to go wer n our kids wil enjoy & ofcourse d whole group. We also planning to go swimming,pls recommend us beach dat s affordable & safe 4 d little childred. Thanks
Noel Tampus wrote:
Tuesday, 8 January 2008 16:43:42 PHT
I really love to visit Bohol. I am in the travel industry so i always encourage my guests to go & visit Bohol. With the help of the LORD above i wud luv to own a small ricefield before i can retire.
John wrote:
Thursday, 3 January 2008 01:10:35 PHT
Hello, I am John-Philip Enriquez Calulo- tour driver in the 10th largest archipelago in the Philippines Bohol. Good day to everyone and to the visitor of this informative site, here is the itinerary for the Choco tour: Blood Compact Sandugo Shrine visit- it is the first friendship treaty between the Filipinos and the Spaniards during the year 1565 wherein Rajah Sikatuna and Miguel Lopez de Legaspi made a cut in their wrist and drank the blood that was mixed between the two leaders (well, of course it was during those times were HIV was not a problem ;P ). Baclayon Church visit- the OLDEST stone church in the Philippines Python visit- have u ever seen a python that is almost as big as an electric post? Well, now you will! It is the biggest and largest in captivity and can be found in Abuquerque Lobocs River Cruising- hmm eating an eat all you can buffet and at the same time cruising the beautiful river of Loboc seeing the serene beauty of the forest on both riverbanks approaching the Busai falls? And upon arriving, you will be serenaded by children. Isnt that enticing? Tarsier visit- the Wolds smallest primate Hanging Bridge visit- found in Sevilla town Man Made Forest visit- during the early 1940s the town of Bilar is prone of landslides since the quality if its soil isnt that hard enough to sustain itself. So what the local government did, they ask the people to cooperate in planting tress and most of these trees are hardwood mahogany. And with the cooperation of the different sectors, students, teachers, even the military they were able to plant a kilometre stretch man made forest. Even if its 12noon sharp, you wont feel any heat from the sun, never the less all you can smell and appreciate the most is the freshness of the air and the beauty of the environment. The CHOCOLATE HILLS visit- what makes these hills amazing is that its on its perfect cone and during summer it turns into chocolate brown, it is because the soil content of the hills are not that much because its made of corals since Bohol millions of years ago was submerged under sea waters For more information please do contact us in these numbers 09167471474 (globe) and our landline #s (038) 411-5755 (PLDT), 501-8745 (Globelines) . We also do hotel reservations just give us a call. p.s a visitor, suzzete whom we have toured last December left us a comment in this site, check it out
Mary Rose Sylianco wrote:
Wednesday, 5 December 2007 13:50:17 PHT
Hi! We're going for the first time to Bohol this Dec 21. Have anyone ever stayed at Bohol Plaza Resort and Restaurant? Does it have beach front or is near a beach? What about other budget accomodations in Alona Beach? Your response would really be much appreciated.Thanks
Sahana wrote:
Monday, 22 October 2007 16:45:09 PHT
Hello there! Pupunta po kami sa Bohol next month. Ano kaya ang maisasuggest nyo sa akin kung saan beach na maganda at talagang mag-eenjoy kami at babalikbalikan namin. This is our first trip sa Bohol. Gusto ko syempre maging memorable ito sa amin ng husband ko.Thanks po!
Brien Secades wrote:
Thursday, 18 October 2007 13:39:46 PHT
San po ba maganda magskim dto sa Panglao island tapos easy access sa lahat. kaso pinaka malupit dapat cheap lng hehehe sa Oct 30 to Nov 2 kme dyan Hope you could help Salamat
Crisse wrote:
Tuesday, 16 October 2007 12:52:09 PHT
I've been to Bohol twice but it never ceased to amaze me! if you're on a budget and travelling with friends or family, i would suggest citadel alona. the place is managed by tita ping who is really nice as well as the staff. though, not a beach front, it's a lot cheaper to stay here and you can cook your own food. it's across the sun apartelle. Check out their website: or you can contact tita ping at 09182411763. for your tours, you can contact geoffrey at 09162525901.
Jenny wrote:
Tuesday, 2 October 2007 13:08:07 PHT
In response to Bernadette: It was the Dumaluan Beach Resort, the one near Bohol Beach Club...
Bernadette wrote:
Wednesday, 12 September 2007 09:55:36 PHT
In response to Jenny's comment: Where exactly is that? Coz i am about to book in for an accomodation thru this website. It wouldnt be in Bohol Beach Club, would it? Please reply.
Jenny wrote:
Thursday, 30 August 2007 12:09:44 PHT
We chose Dumaluan due to recommendations i got from websites but was disappointed with the poor service and false advertising. We chose the higher priced rooms cos of the bathtub, hot & cold shower, cable tv, etc. Unfortunately there wasn't any hot water even after we complained. Bathtub's not usable cos there wasn't any stopper at the drain. Plus, they didn't inform us that they were doing repairs behind our rooms and only found out about it when we woke up to the stinking smell (like sewerage) in our rooms. On top of that, when we were complaining, the manager refused to put up an appearance. Somehow, this experience tarnished what could have been a relaxing vacation for us.
Marge Fernando wrote:
Friday, 24 August 2007 17:39:25 PHT
Where exactly is Doljo beach, how does one get there, and where can we stay? Also, how far is it from there to Danao? Many many thanks.
Mosa wrote:
Sunday, 12 August 2007 03:22:19 PHT
First thank you very much for all the things you make us have good idea about Bohol I like to see some picture about Bohol beaches so can you ples send me some picture abot Beaches of Bohol in my e-mail ( & thank you very much
Andro wrote:
Thursday, 2 August 2007 20:53:12 PHT
Hey guys!!!I'm from Quezon city and im coming in panglao island this 25 of september,i just want to know what is the best bar in the island.........thanks
Fe wrote:
Wednesday, 25 July 2007 21:54:08 PHT
If you need assistance in Bohol , I suggest you contact I am sure he can help you from rooms to tours
Suzie wrote:
Sunday, 8 July 2007 16:46:57 PHT
Hi Chiqui.. if u r traveling with a fiance, i greatly recomend Dumaluan beach resort or the Bohol beach club. Beaches here are more exclusive. More relax and less people around. Plus having the widest shoreline of white beach. If u r looking for a cheaper place to stay, pick dumaluan resort rather than the BBC. Take note that u will be swimming on the same beach if u stay in either of the two. So choosing dumaluan beach resort is being wise. The food and service is great. U can chooce from 1,400-4,500PHP room prices. I also recomend Rod as tour guide. he will pick u up at the airport, tour u around bohol for whole day and will bring u to ur resort of choice in a resonable price.. much cheaper than those prices offered by resorts. I paid rod 2,2oo but wat we agreed was just 1,800. I paid extra because of the satisfaction ive got. Resorts will ask u 3,500 or + for a tour, so pick Rod! =) Contact him at 09185914969
Caloy wrote:
Friday, 6 July 2007 15:39:19 PHT
Hi, we are looking for a beach house for rent (2-3 pax) on monthly or annual basis near alona/dumaloan beaches. If you know any, please contact me. Thanks
Fe wrote:
Friday, 15 June 2007 12:13:02 PHT
Ms. Chiqui, You may try to inquire our rates for transpo and other needs in Bohol. Please try to call 09173042212. Im sure you they will help you
Chiqui Guerrero wrote:
Tuesday, 22 May 2007 16:04:22 PHT
Hello! I'm from Quezon City and we are visiting Bohol on August 24-26 this year together with my fiance. Can you provide me a good place with very reasonable price for us to stay? What are also the facilities that can be offered by the place you can recommend to us. If theres any place, can you give the website so that we can view the place? Hope you can send my queries immediately for early booking. Thank you.

Just explore the business directory, and see if there is anything to your liking.--Jeroen

Ime wrote:
Tuesday, 15 May 2007 14:41:07 PHT
Hi there we have schedule trip this June 9 to June 12 to Bohol, we are group of 5 with a kid, we wanted to know if theres a good place with affordable rates you guys could recommend. It will be our first time to Bohol we are thinking would it be best to stay in Tagbilaran or in Panglao, we have limited budget.
Egay Dalisay wrote:
Sunday, 13 May 2007 14:05:30 PHT
Im Egay from Davao. We are scheduled to have a vacation in Bohol. We have no idea on where to go....where to start.We will be in Bohol by May 19, 2007 via Sulpicio Lines from Cagayan and will arrive in Jagna. After that we will travel be BUs to Tagbiliran to look for a place to sleep. Any Suggestion on where we can stay? Possible a Pension Inn or Lodging House that is very cheap and safe place to live in Tagbilaran? Any suggestion on where we will start our tour?
Mamatoy wrote:
Friday, 11 May 2007 02:31:35 PHT
Been to Bohol twice and each time I loooove the experience. Each time i went there i stay at Dumaluan beach resort. Very pristine and not too snobbish. I love the food and my husband love the fact he can order beer while lying on the hammock. I love the beach! The Loboc river lunch and the Bee farm trip are memorable. Keep it up and keep it clean! This summer im coming back and this time we are taking the dolphin tour! yipeeeee!!! Question? How much is Dumaluan charging per night now? any info?
Glen wrote:
Sunday, 6 May 2007 20:44:56 PHT
I am Glen and i am travelling for Bohol this 9th of May.. i am from Iligan and i'll be leaving here on the 8th.. and will ride a supercat from cebu to Tga-bilaran, Bohol.. I am going to Calape, Bohol.. and it is my first time, can you give me details on what do i take to get to Calape? how many minutes does it take from tagbilaran to Calape? what should i ride? thank you
Sheng wrote:
Tuesday, 24 April 2007 20:43:39 PHT
Hi there! I'm from Manila and have plans to visit Bohol this coming months, with 3 other friends, just want to know if you can provide me with idea on where to go and how much would the cost be in staying in Bohol. We plan to be there from june 8 to 11...feel free to send me email =) thanks
Latagaw wrote:
Friday, 20 April 2007 12:31:02 PHT
What's the difference between Dumaluan 1 and Dumaluan 2? I made my reservation in Dumanluan Beach Resort.
Funtabulous5 wrote:
Tuesday, 17 April 2007 18:01:58 PHT
Just got back from a 4 day trip to bohol. It was fantastic! Had a great great time. Thanks to Rod who was our tourguide. He also booked the boatman who took us dolphin watching and snorkling. And boy we saw dolphins talaga. We surely recommend Rod. He is a nice guy, very friendly and accomodating. He will surely try his best to make your tour very worthwhile. He even took us to the bee farm which is normally not included in the usual tour. We were a group of 10 and we had no problems with the van especially the airconditioning. Inspite of the heat outside, malamig sa loob. And very affordable siya. You can all contact him at 0918-591-4969. Our homebase was tagbilaran - el portal inn - nice clean place and very reasonable. one day we took the city tour which started at 8:30 and we ended at 9:30 because of all the places we went to. then the next day, rod fetched us from the hotel and brought us to where the boatman was for the dolphin watching/island hopping in the morning. we then had the boatman bring us to bohol beach club where we stayed the whole afternoon. grabe it was great. we paid 350 per person (100 for fee to use the beach and the pools and other facilities, then 250 for food/drinks). we asked rod to fetch us from BBC at about 5:30 pm then he brought us to the bee farm for dinner - great food and ganda ng view (beside the cliff).
Patrick wrote:
Wednesday, 11 April 2007 13:21:32 PHT
I would like to apologize to all the people who sent me

just ask geofrey all about this. the above rates are the actual expenses paid during our stay. it may vary from time to time. you may only use this as guide to your budgeting.

Patrick wrote:
Wednesday, 11 April 2007 13:21:15 PHT
I would like to apologize to all the people who sent me email messages which i have not replied then. I was constantly on field work and seldom read my emails. Anyways, here are the two econo resorts that would suit your budget.

Sierra madre resort - (038) 5029789 ---room rate starts at 1,500 pesos (with a/c) ---small but comfy

Oops! bar resort - (038) 5029031 ---room rate starts at 800 pesos (fan room only) ---very nice cottage, still new ---great garden as well tour guides: geofrey - 09156054799 mang joven - 09194194517/09202810530

If you'll choose geofrey, kindly tell him that i was the one who referred you to him so that he'd help w/ everything you need while you're in bohol. car rentals: bohol tour package: 1,800 - 2,000 (car - good for 4) 3,000 (van - good for 10) airport transfers: 600 (van - good for 10)

Just ask geofrey all about this. the above rates are the actual expenses paid during our stay. it may vary from time to time. you may only use this as guide to your budgeting.

rico encinares wrote:
Wednesday, 4 April 2007 13:51:17 PHT
Bohol Beach Club - The Best!!!
Milane wrote:
Tuesday, 3 April 2007 12:57:03 PHT
For those who are planning to go to Bohol, i have a list of some resorts in Panglao...

Alona Beach: Alona Kew - (038)5029042,5029027 Alona Palm Beach - (038)5029143 Alona Tropical - (038)5029024 Lost Horizon - (038)5029099

Dumaluan Beach: Dumaluan 1 - (038)5029114 Dumaluan 2 - (038)5029092

Nikki wrote:
Saturday, 31 March 2007 11:34:52 PHT
It's nice to read about Bohol. I am planning to go there with my huband and 5 months old daughter and experience the majestic beaches of Bohol... but I would like to have a nice but cheap/economical place to stay. Any help please...or any packages that is affordable... do reach me at 0928-500-4434. Thank you.
MJ wrote:
Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:38:21 PHT
It's nice to read about Bohol. I am planning to go there with my boyfriend and experience the majestic beaches of Bohol... but I would like to have a nice but cheap/economical place to stay. Any help please... do reach me at 0917-624-4570. Thank you.
Kamal wrote:
Wednesday, 21 March 2007 15:41:51 PHT
The Bohol Beach Club is lovely. My wife and I stayed there for 4 nights. It's a little far from town but it has the most beautiful private beach front I have ever seen.
Mitch wrote:
Tuesday, 13 March 2007 14:55:24 PHT
My barkada are planning to spend the holy week in bohol. Can anyone advise me where to stay? Just like what Patrick is sayin.. economical but nice resort. Please contact me at 09164715540. Thanks!
Wana wrote:
Friday, 9 March 2007 19:24:36 PHT
Enticing! Where's the best and most affordable spot to go to? Will be going there mid july...
Jhane wrote:
Tuesday, 6 March 2007 12:15:06 PHT
Hi! my boyfriend and I are planning to visit Bohol but I dnt know anyone and where we could stay a very nice, comfortable place and affordable one, could you give me an idea to where and how to contact that place for our reservations. you can contact me at this number : 09184506623.. thanks! by the way, that geoff, can you contact me? The one being recommended by patrick...
Patrick wrote:
Tuesday, 27 February 2007 12:10:27 PHT
Our Bohol trip was a BLAST! i never expected that Bohol is such a great pristine place like i never thought it would be. the white sand and nice beach, it's all vacation and fun for me and my family especially with my girlfriend. like most of you here, i'm one of those persons who are very eager w/ details and looking for economical places to stay considering the cost of spending vacation in Bohol. should you have any queries whatsoever, you can email me at so that i could help find the right place to stay and refer you to the most hospitable people to deal with so that you may not be fooled. special thanks are awarded to my newly-found friends, GEOFREY and RENAN! they made our trip unforgetable! they're the ones who helped us especially GEOF! Kudos to you my friend. to all first-timers of Bohol, just contact GEOF if you want to have a grand time of your life. i'll park my pen here and to all those who want to know more about our trip, don't hesitate to contact me so that i could help you one way or the other. bye!
Dave wrote:
Tuesday, 20 February 2007 19:17:23 PHT
I will recommend you to stay at the bohol beach club as it is very family oriented and got the most beautiful beach on the island, white sand and clear water, truly paradise. It's even much nicer than alona beach.
Greyzie wrote:
Sunday, 28 January 2007 14:36:17 PHT
Hi guys! Were planning to visit Bohol my friends wanted at Panglao island but as I've read ur review I think of booking for Dumaluan instead.. I have my 14 months old baby and my husbands friends will come with us so I am looking for a comfortable yet affordable resort for u think at Dumaluan beach is really ok? I fear my friends won't like the beach but as I've surf the site, for me its really inviting...and the tour, one posted cel # here in the forum I called and its more cheap than the hotel package rate, he doesn't sound lyk colorum..:) pls advise..I don't want make r stay a disaster! thanks! Godbless!
Jennifer wrote:
Monday, 8 January 2007 15:25:57 PHT
Hi, can you suggest a cheaper but nice place. We want to travel Bohol on the 22nd of this month. We will be staying for five nights and 6 days.
kenneth wrote:
Sunday, 7 January 2007 23:59:30 PHT
Hi! I really have this fancy with the floating restaurant, the tarsier and when my boyfriend saw over the internet the picture of chocolate hills, he agreed that we will spend sometime in Bohol..we will check the place this feb for 3d2n, can u recommend a low accomodation and some contacts who can help us roam around the island. Thanks!
Raoul Vecina(Vancouver,BC) wrote:
Friday, 15 December 2006 23:45:09 PHT
ANDA, Bohol is where real nature lovers should go!. I explored the area way back 1980's when i was still living in Cebu. Gorgeous white sandy beaches are dime a dozen, natural spring with oh so cool water, interesting seaside cliffs and coves, and one can go trekking hiking the many trails on mountain ranges or go spelunking with several caves some of them still unexplored. But most of all the hospitality of the Andahanons tops it all. If you want the atmosphere of litte town Philippines, away from it all.....experience ANDA.(Raoul Vecina,AirCanada,YVR)
Rigo C. Mijos, Sr. wrote:
Tuesday, 12 December 2006 05:08:09 PHT
I remember when I was still in grade school, visiting Tawala (where my Lola comes from) roaming around Alona Beach with my uncle. That was not Alona Beach yet. It was a virgin beach that I could hardly beleived when I saw the place 40 years later. Const were everywhere, the dirt roads leading to Alona were in a mess. I should have appreciated if the local govt have a master plan for the place. It has no control whatsoever, evident on how the new construction and the existing bldg looks like. If I could only show you a picture on how the beaches in Florida USA looks like, our questions should be identical.
Dexter wrote:
Friday, 8 December 2006 04:52:05 PHT
Im planning to have a vacation in Bohol, can anyone suggest a nice and pocket friendly place. How about contacts. Thanks
Crisse wrote:
Thursday, 30 November 2006 06:49:37 PHT
Best place ever! We might come back march '07... you may contact Geofrey for your tours to diff spots. He can also suggest as to where is the best place to stay. His cp# is 09156054799. :)
Rodel wrote:
Wednesday, 8 November 2006 17:34:22 PHT
Hi Jenny, I am planning to go to bohol for a 3D2N stay starting 29 November. Since you have been to that place can you please tell me where I could find low priced accommodation? I was communicating with Alona Kew, do you recommend this resort? thank you very much. rodel
Antontte wrote:
Wednesday, 8 November 2006 12:02:56 PHT
Hi Jeroen. My friend & I are having a 3-day vacation in Bohol on the 30th of nov. We plan to stay in Isis bungalows. What can u say about the place? Pls give me some feedback. Thank u so much.
Crisse wrote:
Tuesday, 7 November 2006 18:29:45 PHT
The best place I've ever been to! We've stayed in Alona kew resort.
Charles wrote:
Tuesday, 17 October 2006 16:05:33 PHT
To whom it may concern po.. I plan to spend my honeymoon with my wife there in Bohol. I don't know where to go. I checked out sites in the net but I could nopt afford them.. where can I go to with a tight budget. tnx
April wrote:
Friday, 6 October 2006 06:57:29 PHT
Please help. I am confused. Shall we stay at Ananyana or Alona Palm. Which one has a nicer and cleaner beach. Also would like to be able to wander off the resort, not only stuck in the resort grounds...

I can't compare Anayana, since I've never been on the place. At Alona Palm, you can easily stroll along the beach and eat at some of the other facilities there. At Anayana, which I think is more secluded, it may be more difficult.--Jeroen.

Jenny wrote:
Wednesday, 27 September 2006 08:07:06 PHT
Hi! We just came from Bohol a week ago! It's soooo wonderful, amazing.... truly a paradise! :) To everyone who wants to plan their vacation, I suggest you contact Manong Joven, #0920-281-0530. He is very friendly and helpful to us, giving us options for resorts and everything (so we can choose which one is nice and affordable!) and also give us a tour in famous, beautiful stop spots of Bohol. I still wish to go back there some time... :) Thanks for the website, it is really helpful.
JC wrote:
Saturday, 19 August 2006 19:13:32 PHT
Panglao is better than Bora. Serene and romantic beach! People are warm and friendly. A place where you can forget everything! Hey! Don't expect an awesome nightlife here! It's going to be you guys,the moon, the beach, the wind, and pareng san mig light!
Farah wrote:
Monday, 3 July 2006 17:58:34 PHT
Me and my officemates are planning a trip to Cebu and Bohol this Aug 26-30. Where could we find an affordable yet nice place/beach to stay?Can you recommend wonderful spots and activities for us?Perhaps an itinerary..(",) much could ds possibly cost us.tnx so much!
Cherie wrote:
Wednesday, 21 June 2006 04:57:41 PHT
Me and my relatives went to a beach in Anda last Nov.2005. It's called flo-wer beach resort. Really nice place. It is owned by a boholana and her husband is German. Nice cottages and diving spots. I loved it. Hope to come back soon.
Vivienne wrote:
Tuesday, 6 June 2006 09:29:58 PHT
Wonderful website - It made me plan my trip to Bohol. Will be staying in the Doljo Beach area can you advise as to cost of transport from Doljo Beach to Momo Beach and to Alona Beach? Also please advise as to cost of "banka" to Balicasag Island. Keep up the good work and let's spread the word about preserving Bohol's Natural Wonders!!!
jaki n wrote:
Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:35:04 PHT
whew! bohol beaches were amazingly fascinating! beach resorts were great specially the amarella! chek it awt!
Hetty Pearce wrote:
Monday, 8 May 2006 10:30:12 PHT
This article is quite interesting. Keep up the good work. I am currently living in New Zealand and planning to spend 3 months holiday in Philippines with my Italian-German boyfriend. Of course i love my hometown Cebu but i want to explore beautiful places like Bohol, where i have never been before. A few of my Kiwi friends visited Bohol a few months ago and all of them were very pleased and had great time and would like to go back as soon as they get a chance. Its great to know that Bohol have friendly and warm people, great delicious food, awesome beaches...its Paradise. I want to be in that Paradise hopefully soon :-) God Bless Us All. Warm regards, H.Pearce
Nat wrote:
Monday, 1 May 2006 19:55:07 PHT
How does Doljo beach compare to Alona beach? Are sea urchins a big problem?
Joules Caldero wrote:
Saturday, 29 April 2006 06:10:00 PHT
Is there a beach resort in Maribojoc?
Kat wrote:
Thursday, 27 April 2006 00:36:30 PHT
Which do you think is better in terms of value for money? Panglao Island resort or Ananyana?
Olive Jimenez wrote:
Monday, 3 April 2006 07:14:28 PHT
Oh my comments about Bohol, maybe this December going to Bohol spend xmass in Bohol with my husband, but naguluhan ako kasi ang ganda ng mga beaches di ko alam kung saan ako na beach mag stay help me ok, I think ALONA OR PANGLAO. ITS A NICE PLACE MAYBE.
May wrote:
Saturday, 1 April 2006 23:45:43 PHT
Which beach has the best sand Anda, Dumaluan or Alona and which resort is the closest to the beach Alona kew, Alona tropicator or Bohol divers? I saw Isis terraces on the net and thnk its great. Can anyone provide me wllth their contact no. tnx
Brad wrote:
Friday, 31 March 2006 17:22:51 PHT
Thanks Mel! I'll take your advise, actually I'm thinking of either Panglao or Alona.

Brad, Alona Beach is on Panglao Island, which consists of two municpalities, Panglao and Dauis. There are a number of very nice beaches on Panglao Island, but near Alona Beach is the largest concentration of resorts.--Jeroen.

Mel wrote:
Friday, 31 March 2006 07:36:16 PHT
Hi Brad, just visited Panglao Island recently. I can advised you to take Alona Beach. The place is perfect, solemn and with full tranquility. Good for honey mooners as well.
Carol wrote:
Monday, 27 March 2006 15:35:41 PHT
Visited Bohol with my family February 2005. The tranquility of the place, the powdery white sand and the friendly smile of the people makes the place worth a visit.
Brad wrote:
Monday, 27 March 2006 12:43:02 PHT
Hey there! I'm planning to go to Bohol in June with my girlfriend, it will be our first time, we've been planning this trip for a long time and I'm hoping we will have a blast. Just want to know where is the best beach to go & set up a perfect marriage proposal? Pls. guys I need your opinion, I only have 2 mos. left. Thnks a lot!
Roane Ruta-Villanueva wrote:
Friday, 24 March 2006 16:50:30 PHT
My husband & I r going to Bohol Beach Club, Brgy. Bolod, Panglao Island on May 5-7, 2006 together w/ his officemates. This is my first time to go to Bohol. I would like to go dolphin & whale watching & maybe arrange a countryside tour for everyone. Is it going to be cheaper if I ask our hotel to arrange the dolphin & whale watching & countryside tour for us or from Mr. Baritua? If I remember it right, our hotel package includes airfare & 20 mins. sailing. 20 mins.? :-) Please help us make this vacation a memorable & fruitful one. U can text me at cel no. 09159803989 or 09218400964 for comments & suggestions. Thanks!
harold olalia wrote:
Wednesday, 22 March 2006 02:13:35 PHT
i love bohol! ganda! dami ko pang di napuntahan... babalik ako... hehehe
harold olalia wrote:
Wednesday, 22 March 2006 02:13:18 PHT
i love bohol! ganda! dami ko pang di napuntahan... babalik ako... hehehe
Bernard wrote:
Wednesday, 15 March 2006 11:53:20 PHT
Wow ang ganda ng Bohol
Leidl wrote:
Thursday, 23 February 2006 10:09:56 PHT
My husband and I are planning to visit some beaches in the Philippines and we remain undecided between Boracay and Bohol. I have read many bad reviews about Boracay and received only good endorsement about Bohol. Being that Bohol remains relatively unspoiled, I 'd like to see it while I can. In response to Roman (January 2006 comments above,) I definitely understand what you mean. It is very sad to imagine that such beautiful islands and pristine waters are only available to a few well-heeled Filipinos and foreigners. It is also sad to see how many of our beaches have been destroyed over the past several years. The philippine government and past presidents should have protected and preserved our shorelines so that everyone, young and old, rich and poor, can enjoy one of God's gifts to mankind. It is not too late. Filipinos should lobby for the protection of beaches and their surroundings for the enjoyment of all and of future generations. This was President Roosevelt's objective when he ensured the protection of national parks in the USA----Americans and peoples from all over the world thank him to this day and we are just more than happy to preserve them!
Dalapogi wrote:
Saturday, 18 February 2006 18:42:15 PHT
I want to visit Panglao beach. Please somebody tell me the cheapest and easiest route to go there and which beach is the best.Thanks a lot.
Patrick Pabalan wrote:
Saturday, 11 February 2006 05:26:41 PHT
Love Bohol people are fun and friendly.
Roman wrote:
Monday, 30 January 2006 22:17:31 PHT
I feel elated when people appreciate my place. It is truly a place that is blessed by God. But I may be the only dissenting voice here, but I would rather speak of a sad truth as long as it is the truth. It used to be, when we were young, how we can go freely on the beaches of Alona, Sunrise beach, Bikini, the beaches that are now Panglao Resort beach and Bohol Beach club (BBC). But sad to say, and maybe I am lucky or blessed because I can still sometimes afford to pay the entrance fee, I can still go and enjoy the place. But not in Sunrise beach. A new resort is being built in Sunrise and soon again, only those who can afford to pay can enter. I appreciate BBC's public beach but they have closed it recently for "repairs" and maybe that area would not be too public or as big as before. Suddenly, the Boholano is a stranger in his own place. I appreciate the people from abroad who come here, settle down, integrate with our people, but unfortunately, some have claimed the beach areas to themselves, which, the Philippine constitution has always maintained to be public domain. Yes, it is, but seal off all land entries. So the prudent public would not dare access it from the sea. I guess the Boholano is more prudent that those who seal off the land access.

I don't want to be messenger of doom here. Bohol is God's little paradise. But it is up to man to destroy it. We have witnessed abuse also from the locals before, in the form of illegal fishing and sand quarrying - and I think Shangrila in Mactan should return the sands of Bikini to where they rightfully belong. But again, that was a collaboration of greedy locals.

How can Bohol be preserved such that generations of Boholanos, Europeans and peoples of all races can come and enjoy God's little paradise when we are already in our graves?

I spoke to Cong. Chatto already about this - and that is make legislation to CONTROL. I hope the bill he is pushing in Congress now is ALSO about control not just the PROMOTION of enjoying Bohol. I have no qualms about tourism, in fact, we should encourage people to come and see the beauty for themselves, but everybody must go beyond that one more step forward to protect it too.

The beaches of Bohol MUST remain free to the Boholano, however, with effective controls to make sure it is not abused.

I fully agree with this sentiment, and urge everybody to keep the beaches a public place.--I've written to the governor about this issue already, and will do so again if I receive more complaints. Please also clearly assert your right to walk on the beach. On the other hand, I would like to call on everybody to keep the beaches clean. Please pick up your litter and left-overs, and deposit in the garbage cans, or bring it back home. Don't give resort owners this excuse to close the beaches.--Jeroen.

Carlos Yturzaeta wrote:
Tuesday, 24 January 2006 22:11:46 PHT
Alona Beach is wonderful,like a paradise. We stayed at Alona Tropical Resort, very nicely laid-out, landscaped, wider beach front, pleasant beach front, and well maintained facilities! We are pleased with the kind of management this beach has-Great! Alona beach is peaceful, relaxing and refreshing. No one bothers you when you stroll--compared to Boracay where about 5 out of 10 you meet along the beach try to sell something to you! In Alona, rest assured you can bask in the sun and no one offers you something. I was in Bora first week of Dec. 2005 and while sipping a cold drink along the beach, 6 solicitors came to offer their services in 20 minutes! Please don't allow this to happen in Alona Beach area!
David Allen wrote:
Friday, 20 January 2006 10:28:05 PHT
I like to visit Bohol with my Filpina wife whom is from Antipolo city Manila. I hve been to Batangas which was also nice place at the resort there. Sincerely, David Allen
Daylight wrote:
Monday, 9 January 2006 17:46:03 PHT
Hi everyone! Bohol is d best place to have a vacation & to live!! My father is from Panglao & my parents built their retirement home there. I work in Manila & when me & my husband & kids went there last August, oh boy, we don't wanna leave the place! Are there any job opportunities there? I can do anything, multi-tasking is my forte even, graphic design. THANX A LOT!
Rowena Aranas Cinches wrote:
Thursday, 29 December 2005 09:00:10 PHT
Bohol not only blessed with so much of nature's best...but also with overflowing kindness of hearts of every individual...who was born, raised and living in. Folks center God evidenced with their great love for religious traditions and festivities...values are as clear as the crystal ocean waters..God bless Bohol!
Gerard van Bremen wrote:
Wednesday, 23 November 2005 18:48:22 PHT
Volgend jaar gaan wij onze vakantie vieren op Bohol. Wij hebben een huis gereserveerd bij Flower Garden Resort. periode 29.04.06 t/m 23.05.06. Hebben er erg veel zin in. The Filis heeft op ons een grote indruk achter gelaten na onze eerst vakantie vorig jaar op Mindoro..Puerto Galera, doch als niet duikers (wel snorkeling) vielen de stranden ons daar wt tegen. Datgene wat wij zoeken is o.i. Panglao Island. Onze vraag is echter, lezende alle rewiews op jouw side, voor relaxed zwemmen en zonnen lijkt ons Alona Beach minder geschikt (zee gras, stenen en zeesterren) is dan Doljo Beach of Dumaluan Beach niet beter? is dit makkelijk te bereiken en geen privestrand voor de daar liggende resorts? mijn vrouw is nogal gesteld op een fijne ligstoel kun je die daar krijgen of huren. Om daar te komen lijkt ons geen probleem middels lopen of een tricycle of taxi vanaf Alona Beach. Verder mag ik je complimenteren met je prachtige onformatieve Webside... Corrie en Gerard van Bremen Oldenzaal
Allelou Gumapac wrote:
Sunday, 13 November 2005 08:53:59 PHT
Bohol is the epitome of a great vacation. I truly love being in Bohol, it just made me feel quite different, I feel more relaxed knowing that I am safe. It's great coming back there last summer and I cannot wait for my next visit...=)
Ethel Largo wrote:
Thursday, 22 September 2005 18:50:48 PHT
There's no place like Bohol! Really!we stayed in Panglao Island Beach Resort for 3 days, and it was great!i just cant control myself with those favorite foods and enjoyed listening music from those Boholeno singers. It was a great great experience!we explore the Bohol's pride chocolate hills, loboc river floating resto.visited some other beaches, and encouraged us to go back someday soon with other family members.these beautiful nature spots make us proud!I said to my friends, if you wanna feel relax, go to Bohol, and dont ever miss to go and visit its white white terrific beach, everywhere!
Jeveth wrote:
Sunday, 18 September 2005 17:06:46 PHT
Thanks Bohol! I really love Bohol so much. I miss the beautiful beaches, the places, the people and the wonderful memories. im so excited to be back home to heart is in Bohol.
Jhoy Zarate Arado wrote:
Tuesday, 6 September 2005 12:53:50 PHT
Hi.. all can say BOHOL is nice place for me.. Gusto jud ko m balik sa Bohol.. kaad2 when i was just a 12 yrs old on that tym.. and im very eager to sat the chocolate hills, and i see it personally. I went to panglao,,, I really njoy on dat vacation.. So how I wish I can go back on that place.. its a nise place for me.. wer turta is my favorite and saging nilubok.. hehehe...
Jaszangel Irena Marissa wrote:
Monday, 5 September 2005 13:15:50 PHT
I'm having a vacation at my tito's place which at the same time my birth place. Tagbilaran, particularly at kaing-it beach.. It has a nice atmosphere where all should look for. Actually I am booked to visit there again this month of September . so..see for yourself! jaszangel
John Johnson wrote:
Wednesday, 20 July 2005 21:04:03 PHT
I'm planning to go there this coming January. How is the weather like? Also, what is the rate on the hotel?
Walter wrote:
Wednesday, 29 June 2005 12:23:19 PHT
Thanks Jeroen! another question pls. If we would rent a Van it charges us P2,400 inclusive of pick up from the airport and day tour...not included the cost of lunch at loboc river cruise.How much would it cost us (2 adults and a 6 yrs old kid) in that river cruise including lunch?
Walter wrote:
Thursday, 23 June 2005 12:48:53 PHT
We're on our way to Bohol next month...How much is the taxi fare from Tagbilaran airport to Dumaluan Beach Resort?..and How much would it cost us (3pax) to have a Day tour - and what are the places to visit in case? Thanks...

A taxi to a location out of Tagbilaran can charge double the meter, but for popular destinations one-and-half times the meter. For Alona Beach, that turns down to 280 pesos, normally rounded to 300 pesos. For Dumaluan it should be a simular amount. Day tours require some negotiation, and depends on the type of vehicle used.--Jeroen

Sam wrote:
Wednesday, 15 June 2005 18:59:08 PHT
Hi, I have never been to Bohol and I'm planning to visit next week, pls help me decide which is better Bohol beach club or Panglao island, Thank u.
Leia wrote:
Monday, 6 June 2005 18:29:53 PHT
May I know, in what beach is Panglao Nature Island Resort is located?

If I am staying at Alona Beach, can I walk from here to Bohol Beach Club. Which beach is better Alona or Dumaluan beach (in terms of sand quality, clarity of water, presence of sea-urchins)? Thank you so much. we plan to go there this October? is October a good time to visit Panglao is?

Panglao Nature Island Resort is on the other side of Panglao Island, facing Cebu Island. Too far to walk unless you're into trekking. I advise taking a taxi or habal-habal going there. You could walk to Bohol Beach Club from Alona Beach, but it is quite a walk to, so better also take a car or motorbike. The number of sea urchins on Alona beach is quite limited if you stay within the sandy range. Be careful when you venture into the deeper parts with seagrasses.--Jeroen.

Carol Lao wrote:
Tuesday, 24 May 2005 22:57:16 PHT
It's like paradise! It's very cool and springy!
Dexter and Nono Ruiz wrote:
Tuesday, 17 May 2005 19:34:11 PHT
God...what a beautiful place! This was my first reaction upon arriving Panglao Island and Alona Beach. You will surely love the place. So quite and so relaxing. How I wish I could stay longer in the Philippines and of course..the beaches in Bohol!
Mari wrote:
Tuesday, 3 May 2005 10:56:08 PHT
Finally, am on my way to bohol next week! i'm so excited!!!!
Jack Lewis wrote:
Sunday, 27 March 2005 21:09:57 PHT
I have never been to Bohol yet but my wife nad I bought some beach property there and we are contemplating building a home there. We would like to get some information regarding construction costs, permits, etc. We need also information regarding business opportunities on Bohol and especially Panglao Island. Thank you for your assistance.
Bernadette Cutanda wrote:
Wednesday, 16 March 2005 10:35:10 PHT
all i want to say is Bohol is a wonderful place to live for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Joy wrote:
Wednesday, 9 March 2005 00:15:29 PHT
Beaches of Bohol..........awesome! It was a breath taking site with the white sand and its clear water. It was my first time to enjoy swimming on a beach. Im so glad i made the right choice in going to Bohol rather than to other places. Its not crowded and it gave me the chance to really appreciate nature and its wonders. Boholanos are nice too and the food!!!! I look forward in visiting Bohol again and take my family with me.
Al wrote:
Monday, 28 February 2005 00:20:46 PHT
Gela! ato gi storyahan ani ang pag dili sa pagtunob sa hunasan nga alang unta sa tanang mga bol anon. Kung ugaling naay naglili sa mga turistang naghubo cguro di na nmo kalikayan kay di na uso sa mga bol anon.Ug mag sun bathing unta na cla adto sa compound sa ilang gipuy an nga resort aron di matental ang mga bol anon nga mo tan aw. Nabag ohan intawon ming mga bol anon nga naay baye o laki nga naghubo. Unta himoan nang balaod nga did an ang mga turista nga maghubo dha kay di baya cguro puede maghubo sa publiko.Correct me if im wrong.
Barbara A. wrote:
Sunday, 20 February 2005 18:35:26 PHT
I've been in bohol last janary 29-30 2005! it was my first time to be there and im really awed by the beaty of bohol! becase mostly of their tourist attractions are natural, by being there you could really see how wonderful and creative god is! ang cute talaga ng tarsier!their beaches are very clear grabe talaga ang ganda!!! and the people? wow! very accomodating and very hospitable! keep it up boholanos!!!! i hope you will continue preserving nature so as to help our failing economy!!!! god speed....
Barbara A. wrote:
Sunday, 20 February 2005 18:34:59 PHT
I've been in Bohol last janary 29-30 2005! It was my first time to be there and im really awed by the beaty of Bohol! becase mostly of their tourist attractions are natural, by being there you could really see how wonderful and creative God is! ang cute talaga ng tarsier!their beaches are very clear grabe talaga ang ganda!!! and the people? wow! very accomodating and very hospitable! keep it up Boholanos!!!! i hope you will continue preserving nature so as to help our failing economy!!!! God speed....
Jemilene wrote:
Thursday, 10 February 2005 16:11:55 PHT
Well, coz i came and grown up in the beautiful Island of Panglao,where most of the nice and famous beaches lies in, i shall say that its really beautiful.. as they say, that we should "love our own" especially our own land. ^-^

I'm actually planning to go back for a holiday this coming few days.. and was very excited for it especially that I will be with special someone . Will be in at Alona Kew White Beach as we have decided to stay in.

I just hope that since its his first time to be there, he wont be dissapointed. Hope he will enjoy the beach and the hospitality of the people in my hometown.

Though there are negative reactions or comments from the visitor who have been there,( well, that cant be avoided..) thats normal and it helps people to grow or improve whatever it is critized.

Though I love my home town, as they say its beautiful, but we cant deny the fact that now it is really critized, as I have seen in the news that its now one of the way for prostitution which I feel very sad about it. Some are taking advantage of it. Actually in Panglao, they are proposing to continue the Airport, which I felt very sad about it. Coz sooner or later it will bring bad effect to the Island in many ways. Prostitution might become worst, though this time its not so obvious. But sooner or later we dont know what will happen. Illegal business might come in, like drug trafficking which as far as i heared from the people it becomes terrible this time. IM VERY SAD ABOUT IT..

Well, going back there, I will just try to enjoy. MISSING BOHOL VERY MUCH!!!

Well, we don't like the idea of an Airport in Panglao either. Which such a good airport on Mactan, money could be much wiser spend, and tourists could be brought in directly from Mactan with a fast ferry at a much lower price.

Criminility is a problem of all places and times, and when a lot of wealthy people come to a place, it naturally attracts people with bad intentions. Just follow some basic precautions, and don't be to flashy with your wealth. Drug traffickers in the Philippines mainly market the local population, but we should take care that the beach will not get an image similar to some beaches in Goa, India.

Currently the hotels and resorts in Panglao have a policy of discouraging prostitution, because they know you can't have sex-tourism and normal tourism in the same place; and in the long run, normal tourists with respect for humanity, nature, and the local culture will bring in much more in terms of development and profits. Lets hope this policy can be maintained. Ofcourse it can't stop all prostitution, as when a guest checks in with a 'girlfriend' who happens to be a prostitute, they have no way to tell the difference from a genuine couple, but once they start inviting different 'girlfriends' every other day, they will be made understood that such behaviour is not wanted. Unfortunately it takes just one greedy person to break such a policy and spoil the beach. Note that I will unlist any business condoning prostitution from this website (Which doesn't mean businesses unlisted here do this: I just haven't been able to list all businesses and facilities here).--Jeroen

Gela wrote:
Friday, 4 February 2005 00:00:25 PHT
Hello Lovelove, asa god dapit nga dagat nga nilabay ka. It's true, may lugar na Beach sa Panglao, na dili paagian. Sa akong nadunggan nga galabay-labay sila kay manglili man kuno ang mga pinoy. Kay ang mga tourista gahubo man usab kung mga sun-bathing sila. Kay ang pinoy magpalamolamo man lang kuno og labay-labay. Grabe no...anyway regards ninyo diha.
Jean Amahan wrote:
Friday, 14 January 2005 10:53:57 PHT
Hi!sa tanang taga bohol esp. to my home town BATUAN. Ning uli ko last 1994 ug medyo wala pa ma improve ang Hinagdanan Cave nindot laba ang duol didto nga beach. Maajo unta kung ila na tong gi improve. I do believe we are the number one touristspot in our country. Kay mas nindot ang atong beaches compare to other places nga na visit naku. I think tourism is good investment in our land, if we keep it in good way such as:no crime & etc.)maayo ang negosyo. Pls. don't try to be friendly. We should be friendly to all our guest(banyaga),kay kung daghan nang mosulod sa atong dapit esp. in our famous beaches "Panglao" daghan ug trabaho ang atong mga kababayan dire sa bohol.I hope there are more improvements this year para daghan ko ug makita inag uli naku pohon. I'm praud of being a boholana and I love my home land. Miss you all BATUANANON....
Al wrote:
Sunday, 28 November 2004 23:56:41 PHT
Akong dakong pasalamat sa atong Gobernador sa iyang pag issues sa Executive Order No.13. Hinoon unta nga di lang sa papel rana nahisulat kundi tumanon unta. Ksagaran raba maayo lang ta pag gama ug balaod pero sa pag implementar na hinay ug way igong kusog pagbuhat. Cheers to you Governor Erico Aumentado. Abante Bohol.
Pao wrote:
Wednesday, 17 November 2004 00:42:28 PHT
I strongly urge you to preserve all beaches in your guys are very lucky to have such diverse flaura and fauna within your reach. lets all do something to preserve our ecosystems
Al wrote:
Wednesday, 27 October 2004 21:17:16 PHT
Tinood gyud nang imong giyawyaw tanan love. Ambot btaw mautro paba ning atong abilidad nga puro raman unta ta Pilipino ug mga paisano/paisana.Siguro nagsalig na ang mga engkantong tag iya sa atong kabaybayonan sa mga gisandigan nilang politiko nga ilang gilanahan ug dakong kuarta aron wa nay makapugong sa ilang di makiangayon nga gibuhat.Mag ampo lang ta nga mausab ba unta ang palakaw sa atong pangagamhanan.
Lovelove C. Zoberi wrote:
Wednesday, 6 October 2004 14:27:55 PHT
Sa di pako mag sugod sa akong kominto or sumpay sa kominto ni al, manganusta una ko sa atong mga ka sano ug sana diha sa atong Bohol. Hinaut unta na anaa kamong tanan sa maayong pang lawas kay kong kami diri sa America, maayo lang usad. Bahin sa kominto ni al, tinood ka sa imong gipang sulti al, kay kami bitaw diha mi namisita kami diha sa atoa uban akong bana, gisoroysoroy intawn nako siya diha sa mga beaches sa Panglao, intawn ang pobre ming labay lang me diha sa Alona gi baglong me sa guwardia na bawal daw mag labay sa ilang dagat. Na unsa na ni? kitang mga taga Bohol dina man noon ta ka lakaw lakaw sa atong-ang mga kabaybayon. Naunsa na noon ne? Nag hari naman ang mga banyaga sa atong yutang na tao-an? Dili madugay, ang Bohol ang tag-iya na diha mga banyaga na. Tood kay mga Pinoy ta, dili na diay ta mahimo na makalakaw lakaw sa atong baybay? Na mura na ni ron, porki dili ta pution ug pamanit di na diay ta puwede na mag lakaw lakaw diha?unsa na diay na diha para na na sa mga banyaga? ug usa pa, ming anha me sa usa ka bar diha, sus perting dugaya ang witer nila, gilamyan labyan lang me kay naka ingon intawn sila na mga local lang pod me, ilang giuna ug pag tagad ang mga banyaga.kay unsaon man hehehe mura man intawn me ug taga lasang ug mawong. kay naka ingon sila na sus dako gyud ta ug tip ani kay mga turista ning atong unahon mao ng ila lang intawn ming gilabyan labyan. Totaly ignore me nila mao ngperting kasuko nako sa witer mao ng akong giingnan na dong ganina pa me diri pero wa gyud ka mag tagad nako, mao ng akong giingnan na angay pa gani na kami iya unahon kay mga kapaisano me niya. Da lagi naka tilaw lagi siya ug kasaba nako.
Al wrote:
Wednesday, 18 August 2004 05:13:11 PHT
when i had a visit of one of the beach in Panglao I'm so suprised nga di na diay puede moagi sa ila hunasan kay ila na daw na. How true is this? Is there any law thats prohibits us in passing or using the seashore? Are we had no right to use or pass our own land? Boholanos are prohibited to use our own land because of some greedy businessman who had a connection to some politicians and they are now untouchables. Is these problem can be solve?

All beaches in the Philippines up to 30 metres from the highest high water line are unalianable government property, and cannot be private property. Since it is public land, you have the full right to go there (there are some exceptions ofcourse, such as for military installations, etc., but they don't apply here). This is the law of the land, and cannot be ignored or changed by local politicians. Please educate the security guards and other people who harrass you, and preserve your rights. We have had the same issue with some resort owners at Alona beach. In case they continue to harass you, you could report the issue, complete with all details to the webmaster, and we will take action. What might be an issue is that all roads to a certain beach lead over private property, in which case the only way to the beach may be by boat. In many cases, traditional right of way does exists though, but is very difficult to enforce.--Jeroen

Al wrote:
Sunday, 15 August 2004 17:10:25 PHT
Panglao beach is a wonderful place. Pero ang mga beaches ug swimming pool diha wa kaayo ma monitor ang water quality ug daghan na ang mga building structure nga naa dapit dool sa hunasan nga wa na mosunod sa 20 meters salvage zone. Hope, nga ma solve ni sa ato Municipal ug Provincial Gov't. Officials.

It is a pity that some resort owners think it is necessary to build constructions within a few meters of the shore, or sometimes even up to the high water line. By doing so, they destroy the attractiveness of the beach, and, in the end, their own business. I strongly support a 50 or even 100 meters from the high-high-water line building ban, and (responsible) demolition of all existing constructions within that line as soon as possible. I agree there is a task here for the municipal or provincial government to protect the beach and their own future income, and protect short-sighted resort owners against their own stupidity. Unfortunately, it is far too often greed that kills the chicken with the golden eggs.--Jeroen.

Nico wrote:
Wednesday, 11 August 2004 18:30:24 PHT
It's great!!!! sana makabalik pa ako!!! lalo na sa beaches.
Myrabel Balase wrote:
Friday, 6 August 2004 18:40:23 PHT
Im very excited to be there very soon...
Joy wrote:
Thursday, 5 August 2004 15:34:52 PHT
Bohol is an island paradise! It is a place of relaxation. Good food and warm people. Ask for more?! Wazz up Baclayon? Im gonna be there soon!
Blessmae Palapar wrote:
Monday, 2 August 2004 10:45:38 PHT
I hope will be coming on your place very soon.
Blessmae Palapar wrote:
Monday, 2 August 2004 10:44:48 PHT
The HCHS faculty will go there on September 26-29 2004 because they explore the province including the tourist spots esp.the beaches.
Rene famindalan wrote:
Wednesday, 21 July 2004 15:39:31 PHT
BOHOL..... is the most beautiful tourist spot. actually I love beaches, surfing swimming with freinds. and the most beautiful beaches I found is Alona beach coz its near to the house of my friend. "SAIL on BOHOL"
Rosemel wrote:
Tuesday, 22 June 2004 09:34:04 PHT
Panglao is paradise!
junrey wrote:
Monday, 21 June 2004 23:10:28 PHT
hello,bohol whats up!! im here in saudi arabia now but maybe this coming month i want to go some beaches there, and actually im book already there but the problem is whos guest service agent in the hotel/resort i want to refer can i know also there e-mail address.thank n more power...
maris wrote:
Saturday, 19 June 2004 21:08:35 PHT
panglao s d best place on earth! i was born dr and im just so proud of ds place. it has developed a lot and it just fils so great known dat a lot of pipol, not only frm d philippines, love ds island too. well, ds s wat i consider as bohol's tourism crown jewel..
Marlet wrote:
Tuesday, 15 June 2004 23:41:55 PHT
We were set to go to Panglao Island but end up in Boracay because our companions have not yet visited the island. We are planning to visit Panglao next. But we have no idea about this place. So, anyone? We want to know the rates, transportation etc. If you also want to go with us, you are most welcome! Our contact number is 09102808485
Dodong wrote:
Friday, 4 June 2004 09:31:40 PHT
Alona beach is one of the most beautiful beaches found. With white sand, crystal-clear water, and beautiful underwater views.
Junalyn Kurath wrote:
Thursday, 3 June 2004 04:04:41 PHT
Hi, I have a question before but I didn't get any answer..pls let me know if there is a ferry boat from Nasipit to Bohol and let me know also how much is the fare and how many hours. In October we gonna visit Bohol Beach Club for few weeks we have booked already in hotel..thank you.

You could try a search for "Nasipit Ferry" on Google. I did so, and found that Cebu Ferries connects from Nasipit to Jagna. From Jagna, it is a one-hour bus-ride to Tagbilaran.--Jeroen.

RIGO C. MJOS, SR. wrote:
Saturday, 8 May 2004 03:57:05 PHT
I think the local government should start implementing a guidelines in regards to building cottages along this beaches. Right now, the way I saw the last time I went there (last year) buildings were just erected with no guidelines or plans.

We can't agree more. The current short-sightedness of some resort owners and the blind-eye of local governments really threatens to destroy one of Bohol's best natural resources and future income.--Jeroen.

mr will wrote:
Sunday, 4 April 2004 10:47:53 PHT
nuary 2000 stayed a month panglau island is the perfect chill,
chinny wrote:
Monday, 29 March 2004 17:53:57 PHT
the best!!! powdery white sand, blue green waters... what more culod i ask for? i was there for 3 days and boy!!! i dind want to leave! best vacation ever!!!! :)
Gerry Ibarrientos wrote:
Wednesday, 24 March 2004 13:54:32 PHT
Were planning to go on holyweek at Alona Kew Resort in Panglao with my wife, 9 & 11 yr old kids. Do you think the beach front is kids friendly (shallow? Thanks to advise me on this.Panglao Island was recommended to me by a friend... Thanks to get your reply...

At Alona Beach, the sand slopes gently, and you can walk for about 50 - 75 metres until it gets to deep for wading. After about 25 metres you'll find sea-grasses, and have to be careful not to step on sea-urchins. No problem with these if you stay within 25 metres of the shore.--Jeroen

Janice Gruenberg wrote:
Tuesday, 27 January 2004 13:47:54 PHT
There's 8 of us planning to go to Bohol this summer. One family is from the States comprising of the couple (in their 30s) and 2 kids- age 1.5 and 4. The other family is mine (from Manila), comprising of the couple (in our 30s) and 2 kids- age 3.5 and 5. Where is the best place to stay. It has to be one that has lots of fun things to do FOR KIDS. I was thinking of Panglao Island Nature Resort. Is this the appropriate resort? I want to have other choices. Please advice. Also, can the kids be able to go dolphin watching, too. If yes, it would be great to add that in our agenda.

I have no personal experience with Panglao Island Nature Resort, but for small kids it is important to find a place where children can play safely, and some resorts are above very steep and sharp rocks -- something to be aware of. Personally, I find it preferable to be at Alona Beach, as there are a number of different facilities available, which means you can choose where to eat your meals, and taxis, tricycles, and other facilities are readily available. Alona Beach tries to be family friendly, but still has somewhat of an orientation towards divers. Plenty of fun things for kids: beach, water, snorkeling, sailing for the older kids, daytrips to the Tarsier sanctuary in Corella; whale watching can be done even with small kids, as long as you hold them close to you -- life-vests are available with some of the boats, including that of Jojo.--Jeroen

Will Sevilla wrote:
Friday, 23 January 2004 06:23:36 PHT
I believe Bohol is a great vacation place with all the beautiful beaches and friendly people. However, I also believe that it is a great retirement place for the very reasons mentioned. I am looking forward to retiring in Bohol - back home where I was born.

It will be a great retirement place if you have enough social contacts, and can stay in touch with relatives (children, for example) in the country you're retiring from. For most Westerners: don't go unprepared, and be sure you can adjust to the different life style and the culture shock, as living in Bohol is quite different from just being there on a holiday trip. Having said all this, yes, I think it is great to retire here.--Jeroen.

Roger P. Arais wrote:
Saturday, 25 October 2003 14:44:29 PHT
Its common knowledge to all of us that Bohol is one of the most visited place in our country today. Maybe this is because of the many things Bohol can offers to its visitors. One of the many pride of Bohol is its number of beautiful beaches......
Mary Emie Hangad wrote:
Wednesday, 21 May 2003 05:07:42 PHT
Bohol rocks...wanting a vacation, a quite place to relax well, you have come to the right place. Bohol's Beaches are what your looking for.
Mary Emie Hangad wrote:
Wednesday, 21 May 2003 05:04:44 PHT
Well, I used to live in Bohol for about five years and the beaches there were so awesome. Compared to beaches where I live now...the white sand beaches is cool...esp. Bohol Beach Club...and of course Bohol Diver's Resort was fun since a friend of mine owned it. You can never forget your memories once you've come to Bohol. It offers you what you want and the Boholanos are kind, friendly, hospitable and generous people. They will want to guide whoever is new to that province. So, I say more power to the Boholanos and its beautiful nature and white sand beaches.
harvey wrote:
Monday, 19 May 2003 09:43:47 PHT
where is the place place to stay in bohol? Pangalao island nature resort or bohol beach club? Im planning to go there this july?
LSN wrote:
Thursday, 8 May 2003 21:18:39 PHT
The white sand beaches in Panglao Island are beautiful. I like them better than Boracay because there are no garbage floating about.
shella wrote:
Thursday, 8 May 2003 16:20:36 PHT
Hi! Bohol is really a nice place to live, with the white beaches in Panglao, you will never think of any beaches like ours!
Cristine de Guzman wrote:
Tuesday, 29 April 2003 23:37:15 PHT
good day. My friends and I are planning to go to Bohol this May 16-19, 2003, but we don't have any idea where to stay. Could you give us rates, contact numbers or any suggestion as to what place we could stay. WE've been planning this since last year and we have save some of our money just for this. we hope you could give us the best deal so we could maximize what ever amount we have saved and make our stay there a memorable one. we are 11 (9 adults and 2 kids) ? how much is the air fare? WE would be truly grateful for any suggestions you could provide us. Thank you so much and More power.
cristy walter wrote:
Monday, 21 April 2003 07:10:21 PHT
I would like to know how much the price of dumaluan beach per night, as a standard room and also bohol beach club. thank you very much. regards, cristy
Wondering wrote:
Wednesday, 26 March 2003 00:12:44 PHT
Anyone has personal experiences or feedback on Panglao Island Resort? How about the beaches there? Are they as nice as Alona Beach?
Blessy diwa from tour travel wrote:
Wednesday, 19 March 2003 15:51:33 PHT
My mobile number 09183591757.
blessy diwa from tour travel wrote:
Wednesday, 19 March 2003 15:45:25 PHT
To the Bohol agency/tourism. Can you give me all the informations and contacts number.about all the beaches/resort ib bohol we need it badlly. Thanks...
Mark Anthony Hora wrote:
Wednesday, 5 March 2003 15:48:08 PHT
Doljo is one of the beautiful beaches in Bohol. All I can say is hi! to all of you there in Panglao especially to my brothers & sisters over there ...
Stephen wrote:
Sunday, 2 March 2003 19:30:09 PHT
Definitely. Bohol is my great pride...ranging from great people to its great fact Im organizing a school tour to Bohol this relation, it would be great if you could give me list of friends out there, their names and cellphone numbers so as when we could arrive their, we could met new friends that Bol-anon? that correctly pronounced...thank you... from cagayan de oro stephen.........09194194517 thanks.. it would be a great help for our tour
Melinda Tan wrote:
Saturday, 1 March 2003 00:37:14 PHT
We havent actually been to Bohol but I've seen so many amazing pictures of Panglao island! My friends and I are planning to go there this may but we have no idea where to look for decent resorts or how to contact them! Please help us! Nothing too expensive or fancy please! Thanks :>

Just browse around on this website, all the addresses can be found on the business page.--Jeroen.

Posh wrote:
Sunday, 23 February 2003 22:33:27 PHT

I was disappointed with the accomodations in Dap-dap. The sleeping quarter was sub-standard and the place, although peaceful, wasn't kept up to par. However, we're talking year of '97. I hope it has improved since then. Is there any simple yet decent place to stay overnite or 2 for my visit to Anda come July '03? Regarding Anda, I so love the place. It's my Shang-ri-La. It might not have the fancy trappings for a tourist, but that's the beauty of it. Less is more. . .:-)

ChesyKate wrote:
Friday, 21 February 2003 19:38:10 PHT
hi same here -->in addition to the above query, could you please recommend a 2 night 3 day itinerary (including sunrise at Choc hills and dolphin watching) using one or two beaches as base camp without spending too much time on the road.
ChesyKate wrote:
Friday, 21 February 2003 19:36:44 PHT
Hi...we are planning to visit the Phl this year (2003) and we would like to rent a car (without a driver). Is there any special rule that we need to know about driving in Phl. and if so where can we find info about it (e.g. webpages) And how much would it cost? Any advice where we can be to rent a car in Tagbilaran? We certainly wanna visit Anda Beach. Is there a good scuba diving resort there? Who can you recommend? thanks....a lady from Maribojoc
pureza wrote:
Friday, 21 February 2003 16:21:05 PHT
in addition to the above query, could you please recommend a 2 night 3 day itinerary (including sunrise at Choc hills and dolphin watching) using one or two beaches as base camp without spending too much time on the road.
Zyrel wrote:
Friday, 21 February 2003 08:53:47 PHT
Is Dumuluan a nice place to stay? Do you recommend the place? I would like to ask how can we get around Bohol, like Chocolate Hills, Loboc River, Hinagdanan Cave, and I want to see Tarsiers. Do I have to rent a vehicle how much is the price?
shy wrote:
Friday, 21 February 2003 08:49:19 PHT
I would like to ask the room rate of dumaluan
Mileth wrote:
Tuesday, 18 February 2003 19:37:15 PHT
For those people who want to go to the beaches in Bohol, I recommend to go to Bohol Beach Club. My husband loves on that beaches very perfect!!! better than Boracay ever! Feels like our private beach and very quiet, also the foods are perfect! you will never regret.
ttc wrote:
Tuesday, 11 February 2003 12:41:45 PHT
Which one would you prefer, Alona beach or Dumaluan beach? Why?

Difficult question. Alona beach is somewhat over-developed, with several resorts that have build concrete platforms and walls to close to the shore-line. It could be much improved if all constructions would be moved back to about 50 or even 100 metres from the high-water line. Dumaluan beach is, except for a few high-end resorts, not yet as much developed, and development is blocked by 'right-of-way' and land-ownership issues. Even if beach-side plots are available there, they cannot be effectively developed into resorts, since the construction companies and visitors will have no convenient way of getting there.--Jeroen.

Donna Banzuela wrote:
Tuesday, 4 February 2003 12:35:05 PHT
Definitely, comparable to other famous beaches. Will surely give better value for your money.
shelomar wrote:
Friday, 31 January 2003 12:48:08 PHT
white sand is all over! one cannot say "no" to the water! it is paradise.. i will be coming back..
David Pack wrote:
Sunday, 12 January 2003 00:21:29 PHT
Jan. 10, 2003 I was at Dap Dap and Bohol Beach Club in February of 2001. Dap Dap was very quiet and pretty and simple. Bohol B. was really nice and fancy and very well kept with pool. The food was very economical for nice meals. Both are recommended and I hope to return
Arnell wrote:
Saturday, 21 December 2002 08:02:40 PHT
Nindot unta ug duna say pictures sa matag resort. Well of course, advertisement na man pod na no? I wish mo invest ang mga resort operators sa imo website.
Ms. Benie S. Mejia wrote:
Thursday, 19 December 2002 17:14:15 PHT
I was in Bohol last year, sometime in February and stayed at Bohol Beach Club with relatives. I liked the beautiful white beaches but the thick sea grass on the water a bit spoilt our fun! But gererally, it's a beautiful and quite place to relax. The numerous clean rivers and the greenery of Bohol is extremely pleasing to the eyes. Bohol too is not crowded which makes it even more attractive to tourist. People are friendly, the place is quite and unspoilt and there are places to go whether for adventure, for relaxation or for sightseeing and enjoying nature at it's best. The 'Chocolate Hills' and the tarsier distinquishes Bohol from the other islands! Tourists should visit this place!
lou hingpit wrote:
Wednesday, 11 December 2002 11:40:19 PHT
Kumusta ang mga kahigalaan nato sa Bohol.My dream house would be by the seashore of BOHOL ISLAND. TO ME THIS IS PARADISE TO LIVE IN THIS PLACE.
Nicanora H. Bag-ao wrote:
Sunday, 1 December 2002 18:36:10 PHT
I think there are still beautiful beaches not mentioned above, to name a few, Bohol Beach Club and the Public Beach, all in Panglao Island.
Joy Quilit wrote:
Saturday, 16 November 2002 02:54:51 PHT
Hello to all to the people of Bohol. I like the beaches in Bohol esp. Bohol beach. I am half Boholana, my father comes from Clarin Bohol. I hope we can visit next year. Thank you and may God bless you all.
Bang Geonzon wrote:
Monday, 11 November 2002 05:55:51 PHT
I read that there are a lot of good comments about Anda, Bohol beaches. I'd just like ot confirm these praises! I've been to those beaches since I was a child, and I never cease to love the place. There used to be one developed resort which is Dapdap, but my aunt decided to open their own resort, Family Beach Resort, which is a stone throw's away from Dapdap (Dont' worry guys, this is a friendly competition. Both beaches owners are relatives! =D). Solitude used to be the theme of those beaches, but now you can also have fun if you feel like it. You can visit the website i made for FBC. Guys, please do visit it immediately, coz i just made it for a contest, and i might change it soon.

Here is the url for FBC's website:

We've been to Anda and strolled all of Anda Beach, and we love it! -- Jeroen.

Moon Geon Sik wrote:
Thursday, 26 September 2002 11:41:26 PHT
Alona beach was the best place I ever have been to. The scenery was beautiful. Food was delicious. Most of all, the people are nice; they are generous. (and I recommend Playa Blanca)
Ms. Smile wrote:
Saturday, 27 July 2002 12:54:11 PHT

Well I just want to say: Keep up the good work for the Alona Kew White Beach.

Raoul Vecina wrote:
Tuesday, 23 July 2002 12:05:43 PHT
Any adventurous, nature-loving soul who is interested to explore the sights and beauty of Anda, Bohol can drop by the Anda Municipal Hall, and look for Mayor Paulino Amper or Linda Amper and ask for the sights explored before by Raoul Vecina and his Cebu Mountaineers... Raoul Vecina (Air Canada, Vancouver International Airport).
Raoul Vecina wrote:
Friday, 19 July 2002 14:28:34 PHT
Visit Anda, Bohol for beautiful white sand beaches, and countless coves. Tranquility and solitude can be found in this small town with friendly people. My Cebu-based mountaineering group trekked and explored the highlands and the numerous caves, which would definitely be a challenge to the adventurous. There's a hidden wonder of rock formations accessible only by boat, a Bohol version of El Nido... Visit Anda, Bohol, go mountain trekking, caving, boating, and camp in the many secluded white sand beaches after a days adventure... To my friends, and relatives in Anda, Bohol: kumusta ninjong tanan!... Raoul Vecina(Air Canada, Vancouver International Airport)
Peter van der Ark wrote:
Thursday, 18 July 2002 23:41:38 PHT
Hallo Jeroen,

De foto van "Beach at Panglao" is genomen in Dumaluan beach... Ik was de naam vergeten mooi strand daar alleen is het niet erg diep dat water... Je moet een flink stuk de zee in.

Gyn Gochangco wrote:
Friday, 3 May 2002 12:31:41 PHT
I plan to go to Bohol this sept. Grateful if you can provide me with a contact person so that he/she may guide me during my stay and help me with the accomodations. Thank you!
Mike Ligalig wrote:
Monday, 15 April 2002 22:22:10 PHT
Try the beaches of Anda. It's an unforgettable place. You can stay in Dapdap Beach Resort, the first developed resort in Barangay Candabong. The rest of the 10-kilometer stretch of white sand beaches in Anda remains untouched by commercialism and modernism. Solitude is the language of the place...
Patricia Peronilla - Soler wrote:
Thursday, 11 April 2002 14:30:52 PHT
Definitely better than Boracay! Breathtaking beaches!

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