The most famous beach on Panglao Island is without a doubt Alona Beach, however, if you are looking for an uncrowded and untouched beach I highly recommend checking out the beautiful white sands of Panglao Beach.
I have put together this complete guide to Panglao Beach including where it’s located, how to get there, and what to expect when you arrive.
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WHERE IS PANGLAO BEACH?
Panglao Beach is located in Dauis on the northern coastline of Panglao Island in Bohol, Philippines.
From the main tourist area of Alona Beach in Panglao, it’s a short 20-minute drive to reach this location.
HOW TO GET TO PANGLAO BEACH BOHOL
The best way to get to Bohol Panglao Beach is to rent a scooter from one of the many scooter rental stores dotted around the Alona Beach area. Scooter rentals are around 300 – 350 pesos per day with a full tank of gas.
Alternatively, you can jump in the back of a tricycle and ask the driver to drop you over to this side of the island. For a 20-minute drive in a tricycle, you can expect to pay around 100 – 150 pesos. Put your bartering skills to the test!
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Drone shot of the beach
WHAT TO EXPECT AT PANGLAO BEACH BOHOL
The 200 meters long Panglao Beach is small but very dreamlike. Fringed with coconut palms and turquoise waters, this is hands down one of the best beaches in Bohol.
The only beachfront hotel is the famous and luxury Mithi Resort & Spa which also hosts a small island in front of their shores serving as a wedding ceremony spot.
The little island can be reached by strolling in waist-deep water and from here you’ll be able to enjoy sweeping views of the coastline.
Drone shot of Mithi Resort
During our visit to Panglao Beach, we were greeted by some friendly locals who were enjoying their karaoke session in a small hut along the beach. They didn’t seem to be disturbed by our presence and we enjoyed the background music as we were relaxing on the shoreline.
We didn’t come across one single tourist which made the visit to this untouched paradise even more worth it.
The best time to visit is during high tide and it’s also a great location to watch the sunset in Panglao.
This is one of the most tranquil and relaxing beaches in Panglao and well worth adding to your Bohol itinerary.
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Coconut palm trees on the beach
Sunset on the beach
Idyllic scenes on the shoreline
WHERE TO STAY IN PANGLAO
Panglao Island in Bohol has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favorite places to stay in Panglao to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Donatela Hotel
Donatela Hotel is the best luxury accommodation on Panglao Island. The hotel offers a private beach area, swimming pool, restaurant, and pool bar. There is a garden villa, pool villa, family villa, and honeymoon villa available at Donatela Hotel. The rooms are air-conditioned featuring a balcony, flat-screen tv, dining area, tea/coffee maker, mini-bar, private bathroom, bathtub, and plunge pool. They can also help you to organize scuba diving, snorkeling, and other activities. Great for families, friends, and couples.
Mid Range: Conrada’s Place Hotel & Resort
Conrada’s Place is located 450m from Alona Beach on Panglao Island and it’s close to shops, restaurants, and other nearby tourist attractions. The accommodation features an outdoor pool, restaurant, snorkeling activities, and wellness spa. There are double rooms, deluxe rooms, family rooms and suites which have air-conditioning, free wifi and breakfast are included for all guests. Conrada can also help you book island hopping tours and other activities. Great place to stay for families, friends, and couples.
Budget: Bohol Coco Farm
Coco Farm is rated the best budget accommodation for a solo traveler. Enjoy a rustic experience with modern luxuries of free wifi and a restaurant. Great location close to beaches and other tourist spots. The rooms and fan-cooled with shared bathrooms and towels are included. There’s also a shared lounge with free coffee and a tour desk.
FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY, SEE MY COMPLETE GUIDE ON WHERE TO STAY IN BOHOL.
BOOK A BOHOL TOUR
Another great way to see all of the best Bohol tourist spots is to book a Bohol Countryside & Panglao Highlights Tour.
This particular tour is the most top-rated tour in Bohol with hundreds of great reviews and thousands of bookings.
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The Bohol Tour includes the following:
- Chocolate Hills Bohol
- Bilar Manmade Forest
- Bohol Tarsier Sanctuary
- Loboc River Cruise with lunch
- Panglao Watchtower
- & much more
Chocolate Hills Bohol
Another option for accommodation in Bohol is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals.
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