Aside from Chocolate Hills and tarsiers, another top Bohol tourist spot we keep visiting is Panglao Island. It is one of the best beach destinations in the Philippines and our go-to beach destination outside Cebu. The stunning coastlines, white sand beaches, and beautiful resorts in Panglao Island make us want to come back often. Not to mention, we can easily reach it via a two-hour Cebu to Bohol ferry.
To help you plan your own beach getaway here, we’ve rounded up the best Panglao Island resorts, some of which we’ve actually experienced ourselves.
Top luxury resorts in Panglao Island, Bohol
One of the Panglao beach resorts we highly recommend is Amorita Resort. From its first-class amenities including the scenic infinity pool to its accessibility to Alona Beach, we’re giving this Panglao resort a 5-star rating.
We spent one summer getaway here and it didn’t disappoint. We especially liked the free sports equipment like kayaks, snorkeling gear, bikes, and table tennis so we could enjoy more outdoor activities while on vacation.
The Bellevue Resort immediately comes to mind when talking about luxury resorts in Panglao Island. It features 155 exquisite rooms and suites, a spa facility, a kids play area, and a fully equipped gym.
This award-winning 5-star resort is notable for its luxe yet eco-friendly facilities complementing the natural environment. Stay here if you’re into luxury and sustainability.
If luxury and exclusivity are what you are looking for, stay at Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa. This top-notch Panglao resort features single-detached balai (villas) and private pools ensuring utmost privacy and comfort.
Of course, the highlight of this 16-hectare resort is the infinity pool that looks as though it is an extension of the blue sea. Take a dip and get pampered in this piece of paradise in Panglao, Bohol.
A tropical paradise is yours at South Palms Resort Panglao. As its name suggests, you can expect to see swaying palm trees on its white sand beach. This beachfront resort in Panglao features 78 villas and rooms, pools, and al fresco spa facilities for your complete rest and relaxation.
The resort is highly rated by guests for its tranquil beach and kind, friendly staff that treat you like a real VIP. You get what you truly deserve in this luxury resort in Panglao, Bohol.
Bohol Beach Club Panglao is one of the Panglao resorts known for its private white sand beach and rooms that overlook the splendid sea. Did you know that they also have pet-friendly accommodations for your fur babies? Yes, you can vacation with your pets at this exclusive beach resort.
Aside from the beach, guests also like their exceptional amenities including an outdoor swimming pool, gym, kids playroom, basketball court, and aqua sports facilities. Surely, there’s no shortage of things to do in this beautiful Panglao resort.
Best beachfront resorts in Panglao Island, Bohol
Henann Resort Alona Beach is a popular beachfront resort in Alona Beach, featuring 400 rooms and suites and Bohol’s largest convention center.
It is highly rated by guests for its beachfront location and accessibility to many restaurants and hangout places in Alona Beach. If luxury and convenience are what you’re looking for, book this Panglao resort.
Bluewater Panglao is part of the Filipino-owned chain of resorts together with Bluewater Maribago and Bluewater Sumilon. Like its other Bluewater resorts, you can expect their signature “amuma” hospitality at Bluewater Panglao. No wonder they are loved by guests for their great service, making you feel like part of a family.
Do note that as of writing, the Bluewater Panglao is undergoing some renovations so expect construction noise during daytime.
BE Grand Resort Bohol is a popular Panglao resort near Alona Beach, although it has its own private beach. It also features 208 tastefully decorated villas, suites, and rooms with breathtaking views.
BE Grand Resort is recommended by guests for its well-maintained facilities including a huge pool and cool rooftop bar where you can wait for the spectacular sunset. If you want to relax or spend special occasions in a serene tropical setting, consider this chic Panglao resort.
If you want to veer away from Alona Beach, you may want to consider staying in Solea Coast Resort Panglao in Danao Beach. This relatively new beachfront resort in Panglao Island features an outdoor pool, a bar, and modern rooms with balconies.
Many guests have complimented the cleanliness of the resort as well as the hospitable staff, making your stay a wonderful one.
Stay at Dumaluan Beach Resort if you want to have a more peaceful beach getaway in Panglao Island, away from the throngs of tourists in Alona Beach. Although the rooms are a bit basic, the private beach certainly makes up for it.
We stayed here before, and we must say that we couldn’t get enough of the sun, sand, and sea. But we’ll definitely be back to soak up everything even more.
So, which of these many Panglao resorts fit your budget and interests? If we miss your favorite beach resort in Panglao, do let us know on our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, and we’ll try to check it out.