Heading to Bohol? Lucky you! It’s a beautiful part of the world. In fact, it’s my favorite part of the Philippines!
From jungle adventures, river cruises, the Chocolate Hills, furry tarsiers, to beaches, sailing and diving adventures, Bohol and neighbouring Panglao offer some of the best experiences in the Philippines.
It’s easy to decide to add Bohol to your vacation. Less easy can be working out the next step – finding the best resort in Bohol/Panglao so you can have your best adventure in this awesome part of the world.
But don’t worry, we can help with this guide to the best places to stay in Bohol, Philippines,
Of course, your answer to where is the best place to stay in Bohol, Philippines will be different to someone else’s as it will depend on your budget and needs, whether you are a beach or jungle person, whether you’re traveling as a solo traveler or group and much more.
That’s why we wrote this guide. So no matter what your budget or needs, you can find the perfect accommodation in Bohol for you.
So whether you are looking for the best beach resort in Bohol/Panglao, cheap resorts in Bohol/Panglao, luxury hotels in Bohol/Panglao or the absolute best resort Bohol offers, we have you covered with the best hotel to stay in Bohol for you.
Before we start, I want to explain the difference between Bohol and Panglao in case you are confused why sometimes these terms can seem interchangeable in travel guides online.
Bohol is the bigger island and where you will travel to from Cebu. It’s where you’ll find jungles, the Chocolate Hills, river cruises and more. Panglao is a smaller island connected to Bohol by bridge and where most people head for beaches, diving, snorkeling and other water activities when visiting Bohol.
Distances are not great and it’s easy to visit both islands during your time in Bohol. You can stay on either island and access all that is great about both islands during your stay. Below, I describe in more detail the best area to stay in Bohol based on your preferences in the where to stay in Bohol section.
So let’s start! Here is our list of the best hotels in Panglao/Bohol as well as some detailed information about where to stay on Bohol.
Comparison Of The Top 12 Options For The Best Place To Stay In Bohol/Panglao
|Name||Star Rating||Price (USD)||Area||Book|
|Loboc River Resort||★★★||$$||Loboc||Click here|
|Water to Forest Ecolodge||★★||$||Loboc||Click here|
|Henann Resort||★★★★★||$$$||Panglao Island||Click here|
|Amorita Resort||★★★★★||$$$||Panglao Island||Click here|
|Bali Villas Panglao Bohol||★★★★★||$$||Panglao Island||Click here|
|Alona Northland Resort||★★★||$$||Panglao Island||Click here|
|Moon Fools Hostel||★||$||Panglao Island||Click here|
|Amun Ini Beach Resort & Spa||★★★★★||$$$||Anda||Click here|
|Blue Star Dive Resort||★★★★||$$||Anda||Click here|
|Anda Poseidon’s Beach Resort||★★||$||Anda||Click here|
|Belian Hotel||★★★||$||Tagbilaran||Click here|
|Metrocentre Hotel & Convention Center||★★★||$||Tagbilaran||Click here|
Where To Stay In Bohol
As we’ve mentioned, Bohol is a hidden gem you can find in the Philippines. Are you looking to experience the jungle life? Or would you rather wake up to scenic beaches? In Bohol, you can have both. You can start from the interiors of Bohol where all the jungles are then head to the outskirts to see the coast and discover the beautiful beaches.
Bohol is located in Central Visayas and is easy to travel to. You can go for a ferry ride or just hop on a plane. There are a few transportation options, and Bohol is well hooked up so getting there is a breeze.
Taking the plane, you’ll arrive in Panglao. It’s one of the most popular tourist places to stay and it’s where you can find most resorts and beaches. Opting for the ferry ride from Cebu will take you to the heart of Tagbilaran City.
Near the center of Bohol, you can experience the jungle life. See the chocolate hills, or have a go at Bohol’s famous adventure parks. You can even stay by the river in the jungle of Loboc.
But, if you prefer the beach, you can find some of the best Bohol resorts near the outskirts of the province in Anda or Panglao.
To help you have the best travel experience, we’ve made a quick guide below to each of the best answers to where to stay Bohol as well as a Bohol beach resorts list to help you find the best accommodation in Panglao/Bohol to help you decide where to book.
Want to know how to get to Bohol? Read our guide here.
Panglao Island/Alona Beach
Panglao Island (generally associated with Alona Beach) is located near the bottom of Bohol and is popular among tourists from all over the world for its scenic beaches, stunning coral reefs, and famous dive spots.
Alona Beach is great for people wanting to stay in a more lively area. Choose among any of the famous Bohol Alona Beach Resorts and drink a few cocktails near the shore or enjoy the buzz worthy nightlife. You can certainly let loose and have fun in Alona Beach.
There are plenty of accomodation options to choose from. You can find a cheap hotel in Alona Beach, or get pampered in more luxurious resorts. Whatever it is, we want to help find the perfect Bohol Alona Beach accommodation for you.
If you prefer town life, Tagbilaran may be perfect for you. Tagbilaran offers plenty of good value and cheap places to stay in Bohol. Plus, there’s plenty of things to do. You can visit the national museum of Bohol or have a food trip to taste the Filipino cuisine. You can go for a stroll around Tagbilaran City Park, meet new people, or experience the culture and nightlife.
Tagbilaran City has a lot of manmade attractions to balance out your stay in Bohol. It’s where you can find most restaurants and shops, it’s also where you can see beautiful spanish architecture or visit St. Joseph The Worker Cathedral Parish.
Make sure you stop by the city during your visit and enjoy!
Loboc is definitely one of the hottest destinations in Bohol. It’s the best place to stay in Bohol for family trips or even independent travellers. It’s known for its forest-fringed river where you can listen to Frank Sinatra tunes on the river cruise, go kayaking or paddle boarding, or even dine in one of its floating restaurants by the bridge in the town centre.
You can search for waterfalls, visit the Bilar Manmade Forest, or boost your adrenaline at Loboc Ecotourism Adventure Park. Loboc is also home to San Pedro Church, the oldest church in Bohol, and the delicious looking chocolate hills.
Let your kids enjoy nature and have fun with our cute furry tarsier friends during the day and search for fireflies at night.
Accomodations in Loboc are often found by the river and in the jungle, most of which are reasonably priced. It’s one of the best views to wake up to and it definitely brings out a sense of calm and relaxation. There’s so many things to do and see in Loboc, it’s something you can’t miss out on.
Stunning white sand beaches, crystal clear cerulean waters, rich marine life, and deep blue cave pools. Now it’s time to delve into the beauty of Anda, Bohol.
Anda is found amidst the eastern side of Bohol. It’s beauty and peacefulness, often overshadowed by Panglao, deserves as much attention.
This is the perfect place for people looking to unwind, relax, and enjoy the slow rhythm of life. You can lounge on the beach and bask in the sun or go on a journey in search of the hidden cave pools.
There are a variety of accommodations to choose from. If you want to find and stay in luxury beachfront hotels in Bohol, Anda has it for you. There are also cheaper options, like guest houses or home stays.
Top 12 Best Hotels In Bohol/Panglao
Below are reviews of our top 12 best hotels and resorts in Bohol/Panglao
Is your goal for this trip to relax and unwind? Will waking up to the soft sound of the river stream be enough? How about looking out of your balcony to see the sky reflected on the river’s surface? You can have all of that in the first of our places to stay at Bohol, Loboc River Resort.
Located alongside the river, Loboc River Resort offers guests the perfect chance for rest and relaxation.
Choose which view you’d like to wake up to. Do you prefer waking up to the view of the river or the garden? Each room has its own balcony/terrace that allows guests to fully immerse themselves in Loboc’s nature filled ambiance. The rooms are scattered with touches of nature, like the wooden furniture or the stone tiled walls, to further enhance the experience. There are rooms suited for couples as well as family or a group of four travellers.
This Bohol best place to stay offers numerous facilities like its outdoor swimming pool and restaurant that’s right by the river, or take a stroll at the resort’s little garden and watch fireflies at night. Loboc River Resort isn’t just perfect for some r&r, you can also have your own little jungle adventure by yourself or with your whole family. You can go on recreational activities such as boating, water sports equipment rentals, fishing, and even hiking. This resort will definitely bring out the nature lover in you and your family.
Loboc River Resort is 28 kilometers from Bohol-Panglao International Airport, but is close to popular attractions like the Mahogany Forest and the Loboc Adventure Park.
If your plan is to get back with nature for a slice of Bohol’s jungle-like paradise, Loboc River Resort is one of the best resorts in Bohol, Philippines.
The view, the many jungle activities to do right on site, the friendly staff, and the reasonable prices – I can’t hype this place enough!
The resort is in an isolated location right alongside the river, making it hard to get any signal or data.
Whether you’re looking to relax and unwind or adventure through nature, Loboc River Resort is a great place to enjoy for couples, families, and friends.
Looking for a place where nature, fun, and adventure meet? Water to Forest Ecolodge has got you covered. This cheap Bohol accommodation will give you the jungle life experience. The two room types are elevated bamboo huts in front of the Loboc river, giving guests the best overlooking view.
This ecolodge is ideal for backpackers and nature lovers who want a cheap place to stay in Bohol. It’s situated in an isolated location nestled by Loboc River and lush grounds.
Water to Forest Ecolodge aims to give guests the most unique and natural experience. Cottages are elevated two meters from the ground, built dominantly with bamboo to create a mushroom-type shape, with a single column holding it in place. They offer a 4-bed dormitory type room and a more private one for two people. Both room types are open with mosquito nets to keep the bugs away.
The ecolodge has its own Japanese-style cafe with hammocks and picnic tables on the spacious grounds. This secluded paradise offers outdoor activities such as canoeing, paddle boarding, sunset and firefly watching, or firefly watching from a canoe on the river. You can also walk or chill by the ecolodge’s river boardwalk. If you want a real jungle life experience, this is the closest you can get.
Being in a somewhat secluded location, the airport is an hour or two drive away, and getting to the ecolodge is easier by motorcycle because of the narrowing road. However, it’s close to many of Loboc’s tourist attractions like the Tarsier Conservation Area and the Bamboo Hanging Bridge.
Sleeping in nature with the tranquil sounds of the forest and the river in the background. You’re surrounded by untouched nature and you get a stunning overlooking view. It’s the complete jungle life experience. This place is worth a try!
This place is hard to get to by car, there’s quite a few mosquitoes and bugs, no air conditioning, and because the place is open there isn’t much privacy. Also, you’re in the middle of nature so don’t expect great WiFi.
Water to Forest Ecolodge is certainly a great choice for those who want to come and enjoy the natural beauties of the earth. Perfect for nature lovers and backpack travellers who want to escape from the city. If it’s the jungle life you want, it’s the jungle life you get.
Luxury at its finest. Awarded at the 2016, 2017, and 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards, Henann Resort is one of the best 5-star hotels in Alona Beach, Bohol.
Located on the pristine shores of Alona beach, this hotel sits on a 6.5 hectare property. Considered as the biggest among all the resorts in Alona Beach, this hotel truly has enough space to make you feel like you’re in your own paradise.
The resort’s interiors are designed with coastal elements to evoke feelings of peace and tranquility. Rooms have a mediterranean vibe, incorporating light color palettes mixed with blues to tie everything together. All rooms are spacious and you can choose a room that has direct pool access or one with a pool view.
There are many things you can do at the Henann Resort. With their range of facilities you can lounge around their 120 meter beachfront, have a swim at one of their three pools, or have a drink at their pool bar. You can have a spa day, or access their gym. The resort also has its own cafe and restaurant to satisfy any of your cravings.
Another great thing about Henann Resort is that it’s only a 10 minute car ride away from the airport. However, because of it being in a remote location, it’s far from most tourist attractions. The closest ones being the Blood Compact Monument and Baclayon Church.
If your goal is to pamper yourself with a great view of crystal clear waters, Henann Resort has got you covered. The place will truly meet your expectations with its great service and high-quality facilities.
Great spacious location, high-quality and clean facilities, incredible view of the beach, a genuinely relaxing resort.
The place is far from the main tourist attractions on Bohol (same with all accommodation on Panglao), and rooms near the pool or the lobby can be noisy. Many of the activities at the resort are also pricey, but what else can you expect from a 5-star hotel.
Henann Resort is considered by some to be the best resort in Panglao island. It’s perfect for families and couples, as well as friends who just want to have a good time. If the many wellness activities aren’t enough to convince you to stay, the view of the beach definitely will.
Alona Beach can sometimes be too overwhelming with the amount of tourists it gets. One way to get away from the bustling tourist life is by staying in the best beach resort in Panglao, the Amorita Resort.
This resort is located atop a limestone cliff with an unobstructed view of the ocean. It’s luxurious and eco-friendly, making it one of the best places to stay in Panglao for eco-conscious travellers.
The rooms and villas are designed to embody Bohol’s natural treasures. They integrate key elements into their interiors like wood and limestone to create a distinct island ambience. It has an organic modern aesthetic to complete your escape from the urban fray.
Amorita Resort has its own wellness spa, a gym, an in-house PADI dive center, and an incredible infinity pool where you can watch the sun rise and set. Oh, did I mention they have their own hidden private beach too? Amorita has its own private beach for its guests which can be accessed through a wooden staircase.
They also have green spaces for those who want to hear the birds chirping while looking at ornamental plants, flowers, and huge trees. Plus, the resort houses its own restaurant that offers Filipino cuisine with a Bohol touch.
The resort is only a 10 minute car ride from the airport, but it’s quite far from the main attractions Bohol has to offer.
There are times when we feel the need for zen, we want to escape the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. If your goal is to truly escape from that and immerse yourself in some peace and quiet, Amorita is the place to be in.
This hotel pays a lot of attention to detail, nothing is out of place and everything is perfect. The staff are super friendly and everyone gets treated like VIP. The view over the seaside is also something to take note of, especially during sunsets at the viewdeck.
The only thing to take note of is the resort’s distance from other tourist attractions of Bohol, and, because the resort is located on a cliff, it’s harder to locate. Seeing as it’s another 5-star hotel, prices are a bit steep.
“Amorita” translates to little darling in Spanish, and true to its namesake, Amorita is your own slice of paradise. Couples will truly appreciate this sweet getaway, as well as travellers who want to escape the noise of everyday life.
Some getaways require more privacy than others. For travellers who want their own space, Bali Villas Panglao Bohol is the perfect choice for those looking for Bohol hotels in Panglao.
These villas are located in Bolod Panglao, which is only a few minutes away from the white sand and crystal blue waters of Alona Beach.
The villa offers two rooms, each designed for a more seamless indoor-to-outdoor living. The interiors are decorated with tropical decor to enhance that cabana vibe. Each Villa has its own private pool with private outdoor lounging.
Travelling couples or those who are on their honeymoon would love the privacy that Bali Villas Panglao Bohol has to offer. You’re a short distance away from all of the fun going on in Alona beach, so your alone time won’t be disturbed by all the noise. However, it’s still close enough that you can easily leave the comforts of your cozy villa and join the parties.
Bali Villas Panglao Bohol is a few minutes away from the airport. Aside from Alona beach, Bohol Bee Farm is another nearby attraction.
If you’re looking for some privacy for that sweet romantic vacation, Bali Villas Panglao Bohol is worth considering.
Aside from the privacy and the private pool, the staff is super friendly and the place is very clean.
There isn’t much to discuss but the wifi isn’t stable and they only accept cash.
Bali Villas Panglao Bohol is one of the hotels in Bohol near beach that couples can truly appreciate. The stunning interiors and the friendly staff make the whole trip extra special.
Families and friends who are looking for an affordable beach resort in Panglao will love and enjoy Alona Northland Resort.
Alona Northland Resort is a 10 minute walk away from Alona Beach and is surrounded by lush green coconut trees and other greenery.
The rooms are designed to have a modern Filipino take, they are sleek and infused with ethnic decor to complete the vibe. The many amenities will also make your stay in Alona Northland Resort unforgettable. The resort has its own pool, jacuzzi, and restaurant. They also offer massage treatments, tours, bicycle rentals, and free WiFi in public areas.
This resort is a great choice for families and friends who are planning to travel together. They have a variety of room options to choose from. Two to four people can stay in a room, depending on your room choice.
The setting is beautiful and the location is not too far away from the beach. Prices are reasonable and of good value.
The only issue is the dirt track leading to the hotel, it can get muddy when it rains.
Alona Northland Resort is an incredible yet affordable beach resort in Bohol for families and friends who want to enjoy what Panglao has to offer. It’s well priced and definitely a good and efficient choice.
Travellers and backpackers who are looking for a more affordable budget-friendly alternative will love Moon Fools Hostel.
It’s a dormitory type of accomodation that’s only a few minutes away from Alona Beach.
This place incorporates modern and industrial designs with different colors that pop for a lively and fun vibe. They have a private double room, a 6 bed, 8 bed, and 10 bed mixed dormitory, and they also have an 8 bed dormitory for females. All room doors are equipped with digital passcode locks to ensure the safety of the guests and their belongings.
Moon Fools Hostel has lockers situated outside the rooms, shared bathrooms, and a cute and lively coffees shop. They offer watersports equipment rentals, canoe, snorkeling, diving and water sports (non-motorized).
This hostel is close to the airport and the beach. It’s definitely one of the cheap resorts in Bohol you should try out if you’re on a budget.
Moon Fools Hostel is the ideal place of stay for backpackers and travellers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Bohol.
Moon Fools Hostel feels very welcoming, even when you’re staying with strangers. It’s close to the beach and there are nearby banks. The place is well maintained and clean, plus the common room looks lovely at night. They also have plenty of board games, magazines and books to read to keep their guests entertained.
This may not be the place for people who are uncomfortable with having a shared bathroom or being mixed in a room with strangers. There’s not a lot to do because it has no other amenities like a pool or a gym, etc.
Moon Fools Hostel is a dream for backpack travellers, solo travellers, or a group of friends travelling on a budget. It’s a place where you get to meet new people and have a good time. The hostel itself is clean and fun. Overall, it’s a great cheap Bohol accommodation.
As we’ve mentioned, Panglao isn’t the only place where you can relax near the beach. Anda is another part of Bohol that deserves as much attention.
Nestled within lush greenery and the shores of Anda you can find what’s one of the best resorts in Bohol, Philippines, the Amun Ini Beach Resort & Spa.
Amun Ini, which translates to “this is ours,” is another 5-star luxury resort that will give you a home away from home. The rooms are designed to make you feel like royalty. They are spacious and infused with Ethnic Filipino elements that can be seen through its furniture and textiles. The ambiance of the resort can be reflected in even the smallest of details.
The resort has its own private white-sand beach, a cove you can explore, a nearby dive site, a spa, and its own restaurant. They also have an infinity pool where you can lounge around with a cocktail and watch the sunset.
It’s located in Bas Dako, Cabandog, in Anda, Bohol and is 90 kilometers away from the airport. The nearest attraction you can check out is the Can-umantad Falls.
If you’re looking to be treated like royalty, Amun Ini Beach Resort & Spa will live up to your expectations.
Beautiful scenery, excellent interiors, and amazing staff. I can’t gush about this place enough! There’s a lot to do and it’s perfect for families and couples.
The transportation into town from the hotel may cause a slight inconvenience as it’s in a secluded location. Prices are also steep as it is a 5-star resort.
Amun Ini Beach Resort & Spa can easily be the best beach resort in Bohol, Philippines. Whether you’re simply lazing away at the beach, or looking for adventure, the resort can give you what you want. It’s a place where your spouse and family can enjoy.
Another great resort in Anda, Bohol is the Blue Star Dive Resort. Prices are more reasonable, and you’ll still be able to enjoy the wonders Anda has to offer.
It’s located atop of a cliff that’s right in front of its own little beach. The views are amazing and you’ll be able to enjoy the refreshing sea breeze.
Blue Star Dive Resort offers cute bungalows for its guests, each room is spacious and equipped with a minibar, coffee and tea maker, Wi-Fi internet and an ensuite bathroom with hot and cold shower. Guests also get their own private balcony with a seating area for you to relax and enjoy the view.
The resort has its own outdoor pool, jacuzzi, restaurant that serves Asian and European cuisine, pool table, and spa. They also offer guests water sports activities such as diving and snorkelling on site.
It’s located 84 kilometers away from the Bohol-Panglao International Airport, and the closest tourist attraction is Can-umantad Falls.
If you’re looking for places to stay in Anda, Bohol with amazing views, friendly staff, and great amenities, Blue Star Dive Resort has it all.
Amazing view, good location, resort is very clean, and perfect for a wonderful quiet vacation.
Because of its location, there isn’t much to do outside the resort.
Blue Star Dive Resort offers guests both a relaxing stay and an optional adventure. Aside from great service, interiors, and stunning views, you can explore the resort’s amazing diving spots and enjoy the exotic marine life.
If you’re looking for an excellent budget resort in Anda, Bohol, look no further. Anda Poseidon’s Beach Resort is the ideal place for you.
Rooms are cottage style and simple. Each room is also equipped with free WiFi.
This one of the Panglao/Bohol resorts has its own garden, bar, open lounge, and private beach where you can enjoy Anda’s crystal blue waters.
It’s located 87 kilometers away from the Bohol-Panglao International Airport, and the closest tourist attraction is Anda’s Public Beach.
Anda Poseidon’s Beach Resort is perfect for those in search of a cheap accomodation in Anda, Bohol.
You get more for what you pay in Anda Poseidon’s Beach Resort. It’s clean and the place is perfect for families and friends. The resort is spacious too.
There isn’t much to do outside of the resort, and the room design is very simple.
If you’re looking for great value for your money, consider staying at Anda Poseidon’s Beach Resort. You get more for what you pay with the attentive staff and access to one of the best beaches in Anda, Bohol.
If you want a taste of Bohol’s city life, it’s time to move to Tagbilaran City.
Found near the outskirts of the city, you’ll see the Belian Hotel, one of the city’s finest accommodations. It’s one of the best budget friendly places to stay, Bohol, Philippines.
From the outside, the hotel is extremely bright and welcoming with its modern and chic design. Walking in the hotel, you’ll find that the interiors are white, crisp, and sleek. All rooms are air conditioned and very comfortable, yet still maintaining that modern and chic vibe. Some rooms have a street view, while others have a view of the ocean.
Belian Hotel has its own restaurant and function rooms. They also have a cute coffee shop and bar with an exterior view looking over Tagbilaran’s dock. Plus, the hotel offers guests free WiFi and breakfast.
This Bohol hotel is a fair distance from Bohol-Panglao International Airport and is close to many famous tourist attractions. Blood Compact Monument, Baclayon Church, and Baclayon Museum to name a few.
Looking to experience the culture of Bohol? Belian Hotel is the perfect place to experience the lively city of Bohol.
The Friendly staff, and clean interiors. The convenient location offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.
The rooms are a bit too small to fit a family with kids.
The Belian Hotel is a great place to stay. It’s affordable, offers high-quality service, and splendid amenities. It’s close to the ferry port, many restaurants, and tourist attractions. You’re near the heart of the city where the Bohol life is.
Found in the heart of Tagbilaran City, Metrocentre Hotel & Convention Center offers guests a cozy and elegant place to stay.
Even outside, you can see how the hotel gives off a regal and elegant vibe. The interiors are classic and sophisticated. They offer rooms ranging from standard to presidential suites, all decorated with regal-like furniture.
The hotel offers many recreational activities. It has spacious function rooms and state-of-the-art facilities like its own fitness center, swimming pool, nightclub, bar, restaurant, and karaoke rooms.
The hotel is an hour away from Bohol’s airport, and the hotel offers free airport transfer. If you’re done enjoying the hotel’s recreational facilities, you can go out and venture to Bohol’s tourist spots. Some nearby attractions are Loboc Church, Bamboo Hanging Bridge, and Mahogany Forest.
Metrocentre Hotel & Convention Center is your oasis for comfort and relaxation in the heart of Tagbilaran city. Enjoy what the city has to offer and experience Bohol and its people.
The hotel offers good value for your money. The staff are Cooperative and attentive, and the location is convenient. It’s the best resort in Panglao/Bohol for those wanting to stay in Tagbilaran.
The elevator and rooms are a bit outdated.
Winner of Agoda’s 2019 travellers top choice of the best Bohol hotels in Tagbilaran, Metrocentre Hotel & Convention Center is the perfect place to stay if you want to be close to all of Tagbilaran’s action.
Map Of The Best Resorts In Bohol/Panglao
We hope you found this guide to the best resorts in Panglao/Bohol useful and found the best place to stay in Panglao/Bohol for your needs whether you were looking for the absolute best hotel in Bohol/Panglao or cheap resorts in Panglao/Bohol. You can find all the best things to do in Bohol here or our full travel guide to Bohol here.
Sharon first fell in love with the Philippines back in 2013 when she spent her son’s first birthday on the beach in Boracay. Now she has visited many times and loves sharing her love of the Philippines here so others can enjoy it too