Bohol has quickly gathered its fame as one of the popular beach destinations in the Philippines. With plenty to offer from its famous Chocolate hills, mind-blowing scuba diving experience, and wondrous white sand beaches it’s become a must-visit destination when visiting the Philippines. Panglao is home to some incredible resorts that simply need to be seen to be believed. In this blog, I have reviewed the 13 luxury resorts in Panglao, Bohol to help guide you while booking your accommodation.
QUICK PICKS: MY 3 FAVORITE LUXURY RESORTS IN PANGLAO
Don’t have time to read my detailed breakdown of all the best luxury resorts in Panglao? No worries! These are my three picks. If you book one of these three, you are guaranteed to have a great vacation in a great location!
BEST LUXURY RESORTS IN PANGLAO COMPARISON TABLE
Here is a comparison of the best luxury, beachfront, and cheap resorts in Panglao, Bohol.
|ACCOMMODATION IN PANGLAO||RATE/NIGHT|
|LUXURY RESORTS IN PANGLAO|
|Henann Resort Alona Beach*****||$132|
|BE Grand Resort Bohol*****||$126|
|The Bellevue Resort*****||$114|
|Donatela Resort & Sanctuary*****||$456|
|Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa*****||$293|
|BEACHFRONT RESORTS ON BOHOL|
|Bohol Beach Club****||$190|
|Mithi Resort & Spa***||$179|
|South Palms Resort Panglao****||$172|
|CHEAP RESORTS ON BOHOL|
|Island World Panglao***||$18|
TOP RESORTS ON BOHOL ISLAND, PHILIPPINES
In this blog post, I’ve handpicked the six best luxury resorts in Panglao, four beachfront resorts in Panglao, and three affordable resorts on Panglao Island, Bohol.
BEST LUXURY RESORTS ON BOHOL ISLAND
HENANN RESORT ALONA BEACH
Henann Resort Alona Beach (Luxury): If there is only one thing to love about this luxury resort, that would be its massive swimming pools and plenty of sun loungers. Yes, Henann Resort is right on Alona beach and it’s by far the largest luxury resort on the island.
The resort features posh facilities with a huge restaurant that serves a wide selection of high-quality food. There is also a pool bar, spa with a wide variety of treatments, state-of-the-art fitness center, mini shop, and large rooms. Each room is stylishly designed and furnished with large comfy beds and a balcony. The bathrooms are very spacious and fitted with a bathtub, bidet, hairdryer, and free toiletries. This is easily the best luxury resort in Panglao, Bohol.
Amorita Resort (Luxury): If luxury stay and beautiful ocean views are what draw you to this amazing island, you can’t do better than this luxury-boutique resort perched on a limestone cliff at Alona beach. Boasting 93 luxury rooms, each room is very elegant and has a luxury feel.
Room amenities include a king-sized bed, coffee maker, private bathroom, Wi-Fi, and more. There is a gym, wellness spa, two infinity pools, three dining venues, and a PADI dive center on-site. Enjoy its wide selection of sumptuous meals including steaks while taking advantage of the magnificent view of the azure sea or breathtaking sunset view. Undoubtedly, this is one of the best luxury resorts on Panglao Island!
BE GRAND RESORT BOHOL
BE Grand Resort Bohol (Luxury): Another huge luxury resort that gives you that grand vacation which you’re dreaming about is BE Grand Resort Bohol. The resort features three large swimming pools, five exquisite restaurants, a bar, conference rooms, diving or water sports facilities, a gym, a spa, and a game room where you can play billiards or board games.
Each room comes with a flat-screen TV, coffee maker, Wi-Fi, and an in-room safe. Some rooms have a private lanai and bathtub. There is a lounge on the rooftop of the main building where guests can enjoy the amazing view of the sunset while having their cocktails. The resort does not only boast its luxurious amenities but also its laid-back atmosphere. I love the beachside location of this luxury resort in Panglao, Bohol.
THE BELLEVUE RESORT
The Bellevue Resort (Luxury): Where the pool meets the beach, The Bellevue Resort is an epitome of luxury. This sprawling 5-star resort features lavish and luxurious amenities including its huge infinity pool, a restaurant, Azurea Spa, gym, and a game room for kids.
There are many beach loungers by the pool and beach, some of them have towels ready for the guests after swimming. If you want to splurge, I recommend booking the Bellevue Suite or the Presidential Suite as it offers a balcony with an outdoor Jacuzzi, a bathroom with a bathtub, a living room, and a king-sized bed. Whether you have fun doing water sports or try their spa, Bellevue never runs out of new activities to do during your stay.
DONATELA RESORT & SANCTUARY
Donatela Resort & Sanctuary (Luxury): This 5-star resort is perfect for families, couples, and honeymooners. Nestled in a lush botanical garden, Donatela Resort offers four types of luxury villas: Family, Pool, Garden, and Honeymoon Villas. Each accommodation features an air conditioner, a minibar, a refrigerator, and Wi-Fi.
The property has two dining facilities, a spa, and many activities such as horseback riding, scuba diving, countryside tours, and more. It also offers room service, free private parking, and a concierge. If you stay in Donatela, you’ll love its first-class accommodation, sumptuous breakfast, lovely pool, and awesome activities. It’s very private, peaceful, and has a relaxing tropical ambiance making it one of the most relaxing resorts on Panglao Island.
ESKAYA BEACH RESORT & SPA
Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa (Luxury): This 5-star resort is a haven for luxury enthusiasts. It is perfectly located near the airport, boasting world-class villas with a private pool overlooking the ocean. The small beach is exclusive only to Eskaya’s guests so there is a real sense of privacy here. The resort also offers some activities such as kayaking, horse riding, scuba diving, and more.
The food is delicious and you can choose to have your meals at the restaurant or in your villa. After your day of adventure, the spa might be your best place to rejuvenate. But, the outdoor infinity pool is the most popular spot during sunset while guests enjoy their cocktails.
BEST BEACHFRONT RESORTS ON PANGLAO ISLAND, BOHOL
BOHOL BEACH CLUB
Bohol Beach Club (Beachfront): Nestled in the whitest beach on Panglao Island, Bohol Beach Club is another palm tree paradise with an unobstructed mind-blowing beach and sunrise views. The property has everything you need in one delightful place, with professional and welcoming staff to cater to all your need.
Each room features a private balcony, minibar, personal safe, air conditioner, flat-screen TV, and Wi-Fi. Amenities include a stunning white sand beach, outdoor infinity pool, sports bar where guests can play ping pong or pool table, gym, bar, and restaurant. This is one of the most famous resorts in Bohol.
SOUTH PALMS RESORT PANGLAO
South Palms Resort Panglao (Beachfront): From the name itself, you will literally see a beautiful resort under a lot of palm trees. Rooms are tastefully decorated with an array of luxurious facilities. The resort also offers free pickup from and to the port/airport which is very convenient especially if you are traveling with your family.
You can enjoy its massage service in your room or one of the cabanas near the beach. The highlight is the long stretch of white sand beach in front of the resort and the two swimming pools. Also, the happy hour at the beachfront bar that serves amazing cocktails and the sunset view is a winner. An extensive buffet breakfast is included in every guest’s stay.
Amarela Resort (Beachfront): If privacy and comfort are what you are seeking for, Amarela Resort is just right for you! This beachfront resort features a private beach area, a stunning outdoor pool, an exquisite restaurant, and more. The place has a beautiful garden view, impeccable service, and a beautiful quiet beach.
The property also provides free transfer from and to the port of Tagbilaran. The location is perfect as it is away from the hustle and bustle. Rooms are beautifully decorated with rustics design, floor-to-ceiling windows, comfy beds, flat-screen TV, deposit box, and seating facilities. Some rooms have a bathtub and a balcony overlooking the pool and the ocean.
MITHI RESORT & SPA
Mithi Resort & Spa (Beachfront): Mithi Resort & Spa is a secluded, beachfront resort situated on the north coast of Panglao. Featuring lavish rooms with balconies, huge outdoor pools, a private beach, gym, spa, bar, and restaurant. Each room and bungalow is stylishly decorated with great amenities including a minibar, flat-screen TV, and air conditioner.
Some bungalows have sea views and outdoor jetted tubs. The resort is close to Hinagdanan Cave, one of the island’s top attractions. But, there are plenty of other activities to do on-site such as snorkeling, diving, playing tennis or billiards, and so much more. This resort is perfect for those who are seeking a tranquil holiday. I’ve always loved the look of Mithi Resort and so for me, this is the most desirable resort on Panglao Island, Bohol.
BEST CHEAP RESORTS ON PANGLAO ISLAND, BOHOL
ISLAND WORLD PANGLAO
Island World Panglao (Cheap): If you are looking for budget-friendly accommodation yet still close to everything in Panglao, Island World Panglao Resort is the right place for you! The location is perfect, just a few minutes away from Alona Beach and Dumaluan Beach.
The resort features bright and airy rooms, two swimming pools, a free shuttle service, a fast Wi-Fi connection, and cheap food. Each room is fitted with modern amenities including a comfy bed, clothes racks, a spacious bathroom, an air conditioner, and a terrace with chairs and a table for two. Guests can also rent a scooter and enjoy a good massage on-site. It’s an excellent base to explore Panglao.
Glamping Alona (Cheap): More than just glamping grounds, Glamping Alona is a cheap, eco-friendly accommodation situated on Panglao Island. Its laid-back atmosphere is one of the reasons why it is popular for sorts of travelers. The resort has three types of tent accommodations such as a standard tent, a deluxe family tent, and a standard deluxe tent.
Each tent is fitted with an electric fan, comfy beds, bath towels, toiletries, and a private patio. This property is just budget-friendly but also pet-friendly. Guests can take advantage of their restaurant, bar, swimming pool, and hammocks. There is also entertainment such as board games and puzzles so you won’t get bored here at what is one of the cheapest resorts on Panglao Island in Bohol.
Amihan Resort (Cheap): Amihan Resort is a brand-new accommodation in the heart of the action. This thoughtfully designed resort boasts spacious and chic rooms with an ultra-modern design. Each room comes with a comfy bed and lots of pillows, flat-screen TV, air conditioner, fridge, and terrace.
I especially loved the bathroom as it’s very sleek and has a really good rain shower. There are also comfortable couches and a table in each room and on the terrace. There is a lovely infinity pool beside the restaurant, a pool table, and a bar. You’ll be delighted to know that a free, delicious breakfast is included in your stay.
I hope you enjoyed this guide to the top luxury resorts on Panglao, Bohol.
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