Bohol Island

It is completely wrong for anyone who says that traveling the Philippines to visit Bohol Island is just to watch the Chocolate Hills. Bohol also has the beautiful blue-green Loboc River, the enchanting white sandy Alona Beach, and is also home to the extremely cute Tarsier monkeys. What to do in Bohol island and activities, things to do in Bohol island? Let’s explore and experience the beauty and charm of the Bohol Island through this Bohol travel blog (Bohol blog) and Bohol travel guide with Living Nomads below.

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J&R Residence
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Cruising on Locboc River, Bohol
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Island hopping around Bohol
Anda White Beach Resort
Anda White Beach
Amun Ini Beach Resort & Spa
Amun Ini Beach Resort & Spa

Bohol travel blog: How to get to Bohol Island?

Tagbilaran Airport

There are two ways to get to Bohol Island, you can take a train from Cebu to Bohol which takes about 2 hours. You also can fly directly from Manila Airport to Tagbilaran Airport which takes 1.5 hours flight. To save you time, money and also help you to experience the best way, we suggest you move as follows:

From Saigon, you can book your AirAsia ticket flight to fly directly to Manila (01:35 am, 05:15 am). Arriving in Manila, you continue to fly down to Cebu Island and spend about two days exploring the island and some other beautiful islands nearby such as Mactan, Hilutunganm, Nalusan, and Caohagan. Next, you take the train to Bohol and stay here in 2 days, experience the beautiful locations on Bohol Island and nearby Panglao Island. Finally, from Bohol, you fly back to Manila and continue flying to Saigon.

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From Saigon, you can book your AirAsia ticket flight to fly directly to Manila. Photo: bohol travel blog.
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Arriving in Manila, you continue to fly down to Cebu Island and spend about two days exploring the island
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You also can some other beautiful islands nearby such as Mactan, Hilutunganm, Nalusan, and Caohagan. Photo: bohol travel guide blog.
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You take the train to Bohol and stay here in 2 days, experience the beautiful locations on Bohol Island and nearby Panglao Island.

You have to note that AirAsia has a direct Manila-Saigon flight time of 23:25 pm, up to 01:05 am. This trip is only on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, so you should arrange travel time Philippines appropriate.

It's more fun in the Philippines! Jeepney top load ride
It’s more fun in the Philippines! Jeepney top load ride. Credit: bohol trip blog.

Traveling on the island you can rent a local car for a group trip, rent a jeepney, ride a tricycle or simply rent a motorbike and get comfortable anywhere you like. Philippines car right-hand drive like in Vietnam so you use motorcycles very easily.

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Traveling on the island you can rent a local car for a group trip or rent a jeepney to go wherever you like. Photo: bohol travel blog.
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You also can ride a tricycle or simply rent a motorbike and get comfortable anywhere you like.
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Jeepney in Bohol. Photo: bohol travel blog.

Bohol travel blog: Staying and accommodation

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On Bohol Island, there are not many hotels or resorts, most of which are located on the island of Panglao

On Bohol Island, there are not many hotels or resorts, most of which are located on the island of Panglao by the island owns the famous white sand beach Alona. But do not worry, Bohol and Panglao are connected by two Borja and Ambassador Suarez bridges, so you can easily move back.

Panglao resort
But do not worry, Bohol and Panglao are connected by two Borja and Ambassador Suarez bridges, so you can easily move back. Photo: bohol travel guide blog.

If you love luxury, you can choose Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa is one of the most luxurious resorts Bohol with the lowest price about 12 million per night. Other resorts such as Amun Ini Beach Resort & Spa, Amorita Resort, and Henann Resort Alona Beach are also popular.

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If you love luxury, you can choose Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa is one of the most luxurious resorts Bohol with the lowest price about 12 million per night. Photo: bohol travel guide blog.
Amun Ini Beach Resort & Spa
Other resorts such as Amun Ini Beach Resort & Spa, Amorita Resort, and Henann Resort Alona Beach are also popular. Photo: bohol travel blog.

Or if you love cheap homestay style, you can choose Steffi’s Place, Water to Forest Ecolodge, Bohol Coco Farm or 1peace guesthouse. Every place has its own special interest awaiting you to experience.

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If you love cheap homestay style, you can choose Steffi’s Place or Water to Forest Ecolodge
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If you love cheap homestay style, you can choose Steffi’s Place or Water to Forest Ecolodge. Credit: bohol trip blog.

Below are some best cheap, budget, mid-range and upscale hotels with good ratings and reviews you can refer to.

The Peacock Garden (Address: Upper Laya, Baclayon, 6301 Bohol, Philippines / Phone: +63 917 729 8888), a 5-star hotel with room rates from $96/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

The Peacock Garden
The Peacock Garden

Amun Ini Beach Resort & Spa (Address: Bas Daku Cbong Anda,, Anda, Bohol, Philippines / Phone: +63 939 903 4536), a 4-star hotel with room rates from $245/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

Amun Ini Beach Resort & Spa
Amun Ini Beach Resort & Spa

Blue Star Dive & Resort (Address: Ipo Candabong, Anda, Bohol, Philippines / Phone: +63 947 946 5386), a 4-star hotel with room rates from $49/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

Blue Star Dive & Resort
Blue Star Dive & Resort

Anda White Beach Resort (Address: Sitio Dagohoy, Brgy. Bacong, Anda, 6311 Lalawigan ng Bohol, Philippines / Phone: +63 917 700 0507), a 3-star hotel with room rates from $91/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

Anda White Beach Resort

J&R Residence (Address: Brgy. Bacong, Sitio Dagohoy, Anda, 6311, Philippines / Phone: +63 908 821 5480), a 3-star hotel with room rates from $71/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

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J&R Residence

Loboc River Resort (Address: Camayaan Road, Loboc, Bohol, Philippines / Phone: +63 38 537 9342), a 3-star hotel with room rates from $40/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

Loboc River Resort
Loboc River Resort

Bohol Tropics Resort (Address: Graham Avenue, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines / Phone: +63 38 235 5667), a 3-star hotel with room rates from $30/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com)

Bohol Tropics Resort
Bohol Tropics Resort

Stefanie Grace Paradise Inn (Address: Facundo St., Villaflor, Loboc, Bohol, Loboc, 6316, Philippines / Phone: +63 919 958 6121), a 2-star hotel with room rates from $15/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

Stefanie Grace Paradise Inn
Stefanie Grace Paradise Inn

Marquis Sunrise Sunset Residential Cottages (Address: Barrio Cambanac, Bohol, Baclayon, 6301, Philippines / Phone: +63 906 435 6526), a 3-star hotel with room rates from $16/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

Marquis Sunrise Sunset Residential Cottages
Marquis Sunrise Sunset Residential Cottages

Kasagpan Resort (Address: 2 Ungab St., Booy Beach Road, Booy District, Tagbilaran City, 6300 Bohol, Philippines / Phone: +63 38 411 0510), a 3-star hotel with room rates from $59/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

Kasagpan
Kasagpan

Alona KatChaJo Inn (Address: Hontanosas Rd., Panglao, 6340 Bohol, Philippines / Phone: +63 38 502 9968), a 1-star hotel with room rates from $28/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

Alona KatChaJo Inn
Alona KatChaJo Inn

Nuts Huts Gotozon Loboc (Address: Loboc, Bohol, Philippines), a 1-star hotel with room rates from $21/night. (Check rates and reviews on Booking.com).

Nuts Huts Gotozon Loboc
Nuts Huts Gotozon Loboc

You can find, check rates, reviews & availability for Bohol hotels, hostels and resorts on Agoda.com or Booking.com.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you for sharing this information. This will for sure helpful for people who want to visit places in Bohol. I had great experience my self. I rented a scooter in Bohol city and visit some of the places that you have mentioned. The scooter rental cost me 390 pesos a day. I found a website call book2wheel.com where I rented the scooter. It was a great experience. I had so much fun. If you guy want to rent a scooter i would recommend you to try book2wheel

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