Bohol travel blog — The fullest Bohol travel guide for first-timers

Anyone who claims that coming to the Philippines to visit Bohol Island is just for the purpose of viewing the Chocolate Hills is totally incorrect. Bohol is also home to the adorable Tarsier monkeys, as well as the stunning blue-green Loboc River and the lovely white sandy Alona Beach. What to do on the island of Bohol and activities, things to do on the island of Bohol? Let’s explore and enjoy the beauty and charm of Bohol Island with Focus Asia Travel via this Bohol travel blog (Bohol blog) and Bohol travel guide below.

J&R Residence
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 options for getting to Bohol Island. The first is to take a train from Cebu to Bohol, which takes around two hours. You may also travel directly from Manila Airport to Tagbilaran Airport, which takes around 1.5 hours. To save you time and money while still providing you with the best possible experience, we recommend that you relocate as follows:

You may purchase an AirAsia ticket from Saigon and fly directly to Manila (01:35 am, 05:15 am). After arriving in Manila, you will continue on to Cebu Island, where you will spend around two days visiting the island as well as several other lovely neighboring islands such as Mactan, Hilutunganm, Nalusan, and Caohagan. Then you board the train to Bohol and stay for two days to enjoy the magnificent scenery on Bohol Island and neighboring Panglao Island. Finally, you travel back to Manila before continuing on to Saigon from Bohol.

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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 for 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 the Philippines appropriately.

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.

When traveling around the island, you may get a local automobile for a group excursion, a jeepney, a tricycle, or just rent a motorbike and go anywhere you like. Because cars in the Philippines are right-hand drive, much like in Vietnam, you may easily utilize motorcycles.

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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

There aren’t many hotels or resorts on Bohol Island, with the most of them concentrated on Panglao, which is home to the famed white sand beach Alona. But don’t worry, Bohol and Panglao are connected by two bridges, the Borja and the Ambassador Suarez, so you can easily return.

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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.

 

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Other resorts such as Amun Ini Beach Resort & Spa, Amorita Resort, and Henann Resort Alona Beach are also popular. Photo: bohol travel blog.

Steffi's Place
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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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. 

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. 

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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. 

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Alona KatChaJo Inn

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

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Nuts Huts Gotozon Loboc

Bohol blog: Experience — Bohol activities, things to do and what to do in Bohol island

Sailing along the Loboc River

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Only 400php for a trip along the Loboc River, you will admire the glistening blue of the famous Loboc River on Bohol Island

Only 400php for a cruise down the Loboc River, you may see the sparkling blue of Bohol Island’s famed Loboc River. Not only that, but the lovely ukulele will immerse you in the enjoyment of the locals. In addition, there is a lunch buffet and karaoke on the boat, which makes an hour on the train fly by.

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Not only that, you will be immersed in the fun of the local people with the beautiful ukulele. Photo: bohol travel blog.

 

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On the boat, there is a lunch buffet and karaoke making the time for an hour on the train goes through extremely fast.

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