Panglao Island lies just opposite Tagbilaran city, and is connected with Bohol with two bridges. It consists of two municipalities, Dauis in the north and Panglao in the south. The island is easy to reach and has a number of wonderful white beaches, which means that on this island most of Bohol’s hotels and resorts can be found. The larger part of these are concentrated around Alona Beach, a very nice stretch of white sand at the South-Eastern end of the island, but numerous are also spread along other parts of the island. If you arrive on Bohol without any reservation, it is probably best to go to Alona beach, and walk along a few of the hotels to find one that suits you and has place available. If you do so, don’t forget to have a look at the places not directly at the beach, as they often have much better rooms to offer for less money. If you arrive late and plan to stay for a longer time, find an acceptable place for the night, and look for a good location the next morning – often the bungalows or nipa huts somewhat away from the beach can be rented for weekly or monthly rates, which are much cheaper than staying straight on the beach.
We arrived at our location before sundown and as expected, we went swimming first and then drink till sun up. As usual! I remembered that I was short-haired at that time. Sporting the color styling from Issa, one of the hairstylist from Franck Provost. There were actually 3 shades of brown on my head at that time hehehe!
Bohol has a large number of hotels, resorts, and other facilities for tourists. Most of these are concentrated in Tagbilaran and around Alona Beach, with a few more scattered around the island.
When morning came, I was with Mayora exploring the white fine sands of the beach. I invited her to have breakfast with me at the Alona Kew Hotel and man, it was great! The floating bar was just what I needed for the hang-over.
I will try to salvage the rest of the pictures that we have had. This were taken only using my phone camera at that time.
Water fun in Bohol is not only restricted to the wonderful beaches. You’ll also have many wonderful experiences underwater since there are a lot of dive sites here to choose from. Dive sites range from easy dives to sites requiring advanced diving skills. Divers will enjoy the wide bio-diversity of aquatic life they will encounter under these tropic waters. We also had the chance to go dolphin diving one early morning. Unfortunately there were only a few dolphins who travelled along with us.