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9 Best Resorts in Panglao: get your paradise found

Best Resorts in Panglao: Panglao Island in Bohol has rapidly emerged as one of the top destinations in the Philippines for luxury beach resorts. With its sparkling white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and laid-back island vibe, Panglao offers the perfect setting for an indulgent tropical getaway. 

Several world-class resorts have opened their doors here in recent years, providing exceptional accommodations and amenities that put Panglao on the map as a premier destination, with loads of Best Resorts in Panglao.

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Best resorts in Panglao, is going to be a short exploration of Panglao Island’s finest offerings of where to stay for your next trip to paradise. This is all based on personal experience. Yes, we have stayed at all of these (well most). Our favourites reside along Alona Beach.

Best Resorts in Panglao: Contents

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Best Resorts in Panglao

Panglao Island is a gem in the heart of the Bohol province, Philippines. It beckons travelers with its clean beaches, lively coral reefs, and laid-back charm. Are you seeking serenity? Or, are you an adventure lover? Or, are you a family seeking unforgettable memories? Panglao has something for everyone. I should know, it’s my second home!!!

But to truly elevate your experience, choosing the perfect resort is key.

Here's a guide to the best resorts in Panglao Island. Luxury Panglao Resorts: $$ and $$$

Amorita-Resort

Amorita Resort: Indulge in unparalleled luxury at Amorita Resort. The resort is on a private cliffside overlooking the Bohol Sea. It has stunning ocean views, infinity pools, and lavish suites with private balconies. Indulge in pampering at their spa. Enjoy delicious cuisine at their on-site restaurants. And, explore vibrant marine life through their exceptional diving and snorkeling.

Amorita Resort

Secluded atop a limestone cliff on the southern edge of Bohol’s Panglao Island, Amorita is a tranquil seaside retreat that marries world-class service with signature Filipino hospitality.

This award-winning luxury resort boasts 98 spacious rooms suites and villas, 4 dining outlets, and 2 picturesque infinity pools. To complete your luxury experience, Amorita Resort also has its own wellness spa and a gym for fitness-enthusiasts. Amorita Resort is 10 minutes away from the newly opened Bohol-Panglao International Airport. Managed by boutique hotel group One-Of Collection, the luxury resort overlooks the azure-colored Bohol Sea and elegantly punctuates the vibrant tropical landscape along Alona Beach.

Embodying all the natural treasures of Bohol—limestone, shimmering blue waters, pristine white sand, and lush tracts of greenery—Amorita integrates key elements of the surrounding environment to create a distinct island ambience and organic modern aesthetic. Here, a sense of personalized luxury abounds, offering an escape from the urban fray and a boutique travel experience that’s unlike any other.

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Personal opinion of Amorita Resort

Amorita Resort was the very first place I stayed when I visited Panglao for the first time. It was incredible. Way before the other resorts, like Henann Resort, ever existed. The beach was uber-cool with dive bars and local food stalls. Very bohemian and just downright cool.

Since then it has almost trebled in size, adding new pools and restaurants to cope with the major room expansion. Location, location, location – you can’t beat sundowner cocktails here at the top of the cliff, watching Alona Beach transform into a twinkling fun time at night.

It is up there now though with the $$$, so we normally now visit the restaurants to mix up the food experiences when ‘on-island’.

What's the address of Amorita Resort Panglao?

BE Grand Resort Shot from Lune Restaurant and Bar

Experience unparalleled grandeur at BE Grand Resort Bohol. The resort is palatial. It has big pools and rooms with ocean-view balconies. They are luxurious. And, the service is impeccable. Take a dip in their infinity pool. Enjoy rejuvenating spa treatments. Or go on exciting island-hopping adventures arranged by the resort.

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Our Bohol accommodation features The Resort, the main pavilion which is linked to the lobby, which comprises of 189 guestrooms and suites in the five-story main building; and The Villas which comprises the 19 luxury villas set in an opulent fashion and enveloped by meandering lagoons.

This waterfront resort boasts of panoramic ocean views, 208 beautifully appointed guest rooms, suites and villas. All 208 Bohol accommodations are furnished authentically and designed for convenience. Half of the guestrooms afford a stunning view of the ocean and pool while others grant refreshing views of the expansive gardens, indigenous trees and vibrant bougainvillea.

  • Address: BE Grand Drive, Brgy. Danao, Panglao Island, Bohol, 6340, Philippines
  • Telephone: +63 38 412 9000 / +63 905 303 8674
  • Email Address: bohol@beresorts.com
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Personal opinion of BE Grand Resort

BE Grand Resort is very popular with visitors from South Korea, in fact when we stayed there I think we were the only non-Korean guests. It’s a cracking Panglao Resort, but does lack a natural beach. They cater for that by having a ‘ferry’ running from the resort to drop you off on Alona Beach. That works. Most of the resorts allow you to use their beaches if you dine and/or drink.

Another cracking thing about BE Grand Resort and its three restaurants all helmed by Chef Jenz. You simply must try Lune Rooftop (watch that video), with its sunset views, cocktails and food to die for.

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The Bellevue Resort epitomizes understated elegance. It offers a luxurious beachfront haven. Relax on clean white sand. Unwind by the pool. Or, get rejuvenating spa treatments. Their large rooms and suites are a haven of comfort. The tasty dining options cater to many palates. For the adventurous, explore the nearby waters. They have water sports. Or, go on exciting diving trips.

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Come home to your paradise, and escape to your own private beach sanctuary at The Bellevue Resort in Bohol. A multi-awarded luxury 5-star resort, and leader in luxe getaways nestled on the serene shores of Panglao Island.

Notable for its environmentally-friendly systems and programmes, the resort takes pride in being a recipient of the prestigious ASEAN Green Hotel Hall of Fame, ANAHAW awards, and also recognized as one of TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Hall of Fame awardees in Asia.

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  • Address: Barangay Doljo Panglao Island, Bohol Philippines 6340
  • Telephone: (+6338) 422 2222
  • Mobile: (+63) 927 877 4952
  • Email: info@thebellevuebohol.com

Personal opinion of Bellevue Resort

We’ve been here countless times, it really is wonderful. Stunning beaches, topaz sease, beautiful swimming pool (albeit no shade), awesome food an dal fresco dining, cool toonz and live music most nights, and lots of kids entertainment. Due to its location, it is mich quieter than Alona Beach Resorts, which also means it is a little secluded.

If you want to chillax away from the hustle and bustle, this is the place for you. It’s also why a lot of celebrities choose here when they venture from Cebu or Manila. I highly recommend getting a sea view room, when you open those curtains in the morning it is simply breath-taking.

It’s also a wonderful location for doing some island hopping, dolphin watching, snorkelling, and diving and so on. Next stop Balicasag Island – it’s stunning…

What's the address of the Bellevue Resort?

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Henann Resort Alona Beach sits on the beach. Immerse yourself in bliss there. This family-friendly resort has a vibrant atmosphere. It has a private beach area and many swimming pools. It also offers a variety of recreation. Their spacious and comfortable rooms cater to families and couples alike. Enjoy tasty Filipino and international food at their on-site restaurants. Also, enjoy live entertainment for a truly memorable stay.

The biggest beach resort in Panglao Island, Bohol sits on a lush 6.5 hectare property on the pristine shores of Alona Beach. Upon arriving at the resort, beautifully designed structures and warm, open spaces will welcome you to begin your most unforgettable Bohol trip. The Coastal elements of the interiors give out a relaxing vibe, immediately preparing you for a tranquil stay.
 
Continuing the Henann tradition of making it worth your stay, Henann Resort Alona Beach has the following features that will definitely ensure that you get only the best from us, be it for a vacation or for business:
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  • Address: Alona Beach, Tawala, Panglao Island, Bohol. 6340 Philippines
  • Telephone: (63) (38) 412 9060 / 0917 317 0868 / 0939 927 9921
  • Email: reservations.hbl@henann.com

Personal opinion of Henann Resort Alona

Henann Resort is probably our favourite of all the Panglao Resorts, it’s class-personified. The food is exceptional, the rooms are beautiful,  the crew are awesome, the pools are truly wonderful, the beach is pristine, the sea is warm and topaz, sunsets are magical: now glue the three together and imagine having dinner, as the sun sets, with feet in sand, a cold beer and cool toonz wafting through the air… 

It’s in the centre of everything, walk out onto the beach and turn left to other resorts, bars and restos. Turn left and you enter the world of bars, dive bars, cheaper resorts, a plethora of restos and street/beach cuisine and constant entertainment.

Make sure you book an island hopping trip, some snorkelling or diving, go see those dolphins and turtles. Life-changing memories will be cast from the Henann Resort...

What's the address for Henann Resort Alona?

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Pictures and video courtesy of Bohol Beach Club Web Site

Embrace the relaxed charm of Bohol Beach Club. This beachfront resort has a laid-back feel. It has spacious rooms with balconies overlooking the ocean and a big swimming pool. Enjoy stunning sunsets. Explore vibrant marine life with their on-site diving center. Enjoy tasty seafood at their restaurant. Then, relax with a drink at the poolside bar.

Nestled along the pristine shores of Panglao Island, the Bohol Beach Club offers a luxurious tropical escape that captures the essence of laidback island living. It’s a little remote, so you won’t be interrupted, unless for a top-up cocktail. This upscale resort seamlessly blends modern amenities with indigenous design inspiration, creating an ambiance that pays homage to the rich cultural heritage of Bohol.

Upon arrival, guests are immediately enveloped in a sense of tranquility, with views of swaying palm trees and the sparkling turquoise waters of the Bohol Sea. The accommodations range from well-appointed deluxe rooms to lavish beachfront villas, each outfitted with thoughtful amenities and local design touches. I can’t wait to see the upgrades.

Beyond the rooms, the resort’s facilities aim to provide the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation. The exclusive infinity pool features built-in loungers and cabana areas, while the world-class spa offers indulgent treatments inspired by traditional Boholano healing practices. With its prime beachfront location, the Bohol Beach Club also allows guests to easily immerse themselves in the vibrant marine environment through activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, and island-hopping excursions.

Whether you’re on the lookout for secluded serenity or adventurous island exploration, this piece of paradise promises an unforgettable experience.

After undergoing a major renovation of our rooms and facilities, BBC has opened its doors once again with major changes including new rooms, new suites and modern facilities to cater to the most discerning travellers. The resort is well laid out so that space is maximized giving all guests the feel of freedom, privacy and solitude. From the rooms, to the restaurants, the activities and facilities, all aspects of the resort have been enhanced with the satisfaction of our guests in mind.

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  • Telephone: (63-38) 411-0482 / (63-38) 411-0306
  • Mobile: Globe Mobile: 0-927-452-7054 / Smart Mobile: 0-999-992-1880
  • e-Mail: reservations@boholbeachclub.com.ph

Personal opinion of Bohol Beach Club

I love this place because the Bohol Beach Club is the BBC. Perhaps I should call it Aunty…

We’ve had a few nights here, and found it not so ‘welcoming’, a tad ‘over-exclusive’, and now seriously punchy on the $$$. Also, silly little things like massive expansions of open nothing, just grass, and a swimming pool with zero shade options, believe me, it gets hot. Plus you are a captive audience, as it’s a little ‘remote’. I would suggest this is not so good for kids to be brutally honest.

I believe though they have recently refurbished which I was also going to add as a need – a refresh of the very aged rooms and facilities. Perhaps we’ll go back soon and see how it looks now.

What's the address of Bohol Beach Club?

South Palms Resort Arial Beach
Photo courtesy of South Palms Resort AKA Oceanica Resort

Oceanica Resort Panglao is a tranquil beachfront paradise located on the picturesque island of Panglao in the Philippines. The resort boasts luxurious accommodations, with spacious rooms and villas that seamlessly blend modern amenities with traditional Filipino design elements. The real highlight, however, is the resort’s prime location along the pristine white sands of Alona Beach, where guests can bask in the sun or take a dip in the crystal-clear waters. 

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The resort’s facilities are top-notch, featuring multiple dining options serving delectable local and international cuisine, a relaxing spa, and an array of water sports activities. With its idyllic setting, impeccable service, and commitment to sustainable tourism, Oceanica Resort Panglao offers a truly unforgettable tropical getaway.

The longest stretch of white sand beach in the entire province. Oceanica Resort Panglao dazzles with its unique blend of spectacular seascape, cool villas, and warm Boholano hospitality. Just a few steps from the beach, each of our tropical-styled rooms frames a panoramic glimpse of the sea. First-class amenities cater to a wide range of activities including sports, business and recreation. Fresh produce and live catch from our farms are delivered straight to our kitchen daily to pamper guests with only the freshest food and the best dining experience.

Featuring a traditional Filipino ambience along the waters of Bohol Beach, our resort is perfect for family holidays, romantic getaways, or business trips. Nested in a beautiful place, Oceanica Resort Panglao is a vast resort where you will enjoy a safe trip.

It’s the ultimate Bohol Beach Holiday!

South Palms Beach best resorts in panglao
  • Telephone: +63 38 502 8288
  • Mobile: +63 917 716 7609
  • eMail: info@oceanicaresortpanglao.com

Personal opinion of South Palms Resort / Oceanica Resort

We fell in love with this place the first time we stayed. Some AirBNB guest of ours stayed for a couple of nights and raved about it – we didn’t even know it existed despite having lived here for 12 years prior. It is a beauty. If you can afford to make sure you opt for the Beach Villa, they are one of a kind. I sat for hours on our patio watching the sun rise and set, the topaz sea roll in and out, and people amble back and forth along the immense white sandy beach. It’s stunning!!!

Two pools, tennis, a gym, a spa, and even South Farm where they grow and raise all the produce you eat and drink in the resort. It’s off-the-charts. You relax immediately as you walk in, and become horizontal once you get your feet in the sand get that first beer and/or cocktail in your hand and settle down to absorb the view. Live music at the pool most nights adds to the magical feel of this stand-out resort.

We will always try to stay here when we come home, but with 78 rooms only it is tending to get packed out now. You can visit for lunch and/or dinner use the beach if drinking and dining, and pay for the kids to use the pool. It is worth every single cent.

Boasting a prime location with stunning white sands, the Modala Beach Resort Panglao offers a tropical oasis that perfectly encapsulates the magic of Panglao Island. This intimate beachfront property has masterfully blended contemporary luxuries with traditional Filipino design elements, creating a chic yet serene ambiance.

From the moment you enter the open-air lobby, you’re enveloped in a sense of calm, with views of the resort’s lush landscape and the azure waters stretching out beyond the shoreline. 

Beyond the stylish quarters, Modala Beach Resort provides ample ways to relax and be entertained, with a sparkling infinity pool, and kids play-pools, beautiful beaches, and multiple dining venues that celebrate the rich culinary heritage of the Philippines through their menus. 

Modala Beach Club Resort: Beach Snap #3

What can you do in the one-kilometer white sand paradise of Modala Beach Resort? Well, just about anything you can think of under the sun! Modala is one of the best hotel resorts in Panglao, Bohol, offering different beach activities, the finest hotel amenities, and a spectacular urban-style mall on the side.

Panglao, Bohol is home to many world-class hotels, but what makes Modala Beach Resort stand out is the advocacy behind it. At our family-owned beach resort, our staff can help you and your loved ones experience the best summer of your lives with the majestic views you can see at our property.

More than this, however, we are dedicated to ensuring that you are enjoying every single beach activity we offer without destroying the island’s natural resources. Modala Beach Resort is a green project launched by its owners, and we guarantee that everything we do is sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Modala Beach Resort Bohol Pool Area

Personal opinion of Modala Beach Resort

It’s a cracker, it really is. We’ve stayed here a few times now and just love it. Great food, people, beaches and sea, exquisite views, stunning food and ease of access to the boat trips, island hopping and dolphin watching: hey you can even rent horses for a gallop along the beach.

If you can afford it, always go for a sea view room, it is simply breathtaking to stand on the balcony and soak in the views. The pool is lovely, albeit lacking shaded areas when the sun is high.

A killer food recommendation for you is their special Halo Halo. The very best I have ever had in all my years in the Philippines. Also, rent a boat, and go snorkelling or diving, it’s game-changing. In fact Modala has its very own dive shop on premises. It’s such a wonderful resort.

The only cautionary call outs are: 1/ It is a little remote away from the buzz of Alona Beach and Panglao Town. 2/ It has the most bizarre ‘shopping centre’ attached to it that has been 2/3 empty for as long as it has ben open. It’s just weird!!! But there is a big 7-11 if you need emergency supplies.

New Resorts soon to open in Panglao: yet more best resorts in Panglao

The idyllic island of Panglao in Bohol is set to welcome several exciting new luxury resort developments in the coming year. Among the most anticipated are: 1/ Crown Regency Grand Paradise Resort Bohol. 2/ Panglao Shores 

With its stunning natural scenery and impressive new resort offerings, Panglao is rapidly solidifying its reputation as one of the premier island destinations in the Philippines.

Crown Regency Grand Paradise Resort Bohol

This resort is destined to be more than just a place to stay; it’s a destination in itself, which will be offering a 1,000-pax convention center, a convenience store, a bar, an all-day café, and a tantalizing Chinese restaurant: which we will, of course, frequent and write up a review for your consideration in our Best Dining In Bohol.

To top all this off for yours truly, is that this location is literally a 10 minute walk from my house in Dauis, on Panglao Island. We are literally neighbours.

Now, you might be wondering, “What will make Crown Regency Grand Paradise so special?” Well, let me give you the short answer: It’s planned to be a slice of paradise that will bring together world-class amenities, breathtaking natural surroundings of Bohol, and a touch of Filipino charm.

Crown Regency Grand Paradise Bohol Swimming Pool

Panglao Shores Resort: soon to be one of the best resorts in Panglao

The tourism arm of Alturas Group of Companies announced in 2024, Panglao Shores, a 50-hectare mixed-use estate that will have six hotels and resorts, and a residential and retail area.

Panglao Shores’ first hotel will have 188 room keys. It will be an expansion of South Palms Resort Panglao which currently has 78 rooms and villas – now re-branded to Ocianica Resort. It’s all happening!!!

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Conclusions of Best Resorts in Panglao

Panglao Island offers diverse accommodation options to suit every traveler’s needs and budget. You may seek luxurious pampering, a beachfront haven, or a budget-friendly adventure base. Panglao has the perfect resort for you. So, pack your bags, choose your haven, and get ready to experience the magic of Panglao Island!

Bonus Tip: Consider the time of year when planning your trip. The dry season (November to May) offers sunshine and perfect beach weather. The rainy season (June to October) offers lush greenery and lower rates.

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