Bohol’s Best Beaches

Bohol and Panglao island: Best Beaches

Experience the ultimate tropical paradise as you explore the stunning beaches of Bohol and Panglao Island. With crystal clear waters and pristine white sand beaches lined with palm trees, these spots are the perfect getaway for both tourists and locals alike.

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Dumaluan Beach

Beach Chairs & Umbrellas at Dumaluan Beach

Escape the crowds and experience the serenity of Dumaluan Beach, located in the southern part of Panglao Island. With its silky white sand, palm trees, and crystal-clear waters, this beach is a paradise for those seeking a peaceful retreat.

Unlike the bustling Alona Beach, Dumaluan Beach offers a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere, sheltered from big waves. It’s a perfect spot to unwind and soak up the sun without the noise and crowds.

To get there take a 15-minute tricycle ride from Alona Beach.

Alona Beach

Alona Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines

Located in the southwest of Panglao Island, Alona Beach is a hub for adventure-seekers and beach enthusiasts alike. With a half-kilometer stretch of white sand beach and a plethora of resorts and restaurants, Alona Beach is the perfect base to explore the nearby beaches and the Bohol countryside.

Experience the thrill of water activities such as kayaking, paddleboarding, and kitesurfing, or discover the vibrant marine life through scuba diving and snorkeling. Alona Beach is renowned for its crystal-clear waters and diverse marine ecosystem.

Conveniently located, Alona Beach is a 30-minute drive from Tagbilaran ferry terminal and just 10 minutes from Panglao International airport.

Virgin Island

Boat floating on the crystal clear water in Virgin Island

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Virgin Island, located off the south coast of Panglao Island. With crystal-clear waters and a long stretch of pristine white sand beach, it’s a true slice of paradise. During low tide, visitors can walk along the sandbar and take in the stunning views.

Make your way to Virgin Island with ease as it’s only a 20-minute boat ride away from Alona beach. Charter a boat or book a Panglao island hopping tour to include this gem in your itinerary.

Anda Beach

Tranquil day at Anda Beach Bohol, Philippines

Nestled on the eastern coast of Bohol, Anda Beach is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. With its powdery white sand beach and turquoise waters, it’s a perfect destination for those seeking a serene and tranquil beach experience.

Unlike the more crowded beaches in Panglao Island, Anda Beach offers a more secluded and peaceful atmosphere. Visitors can lounge on the beach, take a dip in the crystal-clear waters, or explore the nearby attractions such as the Can-Umantad Falls and the Lamanok Caves.

To get to Anda Beach, take a two-hour drive from Tagbilaran City or hire a private van. It’s also accessible by public transportation, with buses and vans departing regularly from the city center.

Quinale Beach

A tranquil beach in Bohol

Escape the crowds and discover the hidden gem of Quinale Beach, located in Bohol Island. With its fine, white sand, Quinale Beach rivals even Boracay’s famous White Beach. Although it’s slowly gaining popularity, it remains raw and undeveloped, allowing visitors to enjoy its idyllic charm.

Unlike the more popular beaches in Bohol, Quinale Beach is a secluded paradise. It’s a perfect spot to relax, unwind, and take in the stunning scenery. Swim in the crystal-clear waters, take a stroll along the beach, or simply lounge and soak up the sun.

To get to Quinale Beach, it’s approximately a 2-hour drive from the city of Tagbilaran by private car, or a 3-hour ride by public bus.

Bikini Beach

Scenic view of Bikini Beach in Bohol

For those seeking peace and tranquility away from the crowds, Bikini Beach in Bohol is the perfect spot. This lesser-known beach is a hidden gem, with crystal-clear waters and shady palm trees. It’s a popular location for local picnickers and a great place to relax and soak up the serene surroundings.

Located just a 10-15 minute tricycle ride from Alona Beach and Tagbilaran City, Bikini Beach is easily accessible. Despite its proximity to popular tourist destinations, it remains relatively unknown, making it a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of more crowded beaches.