If you are visiting Panglao Island in Bohol, I highly recommend staying at Panglao Palms Apartelle.
I lived there for a year and I very much enjoyed it. Liza & Colin are wonderful people who will make you feel welcome and will take care of your needs.
Although it is not within walking distance of popular Alona Beach they have motorbikes for rent at a very reasonable price (or they can summon you a trike or aircon taxi van). I believe this is a reasonable trade off to stay somewhere that costs a lot less than at Alona Beach.
Fast ferries go from Dumaguete port to Tagbilaran port where Liza can have the aircon van pick you up for a reasonable cost.
For breakfast/lunch/dinner I frequented the Bohol Bee Farm restaurant, which has awesome natural food and is within walking distance!
Liza can also arrange a banca boat to take you to Balicasag Island or Pamilacan Island. I have been to both and I paid much less for the banca boat than I would have paid in Alona Beach.
When I rented the banca boat, per my request, the boat picked me up at the little beach by Panglao Palms Apartelle, took me to either Balicasag or Pamilacan, waited the whole day for me, and then dropped me off at the Bohol Bee Farm dock where I ate dinner before walking back to Panglao Palms. Note: The little beach where the banca boat picked me up is not good for swimming.
I requested Colin & Liza provide a description of their place -- it appears below along with 5 photos. Rates are current as of January 2016. Enjoy!
Panglao Apartelle, big swimming pool, near beach, rooms daily/monthly.
Panglao Island Bohol.
Near walk to quiet white sand beach, marine sanctuary. 10 mins to Alona or Tagbilaran.
Rooms available. All have private entrance and private CR/bathrooms with queen or king beds
(Low season rates)
- Studio rooms, 2 pax, 25 sqm. 1450p/day.
- 1 bedroom suite apt units with kitchenette, 2 pax, 80 sqm, 2450p/day or 25k per month (3-6 month minimum) - 19.5k month..(6 months or more, prefer 1 year contract)
- Penthouse 4 bedrooms, 8 pax. 200 sqm. 7950p/day.
- Pool house. 2 pax, 25 sqm, 2350p/day.
- 2 bed apt, 2 queen beds apartment.with kitchen and separate living room.good for 4 people. 80 sqm. 3750p per day.
Please contact Liza for more info.
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