BETTER BE BOHOL: We found the safest hotels for your stay

Published November 26, 2020, 6:44 PM

by Vianca Gamboa

On top of the list of frustrations we have heard from travelers with canceled flights—aside from the refunding hassle—is missing the beach. They would swear on anything to get back to the island life and sandwich white sand in between their toes.

Bohol is one of the most sought-after beach destinations in the country. Lucky for those who “thirst” for the beach, Bohol is one of the first spots prepped to accept visitors. When the province reopened for leisure travel recently, the Department of Tourism and Bohol local government unit also required hotels and resorts to ensure their guests’ safety.

Here are a few of the top hotels in Bohol that guarantee a safe return to the beach. 

Note: You have to present negative results of an RT-PCR test taken 72 hours before departure. You may register on Bohol Tourism’s website to get a card with QR code, which will be issued at the airport. You also have to present a confirmed booking in an accommodation facility accredited by the DOT, round-trip tickets, and complete itinerary details.

Bellevue Resort
📍 Barangay Doljo, Panglao, Bohol
💵 Starting at P4,500

This beachfront hotel with crystal-clear infinity pool lapping the Panglao shoreline, jagged-roofed rooms, and a koi pond along the walkway (yes, must include) screams modern paradise. Bellevue Panglao was applauded in the initial phase of the pandemic as a model establishment for its proactive measures and sanitation protocols, so you don’t have to worry about catching the virus in Bohol. 

ⓒ Bellevue Resort’s Facebook page

Henann Resort
📍 Barangay Tawala, Panglao, Bohol
💵 Starting at P3,600

The biggest beach resort in Panglao boasts of 400 accommodations with coastal elements, elevated alfresco experience, and Bohol’s largest convention center sitting atop Alona Beach. Bohol residents can also book a room for a special price of P3,272 net per night in a superior room with breakfast for two persons.

Amorita Resort 
📍 Barangay Tawala, Panglao, Bohol
💵 Starting at P5,500

The minimalist clifftop resort offers private villas with much more secluded, neutral-toned spaces that borders Alona Beach—peaceful and luxurious at once. It offers 50 percent discounts when you avail now, but the best thing about Amorita is its four-point C.A.R.E. Initiatives that heightens cleaning and safety protocols, actions for health and wellbeing, responsible and mindful Service, and education and advocacy across the whole hotel.

ⓒ @coyfandinola via Amorita’s Facebook page

Bluewater Panglao
📍 Barangay Danao, Panglao, Bohol
💵 Starting at P3,100

Unlike the other spots in the list, Bluewater caters to groups or families who want to unplug and be one with nature. The hotel is home to various leisure activities including eco and boat tours, thrilling watersports, mango-picking and more. Its extensive safeguarding program, BlueCARES, covers the rigorous development of processes, cleaning and social distancing measures to protect not just the guest but the Panglao community as well.  

ⓒ Bluewater’s Facebook page

Top spots in Bohol you wouldn’t want to miss 

Chocolate Hills in Carmen
Bohol’s main tourist attraction for its thousand hills that change colors during wet and dry seasons. It is also reflective of the province’s abundant natural resources.

Moadto Strip in Panglao
A posh resort-mall leisure village situated in the northwest shoreline of the Panglao Island. It welcomes you with a huge, intricately carved wooden gate.

Loboc River Cruise
A floating restaurant with live music, dancing, and a cultural show in the middle of Loboc River.

The Tarsier Sanctuary
A conservation area where you can spot nocturnal tarsiers, even in broad daylight.

Bohol-Panglao International Airport
The country’s first green airport, which uses natural ventilation and is powered by solar energy.