Bohol is one of the most popular island destinations in the Philippines after Cebu, Palawan and Boracay. Here are the 5 best beaches in Bohol for you to relax on and enjoy.
Dumaluan Beach is on Panglao Island, off the south west coast of Bohol. Dumaluan is one of the best beaches in Bohol as it’s known for its white sand and clear, calm water. It’s a clean beach with lots of palm trees providing shade and an excellent backdrop for travelling photos. It’s perfect for chilling all day, laying on a hammock or swing and taking occasional dips in the Bohol sea. There are a few restaurants dotted around for snacks or an evening meal. The beach is accessible to everyone and is popular with locals and tourists alike. For a more private experience of the beach, you can pay a small fee to access a resort or rent a beach apartment. Dumaluan is also a perfect place to sit and enjoy a cold beer or cocktail while the sun sets.
Just north of Dumaluan is White Beach, appropriately named for its perfect white sands. This, and the beautiful bright green and blue water make it a paradise. The water is shallow so this beach is perfect for paddling, volleyball, sunbathing and enjoying a beer rather than swimming. Rent a scooter for the day and drive up and down the coast seeing all the pristine white beaches on Panglao!
Located on the south of Bohol, Can-uba is a paradise. The locals are friendly and welcoming and the landscape is unique because the beach is shingle. This makes the water look crystal clear, even more than nearby beaches. It’s a perfect spot for swimming and there are caves to explore. The beach is free to enter and worth the drive from anywhere on Bohol if you’re not nearby. Grab your inflatables and get in the water!
This is arguably the most popular beach on Bohol. It is renowned for its reefs which make for a perfect snorkelling spot. Other water sports are offered including kayaking, kitesurfing and scuba diving. It has iconic white sands and rocky cliffs and there are an abundance of bars, shops and restaurants, even massage parlours and spas! It’s a hub of activity from sunrise to sunset and a trip to Bohol wouldn’t be complete without experiencing Alona.
Libaong White Beach
Libaong is off the beaten track. Its clean and the water is clear, so it’s a dream spot for relaxing. The usually calm waters attract a variety of fish and creatures like turtles and tuna. The area is undeveloped compared to Alona, giving it a secluded, serene atmosphere. There are palm trees to find shade under and small local restaurants where you can find fresh fruit and easy going food. Libaong White Beach is just north of White Beach and Dumaluan on Panglao. Rent a scooter or travel on foot and create a dreamy day out visiting all 3 pristine white sandy spots and gazing out over the bright blue water of the Bohol sea.
If you enjoyed this article on the best beaches in Bohol, remember, that while you are in the Philippines you cannot miss Palawan, which has been voted the world’s best island several times over. Make sure you do some snorkelling and Island hopping on a Honda Bay Tour.