Located in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines, Bohol is a wonderfully preserved island, replete with old churches, historical landmarks and unique natural features, including the Chocolate Hills and the tarsier, the second smallest primate in the world. The beaches of Panglao Island are just a short drive from Bohol's capital, Tagbilaran, where several Spanish colonial sites still stand. It is the site of the first international peace treaty, where native king Datu Sikatuna welcomed Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, officiated through a blood compact. This would be Spain's first contact with the native Philippines and what would become a seminal moment in Philippine-Spanish history.

Bohol is a popular eco-tourism destination, as much of its forests, rivers and iconic hills have been well preserved, much to the delight of nature lovers. The Tarsier Conservation Center is home to the miniature Tarsier, and where guests can trek through to spot these adorable, nocturnal creatures and take pictures. The Butterfly Conservation Center is also a delight for all, where your guide can tell you about the different species and more. The main attraction, however, are Bohol's famous Chocolate Hills, almost perfectly conical grass-covered karst hills that during the dry season turn brown, hence the name. The hills are a National Geographical Monument.

To get to Bohol, fly to into the major hub city of Cebu then take a private charter boat or helicopter to Bohol Island.


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Adventure Sports

Zipline over a gorge or do a reverse bungee jump, at your own risk. Danao's Nature Park offers these thrilling (and safe) activities, though not for the faint of heart.

Bee Farm

Have lunch at this charming bee farm and organic garden on a seaside hill overlooking the sea. Opened by a Filipino repatriate, this wonderful farm also produces a variety of treats and desserts from ingredients grown on its premises.

Blood Compact Site

Stop by the Blood Compact Site, where Spanish Captain General Miguel Lopez de Legazpi entered into a blood compact with Rajah Sikatuna, a local chieftain, to ensure friendly relations between the Spaniards and the natives.

Chocolate Hills

See the Chocolate Hills, 1,776 conical mounds of grass-covered limestone that stand side-by-side in a seemingly endless horizon. It’s a sight to behold, especially in the summer when the intense heat turns the hills brown so that they resemble Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses.

Dinner Cruise on Loboc River

In the evening, board a floating bamboo raft for a dinner cruise on Loboc River. The trees along the river banks are lined with multi-hued LED lights, offering a spectacular light show while guests dine on Filipino food while being entertained by acoustic guitar music.

Historic Tour

Spend half a day on a historical tour of Bohol. Visit its old churches that date back to the early years of Spanish colonization in the late 16th century, and learn about the Muslim rajahs who first welcomed the Spanish visitors who introduced Christianity.

Simply Butterflies Conservation Center

Stop by the Simply Butterflies Conservation Center. The enthusiastic conservationists will teach you a thing or two about winged insects (not just butterflies!), and you’ll get to walk around the lovely garden that is home to over 60 species of butterflies.

Tarsier Conservation Center

Drive along Bohol’s coast and see its verdant forests and healthy rivers. Along the way, stop by a tarsier conservation center. The tarsier is the second smallest primate in the world (after the mouse lemur), and it’s adorable.


Panglao Island has several stretches of white-sand beach with gentle waves, ideal for skimboarding, windsurfing and snorkeling. Some of the Philippines' best diving can be found off the coast of Bohol.

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Bohol Itineraries

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12 days / 11 nights
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Heritage and Islands of the Philippines

16 days / 15 nights
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From $11,400
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Island-Hopping in the Central Philippines

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Amorita Resort

Bohol, Philippines

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. The luxury resort overlooks the azure-colored Bohol Sea and elegantly punctuates the vibrant tropical landscape along Alona Beach. Embodying 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. Amorita Resort features 82 suites and 14 villas, with upgraded quarters adding balconies, bathtubs, and sea views. Resort facilities include a private beach, spa, gym, as well as two infinity pools. There are two world class restaurants on the property, Saffron and Tomar Tapas x Bar. Amorita Resort is only a 40-minute drive from Bohol's Tagbilaran Airport, and Bohol is only an 80-minute flight from Metro Manila.
Bohol Beach Club

Bohol Beach Club

Bohol, Philippines

Situated on the southern tip of Bohol’s small Panglao island, this beachside resort provides excellent access to the sparkling waters of the Bohol Sea. Its 88 rooms and suites are warmly decorated with dark wood furnishings and feature private verandas. The in-house, pavilion-style restaurant, Agotata, is open for all mealtimes, serving both Filipino and international cuisine. Resort facilities include an outdoor swimming pool. Bohol Beach Club is approximately 15 minutes by car from Bohol Panglao International Airport (TAG).
Eskaya Resort

Eskaya Resort

Bohol, Philippines

The intimate Eskaya Resort is located on Panglao Island, which is at the southernmost tip of Bohol. The resort has a 40-acre property fronted by fine, white-sand beach, but only 15 well-appointed, thatched-roof villas, two of which have two bedrooms. All the villas are constructed with wood, bamboo and other natural materials, and finished with traditional Filipino artwork and textiles. Guests can spend their days relaxing on the beach, engaging in a wide variety of water sports, including a selection of scuba trips organized by the on-site Dive Shop. There is also a lovely infinity-edge pool, as well as the full-service Handuraw Spa, perched on a hill overlooking the Bohol Sea. Dining options include the poolside Lantawan Restaurant, and alfresco dining with specially prepared menus in a number of locations on the resort grounds, including the beach. The resort offers some business services and there is Wi-Fi Internet available throughout. Eskaya is a 25-minute drive from the main airport in Tagbilaran (TAG).

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