If you’d like to visit several different monuments during your trip, keep your eyes open for hotels in Panglao in the neighbourhood of Poblacion, such as the Panglao Travellers Inn. This accommodation has a swimming pool and a shared kitchen that guests can use. When staying in this area you’ll be less than a 10min walk from many attractions, including Dauis Watchtower and Blood Compact Shrine.
Planning on spending the majority of your vacation lounging by the ocean? Opt to stay in a hotel close to Bikini Beach like D&B Bluestar Beach Resort, which offers free parking and laundry facilities. Known for its large sandy shores, bright blue water and lush scenery, Bikini Beach is the perfect place to relax.
To stay somewhere particularly quiet and secluded, choose a hotel in the neighbourhood of Doljo. The Red Palm Resort has an outdoor pool, free parking and direct access to the beach. Doljo is a small peninsula that has a calm beach and few stores and attractions, meaning it’s more tranquil and relaxed.
For those who are particularly adventurous, consider staying in the neighbourhood of Tabalong, which will put you within easy walking distance of Hinagdanan Cave. At Hinagdanan Cave you’ll be able to explore an underground lagoon, see stalactites and take a guided tour. The Blue Summer Suites are less than a 5min drive from the caves and come with free luggage storage and the option of an airport shuttle.
If you’re travelling to Panglao for work, you may consider staying at a hotel like G's Grand Resort and Convention Center, an option in the neighbourhood of Mariveles that includes a restaurant, bar, outdoor pool and hot tubs. This district is where many of the big business events on the island are held.
Is there an area of Panglao that is particularly scenic?
For travellers who would like to be somewhere with incredible views, look for hotels located directly next to the scenic Songculan Lake. The Villa De Gloria is a chic option that is known for having a large outdoor pool area and providing guests with stunning views of both the ocean and the lake.
Where should I stay if I hope to be just a short drive from the airport?
To be close to Panglao International Airport you’ll want to be in the southeastern region of the island. The Spirit Of Norway and Cambriza Suites are both laid-back options that will put you just a 2min drive away from the airport.
Which area should I stay in if I’m travelling on a budget?
If you’d like to keep your trip affordable, look for hotels in the centre of the island rather than by the ocean, as these tend to be more budget-friendly. The Siez Tourist Inn and Relax Divers Bohol both offer competitive prices while still being just a short drive away from the water.
Where should I stay if I want to be within walking distance of many restaurants?
To be just a short walk from a diverse selection of restaurants, choose to stay in San Isidro, a neighbourhood that’s home to popular dining options like Anchor Bed and Cafe, Tutticibi Authentic Italian Restaurant, and HanRod's Haven. The Panglao Palms Apartelle is a casual choice located less than 5min walk from these restaurants, while the Tres Sophias Resort and Restaurant is stylish and only a 4min walk away.