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Pungtud Island and the Gorgeous Beaches of Bohol

Aerial view of Pungtud Island - Virgin Island. Bohol is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region, consisting of Bohol Island and 75 minor surrounding islands. The province is a popular tourist destination with its beaches and resorts

BOHOL IS SYNONYMOUS to the world-renowned Chocolate Hills and the big-eyed tarsiers but unknown to many, the province is also home to a long list of white sand beaches waiting to be discovered.

So the next time you think of visiting Bohol, make sure that you are into some beach hopping too. Don’t worry, we did your assignment for you. Here is the list of Bohol beaches that you must not miss:

Panglao Island

Panglao is one of the several big islands that are separated from mainland Bohol. The other islands that are most likely keeping untouched beaches are Cabilao, Lapinin, and Mahanay. Zooming in to Panglao Island however, you would find the Alona Beach (photo below) that you’d easily fall in love with.

Alona Beach in Bohol

The plain sight of coconut trees, traditional huts and the vast blue and green seawater at Alona Beach is enough to calm a weary soul.

The other beaches in Panglao are Bikini Beach, Dumaloan Beach, Danao Beach, Doljo Beach, and Momo Beach. Surely, a few days stay in Panglao Island alone won’t be enough to enjoy all the activities in each beach.

Panglao is home to resorts of various types: it is as easy to find budget-friendly ones as that of the well-marketed luxurious resorts that offer first-class amenities.

Panglao Island Nature Resort and Spa is one of the most popular resorts in the whole of Bohol. It features a large outdoor pool and boasts of its modern bungalows and rooms. If you are to stay there, a shuttle service to Tagbilaran Airport is provided for free.

Panglao Island Nature Resort and Spa

Panglao Island Nature Resort and Spa

Bikini Beach in Bohol

One of the enjoyable activities in Bikini Beach is kayaking while having a view of the majestic rock formations and lush forest on top of them.

One of the luxury resorts in Danao Beach

One of the luxury resorts in Danao Beach

Mainland Bohol

Bohol’s mainland is also dotted with numerous beaches. Anda Beach, Bugnao Beach, Duero Beach, Canuba Beach, Imelda Beach, Clarin Beach, Santa Fe Beach, Laya Beach, Kain-git Beach, and Lintuan Beach. If you want to veer away from convenience and want to try a traveler kind of experience, you can go to Dapdap Beach Resort in Anda Beach and spoil yourself with the untouched beauty of the place.

Dapdap Beach Resort in Anda Bohol

Dapdap Beach Resort in Anda

Impressive crown-of-thorns starfish in Bohol

Impressive crown-of-thorns starfish such as this one found in the rich aquatic resources of the in the province

Home to diverse marine life with plenty of colorful corals and uncommon marine species such as the crown-of-thorns starfish (above), Bohol has become one of the places loved by both the common tourists who love snorkeling and divers alike.

Brightly colored corals at Balicasag Beach, Bohol

Brightly colored corals at Balicasag Beach, Bohol

In Balicasag Beach, for example, resorts offer soft coral diving to those who dare to see what beauty underwater provides.

Pungtud Island

Surrounded by white sand bars perfect for your Instagram photos that you would even want to frame for your living room, Bohol can compete with other Philippine islands you know.

Sand bar at Pungtud Island

Sand bar at Pungtud Island

While Pungtud Island is such a sight to behold when viewed from the air (see featured photo above), its long stretch of white sand bar is as just stunning to serve as your next profile picture’s back drop. But who would need just that when you can actually enjoy swimming in the waters surrounding it like it’s a dream come true?

If you’re planning to spend several days of vacation to isolate yourself from the crowd and noise, Pungtud Island is the perfect place for you. Its breathtaking picturesque view won’t only calm your mind, it’s the perfect place to reflect on the recent happenings in your life as well. Make sure to include Bohol in your list of places to visit this coming 2017! See you there the soonest, my friends!

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