Dauis Photo: Len L.

Dauis

Dauis is one of two municipalities on Panglao Island, Bohol. Though small, there are sights to see here before rushing to the popular Alona Beach of Panglao.

If you’re a stickler for something sweet, head to the Bohol Bee farm. It’s a resort, restaurant, and farm all rolled into one, providing a unique experience for all its visitors. Get a taste of healthy goodness as owner and chef Vicky Wallace serves up scrumptious meals made with organic vegetables from her garden. Treat yourself to a relaxing massage in a hut that faces the sea, or live like a local and join the resort’s basket weaving classes.

All swimsuits are welcome in Dauis town’s Bikini Beach. Its calm waters and shady palm trees make this beach great for leisurely swims and picnics by the sea.

Adventure-seekers can explore Hinagdanan Cave, which in Visayan means “laddered.” The sunlight sifts through the cave’s holed ceiling, lighting up the cave with a soft glow. Inside the cave is a clear lagoon, but visitors are not allowed to swim in the waters.

When in Dauis, be sure to grab a taste of ubi kinampay, or a variety of purple yam that is native to Bohol. Locals treat this root crop as sacred, and even go to the extent of kissing the yam if it falls to the floor. The versatile tuber is made into different sweets and treats like ubi polvoron (crumbly shortbread made of flour, sugar, and milk), ice cream, candies, and pastillas de ubi (soft milk candy).

Dauis is the home of Our Lady of Assumption Church, otherwise known as Dauis Church. The church started construction in 1863 and was completed by 1920. The bell tower was constructed in 1939. The church is famous and frequented by devotees for the water in the church’s well is said to have healing powers.

Top Rated Restaurants in Dauis Browse All

  1. Bohol Bee Farm
    4.5 Stars
    Vegetarian
    62 Reviews View
  2. Jojie's Pa-initang Bol-anon
    5.0 Stars
    Café
    3 Reviews View
  3. Golden Cowrie Native Restaurant
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    5 Reviews View
  4. BQ Bread Basket
    4.5 Stars
    Bakery
    4 Reviews View
  5. Dong Juan
    5.0 Stars
    Filipino
    2 Reviews View
  6. The Buzzz Cafe
    5.0 Stars
    Café
    2 Reviews View
  7. Cafe Lawis
    4.5 Stars
    Café
    3 Reviews View
  8. McDonald's
    4.0 Stars
    Fast Food
    4 Reviews View
  9. Just Sizzlin'
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    2 Reviews View
  10. Wok Express
    4.0 Stars
    Filipino
    3 Reviews View

Top Rated Hotels in Dauis Browse All

  1. Panglao Island Nature Resort
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    15 Reviews View
  2. Amarela Resort
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  3. Panglao Chocolate Hills Resort
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  4. D' Backpackers' Barn
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  5. Darunday Manor
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View
  6. Whites and Greens Beach Resort
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  7. Bohol Plaza Resort and Restaurant
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  8. Flushing Meadows Resort
    3.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  9. Villa de Gloria
    3.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  10. Coco Grove Tourist Inn
    3.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View

Top Rated Places in Dauis Browse All

  1. Bohol Bee Farm
    4.5 Stars
    Vegetarian
    62 Reviews View
  2. Panglao Island Nature Resort
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    15 Reviews View
  3. Hinagdanan Cave Dauis
    4.5 Stars
    Great Outdoors
    7 Reviews View
  4. Jojie's Pa-initang Bol-anon
    5.0 Stars
    Café
    3 Reviews View
  5. Golden Cowrie Native Restaurant
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    5 Reviews View
  6. BQ Bread Basket
    4.5 Stars
    Bakery
    4 Reviews View
  7. Dong Juan
    5.0 Stars
    Filipino
    2 Reviews View
  8. The Buzzz Cafe
    5.0 Stars
    Café
    2 Reviews View
  9. Cafe Lawis
    4.5 Stars
    Café
    3 Reviews View
  10. Bo's Coffee
    4.0 Stars
    Coffee
    4 Reviews View