Alona Beach

Panglao, Bohol

Alona Beach
4.3
4.5 Stars

16 Reviewers

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  • 17 Reviews
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  • 16 Reviewers
Category:
Great Outdoors

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Myzyl C.
5.0 Stars

Panglao's beautiful white sand. 🙂127946🏼

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Mikee S.
4.0 Stars

Bohols Little Boracay.

A perfect destination for beachbums and mermaids at heart, surrounded with Restaurant, Hotels, Inns and Backpakers Dorm, no wonder this is one of the most visited place here in Bohol.

Alona has a white sand shoreline where one can spend from morning to night, its a place in Bohol that never sleeps.

Boatmans who offer Island tours is also present in the area, if you want to go on an Island Hopping adventure and/or whale watching, feel free to approach one of them.

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars

I'd like to believe Alona Beach is way better than Boracay. Personal preference perhaps, i find Boracay complicated - too crowded, too popular and too commercial.

Alona Beach is Bohol's pride and glory. White powdery sand, crystal clear waters and not as complicated as Boracay. Think of it this way, Alona Beach is like Dr. John Watson, quiet and reserved while Boracay is like Sherlock Holmes, extravagant and outrageous (Sherlock reference 128512)

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King Francis O.
4.0 Stars

Sunsets would have been perfect if you're around. #loljk

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Martin P.
4.0 Stars

Powdery white sand, almost similar to Boracay in some parts of the beach, but most are white sand with some small shells. Ocean has lots of seaweed. (Not sure if this is year round, because in Boracay, there is a certain season that there are lots of seaweed in the beach).

This is a great place if you want to have a quite time at the beach without so many vendors bugging you all the time. I noticed that the food and restaurants are a lot more expensive here compared to Boracay.

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Mikko F.
4.0 Stars

✅White sand beach
❎lots of lumot
✅Less commercialized
✅quiet place unlike boracay
✅ water is clear
✅nice place to chill, so laid back
✅ loved the massage along the beach

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Kate S.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Marc David M.
4.0 Stars

Comparing it to Boracay, they have a lot in common. White Sand, Clear Water, Watersports, Shops and Night Life. Alona Beach would be a small version though, the stretch of White Sand Beach is not that long. Also, shops here close early. Around 11pm even bars start closing.

What I liked about Alona Beach is it has both Sunrise and Sunset on the same beach. Great for Photo Ops! This picture is the Sunrise which starts on the left of the beach and setting on the right side still within beach view. Boracay and Manila Bay only has a Sunset..

Also, the beach is crawling with Weeds. Watch out for Sea Urchins too.

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April H.
5.0 Stars

Party-goer? Love clubbing? If so, this is not the beach for you!
Change of pace from the busy busy days here in Manila... Quiet, peaceful, not as populated as other more popular beaches in the Philippines... Lovely powdery sand, feels good to walk around barefoot... Lots of starfishes in the area! I just loved being able to recharge and get away from it all! 128262128262128262

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Anrey C.
5.0 Stars

one word..love it...

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Anrey C.
5.0 Stars

(Speechless) <3 <3 <3

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Glenn E.
4.0 Stars

Sand. Water. Sun.

Sunkissed!

Alona beach is like Boracay but with less crowd and less resto to choose from. There are more foreigners than filipino here. Most of the tourists go here for scuba diving, island hopping and dolphin watching early in the morning which We didn't tried at all. Haha

I really had fun. Btw it was my birthday when we went there a few days ago. 128513

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Leonard L.
4.0 Stars

If you are a diver and also searching for a great beach to spend your weekend or holiday, Alona would be your top choices.

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Pam L.
4.0 Stars

It's the middle of the week and I'm missing the beach!

I like Alona Beach because of its fine, powdery white sand, which is like Boracay's infamous white beach! The water is crystal clear too, as you can see in the photo.

Compared to other beaches in Panglao island (well I've only been to 2), this is much better. You'd expect that Doljo Beach where Bellevue Resort is located would be nicer. But that's for another review.

Despite going there on a holiday, it wasn't as crowded as I thought it would be. The vibe here is chill and laid-back. Just the way I like it!

I'll probably go back next summer! 128522

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Sharlene L.
5.0 Stars

At first, I was comparing it too much to Boracay's White Beach: sand is not as white, not as many (cheap) food choices, water is not as clear blue. But staying here for a few days, I've come to love the place. Less commercialized and with a pretty pink sunset, Panglao's Alona Beach is a good alternative with the convenience of nearby food establishments but away from the maddening city crowd that usually invades Boracay during Holy Week.

Highly recommend taking a boat to nearby Virgin Islands in the morning to hang out on the sand bar and feast on fresh uni (P20 a piece! As in gumagalaw pa yun spikes!) and buko juice. With the water just up to your thighs, it feels like you're standing in the middle of the sea, lost in paradise.

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Janna M.
4.0 Stars

White sand beach and night life.
Alona beach is 10084

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Star N.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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