Alona Beach

Panglao, Bohol

Alona Beach
4.4
4.5 Stars

19 Reviewers

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Great Outdoors

Most Recent Reviews

Vanessa D.
5.0 Stars
8

This place is awesome!! Promise! I so loved this beach. This is a tropical paradise! 128525. Since I'm a water baby, i make sure that I have time to travel on places with beaches once in a while.

Alona Beach is located on the Island of Panglao. I guess this is one of the famous tourist spots in Bohol province. It is famous for its white sand beach and have a beautiful blue waters. It's also a great place to just sit back and relax! If you want a relaxing view well this is the best! It is easy to get to and has tons of hotels and restaurant. You can walk from one end to the other. You will pass by all sorts of hotels and restaurants where you can stop in to eat or to have some a bottle of cold beer or soda with the relaxing view of the ocean right next to you. It was awesome right! You may also have a dinner by the beach!128525 with a perfect sunset view!

This is one of the highlights during my visit in Bohol year 2016. We celebrated our first valentines day together since my husband is on abroad and he has only 1 month vacation. I've bought promo ticket and surprised him.

We were checked in at Alona Tropical Beach Resort. The room was not really a luxurious type, it's simple and made of bamboo. The aircon was not working properly that time so I'll rate it for 2 over 5. After checked-in we went directly to the beach. We were able to get a beach chairs and used it to sit back and relax while watching the view of the ocean as well as the other views like pretty girls/chics! Hahaha 128514128514128514 Swimming with the blue water made me excited.

The best part was during sunset. It was superb!! 128525Watching the sunset with my one and only love is the most romantic thing I've ever felt. We've decided to walk from the end to the other end. Romantic indeed! 128525 We stopped by to one of the restaurants (I don't remember the name 9786️) and decided to have dinner by the beach (until now kinikilig pa din ako 9786️).

It is a must visit while you are in the Philippines guys!! 128077

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Keisha R.
5.0 Stars

The mini boracay of bohol! The sand in this beach is way finer and whiter than most of the beaches in bohol...the water was also so clear

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Carla Fenella A.
5.0 Stars
9

Been here in Bohol for 5 days and it's the only time I get the chance to check out alona beach. I need to see it before goin home the following day. Alona is just walkin distance from the place where I stay but I've been busy for the past 4 days because of the tours.

I went here at midday. The place is not as populated as Boracay's. I am expecting more people. I am not sure if it's because of the month or just the specific time of the day that's why I'm seeing only a few tourists. I also expected Alona beach to have a shoreline as long as Boracay's and as livelier I guess you just don't have to compare it to Boracay and let its own charm get you.

Sand is powdery white. Water is clear and there are no molds at the shore lol. If you know what Im talkin about. 128514. Alona is more peaceful and it is a place where you can really relax.

There are more people along the highway than here. There are more people dining at the restaurants and more people strolling outside Alona than the famous beach here in Bohol which I didn't expect. I'm not sure what's with this day or maybe it isn't just peak season.

I tried to check some of the souvenir shops along the beach and bought some pasalubong. There is a store where they sell some good type of necklaces and they're on sale at P50 each. Saw the original prices and it ranges from P80-P220! So I bought the expensive ones that ranges from P120-P220 for P50. There is also a shop where all wetsuits are on %50 sale!

I walked until I reached Hennan. One of the 5 star resorts in Bohol. I stayed at one of their beach chairs for a while. I brought a Murakami with me but wasn't able to read it. I preferred watching some of the tourists pass by and just tried to enjoy the sound of the waves and the smell of the sea. A local passed by selling hammocks and bought one. I bought one too when I was in Cebu but this one's better and the ropes are thicker.

Another local passed by selling something and asked if I wanna try the hennandunan? Bohol's local pancake. I bought one then from there she sat at one of the beach chairs and started talkin to me. She's one talkative lady. She told me that tagbilaran and panglao are two separate islands only connected by a bridge. She taught me some words from their dialect and gave me some tips too and her phone number. Haha.

After stayin there for a couple of hours feeling satisfied and relaxed, I walked to the other end of the beach and looked for a place to eat. I ended up eating at one of the seafood restaurants that has a poke stop. Lol.

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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 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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