We are based in Tabalong Dauis on Panglao Island. We recommend searching for apartments on Booking.com since they price match, have the largest selection of resorts (377) and the most significant amount of property reviews. We are based in Dauis with about 23 properties.
Below you will find a selection of accommodations that are all near the centre and highly recommended. Having this said; you will likely need a scooter to go around the island, and from pretty much anywhere on the island it is no more than a 15-minute drive on good and well-maintained roads. We are located on the north side of the island – the beautiful quiet side of the island. If you prefer to stay in the tourist area where all the restaurants and bars are we recommend that you book your resort somewhere near or in Alona.
From September 1st 2019 we are diving in front of Alexis Resort. The cliffside resort is about 300 meters away from us – we use their water entry for our diving. We go there via our shuttle service or a quick drive on the scooter. We are based on the access road of the resort. The new owner of Alexis completely redid the resort, and it’s a beautiful, little nature resort with nice rooms and a great resto-bar. The ocean view and diving are the best of the island with an incredible house reef. Our staff and guests hang out at Alexis a lot because of the friendly family atmosphere. We can not recommend this resort enough!
The Panglao Green Hills resort is a small clean, and cosy Australien owned resort with a lovely family atmosphere. They are located between the centre and Tagbilaran city. From the resort, it’s less than 5 minutes via scooter and about a 15-minute walk to the academy. The rooms are clean, the resort is nice and quiet and all very affordable with room prices starting at about $18 per night.
Natura Vista is a Filipino owned nature resort and restaurant with lovely cottages and rooms. For those who want to get a taste of local hospitality, the Nature Vista resort is the best option. Located at about 5 minutes away via scooter the Natura Vista resort is an excellent place stay for when you join us for a freediving course or SSI instructor course. The prices for cottages and private rooms start at about $30 per night, and a bed in the mixed dormitory is about $12 per night.
If you want luxury and the best-of-the-best, you must have a look at Mithi Resort & Spa which is located at only a 5 minutes scooter ride away from us. Mithi Resort & Spa rooms are about $230 with the luxury villa’s going for $450 per night. Mithi Resort & Spa has a private beach, infinity pools, spa’s and spectacular restaurants and is probably the single most luxurious resort in Panglao and Bohol province.
The Bohol Coco Farm Hostel isn’t close by the academy, but at about 15-minute scooter drive from us. But since we get a lot of requests for cheap hostels we couldn’t leave this one out. Even though the Bohol Coco Farm is low budget their facility and restaurant are quite nice. The shared dormitory rooms start at about $8 per night. In our opinion, the facility and family atmosphere of the resort makes the Bohol Coco Farm the top hostel on the island.
Are you staying for about a month in Panglao with for example long-term training? Then it’s wiser (and cheaper) to find an apartment around the island.
You will find more information about this in our knowledge base article ‘find long term accommodation‘.
Panglao Island is a beautiful, green and developed island. It is easy to travel to Bohol and touring around Panglao is just as easy. The roads are big and well-maintained, and you can easily commute via scooter or tricycle from anywhere on the island. Because of the distance to the centre, cleanliness and hospitality, we think the above four properties are perfect for your freediving vacation, but if you prefer something else, Panglao has something beautiful for everyone. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time.
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