With one central island, and 75 surrounding, Bohol province is not short of paradisical beauty. Floating in the central part of the Philippines, these clusters of beach gems are home to white sandy bays, crystal clear diving spots and spectacular landscapes.
At a glance
A diverse landscape always means a plethora of activities, and opportunities for exploration. Your time here will without a doubt be spent weaving through tropical jungle and spotting wildlife on and off land in-between sunning it up on the secluded sandy bays. Throw in paddle boarding and scuba diving and you’ve already got an incredible itinerary sorted.
What to see
This island provides off-the-beaten-track beauty. With a vast stretch of luscious jungle, Bohol is home to exotic wildlife; our favourite being the fluffy big eyed Tarsiers. It’s one of the world’s smallest primates and definitely one to keep an eye out for.
For most, the short boat trip from Cebu is taken with the intention of viewing the iconic Chocolate Hills, and it’s easy to see why. We can’t think of anywhere else in the world that’s home to thousands of grass covered hills towering beneath tropical land. This, and the ancient rice terraces, are unforgettable snapshots that’ll be ingrained in your memory forever.
In addition to the sweeping scenery, the island is also visited for its marine beauty. Anchor up at Alona Beach and you’ll be greeted by coral of all colours, turtles and tuna, not to mention the opportunity to spotting dolphins and whales; it’s a diver’s paradise.
Why we like it
It was certainly the Chocolate Hills that stole our hearts here.It’s a truly unique site in this part of the world. It’s hard to imagine thousands of rolling hills perched on this charming collection of islands, but somehow, Bohol pulls it off; and elegantly too.