Anyone who asks me for a recommendation on resorts in Panglao Island, I almost always say, “If you like peace and quiet, do NOT stay at Alona Beach”. I would always recommend Bohol Beach Club because they have a fantastic beach front, or Dumaluan Beach Resort, because it has cheaper rooms and is right next to Bohol Beach Club, and if you are stealthy, you can slip into the beach of Bohol Beach Club and sunbathe yourself away.
If you want easy access to dive shops, yes, stay at Alona Beach. If you want a wide array of choices for restaurants, bars, and stores, yes, by all means, stay at Alona Beach. But if you want peace and quiet, stay away.
I am wrong though. There IS a nice part of Alona Beach I would, apparently, recommend – and it is the stretch of Alona Beach right in front of Alona Tropical Beach Resort. The beach here is beautiful! It is like the Station 1 of Alona Beach! (Station 1 of Boracay)
I had loved my lunch, after snorkeling at Balicasag Island, at Alona Tropical Beach Resort. The best view of the beach, and great service from the restaurant’s staff.
And here are some blogs from people who had a great experience at this resort. I’m thinking, that maybe, the next time I’m in Bohol, I will stay here too. The only reason I would come back to Bohol, for the fourth time, is to dive. Maybe next year?