Alona Beach is located on Panglao Island in Bohol, Philippines. The island has an area of 80.5 square kilometres (31.1 sq mi). Located within Bohol Province it is divided into two municipalities: Dauis and Panglao. Panglao is located southwest of the island of Bohol and east of Cebu.
Panglao is a popular tourist destination in the Philippines. It includes several small islands, such as Gak-ang, Pontod, and Balicasag. Alona Beach is a stunning 1.5 km stretch of white sand beach. Beach combing, diving, snorkeling, sunbathing, swimming and relaxing are very popular activities here! Be sure to stop by at one of many beach-side restaurants for fine dining and cold drinks and enjoy the beautiful beach especially at night.
Alona Beach is approximately 30-40 min (22.6 km) via Panglao Island Circumferential Road from Tagbilaran City seaport. There are lots of transportation options including the bus, taxis, habal-habal (motorcycle services) and tricycles from the seaport and airport. I suggest tourists should take the taxi. Taxis are faster, hassle free and air-conditioned.
There are 2 roads that go to the Island of Panglao. Borja Bridge, locally called “Junction”, and Costway Bridge road.
There are many beautiful hotels, bars, pubs and restaurant within and near Alona Beach. Some famous area hotels are: Henann Resort, Alona Vida Beach Resort, Lost Horizon Beach Dive Resort, ChARTs Resort and Art Café, Sun Apartelle, Bohol Divers Resort, Panglao Regents Park, Hayahay Resort, Villa Almedilla, Birds Watcher Paradise Hotel. You can choose resorts and hotels to fit your budget and tastes.
There are tours such as island hopping, dolphin watching, snorkeling and diving offered by various tour companies. Your hotel personnel can help you find and arrange a tour that will suit your interests.
Things you must do when you get to Alona Beach: Shopping, bar hooping, diving, snorkeling, sunbathing, swimming, relaxing and most of all my favorite, Eating. Yay!!!
They are convenience stores if you wish to buy something you forgot or want. And many fashion stores and souvenir shops. Unfortunately I couldn’t take pictures, we were told NO PICTURE ALLOWED. It’s ridiculous! The worst thing is they put a tarpaulin over the merchandise that says NO PICTURE ALLOWED, why? I don’t know! So we did not take a single picture of the stores.
Here are some I took on our visit.