Panglao hotels and resorts with sunset views

Located southwest of Bohol and east of Cebu, Panglao Island is a paradise in the middle of the Philippines. With diving sites and white-sand beaches lauded to rival that of Boracay’s and also surrounded by other attractions such as the Chocolate Hills, Loboc River, and Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary, Panglao is truly a must-visit tourism destination. 

Savor what the beautiful island has to offer with these 7 Panglao Island beachfront hotels and resorts with the best sunset views, from Mithi Resort and Spa surrounded by turquoise waters to Donatela Hotel, a 12-villa, Ifugao-themed resort boasting a horse riding stable.

1. Mithi Resort and Spa – embraced by glistening turquoise waters and white-sand beaches

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Mithi Resort and Spa is true to its name’s meaning – mithi meaning ideal – boasting turquoise waters and white-sand beaches. It’s a paradise with a relaxing spa, swimming pool, infinity swimming pool, and tennis courts, aside from the usual facilities. 

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You can experience Mithi without breaking the bank, with their 40-square-meter Mithi Deluxe Villa starting at P7,300 (~USD142.87) as of posting.  It’s good for couples or families, as the villas come with a king-sized bed, two queen-sized beds, or one king-sized bed and one single bed, depending on your choice.

Special features of the deluxe villas include a veranda table for breakfast and dinner for you to enjoy your meals with views of sunrise and sunset.

Rates: From P4,344.26 (~USD84.86, Mithi Superior Room)
Address:  Bingag Dauis, Panglao Island, Bohol 6340, Philippines
Telephone: 411 5878, 501 8281, 501 7288
Mithi Resort & Spa’s

2. Amorita Resort – tucked on top of a limestone cliff with an in-house dive center

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Sitting quietly on top of a limestone cliff overlooking Alona Beach, Amorita Resort boasts 98 spacious rooms and two infinity pools. Along with the usual facilities such as a gym for fitness enthusiasts and a wellness spa for massage fans, the resort has an in-house PADI dive center managed by PADI-certified Sea Explorers Philippines.

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Their Sea View Pool Villa is a summation of the best of what Amorita and the Bohol sea can offer. It’s a spacious 120-square-meter garden area suite with one king bed where you can soak up the breathtaking view of the sea.

And to complete that experience, it’s furnished with additional features such as a minibar, Nespresso machine, and a Loudbasstard sound amplifier so you can chill and relax with the best music.

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Rates: From P5,500 (~USD107.44, Deluxe Room)
Address: #1 Ester A. Lim Drive, Barangay Tawala, Alona Beach, Panglao Island 6340, Bohol
Telephone: 502 9003
Amorita Resort’s

3. The Bellevue Resort – for a more eco-friendly stay

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Environmental warriors would love The Bellevue Resort, known for keeping its environmental footprint in check. It operates with eco-friendly principles in mind as an ASEAN Green Hotel awardee, holding an annual coastal clean-up and participating in Earth Hour, for one, to contribute its share of protecting the fast-growing tourism in Panglao Island. 

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For a room with a view, book their Deluxe Ocean View (from P6,557.38, ~USD128.04) which has a gorgeous balcony overlooking Doljo Beach. It features either a king bed or two queen beds, and you can enjoy your favorite bath bombs in their bathrooms with bathtubs. 

Rates: From P5,327.87 (~USD103.97, Superior Twin)
Address: Barangay Doljo, Panglao Island 6340, Bohol
Telephone: 422 2222
The Bellevue Resort’s website

4. Eksaya Beach Resort and Spa – bahay kubo-inspired villas

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Experience the traditional warmth of a Filipino home enhanced by modern luxury at Eksaya Beach Resort and Spa, with 24 thatched-roof villas over 39 acres, each inspired by the traditional bahay kubo.

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The Infinity Pool Villa (from P22,212.42, ~USD433.54), adorned with bamboo fences and teak flooring, has a gorgeous infinity pool with a view of the beach. It features a king bed, two showers (open and indoor), complimentary breakfasts, and a spacious whirlpool tub perfect for couples.

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The restaurant specializes in traditional Boholano and Filipino food besides international cuisines. 

Rate: From P16,135 (~USD314.82, Deluxe Villa)
Address: Barangay Tawala, Panglao Island 6340, Bohol
Telephone: 502 9516, 654 6480, 656 4205, 584-3180
Eksaya Beach Resort and Spa’s website

5. Henann Resort Bohol – biggest beach resort in Panglao

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We can imagine Henann Resort as a venue for a squad party, because it’s Panglao’s biggest beach resort. To start with the numbers, it houses a total of 400 rooms, and three swimming pools – since it’s attached to a convention center after all.

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Henann’s biggest guest room, the 52-square-meter Family Room (starts at P9,089, ~USD177.38) is a perfect choice for the fam or squad with the room’s one queen and three single-size beds. With its two 40-inch LED TV, guests can never run out of options to be entertained as well.

Rate: From P4,684 (~USD91.41, Deluxe Room)
Address: Alona Beach, Tawala, Panglao Island 6340, Bohol
Telephone: 502 9141
Henann Resort Bohol’s website

6. Amarela Resort – laid-back, rustic boutique resort with an art gallery and library

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Amarela Resort easily feels like a countryside hidden haven. It’s inspired by traditional Philippine art and design, as shown by its rooms adorned with beautiful paintings, rustic furniture, and antiques, and its very own art gallery showcasing various local artworks from paintings to sculptures. 

For your entertainment, the resort has a library housing a collection of 2,000 books (fiction, non-fiction, and coffee table), DVDs, and board games available to everyone.

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Of course, we recommend the Amarela Room (starts at P18,900, ~USD368.82), an eco-friendly no-smoking room with one king bed, antique and custom furniture, brown hardwood floors, and a local painting. Additional features include a bathtub and a balcony with a view of the surrounding beaches.  

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Rate: From P8,000 (~USD156.17, Superior Room)
Address: Barangay Libaong, Panglao Island 6340, Bohol
Telephone: 502 9497, 502 9498
Amarela Resort’s

7. Donatela Hotel – Ifugao-themed villas and a horse stable

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Grounded by local indigenous traditions, Donatela Hotel’s 12 villas are inspired by the houses of Ifugaos in the northern part of Luzon.

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The Pool Villa (price upon request), for example, features a distinctive canopy roof and mahogany louvres. It’s a spacious 120-square meter room with an epic English Chippendale bamboo headboard for a king-size bed.

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The villa’s bathroom is not just a facility but an experience in itself – it’s a walk-in dressing room, shower, and toilet in one.

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And as if these luxuries are not enough, Donatela Hotel makes sure you cap off your stay with a horse-riding experience. They boast a horse stable with 15 horses of different breeds and sizes –  quarter horses, thoroughbreds, and Lusitanos.

Guests can take equine management classes, riding lessons, and advanced riding courses wearing classical dressage. How’s that for a high-fashion ride?

Rate: Price upon request
Address: Km. 16 Hoyohoy Tawala, Panglao Island 6340, Bohol 
Telephone: 510 8472
Donatela Hotel’s website

Panglao hotels and resorts 

These Panglao hotels are indeed proof that there’s so much more to discover around the islands of the Philippines. 

If all our excitement has convinced you to check Panglao Island off your travel plans soon, the relatively new Bohol-Panglao International Airport, opened in November 2018, may be your most convenient entry point before reaching these Panglao hotels.

From Manila, the flight only lasts for an hour, and airlines on this route include Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and AirAsia. From Cebu, you can choose to book a flight or ride a ferry there.

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Cover image adapted from: Mithi Resort and Spa and @eksayaresort 

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