Alona Beach has the most beachfront resorts in Panglao & Bohol,
The reason Alona is the most popular beach on Panglao Island, and in Bohol, is simple. Both of these islands are lined by craggy rock shores that generally drop five or ten metres to water. Beaches make only a tiny portion of Bohol's coastline, and they are mostly short patches of sand collected in little bays. But here at Alona Beach, however, we find a somewhat rare strip of soft white sand that is 800 metres long, quite wide and has a coco palm backdrop. Alona is quite beautiful. As our two beach maps of Alona show, much of the beach is now lined with beachfront hotels – but not all. Expect the empty land to sprout hotels in the coming years, for Alona is at the very heart of Bohol's new tourism boom.
This corner of Panglao Island is sparsely populated, and the only urban area here is the new shops that have sprung up behind the beach to catch the thriving tourist trade. It's interesting to note that Dumaluan Beach, five kilometres up the coast from here, attracted the first beach resorts to service local Filipino business many years ago – yet that beach is not nearly as attractive as Alona.