The Polaris Beach and Dive Resort Inc is one of the newest hotels in Bohol Island, having opened in 2018. This hotel makes a great place to kick back and relax after a long day of sightseeing. Travelers requiring pickup service can book this directly through the hotel. When it comes to Bohol Island hotels, the Polaris Beach and Dive Resort Inc is highly regarded for its excellent facilities. Out of all the hotels in Bohol Island, this hotel is one of the most popular.
Pros: Good diving. Very friendly staff. Secluded and quiet area. Good pizzas, great pinacoladas... It's a very good base to do some diving. Strongly recommend it for that.
Cons: Nothing really.
Pros: The staff was the best! Miranda, Inday and the rest of the staff was so accommodating and you will really feel at home with the resort. Everyone was nice and provides everything that you need.
Pros: Good diving. Very friendly staff. Secluded and quiet location. No roosters... :-)
Pros: The moment we got off the boat at the shore of the hotel, I know that I have made the right choice. The hotel staff are very friend and the hotel has a very relaxed feel. Nothing luxurious, but everything works. We, along with our 4-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter, really enjoyed our stay. The waves at the house reef were too rough to do snorkeling during our stay, but for a small and reasonable surcharge, the kids can go along with the diving trip to do snorkeling at other parts of the island, and we really loved it. The food are very tasty and in big portion with a wide range of variety. I did six dives in three days, and the dive staff are superb. The dive shop sent two dive guides, even though we only have four divers, and the dive guides try their best to maximize our experience. We saw five turtles, electronic clam, sea snake, and numerous sea snugs, and the corals are in very good condition. We stayed in the family room, and it is really spacious. The two-story room can accommodate five adults and one child at the most. It has a outdoor space to hang diving/snorkeling/swimming gear and inside the room, there have plenty of space to put stuff. The pool is also very nice, and the kids love it. The sand beach in front the hotel can be a bit coarse, but good for kids to look for shells. If you walk a bit to the lighthouse area, the sand there is much finer. The island is a bit hard to get to, but we found the boat journey to/away the island itself is an enjoyable adventure. All in all, a very pleasant and memorable stay. High recommended!!!
Cons: Water pressure is a bit low, which I found is pretty common in the Philippines. Understandable considering the water source is rain tank. A small price to pay for the environment.
Pros: Me and two friends took our dive certificate here, and loved it. Great reefs and instructor. The place is quiet and cozy, perfect for a chill vacation. The staff was wonderful and made you feel right at home. They were very helpful on all arrangements and activities. Would definitly recommend for a quiet getaway or for diving!
Pros: Our stay at Polaris was amazing!! We came there for the diving and would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves the macro life underwater. The resort is really comfortable and relaxed with a lot of places to chill, read, play pool etc. Polaris’ staff is the best!! Always friendly and helpful. Sadly I wasn’t feeling good for two days and they did all they could to make me feel better! Thank you for the nice time there!
Pros: The staff were absolutely amazing. They provided so many small surprises that really made a change for our stay.
Cons: It is not really easy to get there. Despite the instructions received from the hotel staff, I think they should make an effort and search their customers from the dock at agreed times.
Pros: Realy, realy super friendly staff
Cons: Arrangement of the shuttle service and similiar possibilities were very expensive compared to lokal prices.
Pros: Location is peaceful and quiet
Cons: The lack of local food in the restaurant, the price was very high, and there were no local foods around the resorts, which limited where we could eat.
The Cabilao Sanctuary Beach & Dive Resort is an ideal spot for travelers wanting to discover the city. Wi-Fi in designated areas is available at this property. At the end of a busy day, travelers can unwind and relax in the hotel or go out and enjoy the city. A pickup service can be arranged for guests upon request. There's never a dull moment at this hotel, our guests indicate that the facilities are excellent.
Pros: The island is amazing, the people are really nice, the staff is great, the food is good... It's a long way to get there but it's worth the trip. It's a great gateway from the very busy touristic areas.
Cons: The Island is quite famous for divers but if you don't dive, you are a little bit left alone on the activities. There are no instructors for snorkling or kayak, you can rent the material but you will have to find the good places alone, which could be tricky for beginners like us.
Pros: Nice rooms in the trees. Far away from the crowds. If you are a diver, the hotel fits all your needs. We did not leave the hotel until check out.
Pros: This is the second visit after one year and no disappointment.
Cons: We have to leave the establishment again!...
Pros: Diving there really good
Cons: Food to expensive.
Pros: Everything was absolutely perfect. We felt so welcome here, staff was the best. Amazing place to relax and dive. Food was delicious.
Pros: Great Location, Staff and Food
Pros: What a great place to relax! Staff is super friendly, dive shop is great and instructors are professional! Took a 3 day SSI open water course, it was a fantastic experience! Definitely recommend to go there!
With a stay at Sandingan Dive Resort in Loon, you'll be 14.3 mi (23 km) from Mag-Aso Falls and 26.1 mi (42 km) from Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary. Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: everything ... cabin, view, food (excellent), snorkeling (unfortunately we could not go diving as we had to fly, but for sure we will return to check out the dive sites ;)
Cons: all more than OK
Pros: Good welcome and excellent personalized service. Room are very clean. Small confortable resort, very quiet and original decoration.
Pros: Nice food nice location nice staff I learn SUP there fantastic experience
Cons: I have to leave
Pros: The setting is exceptional. Staff attentive. Rooms very well presented.
Cons: Not much around, but that’s the point if that’s what you wanted.
Pros: The place is really nice and clean and the staff are really friendly and accomodating.
Pros: Good service and one of the best places we stayed. Very nice set up of rooms, which are neat nice and very clean. Wish we stayed longer. Amazing service we had even helping with arranging boat tickets upfront and service of dropping off. Ps if you are not into diving dont worry this place has plenty of things to offer
Cons: Food is of great quality but slighty above avarge pricing. But seriously dont let this hold you back in any way
Pros: The view from the restaurant is fantastic. This is a very convenient and quaint stay for scuba divers, or anyone who wants to enjoy the water. They have kayak rentals as well as on-site diving. The rooms are spacious. The restaurant has pretty good food and plenty of drinks to choose from.
Cons: There is nothing to do at the site despite dive and admire the view so is not for everybody. The wifi only works in the restaurant.
Pros: Everything was great, including kind and helpful stuff, beautiful nature and great Food!
Pros: It was the most pleasant stay. Cleanliness and friendliness of staffs is a plus. The location is a bit far but it’s all worth the driving.
Located in Calape, Isla Hayahay Beach Resort and Restaurant is by the sea, within a 15-minute drive of St. Vincent Ferrer Church and Calape Plaza. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: The place, the room, interior designs inside and outside are perfectly created.. and the staff are super nice and accommodating. Two thumbs up! Not to mention, the good deeds of the manager.. you know me, the one who had to change my booking schedule thru booking.com .. Thank you for bein' so kind! :)
Cons: too far, yet so nice..
Pros: Super friendly staff. Always smilling and helpful. Great food and really various choice from Italian food to Indian cuisine. Everything we tried was delicious. They arranged us transfers for trips. When we had a small problem in the bathroom they solved it in a couple of minutes. The pool was great, room was cosy. They even had bamboo straws and this is a great plus as I am eco - friendly. Massages were done by proffesionals and in an open - space bower. It is on a quiet place, in the middle of nowhere where you can really rest. I wish them all the best! Keep going, I loved it!
Cons: Water pressure might be better
Pros: Fantastic and helpfull owners and all staff. Great place to have a quiet and easy holidays. Far from noisy towns and streets. Many additional attractions to choose for very reasonable prices. Tasty food prepared almost any time you want. However there is no sandy beach but you have nice sweeming pool and you can also snoker on the reef on side. Must be there!
Pros: A relaxed and peaceful island. Great location next to the sea. really nice swimming pool. Good kitchen and service.
Pros: the hotel is so beautiful and you can see a lot of orange starfish just step down. the food here is good. perfect service and experience.
Pros: The food was great value for miners. Lots to choose from, especially if you're vegetarian. We really recommend the pumpkin soup, vegetarian burger, Oreo cheesecake and mango cheesecake. You also get lots for breakfast.
Pros: The best hostel in Bohol, it is one big family. Remember the captain never sleeps..
Pros: Great view, nice breakfast and dinner, kind staff/people, have had a great time at Overview hostel. Thanks Dave ^_^
Cons: Have to leave in the end
Pros: Very laid back, peaceful retreat. Family were very helpful and accommodating. Food was tasty and prices all very reasonable.
Cons: A bit remote unless you have bike.
Pros: I think the best place I stayed in Philippines - highly recommended.
Pros: The staff were the kindness people we encountered on our trip- they really took care of us! One of them even took us out for the day, and they were all so friendly and helpful. The view is incredible! Such a beautiful welcoming environment.
Pros: Great bar with drinks. Delicious food overall. The sweet n sour pork was really good. Fabulous view. Fantastic karaoke. Friendly and obliging staff. Really great service and kind owner who went above and beyond for us. The quibbles above are minor details. Thank you for a memorable stay!
Cons: Mattress protecting sheet would not stay in place. No guide on how to adjust the hot water in the shower. Scrambled eggs in breakfast had something added which made them yuck.
Pros: I enjoyed the people we hung out with in the evening, it was like it was meant to be. We had a great time chatting and karaoke. The owner Dave and his wife also family and staff made it such a plesant.stay.
Pros: David and Jessa could not have been more helpful and friendly. Scooters can be rented direct at property + cheap tubigon port shuttle service. All round great value.
Pros: The staff was really nice, the food very good and the view omg amazing!
Cons: The bed in the dorm wasn't very comfy, and the hotel is a little remote but if it's what you're looking for than no problem
Pros: Amazing place to stay in Bohol! The view is beautiful! The food is really good! They have scooters for rent to explore the island. Cold beer any time! The stuff and the family is really nice and helpful!
Located in Calape, Rene's Diverslounge Resort is by the ocean, within a 15-minute drive of St. Vincent Ferrer Church and Calape Plaza. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: Lovely little diving resort in Pangangan island near Calape, across the channel from Cabilao island. I'm thankful there is some budget accommodations in this area that caters to divers because Cabilao is high end. I stayed in one of the small nippo huts with a fan; bathroom is shared a short walk away. Basic but cozy for a few nights. Some noise from neighbors like barking dogs and karoake, etc.. not unusual in Philippines. Family run business with friendly attitude and good service. Diving was also reasonably priced and dive sites were fantastic. They are slowly expanding. We enjoyed our stay and I'd like to return.
Cons: Overall I have no complaints for the money spent.
Pros: Diving Snorkeling Restaurant food was ok Team and owners very kind Not so touristic place hopefully The place is great
Cons: Irrégularities in the restaurant service Breakfast versus price was unbalenced Internet was very slow (bad) even in the lobby Bungalow is very small... Lilliputian... Far from the shared bathroom
Pros: We definitely appreciate our stay. - Wonderful staff ! They make everything to make it easy and enjoyable ! - Great food ! - Cabilao is one of the top reefs to dive in the Philippines. - Very few rooms so very peaceful !
Cons: Hard to find drawbacks... It's kind "far" from Panglao but you can rent scooters and easily move around the discovery of the whole island.
Pros: You have an "a la carte" choice for the breakfast that is included in the room and each option is excellent! The atmosphere is more like in a homestay: intimate and heart-warming. Very cozy place to stay when exploring the amazing underwater walls of cabilao.
Cons: It is not something that we did not like, simply be aware that the resort does not have a sandy beach.
Pros: We had a very nice stay and they took good care of us. We're beginning divers and Rene took time to set us at ease. The room is really nice and clean with a good shower.
Cons: quite place, room is enough for 2-3 people. very big campus. kitchen, rifrigerator. sea . but the phone signal is not good.
Pros: The accommodation was big enough and even comfortable to stay for longer periods. The staff and owner are very corteous and accommodating. It’s a great place if you want peace and quiet and escape from the hustle of the city.
Cons: The place is just far and hard to find and it’s hard to find transport if you do not have a private vehicle. And I did not have signal for internet which was important for my work.
Pros: The owner has his own pool and he allows us to use it! Furthermore, He has direct access to the ocean! He has one motorbike to rent us! He was very helpful all the time with his advices about our trip.
Cons: Everthing was ok. Guesthouse Sondol, best place to relax!!
Pros: You get two floor guesthouse with kitchen, balcony and warm shower. Most comfortable bedeutet we had now in our journey. Beautyfull garden and nice pool from the main house you can use. The food was delicious and the staff extrem helpfull.
Pros: Guesthouse Sondol is an amazing place for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful surounding: the sea in front of the terrace and the beautiful Garden!! The breakfast was awesome!!
Cons: This could be a 10 point Rating if everything in the bathroom would work properly! Just fixing and maintaining!
Pros: Excellent breakfast, particularly nice bread which is really rare in this part of the world
Cons: Hot water for the shower did not work, no internet and poor phone reception.
Pros: This place exceeded our expectations in every way. Very good value for money. Clean, tidy, comfortable the breakfast was beautifully presented and cooked to perfection.
Pros: The property is shocking, at the shore of the sea, and the separate little house where to stay really comfy. The people very nice. If you order food is very good. The surroundings are beautiful and is a perfect place to chill.
Cons: There was not many activities around. There's a diving sanctuary very close but there's just one guy running it so you have to order a place in advance. You can rent the owner a motorbike so you can move easily. I can't ride motor bikes. It's perfect for disconnecting and in an extraordinary nice place for not that much money.
Featuring an outdoor pool, Aghao Family Resort in Aghao offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking for guests who drive. The bed and breakfast offers a à la carte or Asian breakfast. Guests can relax in the garden at the property. Tagbilaran City is 15 km from Aghao Family Resort, while Panglao is 32 km away.
Pros: Great pool and good value for money
Cons: Information that no restaurant available at property for lunch or dinner must ride trycycle to anterquera for meals
Pros: The staff was very friendly and helpful. Every time I asked a question, in person or via e-mail, the answer was right on. The garden very well tailored. Swimming pool nice and clean.
Cons: It is hard to say what we didn't like because we don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, but the list bellow can be considered as a request for improvement, rather than a complain. Cleanness in the rooms was an issue for us. No room service unless asked for. Bathroom didn't smell nice. Shower had no enough water pressure, so the water was very little.
Pros: The staff is very warm, enthusiastic and friendly!
Cons: Remote location, outdated facilities, and A dirty room, Inconvenient surroundings,
Pros: Big size rooms Nice swimming pool Host arranged tricycle that was great for our needs Stayed here for kayak Asia which was easily accessible from this resort.
Pros: İ like stuff. Clean and peace places.
Cons: Not include breakfast and very silence hostel Bath is very dirty and they don't have shampoo
Pros: I liked the pool area and the dining area. I liked the staff they were so friendly.
Cons: I did not like the bathroom and comfort room. It was dirty and it was leaking. The water supply was so poor. When all guests are using the water, a very little water is flowing out of the faucet. There were ants and roaches in the room. In the dining area, smoking is allowed and that is another minus factor during our stay.
Pros: The staff
Cons: Its very dirty
Pros: staff are accomodating
Cons: The place, especially the rest room is very dirty.
Pros: The swimming pool was really pleasant, the staff very nice and the breakfast good!
Cons: The place is a little remote, far from restaurants
When you stay at Boffo Resort in Loon, you'll be on the beach and 12 minutes by car from Calape Plaza. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.