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Philippine villa on the paradise island of Panglao, Bohol, in the heart of central Visayas, is the 10th largest island in the country. Bohol is the heritage province, the eco-cultural tourism destination of the new millennium.
Aside from its pristine white-sand beaches and the chocolate hills, Bohol`s tourism assets also include centuries-old churches and towers, scuba diving havens, majestic falls and caves and historical landmarks as well as primitive and exotic fauna and flora. Different tourist destination sites have been developed by the Goverment to boost this industry.
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You can even get to see the best attractions of Bohol in a day. But to enjoy more the beauty of the island and the hospitality of its people, you need to stay at least a couple of weeks in our vacation house and experience the life in Panglao Villa.
Panglao is a 4th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 21,337 people in 3,890 households. Panglao is famous for its world class diving locations. The island is virtually attached to Bohol, and connected by two bridges of just 50 meters in length. Bohol has its own small airport in Tagbilaran City, with several daily connections from and to Manila as well as Cebu. To Cebu it is also connected through a several daily ferry and fast craft service, which land and leave at the city pier of Tagbilaran.

You can stay for just one night if you like but there is a minimum charge of four nights, so for example if you stay one night you will still be paying for four nights, I hope you understanding us its really not worth it to us all the arrangements we have to make per booking plus the free pickup and drop off for just one night.

There are now three extra double bedrooms available in a newly built extension all have wifi, aircon. Bathroom hot water kitchen tv and double sofa beds, increasing the accommodation from 6 to 12 people also if really need you add additional double sofa beds in each room and villa hall way increasing the occupancy to 20 , so we can accommodate larger groups, and we specialize in family reunions. Be assured that if you do not need to use the extra rooms they will NOT be rented separately to anyone else during your stay - the apartments are only rented out to the guests renting the villa if they need extra rooms. Panglao Villa will remain entirely your own private retreat.

All within walking distance away including swimming pool and beach.

We provide a free pickup and dropoff from the local airport and port area plus included in that trip is a visit to the shopping mall for your provisions food and things you need. All we need is your full arrival details when you have them.

REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BOOK PANGLAOVILLA

1. Fantastic location, Poblacion panglao is the capital of Panglao with a friendly hospitable community hosting events in the village plaza. walking distance away from the church shops and market great location for a wedding.

2. The villa offers good privacy. Perfect for those looking for a quiet place. It is situated in a secluded area of village but has easy access to nearby resorts and other attractions!

3. Self catering full equipment kitchens making it if you want a very affordable holiday.

4. Swimming pool and beach walking distance away.

5. Being in the village means you can truly experience the filipino culture

6. Security night guard not that its necessary but just to be sure we have one, plus police station walking. distance away in the village.

7. If your thinking of renting a villa with swimming pool please look at uv swimming pool on you tube to see the dangers, we are planning next year to build a safe uv swimming pool with a fence completely safe for daily use..

8. Volley ball and badminton court full lighted for night time playing.

9. Large gazeebo with pool table

10. barbecue area with seating and gazeebo and children swings.

11. free airport or port pickup and drop off, included in that trip is a visit to the shopping mall and tour around the village.

12. hight speed wifi, T.V. In all rooms plus large dvd movie library

13. Walking distance from the village pier where you can go on boat trips

14. Newly built extension to the Villa with three more bedrooms for extra guest.

15. 24 hour property manager that's ready to help in anyway. Including hiring motor bikes cars and vans organizing boats trips.


16. Services Van hire 2500 pesos per day 12 seater , motor bike hire 500 pesos per day, laundry service 25pesos per kilo, maid cook 350 pesos per day. All services must be reserved in advanced.

17. Massage parlor walking distance away that does home visits at discounted rates for panglaovilla (website hidden)

Summary:

Villa on paradise island Panglao, Bohol. 5 mins walk to market and village centre, swimming pool, old Spanish Church, 10 mins walk to white beach. Free local airport and port area pickup and drop off.

Facilities

Property type: Villa

Room details

Bedrooms:

6 bedrooms, sleeps 20

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 3: 2 Single beds
Bedroom 4: 2 Single beds, 1 Double sofa bed, En Suite
Bedroom 5: 2 Single beds, 1 Double sofa bed, En Suite
Bedroom 6: 1 Double bed, 1 Double sofa bed, En Suite

Additional beds:
1 double sofa bed located in lounge, 1 cot
Seats:
Room for 6 in the dining area
Room for 9 in the living area
Bathrooms:
5 bathrooms, 5 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
Computer
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet (WI-FI)
Radio
Telephone
TV Languages in English, Local
Leisure:
Snooker / pool table
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning - Throughout property
Household:
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Private: Dimensions 4m x 10m, Depth 1.2m to 1.8m,
Other:
Balcony or terrace
Barbecue
Garage
Outside lighting
Parking
Private garden
Tennis court

Suitability

Suitable for
Children
Smoking

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Cycling
Fishing
Scuba Diving
Swimming
Tennis
Walking
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Local Food Market
Museum
Night Club
Shopping
Theatre
Cinema

Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Minimum stay (nights)
13th January 2015 to 30th November 2015 4
1st December 2015 to 14th January 2016 7
15th January 2016 to 30th November 2016 6
1st December 2016 to 14th January 2017 7
15th January 2017 to 30th November 2017 6
1st December 2017 to 14th January 2018 7
15th January 2018 to 30th November 2018 6

Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Discounts

Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 14 Days 30%
Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 31st December 10 Days 10%
1st January to 31st December 21 Days 20%
1st January to 31st December 3 Months 30%
1st January to 31st December 4 Weeks 25%
1st January to 31st December 14 Days 15%

Extras

Compulsory extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
For the extra 9th and10th person in the guest houses All year Occupancy: more than 8 people £200.50 per week

Paid with booking

For the exrta 11th and 12th persons in the guest houses All year Occupancy: more than 10 people £200.50 per week

Paid with booking

For the extra 13th person using the double sofa bed in the guest house All year Occupancy: more than 12 people £28.07 per week

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For the exrta 14th person sharing the doulble sofa bed in the guest houses All year Occupancy: more than 13 people £28.07 per week

Paid with booking

For the exrta 15 th person using the double sofa bed in the guest houses All year Occupancy: more than 14 people £28.07 per week

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For the exrta 16th person sharing the double sofa bed in the guest house All year Occupancy: more than 15 people £28.07 per week

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For the exrta 17th person using the double sofa bed in the guest houses All year Occupancy: more than 16 people £28.07 per week

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For the exrta 18th person sharing the double sofa bed in the guest houses All year Occupancy: more than 17 people £28.07 per week

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For the exrta 19th person using the double sofa bed in the hall way in the Villa All year Occupancy: more than 18 people £28.07 per week

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For the exrta 20th person sharing the double bed in the hall way in the Villa All year Occupancy: more than 19 people £28.07 per week

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For the extra 7th and 8th person in the guest house All year Occupancy: more than 6 people £200.50 per week

Paid with booking

Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
cot for baby All year N/A £0.00 per week

Paid with booking

Location

This is the general location (within 1km of the property)

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 800m
  • Nearest bar: 0.5km
  • Nearest restaurant: 500m
  • Nearest supermarket: 500m
  • Tagbilaran City Airport, Bohol, Philippines: 18.5km
  • Chocolate Hills: 40.1km
  • White Beach: 1km
  • Village centre, Market and plaza, Church: 1km

Reviews

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20 out of 20 people recommend staying here
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Stayed Sunday 22 February 2015 with Family
Last week, we returned from a wonderful getaway to Panglao Island and a relaxing, comfortable, and enjoyable stay at Panglao Villa. From the moment we landed on the Island, the service we received from the owner and staff at Panglao villa went above and beyond. The villa was booked by another reservation our 1st night on the island, but Vincent, upon hearing that our hotel for that 1st night did not provide airport transportation, took it upon himself to pick us up and bring us to our hotel. The next day we were picked up again, and brought to the villa. The house itself was comfortable, incredibly spacious, and wonderfully tranquil. Our two-year-old loved the swings and volleyball court (i.e. a sand pit to play with his toy trucks), and we all enjoyed the privacy of having the property to ourselves, as well as the location (a quick trike ride to the beach, but not far from the local church, school, and shops). Our experience on Panglao would have been drastically different had we opted to stay at a beachside resort, and I'm so happy about the choice that we made. Jeddy was phenomenal at answering all of our questions, and any small issues that did arise (lack of hand towels and soap) were attended to immediately. Jeddy was also able to provide us with an absolutely wonderful housekeeper, Rosie, who kept the villa tidy, made us an absolutely delicious dinner one evening, found us things that the market we weren't able to locate (such as coffee), and, best of all, was gladly willing to play with/watch our toddler on a few occasions, so that my husband and I could have a romantic dinner on the beach one evening, and a chance to snorkel Balicasag another day. Our family had a memorable, relaxing, and fun week on Panglao, and that was largely due to our choice to stay at Panglao Villa and the wonderful people we had the chance to meet there! Should our travels take us to the Philippines again, we would jump at the opportunity to return to Panglao Villa.
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Stayed Wednesday 02 April 2014 with Family
The house was excellent. Jedy and Rizal were very attentive to our needs and requests. They made sure that we were happy with everything. Rizal and Jedy gave me lots of coconuts which I thoroughly enjoyed. The local market is about a 5 minute tricycle ride so we mainly just cooked our meals which made our family holiday really affordable and enjoyable. We look forward to staying again in the near future.
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Stayed Monday 06 May 2013
I am very satisfied with the property. It is a home away from home. Very pleased with the excellent service by Jedy and her husband. Both are very caring who went out of their way to follow us to the beach resort to make sure we are all right and comfy. There were few issues that were easily resolved, thanks for their kind help and quick action. My only comment/suggestion is that there should be sign somewhere, probably at the junction or anywhere for people to know where Panglao villa is. My cousin Sonny and I had some business in the city so we did not go with the pick up service. The taxi driver did not know the place. We got lost and no one among the neighboring houses, the people around the area, tricycle drivers that we have asked knew the place. One tricycle driver we hailed from the market, was just surprised to know that the house is now called Panglao villa. Over all we love the place and will definitely go back there one day.
Owner reply:

Hello my dear guest that's a great idea to put signpost on the street corner of the road junction saying where panglaovilla is plus one signpost outside the villa. I have just instructed my manager to get them put up. many thanks for a great review.

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Stayed Tuesday 05 February 2013
We had a REALLY big problem at the Panglao Villa.... We were WAAAAAAAAY too comfortable. We were also WAAAAAAAY too happy! We were, in addition, WAAAAAAAY too delighted!! Finally, we were WAAAAAY WAAAAAY WAAAAAY too pleased with the way we were greeted at the airport by Jedy and at the home by her husband Rizal !!! She is a doll, and Rizal was so helpful. We stopped by the super market in Tagbilaran on our way to the property for various groceries. That was in itself a unique experience and we were able to purchase so many items for breakfast , other meals, snacks, water, and other good stuff. Visa was accepted and this was a great convenience. We made two dinners and numerous breakfasts & lunches while we stayed at the Villa. Having a well stocked kitchen with modern appliances was huge for us. After growing up as an expat in Manila during the 70’s, I was also happy to report that we saw not a single bug…not a one in kitchen, bath, or bedrooms! The kitchen was clean, had bottled water that Rizal refilled for pennies, and all the comforts of a modern kitchen. After we arrived at the beautiful premises, we made chicken adobo(Hawaiian style!) A rum and coke, and we all said aloha at 930 our first night. We enjoyed the comfy bedrooms, as well as the quiet, peaceful and safe surrounds… Just perfect! You are running a really neat operation at the Villa and we were pleased beyond all expectations, Vincent. Thank you so much from all 6 of us for sharing your beautiful home, the aloha welcome of your family and friends, and for making us feel like an old friend right away. We loved seeing the pictures of you & Sylvia, your son and your family history. This place is just wonderful. Mahalo, salamat po...thank you! It was a delight that everything worked. Hi-speed internet, large LCD TV with DVD and lots of movies, all kitchen appliances, the beautiful Euro style freshly refurbished bathroom, the cozy living and dining areas, and the bedroom aircons. We cooled the rooms when we were home, and they worked perfectly. For touring, we did the one day Chocolate Hills(beautiful!) Butterfly farm(one hour of loveliness) the Tarsier Preserve(sweet little critters!) and the Loboc River tour. For 75 bucks plus a health tip for our courteous and informative driver, it was a great day for the 6 of us. Back to the villa, some cold beers and another great rest. For 50 bucks and tip we did the Panglao island tour including the caves at Hinagdanan, swimming and snorkeling at Alona beach, a very nice stop over at the not-in-your-face Bee Farm(one of the few places no fee was charged and no hassles by anyone). Great day. WE also enjoyed the $40 boat trip to Balicasag Island for amazing snorkeling. Be advised that a Municipality Fee is charged ($1 per person as well as a boat fee to paddle you to the snorkeling site of about $5 per person) This nickel and diming is kind of a turn-off, but the snorkeling made us forget the minor hassle. Just minutes away by walk is a wonderful massage parlor with excellent local masseuses…at about $12(tip included) for one hour of heaven. Clean, close, affordable and professional. Any of the 6 women working there were excellent. We went back 3 more times! Lots of nearby Sari-Sari stores to buy snacks, water, sodas and such, and a 5 minute trike ride got us back to any number of nice beaches where we could enjoy all the same amenities as the people we sat next to…who were paying 200+ night! All the more we appreciated the value and comfort of the Villa. The island was uncrowded and peaceful…a far cry from Boracay. Can’t compare it to that scene, but it is really lovely in a quiet, kind, and subtle manner. With warm aloha, Gary Cyndie George Linda Barney and Cora PS You almost had to call the police on us since we did want to leave! Thought of chaining ourselves to the walls! Maybe next time, because we WILL return! A++++ job. PPS NOTE: We had the pleasure to meet Vincent for a very nice dinner the night before we left…first rate chap! Aloha!
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Stayed Friday 23 November 2012
Our stay was a memorable one...it was like home away from home as we enjoyed our home cooked meals. Although the villa was quite a distance from Tagbilaran City itself, the trips to and fro were all worth it. God willing, we might be coming back with the whole family and the grandson in the near future. Thanks everyone for making our stay an enjoyable one!
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Stayed Thursday 15 November 2012
I enjoyed my stay immensely, the villa is exceptionally well equipped, clean and very peaceful. Excellent living space, luxurious kitchen/breakfast room, modern satellite tv with an extensive DVD library and very efficient aircon throughout. The booking process was easy and the local staff were brilliant, security is also first class. Large garden with sun beds and sports equipment, terrace with table and chairs for sunset drinks. In conclusion a delightful well run rental home on my favourite island!
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Stayed Sunday 26 August 2012
We reserved the villa for 5 days. The accommadations were nicer than we expected and the personnel were availabe to us as we needed them on occasion. Loved the place.
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Stayed Friday 11 May 2012
This is a lovely villa and a great place for a family. It is fully equipped with everything needed and a short walk to an interesting village. The property manager was very helpful in arranging excursions. The guard was also very accomodating in providing and finding extra help for a very reasonable additional compensation. It should be noted that the 2nd bathroom is in the guest house. Also, a 2010 review mentions a guards wife who can be engaged to cook. The guards have changed so additional help is not necessarily available, but it helps to ask at the beginning of the stay. Over all a great deal of room for the money: modern, comfortable and charming. Thanks for a lovely vacation.
Owner reply:

the guard and his wife is no longer connected with us but we have replace people who are equally competent as them. We have a new guard, and we also have some people on call in case they need someone to assist their household chores. Its best also to inform us ahead or the manager upon arrival so we can book the person for them.

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Stayed Wednesday 04 January 2012
Second time that stayed at this property, and can see improvements always being made, new fridge/freezer amongst them, Really lovely Villa. And special mention should be made about Jedy who was so helpful as always, and booked all tours that we requested. Also the Guard Dexter, really polite and helpful. Hope to be back here again in the future. Thanks so much
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Stayed Friday 16 December 2011
The property is excellent Couple of things I guess on the down side, one being the bedroom accomodation, whilst very well geared up for a single family, ie wife, husband and a couple of kids, they do not lend themselves to three couples - with only one double bed, and two singles in another that cannot be pushed together. The on site manager looked after us exceptionally well.
Owner reply:

We have now upgraded ours beds plus we have single beds that now can be pushed together and king size mattress fits on top.Thank you very much for your review

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Stayed Sunday 16 October 2011
We are very happy about the hearty welcome of the caretaker Mrs Jedy who was very friendly and all helpful during our entire stay. The property is very beautiful and in a good condition and offers good privacy. We are very grateful that we were given the opportunity to spend some time there and if circumstances would allow us we would cheerfully return there at any time :-) ((if you should wish any of the photos in higher resolution, we will gladly send them))
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Stayed Monday 09 May 2011
Had a lovely stay at the Villa, Found all the staff to be very helpful, and the owner, was always very quick to respond when booking. The Security guard and the housekeeper were especially friendly and welcoming, and is in lovely location. I would not hesitate to stay here again, and plan on doing so in January. Many thanks to all
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Stayed Sunday 17 April 2011
message: dear mr white we just wanted you too know that we had a fantastic time in your beautiful home your staff were amazing kind and helpful it was the best holiday ever. it was great value for money too. thank you for sharing your home with us. please thank your staff again for us we grew very fond of them all
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Stayed Sunday 25 July 2010
Cannot say to much as we had to cancel this part of the holiday due to our yougest boy having gone down with what was thought to be Dengue by the doctors but after many test found to have a bad virus but was admitted to hospital and was not released until last friday. However I would not hestitate to re book or recommend to friends after talking to Jedy the Villa manager.
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Stayed Monday 03 April 2006
It was all that we expected and were delighted to have found such a great property to stay at. The property is well suited to a family. Thank you for playing an important role in our enjoyable family vacation. The Coopers
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Good location, nice garden with BBQ and Pool table, great peoples taking care of the house. We spent 4 days in this wonderful place, we couldnt find a better place to stay in Panglao. 5 min from nice beaches in a very quiet and green area a bit away from the crowdy alona beach, the house is clean, comfortable and well equipped with modern air cond and kitchen appliances. I highly recommend it. Thank you very much to Jedy and Olrian for giving us a wonderful trip in Bohol!!
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good rental villa.We spent fantastic whole week there. Very close to the market about 10 minutes by feet,and to nearest beach about 15 minutes.
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We really enjoyed our stay at the Villa! The property manager Jedy went above and beyond in ensuring that we had everything we needed and accommodated us accordingly. She was very helpful throughout our entire stay. The area is beautiful and we truly enjoyed the local feel of the Villa and the location (it was nice not to be surrounded by the constant hustle and bustle of the resort atmosphere). It is close enough to popular beaches and snorkelling locations and transportation, whether by rental car or public transit, is very easy. We would definitely recommend this location to others visiting the area if they want to get away from the resort atmosphere and enjoy the seclusion that the Villa offers! Thanks again for everything. Highly recommended!
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The villa was perfect for our family holiday. There was space for the children to lounge around, great DVD collection and decent A/C in the bedrooms. Walled garden meant that we knew where they were at all times. Its all beatifully maintained. The villa is about 5K away from Alona beach (best diving shops) but I never had a problem getting a 30 peso backie on a motorbike or a 50 peso ride in a tricycle at any time of the day or night. Panglao village seems to be a very quiet spot and we were bemused as to why the villa needed a 24hr guard, however, the guards wife is available for 200 pesos a day to wash your clothes, shop, cook meals if you like and tidy up for you. She is worth it. There is some OK sandy beach nearby Panglao Villa but my family tended to travel to the Bohol beach club each day for their raked sand beach, palm trees and choice of pools, 250 peso day membership. We were very well looked after from collection right the way through to dro p off at the Tagbillaran airport. Downsides Double bed was a bit soft for my liking, no guest file of suggestions for family outings, only 1 bistro restaurant in walking distance from the villa. All in all this is a place that we could recommend to our friends.
Owner reply:

We have now put a list in the Villa of places to visit as day trips plus if you walk 5 mins futher along the beach there is three beach resorts that do food, my plan is to put a map in the villa so guest know how to find .

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As a family of 5 we had a fantastic time at Panglao Villa. The property is beautiful, maintained to a very high standard and kept clean. Having a badminton court and pool table were really beneficial in keeping the children busy and giving us all an activity in the evenings. Bohol is a great place with planty to do, we went dolphin watching, swimming, snorkelling, walking through the mangrove, visited the Chocolate Hills and saw the world's smallest monkey. The local village is 5 minutes walk and the people are very friendly, our children made friends with the locals. A minor disappointment was the local beach which was not suitable for swimming from; however great beaches are only about 15 minutes drive away. The real+++ though was Carlos, the caretaker; a fun character he was so very helpful at all times and even arranged trips for us. Yes, we would defintely return to Panglao Villa.
Owner reply:

The villa is situated at the beggining of a peninsula which gives you the choice of two local beaches both only 12 mins walk away.One is not suitable for swimming as its only very shallow. The other is suitable for swimming. At approximately 15 meters you come to deeper water where theres a marine santuary with a coral reef, here you can do snorkelling and see beautiful sea life. There is a pictures of this beach on the web site.

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"Wow!"those 3 lettres really describe everything about this place! Located in a little village away from the tourist spots and there again only 15 min drive by trike (100 pesos) to beautiful alona Beach. The villa is beautiful and peaceful located in what seems to be a little forest of mainly coconut palm trees. Just look at the pictures on www.panglaovilla.com, there it says it all and its exactly like its written there. Vincent is a great and friendly guy and very helpful and answers all questions very fast. Jedi the housekeeper and her husband are quickly there when needed. We experienced some power blackouts at the beginning of our stay as a aftermath of the disastrous earthquake that hit the island on october 15th, 2013 but it only lasted between 30 min - 2 hours. Lets face it, on vacation you can easily be without tv or internet for a couple of hours! Also the damages on some of some very old buildings on the island was devastating, Panglao Villa did withstand this 7.2 magnitude without a scratch! In the village itself you can get almost everything for your daily needs from the many sari sari stores or the local market where you can buy vegetables, fresh fish from the day, meet, chicken all fresh! All in all I can only highly recommend this place. Thanks Vincent for letting us stay there, thank you Jedi and husband for all the help you assisted us with. We had a great stay, we only met very friendly people and if we ever have the chance to come to this island again, Panglao Villa will be the only choice!
Wonderful Holiday Home for families and groupsReviewed by: Andy L from Durham, United KingdomReviewed on: 08/01/2013 for their stay in 07/2013193275 - panglao villa bohol philippinesEverything positive has been said by previous reviews, but I can honestly say that I have never felt safer or more comfortable in the Philippines than staying here! I contacted the owner, Vincent after my initial enquiry because the dates we wanted were not available. He explained that this was because of some extension work, but that he would make the Villa available on part of our stay at a discounted rate. Due to no fault of the owner, the booking system (holiday rentals) double discounted the booking and he contacted me to inform me of the error. In all honesty I was disappointed and didnt react brilliantly. Vincent, however was an absolute gentleman and we resolved the difference fairly quickly. Our pick up at the ferry terminal was First Class, unlike a so called high class hotel in Cebu, we were met with a suitable sized vehicle for a party of 6 plus luggage, and the transfer was included in the rental! A real bonus. Jedy advised us to pick up a few items on the way to the Villa and this is where experience can advise future clients to plan what they would like to eat, request that you stop by the local mall/shops to pick up some groceries (unless you eat out) we were poorly organised in that respect and wasted a little too much time looking for basics like salt, seasoning etc.. Only important if you want to prepare your own food in this very well equipped kitchen! Jedy and husband Rizal, are as previously mentioned, very helpful, likeable and trustworthy people and I regret that we didnt have more time to get to know them better. We had a family member with a 4x4 car but the advice that Jedy gives is spot on! The Villa itself is to a high Western standard with air Con in all rooms except bathroom and kitchen. The aircon in the main bedroom is not that loud really, it just happens to be right above the headboard but we found the best way was to cool the room before bed, leave the time for about an hour and let it go off, or else, just use the fan, after all you need to adjust to the tropical heat in any case. The badminton, volleyball and pool facilities were enjoyed by all... make sure to put on deet based mosquito repellent if playing around sunset and beyond, otherwise if you are like me or my youngest son you will be bitten. Internet, wifi and large flat screen TV are added bonuses but not keen on most of the tv channels to be honest. The village and surrounding area is very safe, friendly and you do not feel pressurised at all. My eldest son was enjoying the local kids jumping off the pier to cool down and asked to join in. The kids were great and realising they were being videoed, they all put on a bit of a show and made him feel very welcome to be part of the group. My wife who was very reluctant at first to leave the Villa was getting up and going to the local Sari store for essentials, like eggs, milk etc. on the back of a motorcycle for a very small cost (10 pesos). When we got back to Cebu (today) she said she wants to go back. Travelling from Cebu was the only stressful part of the experience and I was not impressed by the Weesam Express ferry service. The staff were not very friendly and tried to charge full for kids and senior despite asking for their ages. On the return, we got to the terminal to find they had cancelled the sailing but they offered a refund. As the ticket was a round trip promo we only got back half which left us out of pocket because we had to find around 1000 pesos (13/14GBP) extra for single tickets with another company (2Go) The Villa is perfectly placed for travel to alona or Doljo beach. Worth checking which way the wind is blowing before deciding on the right one to swim and enjoy. Final word on the Vila, it was so nice to see a little family background in photos on one of the walls. It is clearly a place that was built with family comfort and enjoyment in mind, reinforced with the family connections Vincent has in the village. Great trip, great value and will be back!!!

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Manchester City Council Seasonal worker i only live in the U.K. for six months the other i live in Panglao, Bohol, Philippines.
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