This Low-Key Beach Resort in Bohol is the Hideaway You’re Looking For

Do you hear the sea calling? Break free from the city and head to Amarela Beach Resort in Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines.

A low-key beach resort overlooking the Bohol Sea, Amarela is at home on a secluded beach on the island.

All about the carefree island lifestyle, this 31-room retreat is a one-hour plane ride from Manila to Tagbilaran, Bohol’s capital, followed by a 30-minute car transfer.

Amarela’s location is far enough away to feel remote, but close enough to offer relatively easy access to a few worthwhile attractions in Panglao Island.

A piece of trivia: the word Amarela is Portuguese for color Yellow which is the primary color of the resorts room and walls.

Keeping with the all-natural aesthetics, the Amarela Beach Resort’s rooms have been designed to complement the surrounding — picture reclaimed wood, antique furniture, local art, and a warm, earthy palette.

All lush, flowering gardens and romantic corners, the resort is perched above powdery Dumaluan Beach, which is a great stretch for strolling.

In here, you’ll definitely enjoy the privacy of the sun loungers and hammocks by the beach.

Of course, it has a pool where you can plunge into when you’ve had enough of the shore. Gorgeous, right?

With good food—like this plate of healthy breakfast—and beach as the backdrop, your tropical getaway is made just stunningly perfect.

There’s a lot of Spanish-Filipino influence in the resort, which you can see in refurbished antiques, crocheted pillowcases, and rustic verandas.

Unlike other Panglao, Bohol resorts, Amarela has a library that houses an impressive collection of almost 2,000 books (fiction/nonfiction/coffee table), DVDs and board games available to guests.

If you’re looking for a wedding venue, this place is a great option too.

Did I mention that Amarela is a recipient of the ASEAN Green Hotel Award? It pursues green hotel practices, like solid waste segregation, composting of wastes, and water recycling through rainwater collection.

Take pleasure in the laid-back island experience that only Amarela Beach Resort in Panglao can give. Book a room today at You’ll find the lowest online Panglao beach resort room rates here.