Alona Kew White Beach Resort
The Alona Kew White Beach Resort is situated on a 4 km stretch of powdery white sand, a portion of which is under a line of coconut trees, with the blue waters beyond.
The resort offers a variety of accommodations to suit your needs from air-conditioned Suites, Bungalows to Deluxe Cottages and standard rooms with fans.
All rooms are equipped with modern facilities like private shower & toilet, and double or single beds. Extra beds are available on request.
Some Bungalows are located at the beachfront, others at the middle area, while other Cottages are a few steps away from the seashore.
The resort boasts of a restaurant, a bar & grill, a dive shop, a massage parlor, and a gift shop with all accompanying services.
Along the Beach you can find a number of dive shops, offering dive equipment for rent, guided dive trips and dive safaris as well as Padi Dive courses, from Introductory to Dive Master.
The resort has a wide rectangular swimming pool. The Bar near the pool serves refreshing drinks and snacks.
The Alona Kew White Beach Resort is located at Tawala, Panglao Island, Bohol, Visayas 6340, Philippines.
It is located on Alona Beach, an 800 meter stretch of white powdery sand.
Alona Beach is located in the south of Panglao Island. Panglao itself is south west of Bohol.
It is only 18 kilometers or 30 minutes away from Tagbilaran City, the one and only city of the province.
Panglao Island is approximately 16 x 7 kilometers, the biggest island of the province and is connected to mainland Bohol by 2 bridges.
Comprising the towns of Dauis and Panglao, Panglao Island is the tourist spot of Bohol.
Bohol Island, the tenth largest in the Philippines, lies between Cebu to the northwest and Leyte to the northeast, to the south is the large island of Mindanao.
The Bohol coastline is three hundred ninety kilometers long and roughly 700 kilometers directly south of Manila and about 70 kilometers southeast of Cebu.
For the benefit of new visitors, the Philippines have 7,107 islands, many of them so small that they are not even inhabited.
The whole country stretches for some 1,840 km, the whole area being 300,000 km², and inhabited by approximately 77 million people who are mostly Catholic.
TRANSPORTATION TO THE HOTEL:
It takes 2 hours of domestic flight from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Tagbilaran City, the capital of the Bohol Province.
From Cebu City
It takes only 25 minutes of domestic flight from Mactan International Airport to Tagbilaran City.
By ferry boat, it takes one and a half hours on board a fast craft and four hours on board a much slower vessel from Cebu City to Tagbilaran City.
From Tagbilaran City
It takes more or less 30 minutes ride from airport or pier to the Resort.
Balicasag is a small island south of Panglao and is a favorite among divers primarily because of three famous dive sites that surround the island: Black Forest, the Balicasag Marine Sanctuary and Divers Haven.
Black Forest is a slight slope with black coral bushes teeming with small fishes, a large school of mackerels and barracudas.
The Balicasag Marine Sanctuary is a steep wall located on the western side of the island and is teeming with schools of jackfish.
Divers Haven is a steep wall with drift dives, has beautiful corals and a cathedral-like cave.
Pamilacan Island lies at the heart of the Bohol Sea and is a 45-minute pump boat ride from the town of Baclayon.
The sea around the island is frequented by whales and dolphins.
The island is considered a jump off to an area where at least seven species of marine mammals like sperm whales have been sighted.
To reach Pamilacan, there are pump boats for hire at the Baclayon town port.
The Chocolate Hills is world-renowned. There are thousands of cone-shaped hills spreading out on a natural open plateau, looking like mystic mounds. They look like chocolate kisses during summer when the grasses, that cover the hills, turn into brown.
There are two areas to visit to get a good look at the hills. These are at the Chocolate Hills Complex in Carmen town, and at the Sagbayan Peak.
The Chocolate Hills Complex at Carmen is an old tourist site with a hotel, restaurant, a swimming pool and a souvenir shop.
More than a hundred steps lead to the top of the highest hill where the complex is located. And from there, you get a magnificent view of these unusual geological formations.
Sagbayan Peak also offers a good view of the chocolate mounds. It is now being developed into a new tourist destination with a butterfly dome, a restaurant, a café and a souvenir shop.
A swimming pool is now being developed. Nipa huts are present displaying native products. It commands a beautiful view of the sea and the neighboring island of Cebu.
Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary
The Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary is an approximately 134-hectare land that has been set aside as a protected area for the Philippine Tarsier.
Tarsiers are small and only weigh about 113 to 142 grams. They have big eyes and can rotate their heads to almost 180 degrees.
The tarsier trail starts at the municipality of Corella and ends at the Loboc River.
Tarsiers in captivity can be found at Loboc town where you can touch them. They are quite friendly and harmless.
Dolphin and Whale Watching
Boats for hire are available at Baclayon town. The boats will bring you to the Pamilacan Island where the huge whale shark and the dolphins live.
The whale sharks are friendly and a joy to see is the school of playful dolphins.
Waterfalls & Springs
The Mag-aso Falls in Antiquera is 20 km from Tagbilaran. The fall drops 10 m with lush vegetation around it.
Antequera also offers a wide display of all kinds of baskets at the market area on Sundays.
The Camogao Falls in San Isidro, Balilihan is another attraction and passable only by a motorcycle.
You will pass by rugged cliffs and ravines as you trek down the falls.
The Tontonan Falls in Loboc fall about 15 m in two stages at the base of a tropical forest valley.
A small falls can be found at Valencia town where the water is icy cold.
The place is called Badiang Spring, by the locals. Two pools have been developed and are favorite destinations for local and foreign tourist alike.
A spring pool can also be found at Garcia Hernandez town. The water is icy cold, too.
Hinagdanan Cave is the most popular and easy to reach among the different caves in Bohol province.
Classified as a karst cave, it is located in the town of Dauis in Panglao Island.
The cave boasts of a large number of stalactites and stalagmites and leads to an underground pool where visitors can take a dip.
Water is icy cold yet a bit warm at the outlet where the spring meets the sea.
There are lots of old churches in the province of Bohol. Almost all of the 47 towns of the Bohol Province have old, massive, stone churches with frescoes, product of Spanish colonization.
The Church of the Our Lady of the Immaculate Concepcion in Baclayon town is considered as one of the best preserved Jesuit-built churches in the region.
It was built in 1727 and is considered as the oldest church in the country.
The church also has a museum which features cantorals, or large handwritten music books in Latin and other museum pieces that date back to the 16th century.
All rooms are with window screen to keep insects away. The rooms are equipped with clean towels, bath soap and shampoo.
Beach front rooms are near the Barflies Cocktail and Grill Bar.
Standard Room Fan
The 10 Standard Rooms are provided with fans for ventilation. Among the rooms of the resort, these rooms are the cheapest. The rate includes breakfast.
Fan Bungalow Cottages
There are 3 Fan Bungalow Cottages situated in the middle area of the property. The Bungalows are provided with private toilet and bath, inclusive of breakfast.
The Bungalow Cottages are spacious and can accommodate up to two or three travelers.
There are 6 rooms all provided with hot and cold shower, inclusive of breakfast.
Economy Aircon Rooms
There are 2 Economy Aircon Rooms situated at the second floor reception area. The rooms are provided with private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower.
Superior Aircon Rooms
Superior Aircon Rooms are scattered. Some are at the middle area, some at the poolside, and the rest at the beachfront.
There are 27 Superior Aircon Rooms all provided with hot and cold shower, cable TV, lighting fixtures including lampshades, room service and a free continental breakfast each day..
All rooms have ample space for guest’s baggages, including scuba gears, cameras and valuables.
Special rates and holiday promos are offered to guests who book in advance. Rates include breakfast.
Suite Bungalow Room
The Suite Bungalow Room can be found at the middle area and is provided with hot and cold shower, mini-bar, and cable TV. There is only 1 unit available.
1 Executive room is available and situated at the poolside area. It is provided with hot and cold shower, mini-bar, and cable TV.
There are 6 Executive rooms provided with bath tub, hot and cold shower, mini-bar and cable TV. The rooms are located at the Villa Catalina Building found at the beachfront area.
Executive Suite Rooms
3 Executive Suite rooms can be found at the Villa Catalina Building at the beachfront area. The rooms are provided with hot and cold shower, mini-bar, and cable TV.
Restaurant & Bar
The Restaurant is located atop a small mound near the Reception Area and accessible from all the rooms.
It is a covered restaurant, very spacious, with open sides, thus well ventilated. Tables and chairs are well arranged.
The restaurant offers international and national dishes. Local Boholano dishes are also served for those who want to savor native foods.
When it comes to fish and seafoods, the resort sees to it that only the freshest catch is served everyday.
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Snacks are available, too, upon orders.
The Barflies Bar & Grill offers refreshing drinks.
The Alona Kew is an ideal place for a family outing. It has all the facilities needed for activities that will make your vacation fun filled and exhilarating.
Compared to other resorts, it has motorized and non-motorized aqua sport facilities. You can enjoy snorkeling, water biking and scuba diving.
If you want to just relax and commune with nature, then the resort is for you. Enjoy the landscaped gardens, the palm trees, the white sandy beach and the blue waters.
Just stretch out. . . listen to the waves lapping onto the shore . . . feel the cool sea breeze blowing . . . see Mother Nature at its best!
Feel hungry? You don’t have to look far and wide. The resort has thought of everything, even to the last detail.
The restaurant and its staffs are ever willing to serve your every whim. To make preparations easy and fast, various menus are presented for you to choose from.
And the evenings . . . wow! They are so romantic! Soft lights, delicious food, refreshing drinks . . . and the serenade! It is an experience of a lifetime!
For a wholesome fun filled vacation, why not try The Alona Kew White Beach Resort. Book Now!!!
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