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  • Dimiao Twin Falls4.22 km
  • Dr. Lim's Clinic and Hospital6.13 km
  • Mahogany Forest10.31 km
  • Loboc Manmade Forest10.44 km
  • Man-Made Forest10.89 km
  • Tarsier Conservation Area11.15 km
  • Loboc River Cruise11.93 km
  • Loboc Children Choir13.57 km
  • Loboc Floating Restaurant13.61 km
  • SUP Tours Bohol14.06 km
  • Kayla'a Beach Resort

    Balbalan, Dimiao, Bohol, Dimiao, Bohol, Philippines, 6305 - See map
    "Wonderful and friendly staff!"
    Steven - May 31, 2016
    Excellent comfort
    8.7 room quality and comfort
    Excellent service
    8.5 rating for service
    • Airport transfer

    • Private beach

    • Hot tub

    • Sauna

    • Air conditioning

    Cheaper than 93% of all properties in Bohol in the last 24 hours

    Compared to 1,111 Bohol properties at Agoda for various dates

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    Room comfort score
    8.7/10
    Cheapest price score
    Room size
    31 sqm.
    Review score - United States
    8.4/10
    Better than
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    Value for money8.0
    Distance to city center35. Km
    Location rating6.8
    Nearest airportBohol–Panglao International Airport (TAG)
    Distance to airport41.7 km

    Rooms available at Kayla'a Beach Resort

    8.7
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Sunrise Vista Suite
    Sunrise Vista Suite
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    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • Beach view
    • 1 king bed
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    Sea Breeze Suite
    Sea Breeze Suite
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    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 king bed
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    Ocean View Suite
    Ocean View Suite
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Standard Family
    Standard Family
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Shower
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    Run of House
    Run of House
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Shower
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    Basic Family
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      Shared Room Dorm
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        Suite with Double Bed
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          Suite - Sea View
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              What people love about Kayla'a Beach Resort

              • 8.4
                Excellent
                Staff 

                "John the owner very welcoming, staff very helpful and polite."

                Ian

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                June 1, 2017

              • 8.4
                Excellent
                Staff 

                "Great value, good food and staff are fantastically attentive"

                David

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                June 14, 2017

              • 9.6
                Exceptional
                Location

                "Very friendly stuff, a quite but very beautiful location."

                Kim

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                September 3, 2018

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              8.4
              Excellent

              "Friendly staff, nice food - lovely central pool area with vi..."

              CHRIS

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              November 29, 2017

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              Beach
              31 mentions
              Food & Dining
              26 mentions
              Swimming Pool
              23 mentions
              Internet
              7 mentions

              What they offer

              8.4
              Excellent

              "Great place to chill out for a few days good food and very r..."

              mark

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              April 22, 2018

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              Reviews of Kayla'a Beach Resort from real guests

              Overall rating
              8.0
              Excellent
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              Cleanliness8.2
              Facilities7.7
              Location6.8
              Room comfort and quality8.7
              Service8.5
              Value for money8.0
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              8-9 Excellent (59)
              7-8 Very Good (35)
              6-7 Good (25)
              <6 Below Expectation (37)
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              9.2
              Exceptional
              Brittany
              Couple
              Sea Breeze Suite
              Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

              Beautiful spot a little off the beaten path ”

              We really enjoyed our stay here! Extended it twice for a total of 5 nights. We had the sea view room which is an incredible bungalow literally stepping onto the beach. Woody is great and the staff is wonderful! It’s such a relaxing place and we loved Dimiao, and the surrounding area. It’s well worth the trip from Tagbilaran.

              Reviewed April 21, 2019
              10.0
              Exceptional
              martin from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Sea Breeze Suite
              Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

              Really nice hotel”

              This place is nice. The food was great rooms big and clean. My only complaint is that the WiFi is terrible until 1am when all the staff have gone home. The problem is that they use all the bandwidth so there's none left for the guests.

              Reviewed January 12, 2019
              8.8
              Excellent
              Evander from Philippines
              Couple
              Sea Breeze Suite
              Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

              Sea breeze suite”

              Stayed here 3 nights in April 2019. Staff very friendly and helpful. Large clean and comfortable rooms. Meals excellent and I recommend their micro brewery beers. The resort is about 40km from Tagbilaran so a bit out of the way, but for a quiet relaxing stay this place is ideal.

              Reviewed April 17, 2019
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Stephen from United States
              Solo traveler
              Sea Breeze Suite
              Stayed 5 nights in January 2019

              Awsome”

              Great hotel, great staff and good food. Ate my breakfast every morning with a ocean front table! Great sandy beach. Staff was the best! Will return. Stayed 10 days Jan 2019. The best.

              Reviewed May 09, 2019
              8.4
              Excellent
              Alan from United States
              Solo traveler
              Ocean View Suite
              Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

              Excellent”

              What I liked most about this place is Woody's restaurant and bar. Woody imports his seasonings from the US; everything is quality. The bar is well stocked, and he even has his own micro brewery. Coffee is fresh brewed, even in the rooms.

              Reviewed April 06, 2018
              8.4
              Excellent
              Geoff from Australia
              Couple
              Ocean View Suite
              Stayed 10 nights in December 2017

              KAYLA'S ”

              Nice location and out of the way if you don't mind travelling , great pool but Jacuzzi not working. Food ok Woody's does an awesome Baby Back Ribs , Free breakfast is very small serving and needed to order extra to be satisfied. Many ants everywhere including inside accommodation which caused a few bites on my legs. But bugs are expected in these parts of the Philippines. All in all I enjoyed staying at KAYLA'S 3 out 5 stars

              Reviewed January 02, 2018
              8.0
              Excellent
              Yifang from South Africa
              Family with young children
              Ocean View Suite
              Stayed 3 nights in January 2013

              Clean but average, we upgraded to Sunrise Vista”

              privacy

              The Ocean View Suite is quite small in comparison to more luxurious rooms, though, still comfortable. It is great that there is a small bar fridge comes with the room. However, for elderly people or very young children, it will be more suitable for them to stay at Sea Breeze Suites to avoid having to climb the stairs, with just 30% more in costs. Family with bigger, up to two children, can choose the Sunrise Vista Suite with a King and a lower double if the kids can climb the steep stairs with little danger and the parents want them near. We upgraded ourselves to Sunrise Vista to be close to other members of the family. The DVD machine in the room is a very thoughtful and brilliant facility as it enabled us to play DVDs we brought from overseas to the granny of the family, who could not understand any of the English cable program. Food and staff service at Kayla's are exceptional good and it gives a very personalized warm feeling. We also noticed that Kayla's driver has a specially tender heart for children, we are sure, judging by the gentle glow in his eyes with somewhat shy grim when he listened to our 9-year-old boy's words. You get the safe and calm feeling that you don't mind taking day trips with him. We had most of our meals at the hotel at ease after taking a stroll along the beach or a good swim in the pool. The tranquil atmosphere Kayla offered us is just what we need for a holiday. Kayla's is big enough for a group, but small enough to remain private that we would gladly take our clients to stay with.

              Reviewed January 28, 2013
              9.0
              Exceptional
              Mark from Australia
              Couple
              Ocean View Suite
              Stayed 3 nights in August 2012

              Quiet location, great restaurant”

              The restaurant has a good variety of good food

              We enjoyed our stay here, the room was comfortable and the food in the restaurant was very good and not particularly overpriced as suggested by some reviewers. Kayla Beach Resort is a fair way out of Tagbilaran but the local town Dimiao offers some fabulous ruins and you can catch a bus easily to the Tagbilaran IBT (integrated bus terminal) opposite Island View Mall really easily and cheaply, and from there up the the Tarsier Sanctuary or any number of other attractions. The beach is not the best at Kayla Beach, but the pool is nice for a refreshing dip. The staff were very friendly and always helpful. The resort seems to cater to a number of American men and their Philippino girlfriends, as the owner is American, but you can keep to yourself or mix as you like. I would recommend Kayla Beach Resort to anyone looking for a quiet place offering a relaxing pace, with good opportunity to get out and about on the buses to explore at will.

              Reviewed August 25, 2012
              9.3
              Exceptional
              Cecil from South Africa
              Couple
              Sunrise Vista Suite
              Stayed 4 nights in June 2012

              Paradise, away from the busy Panglao island.”

              Individual service. quiet location.

              From the moment the driver picked us up from the ferry terminal, the experience was great. On arrival we received shell necklaces, great souvenir for people back home and complementary drinks. The resort is small but very well equipped. Day tours is very well organised and great value for money. Renting a motorbike (organised by hotel) is a great way to explore the island. The balcony and the view is the best feature.

              Reviewed June 28, 2012
              9.0
              Exceptional
              kenneth from United States
              Couple
              Ocean View Suite
              Stayed 3 nights in February 2011

              Affordable quality on Bohol”

              Food,friendliness

              Kayla'a beach resort is an immaculate small oceanfront resort operated by an American who definatley knows how to run a resort. The room was super clean, basic but comfortable. Surroundings are professionally landscaped, very lush and beautiful. A great staff and fantastic American and Philippino food await your arrival.

              Reviewed February 28, 2011
              7.2
              Very good
              David from Australia
              Couple
              Sea Breeze Suite
              Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

              Great resting spot”

              very nice spot...a bit far from town...but that also makes it nearer to major tourist attractions.... spacious rooms, nice bar area, beach in front not much good but sandy spots not far away ...the cooking is pretty primitive, they could certainly lift the standard here... and there's a lot of fish on the menu but not actually available.. very nice staff

              Reviewed February 12, 2019
              4.0
              Uwe from France
              Couple
              Sea Breeze Suite
              Stayed 1 night in March 2019

              Catastrophic!!!!”

              Don’t go there. It’s not clean, mold in bathroom and bedroom. Food not fresh, it was frozen before. 800 php for a bottle of wine ( 130 php in shop ) is to much expensive. There work hookers, so it’s not a place for couples and families. The beach very close, but full of trash and the water isn’t clean.

              Reviewed March 09, 2019
              8.8
              Excellent
              edwin from Australia
              Couple
              Sea Breeze Suite
              Stayed 6 nights in July 2018

              peaceful, quaint, good food. ”

              This was my first resort i ever stayed in, in the Philippines, now like my home, and the people my family, 7 times in less than 5 years, probably the most tropical resort feeling place on Bohol, it has had a few bug problems but i can tell you they are fixed, the relaxed feel of this place just cant be overstated, maybe not for everyone, as it is a bit further from the capital, but thats why i like it. by car it is still only a VERY PLEASANT 30 minute sea side drive to Tagbilaran, for any and everything you could want, there are many shops and centers much closer that you can get all the basics. There are 3 different room sizes on offer, the smallest is still very comfortable and arguably have a better view than the next biggest size up, none have any real disadvantages, really just your preference and budget. Like i said the staff are like family so i wont go on any further. Food is good, very good, and the owner John has taken to brewing his own beer, now i am NOT a drinker but i did have one because i thought i should, and it was, well, bloody good ! The pool is not big, but this place oozes romance, it has that just for you sweetheart feel that your partner will love you for. I totally love this place, it is like my home, the people my family and i am NEVER disappointed, but i only feel like that, because thats the way you get treated from the start. Just thinking, the food is so good there many locals go there for a treat, dinner, lunch under the cabanas by the water.... seriously a nice meal out.... This is a real person.. Edwin Brown Sydney Australia.

              Reviewed July 20, 2018
              8.0
              Excellent
              Paul from United States
              Couple
              Ocean View Suite
              Stayed 5 nights in April 2018

              Far away”

              The location is not ideal if you want to do anything in the evenings. Its closer to Chocolate hills and most of the big sight seeing locations than the resorts down South but it's over 1hr away from any of the night life or main restaurants. If you are looking for no crowds it's perfect.

              Reviewed May 07, 2018
              8.8
              Excellent
              Kevin from Philippines
              Couple
              Sea Breeze Suite
              Stayed 9 nights in April 2018

              Margaritaville”

              This is probably the best place I've stayed in my 6 months here in the Philippines. The Staff was great and always concerned that you were happy. The food was great. A very diverse menu that had many things i was missing from the states and I never had anything off the menu I didn't like and I felt the pricing was very reasonable. I am already planning a return trip when i come back to the Philippines in October.

              Reviewed May 05, 2018
              4.8
              roger from United States
              Couple
              Ocean View Suite
              Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

              Acceptable”

              hoit water heater for showere broke and the owner didnt feel fixing was a big deal,,,,also the toilet seat was so loose that it gelpt falling off,,had to fix myself,,the resort is nice but needs to be updated and have things fixed when they break down....it takes almost 2 hours to get there from the port...prices for the food was high,,,hamburger was supposed to be their specialty,,,,wrong.....it was dry and overcooked,,,,no juice coming out,,,grilled chicken and ribs were excellent, they work on a small budget there....

              Reviewed March 13, 2018
              8.8
              Excellent
              Evgeniya from United Kingdom
              Family with young children
              Sea Breeze Suite
              Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

              Very relaxed and quiet”

              First of all we absolutely loved Bohol! There is so much to do and so many activities! The resort was nice and quiet, one day we just stayed by the pool and had it all to ourselves. The breakfast is OK and the restaurant is very good. We also tried massage and it was very good too. The downside is that it’s a bit isolated from everything... It will take you about 1 hour to get to Panglao beaches or to the port/airport. We had a transfer for 1000pesos one way in a minivan. The fireflies are must see and it’s not too far, about 20-30 mins to Loboc river.

              Reviewed February 25, 2018
              8.8
              Excellent
              Doris from Austria
              Couple
              Ocean View Suite
              Stayed 4 nights in February 2018

              We really enjoyed our stay here. It was very peaceful and quiet, the staff was also very helpful!”

              The only thing is: “Beach Resort” is actually not the right name for it. The beach is full of waste - not only sea grass, pretty much everything. It’s really sad because the water would be amazingly clear and nice but before you can reach it, you have to walk over all this waste. If someone would clean all this (and we do think that’s somehow possible) it would be just perfect. Although we really enjoyed our stay, we even extended for 1 more night.

              Reviewed February 15, 2018
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Bridget from United Kingdom
              Solo traveler
              Ocean View Suite
              Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

              Peaceful with stunning views”

              Although this hotel is away from the main towns and tourist areas the staff offer a number of tours and were really helpful in organising them and other transport. The pool is small but well maintained and there are hammocks to relax on by the sea where you can watch stunning sunrises.

              Reviewed January 29, 2018
              8.4
              Excellent
              edwin from Australia
              Solo traveler
              Ocean View Suite
              Stayed 5 nights in January 2018

              Stayed at many places, in many areas, but this place has THE ATMOSPHERE great staff, top food, ”

              I have stayed here many times, usually book direct and cant leave a, so i did it through Agoda so i could do so.... No its not real close to the resorty type of things, but having said that the drive to this place is way more senic than most other roads, especially around the so overaighted Panglao. and you dont have the noise, the crappy traffic and paking, the trjp either up to Anda along the main rd ocean on one sde and the jungle on the other is beatiful with the same back to Tagbilaran city. Trips to places of interest, getting to the ferry port, or the airport are cheerfully aranged by the staff, that to me now feel like family.. This time i stayed at 6 different Hotel/ resorts in 5 places, and not untill i got back to Kayla'a did i feel happy and like i was on a real holiday. Yes i will be back again at Xmas 18. E.R. Brown,,, Eddie yes a real person, and real review. Lower blue mountains Sydney Australia

              Reviewed January 27, 2018
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