South Palms Resort
South Palms Resort
South Palms Resort
South Palms Resort
South Palms Resort
South Palms Resort
South Palms Resort
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9.0

Exceptional
6.9% this month
/10
(2,536 reviews)See what guests said
Highly rated by guests – 89% would recommend
Beach89
Housekeeping46
Food & Dining28
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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 2.3 kilometers from city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Dumaluan Beach 660 m
Alona Beach 2.9 km
Hinagdanan Cave 8.0 km
Virgin Island 9.0 km
Blood Compact Monument 11.9 km
Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary 22.7 km
Tarsier Conservation Area 27.6 km
Sevilla Hanging bridge 30.4 km
Mahogany Forest 33.2 km
Chocolate Hills Natural Monument 50.7 km
Nearby landmarks
Dumaluan Beach 660 m
Tarsier Botanika 840 m
Bolod Beach 1.3 km
White Beach 1.3 km
Island Girl 1.9 km
Baranguay Health Station 2.7 km
Blue Seazon Dive Shop 2.8 km
Alona Beach 2.9 km
Superman Korean Mart 3.0 km
Pinarella Bay Bar 3.0 km
Free Wi-Fi

South Palms Resort

Bolod Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines, 6340 - See map
Property highlights
Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the hygiene measures
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Close to Dumaluan Beach
Within 660 m of property
Attention

This property is in high demand!

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Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Sauna

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Bohol every 16 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.8
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportBohol–Panglao International Airport (TAG)
Distance to airport3.6 km

Rooms available at South Palms Resort

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.8
Panglao Villa
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  • Room size: 152 m²/1636 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 2 semi double beds and 1 ki...
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Deluxe Garden View
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 semi double beds
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Deluxe Pool View
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 2 semi double beds
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Premium Beachfront Suite
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  • Room size: 78 m²/840 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 2 semi double beds or 1 kin...
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Beach Villa
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Beach Front
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 2 semi double beds
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Deluxe Double or Twin Room Beach Front
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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PREMIUM BEACHFRONT ROOM
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  • Room size: 78 m²/840 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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South Palms Villa
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  • Room size: 112 m²/1206 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Beachfront Twin Room
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at South Palms Resort?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to South Palms Resort?

South Palms Resort is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 800 PHP. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, South Palms Resort has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Bohol with private transportation, the resort can arrange car rental for you.

Is breakfast offered at South Palms Resort?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at South Palms Resort. A selection of food types including full american and asian breakfast options is available for guests.

What are my dining options at South Palms Resort?

South Palms Resort features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Meals served include breakfast, dinner and lunch. Asian cuisine is available for guests. Dishes are served in a la carte and buffet during opening hours. Light meal like soup, coffee or tea, desserts and salad are served using only quality ingredients. To meet any special dietary requirements, vegetarian diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

Can special events be hosted at South Palms Resort?

Both indoor and outdoor venues are available to choose for your special gathering. Large events and gatherings such as weddings, private events and engagements can be hosted at South Palms Resort. Small or intimate events like birthday parties, entertainment events, honeymoons and graduation parties can also be accomodated. Services for in-house catering, wireless internet, in-house planning, event decoration, audio-visual equipment and music entertainment are offered to help your event go smoothly. End your big event day with special turn-down services to celebrate your special occasion. Services including room decorations, food and beverage and flower petals are available upon request.

Can business events be hosted at South Palms Resort?

On-site venues and convenient event services make South Palms Resort an ideal choice for hosting events such as seminars, corporate events, conferences and meetings. The 2 venues can accommodate up to 150 people. An extensive range of facilities and services including projector or LED display, free Wi-Fi, meeting stationery and audio-visual equipment is available to help your business meeting or event a successful one.

What is the smoking policy at South Palms Resort?

South Palms Resort does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest airport to South Palms Resort?

The closest airport to South Palms Resort is Bohol–Panglao International Airport, 3.6 km away.

What restaurants are nearby South Palms Resort?

South Palms Resort is located in Panglao Island, famous for good restaurants such as Oceanica, Helmut's Place and Agotata.

What popular shopping places are close to South Palms Resort?

Shopping options in South Palms Resort’s Panglao Island neighborhood include Island Girl.

What are popular attractions near South Palms Resort?

South Palms Resort is located in Panglao Island area, which is famous for attractions such as Nova Shells Museum, St Augustine's Church and Our Lady of Assumption Church.

What popular beaches are close to South Palms Resort?

South Palms Resort is located in the Panglao Island area, which includes Alona Beach, Dumaluan Beach and Doljo Beach.

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What people love about South Palms Resort

  • 8.0

    Very good

    "I don’t think it’s worth the huge premium at all."

    Benn

    |

    March 9, 2020

  • 10.0

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Large and clean rooms a good value for money."

    Jorge

    |

    October 6, 2020

  • 10.0

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Super nice staff, great private beach."

    Hui-Ling

    |

    March 26, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 565 Bohol properties
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Room size
65 sqm.
Room comfort score
8.8/10
Service score
9.4/10
Cleanliness score
9.2/10
Bigger than
97
%
of Bohol properties
Better than
95
%
of Bohol properties
Better than
94
%
of Bohol properties
Better than
94
%
of Bohol properties
Overall rating:

9.0

Exceptional
2,221 reviews
Cleanliness
9.2
Facilities
9.2
Location
8.7
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What travelers say they love:
The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful.
TAIPOONG from South Korea
Family with older children
More about South Palms Resort

More about South Palms Resort

Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, South Palms Resort is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Bohol. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Dumaluan Beach, Bolod Beach, White Beach.

South Palms Resort offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. The hotel provides 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, gift/souvenir shop, 24-hour front desk to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

Step into one of 90 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as television LCD/plasma screen, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, mirror, slippers which can be found in some rooms. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including badminton court, private beach, fitness center, outdoor pool, massage. South Palms Resort is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Bohol.

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Amenities and facilities
Exceptional
Facilities

9.2

Most talked about facilities

Beach

132 mentions

Food & Dining

54 mentions

Breakfast

24 mentions

Swimming Pool

18 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Badminton court
  • Billiards
  • Diving
  • Fitness center
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Massage
  • Private beach
  • Sauna
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Cleanliness and safety

  • Body thermometer
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Playground

Access

  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Valet parking

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Blackout curtains
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
Restaurants on site

Oceanica Seafood Restaurant

  • Cuisine: American, Asian, Chinese
Location
Bolod Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines, 6340
Excellent
Location

8.7

Airports

  • Bohol–Panglao International Airport (TAG)
    3.6 km
  • Sibulan Airport (DGT)
    60.5 km

Public transportation

  • Cogon Bus Terminal
    12.3 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Baranguay Health Station
    2.7 km

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Dumaluan Beach
    660 m
  • Alona Beach
    2.9 km
  • Hinagdanan Cave
    8.0 km
  • Virgin Island
    9.0 km
  • Blood Compact Monument
    11.9 km
  • Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary
    22.7 km
  • Tarsier Conservation Area
    27.6 km
  • Sevilla Hanging bridge
    30.4 km
  • Mahogany Forest
    33.2 km
  • Chocolate Hills Natural Monument
    50.7 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Dumaluan Beach
    660 m
  • Tarsier Botanika
    840 m
  • Bolod Beach
    1.3 km
  • White Beach
    1.3 km
  • Island Girl
    1.9 km
  • Baranguay Health Station
    2.7 km
  • Blue Seazon Dive Shop
    2.8 km
  • Alona Beach
    2.9 km
  • Superman Korean Mart
    3.0 km
  • Pinarella Bay Bar
    3.0 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until00:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee800 PHP
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)45

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors1
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 90
  • Most recent renovation2013

Reviews of South Palms Resort from real guests

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9.0
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Cleanliness9.2
Facilities9.2
Location8.7
Room comfort and quality8.8
Service9.4
Value for money8.8
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8-9 Excellent (316)
7-8 Very Good (213)
6-7 Good (45)
<6 Below Expectation (55)
Time of the year
Mar - May (317)
Jun - Aug (360)
Sep - Nov (446)
Dec - Feb (368)
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9.0
Exceptional
Eric from United States
Couple
Deluxe Beach Front
Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

Hands down, THE best place to stay in Bohol.”

friendly and attentive staff, long beautiful beach, very relaxing atmosphere

Having already been to Bohol twice, we were debating whether to go back or visit one of the other islands. I was captivated by South Palms Resort's web site and customer reviews but a bit skeptical about how good the resort looked in pictures. We arrived on a Saturday afternoon and immediately knew we made the right choice. It is exactly like the beautiful pictures; even the rather iconic beach chairs and green umbrellas lined up in a row on the beach. We had a deluxe beach front room with only a short stretch through the palm trees to reach the fine white sand of Bolod Beach. The layout of the resort is great and everything is easily accessible. The chairs at the poolside bar and bean bags on the beach in a variety of colors gives you a sense of character and comfort. The breakfast buffet had a variety of choices and we found ourselves sitting in the restaurant for a few hours each morning. Although the restaurant menu had a mix, the food seemed a little off par with the rest of the resort and the beach buffet dinner was a little disappointing. Nevertheless, it didn't detract from our overall satisfaction and enjoyment of the rest the property had to offer. Cocktails at the bar were mixed well and tasted great. Our room was excellent, nice and new and decorated well. The best thing for us was the uniquely genuine friendliness and attentiveness of the staff. It's a testament to the high standards and importance the resort ownership places on hiring the right people and training them to accommodate their guests in every way. I've honestly never been to a 5-star resort and been treated as well as we were treated at South Palms Resort. Filipinos are very friendly as a people and it's deeply ingrained in their culture but the South Palms Resort staff takes it to a whole other level. If you've never been to Bohol or have never stayed at South Palms Resort, you really don't know what you're missing. Check it out, you won't be disappointed!

Reviewed April 11, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Dinah from Philippines
Solo traveler
Deluxe Garden View
Stayed 1 night in September 2016

Truly Paradise!”

For me, it is the best resort in Panglao, Bohol. The place is massive, they could have built more buildings, instead they maintained the natural beauty of the place which made this resort a real paradise. The white sand beach is very wide and long, I think about 2 km and they have a nice sand bar right in front when low tide. I especially love their swing beds and hammocks all over the place under hundreds of palm trees! Oh and the free buffet breakfast is so good! My room is elegantly decorated with complete toiletries, robes, mini bar..etc. If you are looking for a true tropical island getaway, this is it! I must commend their staff too, they are obviously well trained, very courteous, attentive and always greets you with a sweet smile. I had an ala carte dinner while they also have a semi-buffet menu. I asked how I can avail of the panna cotta desert they served for the semi-buffet which is not in their ala carte menu, to my surprise they served it for free to my table. Maybe it was already late and most of their guests finished their dinner already, but still..Wow, such a generous management! Another incident, I only realized that I forgot my wallet into the safety box from our room when I was already in the airport. I called and in a few mins they got back to me and found it, I asked if they can bring it to the airport and charge me for it, I was expecting to pay the amount for their standard fee for airport pick up. But another surprise! They insisted to bring it to me without any charge! The driver also made it on time just before I boarded my plane. I am so so pleased and wowed on how they take care of their guests. Things like these are difficult to find nowadays, nothing is free anymore. If you want a well spent vacation where you can relax, be pampered, make your saved money worth and indulge on nature's beauty, this is definitely the place to go in Bohol! Thank you South Palms, I will definitely see you again! :)

Reviewed September 06, 2016

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9.7
Exceptional
LOK from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Beach Villa
Stayed 5 nights in January 2015

Excellent resort experience”

Warm smile , welcoming and dining experience, beach view was wonderful

It s the first time to visit Philippine , I guess this country was dirty before but change my mindset after stayed in south palms , it was a wonderful hotel Although Bohol was a bit far away to Cebu , if you want to select Bohol , you should accept it s far location. I took the business class for speed boat and it s nice I request for the resort shuttle for 1st day pier to resort and last day resort to pier, and when you need to go alona beach , you better prepare a local driver contact because resort shuttle was a bit experience , such as double and triple price This resort enjoy a excellent beach view and was clean and tidy , I stayed in the sea view villa and the room was big and nice , just need to walk 30 seconds to restaurant and walk 10 secs to the pool ... I remember it s the most expensive room for couple Our plan which included breakfast and dinner which was a delicious buffet with different meal everyday, the waiter welcoming was polite with warm smile , they could remember my surname and my favour . There was one point that I don't like , but I guess happened for all hotel in Philippine, they need to charge all every minor thing , and I expected some of them should included in service because I paid a high price ~ E.g resort shuttle to pier , every washing service.... Etc Finally , resort had provided a nice travel tour plan , but the price was high such as double when compare with alona beach , you can reach alona at the first night and seek for local boat supplier with a lower price It s the truth , I finally took the resort boat because I need service , privacy , 1 to 1 guard service to my wife in the sea , the guard was from the diving centre in resort which is professional and he was able to swim in the sea with is on big wave , which the local boat supplier won't do it ( my wife can't swim well) That's why It s worth for me to pay a double price , it s for your reference Thanks

Reviewed February 03, 2015

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9.7
Exceptional
Leah from Philippines
Group
Deluxe Garden View
Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

Only My Most Relaxing Resort Vacation”

the long stretch of white sand beach, the food, and the generous room upgrade from deluxe garden view to deluxe beach front

The first time I came to South Palms (4 July 2014 to 5 July 2014), a teenage cousin of mine had said, "Now I have an idea where to get married." I can see what he meant. Everything about the resort hotel is appropriate for the event he had in mind. Best features: - the white sand beach, - the pristine swimming pool and ocean waters, - the delicious food and their artful presentation, - the accommodating and friendly staff (Oceanica staff, bellboys, beach sweepers, and several front office staff), - the myriad of palms that make the property so lush, - the gym and other sporting facilities (tennis court and beach volleyball), - the man-made forest that adds a touch of mystery to the place, and - the placement of the rooms and villas that still afford maximum privacy even when the resort hotel is fully-booked. South Palms is not only a perfect wedding venue. It is also a perfect getaway vacation that offers privacy and is considerably better than some resorts and indoor and outdoor restaurants along Bolod Beach and even those along Alona Beach. We may think that the hotel prices are somewhat steep (room rates and food). However, in exchange for those rates, you get a luxurious room and the freebies that come with it (especially the turn-down service with complimentary Peanut Kisses), delicious food and excellent restaurant service, the long stretch of private beach, and the warm smile and greeting you get from every hotel staff you meet. I recommend South Palms for the food, the room accommodations, and the beach. You will find that staying at the resort may be a truly unforgettable experience for you.

Reviewed August 27, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Glenda from Philippines
Family with teens
Deluxe Garden View
Stayed 4 nights in August 2018

Bohol Bliss”

South Palms Resort provides a very relaxing vibe. The place is so grand and peaceful. They are able to effectively maintain the vast space of trees and cottages, not to mention the long strip of the beach they occupy. All over the place, there are hammocks and swing beds that you can use to rest. The cottages are well maintained and clean. We booked the Garden View cottage and it exceeded our expectation in it's location. The staff are all very accommodating and friendly. Not one of them fails to greet you when you pass them by anytime of the day. Upon check-in, they greeted us with coconut necklaces, shaped like a heart. They also offered us cucumber juice and cold towels. One front desk staff, Jojie, even assisted me in getting a birthday cake for my husband. Robel and Joey from Oceanica Resto gave birthday surprises for my husband, and they assisted me in our dinner reservations. We enjoyed our stay in Panglao mainly because of South Palms. Thank you South Palms Resort!

Reviewed August 25, 2018

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8.7
Excellent
Gonzalez from Philippines
Family with young children
Deluxe Pool View
Stayed 4 nights in April 2014

LOVED OUR STAY AT SOUTH PALMS PANGLAO! ”

QUIET, UNSPOILED BEACHES, TOP QUALITY ROOMS... WELL MAINTAINED AND VERY CLEAN!

My family and I stayed for 4 nights. We had a wonderful time. Beach is so pristine and quiet. The hotel was full but we felt as if we were the only ones. Bed sheets are clean and new, the bed and bathrooms were very well maintained. It was a pleasant surprise since I had never heard of South Palms before reading it in Agoda. For me, Panglao, Bohol has surpassed Boracay in terms Philippine vacation destinations. If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful and relaxing vacation that gets you back to nature at a reasonable price....SOUTH PALMS RESORT PANGLAO is the resort for you.... My family and I will definitely be back! 4 out of 5 stars!

Reviewed May 25, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Cristituto from Philippines
Couple
Deluxe Garden View
Stayed 3 nights in October 2016

Great stay, wished we stayed longer”

My wife and I were quite surprised how nice South Palms resort was. We already half-expected that the place would be beautiful, but staying there was something else! The resort's beachfront was very wide. It was difficult to decide if it was better to soak in their infinity pool or swim in the sea. The rooms were great. We've always preferred cabanas/huts over "building type resorts" and we were not disappointed. Their smiling and courteous staff go above and beyond to make your stay very relaxing and enjoyable (example-- they looked for someone to play tennis with me and have arranged for mailing of the iPhone charger we left after checkout.) As for food, there was a "mongolian barbecue night" one night and possibly other themes on other nights (unsure because we only stayed 4d/3n). You can certainly order fresh seafood to be prepared for you or just order room service. During our stay, we managed to squeeze in one day for dolphin chasing, snorkelling at the Balicasag marine sanctuary (beautiful corals and sea turtles) and trying our first "swaki" (sea urchin) at Virgin Island. Virgin Island itself was a bit disappointing (it was too crowded with people taking selfies). That was a full-packed day, but the couple spa (requested to be done in our room) took all the tiredness away! We spent the other days soaking in the sun and ordering drinks by the pools. Overall- a great experience. Hoping to stay there again soon!

Reviewed October 08, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
Jason from United States
Couple
Deluxe Garden View
Stayed 6 nights in October 2016

Exellent Bohol/Panglao Destination”

Gorgeous resort situated on a lengthy beach. Rooms are very clean, plumbing (including hot water) works well. Toilletries, bottled water and hair dryer are provided. We were in a "garden view" room with two doubles, but the resort combined them into a "super king" which worked well, and from the front we could actualy see a decent bit of the beach (your mileage may vary). The resort also has a "pillow menu" so you can get whatever firmness of pillow rocks your world (the defaults worked fine for us). Room quality is among the best that you will get in the Visayas. On-premise restaraunt is very good. Our rate included breakfast, which was a nice combo of western (omlettes, eggs, bacon, pancakes, toast, etc.) and Filipino, with Eastern additions like Congee and Kimchee also thrown in. Pizza was suprisingly good (4 cheese especially), and the chicken halang halang was really good. Menu is helpful in breaking out what has nuts, and what is vegetarian and halal friendly. (If you want a change of pace, the only restaurant we found worth the trouble to get to is Pearl at Linaw Resort, which is excellent). Staff was uniformally friendly and helpful, and it's worth engaging them to learn about the area. The three times-a-day shuttle to Alona Beach drops you off in a tourist area, near lots of smaller dive resorts and bars. We had fun walking along the numerous small bars built into small dive resorts, but other than being cheaper to drink and eat at, there wasn't much in the areas that exceeds what you will get at South Palms. There are suprisingly few shops where you could can get decent souveniers or even a Panglao t-shirt. Only two things that kept everything from being full marks. First, the wifi was pretty poor, and this was true for people with iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, etc. The resort's connectivity must be pretty good, though, because their business center's computer connectivity was decent. My wife and I are both avid divers, and found the on-pre

Reviewed November 06, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Peter from Slovakia
Couple
Deluxe Beach Front
Stayed 7 nights in March 2017

Excellent service, amazing resort, beautiful beach!”

This resort is amazing place. I stayed here 7 nights with my wife, which was our honeymoon trip. Even we were unfortunate with rainy weather, we had a great time. Outdoors - South Palms is outdoors resort with cottage style/small villa accommodation, all single story buildings which wouldnt give you a feeling of hotel style accommodation. Rooms are all along the resort private beach. Hotel stuff is very diligent in cleaning the resort beach and garden daily so you wouldnt see many fallen leaves and also they clean any seaweed from the beach shore. Of course expect that its open nature area therefore prepare your repellent. Reception and restaurant area uses Burtsbees kind of smell repellent which is not too intimidating and so there are no mosquitoes around. Restaurant - I would highlight breakfast, that one is amazing, great choice and every day new hot food bar. You literally dont need lunch that day if you eat well for breakfast. They also provide breakfast box in case you have some trip early morning, selection is quite wide and comes with drink, water and fresh fruit selection. Restaurants offer a la carte menu which has a bit limited selection and also is shared for their bar menu, reason is most likely their daily dinner options of all you can eat buffet with quite big choice. They also offer fresh fish selection, price is based on weight. I would say that quality of food is satisfactory and maintains its level, but do not expect high class restaurant specialties. Bar and restaurant offers variety of drinks and fresh fruit shakes. Prices are higher than you would found in Alona beach restaurants, but comparable to other separate resorts restaurants. Accommodation - we had a double room with ocean view, kind-sized bed. View was very nice and room was very clean. Housekeeping coming in the morning and also during dinner time. They offer great menu of pillows for best sleep which we used immediately as soft pillows did not suit us well. We had small flies ap

Reviewed April 11, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Giselle from United States
Family with young children
Deluxe Garden View
Stayed 3 nights in June 2017

Fantastic ”

It was our first time in Bohol and booked South Palms based on the great reviews and competitive pricing. The facilities are first rate. Having access to a private beach with no one trying to sell us something every 2 minutes was so great. Clean rooms, wonderful staff. My sons enjoyed the pool and free bikes. This resort is pretty secluded so the only con is that you can't really walk to other restaurants outside the resort. The restaurant on site is nice but somewhat pricey for the amount of food you get. The buffet breakfast included with our stay was really good. They changed the offerings everyday. We used their airport transport leaving the resort and the driver and customer service manager who escorted us were really friendly. We would definitely stay here again!

Reviewed July 30, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
May from Philippines
Family with young children
Deluxe Beach Front
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016

Our long weekend getaway!”

Bohol had always been very memorable to me and my husband since this is the place where we had our first out of town plane trip when we were still bf/gf. Now, we brought along our 2yr old son with us. Since our very handful toddler is with us, we wanted to stay in a private, beautiful and beachfront resort where we can just relax. Fortunately, we found South Palms Resort. Exclusivity indeed. Beachfront its is! The long stretch of the beach is amazing. We booked a deluxe beachfront room and we are very happy with it. The whole staff of the resort are very courteous and accommodating. They are kid friendly as well. When we dine in at Oceanica, they provided my son with his own kiddie plate, fork & spoon, and kiddie cup. That is definitely plus points for them! We would definitely be coming back to this resort and would gladly recommend it to our friends.

Reviewed August 30, 2016

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9.3
Exceptional
Maria from Philippines
Family with young children
Premium Beachfront Suite
Stayed 1 night in August 2015

An Amazing Place”

amazing private beach, really nice staff, great ambience

South Palms Resort is an amazing resort. We stayed at their Premium Beach Front which has direct access to the great beach from the bedroom and from the living room. It also has direct access to the pool. A small balcony with 2 chairs and a small table faces the beach and it's such a relaxing place to just sit and stare at the sea. There are also lounging chairs and tables, hammocks, and swinging beds at the beach which are other options for relaxation. The chairs by the pool have funky colors which adds to the ambiance. Lifeguards are always present by the pool and by the beach so you always feel safe as well. The bedroom has good working AC, big flat screen TV, a desk with big mirror, a big cabinet with bathrobes, slippers, iron, flashlight, and safety deposit box. There is no AC for the living room but it's ok because the breeze from the beach which enters via the sliding doors and the big screened windows provide adequate ventilation. Comfort and relaxation are very easy to achieve no matter at which part of the resort you decide to spend your time... whether inside the room or outside. If it's the night life that you like, the resort has free scheduled shuttle to and from Alona beach as well. But with a senior citizen and a child, we were very happy to just stay within the resort for quiet relaxation. Our reservation includes buffet dinner and breakfast and there were numerous selections in both instances. The resort staff are also all friendly and courteous. We wish we could have stayed in this wonderful relaxing place longer.

Reviewed August 22, 2015

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9.0
Exceptional
Ma. from Philippines
Couple
Deluxe Garden View
Stayed 2 nights in September 2014

Quiet, Relaxing, Soothing”

The beach, rooms and ambience of the resort

I loved it! At first I was surprised to find out that someone used my account to book a trip to South Palms. I even tried to cancel it via Agoda's customer care hotline. Apparently my husband wanted to surprise me. Good thing he did. The resort was amazing! Very private. There were bean bags at the beach which their guests can use. The sand was powdery creamy. Water was clear. There are hammocks scattered all over the property which you can use. Their food is pretty pricey though. Buffet breakfast for an additional head is P688 and dinner is P1,088. Transportation is at P800/trip (one way) within Panglao. You can also rent a car from them to tour parts of Bohol of P3,000+. Overall, I would stay there again.

Reviewed October 03, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Ralph-Joseph from Philippines
Family with teens
Deluxe Beach Front
Stayed 3 nights in February 2015

Good Place, Best staff”

Beach, Food, Staff

Me and my family booked the a room with sea view for 3 days 2 nights. The room we got was a sea side view room and it was awesome. Very clean and well maintained. For the tech savvy audience, the whole resort has a Wide Area Wireless network giving you internet connection everywhere. We stayed around valentines day so the resort was filled with couples. There was a couples buffet on a campfire on seaside that was great. Going there was easy, you can use the resorts pickup in the airport which will cost you some money or if you are in a limited budget, you can also rent a van or tricycle outside the airport. I dont recommend going with a tricycle if you have back problems. :-) The crew was very friendly also, from mangers, receptionist to maintenance guys around the hotel, you will always get that Filipino smile. Overall, the experience with South Palms Resorts was memorable and surely recommend this resort to others. I will definitely going back to this place.

Reviewed November 07, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Svetlara from Philippines
Couple
Deluxe Garden View
Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

Such a lovely place!”

We loved the place! We love how all the staff were very polite and accommodating. They were always greeting us and were always ready to assist us. There were a lot of choices in the breakfast buffet too which was great because I love breakfast buffets. The regular restaurant food though was expensive and has limited choices but they have free shuttle in the afternoon going to Alona at 3PM to 5PM so you can just go there to eat if you want cheaper choices. They will also assist you in getting a tricycle going outside of the resort since the entrance is not really near the reception roundabout. South Palms beach also has the most beautiful front beach among the resorts in Panglao so if you want to have a chill out of town without any activities, this is the best resort to stay at. It has two pools so if you don't feel like swimming at the beach then you can just use the pool. My husband and I will definitely go back here!

Reviewed January 24, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
frederick from Philippines
Family with young children
Deluxe Pool View
Stayed 1 night in September 2016

“Best Resort Relaxing Experience Ever””

We stayed at South Palms Resort for only a night but the experience in this hotel/resort/paradise is very remarkable and impressive. The place is so beautiful just like a paradise (day and night), feel the ambiance of which a relaxation is perfect, the beach is nice with a sand just like a powdered milk, with Spa at the beach front, not crowded, all the food are heaven, a little bit pricey but considerable (with a lot of option with their free buffet breakfast), with firedance show at night (saturday) and 100% of the people (i mean the crews/employees) are so nice, they are polite, cheerful and assist all the guest with joy all the time. Also, The Hotel is very generous where full of complimentaries are present even without asking or requesting what you need. The type of service they provide could be a benchmark for a resort with the same class. Me and My family enjoyed the stay a lot specialy my wife. One thing is very sure, this is a place where I will miss and sure to comeback for a longer staycation..

Reviewed September 13, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Christopher from Philippines
Family with young children
Deluxe Garden View
Stayed 3 nights in October 2015

We found Heaven in Panglao ”

White sand Beach. Nice Pools, Bambike (Bamboo Bike), Buffet Breakfast. The rooms are new, well designed, with free snacks and drinks.

For a Bohol first timer, we don't know what to expect, we're glad that we made the right decision to stay in South Palms Resort. Beautiful Long White Sand Beach, Infinity Pools, Bambike (Bamboo Bike) to tour the whole resort. Free snacks, Sea turtle stuff toy inside the room. Buffet breakfast. With free shuttle going to Alona Beach (15 minutes away) if you like crowded place. This is the best place in Bohol.

Reviewed November 02, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Donnabelle from Philippines
Family with teens
Deluxe Pool View
Stayed 3 nights in May 2017

2nd trip in less than 4 months”

We were looking forward to our summer family get together in Bohol and inspite of a scary medical emergency, everyone in South Palms did their utmost best to make it a memorable trip for us. Kudos to nurse Esmie who privided quick assistance & was instrumental in helping calm our nerves; Lucile from reservations who helped prepare the birthday surprise for our 2 celebrators; the wonderful & efficient service crew, notably Jonathan & Relyn who tirelessly did their job at the bar with genuine smiles on their faces. The other helpful crew worth mentioning are Knofler, Diolita, Jaypee, Hermes, Raymond, & chef Danny. Not to be forgotten are Lara, Nikka & Christine, wonderful ladies from the front office who always had warm smiles for the guests & thus made everyone feel so welcome. Keep up the great work guys! South Palms is what it is because of your personal touch.

Reviewed May 22, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Roma from Philippines
Couple
Deluxe Garden View
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Relaxing trip ❤️”

Excellent service, South Palms! From check-in to check-out, we were treated very nicely by everyone. All staff are nice and will always greet you when they see you. We had a very relaxing stay, and enjoyed the amenities specially the hammock and those (billiard table, tennis court etc) in the recreation area. Surprised to see those and the bikes and paddle board are free to use. I didnt like the pool because of the strong chlorine smell but it doesnt matter because I stayed there for the beach, which is not as fine as alona beach sand but definitely cleaner. The view there is also nicer, no boats on sight. the buffet breakfast food is also nice. I love this resort and wish we have this in Manila. I will definitely just stay here when I come back to Bohol ❤️

Reviewed October 22, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Janaia from Canada
Couple
Deluxe Beach Front
Stayed 4 nights in June 2016

Highly recommended! Very Pleased!!!”

Just got back from South Palms and as a travel vlogger I have to say this hotel exceeded my expectations. The view from my beach view room was refreshing each morning and I literally walked out my room to the beach. Sunsets were like a dream standing way out in the low tide. And swimming during the day was perfect with the morning high tide. Water was so clear you could see where you were standing (so don't fear sea urchins, you'll never step on them). Staff were helpful and very friendly. Food was delicious and a good mix of local and western dishes (side note: before booking I read a review that said the food wasn't good, don't believe this person. Unless you only eat boring bland foods, you'll love the selections). Wifi was slow, but it really made me focus on the reason why I was here in the first place. So PLEASE put your phones down (except for pictures hehehe), and soak up the sun. Lots to do off the resort and very accessible. I enjoy the bicycle zip lining and walking along the beach at nights to try some of the other restaurants and all were excellent! Live music everywhere! Alona Beach is minutes away for a little night life and souvenir shopping and the hotel has a dressed up local style shuttle to take you there and back for free. Happy 'Joyful Traveller' right here! 😎

Reviewed June 28, 2016

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