Bohol is a tropical island paradise in the Southern part of Philippines. From Manila, you can reach Bohol in just an hour by plane. It wasn’t a well-planned vacation on my part, but since I never got to swim with the whale sharks in Bicol (thanks to the typhoon!), I was itching to go diving somewhere and I thought of Bohol.
|Dive Thru Resort, Panglao Island, Bohol|
You will never run out of things to do in Bohol; from snorkelling to island hopping, to scuba diving, to visiting chocolate hills, seeing the endangered Tarsiers etc.—you will wish you have stayed longer. First thing I opted to do is island hopping!
|Boatman (he looks like a 14-yr old kid...and I have a feeling he is!)|
|Balicasag Island Marine Sanctuary, Bohol, Philippines|
|Is this Nemo? :)|
The underwater camera we purchased didn't work so I was forced to buy a plastic case for my Nokia N8 and I used it to take underwater pics. Too bad I couldn't take it with me deeper.
Next stop is Virgin Island...it is about 15 mins away from Balicasag Island.
|Virgin Island, Bohol Philippines|
Its pristine white sands, clear blue waters, and a relaxing island vibe sounds more like a cliche for beach bums who have had their fair share of awesome beaches, but this tiny island (more like a sandbar), took my breath away.
|Tourists in Virgin Island|
|I don't think these people minded getting burnt too! :)|